Re: Focus TDCI Engine knocking on start up!
the smoke isn't really the problem as its only been smokey twice in the 8k miles i've had the car, the main problem is the knocking on start up
anyway i took the car 2 a garage and he said the knocking is caused by a spring not working properly in the clutch, wen the engine is turning over its banging against it, wen he put a spanner on the timing belt crank it was stiff 2turn and wen starting the car the timing belt crank was moving backwards and forwards while banging and making a terrible racket
it seems 2 help if i put my foot on the clutch and start the car,
does this sound like bullshit? sorry about the vocabulary i'm not a machinic