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  1. Ok before I get into detail ill post the specs of the vehicle at the bottom of this post. My car is currently sitting on road broken having no idea what's really happened and it sucks because my partner needs it desperately we both have no knowledge on cars which is stupid considering its 2018, but I guess there will be some grease monkeys on here. it all started with the oil warning light on the dash board it kept flickering then going off so I just thought it would be a false negative, so I kept driving it then all of a sudden smoke came from the hud, so I stopped and checked underneath and the oil cap had melted a little there was green gunk inside and smoke was coming from the inside, I also noticed that there was black oil on top of the coolant tank so I had to check inside there too looked like there was diddly squat so I topped both units up and the car was fine then when I get to a side street all of it leaked out real fast I think coolant and the oil and the car kept getting weaker and I herd some pretty scratch banging noises so I had to instantly stop and leave it there but now It wont start at all. it isn't the first time I've had problems when I jacked the car up before for some reason the right wheel would start turning on its self without the peddle being on I don't know if that is normal or not but I thought all the information I can provide could give someone on here a more accurate idea for me. Any idea what this could be? head gasket problem maybe? what's best action to take shall I just scrap the car? Specs: Ford fiesta TDCI 1.4 mini van diesel / 180k miles / mot runs out in 10 months All help is highly appreciated from me and the partner :)
  2. Good evening all. After around a 2 year hiatus from the forum, I'm back and delving under the bonnet once again! I'm looking to replace the PCV valve on my MK2 1.6 TDCI, which I believe is the culprit of the river of oil slowly forming in my air intake hoses leading to the turbo. The Haynes manual makes no mention of the valve even being present in my vehicle and I can find no signs of guides or explanation on the web suggesting how to remove it. How do I remove and replace the valve? Is it a simple twist off the cap and pull out the valve? In the image below you can see the breather hose exiting the PCV at the right of the engine, atop the oil separator to the right of the oil filling cap. Any tips would be greatly appreciated, Sam
  3. Dandare7

    Oil leak

    So as I was driving home. My exhaust was runbing against the floor. So I popped in to my local kwik fit were they gave me a quote for my exhaust. But they also shew me an oil leak. Not sure were its coming from or what to do. I have a mondeo mk3 06 2.0 tdci. Ive checked all reservoirs nothinh appeara to be leaking but somthing has to be empty lol. Any any ideas on were to start looking?
  4. SamsFiesta

