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#16 ippy

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

oh and are fuel rails expensive?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

Ok, so I've now changed the fuel filter...primimg it was a bit of a pain and gave the battery a bit of abuse...Eventually got it to start again though and left it running to helpout the battery a bit. Whilst it was running i noticed that a load of bubbles were going through the outlet pipe every 10 to 15 seconds. Is this normal, or does it indicate i've got air getting in somewhere-which may well be the cause of the original starting problem like mike suggested...not had time to check the fuellines yet though....they also look like a pain to get to :wacko:

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

p.s. I only changed the filter itself, not the housing

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:25 AM

ok, i've check the fuel lines as best i can-no leaks that i can see. Less bubbles are coming through now anyway....BUT car STILL doesn't start properly! Just ordered a cam shaft position sensor from euro carparts so will see if that makes a difference. If not will have to concede and to to ford :(

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:50 PM

This is the problem with 'holes' in fuel lines, I had one on my last fiesta tdci, and it was a pain in the rear. I knew there was one there, but took me over a week to find it. It was even smaller than a pin hole, but enough to draw air into the system overnight and becoming impossible to start in the morning. The only bonus on the fiesta was the fact it had a priming bulb built in with the fuel system, so I could physically hear the slight sucking noise, which then gave me a rough area to check. Was still a total pain. Wish you luck with your problem.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

That sounds exactly like my problem Mike-I had a look at the fuel lines, but I can't get to them all, finding a hole (if it's therer!) is going to be tricky!

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:14 PM

Hi All

Just been reading through all the comments as I'm currently going through the same problems and thought I'd find some tips here.
I first thought it was electrical as had a new alternator fitted by an uncle on the drive and then replaced the battery - still had the problem and so thought it needed a service and maybe the alternator hadn't been fitted properly. Had that done yesterday, the garage cleared a load of crap out of the fuel filter, have checked the glow plugs (they were all good) and we're still at a loss. Have been referred to a diesel specialist next which who I'll be calling tomorrow but will mention the fuel line and see if they can find anything wrong there.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

Very slight thread hijack...

I've read in multiple places that in the UK the ford diesels don't need the glow plugs. This always seemed a load of rubbish to me - especially as changing them fixed a cold start problem I had with my old tdci. I'm assuming from the comments in this thread, they are needed, and need to work in the winter!

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:50 AM

Definitely needed, if they don't work then the engine throws a hissy fit.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

Hi bit off topic but my focus MK2.5 1.6 TDI was running rough on tick over. just had it serviced so all new parts on it, but running rough you could see the revs going up and down did not sound to well, I fill up at sainsburys and have done for a long time, but last fill up I used BP just normal Diesel, and now no rough tick over revs are steady so now will be using BP stations to fill up from now on.
so it may be the fuel were you fill up if you use the same one all the time. just a thought.

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