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Member Since 24 Apr 2008
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In Topic: Wheel Bolts

Yesterday, 03:34 PM

My first reaction is that if they broke it they should fix it without additional charge but I suppose it depends on their small print.

In Topic: Save A Very Loved Old Girl With Engine Troubles :(

Yesterday, 03:30 PM

If you're getting it up to 15,000rpm I'm not surprised it's spluttering! :D


Seriously, though, I believe the throttle pedal position sensor (TPS) has two potentiometers and it appears these are giving different voltage readings. This might be because one has developed an open-circuit somewhere along its track and it's possible this might coincide with the point at which it starts to splutter.


I'm guessing that the ECU has detected a camshaft position sensor (CPS) signal occurring at slightly the wrong time with respect to the signal from the crankshaft sensor. When the CPS started to fail on our 1.8TDCi it caused the engine to cut out completely. Then after a minute or two it could be started again, only to cut out a few miles further on. This doesn't sound like your problem but maybe these failures can take more than one form.


If I was to make a guess I would plump for the TPS but maybe one of the more knowledgeable members on here might have a better idea.

In Topic: Project Black Mac

05 July 2015 - 11:16 AM


The windows don't shut when locked.


If global closing is enabled it should work by holding down the lock button on the remote for a few seconds. Have you tried that?

In Topic: My Focus Is Dying 2003 1.6 Petrol Automatic

04 July 2015 - 10:17 AM

As the oil capacity of the engine is 4.25 litres that means it must have virtually run dry of oil which poses the question of how you came to let it get in that state? Unless you have a catastrophic oil leak or it's burning vast quantities you shouldn't have lost 4 litres in a normal service interval. How long since it was serviced? Have you ever checked the dipstick?


If it really needed that quantity of oil it's pretty well certain you've trashed the engine.

In Topic: Car Won't Start

30 June 2015 - 10:17 AM

If there are no codes you might be throwing good money after bad but I don't know what else to suggest. It just seems possible that a sensor is something that might be affected by engine temperature but it ought to throw up some codes. Our 1.8TDCi did when its camshaft sensor failed.