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gwengo

Member Since 09 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active May 10 2015 02:59 PM
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In Topic: Mk1 Focus 1.8 Tdci (115) - Loss Of Power - Black Smoke

20 April 2015 - 09:06 PM

Are you planning on doing the timing belt yourself? If so, nice one! Thats the one job I never want to get involved in, mainly because I know I might forget something, start the engine and BOOM!!! one fooked engine  :D. I would get it done mate, just for your peace of mind really and for the sake of a couple of hundred quid. Have you inspected your timing belt? There are usually tell tale signs that it hasn't been replaced for a while, such as discolouring, cracking, worn teeth. If you've got the parts, then take it to your local independent garage to fit for a bit cheaper and would save you the hassle.

 

BTW I love your sig  :lol:, I've only got the first 4 done  :D


In Topic: I've Really Derped...

19 April 2015 - 11:57 PM

Did you get this fixed Josh? First port of call for me would be to replace the broken glow plug. Not sure about the rest but, Stephen seems to know what he's talking about. When I cleaned my EGR valve, I kept the engine running, sprayed for a bout 2 seconds (you'll hear the idle revs drop), then I gave it a few revs. Then I repeated the process. I ended up taking the flexi pipe off that goes to the EGR valve, giving it a good clean out, before re-fitting it and blanking it off. Worked wonders, so once you get it started again have another go and don't let this little hiccup put you off ;).


In Topic: Mk1 Focus 1.8 Tdci (115) - Loss Of Power - Black Smoke

19 April 2015 - 11:33 PM

Hey Mike, have you fitted the blanking plate yet? Are you still experiencing problems with starting? I had trouble on starting a couple of years back, then one day my car totally cut out on me when I reached an island. Had to get the missus to tow me back home. Turns out it was the cam sensor (the one that is located on the rocker cover) £30 fix, just unscrew the old and screw in the new, sorted. The next issue I had with starting was fixed by replacing my battery. I'm dreading the day when my turbo finally packs in, as thats the only majorly expensive part that hasn't been replaced on my car yet. I do love the mk1 focus though, mine's been an absolute trooper, it gets used daily and I hate to admit it but I do abuse it a bit, but mainly because I love driving it  :D


In Topic: Dpf Update

19 April 2015 - 11:13 PM

I think this is shocking from a car thats only 5 years old, I think Ford should part pay your bill as surely this is a problem inherited from the factory. This isn't general wear and tear. How many miles on the clock does your car have? Mine has done 145k and the only major things that have gone wrong are one of the injectors failing (£500) and clutch and dmf replaced (£700).


In Topic: Help 1.8Tdci Egr Valve

19 April 2015 - 08:30 PM

nice one ajzetecs for doing that. I'm sure you'll be happy with it and hopefully you might see the results. Just out of curiosity did you get any error codes?