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In Topic: 1.8 Tdci Ticking Noise?

23 November 2015 - 11:02 PM

 Dear All

Yes you are indeed correct about the history of the Lynx engine, but it's only a few mods that were done, nothing really was that different in the overall design layout of the block and camshaft.

I seem to remember that the old 1.8 lynx engine on my old Escort had bucket and shim adjustment for the valves. I say this as I changed the timing belt and I distinctly remember the cam shaft had the locking bar slot in the cam end, same as the Endura. So why is this mechanic talking about rocker arms on his TDCI Diesel to Kcr4cer?

In Topic: 1.8 Tdci Ticking Noise?

23 November 2015 - 01:58 PM

As you have  mentioned rocker arms in you post I wonder if we are all talking about the same engine, as my 1.8 TDCI 4 cylinder 8 valve Endura Diesel did not have rocker arms, as the cams worked directly onto the valve buckets.

In Topic: 1.8 Tdci Ticking Noise?

21 November 2015 - 11:43 PM

If it's in good nick and you like the car go for it, as these old Focus  Diesels can go on forever.

My Diesel 1.8 focus estate got to 173,000 before I sold it. It that time apart from the scheduled service items it had had a new DMF plus rear suspension bushes and exhaust.

I don't think the Endura 1.8  Diesels are known for camshaft problems, but you can never tell. The bucket shims are though rather expensive if you need to reshim the whole 8 valves.


I don't suppose it's just that you are hearing a mechanically internally noisy injector ticking, I don't mean diesel knock? 

In Topic: 1.8 Tdci Ticking Noise?

21 November 2015 - 07:57 PM

"The belt should be changed sooner rather than later.The timing belt doesn't run the water pump on this model."


You're right, I remember the earlier model had a separate drive for the pump. I had this engine on a Escort years back and made up a tool to position the crankshaft via the little threaded hole in the block. Still got in somewhere. If you are paying labour it's worth doing the lot whilst they are at it. It's bit like changing a clutch and not changing the release bearing assy. The question is how far do you go on a 2003 motor car, as one thing can all to easily follow another.


In Topic: 1.8 Tdci Ticking Noise?

20 November 2015 - 02:10 PM

The timing belt should be changed at 110,000 miles but  because of the cars age it needs changing ASAP, because if it loses its teeth it will destroy your engine completely and the car will be scrap. Do not delay and change the water pump as well, as its part of the belt run.