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Sticky

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  • Ford Model mondeo mk1 '96
  1. Just an update. So today the cars been sat from 6 in the morning to 5.30 tonight and today we finally got temperatures above freezing. I went to the car to go to work and hey presto after spinning for 2-3 secs the car started first time. So the problem really is connected with the very cold weather. Can i just ask. Just below the filter there is a black box that the fuel pipes run into. It also has electrics running into it. I've been informed that it is possibly a cut of valve to stop the car over running when switched of is this right and has anybody known these to cause problems?
  2. Ok i'll have a look if i get no joy think i'll have to remove the glow plugs and get them tested as maybe i've been very unlucky to get a naff set. Thankyou for your advice anyway.
  3. Hi thanks for the advice i've given it ago but stioll no joy. Having tried it for the last two days the weird thing is it's almost as though the car isn't getting enough fuel as it behaves like a petrol that is starved. In this i mean it is to the point that it sounds like it's ging to fire but just can't seem to. It does eventually but i'd like to try and solve this issue if poss.
  4. stereo

    Disagree with you mate. Definately buy a different stereo theres loads of good ones on the market at good prices. I have a Alpine in my mondeo and if you look around you can buy custom fit speakers for the doors that save you having to cut your parcel shelf about. Now as for a sub i have a 15" in the boot and as for it over powering everything else thats rubbish. Subs can be adjusted to kick as big or as little as you want as long as you take a bit of time setting the system up to your preferences. I had subs a long time ago before the kids were born and having to get rid of them to make space in the boot of the car i owned then was heart breaking. Now the kids are close to teens so boot isn't so important and two years ago my wife bought me the sub with amp for christmas and i have to say things are all good. Am i a boy racer with loads of mates in souped up motors nah i'm 36 with a '96 mondy but i wouldn't give up my sub for nobody. They enhance the music not kill it.
  5. Firstly let me say hi to you all. So heres the problem up until recently my '96 Mondeo started lovely and then the real cold weather hit in. As usual the car cranked fine but would not start and when it did it threw out clouds of diesel smelling smoke (Classic glowplug symptoms). I replaced all four plugs and checked that the bus bar had power all the way across. I woke the next morning to heavy frost expexting the car to be ok but again it gave me grief and only started when i swore at it lol. (Maybe this is the new cure for the problem). The glow plug light stays on for 5-6 seconds and i hear a click from the relay after about 11 seconds. As always once the car has started it spends the rest of the day as though nothing is wrong . Yesterday i changed the fuel filter as i will admit it has not been changed for a very long time and i did run a cooking oil mix through it when the prices went stupid and have also run a can of wynns cleaner through the system but now have to wait until tomorrow to see if this has helped (No it never). The new plugs were Wellman plugs that i'm advised are made by the same people that make beru so they should be ok:?:. Does anybody know of any other problems that may be causing this as i can't see that all four new plugs are useless. OH the car has 156,500 miles on it. This is the only trouble i'm having and the car runs fine otherwise. Any help on this matter is truly appreciated.