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  1. geos

    1.6 Tdci Loss In Power... Again!! :(
  2. geos

    1.6 Tdci Loss In Power... Again!! :( Use the above link to find the banjo bolt that holds the pickup oil filter. Some have just removed this filter altogether. It's amazing how PSA managed to fool so many with their engines .The same engine is used by Citroen,Peugeot,Ford,Mazada,Volvo,Mini. Do the smart thing and change your oil ( and oil filter) every 5000 miles. Also try to use higher revs (change gear above 2500 rpm) when driving in town. Regards,
  3. geos

    1.6 Tdci Loss In Power... Again!! :(

    Hi, In my case there is no play on turbo shaft. I guess that some play will be acceptable as the shaft normally sets on a oil film. 1) should I replace the fuel lines when I have the washers replaced? No need to. 2) Also is it worth having the injectors cleaned "just in case" ? Ford does not recommend cleaning the injectors as this might lead to calibration issues. You should have them checked out by a specialist . Cheers,
  4. geos

    1.6 Tdci Loss In Power... Again!! :(

    Hi, One of the possible causes for excessive carbon build up on the turbo oil feed pipe is the excessive where of the injectors washers (one is made of cooper and one of some sort of plastic). This leads to gasses escaping from the cylinder and contaminating the oil which, in turn, leads to the turbine running without lubtication. I do not think I need to explain how bad this is (you will end up changing your turbine + lubrication system cleanup + two [mandatory] oil changes). The louder injector noise, that you've noticed, might be generated in fact by the gasses escaping from the cylinder. By the way do you also get exhaust gasses in to cabin? You could check the turbine shaft status easily by removing the air duct between the air filter and the turbine. Try to move the turbine shaft and if you have any play then you are looking at a turbo rebuild/replace job. Cheers, Geos
  5. geos

    1.6 Tdci Loss In Power... Again!! :(

    It's easy to check. If you replace the vacuum hose from the wastegate actuator with a length of hose and try to create vacuum. You should see some actuator rod movement. To get to the turbocharger boost pressure regulator valve you will have to get under the car and remove the plastic shield. On my 1.6 tdci 90HP unit it's on the right side of the car just bellow the common rail. The tapping noise is a common issue with this type of engine. It's probably carbon buildup. I hear there are some non intrusive methods for dealing with this. It involves some cleaver machine + chemicals that are capable of cleaning the fuel/exhaust system.
  6. geos

    1.6 Tdci Loss In Power... Again!! :(

    Check the "tubocharger boost pressure regulator valve" . It's in the back of the engine under the common rail. It's made by Pieburg and it is known to cause problems like loss of power and black smoke. Also check the vacuum pipes and hoses.
  7. Steve

    Welcome to the Ford forums geos :)