I have a 2004 Mondeo TDCi 130 (230,000 miles - yes you read correctly). 12 months ago had a new set of injectors fitted and car ran fine until about a month ago. I now have two problems, although I wonder if they are related - I suspect they may be.
First problem occurs on starting from cold, engine does one of two things. 1 - fires up but only idles at about 600rpm and will not rev. after anything from 10 seconds to 1 minute idle speed increases to about 750-800 rpm and engine behaves normally. 2 - fires up but revs are "all over the place" - anything between 500 and 1500 - and lots of "blue smoke".
Second problem occurs when I "wind it up" above about 3500 rpm, at which point car goes into "safe" mode and glow plug warning light flashes. This element of problem disappears if I stop the car, turn off and re-start.
I have had injectors checked by a specialist who advised all OK and readings within acceptable parameters. Local Ford dealer (who I must admit I do not trust one iota) says I need a new turbo-charger!?
My local garage checked out and advises two codes logged - P1608 (injection pump internal fault) and P2263 (unknown fault - turbo boost pressure performance problem). I am told one fault could trigger the other and replacement of injection pump is going to set me back something in excess of £1000.
Does any body have any suggestions - apart from drive the car into the nearest deep water and forget about it?