Hi there hoping you can help me
My Focus is playing up and before i spend any more money on it i would like some other opinions on what could be causing the issues.
Baught in September 2010, no issues at all, started first time on the button, fast forward to the cold snap we had in december car had been left for 4 days, it fired up but cut out 30secs later and would not restart.
Due to needing to get to work i made other arrangements and left the car for a week - finally get RAC out who diagnosed frozen fuel lines - car had been sitting in the shade at around -10 to -15 where it was (he tryed jump start, didn't work, sprayed some easy start into air box and it would turn but not on it's own) - Car is finally towed 9hrs later home where it sat for another week before i could have any one look at it.
Car back with me on Xmas Eve, me now 375 quid lighter (starter motor had been killed by the constant attempts to turn it over and a part from the injection pump (sits between the tank and the pump and operates electronicly) )
It was fine, no lumpyness, rough idel, smoke or knock, i had been to manchester and back and the car had been fine.
Q Wednesday last week when i went to start it for work and well it sounded like a bag of spanners and the volume of smoke :s
I've had the injectors looked at and 2 out of the four where blocked, these have been cleaned but this has made no difference; the symptoms i have are
Rough idel and allmost sounds like the car is going to cut out, and before where i could just slowly let the clutch up and th car would pull it's self now results in the car cutting out.
The volume of smoke out the back is worrying, it's white and smells like diesel (not black or blue/gray)
It sounds like a bag of spanners, it feels like it will shake it's self to bits
Lack of power, so in tandam with the rough idel is the lack of power and it will rush, before the car would easy pull from 1100rpm now it's waiting till closer to 1900rpm when the turbo kicks in and you get some power but it's still lacking the punch it use to give.
The car is not eating oil and theres no white resadue on the cap.
Before i go any further with this or spend any more money are there any options i an try before i decide what to do ?