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  1. Having problems with FORD CMAX and injectors, FORD fobbing me off, I believe there is an internal bulletin, which FORD won't release, any ideas on how I can get this TSB 27/2012 dated 14 May 2012. Interesting why they won't release it.


    Grateful for any ideas

  2. Mhmm mine seems to be the opposite to yours could be part of the problem I'll have another look in the morning
  3. It would help peter if you could see what position yours is in at idle or off when I hook up my Delphi it's says turbo 100% then when you get it started goes to say 160% surely that's not correct should be 0% then upwards as it works ?
  4. One thing I have noticed last night is that the turbo actuator looks to be in a different position to those I have seen on the likes of eBay by which I mean the part where the rod from the turbo connects is in the down position and those I look at onebay including new ones are in the up position sojust wondering if this is where the problem lies as when I first started it with the new engines original loom on it would come up turbo actuator fault so changed loom and actuator for mine sorted the fault code but like I mention it looks in the wrong position.
  5. No knock sensor in that position peter on either engine the only loose connection I can see is from behind the oil cooler I'm assuming that this engine being out of a later model is either oil temp or oil level it really has got me baffled this one like you say rounds as if the ecu isn't getting something.
  6. Peter I've changed all for injectors for my original ones in same position looked at the egr that is free .the turbo actuator was changed for my original on as loom multi plug was different now how would I know what I'd the correct position when I had it started before had someone slightly Rev it whilst I felt the rod on the actuator didn't budge .where is the knock sensor situated ?.at one point it was hunting as if air was getting in somewhere I'm at a total loss at the mo and considering just selling it on as spares or repair it really is doing my head in .you would of thought replacement engine 45000 all auxiliarys put it in plug it up and away you go Na not this one I now it's not the head as it pressurises I've changed almost all the sensors for my original ones to rule those out .it throws up no fault codes when it does start but then that's hit and miss you can idle it for half an. Hour onmin then struggle to. Get it to idle the next totally stumped .
  7. Damian this is a 1.8 Kdda engine out of a 2012 model still having the problem ofit not firing correctly thinking now the injectors will need coding to ecu as that's the only thing that's different on the two engines apart from engine loom and turbo actuator that I've already changed anyone in Cheshire got ids or elm that could help would pay of course .
  8. When I get it started Pete will post up fuel pressure kpa it ticks over but will not Rev at all just billows white smoke now mine is a 2008 build engine is out of a 2012 model new shape changed the engine wiring loom over from mine and also the turbo actuator as plug was different on that pumps have same part number just wondering now if injectors will need coding or change for my original ones
  9. Hi would anyone on here know if a 1.8 tdci diesel pump on a 2009 would need coding to the ecu .just put a replacement engine in with all ancillarys attached it will start but won't Rev and is billowing white smoke engine has only done 45k no fault codes appear.all help appreciated
  10. The cars an 09 registered but 08 production I'm using Delphi on a lap top pretty good does almost everything on most cars but seems a bit limited on this one .
  11. Peter not got round to checking your suggestion out yet but on the way home from work tonight it was stuttering again one thing I have noticed is that my glow plug dash light and esp light will stay on for around 15 secs after car is started also dash lights are slow to respond could this have anything to do with the relay you suggest or just coincidence car show no other codes than them 3 though .
  12. If the leak is from the union it's quite likely the nylon washer has gone instead of paying frauds 14+ pounds for one go to b an q and buy some nylon tap washers slightly thicker and you will have to file out the middle a tad to get it to go over the union but work a treat did my mates this way over 2 years ago and still no leaks cost £1.14
  13. Thanks Pete I'll have a look at that
  14. Hi can someone advise out in car this morning and had a few stutters then engine malfunction light comes on so pulled over and restarted and drove on the whole ok just the odd stutter every now and again .got home this afternoon and read codes p0380'was perm now gone to intermittent p1203 cleared p0490 cleared only one I can't clear is p0380 I've had a look at loom seems ok only thing I could see it seemed to be loose on the end usually where they burn out can't tighten it any but it seems to swivel is this normal or is there something in there that's loose .picture is not of mine but where the 8mm nut is on the end is where it is swivelling .anyone shed any light .
  15. Hi wondering if anyone can help just done some work on my mates cmax 1.8 duratec and after all that it's still got low compression on number 1 cal so looking at replacing engine now this is the question his is a qqda and I see that many variants wondering what wil and won't go say I got hold of a short engine off a qqdb I'm assuming I could use his cyl head .looking at a mondeo engine at the moment would this go presumably I would have to change all the auxiliary parts basically is the head and block all the same across the duratec range thanks in advance .