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ford focus TDCI - diagnosis help

12 May 2009 - 11:39 AM

Hi posted earlier about a blown turbo,
The thing is -

Would the car idle over ok and rev ok when parked up if a valve was bent or a conrod bent ?
would it be struggling all the time and not just when driving ?
and is there a test i can do , such as compression testing ?

also - if a valve was bent how easy is it to change a valve ? once i have the head off (im fine with taking head off)
i did work at a garage for a couple of years and remembed grinding a valve in with the paste and stick

blown turbo on ford focus TDCI 2003? 115ps 90,000

09 May 2009 - 10:01 PM

Hi everyone,
my turbo blew on the motorway and as i pulled up the engine reved at full till i stalled it to stop it.
Iv had a new turbo fitted but there is still a major problem
The garage says it could be a bent valve or con rod due to the oil been forced in engine, but they need to investigate.
The car drives but wen pressing accellerator the engine vibrates and is slowish to pik up, but when u just hold pedal steady doing 2000 to 3000 revs the car feels fine and cruises along, its just when you press the pedal. It surges and struggles
The garage cleaned the intercooler, inlet manifold twice.
The car starts fine and idle`s ok ish, maybe a little iratic, and revs ok with no noises from engine.There are also no warning lights/codes
When the car get warm u get a few drops of oil coming out of exhaust and a bit of smoke off this, so there is still oil in sytem.
My next plan is to remove intercooler and try and drain oil a bit more if theres any in.Iv also added some fuel system treetment.
ALSO iv removed the EGR valve , iv been told i need to clean this ? how do i do this ? is it the halam key socket on the valve ?
ANY IDEAS on what it could be, and does anybody think it could be the valve / conrod ? when it is fine when idleing
What would be the best way to clean the intercooler ?
Thanks in advance for reading