Ford Focus 1.8Td 2008 Model Running Sluggish
Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:20 PM
This is my 1st post so i hope im in the correct topic section.
My car was running rather sluggish and just not feeling the same as when i bought it a year ago, It doesnt feel as smooth pulling away and the engine sounds louder posiibly because i'm having to rev harder.
Anyway i got a full service yesterday oil filter , fuel filter, pollen filter and air filter and when i drove away from the ford garage i was amazed at the difference it felt like a new car but after a day of running its back to feeling sluggish again, its just not the same so ive booked it into ford tomorrow for a diagnostic check.
Just wondering if anyone has any ideas what could be causing it? im not sure if the diagnostic check will even pick anything up its so frustrating.
I just done the self diagnostic code check on the dash board but there was no DTS fault codes.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:30 PM
I wonder if the glow plugs need replacing, or if you have any turbo issues...
Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:19 PM
I thought the glow plugs only effected the starting of the car ? That's what I got told anyway .
Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:10 AM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:51 AM
I just noticed when I'm driving , driving the car if I listenrellt closely there's a bell/chime like sound ? Any ideas its reallllly faint though hope its not the engine ?
Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:58 PM
I'm starting to doubt myself. Never noticed any warnings on dash I done the dash test thing an there's no dtc showing, so I can't see fords tester picking up anything , the longer the drive the worse the car feels if that narrows anything down .
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:28 PM
Plugs might well be the next best bet though IMHO
Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:16 PM
Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:33 PM
Anyway I'm going to change glow plugs on sat and see
what happens, I can't keep driving the car like this its running like a pile of rusty nails
Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:54 PM
you may need an italian tune - if the car has been driven by miss daisy (slowly and very carefully) then it will need to be revved through the gears to give it a bit of a clear out.
go and thrash it for a bit and it will clear the crap out of the exhaust etc.
you could always have it remapped to give it more oomph
Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:33 PM
Is it worth changing glow plugs and maybe cleaning throttle sensor wherever that is lol ?
Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:41 PM
Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:46 AM
as Mike says, warm it up and then drive it hard for a bit, go for a good blast. I'd say about 15 mins should do the job.
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