It is thought that 80% of Ford DPF problems can be directly linked to the failure of Fuel Vapour Valves, which is why Lucas has developed our own OE range.
Lucas’s OE FVVs are electronically heated glow plugs that evaporate the diesel fuel, then inject it into the exhaust gas stream directly before the DPF. The FVV incinerates particulate matter without oil dilution and requires no additional cooling, helping to improve fuel economy and CO2 emissions. It also enables more frequent DPF regeneration with low load conditions and when idling, allowing for an extended operating range.
Compared to injectors, Lucas FVVs require less mixing length with easy installation and replacement for technicians. No special tools are required.
Causes of Failure:
Nozzle Clogging, Soot Build Up
DPF Failure, Poor Driveability