Ford Focus 1.8 Tdci Any Issues
Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:03 PM
Just purchased a 2004 Focus 1.8 TDCi 5 dr Ghia, with 69000 on the clock. not much service history, decent car, needs some TLC to the body, minor scratches and good clean inside. I do intend to take it to my local garage to have a full engine service , but mean while would like to know if anyone knows of any issues or anything to look out for with the this model.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:40 PM
tdci's are picky on oil changes and make sure the fuel filter has been replaced...you may notice a kangeroo effect if not.
check the turbo air hoses to make sure they are tight and secure with no splits in the bends etc.
other than that a solid model.
on a side note, im not sure if it was the mk1 or mk1.5 tdci but i hear there was an issue with some speedo clusters doing random things. apparently ford do a replacement for £90...not sure if they still do but its all over google etc.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:56 AM
The only issue i have had so far is a rattle in the front area, certainly not from the engine, but possibly from one of the joints, perhaps needs a rubber replacment...
The Focus is going in for a full service Friday, so hopfully all will get sorted then.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:08 PM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:44 PM
blank off the egr if you can. as its having a full service it should run sweet. some of us use 200ml of 2 stroke oil into the fuel tank (tank full) to lubricate the pump and it quietens the engine too.
Just what i done with the Pajero..
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