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simmo

Member Since 02 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Jan 09 2010 01:01 PM
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In Topic: frustrated!!!!

08 January 2010 - 10:10 PM

just had my tdci 130 in to have the injection sorted after being stuck in limp mode for some considereable time .informed that all for injectors needed re programing and are sorted got to pick it up 5 miles down the road accelerating along the M602 clunck power drops off dreaded flashing glow plug light is back ! , pull up swicch off then on clears it then off we go car all right in the lower gears will hold hard acceleration revs all the way to 4500 .in 4th /5th accelerting around the 60-70mph mark 2500- 3000 rpm does it again strange ? back to garage on monday any one any ideas as they havent

wondering if anyone else has had this on any of the ford 2.0 tdci engines (maybe time for a forum just for this engine as its spread across the range rather than having to look through each different model)?


I've had the same problem recently as has my wife with her fiesta. the common denominator is they're all diesel. We live in Scotland. We've had snow for aprox 3 weeks now. That's aprox 2 feet of snow that hasn't gone away. Temperatures range from -5 at best to one morning - 22 on way to work. Diesel "waxes" at low temperatures. This means basically that particles in the fuel freeze and block your fuel filter. My engine management light has come on and gone off at it's own will. My wife is lucky enough to have a vehicle fleet garage that read her faults which showed low fuel volume and viscosity. Driving makes the problem worse as cold wet air passes over the fuel pipes cooling the diesel within. All the advice available seems to be to park in a garage or if that's not possible park the rear into the wind and keep your tamk full so condensation on inside of tank doesn't freeze. I'm surrised your garage haven't heard of waxing. I remember watching some travel adventure documentary years ago and Russian lorry drivers had to light a fire under their engines overnight to stop the diesel freezing. There are additives avialable that supposedly help by changing the shae of the particles in the diesel making them long and thin so they pass thro the filter but I haven't experimented with them yet. Kerosene (central heating oil) also is supposed to work when added to your tank but I haven't tried that either. I find keeping revs below 2000 works best. Easy here as roads covered in snow so noone driving much above 30 mh. Not so easy on a motorway!!!!!