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Focus 1800 Diesel Engine Problem

15 May 2013 - 04:58 PM

Hello all I am new to the Forum so not sure if I am posting this in the right section.
We are wondering if any forum members can make a suggestion

We have a problem with my daughters Focus 57 reg 1800 Ghia Diesel.
She was driving along quite normal but after setting off from a junction the car did not respond properly she was only able to get her speed. Up to about 30 mph.
The service depot where we usually take our cars suspected an hose problem that usually splits, they did find this pipe damaged but after renewing it the problem was still there.
The garage tried many thing but finally told us that they would have to take the car to the main Ford dealer who had more sophisticated equipment and should be able to diagnose the fault.
Well to cut the long story short the ford dealer has had the car for about a week now and have been unable to find what is wrong, everything they try the problem is still there.
They have now suggested trying some type of filter and a new turbo an estimated cost for parts of about £2000
However they can't be sure that this will solve the problem. But we will still have to pay for the parts even if they turn out to be not needed. And of course the fitting and diagnostic work.
It looks like we could be left with a car that cost us £7000 about a year ago that will only drive at 30 mph
We still need to talk with our garage to see how much all their diagnostic work is going to cost.

I have a feeling we could be driving the car that looks immaculate with about 50000 miles on the clock to the breakers yard. At 30mph
Has anyone got any ideas or had a similar experience.
Regards Brian


15 May 2013 - 04:14 PM

Hi my name is Brian and I have just joined the forum. I have a 2008 focus Ghia 2 litre diesel. That I tow a caravan with. My wife has a 1600 Sport petrol 55 reg and our daughter has 1800 diesel Ghia 57 reg. so we have a bit of a monopoly of focus cars at our house.
Best regards Brian