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#1 Focus is cool

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 05:59 PM

Hi guys

I need some help with my 1.8 TDCi

The car starts pretty well most of the time and goes well too.

The problem is that when I start it to move it a short distance and then stop it , the next time I want to start it
it will not start without a lot of messing about , it takes about ten attempts to get it going.
Otherwise it is fine , any ideas?

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#2 mgbglasgow

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:29 PM

you may have a sticking valve mate, but more likely the egr valve is open, take it off , clean with brake cleaner and re-install,

if you have no compression, ie valve etc, you will get this effect.

newbie focus owner so learning its foibles over last five weeks, 1.8 tdci too

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:49 PM

Hi guys

I need some help with my 1.8 TDCi

The car starts pretty well most of the time and goes well too.

The problem is that when I start it to move it a short distance and then stop it , the next time I want to start it
it will not start without a lot of messing about , it takes about ten attempts to get it going.
Otherwise it is fine , any ideas?



oh and of course heater plugs may be goosed, but replacement is the only option as can be difficult to remove and test,,

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 07:02 PM

Steve

Thanks for the quick reply

I will look at the EGR valve first

Cheers


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