    Fiesta '07 Oil Leak

    Hi, I have a slow Oil Leak and I'm no expert on the underside of a car. I've attached a photo showing where the leak is dripping from. Can someone confirm what this is? Thanks
  5. Hi I recently took my car (UK FORD FOCUS TD 1.8 2001 MODEL - Diesel 51 Reg) to a local garage for just an oil change. After I got the car back I noticed a strange screeching noise that wasn't there before. The noise only appears when the car has warmed up with the temperature gauge in the middle of hot and cold. It is not there until the car has been driven for about 10 - 15 mins. I took it back to the garage who checked it over and said they could not find any problems apart from a slightly loose air pipe clip which they told me should fix the problem, however once the engine was warm again the noise returned. The noise is more noticeable when the accelerator is pressed and the car revved. The best way to describe the noise is it sounds very like the noise a car makes when reversing, that kind of screeching sound but not as high pitched. It's not constant only when revs go up or accelerator is pressed. It seems to get louder as the car is driven for longer. If i sit in my car after it is warm and then rev my car the screeching noise appears. Does any body have any ideas? It's not a fan belt screeching but a different kind of sound almost like a vacuum cleaner noise...sorry hard to explain! The mechanics listened to it but couldn't pin point where it was coming from. On another note the same garage has just replaced my water pump, and drive and alternator belts etc due to a chirping, squeaking noise when engine was cold...this was when they told me the screeching noise caused by the earlier oil change may of been fixed by a lose air pipe clip but sadly it hasnt. Could it be a faulty oil filter? or even wrong oil? Though wrong oil seems unlikely perhaps a faulty oil filter, could this cause a noise when engine is warm? As mentioned there is no noise until car gets warm after 10 - 15 mins. Apart from the noise the car seems to run fine though the noise is very annoying as it is quite loud. Any advice would be helpful, hope I haven't rambled too much on my first post! TYI Darren
  6. I was on a long drive yesterday, 200 miles. About halfway through I noticed I was getting less and less power, by the end I was barely able to maintain 50mph. Today I turned the engine on and it made a horrible loud clattering noise - like really bad. I didn't try to drive off because it sounded like even idling it was causing more damage. The oil light also came on and off when I was driving yesterday - I've checked the oil level and that's fine so I don't know if it's anything to do with the oil pump. No DTC codes either. Anyone got any tips? It's got over 100,000 miles on it at this point so I'm fearing the worst. Thanks all!
  7. Hi guys :) I've got problem with my Fiesta MK6 2002 1.4 16V. I bought the car in Sep 2017. In December I was on full service with it and everything was fine. Yesterday I've checked oil and it was below minimum I did about 5000 miles only since December and all oil burned it that time. I know it shouldn't be like that so I read some articles in the internet and many of them says that it can be PCV, crankcase etc. So I checked today the small pipe which is coming form air filter box straight to the engine but it looks clear, one thing which was really dirty was small sponge (filter)(see pictures) in air filter box in this place where the small pipe going from to the engine. Also oil is very dark, yesterday I topped up oil and did about 15 miles since that time and today oil was almost black (see pictures). Do you know guys what can be wrong? And where are PCV and crankcase breather in my car and how to check it?
  8. 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
  9. Howarthhd

    Oil issues under the hood

    Hi everyone, i have been having a few issues with my 1.6 TDCI recently, it just had an MOT yesterday with no advisories, however the car keeps “Dying” when I accelerate to hard or switch to a lower gear with too high revs, the engine sounds like a train on occasion especially when cold. I have been reading up today and I think it’s a number of things, Fuel Filter is accounting for the dying, and some kind of injector issue for the trains sounds. There is oil all over the place under the bonnet I have taken a few pictures, it’s also all over the air filter! I’m just posting here to see if anyone’s had anything similar with their cars, I’ve had this since November and the dying has been going on since the turn of the new year I would say. The injector photo is not great but it looks like a pool of oil, so I guess that’s the seals? Also I’ve noticed since I’ve owned the car when I first purchased it, the power seemed to be so much more than it feels now.
  10. Hi all I have a 2006 Fiesta 1.25 durotec engine, and I noticed the oil was very low so I thought Il stick a bit in, well I did it cold, and after diping it seemed spot on the top line if the stick well pleased I dropped the bonnet and carried on with life (got married) anywho that was two weeks ago, I thought Il check it out just to make sure it was all still good in there yesterday, and it over the top line on the stick,not sure if the drive was a little slopy...or what but it's highter then the top knoch allso on the bendy bit just under when cold just up to it warm see pictures... Is it safe, or should I go and get it drained out! Bit worried!
  11. Hi The picture shows the dimly illuminated two lights. Very intermittent. Trying to sell car and blocking sale. When in fault, lights appear as soon as i press unlock on the key fob. HELP!!!
  12. So I got fiesta 1.4 tdci 2003 130k miles real animal when it comes to work, I got blue ish smoke on acceleration, but nothing when at idle and in neutral, oil seals changed, no ticking noise nothing but got hissing noise from engine bay when accelerating, and oil after turbo in air intake don't know what to do, checked for leaks and found nothing, turbo seems fine any suggestions please. Thanks
  13. Hi all, As discussed on my recent other thread, my father in law has bought a late model MK2.5 1.6TDCi and as I'm (apparently) his "Ford Guru" it's down to me to source the service items (he's mechanically competent and happy to do the service himself). My Focus doesn't have a dpf so I've not had to worry about it, however his engine has a cDPF and it's the standard DV6 variant of the engine. My question (finally) is that I know Ford have specs for appropriate oil (FORD WSS-M2C-913-B, FORD WSS-M2C-913-C, FORD WSS-M2C-913-D etc) but the oils officially recommended by Ford don't have a C rating i.e. C1-C4 for "low ash content" and this seems vital to protect a DPF. It appears that although it's a PUG engine and PUG specify low ash oil Ford don't?!? Could the guys who have have been running this engine over the last few years confirm specifically what oil they use? Cheers
  14. Anybody able to help me with my latest issue.... Ive recently developed a whirring/whining noise which is audible when accelerating, and is affected slightly regarding increasing speed, it is a little more lethargic. Thought id open her up today to get a proper look, and was greeted by a decent amount of dirt and possibly oil. Ive attached 3 pictures with the areas if not highlighted. Pic 1 shows the dirt on top of the turbo and the heat shield. Pic 2 is a side on view of the turbo and heat shield and oil pipe covered in dirt. Pic 3 shows under the turbo the areas that appear to be suffering a leak of some kind. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
  15. Brammer_2k

