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  1. Battery

    Don't forget that low temperature will give a low voltage reading
  2. 18 inch wheels

    Yes they will fit and you will get a harsher ride and more tram lining but they look good
  3. MK5 Heating Issue / Enquiry

    That's a perfectly normal air flow, cool to the head so you don't get drowsy and warm to your feet, every car I've had with A/C has done this and going back to old cars mk 1 cortina springs to mind this happened then, well you got ambient air via the eyeball vents
  4. Battery

    Voltage alone is no a true indicator of a batteries health, it needs a proper load test, lots of places will do battery checks but make sure they do a load test with a proper tester and not just a multimeter
  5. Battery

    It's surprising how short a journey it takes to recharge to full capacity with a modern Ford with smart charge,
  6. Correct Diagnostic Reader for my TDCI

    Works with a mk3 been using it for years , in fact works with any Ford , with an OBD port
  7. Correct Diagnostic Reader for my TDCI

    I used Forscan (free download)and a modified elm connector http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-USB-Modified-ELM327-Elmconfig-Forscan-Ford-Focus-Mondeo-Kuga-S-Max-/181457166623
  8. Likely to be road dirt, a quick squirt with clean water can be enough to clear them, other than that it's often a wiring fault
  9. Odd Start issue (very intermittent)..

    I don't understand the first part of your post about letting the car warm up before starting it, do you mean wait for the glow plugs? So it turns over but doesn't start, is this turn over slower than normal if so it could be the starter motor, and signs of DMF break up, If the starter doesn't spin up to the correct speed the ECU doesn't give the signal to begin fueling, this is the problem I have now.
  10. Parking sensors

    Lots of kit available from £35 to £200 have search and see, easy to fit
  11. re map mondeo tdci?

    I've used superchips and been very happy with them, better mpg and driveability worth talking to them very knowledgeable A gutted DPF is an MOT failure
  12. Oil, filter DPF service

    No DPF on a 2007 1.8
  13. Mondeo glovebox light

    Won't make much difference to mine it's full of stuff
  14. 2.0 duratorq 143ps poor starting

    Definitely the starter motor picking up bits from the DMF, not saying the DMF is on the way out, but it's a probability, at the moment I can only afford to do the starter.
  15. 2.0 duratorq 143ps poor starting

    I'm convinced it's the starter motor, if it cranks slowly the ECU doesn't get the signal to allow fueling,