You are being more than helpful!
There are 2 ronboxes for the mondeo - one for motors with DPF and one without - I just need to choose the right one. From what I read if you use the DPF box on a non-DPF motor you will not be getting the best from the tuning through the throttle range and if you do it the other way, you may cause damage during regen.
I'll see if I can stick a vid cam on the end of a pole and get some footage. Sadly my house has a drive like a ski slope and a garage full of junk, so jacking it is a pain.
Get back to you soon - thanks for sticking with me!
Ok - if the worst comes to the wors you could always go for the tuning box for the DPF, might loose a bit of power but at least your DPF (if you actually have one!) would be safe
Another option would be to go for the Superchipd Blufin instead -
The Superchips Bluefin has a claimed power/ torque increase to 144BHP and 339Nm, wihich would bring your 1.8TDCI upto a bit more than the 140PS (138Hp) 320Nm version of the 2.0L TDCI mk4 Mondeo,
You would need to check with Superchips but i would imagine the Bluefin works with both DPF and non-DPF varsions of your car, Having ran an expensive DTUK tuning box for years then switching to Bluefin (on the same car) i can tell you the Bluefin has a lot more top- end power/ revs than the tuning box, the tuning box had nore bottom end grunt- Superchips produced special revised maps for me, (twice) so i have just about the same bottom-end-grunt (power and torque at low revs ) as the tuning box but a lot more top end power (especially above 3k) - the Bluefin is a bit more expensive than the tuning box, though
You could always wait untill the exhaust system went rusty/ fell off, then give the car to an exhaust specialist and ask then to de-cat it or do a DPF delete, (some do the whole package - phisical / electronic DPF delete, fit a custom stainless exhaust and a remap- not cheap though) - some might examine your car for free(to check the presence of a DPF) to give you a quote (if you know what i mean )
It should'nt be this difficult