I have a 2.5 V6 Mondeo and want to run a few things by you guys in the know.
First of all, if I am sat in traffic the temp gauge can get uncomfortably high, the needle gets up to around the letter A in the word “Normal” on the gauge, the cooling fan then kicks in which seems to keep it from going higher, once you start moving again it soon goes back to half way. I’m getting plenty of heat from the heater, my obvious concern is the water pump which I believe is a common issue with these.
Second, when I turn the AC on I feel and hear the compressor kick in and I get plenty nice chilled air, the problem is that it makes the car run a bit lumpy and with a little hesitation, it idles fine it’s when driving you feel it. I know that AC can zap some power from the engine but I didn’t think it would be this pronounced with a V6.
Finally, (phew!!!), The IMRC seems to be working as it should as I feel and hear a change at around 3,500rpm but just wondered how you actually check it’s definitely working as it should.
Sorry for such a long post and I thank everybody for any help/advice you can give.