Hi thanks for the response,
The car has approximately 70,000 miles and as of yet the timing belt has not been touched. is it possible that the belt would have slipped? can the VCT solenoids, CMP sensors or VCT units be tested to confirm a fault?
sorry for the delay and thanks for your response.
I know that it's hard to tell but roughly how long should this diagnosis take at a Ford dealership?
I know that the car isn't particularly worth a great deal and im a little worried that the labour bill alone could be well up into the hundreds of pounds before even replacing any parts.
Then also if the VCT unit is at fault it would probably be cheaper to buy another car.