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  1. wase16II Is there much work involved in the removal of the valve to clean it? Can you recommend a good carb cleaner that would be useful? To stop the valve from clogging up again, is a blanking plate of any advantage to the running performance of the car?
  2. Thanks for that wase16II. I will have to take a look to see if there are any split pipes. Has anyone ever used the spray for cleaning out the EGR valve? If so, is it any use or would it be better taking the valve out completly and cleaning it?
  3. No, I don't have a plastic guard on the bottom of the car and there doesn't seem to be oil leaking because it would show on our backyard where I park the car all the time. I noticed yesterday that there seems to be quite a bit of oil around the intercooler pipe and spraying onto the outside of the coolant tank. I think it may be coming from the ribbed rubber connector pipe coming out of the intercooler. Would this cause smoke?
  4. Alexp999 - It has been happening for a couple of months now but it has been gradually getting worse. I serviced the car about 2-3months ago. The oil has went from Full to just over Half Full in this time. Emma727 - I would drive the car quite hard but not overly hard at the same time. There is 120,000 miles on the car. A few weeks ago, I happened to put a bad fill of diesal in the car from a service station that i had never been to before. The car started getting more smokey after putting it in. Since this, I have been putting good diesal (2-3 full tanks) in but the smoke remains. I was taking a quick look on the net last night and I came across a page talking about the EGR valve getting blocked up by soot. Would it be possible that this may just need cleaned out?
  5. Hi, just joined the forum. Not good with introductions, so just going to jump in with a question that I hope some of you may be able to help me with. I have a 2004 MK1 Ford Focus 1.8 TDDI LX. Recently there has been alot of smoke coming from my exhaust when I accelerate. I checked my oil today and it is half full. When checking the oil, I noticed a lot of oil in around the intercooler pipe. Do any of you know what might be causing the smoke? Should there be oil in the intercooler pipe? Any help with this would be great Eugene
  6. Welcome to the Ford forums Eug123 :)