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faltskog5450

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  • Ford Model Modeo Mk3
  • UK/Ireland Location Aberdeenshire
  1. Hi all, This problem has been causing us headaches and wondering if their is a common problem with the engine. The car has been fitted with a replacement engine prior to the purchase by our local garage. The heaters will not work, the engine is making a horrendous noise, it originally blew the pipe off, the engine is over heating, it is loosing water, but from where we have no idea. And the water is a murky grey colour. It has had the thermostat changed as our mechanic thought it was that. he drove many many miles on it and it didn't cause one problem, it passed it's MOT, and after getting it back has started all over again. Our mechanic is totally and utterly confused by the whole thing, hence the reason I am wondering has anyone ever had the same problem. the first time it did this, the whole engine shut down. I'm nit wanting to try loads of different problem solving. Just would love to hear from anyone who has had the same problem, and how did they solve it. We are n a really tight time scale Thanks
  2. Hi, can any recommend where we can purchase a decent price G8DB engine on a lowish mileage. We have to replace the replacement engine that the dealer put in before it was purchased last year, and it failing after 20 weeks into the purchase. We have been advised to go for like for like, so it will be a G8DB. Because the car is on a personal loan, with hefty payments, my daughter and her partner are really struggling to get the money for the replacement engine (it failed on the home journey from hospital with a new baby), We are paying for it to be replaced which is financially killing us, but they have had not car for months and we have to do something to help them. We need a full engine apparently, but we were led to believe that they were cheaper than they are. I have read so many utterly horror stories, and they can't afford to throw more money away after being totally stitched up with this car! We live in Aberdeenshire and this ads even more problems, as there are not many engine suppliers up here. The replacement engine we are replacing only had 55k, so it would be nice to try to get something similar. The car is a Ford Focus Studio 1.6 Diesel 2008, and the replacement engine is an G8DB from a 2009 car with 55k miles on it. All help is so gratefully accepted HM
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    Hi, can any recommend where we can purchase a decent price G8DB engine on a lowish mileage. We have to replace the replacement engine that the dealer put in before it was purchased last year, and it failing after 20 weeks into the purchase. We have been advised to go for like for like, so it will be a G8DB. Because the car is on a personal loan, with hefty payments, my daughter and her partner are really struggling to get the money for the replacement engine (it failed on the home journey from hospital with a new baby), We are paying for it to be replaced which is financially killing us, but they have had not car for months and we have to do something to help them. We need a full engine apparently, but we were led to believe that they were cheaper than they are. I have read so many utterly horror stories, and they can't afford to throw more money away after being totally stitched up with this car! We live in Aberdeenshire and this ads even more problems, as there are not many engine suppliers up here. The replacement engine we are replacing only had 55k, so it would be nice to try to get something similar. The car is a Ford Focus Studio 1.6 Diesel 2008, and the replacement engine is an G8DB from a 2009 car with 55k miles on it. All help is so gratefully accepted HM
  4. Hi All Looking for a replacement engine for our car and an engine supplier has just thrown a spanner in the works. The Car in Question is a Ford Focus 2008 Studio 1.6 Diesel Eco, £30 a year tax. It was replaced with a 2009 G8DB engine by the garage we bought it from. We were always led to believe that the original engine was a 2008 G8DA. But I have received a phone call from an engine dealer telling me it shouldn't be a G8DA/B, it should actually be a CCDB I have searched CCDB and everywhere is bringing up that it is for a Ford Focus 1.6 Diesel Studio Eco Car. Does anyone know how I can find out of a G8DA and G8DB are eco engines, as a CCDB does appear to be. I thought this would be a really straight forward job, but clearly it isn't. And firstly did the garage who replaced the engine put the wrong engine in it, and secondly, is the car now not an eco £30 tax car? Thanks HM
  5. Hi All, Our daughter bought a car in May last year. 20 weeks after purchase, after no problems with it, the car failed and could not be driven any where. On inspection it had blown the hose off. The garage they had purchased it from were utterly useless, saying it was probably the head gasket. They had installed a scrap yard engine after they had bought it as they said it had a knock on it. Although the previous owners said the problem was a lack of pressure and they had sold it through the auctions. The engine was originally a G8DA. There car being a 90ps 2008. The replacement is a G8DB and came from a Ford Focus 110ps 2009. We have had it to many many garages who will not look at it, let alone fix it after hearing of the scenario. And finally were told yesterday it probably isn't the cylinder head and the only way to go is buying a replacement engine and have that installed. Now I am sure everyone can understand this is turning out to be a really expensive car with a hefty car loan still running for the next 2 1/2 years and a new born baby coming home from hospital the day it broke down! There are a lot of replacement engines out there ranging in price. Should it be a bare engine or should it come with it's turbo, pump and injectors and we start again! The selling garage will not give any information regarding the previous engine even after a solicitors letter. They didn't even change the log book, and the receipt still had the old engine number on it! So we have to move on and do as best as we can. So 'Bare or Full'? We have a friend who is a mechanic who is fitting it, and we are paying them as my daughter and her partner cannot afford both the engine and the fitting. Because of where we live, we seem to have very few options. And this is so frustrating. Thanks for your time HM
  6. Hi, This is extremely cheeky, but I am wondering is there is a Ford Focus expert in the Peterhead, Aberdeenshire Area who might have a heart of gold to help us. There has been a 110 engine installed as a replacement engine into a Focus TD 90 by a garage who the car was bought from, and we need to know firstly has it been installed properly, were all of the modifications done, and could the replacement have caused the problems it is currently having. We have been advised to seek a Ford Expert to help with this, but I have no idea how to get a report done, and I don't think there are funds to cover it. It's amazing that to prove a garage has done something wrong, you have to bear the brunt of the costs. Thanks for everyone's time H
  7. Hi All

