August 2, 2011, 9:27 pm
Ive been a ford focus owner for over 6 years now and have now decided to look for a new car when i came across a 08 2.0 tdci mondeo but it has 123,000 just wanted a little advice on what i should be looking in terms of problems if anyone can help i would be grateful..
August 3, 2011, 3:53 pm
some of the common faults are,
injectors - the delphi injectors are not the most reliable and often loose there code or pack up all togeather so look for black smoke
aux belt - this can start to vibrate,you have to replace the belt and pulleys to cure, sound like a drumming noise on tickover
egr valve - these can become choked and give out fault codes, its a simple job to clean but a messy one
intercooler hose - these can split creating black smoke and a flat spot at around 1800rpm, its the big hose from the bottom of the egr valve
alloy wheels - these can flake because of the brake dust eating into them
any kind of rattle or noise from the clutch area could be a failing DMF at around £800 to replace not cheap
starter problems is also another sign of a failing dmf as the swarf blocks up the starter
and because of the weight of the engine front tyres will not last much more than 14000 miles.