Just joined the forum. Loads of useful info. Thanks to all contributers.
Just bought a 1.6tdci zetec 04 with 57K miles. So far covered about 300 miles. A few problems. Going back to dealer tomorrow.
Fuel consumption was only high 30s to begin with. Checked the air filter. It was pretty dirty and had a black circle where it feeds in.Turned it around temporarily as I have ordered a K&N replacement. Reset the mileage screen on the computer. Just averaged 51 going to Newcastle and back. Result!!
Also had the red light and system error message. I noticed a lot of oily deposits around the turbo when I bought it, so I cleaned all around this area, including the intercooler pipe. Just got back from our trip today and checked the engine bay again. There is a visible crack on the intercooler pipe next to the mounting bracket which is leaking thesooty deposits, hence the warning light. I will be ringing the selling garage tomorrow to ask for a repair. Does anyone know if the pipe can be welded or does it need a new one?
Thanks in advance.
All in all I love the car. It is so comfortable and roomy. Will let you know how I get on