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Pirategirl

Red Cog With Red Exclamation Mark......

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Thanks David, will do! :)

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Get the car on a nice straight car park somewhere and red line it in first, you'll be surprised as to how much soot and gak you'll see come out.

Used to drive transit connect vans for work and did this on a regular basis, I could leave a soot line at least a hundred metres long every time.

I can imagine there would be loads coming out of mine, it wafts past the front of the car when I start it up!

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Previous fault code 001... going to get another diagnostic hopefully early this week!

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Car finally sorted!! Whoop!

You were all right in the end! Fourth garage took it in today, gave me a courtesy car free of charge, went back to collect this afternoon - GLOW PLUGS! Replaced all 4, £169.00 all in! :D :lol: ;)

Drives like a brand new car!

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unbelievable

probably one of the simplest parts of the system to test, yet no-one thought of it cos ecu insisted it was glow plug module.....

would have taken less than 30 mins to test the plugs, a glaringly obvious test to make when module is being flagged....yet weeks later.....unbelievable

glad you finally got there, try not to lose faith in the garage trade, its just a matter of finding the right people....

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I am sooo relieved! I know what you are saying about losing the faith, but rest assurred I know that there are some really good guys out there.

Your info has been invaluable and really appreciated! My car now sounds and feels like a Turbo Diesel Sport!!! :D

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Glad you finally got this sorted hun

Knew it would turn out to be summin silly and simple to fix

Bet you could of done without all this worry and stress though

Least you had a good result in the end anyway

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the 1st thing is ...............................................

have the glow plugs actually been tested/ changed?

Sometimes its the most basic, simple things, and the mechanics/ technicians/ engineers are too cought up with fault codes, technology etc to "see the wood for the trees"

Glad you got it sorted! :)

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Glad you finally got this sorted hun

Knew it would turn out to be summin silly and simple to fix

Bet you could of done without all this worry and stress though

Least you had a good result in the end anyway

It was stressful, as I know nothing about cars so have to leave it to the experts. This is exactly why I came onto the forum to get some good, sound advice! Nice to know that you all knew what it was and that I could relay that to the garage.

Really pleased with Carwise in Duffield for being so super!!

;)

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Sometimes its the most basic, simple things, and the mechanics/ technicians/ engineers are too cought up with fault codes, technology etc to "see the wood for the trees"

Glad you got it sorted! :)

Thanks for being a star! Really pleased with it now and really pleased that the figure paid was very close to the figure quoted by so many of you on here.

I shall be back with any other problems, or possible mods soon! ^_^

I had a little prang in it a couple of months ago. Will get a pic and try to post on here tomorrow and see what you think about the best way to get it sorted. It dismays me every time I look at it :unsure: If its not going to be loads to sort then I shall have it done for the summer!

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just make sure you dont take it to fords then....they'll tell you 'not to worry, we'll throw a glow plug module on and it will look good as new'

;)

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Lol, the second garage I went to who suggested that I take it to Ford told me to ask for Pid... when I asked why, he said his name was Stu.... Figures!! :P

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Hi all I had the same issue with the red cog warning light illuminating on a 2006 1.8 tdci focus, the warning light used to come on/off all the time and whilst the light was on there was no turbo function and the car was very very lumpy on tickover.

Plugged the car to a diagnostics laptop and the car showed a egr and glowplug faults.

Cleaned the egr with wynns diesel egr 3 cleaner spray and changed all four glow plugs with ngk plugs the new plugs cost £43 ( euro car parts were showing Bosch plugs at £9 but had no stock )

Paid my mobile mechanic £70 to carry out the diagnostics and do both repairs.

No more warning light and the car drives as it should :0)

Hopefully this information helps others.

Cheers.

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