Hello all, i'm new on this forum; just wanted to share a problem i was having with my focus and check to see if there was anyone who had encountered anything similar or might recognise the problem?
So, the basic context:
- i bought a 2005 ford focus 1.6tdci a couple of months ago with 130000miles on it. I soon realised that there was an oil/diesel leak around the injectors. took it back to the dealership, which spent quite some time removing various seals around the injectors, rocker cover and others. i'm told they spent some time over a few days digging around to find the source of the leak, but in any case, they found it to be an oil leak and fixed it (i've already asked them for a breakdown of the work and am waiting). However after leaving the garage, i found a new problem that i did not have before...
- since the work was completed i have found that in any gear, from idle - 1200rpm, if the engine is under any load at all, it makes a clattering rattling sound that can be quite loud. the performance of the car doesn't seem to be affected, but it is quite loud and just doesn't sound healthy. The best way i can describe the sound, and this might seem silly, but if you imagine an unbalanced load in a washing machine in the spin cycle, and you put an oven tin on top of it so it jumps around - that is the chattering, clattering, rattling noise that the engine makes. Over 1200rpm, the sound dies off and the engine sounds normal and healthy. Any thoughts about this one? In all likelihood, i'll end up taking the long drive back, but just thought i'd check here to see if someone might be familiar and point me to a loose bolt (maybe dreaming here).