Just been reading through this thread as...
...On my Mondeo Mk.IV (2008, petrol, 70k mileage) the engine warning light came on today. The Ford Dealer garage wants £80 for a diagnostic check, so I took it to an independent garage whose diagnostic check reported "Intake Manifold Control Flaps" as the error, and were happy to do so for no charge. I gave then £10 for their trouble.
The Ford Dealer says I need a new manifold, cost with Labour and Parts = £780.
The independent garage recommended modding the ECU s/ware to ignore the sourcde error condition, on the basis that the car will run just as well without them, total cost £180ish.
Presently the car is running fine with no noticeable change in performance at any speed or idling.
So, my questions are:
- Is "Intake Manifold Control Flaps" the same as "swirl flaps" as this thread is titled?
- If not, what's the difference (just for my own understanding)?
- Is the suggestion from my indie garage operator worth pursuing?
£800 seems a lot for a 2008 vehicle, which I am obliged to keep running for a few years yet (it'll be a long while before the piggybank has enough for a Mk.V
All opinions gratefully received. I should add btw that the warning light went off after the run to the Ford Dealer garage!
Edited by Mike_Chr, 21 August 2017 - 04:19 PM.