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In Topic: Focus Mk2 - 1.6Tdci Turbo

06 December 2014 - 07:55 AM

The engine is indeed of [partly] Peugeot design. I'm led to believe that Ford took it and added the gas circulation which causes so many issues.

The oil pick up, down in the sump, will possibly need replacing or the new turbo will just go west in a cloud of smoke.

In Topic: Focus Mk2 1.6 Brake Problem

06 December 2014 - 07:38 AM

Whilst I appreciate that you may get an answer from this thread as to what is causing the problem, can I suggest you just get this in a garage before there's a total failure which results in an injury or death.  You're talking about the braking system here. Not worth waiting around for.

In Topic: Ford Focus 1,6 Tdci Dpf Issue

06 December 2014 - 07:31 AM

Welcome, Kirsty2503, to the world of the 1.6TDCi.

Firstly, some of the MOT regulations have changed already (16 Feb 2014 ) so having the DPF gutted will, if detected, fail your MOT. When mine was "fixed" the regulation hadn't been changed but I got the heads up from my MOT station when I had the car MOT'd last year ( 6 days before the rule change came into force ).  I guess the advice here is "don't mention it to the MOT station and see if they find it."  Stricter emissions testing is on it's way. DPFs are a quarter of the price they were when mine was done so I'm looking to reinstall before next MOT.

Because the engine recirculates exhaust gases, to preheat the mixture at start up and to improve emissions, Any soot from the combustion process, gets recirculated too.  This gets in the oil.

The Turbo uses the main oil as a lubricant.  This is picked up from the sump [bottom of the engine] by the a pick up feeder tube which has a filter in the end of it.  This filter gets clogged up by the soot in the oil.

As TomsFocus points out this must be cleaned or the Turbo will be starved of the oil, which is where the Turbo Failure comes from.  The general consensus of opinion is to fit a blanking plate between the EGR valve and the engine block, to prevent these exhaust gases going back around. The oil is then kept cleaner for longer. The plates are very cheap, from Ebay, and fitting takes 10 mins.

In Topic: Ford Focus 1.6Tdci Problems Help

06 December 2014 - 06:59 AM

The sticking EGR valve is common on the 1.6TDCI and the usual fix is, as Landy39 suggests, to fit a blanking plate.  They're cheap and readily available on Ebay. Get the stainless steel ones as they are better quality.  A trader in Poland does them and ships them very quickly. Took me 10 mins to fit mine.

If you've had sticky EGR syndrome then you may need the manifold cleaning out too.

Has the DPF been done on your vehicle ?  Just wondering whether the black cloud is soot ?

In Topic: White Smoke From Exhaust - 1.6Tdci (110) Feb 2008

23 November 2014 - 04:33 PM

At least you have a friendly mechanic to advise you, always useful.

I thought(hoped) that a dpf would filter out the white smoke. Mine does not have the guts in the dpf, just the can, having had it removed a couple of years ago. I'm looking to fit a new one before it's MOT next year.  Does anyone know if this is the case?