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Urgent Advice - 2003 1.8 Tdci Zetec Scrap Or Save

26 April 2013 - 03:17 AM

I have a 2003 1.8 Ford Focus tdci zetec with intermittent problem of loss of power, ignition light flashing.


First problem July last year, all fuel injectors reconditioned, refitted, drove like a dream again for 8 months.   Passed MOT last month but a week later same symptoms arise.  Advised fuel pump fault, recovery could not read car diagnostic codes.    Fuel drained, iron filings found.  Now advised to scrap car as repairs would include new fuel pump, more reconditioned fuel injectors plus complete drain and flush of the fuel system.  


Other than the above fault the car is in very good condition, seems a crying shame to scrap.   Worried about buying another 2nd hand Ford Focus as the fault could arise again.


Can anyone advise if this car would be worth saving or should I seriously consider the scrap route????


All suggestions would be gratefully received.