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  1. Hello, I have had my Mk6.5 Ford Fiesta Zetec Blue 1.4 TDCI since November 2017, when I bought it, it was at 111'000 miles. It was on the low side for oil and coolant so I got it serviced straight after buying it. I have done about 4500 miles since then and the oil level on the dipstick is down to about half way, there is no oil leaking from underneath the car that I can see but though to lose this amount of oil is a bit excessive. Could anyone advise on what this could be? Thanks in advance! Alex
  2. Hi I´m a new danish Ford Fiesta owner. It is my first Ford, so I exciting about what the car will bring me. The Fiesta is from 2009 and gone 230.000 km, and need a carring hand. The version is Econetic, with Climatic and heat front windshield. My last car was Audi A2 from 2001 and 530.000 km, 2 deer ended the life of the car :-(... /Stig Allan
  3. Just stumbled upon this article. On The Autocar web site Diesel-saving' technology could make it to market in two years A simple, affordable and apparently foolproof solution to the problem that has led to the current worldwide ‘demonisation’ of diesel engines — emissions of life-limiting NOx — has been discovered by a team of British automotive research specialists at Loughborough University. The system, called ACCT (ammonia creation and conversion technology), has reached such a promising stage that the creators are being besieged by car manufacturers, component suppliers and even owners of large diesel fleets that have heard about the innovation and are desperate to use it to solve what they see as motoring’s most urgent problem. Read more on this by following the link. Makes for an interesting read.
  4. Hi all. Less than a month ago I got a new ( used ) car , Ford Focus 2013, 1.6 diesel. It's my first diesel ever ( coming from Audi A4 1.8T Quattro petrol ) and was wondering if there is anything I should know while using diesel? I know it sounds weird, but even the guy who sold me the car had to explain it to me to wait for glow plugs to go off before I start my engine :) didn't knew that's a thing. Is there difference when changing gears or should I do anything else different? Different than petrol engines. I keep an eye for Liters/100km on my computer and ( motorways mainly ) I get 6.0 average... not sure if its good or bad. I did notice today in the morning that after I started my engine, when accelerating fuel consumption on computer was going up as high at 20-30 l/100km. That was on 1st, 2nd gears. Is it to do with cold engine? I also have a problem with Audio system ( stuck on Ford Audio - Welcome ) , but that another topic as I've read that it's very common with ALL fords... fighting with dealer to fix it under warranty... Any advice would be great, tips and tricks, links etc. :) Safe driving!
  5. Hi everyone, new user here with a technical question. I have a well-traveled Ford Fiesta Titanium with a 1.6 l TDCi engine, purchased new in the UK in 2010. Unfortunately significant damage to the rear end combined with the fact it's right-hand drive and I live in Martinique (a French island) means that it has very little resale value, so I'm trying to sell it for parts (leaving Martinique in May). I went to the scrapyard and the guy there said the engine was a slightly different variant from the ones installed in Fiestas sold in France, so he could only offer about 500 € for it since the engine block is essentially worthless. Having done all the research online that I possibly can, I call BS on his claim. It seems all Ford DLD engines were developed jointly between Ford and PSA and manufacturing is shared, with this particular variant being the 8-valve SOHC DV6D (according to the sticker on the timing belt cover, as seen in attached photo, and cross-referencing English and French Wikipedia). My question, then: could there be any truth to the claim that UK and French Ford Fiestas from 2010 have different versions of this particular engine, or is this guy trying to take me for a ride by talking down the value of the car? Thanks in advance for your words of wisdom!
  6. Hi, I have a Ka TDCI diesel reg in 2012, done 46,000 mikes. Ford don't make that model now and I rarely come across one. The performance and MPG are excellent and it is so far trouble free. I want to know if a drive belt needs changing on this 1.3 diesel engine as the handbook does not say. I welcome any owner with the same model to reply with their experience of this diesel version.
