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davisfrank

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About davisfrank

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  • First Name Frank

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Mondeo 2.0L Titanium Automatic
  • Ford Year 2010
  • UK/Ireland Location Kent
  • Annual Mileage 10,001 to 15,000
  • Interests Travel
    Road Trips
  1. I have recently changed to 2.0L Titanium Auto to protect my worn out left knee. Recently on my 06 2.2 Titanium X Tdci I noticed what I can only describe as a `whistle sound' when changing gear, 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd, it was quite obvious and louder if I changed on a fairly high rev. The sound came with the `over run' between gears and I assumed it was an idler or bearing in the gearbox preparing to fail. I am not mechanically minded but in my car which I had had from new, and was at 58,000 miles, I knew every squeak and rumble intimately. Although I have to say I have had many Mondeos and loved every one of them, so squeaks and rumbles were few and far between. I arranged to have my local Dagenham Motors look into it after they expressed puzzlement over the phone. Before I could get it to them the rear box of my silencer fell off, jammed and I had to get the RAC to remove it. During the interim I still had the whistle when driving and eventually took the car into the garage to replace the box and listen to the `whistle'. The box was replaced and when the car was returned they told me they could not detect a `whistle' and sure enough neither could I. It seems that when my rear box was preparing to fall off I developed a warning `whistle' when changing gears? I don't know what caused it but if you should hear an unusual `whistling' sound when changing gears get the rear exhaust box checked before it falls off, like mine did, at 40 mph.
  2. I have recently changed to 2.0L Titanium Auto to protect my worn out left knee. Recently on my 06 2.2 Titanium X Tdci I noticed what I can only describe as a `whistle sound' when changing gear, 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd, it was quite obvious and louder if I changed on a fairly high rev. The sound came with the `over run' between gears and I assumed it was an idler or bearing in the gearbox preparing to fail. I am not mechanically minded but in my car which I had had from new, and was at 58,000 miles, I knew every squeak and rumble intimately. Although I have to say I have had many Mondeos and loved every one of them, so squeaks and rumbles were few and far between. I arranged to have my local Dagenham Motors look into it after they expressed puzzlement over the phone. Before I could get it to them the rear box of my silencer fell off, jammed and I had to get the RAC to remove it. During the interim I still had the whistle when driving and eventually took the car into the garage to replace the box and listen to the `whistle'. The box was replaced and when the car was returned they told me they could not detect a `whistle' and sure enough neither could I. It seems that when my rear box was preparing to fall off I developed a warning `whistle' when changing gears? I don't know what caused it but if you should hear an unusual `whistling' sound when changing gears get the rear exhaust box checked before it falls off, like mine did, at 40 mph.
  3. Whitch Is Best Gear To Stay In???

    I have just changed from a Mondeo 2.2 Titanium X Tdci 06 plate which I bought new in August 06 to a 2.0L Titanium Automatic Tdci Nov 60 plate to help with a left knee problem when dealing with the clutch. I can't give you a comparison between the two cars re. towing, my only comment at the moment is the Auto (probably obviously) is not as economical as the Manual but I'm trying to learn how to improve it. To answer your question. I did 58,000 miles in the 2.2 and towed a Caravan thousands of miles in France while I had it. I spent Seven weeks in the Spring and Autumn from Calais to Monaco and all places in between, my habit was to stay about Four days on a site then move on. The lorry drivers in France normally stay at 60mph so I drove at 63 mph in 5th Gear on Cruise Control at 2000 rpm on the Motorways, this was a comfortable speed that allowed me to overtake lorries when I wanted to and not have them sitting up behind urging me on. I obviously abided by the normal speed controls and had to come out of Cruise Control up hills or long gradients but resumed normal speed and condition as soon as possible. I had long comfortable journeys sitting in my `armchair' listening to Story Tapes, bliss. In England it's a different story, my habit is to drive at 55mph under the same Cruise Control conditions and let the rest of the traffic, especially lorries, fight their `battles' around me, not allowing them to urge me on or having them slow me down. You have to develop a different attitude to the people around and not get annoyed at their antics but the journey can be just as restful and enjoyable. I wish you many `restful and enjoyable' miles towing.
  4. Welcome to the Ford forums davisfrank :)