Turbo , Ad-Blue, DPF & P0045 DTC Faults on Euro 6 RWD Transit.

Look on your turbo’s electrical wiring loom connector & you ‘ll see 1 or more broken wires, fix them & the turbo will start working again. The adblue also. You’ll need to do a manual ( static) regen on the DPF system if the system has been at fault for more than say 50 miles. Ford have identified an issue on this connector design & copper wire quality & have released an updated part #2205233 which has a more effective exit angle from the connector. The copper used is no longer from recycled washing machines either, its now the good stuff, hand mined by Namibian child slaves. This wiring issue alone will give rise to adblue faults as the DPF function is disabled once any turbo or DPF wire is broken, , with no corresponding DTC’s

1st pic show’s the area of interest.

Temporary fix on the white wire ( soldered & heat shrinked ) while i am awaiting the upgraded part & you can see the blue & also the slate coloured one starting to fail also. Final pic is the upgraded part , which has it’s wiring exiting the connector at a right angle via a plastic leg.

& finally a long video saying exactly what i have already said here.

Emails:

Hi, I’m trying to source a wire repair harness for the Adblue system. I followed the forum chat and found a part # quoted as 2205233. Have contacted Ford parts online and await a reply. Also contacted Tomo parts but they require a tag number from the wire loom. Can’t find a tag hanging on the existing loom. Would you have a tag number for this part please?

When starting vehicle an error message pops up advising no start in 130 miles and to add Adblue. This needs the repair to remove the message but it also comes up with ‘exhaust filter blocked, service required’. Do you know a fix for this without having the van offline for a service please?

Many thanks for your site and any assistance you can offer.

All the best,
Charlotte

Vantuner replied :

Hi, that part number brings up hits on UK ebay. Once fitted ,  drive it &  you should get a message on the dash saying “drive to regen” or similar , if so drive on the motorway, 5th gear with RPM at anything  above 2500 until message clears . If you dont get a message, try deleting any fault codes, & re-try, failing that the DPF may need a static regeneration, depending on how long the turbo fault has been present , consequently how blocked the  DPF filter is.  The adblue fault should disappear automatically once DPF is happy.

Aftermarket Cruise Control Switches – Ford Transit MK7

I saw a van today for cruise activation that had the aftermarket switches fitted, which is possible by cutting out a section of the steering wheel rubberised lower section. The cruise didn’t work after activation. Customer said he had to cut away part of the plug & was then faced with 2 choices on how to plug in the connector. Had no time to check the work beyond measuring the resistance of the switch circuit. It measured 2.1Megohms, thats about 2 million Ohms more than what it should be. Pressing the various cruise buttons had no effect. I’ll update the blog if the customer get’s to the bottom of it, but for now , the previous advice still applies – get yourself a Transit wheel with buttons from a high spec transit , or choose one from a CMAX MK1 ( 2003-2007). Try Breakerlink.com if ebay yields no result on your search. & stop looking for Focus MK2 wheels, as most are incompatible, which is annoying as they look 10 times better.

2014 Connect “MK2” 75ps 1600 TDCI Tuning result.

Well here is a 1st , a 75ps Connect MK2. I have only done 95 & 115ps versions up till now but am pleased to say the 75 makes the same power as the 95, I.E 120ps. Hugely improved. 115ps models will make about 133ps, & the differences in engine hardware are the reason. I have lost my notes but Turbo & DPF are the culprits from what i recall from studying Fords’s excellent Microcat parts system when the Mk2 came out..

Christmas 2018

Well it’s Christmas again & vantuner still isn’t giving a discount, but it is easier to book as less owners are getting work done this month.  As for general news, new vehicles covered etc, there is almost none but i have worked out an easy ( cheaper) way for speed limiter removal for  late model Corsa D speed limiters, of about 2011 vintage, just before that real ugly bastard fiat doblo clone version  was released.  

Need more power ? more sarcasm ? call or whats-app me on  07956 555 666. Office hours, monday to saturday. 

Updated UK MOT regulations as of May 2018

Aimed primarily at those who disable emissions control equipment like DPF system’s the new MOT reg’s  include a more thorough physical check of the DPF system, so no  just cutting a hole /hatch in the DPF filter body to remove its filter media,  you’ll need to open & weld it back along a  seam. There’s still no check on its or the  EGR systems efficiency much beyond a basic smoke check. Other MOT regs update include a lit or malfunctioning MIL lamp being a fail, & physically checking EGR is connected  & present.