  7. Hi CAR: 2008 Mk2 Ford Focus 1.6tdci Zetec, 94k, FSH. ISSUE: Went into limp mode, diagnosed as DPF codes. PRIOR TO ISSUE: very good running order with full service from Ford and some reputable garages. Returned average 55mpg. DURING ISSUE: Ran car approx 800 miles in limp more without any problems other than the usual lack of power. Returned average 35mpg. ACTION: Finally got round to major service including (new) timing belt, water pump, full service, glow plugs, DPF, EGR and ECU & manual regen. Injector cleaner/fuel additive may have been added by the garage but not too sure. (BTW - the initial problem stemmed from failing glow plugs that got masked by the DPF codes. The DPF was absolutely fine but because the glow plugs weren't picked up in the codes the DPF got clogged and then ironically failed too). RESULT: after the works the car drives like new car with max power. However the fuel consumption/mpg is still averaging the 35 mpg mark. THE QUESTION: WHY??? Any help, advice or guidance would help me stop me the scratching of my head especially having forked out £800 on parts and labour :/ Q
  8. Ok So I am new here and I have been searching the forum for an answer to this but to no avail. Apologies if this has been previously posted and answered. My Mondeo starts absolutely fine from cold and shortly after stopping. The problem I have been having is after the vehicle has been parked up for about 4 hours. I turn on the ignition, let the glow plug light go out and crank. The engine just cranks and cranks but wont start. The occasional judder like its trying to fire but doesn't. Sometimes it will eventually start. No warnings or lights on the dash indicating any problems. When this happened last week the battery almost died from cranking too much. I decided to put a new battery on the car because I suspect that it is the original battery and I had heard that a poor battery could cause it to turn over too slowly and cause problems. So now although the battery seems ok and the starting is a bit better, after this period of about 4 hours it still takes a long time cranking to get it to start. I am going to run a diagnostic test tomorrow and see if there are any fault codes but I'm not too hopeful as there are no warnings on the dash. Does anyone have any suggestions or know of what is causing the problem. Its a great car but I'm feeling that its a bit unreliable at the moment. Thanks in advance
  9. Hello all, Basically I loved my 2010 FORD FOCUS DIESEL HATCHBACK 1.6 TDCI STYLE 5DR [110] [DPF] MANUAL and had it up to 119500 miles. It regularly got up to 54-56 mpg when commuting 5mins on country roads, 20mins motorway driving. It was sitting at 53.6mpg when I sold her privately last night :( After a year of looking and waiting for the right car/deal I decided the time was right to upgrade and bought a private 2012 FORD FOCUS DIESEL HATCHBACK 1.6 TDCI 115 TITANIUM 5DR MANUAL (ECOnetic) version. It has 69000 miles, full service history and last weeks MOT shows 0 advisories. I am only getting 48mpg :( I am gutted about this. When asking fellow focus mk3 1.6 diesel users they are also getting 48/49mpg. I regularly use the cruise control at 70/74mph on motorway driving and think I drive efficently. The last service was 6months ago by a small garage in lancaster where i bought it. Is there a good chance the MPG on my new titanium focus will improve if I put the car through an arnold clark full service? I also miss the 2010 style's steering options of comfort, standard and speed :( I am wondering if I can do anything to improve the MPG? without doing silly stuff like driving down hills with no accelarator etc. Let me know if you need more information. Thanks very much Shaun
  10. Hi folks, I'm new here and was just wondering if anyone can help with a small issue I have with my 2007 Focus Zetec Climate TCDi. I bought the car three months ago and have generally been very pleased. When I bought it, it had done 131k miles and had always been regularly serviced by a Ford Main Dealer by its 2 former owners. The last owner had it for almost 8 years. At the time of purchase, the cambelt had just been changed. The one problem I've noticed with it is something that I put down to poor timing originally. At about 1800 revs - especially noticeable in 3rd gear for some reason - the performance is what I can best describe as lumpy. It stutters in a way that, with previous petrol engines (this is my first diesel), I'd have put down to either the timing being slightly out, or dodgy plugs. The zone is usually between 1800 and 2000 revs, after which it seems fine again. I mentioned it to a friend, who suggested it was probably dirty fuel injectors. He told me to try a bottle of injector cleaner with my next top-up and see if that worked. I did, and it seemed to be alright again for a few days. Then the problem returned, and seems to be a little worse now. I'm guessing that it's probably pointing to worn fuel injectors. Either that or the timing wasn't adjusted correctly after the cambelt was changed. Like I said - it seems fine up to about 1800, and is fine again after 2000 (I don't generally drive much above that, anyway). It seems odd that it's especially noticeable in 3rd gear, though. If I accelerate gently, it's hardly noticeable at all - but really bad if I'm punching it a bit! Any thoughts, please? Thanks for any suggestions anyone can offer.
