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Bladerunner

Tdci 1.6 95Hp

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I have noticed that during lower revs-between 1,600 to 2,000 in 5th gear the engine can produce a noise very similar to a petrol engine when the ignition is retarded, in other words pinking.

Now once the revs reach 2,000 the noise disappears .

I wonder if anyone else with this engine has similar experiences.

This is with either 1 or 2 passengers nothing else, on the flat even.

Any ideas?

Martin.

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I have never noticed any strange noise but I will have a listen in the morning and report back. Does it only do it when warm or cold or doesn't it matter

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Common for a diesel to do this when in too high a gear.

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Hi fellas, warm or cold same noise.

Diesel Pig, sorry but I dont agree that I am driving it in too high a gear for the revs,road/car load situation, thats why I prefer diesel-ride on the torque and thats where I drive it except on the faster roads .

I look after all the cars I have owned and drive them accordingly.

I sometimes drive a Seat Leon with work , this is 1.6 ecomotion tdi 105 hp I think and variable vane turbo, now that is horrendiously high geared in 5th, I also drive an ibiza 1.2tdi 3 cylinder ecomotive and it never complains the same although it is rather noisey and gruff,these engines and all the other diesel cars I have driven never make the same type of noise I mentioned.

I have also a D5 volvo it has never made strange noises even when ticking over in 6th gear hauling our caravan, I know its totally unfair to compare the 2 engines but a 1.6 litre engine is not small infact it is a small car with an engine size that should never complain especially with the low gearing 5th has.

I just wondered if the camshaft timing sensor may have gone wrong again, this was replaced when I complained that there was poor performance, that was a battle to sort out with loads of trips to the dealership. Ford are like all the rest -once you have paid they dont give a toss.

Changed at 8500mls now done 22500mls.

Anyone else any views on this.

Cheers

Martin.

Seriously considering going back to VW group cars as this Ford -Peougeot diesel engine sucks, big shame as the car is brilliant.

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Mine sounds a little rough at 1600rpm in 5th but any higher its fine normal engine noise I don't usually drive at such low revs in 5th

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Had another go on the way hope runs fine down to about 40mph in 5th but sounds like its struggling when speeding back up again

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Hi Sam, the noise I mentioned has not happened this week, very strange but it also does seem a bit more responsive .

Am wondering if there is an issue with the timing or something.

Cheers

Martin.

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Would have thought if it was timing it would do it all the time not just come and go

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Hi Sam, so would I but I encountered an itermittent poor running incedent soon after buying it.

It ran well some times but others it was a right pig in town -stop start was almost impossible.

So it may be the camshaft timing sensor yet again.

Thats why I thought to ask other drivers of the same their findings.

Cheers

Martin.

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