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In Topic: Urgent! - Turbo Help Required.

27 August 2014 - 09:40 AM

That's a good bit of advice Alan. I might just have a go at that myself as I'm not 100% that my turbo is going as I've had no loss of oil as Milton has had.

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In Topic: Urgent! - Turbo Help Required.

22 August 2014 - 09:57 PM

I may have missed the point here, but if you aren't driving it, then I would rip out the old one. You can then compare it to parts from the scrappy or pictures online. thats if there isn't a part number on it. I have a feeling my turbo may be on its way out soon, but I'm just gonna run my car for as long as it takes until it gets too expensive to run. I have an 02 1.8 TDCi thats done 135k.

In Topic: Mk1 Focus Tddi Egr Blanking Plate

21 August 2014 - 10:24 PM

I can definitely vouch for blanking the EGR valve, IMO it's a must. I do have a slightly different engine though. Mines a 1.8 TDCi. I thought, why not, if it doesn't do much good I'll just take it off. It's now been blanked for over 6 months now, and I've definitely seen a vast improvement in performance at the low rev range and I'm even getting much better mpg out of it. Before I blanked off the EGR valve I did thoroughly clean the hose that leads to EGR Valve and around the valve entrance with EGR cleaner, (which were totally bunged up with soot), but it didn't make much difference, so I just blanked it off. Instant results and no error codes to report. Lord knows why they put those things on these engines as from what I understand it just re-circulates crappy air around the engine.


I would go for it Charlie, for the sake of a few quid, you haven't got a lot to loose and if you don't get on with it on just take its off. Couple it up with a new panel filter a good service and you will definitely reaping the benefits :). Good luck and let us know how you get on. I'm particularly interested in what panel filter your gonna go for. I'm thinking about it myself ;) 

In Topic: Break It Or Fix It?

18 August 2014 - 09:15 PM

blimey mate, I'm really sorry to hear about your bad luck. I thought I had it bad when the clutch and dmf went just before Christmas resulting in a £700 bill :(. I suppose it depends on how much you owe on the car. If your thinking about a new engine then there are companies out there that would source one for you and fit it for around £1,000, so might be worth getting a price from these guys first 




If its a reasonable price then get it done and sell it for top whack. But If its well beyond what your willing to pay out then, cut your losses and sell it as spares or repairs. It seems a real shame how you've spent such a lot of money on a fairly new car and something like that happens. Surely you should be offered something from the garage you bought this from or even Ford. Seems really unfair to me.

In Topic: Leaking Pipe Identification - Above Clutch Pedal

18 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

I know this is an old thread, but I thought I would share my experience with this problem as I had the same issues. When replacing the 'O' rings make sure you get genuine ford parts. I used o rings from any old motor factors and they didn't work at all, just kept leaking. I didn't take the dash out, I went for the easier route and cut open the heater matrix housing :) though I wouldn't advise this as even though I have fixed the leak it really does kick off some heat. I've even taped heat shielding around the matrix housing, but it hasn't made much difference. I might just replace the matrix housing now and take the dash out :(.


Here is my thread if your interested: