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1.8 Tdci With Strange Engine Noise

23 June 2013 - 09:11 PM

I have a 56 plate 1.8TDCi Focus, which has had a number of issues this year (replacement fuel filter, injector and turbo intake pipe), but this latest one I have no clue about. From cold, the engine has been making a strange noise when I hit around the 2000 rev mark, it does appear to ease off after driving for a while, but I have no clue what's causing it and it's hard to describe. It's been happening for at least three months and has been to the dealer for the intake pipe to be fitted during that time. They never noticed/mentioned it and neither did I. To be honest I thought I was just being a car hypochondriac after the injector issue.

All being well you should be able check out the engine sound in the attached mp3s. If anyone has any bright ideas, I'd love to hear them. I'm not noticing any issues when driving the car, performance, acceleration etc. all seems as I would expect.

Burning Smell Near Rear Wheel After Engine Related Work

28 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

Hoping someone can help. In the last week I've had a new fuel filter (it was blocked causing low fuel pressure and engine systems fault) and a new injector (it was leaking a lot of diesel) fitted on my 56 plate 1.8 TDCi. Since getting the car back on Tuesday, the car feels like it's driving ok, but has been giving off a burning smell near the rear drivers side wheel. Can't be sure that's exactly where it's coming from, but it's in that general area. My immediate thought was something to do with the brakes, but it seems far too co-incidental that it's just come back from repair and I've read elsewhere people suggesting it could be burning soot deposits? Having just forked out a small fortune, I'd rather not take it back to the garage. Thoughts?