Hawksey

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About Hawksey

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  • First Name
    Matt
  • Ford Model
    C Max 1.6 petrol 2004
  • Ford Year
    2004
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Kent
  1. Good idea. I will take some photos Sunday and post.
  2. Not that I think I have, but can over tightening the head bolts cause this in anyway. I would have thought the gasket would prevent this????
  3. Defo hitting a valve, or something solid. I removed the glow plugs and loosened the injectors to reduce the compression.
  4. Hi thanks for the reply. Yes I know what you mean, and I did think this was what i’d Done. However triple checked and it’s been removed. The pistons simply seem like they are hitting a valve and locking. I can’t see how though as both cam shaft and crank shaft were locked in place. Really confusing me.
  5. Does anyone know which valves need to be in what position when the pistons are locked in TDC (Crank pulley locked with pin). This is the only way I can think of to double check.
  6. Hi all, Im after some help as I’ve obvioulsy messed up big time. Just overhauled the top end of my engine on my 2006 Fiesta 1.4 TDCI. New head gasket, gaskets, injector seals, head and rocket housings all cleaned. Pistons cleaner up etc etc. Been putting it all back together over the last couple of days. I’ve just fitted the timing belt ensuring that the locking pins are in place in the crankshaft sprocket, camshaft sprocket, and duke pump. All pins through the correct hole and into the corresponding location in the head, and engine block. Set the tensioner and then went to rotate the engine 10 time by hand, via the crank. The engine turns no more than half before it all locks up. Move removed the belt and re-set trying again 3 times. Still can’t get it right. Obviously the pistons are locking against the valves. I can’t see how this is possible if I’ve locked both cam and crank as described in the manual. What have i missed? The only think I can think off is somethings fallen down a barrel, although I’m confident this didn’t happen. What do do you guys think? Any advice? thanks in advance.
  7. HI all hope everyone is well, I'm in the process of replacing the head gasket, injector seals etc etc on my ford fiesta 2006, 1.4 TDCI. I'm more or less refurbing the top end of the engine replacing all seals, gaskets etc. I've found the all the parts apart from 5 x small O Rings / seals that fir around raised channels on the cylinder head. I've taken some photos and indicated the location where they sit on the attached photo. Does anyone know the name, or part number of these rubber rings? Looked everwhere on line but can't find the part. Many thanks in advance.
  8. Dear all,Hello I'm after some help if possible. I have a MK1 2004 C max 1.6 petrol and I've been having intermittent problems with starting. It seems to happen more when I've used it on several short journeys into town during the day. It starts fine and then after a few stop and starts it won't fire and takes a good couple of minutes to get going. No real smell of petrol present. So far I've serviced the car, changed plugs, change coil pack and leads for a used tested part, changed T Map sensor, cleaned throttle body and cleared the PCM. It went okay for around a week but problem started again. I've used Forscan to identify the problem and the only fault code is U9100-20I've read this may be a communication problem caused by the instrument cluster / dash but I can't see how this would effect the car starting. Any help would really be appreciated. Many thanks.
  9. Hawksey 0 Budding Enthusiast 2 posts Posted 2 hours ago · Hi all, im after some advice if possible. I have an old Focus C Max 1.6 petrol and over the last few weeks it's developed a starting problem. This seems to be worse when the car is hotter after runs around town when I go to start the engine again. So far I've done the following which hasn't really solved the problem. 1) plugged in OBD reader which shows no fault codes 2) changed spark plugs 3) taken throttle body off and given a clean. 4) just this morning fitted a replacement T Map sensor in the inlet manifold, disconnected the negative and reset the ecu memory by running a test wire from disconnected negative terminal to the positive. Left like this for 30 mins. Then plugged back in and went through the relearn process. Starting problem is still there. Once started it seems to run fine although there is sometimes a very slight hesitation in response from the throttle when changing gears. What should I do next. The only things I can think off is the built in throttle position sensor on the side of the throttle body is fauty so I could replace the unit with another used part. Replace the coil pack and leads. Any suggestions on what I can do? I know ford can plug it in and test all the sensors but they charge a fair bit for this and I don't want to waste money on this if possible. Many thanks in adavance. Hawksey Quote Edit
  10. Hi all, im after some advice if possible. I have an old Focus C Max 1.6 petrol and over the last few weeks it's developed a starting problem. This seems to be worse when the car is hotter after runs around town when I go to start the engine again. So far I've done the following which hasn't really solved the problem. 1) plugged in OBD reader which shows no fault codes 2) changed spark plugs 3) taken throttle body off and given a clean. 4) just this morning fitted a replacement T Map sensor in the inlet manifold, disconnected the negative and reset the ecu memory by running a test wire from disconnected negative terminal to the positive. Left like this for 30 mins. Then plugged back in and went through the relearn process. Starting problem is still there. Once started it seems to run fine although there is sometimes a very slight hesitation in response from the throttle when changing gears. What should I do next. The only things I can think off is the built in throttle position sensor on the side of the throttle body is fauty so I could replace the unit with another used part. Replace the coil pack and leads. Any suggestions on what I can do? I know ford can plug it in and test all the sensors but they charge a fair bit for this and I don't want to waste money on this if possible. Many thanks in adavance. Hawksey
  11. Just wanted to say hello to the forum. I've joined today as I currently have a Ford as well as owning a fair few over the years. Will be after some advice later re my 2004 Focus C Max 1.6 petrol. Alll the best Hawksey