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muggo

Member Since 17 Oct 2011
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In Topic: 2.0 Tdci "surging" At Light Throttle

22 September 2014 - 07:04 PM

UPDATE

 

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.

 

Cheers

Paul


In Topic: 2.0 Tdci "surging" At Light Throttle

31 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

UPDATE

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.

Regards

Paul

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...!

Cheers

Paul


In Topic: 2.0 Tdci "surging" At Light Throttle

23 August 2014 - 05:10 PM

I'd recommend a TerraClean to clear the engine and exhaust of the build up. Worked wonders on my Landrover Discovery


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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.

Regards

Paul


In Topic: 2.0 Tdci "surging" At Light Throttle

23 August 2014 - 01:54 PM

UPDATE

 

After replacing the split EGR/Intercooler hose, it seems to have fixed the problem.  Still plenty of smoke when accelerating hard but I imagine the exhaust must be full of unburnt fuel & a long journey should sort it.

Surging & continual smoke has gone anyway.  Power restored & having a clean EGR valve should improve fuel economy.  I'll update when I know more.

It was a bit tricky to remove the bottom hose jubilee clip without having a ramp, but using a 7mm socket on the clip sorted it.  I removed the EGR valve to give me more room to work.  Took about 75 mins in all.

Thanks to all that helped with this.