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Author Topic: LImp home/Turbo  (Read 2987 times)

Offline Rosie

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  • Spec: TDI 140 GHIA
  • First Name: Paul
  • Region: South East
LImp home/Turbo
« on: August 26, 2015, 06:40:51 PM »
Hi All

I used to be on another Ford forum but it seems to have crashed so I am new on here.Just wanted to post about an issue that arose on my MK111 Gal which also occurred on my MK 1 Gal also.Its the matter of Limp home mode/Turbo.This happened to me whilst in France on an Autoroute when the car went into Limp mode.I got the car to my holiday home and went about fixing it the way I fixed my MK1.The turbo gets gummed up after 60000 plus miles from engine waste,tar,soot etc which sticks to the actuator rod,the turbo innards etc.A ford garage will tell you you need a new turbo normally but my fix is one or two cans of Wynns Turbo cleaner.Its cheap at 9 a can and worth every penny.You simply spray it into the air intake hose after the airbox.Once done the limp mode problem disappeared.I sue to do it every 10000 miles on the Old Gal and forgot to do it on the new one,but after the latest episode l will now do it from now on.
I post this that you can try it before going down a more expensive route.This method has been tried by three friends of mine of totally different cars but the same problem it has cured their problems also.
PS i have nothing to do with Wynns but should be on a retainer after telling my friends about it lol.
Cheers Rosie

Offline meatloaf43154

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Re: LImp home/Turbo
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 07:17:17 PM »
Thanks for that Rosie.

Also have a look at the Archoil Turbo Cleaner - http://www.powerenhancer.co.uk/shop-by-category/fuel-treatment-cleaners/turbo-cleaners/archoil-ar6600-professional-diesel-turbo-cleaner-605.html

Worked well on both my MK4 Mondeos and will be giving the MK3 Galaxy a good dose soon. God I do miss my V6 Mk2 Galaxy.

Chris.

Offline gregers

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Re: LImp home/Turbo
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 08:58:36 PM »
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Offline julieade

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Re: LImp home/Turbo
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2015, 03:28:19 AM »
what was your symptoms as my galaxy 2.0tdci is spluttering now and again and it went into engine malfunction twice today turned ignition off and on was ok after
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
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