Ford Focus Engine problematic

2001 Ford Focus Problem

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CarFord Focus 1.4 16v petrol
Year2001
Ownerhorserider
Posted22/01/2017
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As I'm driving the engine seems to hold back on acceleration. It is burning oil and is very smokey (white smoke). When under acceleration the temp gauge goes into red for few seconds before dropping back to halfway. Also when braking the engine falters quite badly.

Have had top end rebuilt with new valves. Timing has been checked and is correct.

I need to get this sorted as I travel 50 miles per day to work.
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11466 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Burning oil is the blue smoke , white smoke is usually coolant .Get a block test carried out .Did no one check bores and for piston wear when head off ? Were valve stems checked for wear and seals replaced ? Checked your compressions ?


Posted on Sunday 22nd of January 2017
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horserider | Driver | Since: Jan 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Piston heads were very clean. No compression on no 4 piston. Wasn't any undue movement in pistons. Bores looked OK.


Posted on Sunday 22nd of January 2017
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11466 | View Garage
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That car was notorious for dropping valve seats .


Posted on Sunday 22nd of January 2017
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