Re: Focus TDCi starting problems.
"Tim.." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I would definately insist they change the FRPS and also check the EGR
> Whilst the later will not cause a no-start it will hamper performance.
> All TDCi EGR valves are well known to be leaky and faulty at an early age.
> Blanking it off is the best solution but your dealer may not want to do
Thanks for the advice. Again! My dealer won't do anything more unless they
get diagnostic codes. They don't seem to be very flexible that way, and I've
already had to write to their head office to get this far, so I'll do that
again and suggest they change the FRPS and check the EGR valve. The
performance was spot on after the injector code reprogramming, but they
wouldn't even check that when I was in unless a fault code told them to! Had
consistently sloppy service from them over the past three years, but
unfortunately they've bought up almost all the independant Ford Dealers in
Northern Ireland, so I'm a bit stuck. This is a Ford Chairmans Award winning
Is there anything I could do myself with this? i.e. buy the sensor and fit
it myself? I wouldn't start any major dismantling work, but if it's a plug
in and go job, or some relatively simple mechanics, I'm compentent enough to
handle that. Also, do you know if you need a Ford WDS2000 to do things like
reprogram injector codes, or would a local independant mechanic be likely to
have similar equipment? Cos I'm guessing the parts can't be that expensive,
and that the problem has to be something simple to do with the engine
electronics, and if I can pay a guy a modest amount to get it all sorted I'd
be happy to do that, and get stuck into Lindsay Ford about it all later!
Thanks again for your advice here and in previous posts. Certainly strikes
me that yourself is a lot more helpful than my dealer, and they're being
paid to be helpful!