My wagon R giving black smoke too much ,oil level deficits 1 litter per 300 km,engine is remake now.problem is not solved.

The reported exhaust problem with Ford Explorers occur against a backdrop of a police officer losing consciousness at the wheel of an Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility in August and striking a civilian’s vehicle in Massachusetts.

We’ve trawled the Ford owners forums and it’s agreed that you are able to refill the eolys tank yourself. Weather or not this is a good idea is not my call. It’s part of your vehicles service schedule (75k we understand) and we would sway towards just letting them do it. It may add around £100 to your bill but at least you know its the right fluid and it’s done correctly.

Unlike VAG cars, Fords don’t seem to have the chronic DPF sensor issues plaguing it unlike VW, Skoda, Audi and Seat diesel models. Much of our investigation has shown that Ford’s DPF systems are on the whole pretty good. Unfortunately you still won’t be able to escape DPF issues for the entire cars lifetime as the ASH produced from diesel engines can not be burnt off during a DPF regeneration. 

Ford says it believes the issues in the police vehicles are caused by aftermarket modifications that require wiring access holes to be drilled in the rear of the vehicle that are not sealed properly. Those holes do not exist on the Explorer sold to consumers and the automaker contends it has not seen the same issue with the regular SUV.

My car is taking out white smoke at the exhaust and when I stopped I sow oil coming out of exhaust.what myb the problem?

“We bought this vehicle brand new, the dealer has tried multiple times to find the cause of the issue and try to fix it, still not resolved,” the driver, who was not identified, wrote to NHTSA. “The said odor is very strong that it gives us chest pains, headache and nausea. One of my kids does have a severe allergy and my other kid is a special need child, we would need to drive the car with windows down in order for us to use the car.”

At least two police departments have pulled their Police Interceptor Utility vehicles from the road over related safety concerns. The SUV is made on the same platform as the consumer Explorer and recently became the most popular police vehicle in the country.

Halfords offer DPF cleaning services but please save your money and buy some DPF cleaning fluid yourself, its a total rip off. More here about Halfords DPF cleaning services.

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Have a look at the oil being used?
ACEA recommend “C” catogory oils for use with DPFs.
With DPFS there are two issues. Soot and ash.
Soot you can “burn off” regenerate but ASH builds up and does not burn off and over a time period can block the filter.

My car is taking out white smoke at the exhaust and when I stopped I sow oil coming out of exhaust.what myb the problem?

The mighty Fiesta. Its been the number one selling car in the UK for longer than we can care to remember. Unfortunately the super-mini has been equipped with a DPF filter since before 2006. Please find below extracts from the manual.

Having it done by Ford could be in your favor if you have a complaint or issue within your warranty period, even though DPF filters are not commonly covered by even the most inclusive of vehicle warranties. 

This is a Genuine Ford part, designed and engineered by Ford Motor Company. To find other Genuine Ford parts, search Amazon by the Ford part number. Customer will be contacted if core charge is applicable to order. The core charge will be refunded when the core is returned at the customer's expense.

As you will see – Ford are a very unspecific with regards to the exact speed and RPM required. I would aim for about 70MPH in 4th or 5th (6th gear dependent). The revs should be in excess of 2000RPM. Please note that excessive sustained revs (RPM) will not aid the regeneration process, don’t waist your fuel or damage your engine. 

NHTSA launched a preliminary investigation into the Explorer’s apparent exhaust problems in July 2016. The agency escalated the inquiry in July of this year, saying it is now conducting an engineering analysis to determine “the root cause, frequency and safety consequence” of exhaust manifold cracks that are believed to be causing a low level of carbon monoxide detectability in the SUVs. The cracks are believed to be a possible explanation for the exhaust odors that drivers have complained about.

The Dearborn company said the fix, which covers the model years 2011-2017, involves reprogramming the vehicles’ air conditioners, replacing lift-gate drain valves and inspecting the sealing of the rear of the vehicle in an effort to reduce “the potential for exhaust to enter the vehicle.”

The process from the other Mondeo is exactly the same as both the other Focus and Fiesta guidance. Here’s the pages from the manual.

