George Lawrence

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About George Lawrence

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  • Birthday 10/14/1960

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    Mondeo 2.ltr tdci auto estate
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    Stevenage Herts
  1. Good morning all, I have recently taken out my injectors ( and marked them 1 2 3 4 ) and took them to a diesel specialist. It turns out they are all the original injectors and having done over 150,000 they are kn*****ed. I really don't think it is viable to replace them all as the car is only worth £1000- £1200. Although apart from the injectors it was running fine. I put the injectors back on the car and bled it up to the injectors. After a couple of turns it started ran very lumpy for a couple of minutes the cut out. started it again and it did the same. This is as far as I have got, I keep starting it and it keeps cutting out. If I put my foot on the accelerator nothing happens, it's as if the peddle does not exist. Has anyone got any ideas, as the road tax ran out and I need to get it off the road and into my drive and sorned. I don't want to be fined by the nice people at the DVLA. Any help and advice would be gratefully received. Cheers George
  2. Jennie, do yourself a favour and have a leak off test done at a reputable diesel garage. I had the same problem as you and was advised to do this. It took me 9 months before I did this and wish I had done it sooner. This may save you a lot of time and expense in changing parts that do not need to be replaced.
  3. Hi Guy's, I have had the same problems as you. please do yourselves a favour and have a leak-off test done on your injectors. this will not only save you time but also cash. Martin my codes were read and came up with the same answer as yours, changed the pump and still the same problems. I was advised to have a leak off test as these codes can be misleading. ALL THEY ARE TELLING YOU IS THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM. PLEASE HAVE A LEAK OFF TEST AND SAVE SOME TIME AND MONEY. George
  4. Good morning all, I was wondering if there was anyone in the Hertfordshire area that may be able to code some new injectors for me, if I decide to get them. Obviously I would not expect this to be done for nothing. Cheers George
  5. Good morning Barry, I have had the problems you are experiencing. Stoney is correct in the advice he has given you, like a lot of other guy's on this site they are very knowledgeable. Save yourself a lot of time reading all the posts and advice on this fault it get's very frustrating because there are so many views on what can cause this. Book into a diesel specialist, not fords or your local mates garage. Get them to do a leak off test and they should be able to determine the cause of the problem. the chances are it's not going to be cheap but it will save time and you can make the decision on whether it is cost effective to get it done. good luck and let us know how you get on. Cheers George
  6. Morning all, I got the socket with the window for removing the injectors as suggested. After removing the fuel lines etc the socket will not drop down over the injector completely. Do I have to remove the top half ie where the lines attach ? your help will be greatfully received. Cheers George
  7. Hi All, Got the socket and stripped everything back as explained in other posts. the only problem is, when I put the socket over the Injector, it doesn't drop down far enough to get a grip on the nut. Do you have to take the top half of the injector off first? ie the part where the fuel pipes, leak off pipes and the electrical connectors attach. any help will be appreciated. Cheers George.
  8. Thank you for that info, hopefully I can get it sorted asap. Cheers George
  9. Good morning all, I have posted in the past regarding the dreaded flashing glow plug syndrome. After trying many different solutions, even buying another injection pump on the advice of an expert garage lol. The best advice I have had, was to go to a diesel specialist and have a leak off test. This done it turns out my injectors are knackered. I wish i had done this many months ago when the symptoms first started. I am going to get mine reconned so i dont have to reprogram them. Can anyone tell me what size socket is needed to do the job.My local factors have told me there is a 22mm and a 27mm socket with the cut outs, both for a Mondeo 2003 tdci.I hope someone will be able to advise me which one to go for. I also know there is a fitting kit for the alighnment, I was wondering if this was really necessary. as always your input would be very welcome. Cheers George
  10. Thanks for the advice, I will try and find someone local to do a leak off test and post the results.
  11. Just one other thing. For the last couple of weeks ( during all this cold and snow ) it has been a bugger to start. at first it took ages to fire, now I am having to give it a squirt of easy start. It fires up straight away and it is ok to start for the rest of the day. George
  12. Thanks Clive, I think I will ask some more questions. Chris these are the right tools, not cheap though. My car is a 53 plate 2ltr tdci ghia x estate ( auto). I have been getting the flashing glow plug lights of doom for sometime, about 6 months. it has got to the stage where if i put too much load on the pedal the glow plug light will come on and in most cases it will cut out. I then restart the engine and all is well until it is put under any strain again. this is happening 2 or 3 times on a journey, especially on hills. I have cleaned the EGR valve and MAF sensor, Changed the fuel filter and cam sensor. I asked a mechanic aout the crank sensor but he said it would not start if it was faulty. also the diagnostic came up with P0251 Injection pump metering control A. so the mechanic said in his experience it is the pump.!! I know this is a bit long winded but this has been going on for a while and i wonder if i am going to be throwing money at it forever. Cheers for any advice you can offer George
  13. Unfortunately mine is a Delphi pump and I have been told this one will not do the job. I have hunted around but can't seem to find one for the Delphi pump. Also, I have spoken to a mechanic and he has advised me to get rid of the car, as once you have trouble with these pumps all the small filings go right through the system. He said it will cause problems with the injectors and the rest of the system. This sounds plausible to me ( I am no mechanic ) But surely there are many other tdci owners who have had the pump changed and all was back to normal ? I dont know what to do now, repair it or get rid. Any advice From you Clive or anyone else would be most welcome. Cheers George
  14. I was wondering if anyone out there would be able to point me in the right direction in getting hold of a pump sprocket locking tool. I have got another pump with the same codes as the one on my motor, but have been told that you really need this tool. Hire or buy I don't mind. I live in Hertfordshire in case anyone fairly close has one. your help would be thankfully received. Many thanks George