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#1 kiloeightone

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:25 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking let go of my 53 plate Mondeo 2.0 TDCi for something a little younger and with less miles on the clock (it's approaching 200k).

I've had a look at some of the posts here and a buyers guide from auto express but would like some opinions. I've had Mk 2 Focus in the past but some of the things I've read are putting me of a bit.

Do the diesel engines really have the most reported problems? I'd be looking at a 2006/2007 example with average mileage. I've read that the DPF can need replaced at cost around that kind of mileage, and that the dual mass flywheel can go if the car has been used for short journeys. What's peoples experiences of this age of focus?

Are petrol models of that age less likely to suffer costly faults like that? And if so is it worth taking the hit on roads tax and choosing a 1.4 or 1.6 petrol instead?

Any thoughts or opinions welcomed.

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#2 martyntdci

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:25 PM

if ur lookin to getting a derv go for the 1.8tdci no dpf...  a engine treats you how it has been treated in the past, if its been canned then you could be screwed.... if it has full service history and been looked after then you had a good un.... always good practice when you buy a car is give it a full service straight away...(air/oil filters, check gearbox level, change fuel filter, and blank of the egr valve...)

i suppose the clutch/dmf can go at any time, not on millage or round town driving.... its just one of those things that comes with wear n tear..

 

i have the mk2 face lift, and my main prob was blown injector seals, but this yet again is wear and tear... expect it with any car..

 

unsure on road tax but i pay 68 for 6mth on my 1.8tdci wich is not bad at all, and i get great mpg....



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:49 PM

Blank the EGR and that takes the pressure off the Turbo, if the DPF is removed that saves more agro still. I would agree, get the 1.8 TDCi and you will be laughing from here to the next 200,000 miles. they are much better engines as the 1.8 is Fords own labour, whereas the 1.6 and 2.0 are the pugs engines.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:16 PM

Hi guys, really appreciate your insight on that. There's few 1.8 TDCi's around on auto trader do that does look like a good bet;

Thanks again!

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:30 PM

Good Luck!



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 05:36 PM

just another quick one on this - saw a 1.8TDCi 57 plate C-Max with low mileage.. Not many of these about it seems.. Are they like the focus in that the 1.8s don't have DPF?



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:04 PM

that should be correct, as far as I know the DPF does not exist on any of the 1.8TDCi ranges.



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