04 1.4 TDCI engine - smell of fumes entering car - markengland
My dad has a 2004 Fiesta van 1.4 TDCI which has covered around 45K miles. It is regularly serviced and passed its MOT recently. He is complaining of fumes entering the cabin through the vents constantly, even when he is not following another vehicle. There is also a strong fume smell when he gets in the car when it has been parked up before even starting the engine. Apparently there is a gasket or seal somewhere that is a common fail item on these? He has had a quick check for anything obvious that is hanging off or loose but cannot see anything. Any ideas or advice would be gratefully received. Thanks.
04 1.4 TDCI engine - smell of fumes entering car - Peter.N.
What sort of smell is it? Oily, acrid, smokey, exhaust, diesel?
04 1.4 TDCI engine - smell of fumes entering car - markengland
A smokey / exhaust type smell apparently...
04 1.4 TDCI engine - smell of fumes entering car - Peter.N.
If its exhaust coming in through the vents I would think it must be leaking from somewhere in the engine compartment, exhaust manifold perhaps.
04 1.4 TDCI engine - smell of fumes entering car - cotton
I had this exact problem. It was one of the fueal injector seals that had gone. It's a very common problem on these. Bought the new ones from for for around £20
 

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