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In Topic: Windows Keep Opening

22 January 2015 - 12:39 PM

Low battery power can also cause this


That isn't the issue as the battery is fairly new & cranks my diesel engine in cold weather with no problem.

In Topic: Windows Keep Opening

21 January 2015 - 12:15 AM

I would suggest you start by removing the door card and disconnecting the window switches, and see if the issue occurs. if it does, it indicates the fault is on the wiring circuit, so you need to check for water ingress at the door, or damaged wires. Alternatively the issue may be elsewhere in the loom, but this is the best place to start looking.

Thanks for the good advice.
However, the problem only happens about every 3 months, so it will take a long while to see if disconnecting all my electric windows has sorted it
I really needed to see if this was a common fault with a recommended fix.

In Topic: 2.0 Tdci "surging" At Light Throttle

22 September 2014 - 07:04 PM



I've now used a tank of Shell VPower super diesel & plan to stick with it.

It costs 5% more but gives me 5% more economy, lots more power & a much smoother drive.

I only have to touch the accelerator & she just takes off!

I imagine my emissions are much lower (no MOT worries) & it will only continue to get cleaner the more I use it.

What's not to like?


Many thanks to those who helped me in this thread.  The least I can do is let you know the end result:  an engine that feels like it has done 10k miles rather than the actual 141k.




In Topic: 2.0 Tdci "surging" At Light Throttle

31 August 2014 - 03:36 PM


All seems relatively fine now.  Performance is mostly back & economy is 48mpg on a long motorway run at 80mph.

Still get some smoke when accelerating hard & I think it has lost a little low down torque as I stalled it yesterday & that's unusual for me.

I'm still going to try VPower fuel & see what economy I got using a better fuel.

In Topic: 2.0 Tdci "surging" At Light Throttle

23 August 2014 - 05:52 PM

Thanks Sean

Not sure it's worth spending £144 or so on a 140k mile Mondeo.

I'm off for a 250 mile motorway trip tomorrow so the engine & exhaust will be nice & warm & hopefully burn off all the crap I've deposited in there recently.



OK.  I see it might cost around £100 or so for a 2 litre diesel.

I'll still try an Italian Tune Up & intend to use Shell VPower Premium Diesel every few tankfulls.

The mileage I do means Premium Diesel would cost me about £75 extra a year if I used it all the time.  If I use it 1 in 3 times it would cost as much as a Terraclean every 4 years.  I can't see the car lasting that long...!