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In Topic: Air Intake Pipe Advice!!!

18 October 2014 - 11:29 PM

Thanks I've got some carb cleaner. Where's best place to spray and safest place where these leaks normally occur


I would say along the pipes and especially at the ends where it seals. Maybe best just to do one at a time and go through every pipe just to see if you find anything.

In Topic: Air Intake Pipe Advice!!!

15 October 2014 - 11:13 PM

My car doesn't have a maf sensor instead it uses a map and the pcm to work out the air mixture. My car does have esp so I will turn it off tonight to see if it makes a difference. Hopefully. Only problem is what happens if it does.


try it to see then we can cross that bridge if it turns out it may be this. also it may do well to make sure all your fuses and relays in box fuse boxes are tight and secure and non have worked loose as this may lead to car playing up when in motion or when a g force is hitting it. its along the same lines as a loose wire that was mention only.


I had an old escort that had a loose relay that took a long long time to discover as when stationary it was virtually undetectable but when driving it was slack and causing the light circuit to cut in and out when in motion especially over bumps ect so may be worth a check to make sure all is secure and when at it you should go around all the sensor wiring and connection to check that are non corroded and not slack or damaged.  :)

In Topic: Air Intake Pipe Advice!!!

14 October 2014 - 10:33 PM

Yeah uphill and round bends it's more severe. Left or right


I have been thinking but may be off but here goes......


since its up hill (car pull) and around corners (left & right is more severe) the car  would be in some form of g force and traction area physically so are you sure it may not be anything to do with he abs/esp kicking in and trying to brake the car which may lower the revs and create engine splutter and hesitation as you try more throttle? this may give the impression its engine or fuel related and would explain why ford cant find any thing on the engine side of things.


example maybe taking a round about too fast or likewise so the system may kick in ect. have you tryed turning esp off and driving for a bit? also make sure brakes are not binding and thing like that.


as i said probable way of but it cant hurt to try as you have looked at many other things.

keep us posted.


In Topic: Air Intake Pipe Advice!!!

11 October 2014 - 12:01 AM

Yep still connected. Drove nice all day today. Until a little bit of hesitation and the roughness returned. Arrrhhhhhhhh


I think if ford have not found anything then it may be something simple enough. I would of presumed they would of checked the fuel delivery pressure ect so they would of known if the fuel pump or other was a bit faulty and suggested a repair.



Since that pipe was off/slack and it drove ok when you got it back but now its driving bad again I do believe that it may have something to do with the air flow, I would possibly double check all air/vacum pipes for splits or blockages or even small kinks as its seems to me that the car may hesitate and feel under powered when it could be  being starved of air intake in some way when under certain driving conditions.

do you get this more when driving in lower gears?

do you notice this more when engine is cold or warmed up? 



also is your exhaust/cat in good condition in terms of airflow restriction? I was thinking if the flow of the gases was getting in any way or form restricted it may give you this hesitation when under load (hill driving or maybe acceleration up the gears ect) as they may not be escaping fast enough and in a way chocking the engine like a back draft kind of thing.

In Topic: Air Intake Pipe Advice!!!

10 October 2014 - 11:42 PM

Low and behold took the car for a 10 mile spin just and the surging and hesitation has returned. The car felt amazing up yo that point,lovely and smooth. Then I went round a roundabout in 2nd gear.... The car started surging and bucking again and then looses power after that.

Ford found no issues apart from the breather pipe, no ecu codes and the 02 sensor and everything else was fine.

What can I do now as it looks like it's the end of the road for my car, it's a shame as I don't wanna chop it in.

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did you check the pipe has not come loose again?