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  1. My brother had this problem, especially the stop start gizmo on his 2015 focus estate (taxi). Turned out to be the single wire from the alternator that hangs downwards. Its outer shielding was hard and had cracked to the point it had gained about 2mm of fresh-air were the copper strands had snapped. Im not saying its the same thing but it costs nothing but time to check it out.
  2. Go to your favourite scrap yard, show them the photo. Even if they dont have that part they will be able to tell you what its called.
  3. Im curious as to wether its now running or not. Any news
  4. 👍be sure to update with results. Hope it works
  5. Id be tempted to check the fuel relay 1st. Find it, give it a wriggle or remove it and give contacts a clean. Ya never know, it could be just a simple thing that straightens it out.
  6. Had a similar problem on a sizuki vitara. Turned out to be a defective cam sensor. Im not suggesting its the same but removing it and cleaning may improve it. (Unless it doesnt have one). May as well check crank sensor as well for metal fillings and give it a good clean. Start with the free to check items 1st before spending money on parts you may not need. If fitted with a pcv, it also may be worth removing and cleaning but give all items a good visual check over as tiny gaps in the plastic body can play games with its original function.
  7. Its worth checking them as its fairly easy to do. A few weeks ago i worked on a mondeo petrol with gas conversion, it ran sweet on gas but stumbled a bit on petrol. Cleaned everything, replaced as many parts as possible just to find no1 and no4 injector seals had gone hard over the years, and i can only assume a previous keeper may have removed injectors for inspection and when putting them back in the seals were not seated in the original way so was drawing air in rather than weeping fuel out. Costs nothing but time to check but cant remember how much they cost. Hope the above helps.
  8. Have you checked injector seals. They can become hard, then brittle and split due to engine temperatures going from cold to hot then cold again ect. Just a thought.
  9. Good write-up by the way. And well done.
  10. ALL FIXED. (ish). As previous, removed thermostat, both of those tiny one-way valves and flushed everything with hose pipe for at least 20mins even though it was running clear'ish after about 5mins but with small blobs of pink stuff but not lot's. The first 2 photos show location of the one-way valves. My next step was adding something that could actually mix with this contaminated system. A gallon of GUNK engine degreaser was purchased but only used 2litres of it and all is bang-on. Even without the thermostat the system is now circulating and the heater (sunny day about 23°C) is putting out almost untouchable heat. Obviously due to not having the thermostat fitted reduces pressure which will give a lower reading on the temperature gauge but WHO CARES, its nice and toasty in the car and know more power steering fluid in the coolant. The third photo is what the coolant bottle looks like with GUNK engine cleaner thats circulating and it turns to milk once engine temperature gets hotter. Last photo is of my choice of "pink custard remover" good-ole-GUNK. Hopefully this information will help other people (regardless of motor manufacturer) to have a nice clean cooling system that absolutely CHUCKS HEAT into the vehicle. Happy motoring everyone and have a scorching hot winter.
  11. Could this be done by using a 12v ratchet gun, thus avoiding having to lock the flywheel off.
  12. This is 1 of 2 one-way valves in the thin coolant pipes to/from thermostat housing. Apologies for the bad photos.
  13. Very time consuming lol. The "pink stuff" wont burn had filled the entire cooling system and was kind enough to hang onto about a pint of coolant. Also, i discovered that in one of the thin pipes around the thermostat area had a tiny plastic one-way valve inside so im leaving it out to see if heaters will perform better. Il add a photo of it later just incase someone else is unfamiliar with it.
  14. Have you jacked the car up and checked the wheel to see if theres any play/give when manually rattling it?