I am new to this forum and own a 2001 escort van since may this year.
It uses approx. 15 litres of diesel to about 70 miles, which is not right.
My last van a n/a escort 1.8d used about 15 litres to about 130 miles with foot planted.
I have noticed that the wastegate appears to be constantly closed causing the turbo to spool up when the engine is under load or not.
I have had a boost meter attached to the inlet manifold using the same pipe as the wastegate actuator, if I move the actuator arm with a bar and rev the engine the boost disappears like it should when the engine is not under load.
I have not had the actuator apart yet as I do not have a spare to replace it with.
The van shifts like cack off a shovel which for a turbo diesel 1.8 escort van is not right.
I get a bit of vibration when mid range rpm followed by a slight loss of power.
Any help would be appreciated