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#1 ffoy

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 09:40 PM

ok, so I'm now starting a 3rd car diary  :crazy:

 

even I know I don't need 3 Mondeos but I've often thought 2 would be good: one to get used and abused for work and one to be lovely and clean and polished for those rare days when I'm not working.

 

anyway I had no intentions of buying a diesel as I  believe it equates to a life of misery with injector troubles, black smoke and fuel pump issues

 

However I desperately needed a new Mondeo and there seemed to be several 2.0 diesels for sale at around £600 - all at once. I contacted the sellers and got vague responses and was getting desperate when I saw a 2.2 advertised locally for £695.

 

Long story short I went and bought it. The guy said he only wanted £600 for it  :biggrin: and when I got home the 2 other guys called Ina with 2.0s had messaged me saying 'car ready'.

 

the 2.2 seems to be the stuff of legends: pulls like a train, does 70mpg etc and I have to say I've looked for them on Ebay loads of times but never seemed to see one in my price range - which is low - so it's kinda weird to have got one.

 

It's the Edge model which I don't like cos of the alloys, it's silver which I'm not sure about for a workhorse and it's done 135000 miles (roughly). It's also the hatch which isn't great as I always have ladders on the car which means you can't open the hatch. 

 

I've only driven it for about an hour and it feels very agricultural on start-up but it does get better with speed.

 

Going on a long run on Friday which will be a good test of its abilities, assuming I make it there and back  :huh:

 

 

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my 1st Mondeo behind it (1.8 petrol hatch) 



#2 PURPLE_2L_LX

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 12:15 AM

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Bought my MK4.5 in 2018 and nobody appeared to want my old 2.2 Ghia Estate.

 

I stuck it in my mums garage and my nephew had it a few months later, 2 years of

neglect and its still running but needs some work now.

 

Finding someone who doesnt immediately say its not worth fixing and it needs a

DMF/Clutch when they could simply listen and hear the clutch master squeaking

and sounding nasty.

 

Maybe if he actually put some brake fluid in it?  Level has been low for a long time

and he just ignored it.

 

Or the coolant expansion tank covered in oil, i was WTF!!! his reaction told me that

he has probably never opened the bonnet since getting it and covers 20k+ a year

in it.


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MK4.5 TDCI 140 Business Estate.

 

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#3 ffoy

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 10:54 AM

So I've had the car a couple of weeks now and went on that 200 mile run last Friday. Was amazed to get over 200miles on £20 of diesel  B)

 

But now the problems are starting. Got in it last night and it wouldn't start. After more than 10 goes it spluttered into life and did it again on way home and this morning, but to a lesser extent.

 

Looks like dirty black smoke belching out the back until it runs then that clears.

 

No idea what to do about it and thinking mb just cut my losses and get rid of it while it still has MOT  <_<    



#4 PURPLE_2L_LX

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 12:13 PM

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Nephew is selling my old car  :D

 

Although Scotlands a long way off and it needs a clutch master cylinder

but otherwise runs well, he commuted from Birmingham to Milton Keynes daily.


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#5 Mondygeek

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 03:04 PM

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I'd disconnect the small vacuum line on top of the egr valve and try starting it... if it starts fine then remove and clean or replace the egr valve. Nice easy job
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#6 ffoy

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Posted 17 March 2021 - 11:38 PM

thanks for the tip.

 

I nearly missed work today as it just would not catch and the smoke in the street was a nightmare! similar problem on way home (8 hours later). Customer's garden like a smokescreen  :unsure:  :whistling:

 

I read somewhere it might be a leaky injector so there is lots of unburnt fuel in the cylinder. The smoke is also white (not dirty as I said originally) and this points to unburnt fuel.

 

Car ran like a dream once it (eventually) started and I did 2 other journeys tonight with no issues but am expecting severe problems in the morning  :(






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