Ford 913d specifications show Sulphated Ash no greater 1.3 -Cross over to ACEA A5/B5 which show the ash content no greater 1.6)so these oils can contain a high ash content.
Mid Ash is below 0.8.

The agency said in July that no substantive data or actual evidence such as blood samples showing evidence of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Ford says it believes the issues in the police vehicles are caused by aftermarket modifications that require wiring access holes to be drilled in the rear of the vehicle that are not sealed properly. Those holes do not exist on the Explorer sold to consumers and the automaker contends it has not seen the same issue with the regular SUV.

NHTSA has been reluctant to launch a full-scale recall of either version of the Explorer.

We’ll be adding to this article over time  so if you have another Ford Transit, Kuga, Ka etc.. and have any experiences (good or bad) with your DPF then please let us know in the comments. 

If i park my car for a week it.has hard starts but if the weather is warm it Will start. What might be the cause

You can find out more about these additives on our on our DPF cleaning page.

to add to your list of DPF woes, i have a 2015 focus which a main ford dealer has failed to repair or EVEN diagnose on 3 separate occasions. The symptoms as described by other ford focus drivers are all evident on mine. Out of desperation i took the car to another ford dealer who diagnosed the fault as the dpf would not regenerate, and hence required replacement.The car has been with the dealer for 3 weeks! i am told that the dpf is on” back order”, as there are no new ones in the country!! To make matters even worse the lease company who i lease the car from, and ford were arguing about who was going to foot the bill,for the 1st week, even bearing in mind that the car has done around 80,000 miles. i have always been a ford fan, but this experience WILL make me buy a different make of car later this year when my lease is up for renewal.

NHTSA said its preliminary testing suggests carbon monoxide levels “may be elevated in certain driving scenarios,” but it said the significance and effect of those levels remains are being evaluated as part of an ongoing engineering analysis.

Hi there my problem is my car oil coming from exhaust pls I need help to know what is problem

NHTSA said its preliminary testing suggests carbon monoxide levels “may be elevated in certain driving scenarios,” but it said the significance and effect of those levels remains are being evaluated as part of an ongoing engineering analysis.

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Its contained in a little tank behind the fuel tank any is added to the fuel system automatically. It’s suggest that the tank should be refilled every 37500 miles and if for any reason its empty the car will throw up an error and not attempt any form of DPF regeneration. At presenf we’re unsure if it caused any type of limp home mode or power loss with the eolys error.

Hi there my problem is my car oil coming from exhaust pls I need help to know what is problem

Ford Exhaust Problem Solved

At least two police departments have pulled their Police Interceptor Utility vehicles from the road over related safety concerns. The SUV is made on the same platform as the consumer Explorer and recently became the most popular police vehicle in the country.

DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER

My car is taking out white smoke at the exhaust and when I stopped I sow oil coming out of exhaust.what myb the problem?

The DPF forms part of the emissions reduction systems fitted to your vehicle. It filters harmful diesel particulates (soot) from the exhaust gas. Regeneration WARNING Do not park or idle your vehicle over dry leaves, dry grass or other combustible materials. The DPF regeneration process creates very high exhaust gas temperatures and the exhaust will radiate a considerable amount of heat during and after DPF regeneration, and after you have switched the engine off. This is a potential fire hazard.

We’ve not been doing too much digging about the DPF systems, issues and regeneration processes for other DPF equipped Fords.  However we suspect that with Ford’s common engine platforms they will also make use of DPF Fluid (eolys) additive and have similar regeneration conditions and requirements.

Dear my Nissan qashqai giving white smoke at start. Went to mechanic as it started missing mechanic changed all plugs and replaced one coil.now smoke is not coming but when I start I seen signs of oil drip from exhaust.
Pls reply

A Manual DPF regeneration at a Ford or independent garage will cost you upwards of £200. We suggest that before you hand over the keys try out one of the many DPF cleaning additives available. These additives are added to the fuel tank and work by helping reduce the the temperature which the soot blocking your DPF burns off. You’ll still need to take the car for a run and meet certain criteria (as above) but it just might save you over £200 in unneeded repair bills. We appreciate that the Ford DPF fluid (eolys) is designed to do such a job but for the sake of a tenner its well worth a shot before you hand over your hard earned cash for a manual DPF regeneration or even DPF replacement.