2 liter tdci estate ghia x 2004/5
always given me a head ache so after some good advice got the infamous tensioner done with belt ,original ford parts , jak d ripper price but i got a staff discount , got the service parts aswell oil, filters and and fuel filter changed and air filter,
took of egr ,2nd time , gunked up bad,took of manifold ,omg was that gunked up or what!!! used a good old degreaser from a mates bus garage,took a few hours but eventually got the egr and manifold spotless,,, intercooler pipe was split,, only bought it about a 18 months ago and the bugger split again.
again original ford ,,just for intercooler pipe is about £55 before staff discount! wat a skank!
power steering pipe from reservoir was knackered , changed dat as well! topped up power steering fluid.
after all that and sum good old fashioned elbow grease replaced all nakerd parts and filters and car was ready to start,
actually sounds like a diesel now.. was gonna change crank pulley but thought bolox to it!
runs sweet now, but !!! always a but
when on cold start getting a knocking sound, horrible , not the belt or tensioner, checked!
at cold idle, sound is exaggerated when i slightly raise revs sound goes away, when i let it idle again sound cums back, also when i press clutch down half way sound goes away,, so what i do now is when i start the motor on cold start i put foot down on clutch and start ,leave foot down until motor has warmed up ,let go and then no sound once warmed up!
its irratating at the worst and after shelling out wonga on parts and labour, bit gutted to get this knocking sound on cold start only! could it be dmf or crank pulley or clutch???? how do i nail this problem and how do i check if its any of the above???
ps no fault lights illuminated!