    Hi, I'm really confused as to why I am receiving postings about buying and American Ford? Least of all a 4.6l.
  8. Hi again, and thanks for replies. Our recovery (through RAC) jumper started our car on xmas eve 2011 and never said it would cause a problem. It appears to me that since being involved with cars for well over 20 years now, some mechanics say one thing and some another. we have bought the silver calcium brand new battery. Same problem. we have replaced the tensioner yesterday morning, Same problem. It had a new starter in January 2012 and the starter is fine. And the alternator is fine once again. I am so fed up with this as no-one has any idea what is causing this. Wish we still had our Landie Disco! So easy to fix!
  9. Hi, thank you to everyone for being so kind. Bought a new battery, the calcium silver as recommended, and still having problems. The alternator is working fine, so at least we know that is ok. 2 Separate tests by different people surely can't be wrong. the car did start but various problems still. I could scream! Thank you so much again for everyones help and at least we bought the correct battery which is something to start on. Take care and have a good new year Helen
  10. Hi All, We have a Mondeo Mk3 2.0Tdci 130 on a 54 plate that is sitting outside of our house going no-where. And we are sick to death of trying to sort this problem out. it started about a 3 weeks ago when out of the blue it started asking all of the time for the code for the radio. As we already had the code we kept entering it, it was ok for a short while then needed it again and again. At this point we thought we had a problem with the radio. Then one morning we went out to it and it wouldn't start. We got a jump start and it was fine, used it all weekend no problems, but still needed the code entering for the radio. Then on the Wednesday morning, we had two really important appointments and we couldn't get into the car. No central locking at all. Eventually got into it and the was no electrics. All that was happening when you turned the ignition was an electrical click. So we got a jump start and thought ok, this is the battery. Our friend had a nigh on, brand new heavy duty battery which was fully charged so on it went, and they did a quick alternator check which appeared fine, and off we went. We drove around for 45 mins, needed diesel, and pulled onto a pump at Morrisons at the busiest time and day of the week, and it would not start. Got it jumped again, got it home when we switched the engine off, it sounded as though something was still working behind the dashboard. Even though the key was out of the ignition! this was strange as it was something neither of us had heard the car do before. It then wouldn't restart and it hasn't moved since. But one thing that we had noticed in the final days that when you would switch the sidelights on, the radio start flashing and go off. We had a problem with our Granada Mk3 about 16 years ago, and our mechanic was climbing the walls for weeks, and it takes us back to the nightmare we had with that. We are currently suffering from 'Cabin Fever' as we haven't been anywhere for days! Does anyone know what it may be? The guy who normally does our car is really confused by the symptoms as they are strange, I thought at first it was the radio draining the power from the battery, I looked for a plan of the fuse box, but even that is different from the ones on-line. Any help so extremely welcome Thanks to all for taking the time in reading it Helen
  11. Hi All

    I'm a new member and joint owner of a 54 plate Mondeo TDCI 130bhp. I live with my partner in Aberdeenshire west of Peterhead, although we are both from North East Of England. I am 47 and he is 45. He is a bus driver and I am carer of our disabled son. We have 5 children in total, but only 2 now live at home. This is the second Mondeo Mk3 we have had, and once again causing us huge head banging problems! Had 3 Mondeo's in total (including an estate) and we have had many many Fords over the years including Granada's, Sierra's, Fiesta's, Sapphire's and my brand new Ford Ka 'Limited Edition' which I hated with a passion so I didn't own it to long! The Ford Transit probably being my favourite! Hope everyone had a great xmas Helen
  12. Welcome to the Ford forums faltskog5450 :)

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      faltskog5450

      Thanks Steve, take care