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In Topic: Focus Mk2 1.8 Tdci Fuel Filter Change Help

03 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

Hi everyone i serviced my 56 plate tdci 1.8 focus yesterday and now the car wont start sad.png I know the problem is the fuel filter, I didnt add any extra diesel when i changed the filter and now there is air in the fuel lines, My question is how will i get it out?

Any help will be appreiciated thanks Adam


Hi mate, just serviced mine inc. fuel filter. The cylindrical casing that the filter fits back into has a bleed valve on the top. Although I filled my filter with diesel before fitting I still found air inside & the car would turn over then die. Whilst you crank it you need someone to open the bleed valve.  You should hear a hiss as the air escapes & the car should fire up.  I cranked mine 4-5 times & it kept dying until I got the wife to start the car whilst I did the bleed valve.


Keep us all posted mate.

In Topic: Smokescreen At Start Up

03 March 2013 - 04:42 PM

My baby is back...no smoke & 10 mins on motorway (once up to temp) at 4000 rpm. 6 monthly filters & oil from now on. Still got the antifreeze to drop & flush. I couldn't get the drain plug to budge & after having to force the old original glow plugs out I didn't fancy faffing with the bottom rad hose.  It's already got Ford long life in it so it's not urgent. Roll on the LED's, lol.

In Topic: Smokescreen At Start Up

02 March 2013 - 10:47 PM

I threw some Wynn's injector cleaner in the tank so I guess a good trashing is due tomorrow  :D 

In Topic: Focus Tdci 1.8 Cutting Out

02 March 2013 - 10:44 PM

I just serviced my 1.8 TDCI today & until I got my mate to open the bleed valve above the fuel filter every time I tried to start up the car it would run for 1-2 seconds & then die. Opening the bleed valve, cranking it over & then closing the bleed valve once the air had escaped (only a second) sorted it.


Good luck

In Topic: Smokescreen At Start Up

02 March 2013 - 10:31 PM

Well it only ever smoked with the very 1st startup of the day on a COLD start so I haven't been able to find out yet.  I'll be trying it tomorrow & I'll report back.  :ph34r: