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  1. Just had diagnostic run on my car and its coming out with this fault,, Mechanic wants to replace the part to clear the fault, how much is this part does any1 know ??? Would a second hand one suffice as hoping to change the car just after xmas ??? Heard 1 or 2 people say this fault can be tricky so if any1 has any experience of it please advise us, car goes into limp mode at 3000 rpm so I have got to get it done pronto ??? Cheers
  2. Had unfortunate accident with a very high kerb which has resulted in me having to replace both the front suspension wish bones and shock absorbers. I was able to get the shocks half price thankfully otherwise this would of cost me a fortune. Anyway had the work done and there is still some knocking noises coming form the front suspension area and my steering seems really vague and responselss, just wondered if any of you knowledgeable petrol heads had any ideas of what else it could be as I cant get it to the Garage until Wednesday. Car is 10 years old so I know steering and suspension is gonna be tired and seen better days.. Thanks to all for reading, and thanks even more in advance to those who post a reply.. Cheers
  3. Ok cheers for that, any idea what year it was sorted for 1.6 ??? What they done to rectify problem ???
  4. Ok cheers for that, any idea what year it was sorted for 1.6 ??? What they done to rectify problem ???
  5. Hi people, For those of you in the know I need some advice before I purchase my next car. My 57 1.8 TDCI (113bhp) is coming to an end. I have owned the car for 5 years now and it used it for minicabbing. Car has done 285,000 miles and now when I come to think of it it has been a great car and never let me down. The issue I have is what car do I buy next ??? I am no mechanic and every mechanic I speak to says they don't make em like mine anymore ??? So am struggling as to what car to get next. Everbody tells me to avoid at all costs the 1.6,2.0,2.2 PSA units. I would love another 1.8 TDCI however it appears Ford stopped putting them in Focus in 2011?? A good condition 2011 model would be ideal however are these fitted with DPF'S???? Am told Ford no longer uses PSA units and now has its own developed 1.5 2.0 diesel engines in the latest Focus model's however are these engines any good ????? Your knowledge,feedback and experiences would be very much appreciated before I make my new purchase. Cheers to all that have read this.
  6. New Turbo = New Mpg

    My new Turbo seems to be bedding in just nicely, went from Manchester Airport to Lpool Airport today and the my just kept on rising and rising..... managed to get to 72 mpg and I was doing 75 ish all the way. A pleasant suprise it wasnt doing that before my new turbo for sure. Is it worth paying the extra for BP Ultimaut or Shell Vpower anyone ????
  7. Big Thanks and appreciation to Steeds TomFocus .... Ippy and Dee for your replies. The cost of my new Turbo is actually 450, that comes with new oil new oil filter new oil feed pipe all relevant areas cleaned also puts and additive through engine to help clear out crap !! Oh and there is 3 month warranty Mech tells me not to worry as he does lots of turbos and they never come back touch wood..... that is apart from the dreaded 1.6tdci which he says can get around the corner and have to come back. What concerns me is what has actually made the turbo explode in the first place ??? Mech agrees that it is rare for the 1.8tdci to eplode like that however he says has done some before. I do us the car as Taxi and I do like to put my foot down,, car has done 160k now I would still like another year out of it !! Any feedback highly appreciated as usual.... Cheers Dave
  8. Xxxupdate On Something Has Popped Xxxx

    Hi Chris what do you need the reg for pal ?? Cheers Dave
  9. First of all I would like to thank all those that replied to my original posting...Cheers Guys ! Unfourtunatley it was bad news as my Turbo had blown to bits that was the small explosion i heard under the bonnet. Been quoted £400 for rec con fitted by my mechanic..... is this a good price ??? Should I expect any furthe problems in the near future ??? Is their any protective action I should take apart from regular Oil Changes ?? Presently have a Skoda Octavia 1.6 tdci until tommorow if any1 wants to know what is like feel free to ask ?? All I can say is I wont be rushing out to buy 1
  10. Something Has Popped ??

    Thanks Pink and Steads am hoping its just a pipe then as the car accelarated fine coming home from scotland and ive had no turbo issues leading up to this point...
  11. Something Has Popped ??

    Yeah It was the strangest noise just like a balloon popping, so touch wood your suggestion is right Tom Cheers
  12. Something Has Popped ??

    Cheers Ippy Watch this space B)
  13. Something Has Popped ??

    Hello all Ive wanted to get involved with this club for ages and now I have the perfect oppurtunity as my car has broken and I have to wait until Tuesday re the Bank Holiday to get a Diagnosis!!!!!!!!!!! And Ive heard all the members on this site are so helpful and knowledgable that you may be able to give me some ideas as to whats wrong with my car. So story goes drove to Scotland Friday am 150 miles then returned Sat am another 150 miles..... got about half a mile away from my home and a loud popping small explosion occured from below the engine area ???? My dad said it sound like wed driven over a glass bottle it was really strange tut tut Instantly my car lost most of its power and i crawled home in it with an horrendus amount of black smoke coming from the exhaust. Car is 2007 1.8 tdci estate with a 160k on it car has been great up until now had it 2 years ???? I am thinking Turbo problem any advices or experince from you wonderful lot whilst I wait for Tuesday would be kindly appreciated