Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Slaving away at Uni
XF EFI - Nasty vibration and lack of acceleration
My XF Ghia is being a bit of a pain lately!
When I accelerate through a right hand turn or after one, there cometh a harsh sounding vibration - almost a grinding noise - from the engine, and you can feel the car vibrate. At the same time, the car just doesn't want to rev, which I don't suppose is a strange thing when it's making that kind of noise.
So it does it on almost every right turn, the occasional left, and usually on a straight just after a corner. An example is a big roundabout I take on the way home, turning right. Just as I begin to turn right the vibration kicks in, without changing the amount of throttle or doing anything else but turning the wheel. It stops once you straighten up and take your foot right off the gas, then you can boot it and it takes straight off.
I'm thinking it's a fuel problem, although it does it with both a full tank and an empty one. Type of fuel doesn't make a difference either. It just feels as though the engine isn't getting enough of something - like fuel!
It's annoying, because apart from the modified mighty 3 speed auto which isn't too bad, it's the only thing stopping this car from being immensly enjoyable.
Last edited by Ford Fanatic; 11-23-03 at 09:25 PM.