The injectors have been changed today to brand new ford parts and the car is already running so much better. It is going to my own trusted mechanic for a full service and once over tomorrow. .
.Also the alloys are a complete mess!
What's recommended - refurbs or replacements?
Just as a matter of intrest how much is this costing in total?
I was going to get my alloys (early Ford - the lightest they made) professionally shot-blasted and powder coated (Fords paint does not last but that will)
Trouble was they wanted £250 to do this - i could (just about) get a discounted set of new alloys or a nice set of alloys with tyres secondhand on ebay for that kind of money
If you get a second set of wheels you can put snow/ winter tyres on them and use them for the winter - bonus is you wont mind so much if you bounce them off a kerb, pothole etc
I hear a lot of nonsense about supermarket fuel online
The Delphi injectors (all mk3 TDCIs 2000-2007) don't "like" modern low- sulphor fuel (produced after 2007)- the sulphor helped to lubricate the injectors/ etc - the sulphor was removed for ecological/ emissions reasons and replaced with a small amount (5-7%) of bio-diesel (veg oil) whether its the cheapest supermarket stuff or the most expensive "premium" brand - the car/ injectors were never even designed for it!
in 2006/ 7,(or therabouts) Ford even released a statement saying their diesels could not run on more than 5% bio-diesel - modern pump fuel has upto 7%