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I have had my car checked out today and changed the spark plugs, etc.

The only problem showing up on the mechanics checks is the "boost sensor solenoid".
I went to Ford to look at getting a replacement and was told there is no such thing - they did suggest a turbo control solenoid as an alternative - are they the same thing?

And is a faulty one of these sensors likely to cause the problem I mentioned in the previous thread re. holding back the power and then it all kicking in suddenly before dropping back off again.

Cheers

Stu
 

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I got this or similar error (something to do with turbo sensor) when my car was diagnosed for all electical gremlins. TOTD guys said it is perfectly normal for remapped cars apparently.

Have you had error codes cleared?
 

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QUOTE(skay1975 @ 20 Nov 2009, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have had my car checked out today and changed the spark plugs, etc.

The only problem showing up on the mechanics checks is the "boost sensor solenoid".
I went to Ford to look at getting a replacement and was told there is no such thing - they did suggest a turbo control solenoid as an alternative - are they the same thing?

And is a faulty one of these sensors likely to cause the problem I mentioned in the previous thread re. holding back the power and then it all kicking in suddenly before dropping back off again.

Cheers

Stu

Mine has an occasional misfire on full boost, its been like it for about 4 months, i've had the car checked out by gary at profile, together with fitting Rs plugs and checking the car for faults, no faults were stored on the car. He did suspect the control solanoid or the map sensor were playing up? but they seemed fine?
The problem seems to be until something breaks it's very difficult to diagnose.
I find i now drive the car like a non turbo, because of this and it's a reall pain in the ****.

I'm getting the car checked out again tomorrow and will let youknow how i get on.
 

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QUOTE(skay1975 @ 20 Nov 2009, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have had my car checked out today and changed the spark plugs, etc.

The only problem showing up on the mechanics checks is the "boost sensor solenoid".
I went to Ford to look at getting a replacement and was told there is no such thing - they did suggest a turbo control solenoid as an alternative - are they the same thing?

And is a faulty one of these sensors likely to cause the problem I mentioned in the previous thread re. holding back the power and then it all kicking in suddenly before dropping back off again.

Cheers

Stu

Hi Stu

Yes the turbo control solenoid is the correct name for "boost sensor solenoid" - It sounds like that is the fault on your car from your brief description.

You can call me on 0161 406 9797 if you need any more help.

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Gary
 

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QUOTE(wolfman @ 20 Nov 2009, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Stu

Yes the turbo control solenoid is the correct name for "boost sensor solenoid" - It sounds like that is the fault on your car from your brief description.

You can call me on 0161 406 9797 if you need any more help.

Regards

Gary

Thanks for the info! I think I'm going to order one as they're only about £36.

Are they hard to fit? Any ideas on how long it would take?

At least I can start with this and go down the elimination route!
 

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Is the fault consistent or intermittent? - If it is it might be worth checking the solenoid hoses and the turbo waste gate hose before you buy a new one.

Any way Its not too hard to change - just fiddley - The unit is clipped onto the turbo and has three small hoses and 1 x electrical connector

Make sure that you reconnect the hoses in the same place.

Also best being done when the car is stone cold
 

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QUOTE(wolfman @ 20 Nov 2009, 06:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Is the fault consistent or intermittent? - If it is it might be worth checking the solenoid hoses and the turbo waste gate hose before you buy a new one.

Any way Its not too hard to change - just fiddley - The unit is clipped onto the turbo and has three small hoses and 1 x electrical connector

Make sure that you reconnect the hoses in the same place.

Also best being done when the car is stone cold

Thanks mate. It is consistent!
 
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