Jump to content


Photo

Leaky Mondeo:- Diesel Leak At Front Of Engine

Fuel Leaks Injectors Turbo

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 JohnTemp

JohnTemp

    Newbie

  • Members via FB
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Name: John
  • Ford Model: Mondeo Ghia X
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Surrey

Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:32 AM

Hi Folks. I bought an 04 Ford Mondeo Ghia X auto six speed about a year ago with 32,000 on the clock.


It's the 2.0 duratorq tdci 130. It's a lovely car and it passed a minor service a few months ago although the local garage who are usually pretty good also noticed quite a lot of old oil collecting in the oil trap under the engine yet everthing seemned pretty dry so assume it's an old fault.


I have also noticed more recently a strong smell of diesel possibly spent, coming into the front cabin with a slight diesel mist coming from the front bonnet when stationary. This generally only happens noticeably after accelerating on the motorway for some time. It's definitely getting worse since there is a faint cover of diesel occurring on the back of the car. It also leaks from the front just to the left hand side a good spotting on the ground when left for an hour or so.


Researching simerlar symptoms refer to a loose injector pipe or return pipe since the leak is a dark reddish brown and quite thin and there is no discernable loss of power when pulling away. Definately a bit wet on the underside closest to the floor although as you can probably tell I really don't know enough about what might be going on. MPH still seems very reliable at 38-39 mpg. No warning lights.


I'm taking it in to the local garage since I don't want to be dumping a lot of greasy fuel on the road.  Just wondering if this is going to be a bit of an expensive mare or not. I'll let you know how I fare.

 



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 JohnTemp

JohnTemp

    Newbie

  • Members via FB
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Name: John
  • Ford Model: Mondeo Ghia X
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Surrey

Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:35 AM

Had the car returned with a leaking injector leak off pipe. Been told this is quite a common problem, surprising at 40,000 miles and reqular servicing. £120 for replacement part and labour cost plus VAT. Seems ok I guess. Runs nice and clean now no drips and dieasel smog.



#3 stooge75

stooge75

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 654 posts
  • Ford Model: Mondeo tdci zetec
  • Location: Angus

Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:04 PM

why did you get an automatic? no exactly great on fuel for a diesel



#4 JohnTemp

JohnTemp

    Newbie

  • Members via FB
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Name: John
  • Ford Model: Mondeo Ghia X
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Surrey

Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:15 PM

hi stooge. It wasn't my main reason for buying, in fact I was a bit cautious at the time. I was so impressed with the price and overall package I decide to risk it. Has so many nice features. I can set the seats to chill as well as warm, so it's been very nice on these hot days. I must also say after having driven manual my entire life the auto is rather refined. I like the fact I can concentrate solely on the steering and the cruise feature on the motorway is pretty cool. I do a six hour drive to North Yorkshire quite regularly so it's proven to be a blessing.

 

On the mileage, your right, I'm lucky to touch 40mpg but I paid a good £1200 less than the dealer originally wanted so swings and roundabouts. My biggest bug bear is under revving at 30mph around town and does feel a bit 'floaty' at anything less than 50mph.  It much prefers the motorway.



#5 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 17,748 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:58 PM

I can agree with you on the auto front, I got one with more than an edge of caution. Although different cars, my CMAX auto 1.6 can do a fair 42 - 46MPG on my daily commute to the office. As long as the cars looked after by the new owner (and any previous owner damage can be limited) you can get a very good deal out of it.

 

Good job it wasnt a leaking injector!



#6 JohnTemp

JohnTemp

    Newbie

  • Members via FB
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Name: John
  • Ford Model: Mondeo Ghia X
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Surrey

Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:15 PM

Good job it wasnt a leaking injector!

 

​Surely the stuff of nightmares. It did have me a little worried.



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users