I have just bought a 2001 Mondeo Ghia (dirt cheap!) with a couple of problems that I'm not too sure about and I was wondering if anyone can help me out?
I was told that the head gasket is on the way out on it, but after driving it, it's not displaying the usual symptoms (i.e. difficulty to start and white smoke) but used all it's coolant and was on it's way to overheating. I had to stop and fill with 3 litres of fluid, all of which went within 5 miles! There was a lot of steam coming from the back of the engine which makes me wonder if a pipe has split?? I'm confused as I really don't think it's HGF.
Also a couple of other minor problems - the driver's door doesn't unlock on the remote but all the other doors do, and the car has to be locked using the key in the door. Is this a knackered door lock module? And the backlight for the milecounter has blown so I can't see the mileage at night. Is that a simple bulb swap?
Finally before I get on most people's nerves, is there any way I can find out where and when it was serviced as I don't have a service history book :-(
Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas!