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  1. The only place I think there could be a leak is a short pice of rubber pipe with wire wrapped around it. It is part of the pipe work for the inter cooler, at the bottom of the engine, I'd say just under the starter motor. I thought I had an oil leak, but when I looked underneath it was this piece of rubber pipe which had engine oil on the underside of it. I took it off and could see no holes or tears in it, and the two plastic pipes it connects were dry so I guess this has some sort of leak in it.
  2. No, coolant seems ok. I did have an incident a few months ago which caused me to unplug the egr. The car seemed to go nuts after climbing a steep hill. It was shaking really badly and black smoke was pouring out of the exhaust. I unplugged the egr and it seemed to fix it so just left it unplugged. I recently plugged it back in and it hasn't happened again, just the limp mode problem.
  3. I have no other real symptoms. It's seems to tickover fine, it does smoke on heavy acceleration, seems like grey/ white smoke in the rear view mirror. I can literally red line it in 1st, 2nd and 3rd but if I'm being lazy and don't bother to change down going up hills etc and just put my foot right down, the problem will occur then. The injectors were pressure tested apparently, by a Delphi agent.
  4. Hi, I am new to this forum, but have read a lot of posts and they have been really helpful. I own a 56 plate 2.0 tdci zetec 130 and am having the limp mode/ cutting out/ flashing glow plug problem. After reading lots of posts, the first thing I tried was a fuel filter change, which did nothing. Rather than trying different things myself, I decided to take it to my local Delphi agent in the hope they could help. Typically a few days before I took it there the eml light went out, so no fault codes were showing, but it was still going into limp mode on acceleration under load, and the glow plug was flashing until you turned off the engine and restarted it. The injectors were removed and tested, but apparently, although they all failed the test, did not show signs of returned fuel problems. There were also no particles found. The car has done 160,000 miles so apparently they were just worn, but wouldn't cause the cutting out problem. The mechanic told me the next step would be to remove the fuel pump and bench test that but, but he thinks that the pump failing is very rare, and advised against it due to the cost. The sensible thing to do is to just get rid, but in the last 2 months I have had the clutch/flywheel/ starter replaced, tensioner/ pulley and belt and 4 new tyres so would like to try and save it. I really like the car, its my 2nd mark 3 tdci. So at the moment the car is running, but I get limp mode with the flashing glow plug light, and then cut out if I persist with trying to accelerate. The eml light does come on sometimes but turns off after a few stop/ starts of the engine. if I do manage to catch the eml light on, the code is po251. Any help or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance!
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