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Slyatslys

Member Since 27 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 19 2013 10:11 PM
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In Topic: Ford Focus 1.8 Tdci Sport S - 07 Reg - Engine Systems Fault

19 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

... or a Ford main dealer :lol:

In Topic: Ford Focus 1.8 Tdci Sport S - 07 Reg - Engine Systems Fault

19 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

I have to say that since they sorted out the seals on the fuel filter it has been fine. I left it for 3 days facing up hill on the drive and it started even on a very cold and frosty morning without any problem. There definitely appears to be a fuel filter/fuel system standard issue with the 1.8 TDCi.

I would not say that a local garage is any worse than a main dealer as the main dealer changed the instrument panel on mine before they fixed the real issue with the fuel system having a small leak of air into the system so they clearly were in the dark too.

I have read other forums where the fuel filter was the cause of similar problems so it does not seem that uncommon and it was the first suggestion made above too ...

In Topic: Ford Focus 1.8 Tdci Sport S - 07 Reg - Engine Systems Fault

29 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

Well after returning it to the garage and it being sent back to the Ford Main Dealer again, they have now "found a 2nd fault" (I admit to being sceptical as the symptoms were identical and this turned out to be similar to the issue the AA man said it was).

According to the dealer, the AA man damaged the seals on the fuel filter when he was trying to prime the system and so air was getting in thus draining the fuel lines. (Does the pump not self prime afterwards?)

I was also told that the "road side diagnostic tools" would not have picked up the fault code from the immobiliser so that (AHEM!) "still needed to be changed" ...

They have now "changed the seals" and are checking it starts reliably.

The true test will be when it is back on my drive.

In Topic: Ford Focus 1.8 Tdci Sport S - 07 Reg - Engine Systems Fault

27 January 2013 - 11:49 PM

Thanks, I had a horrible feeling you might say that ...