I have a frustrating problem with my titanium X tdci 2.2. Recently a warning light started coming on inside the car, there was nothing unusual about the way i was driving the coil light started to flash and i lost a lot of power in the car. I since discovered this is referred to as limp mode. Ever since then the problem has been getting worse, if i drive very carefully and slowly or if i hammer the gears, the light decides sometimes to come on and sometimes not to. Also to coincide with this light, there was a really noticeable whooshing sound on decelleration or changing gears with higher revs.
I have taken the car to Ford and had them examine it. They told me its an EGR valve that needs replacing. I have also taken the car to an independent garage who have removed the EGR valve and tested it and told me there is nothing wrong with the valve.
Ford want £££'s to replace with a new EGR valve but I am not convinced this will resolve the issue and dont want to throw endless amounts of cash at this problem as it doesnt seem like a simple valve unless i am mistaken.
Another point - somebody told me that because i dont drive many miles that the EGR valve is choking up, and i was advised to drive the car's engine until warm every time i use it. However for about 1 and a half years of owning this vehicle i havent had a single problem with it until the first occurence of this.
Please can somebody help me! I am at the end of my rope on this one...
p.s. mods please move to the correct forum if this isnt it