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Egr Clean And Blank For Tdci...what Else Do I Need?

03 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

My Tdci has started to smoke a bit and the performance feels a little lumpy and restricted...it could be the turbo but I figure it's time for an EGR clean and blank so what else should I need in terms of replacement parts while everything is out if anything at all. Thanks

Salutary Tale For Tdci Owners

29 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

A month or so ago the engine warning light came on...bugger the dmf must really falling apart now as it's been rattling on and off for about a year.

Scoured the forums and found a sound bit of advice...

These TDCi engines have a number of insidious problems which are all but guaranteed to rear their ugly heads at one stage or another.

These are:-

EGR valve
Cam and crank sensors (more so cam sensor)
Knock sensor
Dual Mass Flywheel
Fuel pump

So I thought I better make sure so off it went to Fords for a diagnostic...£54 got me the P2238 warning code and a description of the possible faults as

Damaged or disconnected vacuum hose
Check for air leaks at the turbo charger
Vanes on the Turbo charger sticking closed
Turbo charger defective

I was advised to give it a good thrash and if the EWL comes back on it'll need a new turbo, I'd also require two new rear suspension arms following a courtesy check at a cost of three hundred odd quid which was complete BS.

Cheap stuff first, checked hoses and change the fuel filter and get some Wynns fuel treatment as well as EGR/Turbo cleaner (same stuff btw). 30 miles later the EWL comes back on, no smoke pouring out the back or noticeable loss of power.

I purchase a diagnostic reader and I have the same error code (P2238), internet search of error code produced this albeit for trucks/vans.

I found this using google.... , may not be totally relevant as its for trucks so use at your own risk

The code 2263 can be cause by the following,

Restricted exhaust
Mechanically stuck variable turbo
Air filter
EGR valve
Fuel pump

Check the air filter to be sure it is not restricted, even if the filter minder shows that it's OK. Replace the filter if needed.

Odd...thought I'd replace the air filter even though I thought it was quite clean...I did however notice this time that one of the vacuum hoses attached to the air box had a bit of a kink in it, pulled it off gave it blow and reseated it properly so it wasn't kinking.

Hundreds of miles later and no EWL light, thank goodness. Check your hoses properly and change filters regularly, obvious but how many poor saps have been told they needed a new turbo like I was. Hope this is helpful.

Obd Code Reader Recommendation

08 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

Can anybody recommend a reader for a TDCi '04...I've read that some OBD readers don't work with these early vehicles.

Engine Warning Light...advice Sought.

29 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

Re: Focus 1.8 TDCi '04

Came on this morning for the first time...I will be trying to fix it myself so I'm looking for some guidance.

For diagnistics I was thinking of buying a cheap reader off flea bay, will they do the job although I'm not sure exactly what to look for and are the fault codes publically available?

The DMF has started to rattle so there's a good chance it maybe that although I'd like to be sure before undertaking such a job.

Thanks in advance.