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    Focus 1.6 tdci
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  1. 1.6 Tdci Injector Seals

    All sorted now. The seal on the leak off pipe on number 4 injector was perished and leaking fuel. Ford wanted £28 for a new length with all 4 connectors on it, so i went to a local diesel specialist and got a new o ring for 35p. Also gave it an oil and filter change, and blanked off the EGR valve. Its running very nicely now, with no smoke at all. Job jobbed, as they say.
  2. 1.6 Tdci Injector Seals

    Just an update - I pulled the injector and it was caked with horrible black crud, so it the seal was definatly leaking. The job wasnt as bad as i thought it might be, the injector was stuck a bit but came out fairly easily with some persuasion. When it was all back together it didnt want to run (air in the high pressure fuel pipe to the injector) but a few short cranks of the starter got her going again. Only problem now is a slight fuel leak from the fuel pipe connection to the injector. I'm going to get a crows foot spanner so i can torque it properly, hopefully that should cure it...
  3. 1.6 Tdci Injector Seals

    Thanks Mike, i'll give that a go. If that doesnt sort i'll tackle the seals. I'm fairly handy with the spanners so hopefully shouldnt be too much of a problem (famous last words!) Nick
  4. 1.6 Tdci Injector Seals

    I have a 1.6 tdci (2006) and i think i may have a problem with the injecter seal on cylinder number 4 (or number 1, its the one nearest the gearbox). Looks like oil/fuel is pooling around the bottom of it. Also getting white-ish smoke on start up which stinks of burnt diesel, which is getting worse and starting to stink the cabin out. It smells as far as i can tell like burnt diesel. I can also hear (i think) a chuffing noise coming from the area of the injectors. The car seems to run fine, pulls ok but i think fuel consumption has gone up a little bit, moreso on short town journeys. Does this sound like the injecter seal to you guys? And if so it as easy to change as the Haynes book reckons? Thanks for any opinions, Nick
  5. Hello

    Hi everyone, just joined up. Had my Focus tdci for a while now but needing to pick some brains on a few things.. Anyway, thats for a different section. Nice to meet you all! Nick