PeanuckleJive

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About PeanuckleJive

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    Settling In Well

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  • Ford Model
    Mondeo Estate 2.0 TDCi Zetec
  • Annual Mileage
    0 to 5000
  1. Always had the EGR blanked on mine, since before I had it so at least 2 1/2 years. never had a problem with it at all. Give the inlet manifold and EGR valve a clean while you're at it, they get very grubby with all that waste gas passing through them and choke the engine a bit.
  2. Cheers, I'd seen them but wasn't sure with them being from China, didn't want to have to send it all the way back there! Got a few feelers out to people breaking C Max's as I've read they fit too?
  3. Now I'm no expert, but that just sounds plain dumb. There's a reason water and the interior moving parts of an engine are kept seperate.
  4. Macclesfield in Cheshire, let me know if you find one please mate :)
  5. BUMP, anybody?
  6. Since it hasn't been mentioned properly: The DMF failure seems to be why a lot of Mondeos move along to their new owners at high mileages like these, dead easy to check for meaning you can rule out a car (or plan ahead to replace the DMF) very quickly. With the engine idling with the clutch up, it'll make a rumbling noise, when you put the clutch pedal down it'll go away. Dead easy to check and worth doing. Parts alone when I did DMF and Clutch myself were £520, so to get it done at a garage you could easily be looking at near £1000 for the job.
  7. Does it only happen in one direction or both? Probably something in the clock spring mechanism that isn't turning it off I imagine
  8. Cheers for the offer mate but I'd like grey one really, blend in with the roof lining nicely
  9. Anybody got the part number or a link to where I can the extra sunglasses holder that fits in place of the driver side grab handle please? Did have one watched on eBay but I was too slow and lost it.
  10. That's probably it to be honest, I remember the first time I drove a diesel and it was a little unsettling the way that it picked up after gear changes without even putting any throttle into it! Don't think I could go back that easily now, I'd be stalling all the time because I'm so used to the torque
  11. Make a note of the engine RPM directly after you've put it into 5th and brought the clutch back up, it sounds to me just like the engine naturally getting to it's idle speed. try going into other gears at similar RPM and see how they pull too, Diesels pull back up to their idle speed very well so sometimes it can feel like the car trying to get away from you when really it's just getting comfortable again.
  12. Yeah, some of them have self levelling dampers on the back but not all. This is something that I need to double check but I'm pretty sure mine aren't self levellers as it usually squats down under load.
  13. Check camshaft position sensor too, if it's dying it doesn't speak to the ECU properly and the timing can be advanced or retarded when it doesn't need to be, causing lumpy running.
  14. Not sure if the dampers are different, I imagine they'd be the same and the springs would be different between estate/ hatch/ saloon to compensate for the increased loads estate tend to get. I'm aware that I may end up replacing the dampers to better match the springs if I go ahead with this, I can justify that since the whole setup back there has done 106k and still works fine.
  15. Yup, the 18's are more a project for next year. They need to be refurbed and two new tyres before going on the car so I'm not in any rush to do them. The bump stops occurred to me last night, thanks for replying with what I thought was right. I'm mostly after the cosmetic gain really