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lonna7
Hi All
newbie here looking for some help!!!!
i have a focus 2007 1.8 tdci when i sit in the car with it just idleing their is very strong smell of fumes starting to come into the car had in the garage once but said they couldnt find anything exhaust was solid ,now when i pull away from junctions etc in 2nd gear car is starting to judder badley even had to stop once cause it would pick up ,wondered if the 2 problems were connected or 2 seperate issues any advice or help would be gratefully received
thanx Lonna
johnH
the smell fumes is from middlesbrough :P haha nah i get this smell only very slightly on a cold start...had the bonnet open once and found a small poof of smoke coming from back of engine block...i put it down to being normal operation and from what i read the egr can do this.

as for the juddering, check to see if you have any fault codes logged, check the dash trick sticky thread on this forum, it will tell you. other than that i had juddering at high speeds...get a mech or someone competant with cars to check fuel filter.
jeebowhite
[quote name='johnH' timestamp='1299594420' post='117469']
the smell fumes is from middlesbrough :P haha nah i get this smell only very slightly on a cold start...had the bonnet open once and found a small poof of smoke coming from back of engine block...i put it down to being normal operation and from what i read the egr can do this.

as for the juddering, check to see if you have any fault codes logged, check the dash trick sticky thread on this forum, it will tell you. other than that i had juddering at high speeds...get a mech or someone competant with cars to check fuel filter.
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Aaaah the good old (potential) Fuel Filter problem... Damn the cheapness!

I agree with the EGR valve comment - how many miles has your car done, and when was the last major service?the fumes could be coming from the engine block and through the cabin filter. Is the car overheating at all? and if you had to describe the fumes, would they be smokey, diesely, or just a tainted smell?
lonna7
[quote name='jeebowhite' timestamp='1299606133' post='117515']
Aaaah the good old (potential) Fuel Filter problem... Damn the cheapness!

I agree with the EGR valve comment - how many miles has your car done, and when was the last major service?the fumes could be coming from the engine block and through the cabin filter. Is the car overheating at all? and if you had to describe the fumes, would they be smokey, diesely, or just a tainted smell?




thanx for replys cars done 50k booked in next week for service hope this will sort problems fumes are strong diesel oily exhausty smell
lonna7
thanx for replys car has done 50k and smell after standing idle has strong diesel oily exhuasty smell booked in for service next week hope this will sort problems
jeebowhite
[quote name='lonna7' timestamp='1299612213' post='117522']
thanx for replys car has done 50k and smell after standing idle has strong diesel oily exhuasty smell booked in for service next week hope this will sort problems
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I wonder if there isnt a full seal around the cyclinders / plugs (not an expert by any means) but I would say check it. If it smells of diesel, it could just be vapour of the diesel leaking and then coming through the engine bay / cabin filters and thus your smell!
johnH
i get exactly the same smell on a cold start after the car has sat for around 4 days. but it lasts no more than 30 secs tho...like i said before i get a little "poof" of black smoke, from back of engine block, i put it down to oil burning near egr and being totally normal. (not totally sure of location of egr) but when the smoke comes from back of engine its definately getting near cabin filter and bang...its in the cabin.

but if yours is lasting a long time definately something is wrong and needs to be checked out.
lonna7
well just thought id let you know as you had the curtesy to reply i had the car in garage today and it was the injector seal which had broken so new one fitted all happy can now smell my air freshners again ha ha ha
jeebowhite
[quote name='lonna7' timestamp='1299703363' post='117669']
well just thought id let you know as you had the curtesy to reply i had the car in garage today and it was the injector seal which had broken so new one fitted all happy can now smell my air freshners again ha ha ha
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I was close!! not too bad for a non-mech! lol Glad you got it sorted, hopefully it wasnt a cost of 100 diagnosis and 0.30p for the part!


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