Making these systems reliable is the only way to thwart the desire to delete these systems though as hugely expensive & problematic repair options continue to override the public health concerns of owners with afflicted vehicles.  We could all go electric i suppose, but  then i’d have nothing much left to tune. I couldn’t even find DRIVE on my mates Tesla last week, so bollox to actually remapping it.

Australia & Iveco Daily Immobiliser problems

Vantuner see’s a fair few Iveco Daily van ecu’s that need the immobiliser switching from the UK & of late , from Australia also.

Intermittent starting problems or a flashing key code light on the dash is a tell tale sign of a failed or failing immobiliser, cranking but not starting.  Its easily remedied but involves sending the engine ecu to me in the UK.

The job itself isn’t expensive as the are not expensive van’s  & a return fast courier takes about 3 days & costs £33 for 2003 to 2011 models  & £51 for the earlier,  heavier ecu ,  up to 2003 model. That’s an uninsured price, which isn’t a big problem on these as the ecu’s are cheap used fairly easily programmed to suit your vehicle just from info gained from your VIN.

 

More general info can be found on the main Iveco Daily Starting problems  / immo page , here.

Glasgow Transit Tuning Centre gets an important upgrade

Dan  @ In Transit Garage in Strathaven near Glasgow,  Vantuners Scottish  representative  &  true ford transit  expert , now has the latest ford tuning hardware  & can remap all current (as of Nov 2017) ford vans  via the van’s diagnostic socket, this makes tuning quicker , safer & easier to adjust .

New additions :

1.6 & 1.5 2014 onwards Transit Connect Mk2

2.0 Transit Mk8 & Transit Custom

2.2 Transit & Transit Custom from about 2012 on.

For bookings & info Dan can be reached on 01357 521531 or directly on 07872 320173

2012 Transit 140 Sport – MPG & Top Speed – update after 60k.

On  recent 1500 mile run to Germany.

125mph on GPS

& 34 mpg on the on-board computer averaging 85mph

60k miles done so far on the current tune.

The Michelin Pilot Sport 4’s are doing 18k on the front also which is pretty impressive, although it is a £200 tyre !

Power wise, its the usual maxed out tune that these Euro 5 engine’s seem to  lap up  – so circa 180ps /420nm.

Latest Transit & Transit Custom TuningSpeed Limiter Removal – (2017 Panther Engine 2.0 Euro 6)

Ford’s 2017 Transit Mk8 & Transit Custom,  now has an updated engine – the “Panther” 2.0  – complying to Euro 6 emissions specifications.

Available in 3 models there’s also an auto option, finally !.

105ps 360nm

130ps 385nm

170ps 420nm

As of June 2017 , thanks to the usual Italian hacker, they can now be tuned & delimited with all models capable of great gains in power & torque. Like most Ford diesels power varies a little from 1 van to the next but 190ps  /460nm is the ballpark figure.

Many tuning companies will quote  a little more to get you in the door, i quote what they really make, measured on a top quality dyno setup,  & get customers who value honesty, over hype, just like myself. They can be tuned without opening the ECU as well now so less concern for water ingress after the tuning or warranty considerations.

Most enquires i receive ask about the safely of the engines once tuned but like many models in various manufacturers ranges , one engine is used & its differing ECU firmware that determines the output power level.

Warranty concerns are usual, but Ford, like most manufacturers, cant tell it’s been done. V.A.G & MB can currently but that’s it.

So with lumps making up to 170 stock, 190 isn’t  pushing anything. The 105 & 130 are just detuned 170’s, thats one way of looking at it anyway 🙂 another tuning option that may be unique to vantuner is a stealth factory power  level  change,  it’s not done via the switch like the factory does it during setup  , but its does not change any fuel or boost maps either. Call for more details.

As a footnote to engine specs & types, a 2.2 Euro 6 is available on a MK8 mini bus chassis – most commonly as a 125ps  –  these make 175ps once tuned & for off highway use like airports, DPF & Adblue systems removal is available.