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Quick question , driving home today and I booted it in fourth to clear out diesal pick up and the car lost power , the glow plug light came on . Took it to my garage the code is p0251 which they cleared and now it drives ok , Any ideas

 

regards paul 

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Welcome to the club, Paul.

 

 

PO251 is Injection pump metering control according to my list of codes-  2.0 and 2.2 litre duratec engines.  It could have been not enough fuel getting through when you gave it a bit of welly.

 

What mileage has your car done?  I ask that question as glow plugs are expensive things to buy and they need careful looking after.

 

A month ago I had my 2.7 diesel Terracleaned and it has made the world of a difference.  It has made the car a little more responsive and given me a better MPG.

 

Other diesel owners have had the same experience with this service.  It might be good for your car at a cost of less than £100.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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Welcome to the club, Paul.

 

 

PO251 is Injection pump metering control according to my list of codes-  2.0 and 2.2 litre duratec engines.  It could have been not enough fuel getting through when you gave it a bit of welly.

 

What mileage has your car done?  I ask that question as glow plugs are expensive things to buy and they need careful looking after.

 

A month ago I had my 2.7 diesel Terracleaned and it has made the world of a difference.  It has made the car a little more responsive and given me a better MPG.

 

Other diesel owners have had the same experience with this service.  It might be good for your car at a cost of less than £100.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

 

 

Hi Peter,

 

She has 93000 on the clock, i must admit i realised that i ran the fuel gauge down quite low to about 19 miles left so maybe it picked up some rubbish and when i booted it , this stopped the fuel getting through , throwing up the glow plug light and going into safe mode, the terraclean i have heard good things and bad , so not sure what to do with that, i am just wondering if she will be ok to take on a long journey this weekend as that has put doubts in my mind . its the 2.2 d sport premium model

 

regards paul 

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Hi Paul,

 

Terraclean is very beneficial for diesel engines, and I only had mine done after much research. And with 93k on the clock the service will come in much cheaper than a new fuel injector  or glow plugs.

 

I also use Shell Vitro and find it much better than supermarket fuel.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

 

P,S. A long run will do your engine a bit of good.

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 Hi Peter, 

 

i have driven it to work today and she was fine, only eight miles there and eight miles back, my concern with going for a long journey would be if it is likely to happen again.

 

regards paul 

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since i have had it , its never been changed, had it a year and only done 4000 miles 

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So it may have been on there for years? I would fit a new one as a matter of course anyway and it may solve your problem.

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