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post #1 of 8 Old 09-17-2012, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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No 3 injector leaking diesel

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I have a 54 reg diesel c-max ghia which has done around 77,000 miles. I recently began to notice a slight smell of fumes whilst driving and took it to Bristol St Ford today to get it checked out. I was told that the no 3 injector was leaking diesel and that the injector requires stripping down and replacing. They have quoted 371 including VAT to fix it and I was just wondering if you thought this was a far price or what I should be paying! I am taking the car to Halfords tomorrow to see what they say. I have been told that I shouldn't be driving the car and should obviously get it sorted as soon as possible.

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Is it the injector, or is it the fuel return?

I had an issue with the fuel return, and the AA Dude advised it's a known issue with the 2.0 TDCi as it gets older.

I've done a previous post about it. Does seem expensive, though it's a fairly hefty job! you have to pull the inlet menifold off to get to the injectors!
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Is it the injector, or is it the fuel return?

I had an issue with the fuel return, and the AA Dude advised it's a known issue with the 2.0 TDCi as it gets older.

I've done a previous post about it. Does seem expensive, though it's a fairly hefty job! you have to pull the inlet menifold off to get to the injectors!
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It's the injector seal I believe. They have quoted 160 for labour and the rest for parts.
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Hi there.

Are fords having a laugh??? I'm having the same problem and was told
It was the injector deal but I can not find anything leaking. The guy from fords said I would have some kind of sludge. Ive put my hand right down the back of the
Engine and nothing. I was told it could be the flexi pipe on the exhaust before the cat.
I'm still trying to get this one sorted.

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I have a 54 plate 1.6 TDCi I blew the injector seal after a long journey really pushing the car. When i started the car in the morning it sounded like a tractor. Again it was number 3 injector seal. I took it to my local garage about meters down the road he had the new seal handy and job done and back on the road done in 2 hours and 85 including VAT.

You can drive the car with broken seal but it is dangerous and fumes come back into car and you also run risk of damaging injector as it will fill with dirt and diesel. Thus making the job harder to repair.

If you have the time it is easy to repair according to the haynes manual. The new seal is about 4 but it is a tedious job and for me 85 was reasonable as i needed the car for work.
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I have a 54 plate 1.6 TDCi I blew the injector seal after a long journey really pushing the car. When i started the car in the morning it sounded like a tractor. Again it was number 3 injector seal. I took it to my local garage about meters down the road he had the new seal handy and job done and back on the road done in 2 hours and 85 including VAT.

You can drive the car with broken seal but it is dangerous and fumes come back into car and you also run risk of damaging injector as it will fill with dirt and diesel. Thus making the job harder to repair.

If you have the time it is easy to repair according to the haynes manual. The new seal is about 4 but it is a tedious job and for me 85 was reasonable as i needed the car for work.
"would this be the defo answer to the fumes inside the cabin, im guessing the injectors are on top and are visible i have looked all over and there is no sign of leaking fuel or anything that tells me it would be the injectors"

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The car has been into Halfords today and they have diagnosed the same problem and quoted between 100 (best case scenario) to 800/900 to repair it!!! Could it possibly cost this much? At this rate I'll be booking it into Bristol Street which now seems like a good deal!
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Hi Daphnemoon

How have Halfords managed to come up with that price?? thats ridiclous.

Having fumes coming up friom down the back and the injectors being inside how does it make way for fumes to ever escape.??

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