Diagnostics successful!! It's the "Glow Plug Module".
They are ordering the part tomorrow and having it fitted Friday morning.
£130 + VAT
Nice result. As I said before my knowledge (to now) is not great on Fords. However, on Vauxhall's diesels I've worked on it's just a relay that takes a few minutes to replace.
maybe thought they could, but then found their machine doesnt communicate with this particular car..
seen this happen many times
im in the trade, like you, i get astounded how many garages get involved with diagnostics when they have limited knowledge, its a very specialised field...so to hear a garage admit defeat rather than bill you for ££££s in guess work, think deserves credit.
favourite part of the job, invested thousands to help me with it, but i too am still learning and know my limitations...nothing has beaten me yet, but it will happen one day. especially if i dont carry on investing in the right equipment..something people should bear in mind when they question the cost of plugging in.
I'm in college still learning but I think there's lots that the DIYer can do now also, especially with the net and youtube and stuff. If I wasn't looking to go in to the industry I'd defo get a code reader for home.
One thing you say (about spending money on the tools)... I didn't realise until I got in to a conversation with my teacher that even big garages/dealers would expect you to provide your own tools. I can understand independent garages doing that but big dealers too. Lucky I've built up a bit of kit over the last few years but still thought that was strange. Interesting!