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2007 1.6 Tdci Engine Vibration, Low Torque And More

01 September 2014 - 03:41 PM

My 2007 1.6 tdci has been giving me trouble for a while... now im getting a rather unstable rev needle especially when cold and it does not sound so sweet. Torque is not very good and it does not pull away easily, especially anything more than a flat road. Also i noticed it gets much worst with the a/c on. The power seems to come in a little bunch at around 2200rpm and then it dies again. I dont like to have to rev it like a little 1.0 petrol to get somethibg out of it. Not sure if related but also noticed the power steering is quite heavy. I dont get any obvious whines but there is a noticable vibration in the previously quiet and relax interior. No errors are logged either.

Things i have changed recently ... the turbo - had the power issue for a while so i tried fitting a remanufactured one - big mistake since it got a bit worst! Also I had the injectors cleaned up recently. Also had the dpf removed and cancelled the egr.

Parrot Ck3100 Installation On Fiesta Mk7

23 August 2014 - 08:25 AM

Hi, So I bought a Parrot CK3100 for my Fiesta MK7 (which has the standard stereo). I was able to take out the stereo in order to select the correct SOT lead (CT10FD09) but do I need to sort something else out? Mostly concerned on where this will get power from? Will it use the SOT lead itself?


This is the back of my stereo: http://oi62.tinypic.com/16hun0x.jpg


Also, anyone has a suggestion where I could fit it?




1.6 Tdci - Replacing Turbo

14 October 2013 - 07:41 AM

My focus is really lacking power and I noticed a new slight whine from (i think) the turbo. Not sure if its dirty or its on its way out but considering the type of damage you would get from a blown turbo I decided to purchase a refurbished unit from ebay for about 300 quid.  Not wanting to spend much more on this car (repair bills in the last couple of years have run into thousands already), I am thinking of doing the job myself with my buddy helping me. Haynes manual put the job at 4 stars which I honestly have never done but have found 3 stars jobs pretty easy. I also have a good set of tools and pit in my garage. None the less it is still something that neither me or my friend have ever done - do you think we should do it or is it too risky?


Also apart from the gaskets, what else needs to be changed? The oil feed pipe was replaced a year ago since I decided it was a good practice to do it while I had my DPF being removed.

Engine Cutting Out While Driving!

08 October 2013 - 10:19 AM

So I was driving my 2007 Focus 1.6 TDCI (98000miles) and while it was still cold, it sort of misfired and then when I stopped at the lights (still cold) it died. Starting it took a couple of attempts.  I tried to replicate this morning and could not get it to do the same. What could this be related to?  


I had removed the DPF, cleared the EGR, and recently replaced injector seals, heaters, clutch and crankshaft pulley. I also dosed a bottle BG244 a couple of fuel fill ups ago.  The only thing which came to mind is a clogged fuel filter since the current one is approaching the 10k mark. I know everyone says that this should be changed every 10K or 1 year (and thats what I am planning this week or the next) but Ford actually say it can be changed every two years so I guess it cant be because of that? Oil (and filter) is approaching 5K miles so I am changing that as well.  I have not had any error codes except "overboost condition" which I have had for a few months and planning to clean the turbo vanes.


Any thoughts on this one?


Knock When Turning The Wheel On Rough Surface

08 October 2013 - 10:04 AM

I have a 2007 focus with 98000 miles and I have noticed a clear knock when driving slowly on a bumpy surface with the wheel turned to the left (although not 100% sure if its also on the right). This does not happen when I am driving in a straight line, only when turning. Mechanic checked the disk brakes and they were ok and told me its a problem with a bush inside the steering rack. Unfortunately I would have to change the whole rack because of it but he assured me that it wont cause any problems apart from the noise.


Anyone also came across this? would you agree with what my mechanic told me?