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#16 johnH

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:00 PM

ford will have the proper diagnosis tools to scan your car but typical garages have scanners that will get codes if logged on the ECU.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:40 PM

When mine came on it was glow plugs and glow plug relay


Mine is still coming on every once in a while. Had it scanned properly yesterday and it said the same thing, glow plugs or glow plug relay. But I'm pretty sure I have a turbo leak somewhere as it's making a 'whooshing' sound under acceleration which sounds like it's coming from on top/in front of the dash. Mechanic said this could be causing the warning light. Also it's chucking out a bit more smoke than usual (it's a diesel), so would this mean it's burning more fuel? And would this too indicate a turbo leak?

Are there any 'usual suspect' areas where the turbo system develops leaks? It's a 1.6tdci

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:01 PM

check the thick rubber air intake tube. mine had a split on the inside of the 90 degree bend, couldnt visually see it but when pushed my finger went straight in. made a sound like the blowers were coming on when giving some throttle.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:59 PM

check the thick rubber air intake tube. mine had a split on the inside of the 90 degree bend, couldnt visually see it but when pushed my finger went straight in. made a sound like the blowers were coming on when giving some throttle.


Thanks mate, I'll give that a look in the morning.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:58 PM

I had to have the glow plugs and glow plug relay changed. Had just bought mine so was done for free I would try glow plugs first before the relay though mate cheapest option

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

Mine is still coming on every once in a while. Had it scanned properly yesterday and it said the same thing, glow plugs or glow plug relay. But I'm pretty sure I have a turbo leak somewhere as it's making a 'whooshing' sound under acceleration which sounds like it's coming from on top/in front of the dash. Mechanic said this could be causing the warning light. Also it's chucking out a bit more smoke than usual (it's a diesel), so would this mean it's burning more fuel? And would this too indicate a turbo leak?

Are there any 'usual suspect' areas where the turbo system develops leaks? It's a 1.6tdci


That wooshing when accelerating sounds like an issue I had recently, which turned out to be the manifold gasket. Was fairly cheap to fix that.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

I have had the same problem with my 1.6TDCi. I was told by a mechanic that my DPF needed topping up, so I took it to the nearest Ford garage (Arnold Clark). Diagnostics cost £99, to top up the DPF a further £192, but the light didn't go off. They're now telling me it needs new glow plugs, which will be £163 for parts alone and they say it will be a BIG job (meaning lots more for labour!). Is this excessive?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

I have had the same problem with my 1.6TDCi. I was told by a mechanic that my DPF needed topping up, so I took it to the nearest Ford garage (Arnold Clark). Diagnostics cost £99, to top up the DPF a further £192, but the light didn't go off. They're now telling me it needs new glow plugs, which will be £163 for parts alone and they say it will be a BIG job (meaning lots more for labour!). Is this excessive?


Sounds like they were stabbing the dark if I'm honest. I'd be a bit miffed and take it somewhere else for a second opinion.

Don't know what the new diesels look like, but on my old 1.8 TD Glow plugs was an hour and half max! Also, £163 for glow plugs?! They're about £15 a plug roughly.

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