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ralph

Member Since 12 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 27 2014 08:58 AM
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Supermarket Diesel = Hesitancy/hunting?

22 September 2014 - 11:01 PM

My car is a 2010 mk4 mondeo 1.8 TDCI Zetec. I had it for nearly a year and always filled up with standard She'll diesel and it's always been fine.
However my last two fill ups have been at Sainsburys and Asda respectively purely due to convenience and price. Today I have noticed a slight hesitancy/hunting from the engine. This happens if you've been cruising for a while without touching the accelerator (eg going downhill) then you gently touch the accelerator again to resume speed.
Could this be solely down to my car not liking cheaper supermarket fuel? Have I done my engine any long term damage and will it go once I fill up with Shell again????


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Rattles & Vibration From Rear Tailgate Mondeo Mk4 Fixed

15 September 2014 - 09:03 PM

Hi just had to share.... For months I've been plagued with a rattle/vibration from what sounded like the rear hatchback interior trim. Suspecting it to be from either the large plastic panel incorporating the grab handles or the side panels near where the parcel shelf string is attached. I've even taken most of these panels off recently to search in vain for it!

Today I investigated further and have finally fixed it! Turns out it was the rear number plate!! Mine is screwed on (not double sided pads) and the plate was vibrating against the trim... The fix: unscrew number plate, put two plumbers rubber tap washers in between back of number plate and car. The washers have a hole in the middle which you can put straight over the screw thread when it comes through back of plate... That extra bit of cushioning has restored peace and quiet at long last!!


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Correct Oil For My Engine

02 August 2014 - 04:16 PM

My car is a 2010 60 reg 1.8 TDCI Mondeo

Went into halfords today for some top up oil.... Their spec charts states a 5w-40 semi synthetic for my engine, but the one with the correct ford spec written on the side of the packaging is a 5w-40 fully synthetic!

I went with the latter but hope I'm right????


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Does My Car Have Canbus/bulb Faliure System?

24 June 2014 - 11:10 PM

Hi

Car is a 2010 "60" reg mk4 Mondeo 1.8 TDCI Zetec.

I'm wanting to fit brighter led rear amber indicator bulbs but have been told that if my car has canbus or bulb failure warning system, I will also need to fit resistors. Can anyone tell me if my car does have a canbus bulb faliure system or not? Thanks!



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Headlights: Driving Abroad

16 June 2014 - 03:47 PM

Hi
My car is a 2010 60 reg mondeo 1.8TDCI Zetec.
Question is:
Going to France in August. Do I need to stick headlight deflectors on my headlight glass or do they have a switch to alter them?? Have come across conflicting opinions!
Cheers


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