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jmurray01 last won the day on December 26 2020

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  • Birthday 11/24/1995

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  1. Just to bring closure to this thread, after throwing a hissy fit and refusing to work on the car, I went back to it and fixed it 🤣 Put a new O ring in the filter, had to reuse the gasket but made sure it was screwed tightly, fill the inlet pipe, spray of carb cleaner (I know...) and off she went. Of course since then in true Ford spirit the EML came on. I'm sure it has NOTHING to do with the fuel filter charade 😬
  2. Update: Disconnected and primed the hose going to the injectors and after a couple of tries it started. Success, or at least until the car had driven around locally and then 20 miles from home, upon which after being turned off for an hour decided to go back to not starting!!! Obviously the car and my tools are now 20 miles apart which is just splendid. Frankly I think now I'm ready to put this in the hands of a mechanic and accept my limited mechanical abilities are just that, very limited.
  3. I've got the battery on charge now, so hoping that since fuel did seep out when I loosened the injector pipe a good crank with a fully charged battery might do it. If not I'll loosen 2 injector pipes, crank and then tighten up and see if that works as I read that online. That said I also read online that loosening the injector pipes at all can screw it up (not sure what "it" would be) so if anyone could clarify that before I do any more potential damage that would be great. Ah the joys of modern diesels...
  4. In hindsight I have done something incredibly stupid... A couple of weeks ago I replaced the fuel filter, filled up the housing and after a few cranks the engine started and all was well. Afterwards the car would run fine but after sitting a couple of days it would start then stall and re-start with minor difficulty. Today I took the top off the filter housing again and found the issue was the o-ring hadn't seated properly, so sorted that and erroneously thought as I hadn't removed the filter (and didn't see any fuel spill) that I could get away without filling the housing up as i didn't have a can of diesel to hand. Alas it started for a few seconds and then just cranked and cranked. After a few attempts I went and got diesel and filled the housing, but it still just cranks until the battery fails. Obviously I know I've got an air lock in the system, and without looking online cracked off the main fuel union where it goes to the separate injector pipes, which did release a bit of air then fuel and nipped it back up again. After looking online I've seen posts saying NOT to do that Further to that the engine still won't start and now the battery is too flat so I'll need to charge it back up or jump it. Definitely not the Friday morning I hoped for. HELP!!
  5. I know, I really do think I was born in the wrong year!!
  6. I do like spending boxing day watching Carry On films and eating crap!!
  7. I'm the same, plus it helps protect the in tank fuel pump on modern cars from overheating.
  8. Sorry to hear you contracted COVID Zain! One of my friends and her husband caught it too but thankfully they fully recovered. Next year has to be better!
  9. I do like that tomorrow Christmas will come and go and then that will be one less thing for people to go mad about! Also I must admit I did like doing an unintentional burnout in the rear wheel drive Volvo earlier today when pulling out of an icy junction 🙄😂
  10. I do like that I am now back in the Ford family!! Well, it's my mother's car but lets skip over that small fact 🤣 2006 Ford Focus Sport 1.8 TDCI. Timing belt been done so no worries there, no history of undercarriage corrosion and at 133k it drives like a dream. It was a very cheap buy and as a result has a short MOT, but aside from a headlamp bulb I cannot detect any faults so come November 6th we will find out...
  11. I do like laying back in front of the fire watching a movie!
  12. I do like booking the Volvo in for a new set of rear tyres! The closest match to the fronts (Pirelli P2000) I could find was the Pirelli P4 Cinturato, so we shall see how that does. The front ones are next on my list but as they still have over 6mm of treads and cash ain't exactly abundant they are still safe for now. Hopefully the P4s will impress me in the rear (oh matron!) and I will get a couple fitted to the front too.
  13. I do like relaxing with a glass of red and Chris Isaak's Wicked Game LP on the turntable...
  14. I don't like buying a classic car because "it'll be cheaper to fix" then spending more fixing it than I would have done on the modern car it replaced 🤣🤣🤣
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