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#16 BigD

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:41 PM

BigD,  I have to say I know you have had your run of bad luck with the mondy, but there is just a strange appeal that comes with the car that attracts me to it! plenty of grunt, a turbo to tune, and a chain driven motor with more (engine sided) reliability, even if the rest of the motor might turn out to be a slight nuisance!

 

I am keeping my eye out for local injector specialists, or better still if I can buy one that has already had new injectors! I recon they are about £150 a shot at best?

Yeah, I wouldn't expect any cheaper than £150 unless you get recons, which is senseless, IMO.  I've got an F-Super which can recode injectors, so I'm hopeful I can change the injectors myself.

 

And I agree - it's an awesome car, when it goes.  Plenty of power in all gears - just a few common (and on Ford's part, avoidable) faults which let the whole package down.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:14 PM

I have F Super also, so I should be able to recode my own injectors (presuming its a one out one in jobbie!)

 

Agree with the recurring faults though, the Focus still has niggles from day one, even on its third gen... its silly, but some lessons are hard learned!



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:11 PM

Another question, the DPF, are they the coated maintenance free DPF's or are they consumables at 37.5 or 75k?



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:20 PM

Another question, the DPF, are they the coated maintenance free DPF's or are they consumables at 37.5 or 75k?

You're getting a Mk3, right?  AFAIK nothing pre-Mk4 has a DPF.



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:43 PM

probably MK3 yeah, but the ads do show Euro 4, which I thought was DPF essential!



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:28 PM

Hmm, I'd like a bit of clarification on that as I have a EuroIV.  Something else to go wrong!



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:33 PM

No dpf on my mk3 euroIV. Is dpf not a euroV thing?

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:59 PM

UK mk3s (2000-2007) were not fitted with DPFs (if they were they are very rare) only a passive (no sensors/ electrical connectors) Catalytic converter - t is fairly reliable - but  it can get glogged if your car is smoking a lot a good "italion tune up" can help blow it out - fixing the reason the engine is smoking helps, EGR blanking helps this    

 

All mk4 2007-  2.0L and 2.2L mk4 diesels were fitted with DPFs,  (PSA engine) some early mk4 1.8TDCIs did not have DPFs, later ones were fitted with them ,



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 03:29 PM

Good choice I had a 2004 2.0 tdci lx for about 8 years. Loved it. Got rid of it last June to get newer model. I kept my DTUK tuning module so its for sale if your interested. It made a hell of a difference to my Mondeo. We got it because we bought a new caravan that weighed half a ton ( yes really ) more than our old one. It towed the new caravan better with the chip, than the old one without it.  Mileage was constantly around the 50 mpg mark with a bit of a kick when you wanted it.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:23 PM

Richard, might take you up on that offer if I have a few pennies left over!

 

I am still laying towards getting one if the car is written off! I just have to wait for a long time for that to eventually happen!



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:29 PM

Good choice I had a 2004 2.0 tdci lx for about 8 years. Loved it. Got rid of it last June to get newer model. I kept my DTUK tuning module so its for sale if your interested. It made a hell of a difference to my Mondeo. We got it because we bought a new caravan that weighed half a ton ( yes really ) more than our old one. It towed the new caravan better with the chip, than the old one without it.  Mileage was constantly around the 50 mpg mark with a bit of a kick when you wanted it.

Nice one - its a DTUK box i have - they are good tuning boxes - is it one of the red ones? (you get the red ones for power, green ones for economy, or the new(er) multi map ones, with upto 4 different user- selectable maps) ive had my mk3 8+ years too - im keeping mine, though - they say old Fords never die - the just get faster :lol:   



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

Nice one - its a DTUK box i have - they are good tuning boxes - is it one of the red ones? (you get the red ones for power, green ones for economy, or the new(er) multi map ones, with upto 4 different user- selectable maps) ive had my mk3 8+ years too - im keeping mine, though - they say old Fords never die - the just get faster :lol:   

 Its the green one. Although to be honest when I bought it the specs for green and red seemed almost identical, they just emphasize the power side for red and economy for green in the bumph about them. Did make a hell of a difference for everything though. It even lowered the speed I could use 6th gear on cruise control. 



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 01:29 PM

Richard, might take you up on that offer if I have a few pennies left over!

 

I am still laying towards getting one if the car is written off! I just have to wait for a long time for that to eventually happen!

if you dont want it i am keen ;)



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:58 PM

if you dont want it i am keen ;)

Just so you know, the tuning boxes on the TDDI and TDCI are completely different and not interchangeable -

 

on the TDCI, the tuning box often plugs into the common rail, on the TDDI, between the fuel pump and the ECU, the way the fuel systems work are different, the tuning boxes work in different ways and even the plugs/ sockets are different - so they cannot even be adapted, one to the other

 

Only dodgy/ cheapo IAT (intake air temp) "resistor" boxes, and MAF(on Mondeos with MAFs) boxes are interchangable between TDDIs/ TDCIs (not worth having) DTUK makes tottaly different tuning boxes for the TDCI/ TDDI.      

 

a good TDDI tuning boxes can be hard to find   



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:04 PM

Thanks for all the advice guys, I am looking to get the MK4 possibly now, so just going to be keeping my eye out for some crackers.



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