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Megger
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Hi,

My 98 1.8TD failed it's smoke emission test during the MOT. It measured 3.2 when the limit was 3.0.
The examiner told me to run 2 bottles of injector cleaner through a 1/4 tank and drive it quite hard taking it up to 4000rpm in 3rd gear etc. But his recommended dose is equal to running 8 times the recommended dose on the bottle!
Is there a chance I'll damage my fuel pump due to lack of lubrication etc?

Thanks
 

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The never ending project is close to finishing
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USE 10K BOOST available from halfords, works wonders! Make sure you get the diesel version, just used the petrol one on a fiesta HSC engine, Co was up at 5.34 :whistling: when max was 0.30!! Hc was over also. Sprayed this stuff in a took it all well down¬ Co went down 0.11 :L
 

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Now in the Far East...
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gaz812uk said:
mix in 25% veg oil, it wont hurt the car at all, and will bring your emissions down 20-25%... :L
well i would only say that is a last measure.... bear in mind the lucas pump in the mondeo doesn't like veg oil at all...

And that's the main reason i am still running on forecourt diesel than SVO....

Phil
 

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tonygreen said:
Hi,

My 98 1.8TD failed it's smoke emission test during the MOT. It measured 3.2 when the limit was 3.0.
The examiner told me to run 2 bottles of injector cleaner through a 1/4 tank and drive it quite hard taking it up to 4000rpm in 3rd gear etc. But his recommended dose is equal to running 8 times the recommended dose on the bottle!
Is there a chance I'll damage my fuel pump due to lack of lubrication etc?

Thanks
Nope wont effect the car in anyway i have run cars on that to get me to the petrol station before. It will get the emissions down do it just b4 you goin back for the retest.
 

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MEG Corporal
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we use forte at work,
used it on 306d which was hard starting, would'nt rev, & smoked.
filled the filter up twice & was gob smacked at the result !
(i was about to change the pump)
give it a go ! what you got to lose ?
 

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it will definitely smell different... and they won't really mind unless i think..
 
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