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OK its not a T4, but number 2 son just parked his Focus 1.8TDCI next to my multivan so its related...sort ofA:

But he had sparks drifting out from his exhaust. When he reved the engine a cluster of burning sparks (Particulates I assume) came from the exhaust. He had just driven back from work so the engine was hot.

I can only think it has a particulate filter that burns them off when the exhuast is up to full temp. But I have never seen it on any other diesel I have owned do this. I believe some newer diesels have particulate burners.

It stopped after a while of ticking over and everything looks right with no warning lights and it sounds fine.

Any one got any thoughts ????:*

Ta David :)
 

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Your right on thinking its the particulate filter.
They have a 'burn off' cycle when they drop below a certain efficiency.
It dosent happen that often though.
Phew...thanks. He has just spent a fortune on his car on standard service stuff that need fixing...if anything else was going wrong I think it would do for him.

And the bankof Dad is getting thin!I:

In the dark it was quite impressive though.T:

Thanks, David
 
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