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2008 Focus Tdci Starting Issue


ilsonemo
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Hi

I fitted a new battery and glow plugs to my focus about a month ago.

All has been fine up until yesterday. I got in the car started it (first turn of the key) it ran for 30 seconds

and just as i went to set off the engine just died. I tried to restart it, it was cranking fine just no attempt to start. Half an hour later it finally burst into life and was fine all day. Came out to the car this morning and the same happened again. once its started its fine all day it just seems the problem happens when it has been left over night.

anyone else had the same or similar ? and if so what was wrong with yours ?

thank you

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To be fair its due a service in a few weeks, it had a full service April 2013 which was all filters fresh anti freeze and fresh brake fluid (Ford Genuine Parts)

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sounds like you have a air leakage somewhere in the fuel system line...... if it had its fuel filter done last year then that should be ok, but maybe worth changing this also... the filter insert is £20 from ford (well ebay but ford part) but remember you need a new o ring that sits inside of the filter cap housing lid.....

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Thanks for the advice up to now, I went out to it this morning with camera at hand so i could record it and low and be hold it hasn't done it (sods law eyy)

Ill try what you have all said and keep you updated

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Maybe something to do with the fuel pump or swirl pot (assuming it has one)?

If you think that parked facing up hill all the fuel will go towards the back of the car, where as facing downhill gravity will be pulling the fuel towards the engine.

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well I had RAC out to it this morning to put there fault reader on it, it came back with a "fuel rail low pressure" DTC. It has a warranty so I have taken it in to the garage and let them fettle with the thing

I have had an extensive look at the fuel system but i cannot see any leaks or anything that causes concern, but I am sure there is air getting into the system somewhere

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