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Member Since 03 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 10 2014 10:06 AM

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In Topic: Intermittent Starting Issue

08 August 2014 - 06:50 PM

Mine was only around the 11 month old mark too,

In Topic: Focus Starting Issue Resolved

08 August 2014 - 06:13 PM

Hi mate,
Read quite a bit on here about filters, they do seem to be a problem, my one was changed on its last service just about 11 months ago.
I was surprised to see the condition of it when the garage showed it to me, it was falling apart,must of fitted a cheap one I guess.

In Topic: Intermittent Starting Issue

08 August 2014 - 06:05 PM

Hi Mark
Had exactly the same fault as you but mine was on the 1.8 tdci.
My local garage put a fault code reader on it and it threw up p0087 (low fuel pressure)
It turned out to be a degrading fuel filter in my case, it was changed and starts perfect again.
I found I could get over the starting issue ( until I got it fixed) by switching the ignition on so dash lights on only, wait 5 seconds, then switch back off, repeat this 3 times then try to start as normal,it worked for me.
Hope this helps mate

In Topic: Focus 1.8 Tdci Starting Issue

08 August 2014 - 04:34 PM

Hi guys, just an update on my starting issue,
Local garage found P0087 fault code (fuel pressure too low) they looked at all fuel lines and found no issues,
Took the fuel filter out and found it had started to degrade, replaced fuel filter with new one and now all systems go.
My little girl starts at the turn of the key again.
This was going to be my next job but as it was down the garage I got them to do it.
Thanks to those who replied and gave me somewhere to start looking.

In Topic: Focus 1.8 Tdci Starting Issue

04 August 2014 - 07:40 PM

Ok thanks for your reply, I will have another check over the hoses tomorrow and go for a new filter while I'm at it. I forgot to mention earlier that sometimes while trying to start it judders quite violently. I did replace an intercooler hose a couple of weeks ago from the EGR valve, this wouldn't have anything to do with it would it?