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In Topic: Clatter At Low Revs Under Load

22 September 2014 - 04:14 PM

Also some hesitation at low revs as well.

In Topic: Clatter At Low Revs Under Load

22 September 2014 - 04:08 PM

Just a bit more to add to this. It only does this when at its operating temperature if its only a little below operating temperature then its nowhere near as bad. It sounds like if you try to pull away in to low a gear. Last heard this when I tried to start the car after I had put the filter seal in the wrong way and was trying to start with easy start. I feel it's likely a fueling issue as it's starting as soon as no. 2 injector was replaced. I do wonder if now it's firing properly on 2 that the other Injectors are a bit iffy. Does this sound credible? Its really annoying as its only between 1200 and 2000revs after this it goes away. Engine is pulling like a train no matter what. Is there such a thing as diesel pre ignition?

In Topic: Oily Smell - 1.8 Tdci

17 September 2014 - 02:01 PM

Sounds like you have a bit of both....   Its your leakoff pipe thats leaking diesel.  Its likely the 'o' ring has perished, you can get a kit I think to replace the 'o' rings.  Its a bit of a fiddly job, and the 'R' clip that retains the pipe can be a bugger to get off.  When its off you will see 2 grooves in the plastic connector, the closest to the injector is for the 'O' ring that may or may not still be there (it may have disintigrated!!). The other is for the 'R' clip to sit into.


If you have some black residue as well, its likely that the injector seal itself is also starting to go.  Easy job to do, pig of a job to get to.  You need to remove the injector itself, and replace the copper seal on the end. The seal is Ford only, and cost me about £3.59 each.


Have fun!!!

In Topic: Oily Smell - 1.8 Tdci

16 September 2014 - 08:13 PM

i would be a little wary if its actual diesel.  If its leaking from the injector seal, its usually seen as a black/shiny tar like substance, as the heat from the engine burns it onto the block around the injector. If its actual diesel, then your leakoff pipes may be leaking, or the unions on the injector pipes. I would take off the engine cover, and get someone to rev the engine, see if the leakoff pipes pop off a little.  If not, hold your hand over each injector. If you can feel a puff of air, then the injector seal is leaking combustion gases past the injector.

In Topic: Oily Smell - 1.8 Tdci

15 September 2014 - 08:30 PM

Is it an actual oily smell or like diesel fumes? If its fume like, you probably have a failing or failed injector seal. Have a look around the injectors and the clamps. If they have black shiny stuff or a sticky residue around them, thats likely the cause. Happened to mine. Fix is easy, its a small copper seal, problem is it can be a pig of a job getting the injectors out.