I've a Ford Mondeo 58 plate 1.8 TDCI...the situation i have is that i recently ran out of derv, unfortunatley i was not able to make it to the petrol station (actually finally came to rest just the other side of it, about 50 meters short of making it to a pump). Needless to say diesel was put it, started straight up then fully filled as normal. About 300 miles down the car seemed to judder (what i would equate to a mis-fire) and the "Engine Malfunction" message on the Convers+ dash came up. I pulled over and left it for 5 mins and restarted...seemed fine and left it ideling over for 30 mins before setting off home.
Since then on 2 further occassions i have felt the same judder when accelerating under load and have taken it to the Allen Ford garage for the error codes to be checked.
The resulting message was "investigated eml on scan and found injector 4 open. closed circuit and low fuel level forced shutdown. codes not present all codes and road tested - ok for raod test customer to retry."
My initial thought was this could be related to me running it dry and crap getting through from the fuel tank and clogging up the fuel filter, but this should have been changed for new during full service a couple of months earlier. So whats the chances of this getting clogged after 300 miles of driving since it ran dry?
Also i'm assuming the codes they read were actually from running it dry and not the EML coming on.
Any ideas or advice on what to check now...the car idles fine, accelerates fine...last judder was during a 50 mile trip, hit traffic and then upon pulling away the judder/mis-fire feeling again...i kept it at 6 in 4th (higher revs) to esnure the engine didn't labour...no EML coming back up yet either??
Got to say something just doesn't feel right, almost like its a little lumpy when accelerating at times under load.
Any advice would be welcome.