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  1. I bet it's a cluster fault. Next time bash the top of the dash and see if it rights itself. I paid £200 to repair mine.
  2. Why does it need a new engine? Do you have photos of the damage. Just be aware the garage may make it sound worse than it is. I suspect it needs a new engine mount, driveshaft and hoses. I'd fix that myself cant see the threads in the chassis leg being damaged.
  3. Sounds fine too me. You always get a little shake from a diesel engine.
  4. You need to reject this car they have had a chance to repair it and failed. I suspect this engine has overheated in the past and has been damaged.
  5. Short term shows its adding lots of fuel. Shouldnt be at -20. It got a vacuum leak.
  6. This is normal for a duratec my 1.8 pinks occasionally. Big ends would make a very loud knock and mains tend to rumble. They are good engines if looked after. Oil consumption can be an issue on some engines. Mine so far doesn't use any and it's coming up for 90,000 miles. The throttle body could do with cleaning sometimes as well. Also worth disconnecting the battery over night and reconnect in the morning. Let it run for 20 mins without touching the throttle. This resets the cars dBm.
  7. What's the long term fuel trim value?
  8. Hi, A high idle and a sulphur smell usually means it's running lean. A vacuum leak could be your issue.
  9. If its building pressure still sounds like you need the cylinder head skimming. Overheating can cause the head to warp and it will never seal again. A skim will rectify the pressure build up.
  10. Looks like oil emulsion to me. Never seem this on any ford. However my old Citroen had a head gasket issue and the header tank looked similar in the early stages.
  11. Will be washer pump. Not a hard job to replace. The Haynes manual is your friend.
  12. Sounds like an instrument cluster fault
  13. I have tried it with magnetic altho it does look like alloy swarf rather than steel.
  14. Hi, I changed the oil and filter on my 1.8 duratec he 2 weeks ago. Previous to this at the last service and mot by the garage around 8000 miles ago my sump plug stripped it had felt odd for a while. The garage retapped it for the next size up. I have dissected my old oil filter and found quite a few metal flakes in the filter medium. Pictures attached. The engines runs fine no knocks or rattles. I am hoping it's swarf from sump plug repair. Thoughts
  15. With it being a 54 plate I am assuming it's a mk1.5. My old mk1.5 had this issue when it got older but only on a cold morning it was fine when the engine warmed up. I would try changing the power steering fluid first as this might help. Failing that you will need to change the rack. Personally I would live it unless it fails the mot. But try a fluid change first.