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Symptoms of leaking cylinders?


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Hi there guys. I was just wondering if anyone knew the symptoms of leaking cylinders? It's an expensive job to get done so I want to be sure. The p0251 code has come up and a mechanic just read it literally without any research as my fuel pump (£350 fitted) but I don't want to get it done just invade its not the fuel pump and it turns out to be the dreaded cylinders. Any help would be awesome. Thanks, Chris

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Hi Chris,

 

From what I have found  ---  on a Ford Forum ---  is that P0251 is a generic code, and covers a multitude of issues surrounding glow plugs, injectors etc, or even a fuel leak somewhere along the fuel line.

 

There was no mention of the fuel pump or leaking cylinders.

 

It might be worth a second opinion.  But I am not on engineer, just a former accountant, so I always Iook for the cheapest option.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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Hi peter.

I have done the same research as you it sounds. The problem I see is, like you rightly say, it's a genetic code for the whole fuel system, so if I was to change the fuel pump and the problem persisted, I've wasted a good amount of money without getting anywhere. I do also think the mechanic I took it to didnt seem very confident with his diagnosis.

It's a bit of a mine field this p0251 code so perhaps best to take it to a Jaguar specialist?

Thanks.

Chris

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I will do Peter. I've just booked it into a garages that specialises in common rail engines and more specifically, Jaguars! It's going in on the 2nd so I will keep you updated.

Thanks for the good advice Peter.

Chris

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