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Buying Advice Mondeo Tdci

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#1 chr15athome



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Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:51 AM

Hi all,

New here and hoping to be a regular just need to find a good Mondeo TDCI.

Here is a link to the car in question (please remove link if necessary):-


I am mainly buying this car for fuel economy and because my 2004 1.4 petrol Astra is terribly unreliable and costs me 140 per month in fuel travelling around 600 miles a month.

What should I be checking when viewing or driving the car, I have read here about the clogged up EGR problem but that looks easy enough to clean. I test drove the same 2003 model with similar mileage last weekend but the car was terrible and obviously a dodgy garage. The car was quick but would stutter twice through the range of the turbo. Then the car cut out on me at 30mph, luckily I managed to restart while costing. The only light on the dash was the orange coil. I suspect that car had injector problems from reading the forum posts also it had a scraping noise but I suppose this could have been due to not being driven in a while and discs rusty?

Any help greatly appreciated.



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#2 mintalkin


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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:36 PM

covered this a few weeks ago see here.

#3 chris bowman

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:55 PM

car looks good. try to find out if it has a duratorq engine (timming chain rather than belt) egr much easier to get at and no timming belt worries on these models. make sure the clutch does not slip and there is no vibration from the dual mass flywheel!

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