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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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I have been having problems recently with my 08 plate

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I have been having problems recently with my 08 plate C-Max,it can sometimes be very poor at starting. I have had my glow plugs replaced and just yesterday the fuel filter but have been told that the mechanic saw shavings in the oil,was told this was a problem with the fuel pump disintegrating and could possibly be quite expensive to repair.I have also been told this is a common complaint with the C-Max and the Focus.Can you confirm this is true and what would be involved in the repair and what the cost is likely to be?

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.

if there are metal shavings in the oil then yes I'm sorry to say that this is a sign of a failing oil pump

the best way to confirm this is to measure the fuel pressure at the injectors

any diesel specialist should be able to do this for a nominal fee

if its below spec then its only a matter of time before the pump fails

you can get a rebuilt pump for about £500 and its a couple hours labour to fit but be prepared to have to replace injectors too ( £100 each) as its likely a failing pump will have forced metal particles into them

I can reccommend this firm to source a pump and injectors from
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