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Help - Strange Vent Noise!

05 July 2012 - 09:07 AM

Right firstly apologies if this is an issue that has been previously answered resolved but im posting this at work and they got us on an outdated version of internet explorer and the web pages don’t load correctly – due to this I have no search option lol

Anyhow – advise please..

Driving into work this morning (TDCI 1.8 2006 focus) and I noticed what I can just describe as what sounds like the vent fans whooshing up on acceleration – not had time to check further and started literally 2 mins before parking up.

Basically sounds like fan switches up to max & this seemed to only occur during acceleration.

Any ideas what this may be – from previous reading I guess the intercooler pipe maybe?? (split or slipped loose??)

I reved the car up a few times when parked and the sound would not replicate but I could hear the usual quiet turbo whoosh as the revs drop down as usual which sounded fine

Bit of further info – no loss of power or decrease of MPG at the moment

All advise would be greatly appreciated


Advice Sort On Tensioner

29 March 2012 - 10:26 AM

Hey fellas.

Right just after thoughts/advice/opinions on the tensioner section that is part of the cambelt assembly

I know the cambelt is officially due to be changed at 100k but have discovered that mine was changed by Fords during replacement of fuel pump and injector replacement back in June 2010 which is about 30k miles ago. Motor now has just under 75k on the clock and about to stick it in for a full service and get the aux drive belt replaced.

Anyhow to the point – I rang the Ford garage who done the work on the car (which was pre purchase) and they confirmed the cambelt was indeed changed but the tensioner part was not changed. Asked there opinion on if this should now be changed and they said it shouldn’t be an issue – if it starts to go I would noticed vibrations going from that area and should then get it sorted so the belt is not thrown off.

2BH I am a bit !Removed! off – I mean if they replaced the lot like they should then I wouldn’t have to worry about it for at least another 4 years but if I need to change it now its going to be about £300 inc a new belt (no point not changing that at the same time)

So thoughts on the tensioner section – Will I be ok leaving it, should I replace it??

Going to sort full service out first and then if need be (depending on what u lot say) I’ll get the cambelt and tensioner replaced in 3 or 4 mths time

To confirm motor is a 2006(06) Focus Titanium 1.8 TDCI

Thanks fellas


New Motor

23 October 2011 - 04:34 PM

Been meaning to do this for a while now!!!

Heres a few pictures of my new motor - just cleaned and polished LOL

Thanks for all the pre purchase advice, specially Jeebo - very helpful info.

Got this motor for a cracking price too. (especailly as the previous owner got a new fuel pump and injector kit as well as a cambelt change just over 18 mths ago!!!)

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Hope i have done this the correct way - if not will a mod let me know and i'll sort it. Thanks

Tdci 1.8 & Wynns Egr Cleaner

21 October 2011 - 10:22 AM

Alrightly fellas.

So got this stuff ready to use, along with BG244 - after i done a bit of a mini service (fuel/air filters and oil change etc)

Remember discussing this previously (for the life of me cannot find the thread and when i check the "your posts" section under my account section it only shows like the last 6 or so only :blink: ) and one of you regulars (possibly John or Lenny???) had used this and offered to post up a pic to show were exactly to spray the contents into.

Wondered if you could do this for us still if possible as looking on the wynns site they suggust 2 or 3 areas dependant on what you aiming to clean the most??!!

Quote -

Remove flexible hose in the air intake system:
a) Situated between the turbocharger/intercooler and the air intake manifold (cleaning of air
intake manifold and inlet valves) OR
B) Before turbo charger (cleaning of air intake system before turbo charger) OR
c) Before EGR valve (cleaning EGR valve), depending on which part you want to clean.

Obviously i was hoping to clean as much as possible but main aim is the egr valve. Was considering taking it off to clean but after receiving my haynes manual and finding out i need to remove the turbo, Cat, EGR cooler, door handles and the cars interia (LOL) i thought better of it. I would do this if the car was bad but its not so just want to give it quick clear to prevent future problems and reduce the smoke.


2006 1.8 Tdci General Service

14 October 2011 - 03:08 PM

As per title I am thinking about giving my motor a quick once over. Got a Haynes Manual on order, and planning to look to see if i can remove the EGR valve and clean that (or use a spray if i have to), check and replace the Air Filter and Fuel Filter (using the info on here too) and take it to kwik fit for a oil and filter change (should actually cheaper to do that then just buying the oil - was for my Escort anyhow!!)

Motors got FSH - but i've had it 2 or 3 mths now and fancy giving a health check myself. Also got some BG244 to flush through the fuel system which should help as its a tad smokey.

Just wondered if there is anything else i should change and if those of you who have changed these filters can give an idea on the part prices??


I need to get around to sticking up some pic's too. I'll do that this weekend once i've changed the washer jets to the mist ones and given it a good clean!!