    Focus 1.5 TDCI 0W-30 Oil

    Hi All, I am looking at doing a 6 month oil change soon which is in between my services that i normally do every year, Having had a look on the Castrol site, it recomends "Magnatec Stop-Start 0W-30 D" if i put my reg in or search for for my car manually. in the book for my car it gives a few numbers for oil which i should use, this 0W-30 dosnt have this but has "Ford WSS-M2C950-A" E-bay oil link from castrol site Usually i would use the normal ford approved 5W-30 Castrol oil, Would this be better suited or give the 0W-30 a try? E-bay link for the 5W-30 Oil Car is end of march 2015 Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI, mileage is 20K and i do around 8 to 10k a year. Any more info needed just ask. Thanks.
  16. zetec Adam


    Need to no what oil is recomended can anyone help me ford focus mk.2 5 1.6 tdci zetec 2010 Need to change oil asap and need to know what to put in it semi syn? Full syn? 5w30? No idea !
  17. I have a 2004 MK6 Transit which runs at half temperature on the dial. The needle went to 3/4 so I pulled over and checked the expansion tank to find no water but full of oil and the engine had no oil on the dip stick.I replaced the Oil Cooler, replaced oil filter, filled with 8 litres of oil and started flushing out the water pipes. The oil was only on minimum on the dip stick so I went to get more. The system still had a little oil in the water but was nearly all drained. I have drove it for just over 25 miles with heaters on hot to circulate and try clean all the pipes. I got back from a 25 mile drive and drained and refilled the water pipes again then took it a mile up the road and drained it again but this time instead of the water coming out the radiator being nearly clear it was the colour of a milky drinking chocolate.I have added an extra 5 litres of oil and it was showing full on the dip stick. The oil has clearly gone straight in to the water again. Took it for a drive and after 13 miles the pipe across the top of the radiator blew off and covered my engine in oil and water.Is this is a head gasket problem or something less severe?
  18. I have a 2009 1.6 TDCI (110BHP) with 116k miles. I got my car serviced at a local independent garage. The spec for this car if I'm not mistaken is 5W-30. On the receipt from the garage it looks like they have put in 10W-40 instead. Does this really make any realistic difference? Should I considered having this replaced to 5W-30 ASAP? I've always been under the impression it is fairly vital to stick to the spec for the car but a few people have told me that it realistically makes no difference and if I change the oil every 6k miles there is no difference. Is this true or are the people who I have spoken to overlooking this completely? I had also been extra cautious about only using 5W-30 in the past as this is my first diesel and car with a DPF. Would the have any affect on the DPF? I've heard of things such as low-ash spec oils before.
  19. Jordan99

    Servicing help!

    Hi all, half way through a full service on my car (ford focus 2005 1.6 manual) so far I have done, oil, oil filter, air filter, spark plugs, ht leads, rocker cover gasket, all brake pads, disks, shoes and drums, new wheel cylinders and brake fluid. I have yet to do the pollen filter (I know how to do that) Does anyone have a guide or photos as to how to do the powersteering fluid & does anyone know the location of the fill and empty bungs on the gear box. Also the location of the fuel filter (if there is one) more photos and videos the better! Thanks everyone.
  20. DavisonGPR50R

    Help me!

