Help Needed - 1.8 Tdci (Sorry Long Post)
Posted 28 December 2015 - 09:36 PM
I bought a 2009 1.8 TDCI a few months back and have had multiple issues with it. I'll start by listing what I have done:
Fuel Filter, Air Filter, Oil Filter, Oil, TerraClean (snakeoil...), injector 4 replaced, EGR blanked with a solid plate, replaced the right angle turbo pipe as was cracked.
The issue is around 1800-2200 RPM the car runs like crap. It starts jerking, hardly responds to throttle adjustment and occasionally loses all power and gives engine malfunction warning. When that happens I have no choice to stop and restart a few times to clear before power comes back. Also I can blip the throttle in neutral and all is fine, but then other times nothing happens until I hold for a second or two. This also means when pulling out sometimes I have no power for a split second!
When injector 4 was replaced it got a bit better and seemed to stop malfunctioning, but it did get a lot louder and rattles more. It was ok like that for about 1 month, now it has thrown a wobbler (malfunctioned and died) again and I am getting the same error code in injector 3!
Local mechanic is stumped and he even tried his Ford Technical helpline and they could only suggest EGR as before injector 4 was replaced at 1800rpm it would fire out a load of crappy thick grey smoke until revs went up or down.
I really like the car but I don’t want to end up throwing thousands at it, has anyone had issues like this before?
EDIT: Car only has 32,000 miles and I always use shell fuel.
Would it be best to go to Ford Dealership or a Diesel Specialist?
Posted 29 December 2015 - 06:48 PM
Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:52 AM
BUT... i'd look at the high pressure fuel pump AND the petrol tank sender unit.
Both were changed on mine and that sorted the issue.
BE WARNED! It's pricey