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#31 RobK

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:31 PM

Hi John

 

Glad they helped.

 

As for the oil that's to be expected so nothing to worry about there.

 

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#32 Johnny Men

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:36 PM

Phew! Just the original issue to worry about then ;-)

 

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 12:19 AM

Thought I'd post an update, since cleaning the valve body as described above, touch wood, I've not had any issues since.
One, very happy man :-)
Thanks to all that helped

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:05 AM

Where is this so called valve? Is its name a pcv valve? Or is it something else. I've got same problemon a 1.6 petrol 2006.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:51 PM

John - glad to hear this seems to have solved it for you, and happy to know it's not just me to have experienced it!

 

Naz - it's called an anti shudder valve. If you give it a quick search you'll find quite a lot about it, but more often related to VAG cars. There are pictures of location on the previous page, but it's not something you'd find on a petrol car though (unless I'm very much mistaken).

 

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:36 PM

Does anyone know if this valve is on the 1.8 tdci engine as I had trouble starting mine and aa man though it was the egr valve stuck cheers Sam

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:59 PM

Hi Sam

 

All diesel models should have this valve. Easiest thing is to look under the bonnet!

 

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:02 PM

Cheers rob will have a look at the weekend and prob give it a clean I have also fitted the egr blanking plate next mission is to have it remapped :-)

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 11:14 PM

Thank you for posting here about your experiences. I bought a car (4 yrs used) on Sat and it broke down on Sunday. RAC couldn't get it started and it was taken to garage. Garage managed to get it started although intermittent starting problems as described by others here. No errors on diagnostics. Warranty wouldn't cover Main Dealer, garage couldn't find a solution and said only main dealer could fix it. Car Dealer did offer to pay Ford Dealer costs but it was completely impossible for me to get out of work to move car across.

 

Anyway, researched online and found this thread and asked garage to check out this butterfly valve on the air intake. They did and it I had a phone call from garage calling me a Superhero. They tried cleaning it but that didnt make much of a difference so they replaced the valve. Problem sorted!

 

Thank you for sharing this information.




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