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“Engine System Fault” Message

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I bought a 05 reg 1.6 tdci this week and when I was driving it home on the motorway a message appeared on the dash saying “engine system fault” and the car seemed to lose a small amount of power. I was stopped at lights so I decided to turn off the engine and turn it back on and the message disappeared. That was grand for a bit and got back on to the fast road and when I got to around 120km/h the car stopped accelerating and the message re appeared. It only seems to happen when I go on the motorway, it’s grand at slower speeds in town and on secondary roads. Any of ye experience this problem at all, and how to fix if possible?

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The "Engine System Fault" message is just a generic warning message which can be caused by lots of different problems.

The only way to find out what is actually causing the problem is by reading DTC codes with a suitible Ford specific diagnostic system. Preferably when the warning message is active.  

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The guy I bought the car off said it is due a service so would that resolve the issue do you think ? 

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2 hours ago, coreykelly said:

The guy I bought the car off said it is due a service so would that resolve the issue do you think ? 

Make sure your fuel filter gets replaced I'd say this is most likely your culprit

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I had same prob but on a 06 18tdci it could be a few things , but first I would replace fuel filter as said using only a Ford one and use some rubber grease on the houseing rubber washer . People neglect the fuel filter as they can be a nightmare on the 18 not sure about the 16 , put some fuel treatment in as well and some good fuel then run it hard for a few miles . The engine fault light can come on for a load of reasons , split  hose stuck turbo vanes dirty sensor low fuel pressue  . I know that the 18 Tdci hates having dirty fuel and air filters so start with them things first I can see the 16 being the same. 

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On 26/12/2017 at 5:57 PM, Oldschool said:

I had same prob but on a 06 18tdci it could be a few things , but first I would replace fuel filter as said using only a Ford one and use some rubber grease on the houseing rubber washer . People neglect the fuel filter as they can be a nightmare on the 18 not sure about the 16 , put some fuel treatment in as well and some good fuel then run it hard for a few miles . The engine fault light can come on for a load of reasons , split  hose stuck turbo vanes dirty sensor low fuel pressue  . I know that the 18 Tdci hates having dirty fuel and air filters so start with them things first I can see the 16 being the same. 

I changed my fuel filter this morning and it was still giving the engine system fault message, so I plugged it in and it gave a code P0299 underboost/overboost. Any ideas where to check for leaks or anything? 

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On 25/12/2017 at 8:03 PM, Ryan_Tango said:

Make sure your fuel filter gets replaced I'd say this is most likely your culprit

I changed the fuel filter this morning no luck, cheers anyway for trying to help.

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