  11. So impressed.

    I was so impressed by 'Tractor Car' a Tddi estate that when I knew the MOT was near I swapped it in for 'Moon Car' a TDCi. Two years of driving these amazing cars cost me a total of a battery, a hose and about £500 quids. Tractor Car was MOT'd by the new owner about two weeks ago. Moon Car has done 270,000 miles (to the Moon and back) and drives like an old pony who knows it's way. I gave Moon Car to my son the other day and bought an old 55 reg Focus estate which also looks rather tidy. My first car was a 73 mark 3 Cortina. My first date was 150 miles away but I had to do the alternator that morning. I remember not holding his hand because I was embarrassed my hands were oily. So, years, British and American and Japanese bikes later, plus two children who both have Fords - and my Grandad who fought the war was a Ford Mech. And, I've read Brave New World! Classics, I've had a few, Moggie Minor for certain. I knew what I could do with one. It wasn't called Genevieve but I used to be able to put it back together at the side of the road. Now I've got a 55 (not the Harley I've always dreamed of) Focus estate. I'm doing good! Wish I had my M reg Mark 3 Cortina back, like all my old cars. That 1973 OHC light blue 1600 was, and is, still the newest car I've ever owned.
  12. good day to everyone i am the second main owner of a 2010 smax and i found out i will be changing the clutch for the 4th time 85000 miles does anyone know how i can prevent this happening again ? PS i am not a boy racer Peter
  13. Hi guys! Just wondering if a zetec grill is the same size as a style, found one online I want to buy but not sure if it’ll fit cheers!
  14. So I have a 2002 mk3 mondeo tddi with fixed vane turbo. Engine part is still more or less stock ( had the dmf to smf conversion done) I have read some different forums/posts and come to a conclusion that the car could problably use a bit more boost/power because well..boost ! :) The easiest (cheapest) would be to install a boost gauge and a manual boost control valve. My questions at this point are. 1. How much boost does the stock setup produce 2. How much can the stock piping take 3. When will the ECU understand that i am messing about with it and go into fault 4. At what point do i risk runing it too lean. So that the injectors, pump fail to come up with enough fuel. If i have overlooked a topic that covers these questions already, then feel free to post a link and point me in the right direction. Thank you
  15. Hi, This may seem like a silly question, but I was wondering whether it’s okay to use an induction kit designed for a 1.6 Ti-VCT Petrol Fiesta on my 1.6 TDCi Fiesta. The induction kit in question is a Pipercross Induction kit (http://www.pumaspeed.co.uk/product-Pipercross-Induction-Kit-Ford-Fiesta-Mk7-Ti-Vct_877.jsp). I have a basic mechanical knowledge, but would like the opinion of someone with a little more experience, as I’m a little paranoid about damaging the engine, and unless I know it’s safe to do, it won’t be getting fitted. Thanks in advance :)
  16. Ok so I'm having a fair bit of trouble with my engine. It's pretty high mileage (151800) its misfiring and the turbo is also on the way out due to carbonated oil and lack of oil changes by previous owners. It's never been the best running engine but it's got really bad in the last couple days. Because it's such a high mileage engine I'm reluctant to pump money into parts to keep the engine going when it would be cheaper to just replace it. The engine code is DVA6TED4. These engines are notoriously weak and prone to problems, would other 1.6 tdci engines fit or would they be too much hassle with different electronics? Are there newer versions of the engine that don't have the problem with the dfp causing back pressure? Any help is appreciated thanks in advance :)
  17. Hi, My diesel fiesta has just started stalling on start up. It now does it every time when the car has been left a while i.e., when the engine is cold. It will fire on the first attempt but immediately run down and konk out, with immediate repeated attempts seeing the engine turn over vigorously but not firing. At this stage there is an engine malfunction warning. If I return after 30 minutes and warily keep the engine turning over with a little pressure on the accelerator the engine usually fires. When it fires I maintain high revs until it warms up. Once warmed up the car, engine, idle speed, etc., are excellent in every way, and should I stop when warm it will restart without any difficulty. When warm the engine malfunction warning disappears.. It seems to me that as the car works perfectly when warm it must be a heat as opposed to lack of fuel, computer or pressure issue, leading me to suspect the glow plugs. The car and its glow plugs have done 80k miles. I see online that many Ford diesel car owners have suffered a similar start up issue to this but alas I cannot find a posted solution to the problem. Can anyone help with a diagnosis? The car is regularly serviced, has a brand new battery and wants for nothing. Thanks in advance.
