Escort TDI (1998) - fordfan
hopefully people can use this thread to share some of their common (or uncommon) problems relating to this type car.

To start off
the A/C hose running from the front to rear of the engine bay rubbed against the bracket for securing it which eventually cut through the pipe and released the gas (this pipe is £30 from Ford garage)

An oil leak which appeared to be coming from the joint between the intercooler and intake actually turned out to be from the oil feed pipe going to the turbocharger, the power steering pipe was rubbing against it and eventually rubbed a hole causing the above leak (this pipe also costs £30 from Ford)

Hopefully somebody will be able to prevent their pipes from getting the same problems.

This car only has 52000 mls
 

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