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In Topic: Ford Focus Tdci Loss Of Power In All Gears

21 May 2012 - 06:38 PM

Realised I had AA cover with my bank account, so decided to call them out and see if they could diagnose...the smell turns out to be being caused by the clutch having gone!!!!

So thankfully not a Turbo problem, but not as simple as a spilt hose either. Oh well, could of been a lot lot worse.

Cheers again Lenny

In Topic: Ford Focus Tdci Loss Of Power In All Gears

21 May 2012 - 12:45 PM

no prob mate,
im in work at the momment myself too, but il be online around 7 or 8 pm and i can guide you through it,
its very simple mate im not a mechanice either but i know a few bits about the engine, and if you spend enough time on here yourself you will know as much as i do lol
its only air that is in these pipes so no worry of anything leaking other than air,
probably a loose connection causing the car to loose preissure from the turbo,

Cheers again. Me and a friend went out at lunch and ran the car and I couldn't see any lose pipes, but I don't know what I'm feeling for, so would appreciate any help later on.

Couple of updated points though now that I've been able to have someone else sit and rev the car a bit. There is a very small amount of black smoke coming from the exhaust when accelerating. It wasn't visible when driving as it's not enough to notice, however stood behind the car, there is a tiny amount that you can see each time the accelerator is pushed.

Also, there is a strange smell being produced, it's quite faint, but my friend said he thought it smelt a bit like anti-freeze, but I don't know what that smells like so can't be sure.

Beginning to worry that this is more than just a lose or split pipe :(

In Topic: Ford Focus Tdci Loss Of Power In All Gears

21 May 2012 - 09:24 AM

Hi Lenny,

Thanks for the quick reply. I was hoping someone might suggest something like this.

I'll check all the above when I get home from work later, however I'm not a mechanic and have very limited experience with the insides of cars (computers and electronics, now they I understand lol), so do you think this is something I'll be able to easily check?

Again, thanks for the quick reply it's greatly appreciated :)