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Fiesta 2004 1.4 Petrol Cambelt

16 October 2014 - 10:25 PM

This car has done only 20k but is 10 years old, used very little. The Cambelt surely needs changing. Are there any special tools needed to do this. I read somewhere ford do not fit Woodruf keys to locate gearing to shafts. Do I need to remove any gears or can I just locate timing pegs or marks remove/ replace tensioner and change belt. Any help would be welcome

Egr Blanking Plate Tdci

01 May 2014 - 07:25 PM

Decided to fit one to the wifes 2008 1.6 tdci mk6 old shape anyway. So so easy. Disconnect hoses to air cleaner etc and completely remove top plastics this is only pushed on with 4 locaters into rubbers. A sharp pull up may be needed. Lift up black plastic reservoir on right hand side of engine and tie up to passenger side wiper arm this res is not heavy. Notice locating clip.  Remove reservoir bracket, 3 screws. Now you have a clear view of the EGR.  Loosen the 2 fixing pins about 2 turns also loosen the metal bracket holding the pipe on the left side of the engine running to the EGR. Small socket set with short bar and ratchet. The valve is now loose and the new blanking plate can be slid into place. I slid mine inbetween the original metal gasket and the engine body. Tighten evenly and replace all in reverse order. This job will take you 30 mins or so.  No warning lights will come on. 

Toad Obd & Ecu Software Pro

26 January 2014 - 12:03 AM

Anyone ever used or know anyone who uses this software. It is not cheap but it gets in deep with featured like altering the chip. Injector remapping and other clever things. This is around £60 for the Pro version on offer at this time usually much higher over £100.

I barely know what I am talking about but I learn quickly if it saves garage bills.

Fiesta Mk6 2008 1.6 Egr Blanking ?

19 January 2014 - 07:42 PM

Hi all, my neighbour has 2 transit vans and he blocks off the EGR valve with a blanking plate found on the bay. "This helps keep the oil clean amongst other things" he said.

  Can I fit one onto my 2008 Tdci 1.6 old shape car or will I have EGR fault showing.  ta

1.6 Tdci Mk 6 Turbo Tell Me

30 December 2013 - 11:06 AM

I have a 1.6 tdci 38k 08 last of the batch sort of thing. I have been reading about the Turbo problems with the the Focus 1.6 tdci.  (same engine I think) Turbo pops due to poor oil supply, engine full of carbon? impossible to clean out, new engine needed? Injector seals may be the cause?

Anyone know what or why this happens and the percentage of engines that give trouble or mileage when prob occurs. :(