Another Problem - Bunny Hopping, No Burning Smell?
Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:06 AM
Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:41 AM
Whats the service present state of the car? has it been fully serviced? is it due?
Its going to be cheaper for you to replace the following:
- Glow Plugs
- Oil Filter
- Fuel Filter
than it will be to replace the Clutch / DMF.
Just to check though, do you notice any spongy behaviour / a bit more bunny hopping as you gradually close the clutch? i.e. if you creep and peep does your car shake badly?
Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:31 AM
- I replaced the oil filter and oil last week when I replaced the oil pickup pipe replacing the turbo and have since changed the oil again - but haven't replaced the fuel filter yet - though after checking it last had it done 2 years ago so it's probably time for a renewal! As for the glow plugs, I'll have to check the condition this afternoon on lunch
- I have the common problem of the 3rd injector seal leaking as well, so I thought it could be a possible issue with the injectors?
There's no odd behaviour with the clutch really apart from the minuscule biting point - it was my first instinct when the car started jumping though
wish this car would just give me a break lol - cheers for your help mate
Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:19 PM
Judging by the difficulty in finiding bite in first, thats concerning, does it bite OK in second? it worries me that you may have a gearbox problem in first, but see how it works in second!
I had the devil car so know exactly how you feel! lol.
So, if your car doesnt shake violently as you creep and peep in first or second, its less likely to be DMF / Clutch related. if it does in one gear but not the other, it *may* be gear related.
I would say fix what you know! 3rd injector seal - get that done, and if you think the likes of the fuel filter / glowies need replacing - do that as well to be absolutely sure!
I didnt realise that the Turbo and Engine shared the same Oil supply, so it seems I have learned something today!
Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:31 PM
Posted 20 December 2011 - 02:36 PM
The concept of the blocked filter explains the poor performance, but if you dont get the cack out of the tank at some point then it will just build up... Its a shame you cant get your fuel tank cleared out really without sucking it to the filter and beyond...
Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:37 PM
Thanks for the reply! Agree on the sludge in tank issue. I guess my only option is to try and not run too low on fuel. I did have a look at some of the additives you put in the fuel tank, but none really looked like the answer! (Although saying that I was tempted by a product called BK244 which claims it cleans the carbon build up in the engine, might give it a go anyway...?!!).
Just going to have to not go below 1/4 of a tank and keep the fingers crossed! Although its an 08 so hopefully not too much in there and was a genuine case of being run too low by the garage Einsteins......
Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:25 PM
Shame you cant just poke a hospipe and flood it! - or apparently some people have according to the interwebs...
The additives should help the most though the BG stuff is good, might not get rid of 100% but unless you fancy draining the tank, flooding the damned thing with water to get rid of all carbon (just letting it run out of the bottom of the tank...) then flooding it with fuel?
Dont know many who have done this, dont know wether its a good idea or not! lol
Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:00 PM
Just read your Kia cee'd update. Sounds like a car worth looking into next, never really thought about it before, but looks like a good option with the 7 year warranty.
Thanks for the replies!
Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:27 PM
as for the Cee'd - a very worthy competitor to the Focus IMHO, cant say I would have the Cee'd if it wasnt for my Focus being the spawn of the devil, but it gave me a chance to give it a try!
Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:14 PM
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