Thursday, 22 February 2018

Problem with a FORD FOCUS 1.8L TDCi 2001

Failing diesel emissions test and black smoking. No fault codes stored or faults found. 

The fault was cured by adding Forté Advanced Formula DieselTreatment to the fuel tank and carrying out an extended road test. 

Emissions retest passed and black smoke cured. 

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Problem with a RANGE ROVER 2.7L TDV6 2007

Engine misfire, suspect fault due to contaminated injectors. 

The fault was cured by adding Forté Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment to the fuel tank and carrying out an extended road test.

Thanks to Jason at Marshams in Maidstone, Kent. 

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Problem with a FIAT PUNTO 2001 1.9L JTD 82K

Failed diesel emissions test at 6.4m-1 and black smoking. No fault codes stored or faults found. 

The fault was cured by adding Forté Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment to the fuel tank and carrying out an extended road test. 

Emissions retest passed at 1.6m-1 and black smoke cured.             

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Problem with a CITROËN XSARA PICASSO 2.0L HDi 2003 111K

Intermittent non-start and cutting out fault code stored for low fuel pressure. After further investigation the fuel pressure was low when checked and metal filings were found in the fuel filter.

The fault was cured by cleaning the fuel filter housing and replacing the fuel filter and adding Forté Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment into the fuel filter and the fuel tank. The fuel pressure was restored and engine running smoother.

Thanks to Clive at C R Autos in Orpington, Kent.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Problem with a VOLVO XC90 2.4L D5 2004 120k

Lack of power, running in limp mode and engine cutting out. Fault codes stored relating to fuel pressure.

The fault was cured by adding 2 x Forté Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner and Forté Diesel Turbo Cleaner into the fuel tank, the car was then taken on an extended road test. The customer also reported that the fault was cured and the vehicle performance was restored.

Thanks to Neil at Bridge Garage in Chorlton, Manchester.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Problem with a VW GOLF 1.6 L 16v Petrol 2002 90k

Failing MOT emissions test at fast idle CO 1.32%. Fault codes stored P0140 oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 2 no signal, P1105 oxygen sensor heater circuit bank 1 sensor 2 short to battery positive & P1176 lambda correction bank 1 sensor 2 control limit reached. The throttle body was cleaned, coolant temperature sensor and EVAP system operation checked and both catalytic converters and front lambda sensor were replaced. Fault not cured and still failing emissions test.

The fault was cured by cleaning the intake system with Forté Valve Cleaner as per instructions and adding 2 x Forté Petrol Specialist Injector Cleaner into the fuel tank. After treatment the vehicle was taken on an extended road test, emissions retested and passed.

Thanks to Paul at Dave Coles Garage Gosport Ltd in Gosport, Hampshire.
 

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Problem with a FIAT DUCATO 2.2 L HDi 2007 97k

Misfiring under load and loss of power, various fault codes stored for injector faults.

The fault was cured by adding 2 x Forté Diesel Specialist Injector Cleaner into the tank, running the engine on idle for 30 minutes and carrying out an extended road test. After the road test the misfire was cured and the power was restored. The owner also reported 2 weeks later that the van had never run so well.

Thanks to Matt at Sandercocks of Bodmin in Bodmin, Cornwall.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Problem with a CITROËN C3 1.6 L HDi 2004 68k

Failing emissions test due to excessive black smoke, vehicle only used for short journeys.

The fault was cured by adding Forté Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment into the tank and carrying out a 20 mile road test. After the road test there was only slight black smoke from the exhaust, emissions retested and passed.

Thanks to John at Car Colston Service Station in Car Colston, nr Bingham, Nottinghamshire.