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Member Since 26 Apr 2012
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In Topic: I've Got A Confused Clock!

23 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

When i first viewed the car the Head Unit was broken, and wouldn't not eject a CD, but that was fixed. Quite possibly these two could be related!

Once the weather has improved i'll take it out and have a peek at the wires :)

In Topic: Ford Tdci 1.8 Smoking & P0299 Turbo Underboost

23 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

Just though I'd update!

Turns out it was a split pipe, the first garage must've just not looked well enough!

Thanks everyone :)

In Topic: Ford Tdci 1.8 Smoking & P0299 Turbo Underboost

25 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

maf sensor will be easiest to change but you could see if it needs a clean and try this first.
wastegate could be more expensive due to its location

That;s basically what the mechanic said.... really hope it's not the wastegate, as i'm every so slightly broke atm :)

I had similar problem. The issue is related to a popped hose. Either from the intercooler exit to the intake manifold OR the turbo exit back to the intercooler. Check for oil leakage or spray of oil.

I am pretty sure its a blown hose. Best you replace all your hoses to silicone type ie Samco etc. They last way longer.

Note - my ford hoses appeared to be cracked when i took them out to inspect. My leakage was at the intercooler to intake manifold ( split at the intercooler side)

I was hoping it was this, but they had a look at the pipes when it was in the garage, and couldn't see anything....

In Topic: Ford Tdci 1.8 Smoking & P0299 Turbo Underboost

21 November 2012 - 11:29 PM

Little update...

Changed the air filter, and sort of solved the problem, but not 100%

Took it to a garage and they ran a proper diagnostics on it

Reporting the faults to be:
MAF Sensor

He said there is no way to find out which one is causing the problem,

Anyone experienced this?


In Topic: Ford Tdci 1.8 Smoking & P0299 Turbo Underboost

07 September 2012 - 05:51 PM

Had a look at the pipes and they all seem to be as they should,

Took the air filter out, and it was very very dirty, so getting a new one tomorrow, and we shall see if it solves it. :)