Fiesta 1.4 TDCi injector problems

Hi,

Took my Fiesta TDCi to a Ford dealer with a oil / diesel leak, turns out it's an injector on cyclinder 3 leaking and a return pipe on cyclinder 4 leaking (£400 worth of repairs).

My question is, is this normal / to be expected on a modern diesel engine (06 plate 40,000 miles), anyone else had similar problems ? Could I be driving it too hard ?

Or is this likely to be due to some careless bodge artist messing with the engine (seeing as I recently bought the car from a 2nd car dealer who apparently serviced it ?) Also previously the same Ford dealer did a full service on the vehicle, no comment was made then about diesel leaks althoguh they did find an open circuit crank position sensor.

Thanks

Re: Fiesta 1.4 TDCi injector problems

4 years 32 weeks ago

IMHO, a modern diesel should even be run in at 40k miles, never mind have leaking huel system.

Don't have any direct experience, but I know 3 people at work who have a had a Ford Ranger, a Ford S-Max and a Ford C-Max and all of them had issues with fuel delivery of some sort... maybe just coincidence... dunno. They all got rid of them in the end and bought other makes.

Re: Fiesta 1.4 TDCi injector problems

4 years 32 weeks ago

With a Ford you might be lucky , or you might not. Best policy is to avoid them.

Re: Fiesta 1.4 TDCi injector problems

4 years 32 weeks ago

I had trouble with the injectors leaking on an 03 fusion 1.4 tdci at just over 50k.Cost a little over £400.00 to put right!

Although not picked up during servicing the main dealer seemed to be able to pinpoint the fault quick enough when i commented on the ticking noise?

7/10 for ford cars, 2/10 for dealerships.

Re: Fiesta 1.4 TDCi injector problems

4 years 32 weeks ago

Hi,

Thanks to you all for your replies, I spoke to the chap that served me at the Ford dealership, he basically said it's a common-ish thing to happen and that seeing as it took 40,000 miles for them to fail then the repair may last 40,000 miles or I may never have any more injector trobule - overall just a matter of luck by the sounds of it or bad luck in my case.

It does make be neverous on what other part may just decide to fail (e.g the turbo), as I've read - diesels are great on fuel until they go wrong, at that point you normally end up with a big repair bill, seems about right to me, so what you save on fuel is used to get the engine repaired.

Re: Fiesta 1.4 TDCi injector problems

4 years 17 weeks ago

these things can surely end up taking a lot of money.the ford f250 diesel which i had to repair recently cost me quite heavily because of some silly mistake of the dealer and my fault of not double checking elsewhere.

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