Search function is still knackered - There's a few topics here which touch on the subject, but was hoping for some specific advice...
Got a '51' plated Mondeo Tdci 130 (5 Speed, EGR at the rear) with 130k on the clock, although it had a new engine at 90k.
After about 20 mins of driving its doing the Mondeo diesel trade mark of flashing glow plug light, then into limp mode. No smoke or anything scary just a loss of power. I can deal with it by dipping the clutch whilst still on the move and cranking it over, and it fires straight up. (did it in lane 1 of the M4 this morning
I'm no mechanic but I know my way around an engine - I'm figuring with the abscence of smoke or nasty noises i'm thinking stuck/sticky EGR valve, and/or a clogged fuel filter?
I've ordered a blanking plate off Evil Bay as was planning on blanking it anyway, so now seems like a good as time as any! And as pointed out by many people here, garages often over look the fuel filter in a service, so it could well have been on there since the engine change.
Is my theory sounding sensible? I know the dreaded glow plug light can mean anything from a dodgy EGR valve to new fuel pump & injectors
. I'm thinking start with the cheapest fixes, and work my way up. Oh, and it had a crank sensor in November so hopefully I can discount that.
Any thoughts gents, am I heading the right way?