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Focus 2005 1.8i Duratec swirl flaps

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Hi, i have focus 2005 1.8 duratec. i heard that there is problems with swirl flaps on this engine. and swirl flaps can destroy engine.

Mine has done 120k miles. how to tell if swirl flaps bad? i do not hear any ticking noise

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Think this problem was resolved by 2005 think it was the early mondeo's with this engine that suffered.  The common symptom is a loud ticking/knocking noise when revving the engine.  This can sound like terminal engine damage (Big end noise) but is usually the swirl flaps.

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52 minutes ago, JONATHAN_11_80 said:

Think this problem was resolved by 2005 think it was the early mondeo's with this engine that suffered.  The common symptom is a loud ticking/knocking noise when revving the engine.  This can sound like terminal engine damage (Big end noise) but is usually the swirl flaps.

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