I am no mechanic, so need to pick some brains if possible. I can work my round an engine at a basic level, but things like what an EGR looks like (although I understand how and why it works) have me a little puzzled...I have a Haynes manual on the way so this should help
I have just bought a '97 1.8 TD verona mondeo with 220k on the clock (bargain at £225). When I first got it, it was a bit sluggish so had a look on the forums for some answers. Have seen about EGR fixes and blanking them etc...might try this out at some point; put in a new air filter today (old one was caked solid) and hey presto, better performance!
I will change the fuel filter and fit a new set of glow plugs as it is having trouble on first start but runs fine(ish) when warm.
However, here's my problems
1. Heater only blows cold air out; I have seen suggestions of changing rad water and topping with anti-freeze (can it really be that simple?) or is there something else I should be looking at?
2. Fan only works on number 3 & 4 (1 & 2 settings nothing); does the electric switch thingy behind the glove box need replacing or could it be something else?
3. Is it worth blanking the EGR or is it better to just clean it regularly?
Sorry for the essay and thanks for your time.