Diagnostic Consultation and Engine Carbon Clean on a Ford Transit 1.8 TDCi (2004 – 74,782 miles)

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🚗 Here we have a Ford Transit 1.8 TDCi (2004 – 74,782 miles) booked in for a diagnostic consultation and Engine Carbon Clean.

ℹ️ The owner has reported an occasional stutter when cold and general poor performance.

🔎 Initial inspection of the engine bay found little of note apart from excessive vibration and associated bass rumble from the buildup present.

💻 Initial diagnostics found no codes present.

📊 Live data however showed the injector offsets up on injectors 1 and 3 and down on injectors 2 and 4 – a fairly normal starting point for a dirty engine. Coolant temperatures were cool when we arrived, but soon warmed up to 92°C and thermostat test only dropped to 86°C.

👨‍🔧 On with the clean and the live data monitoring showed injectors 1, 2 and 4 all dropping their fuelling to compensate for injector 3 which started to stick out like a sore thumb on the live data. By the end it was nice and smooth and quiet in comparison, but does look like injector 3 is indeed worn and may need replacing in the near future if the symptoms persist.

Diagnostic Consultation and Engine Carbon Clean on a Ford Transit 1.8 TDCi (2004 - 74,782 miles)
Diagnostic Consultation and Engine Carbon Clean on a Ford Transit 1.8 TDCi (2004 - 74,782 miles)
No apparent issues on the initial code scan
Diagnostic Consultation and Engine Carbon Clean on a Ford Transit 1.8 TDCi (2004 - 74,782 miles)
Not fully warmed up when we arrived and injector fuelling showing Injectors 1 and 3 over fuelling and injectors 2 and 4 under fuelling – typically balancing each other out
Diagnostic Consultation and Engine Carbon Clean on a Ford Transit 1.8 TDCi (2004 - 74,782 miles)
Diagnostic Consultation and Engine Carbon Clean on a Ford Transit 1.8 TDCi (2004 - 74,782 miles)
Diagnostic Consultation and Engine Carbon Clean on a Ford Transit 1.8 TDCi (2004 - 74,782 miles)
Well into the clean and the picture was becoming clear – Injector 3 looks like it is worn and over fuelling to a greater extent compared to the others which are all now balancing out to compensate
Diagnostic Consultation and Engine Carbon Clean on a Ford Transit 1.8 TDCi (2004 - 74,782 miles)

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