Wow! Based on my grade-school math, 1200 kms ~= 750 miles? Were the any messages in the IPC beyond the Check Engine icon? I see Emissions in the title, so I am assuming that was the message in the IPC? Picture?
Pretty poor new ownership experience = please post back with what the dealer finds...
Like @Dunrollin said, it might be something simple or could be something serious, which is why he asked for codes.
I agree 100% with you that this should not happen on a brand new vehicle with less than 1000 miles on it, but there is no manufacturer that has ever built a car with no ownership issues, and besides your inconvenience, your dealer (or any dealer) should resolve for you. Your only recourse may be to slam Ford in your new owner survey if you haven't submitted that already.
The amount of data/information available via FORScan is amazing and daunting. I strongly recommend owners invest in a OBDii adapter (can get USB cable version for less than $50) and FORScan software. In addition to using FORScan programming for changing factory defaults (see my signature), you can also use FORScan for monitoring and diagnostics. I carry a wireless OBDii adapter in my car and can use my iPhone for monitoring and viewing diagnostics (OBD codes) so I can get some insight to at least what is going on.
These trucks (and most new vehicles) are black boxes with lots of independent systems and without FORScan, you are beholden to your dealership to diagnose any issues. I also use the diagnostics to keep my dealership's Service Department honest and they look at me sideways when I drop my truck off for service and tell them they need to fix codes; e.g. FORScan code B148E - Front Camera
Out of all of the toys and add-ons I have bought for my F150s, my wireless OBDLink MX+ adapter ($79) and a lifettime FORScan license ($49) and probably the best investment I have made. If you are interested, you can read up here in this thread I created for new users: START HERE: New FORScan user education
Please post back with any codes from your Service RO (Repair Order) as it helps us build an owner knowledge base here where we might be able to help others diagnose the same code and how to handle getting it resolved.
Its not so much that the truck has issues it's the dozens of people that told me I was nuts for buying a diesel....lol....now IF they find out it **** the bed on me I will never hear the end of it....that and buying a Ford....
Honestly I like the truck so far and was getting better than 30mpg(Metric) on highway....
I will change this DPF and IF anything else goes on emissions I will be getting a DOF delete and tune from AMDP.
What are the engine hours? There's a chance that the truck spent a fair amount of time idling and being moved around the lot before you took ownership.
It obviously sucks you had issues but at least it's warranty and free of charge to fix.
@350 Mag - yes, that is exactly how the system is supposed to work.
=> Expect 125-150 miles between regens for local city driving (assumes complete regen back to 0%)
=> Up to a max of 300 miles between regens if all you do is highway mileage
Ford decided to bury when your truck is in regen from the end user and your average mileage between regens.
Your active regen state, DPF Full %, average mileage between regens (green), mileage between last 5 regens (aqua), and mileage when DPF Full vs Over Limit (yellow) can be exposed via FORScan programming & monitoring:
The other DPF related PIDs not highlighted are the sensors/measures that are used to help determine when the DPF is full and to trigger an Active Regen if other conditions are met; e.g. EGTs (Exhaust Gas Temperatures above 580F)
The following FORScan monitoring display shows an Active Regen in progress:
Above is a screen capture of my best distance between regens ever, where I did a bunch of back-to-back highway trips and hit the 300 mile max on 3 of my last 5 regens. You can see here how the DPF_REGEN_% (1st column of 2nd row) is at 100% and all four (4) EGTs (Exhaust Gas Temperatures in bottom row) are near over 1000F -- this is indicative of an Active Regen in progress where the ECM dumps additional fuel after the exhaust cycle to raise the temperature of the DPF to burn off all of the diesel particulates accumulated in the DPF.
Because Ford buries all of this information, you as an owner are "driving blind" and have no idea when your truck in in Active Regen or if you have successfully completed a full Regen back down to 0% Full. All of the above is what I call the dirty & secret side of diesel vehicle ownership with all of these new emissions systems.
Good news if that you are doing primarily highway driving, so you shouldn't have any issues with DPF regen cycles if your DPF and SCR emission systems are working as designed. I worry about to those owners who do primarily city driving (like me!) and aren't actively managing their active regens via FORScan, as these are the trucks I expect to have DPF plugging issues at some point earlier than the owner expects....
Good information, thanks and a Happy 4th of July! I am one of those mostly city drivers and the dpf fills up real fast some times, it is a little scary. Sure wish there was a way to install a switch to turn regen on when I am just running around.
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