    Hi does anyone know if im looking at the correct oil? I have a 2007 1.6 ford fiesta zetec s and in looking at Castrol Professional OE 5W-40 is this correct for my car? Thank you
  21. 123456he

    Ecoboost oil over max

    Bought my car around 2 months ago, its a 16 plate fiesta ecoboost and had done around 2000 miles when I bought it. Have now done another 2200 miles in it, so decided to check fluid levels. The oil is showing it way over the max, like 10-12mm! Am I being stupid here and missing something? I checked it 4 times when cold and on level ground. Im now concerned I have done some damage to the engine. I would take it back to the ford dealer that I bought it from but they are 60 miles away. I've added a very basic photo of the oil levels, red being minimum, orange max and green the level its at now. The car has been running perfectly btw Any input would be great, cheers
  22. Im looking to service the family cars soon they are: Ford Focus 2009 1.6 Zetec with 66000 on clock. Ford CMax 2010 1.6 Zetec 40000 on clock can someone suggest the best oil to use. I was going to go with Ford formula F 5w30 fully synthetic or Castrol magnatec 5w30 fully synthetic? Also should I stay with Fully Synthetic or semi synthetic. The guy at the auto parts store adised to stick with the Ford spec 5w30 Fully Synthetic. Just wondering what you guys think or any one with the same engines what you use in your cars. also if the fuel filter to be replaced on these models I read somewhere that its non serviceable but just want to check. also My service check list is as follows - Oil - Oil Filter - Spark Plugs - Air Filter - Pollen/Cabin Filter - Fuel Filter (If its serviceable) if i have forgot anything let me know. Thanks
  23. Sack13

    Oil Catch Can?

    Hi gang, Quick question, is it worthwhile for me to install an oil catch can on my MK2 focus 1.6 TDCI? And if so, any recommended products? Thanks in advance, Sam
  24. Just a heads up for anyone looking for semi syn oil that meets spec M2C-913 A/B such as used in the Mk 1 Focus 1.6 Zetec etc. CP4L Triple QX 5w-30 5L part 521776021 is £13.04 delivered at the moment with code oil10. I've used this for about 50k miles in an old MK1 with 110k on the clock without issue.
  25. Greetings all. I'm going to be doing my first ever (non stealer) oil change on my 55 plate Focus 1.6 TDCI this weekend and I'm looking to undergo some additional maintenance at the same time to make sure everything is running as smoothly as possible. I'm keen to remove the Inlet Manifold to clean this out, as I would assume it has a lot of built up carbon in there after 12 years of running! (However it only has 70k on the clock!). I've looked around online and I can't seem to find a proficient guide as to how to remove it. Do I need to to take out the fuel injectors first? What pipes/tubing should be disconnected? Once removed can I just bathe it in carb cleaner and then flush it out with warm water? I'd also like to blank my EGR at the same time, I've had the plate for yonks but it would seem the windscreen tray is glued on, so I had difficulty reaching the valve, although this was a year or so ago. My understanding is the EGR is to the left at the back of the engine. If I removed the manifold would I be able to access the valve to slide the plate in? And is it worth cleaning the valve first before blanking if this is the case? I've attached a couple of images (not my engine) which may help someone point me in the right direction here. Any assistance whatsoever would be greatly appreciated! As a final question, after the manifold is removed, is there then access to the rocker cover gasket? As I may have a slight leak so would be interested in replacing this too. I have a Haynes manual on order but I would love for some pros out there to give me some tips, or even provide images of what I need to disconnect remove. I'll upload some photos of the actual engine tomorrow when I have some light. *Edit* I've received the Haynes, after reading through the removal process it seems quite straightforward. So now I'm just wondering the best way to clean it! Thanks in advance for any advice! Regards, Sam