  18. Focus tdci boost problem

    Hi, having a bit of an issue, my car is grand when it's cold it has power but just as the engine starts to get warm theres absolitely no power in all gears, there's no engine light on, its not throwing a code and it's not in limp mode. From reading other forums I've been lead to believe that it might be the boost control solenoid. Does anyone know anything about this problem and could someone help me locate the solenoid, thanks a lot!
  19. I am looking to make my 2010 ford focus mk2 1.6 diesel sound better, currently have a remap which is the only mechanical thing done, rest is visual, any idea's? I was thinking pop corn limiter for a little extra thing? Want some help brainstorming some idea's, thank you :)
  20. P100 grey sooty smoke on idle

    I have a p100 1990 1.8 diesel . It is running a bit lumpy and on idle chuffing grey sooty smoke it clears on higher revs but comes back after a minute on idle th smoke stinks of diesel too. Thanks amanda any advice please.
  21. Vacuum hose?

    Whilst changing my turbo hose (the 90 degree one) I've managed to break the little black plastic pipe which comes off the turbo. I'm making the assessment that it's a vacuum pipe, and I've wrapped a whole load of tape on it for now. It seems to work OK, the turbo kicks in with seemingly no loss of power, but it's far from a permafix, so I have two questions: A) What is it? B) how much will it cost me to fix it properly? Thanks in advance
  22. Hi everyone I bought this 2.0 litre tdci 57 plate mondeo about 4 days ago it's the 140bhp zetec, lovely car I bought it because my 2.0 litre petrol ghia blew up haha .. anyway it seems a little strange when I start up the new mondeo it makes a whistling/high-pitched humming sound possibly the starter motor but I'm unsure if this is normal?? I'm going to attempt to attach a video of it starting up to see if you know what I'm going on about.. thanks in advance ok I can't upload the video any advice on where to upload video for people to listen??
  23. Looking for advice on what modifications I can do to improve my MK6 Fiesta. It's a TDCI Zetec S, it's on a standard turbo & injectors, EGR Delete has been done, wind deflectors, bonnet vents, Coilovers. Looking for a debadged grill if anyone has one for sale, and also looking for a bonnet lip and splitter any advice on how to improve performance and looks 💪🏻 TIA
  24. Hi, I drive a 2013 focus 1.6 diesel and want to modify the car to make more power without spending a lot of money. Can anyone recommend suitable modifications, preferably those who have done it to the same car. Thanks
  25. Afternoon Everyone, New to the forum, and looking for some advice and/or guidance. I own a 2006 Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCI and the warning light (the one shaped like a cog) comes on and the car goes into limp mode and tells me to check the manual. I have Run a diagnostic check with a cunsumer level diagnostic tool and no codes are available. Starts again fine, no smoke or noise that would indicate there is an issue and no warning light. All fluids are at the correct levels and the car is regularly serviced. Lots of similar topics say it could be the EGR valve, but it's not idling badly and I would assume it would put up a code. I was thinking it could be the radiator; the warning light comes mainly when engine is at Temperature and I'm in slow moving or stationary traffic. I've got the car to temp and turned on the A/C but the radiator fan doesn't come on. Could this be the issue and the engine is 'protecting' itself from overheating? Any one experienced this sort of issue, and can help me resolved this. Your advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.