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Hi all, bit of a problem with my mk1.5 1.8 tdci. Since owning the vehicle (bought from a Ford Dealer in February) there has been a rattle nasty clonk/rattle on switch off. The noise is too harsh to be a heat plate etc. Now my concern is the car drives fine there is just a rattle/clonk when I switch the engine off (with clutch down and up) - I have done 5,000 miles since owning the vehicle and the car has not given any problems. If I sit in traffic for more than 3 seconds with the clutch down and handbrake on (like I was taught to do many many years ago) I can feel the vibrations from the transmission going up through my left foot, I assume this to be normal running from a lumpy derv. I am just this moment about to jack the car up and check all mounts - does anyone have any advice? I believe the lower engine mount would cause a clonk on switch off - but I'd imagine more knocking would occur on the move. I believed it to be the DMF and returned the car to the dealer within a month of owning the vehicle, informed them it was just on switch off and they were as unhelpful as ever and informed me that the noise was coming from the flywheel area, but could not confirm it (tbh I doubt they looked at the vehicle at all.) The vehicle starts fine, pulls throughout the rev range (no clutch slippage) I'm fairly gentle on the car, always allow the car to get up to temperature before using over 50% throttle and exceeding 2.2k RPM and the car behaves the same whether on a 400+mile journey or on my daily commute. I'm going to attempt to contact the garage in the week and inform them that they need to sort the fly, clutch and slave cylinder under the 6 month warranty as the noise had been there since purchase as they well knew. Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
Hi all. I've recently began a new job and have been looking at second cars to relieve the mileage from the car I've spent a lot of time and money setting up for weekend blasts and track day work. I began looking for something, safe, reliable, good looking, economical, larger than the previous daily and... most importantly... fun. I'm a car enthusiast through and through and so after a great deal of looking at Boring-Bora's, Awful-A3's, Lazy-Leon's, premium Peugeots etc. I started looking at the Mondeo TDCI Zetec S again. However I have heard of a few issues regarding the 2.0 130 TDCI (2003-2005 models), of which is the engine I will be looking into for the daily. What can I expect from mondeo ownership? Common faults (injector issues £1.5k to fix?, rear wheel bearing noise, washer fluid in boot etc.) Common charms (nice touches, surprise and delight features, luggage space etc.) Performance in the real world (acceleration from a standstill, acceleration in 5th from 50mph, stopping power etc.) MPG's to be expected from a keen petrol head (occasional B road blast, mpg runs, foot to the floor driving etc.) I know it's probably alot to ask from a first post but cheers for any help :) I'll stick around though seems a good enough forum. Used to run a mk4 fiesta and have done plenty of work on Galaxies, Mk5/6 fiesta's and focus' in the past. :) Sean.