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In Topic: Mk4 2.0 Tdci 163 Intermittent Starting Problem

Today, 06:57 AM

I don't know if this will help but I had very similar symptoms on a 2.0tdci mk 3.

It turned out that the injectors needed recalibrating. After ford had done that the thing was completely fine until I sold it a couple of years later.

Symptoms I had were you would turn the key and it would kind if start but it would hover around the 500 rev mark. Really lumpy Nd the throttle didn't respond.

Turning it off and back on again usually solved it.

Only happened when hot. Like going to get fuel or stopping somewhere for a short period.

Hope this helps

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In Topic: Droning From Engine At 1800Rpm Or More...

07 November 2014 - 03:58 PM

I have no idea if this will help but I have the same engine and I had what I would describe as a whirring noise at around the same revs but I noticed mine disappeared when I turned the air con off.

I took it to my ford dealership as it was service time and they rang to say the air con was due a service.

I told them to go ahead. When I got the car back they didn't charge me which I thought was strange but the whirring has gone. So I'm happy

As I say dunno if it's the same or not but you never know.


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In Topic: Focus Zetec Very Poor Fuel Economy

05 November 2014 - 06:42 AM

Well I'm guessing it should do better than that.

Are you taking your info from the readout in the dash or are you working it out manually?

What sort of miles are you getting from a full to empty tank?

Have you reset the instruments so your read out is based on your driving style?

Has the car been serviced recently. If it hasn't it may need one?

How does it run is it tough and lumpy or does it seem ok.

According to honest john if it's the normal 1.6 100bhp it should get about 36 real world mpg.

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In Topic: Start Stop

20 October 2014 - 06:37 AM

When I bought mine second hand it never worked at all. So it ended up back at fords. They tested the battery and said it wasn't at full charge. They trickle charged it over night and it's worked ever since.

I can have lights on wipers on heated seats you name it and it will still cut the engine.

So if you can, maybe it's worth taking back to the dealership.

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In Topic: Reverse Gear

21 September 2014 - 10:02 AM

There probably is not a problem. I don't think reverse gear has a synchromesh on it. Try pressing the clutch a couple of times before selecting reverse. Mine use to be the same on my fiesta and when i started to push the pedal a couple of times it was fine.

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