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2008 Facelift Model Ford Focus 1.6Tdci Owners Manual

01 December 2014 - 10:29 PM



Just bought an estate but has no owners manual - any ideas where to get one. Can't see any downloadable UK ones online

Burning Oil 1.4Tdci

23 September 2014 - 09:36 PM

2004 1.4tdci with 138000 miles blowing grey/blue only at start up & when accelerating from cold, lasts about about half a mile or so. Using a liter of oil every 1000 miles.

From googling this seems to be due to worn valve guides/seals but not badly worn piston rings?

Considering getting cylinder head refurbished (under £100) - wonder would this cure the smoke but maybe not the heavy oil usage? 

1.4Tdci Grey/blue Smoke

18 May 2014 - 03:55 PM

Have 2004 1.4tdci with 130000 miles - goes well, idles normally but uses a lot of oil if driven by accelerating fairly sharp through the gears. If driven nice n easy uses not too much oil. On starting some grey/blue smoke from exhaust and if accelerate hard in 2nd,3rd also some grey/blue smoke comes out of exhaust. 

I'm thinking its the valve oil seals rather than piston ring wear? Apart from renewing these seals anyone know if theres another way of reducing oil usage.Needs regularly topped up with about 5 litres over 6000 miles -  How much would renewal of valve oil seals cost in a garage? .