Recently, I bought ford focus c-max 2004 (petrol) with 160K Kms. The car initially looked good when I bought it but after a week I got an error code of check engine - emission light was yellow in the dashboard.
Now after couple of visits to the ford dealer, they found that there is a problem with the inlet manifold that should be replaced. They think that there is one valve that could cause the problem but suggest to replace the entire thing as they cannot fix one valve. They also informed me that there are not separate parts for this inlet manifold assembly.
I am not from a machincal background to know these things well.
I have a few questions.
How far can I go with this thing being on i.e. the engine light remains ON and I keep on driving the car? Would it cause a serious issue in future?
Secondly, the suggestion that Ford dealer is giving could cost about 600-700euros. That is quite expensive for 2nd hand car.
Thirdly, could there be another alternative solution that someone has already experienced?