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#311280 Reliability - Mondeo Tdci 130 Or Petrol Car?

Posted by Wappygixer on 12 December 2013 - 06:49 PM

I've got a 56 Mondeo 2.0 TDCI.

Its my first car since passing my test earlier this year.

It came with one owner (company car) with a full Ford service history. It runs great and it's economical returning around 50mpg.


I had a knocking and stuttering on start up so decided to replace the DMF. Upon opening the gearbox I found it had already had a new DMF and flywheel. It turned out the issue I had was with a temperature sensor. A quick software update from Ford and it was all sorted.


The radiator fan wasn't working so the aircon got red hot when stopped. This is a common problem. The electronic box dies and is very expensive from Ford. I fitted a prefacelift fan and control box and spliced in the wiring and it work perfectly and only cost me £10 for the fan, surround, rad and air con cooler.


I'm still a little paranoid about injectors but if it happenes it happens. If you search the internet you will find bad reviews on everycar.


Take your time looking for the right car. I opted for a Zetec Nav spec as I couldn't find a Ghia spec at the time. I've since added electric rear windows (£30) full heated leather interior (£35) auto dim rear view mirror (£15)


Parts for Mondeos are so cheap and so are the cars themselves. I was recently looking for a Focus for my Daughter a couple of months ago and I couldn't believe how much money they were going for for the spec/age. They make the Mondeo seem a bargain.


Buy it, look after it, love it and if anything goes wrong just accept sh*t happens.

#278374 Aircon Only Works When Moving Mk3 On 55 Plate

Posted by Wappygixer on 29 July 2013 - 01:16 PM

I've had issues with my aircon only working when I was moving but once I had stopped it would then blow out very hot air.

After a bit of research I found out the fan controller had failed and the fan was no longer coming on as it should when the aircon was switched on.


I have a 2.0 TDCI on a 55 plate. This is the model where Ford changed the fan controller and fan. I searched high and low to find the correct fan but failed. Ford only wanted £400 for a new unit.


I then started looking at replacements from other models and found a guy who had used a fan from an earlier Mondeo.

I picked the fan up today and I've fitted the whole unit with the fan fascia and it all works a treat. The wiring connector is different but the wiring colours are the same, black, brown and blue ECU wires. I was lucky in the the breakers had cut off the loom side connector so all I had to do was solder the wires in.


My aircon now works when stationary, it's just a shame the heat wave has now finished.


I hope others will find this of use.

#249610 EGR Clean

Posted by Wappygixer on 05 April 2013 - 07:53 PM

I'm on  my first diesel and Mondeo 130 tdci mk3.

It was running at the low 40's mpg on the trip computer. I cleaned the EGR valve which was caked as was the maqnifold which was also cleaned. I'm now getting around 48-49 mpg. This is on a 10 mile trip to work on mostly 30-40mph roads.


Its a very easy job to complete. The longest part was getting the manifold off and back on again due to all the wires in the way.