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In Topic: 06 duratec 1.8 125hp

15 February 2009 - 07:32 PM

hello there, i own the above motor which i use in dublin as a taxi,, i have been having terrible trouble with power loss lately, my engine management light came on, and when it was put on the diagnostic machine it pointed i the direction of the air flow system, now the symptoms
when the car has been running for a while the problem starts to come into it, as i take off the car pulls away normally, but when i go to give it power the engine just slumps, however if i tip the accelerator she will build up speed gradually, if i am travelling along m'way at say, 6o m.p.h. it will run normally for a few miles then it will start to slow down of it's own accord even with the cruise control on, when the car is stopped in neutral if i go to gun the engine it will rev right up and then die off to the point where it is spluttering and then backfires, however again if i tip the accelerator it will rev right the way up tp the red line, the ford garage mechanics are a pack of W&^*(%S and don't trust them one bit as the last time the car was serviced they left the used spark plugs under the bonnet, thankd in advance for any replies,

hi is there any signs of oil or water usage, you can also check the oil cap for a white residue which can indicate a head gasket failure, i had a 2.0l mondeo which had this problem and once i changed the head gasket it was fine, now i would say on the mondeo mk3 they , dont had a mass flow air flow meter unlike the mk 2's have, my v6 had one of these and that was the problem for that not been able to rev when it was stood it was fine but when the car was in motion it would rev slowly but when you gunned it it would backfire and die, it would re start ok. you can get a engine specialist to check your water with a special die that checks for head gasket problems some garages may also do this but very few where i live do this. the best things to do is check your spark plugs are working ok and leads etc as this can also cause a similar effect. hope this helps, without seeing the car i cant really help :rolleyes:

In Topic: How Long Have You Owned A Ford?

13 December 2008 - 10:07 PM

we have had a ford since 1996

In Topic: Fiesta 1.4 TDCI tuning chip kit, ebay etc

13 December 2008 - 10:02 PM

Has anyone used these tuning chip module things you see on ebay? What do they tune exactly? Boost increase or is it change of fuel delivery? Being diesel, you cant change the advance or out as it has no ignition/spark, sorry if that sounds a bit daft but I cant see how it tunes the engine (if they work) unless you up the boost which would need device to alter actuator as its mechanical.

the chips alter the fuel ratio and mixture in the ecu it does the same in both petrol and diesel engines, this in turn increases the fuel amount into your engine which increases your bhp making your car quicker and more responsive, i hope that helps. basicall its a change in the fuel delivery

In Topic: how to remove Mondeo starter motor ?

13 December 2008 - 09:55 PM

I need to replace my starter urgently but can't get it booked into a garage before Xmas.

Does anyone know how to remove a Mk1 Mondeo starter motor can giove me some advice please.
I have access to a ramp but when I looked today I couldn't see how to get to any of the electrical connections or two of the fixing bolts

depends, is this petrol or diesel if its petrol its at the rear and is held by 2 nuts on the wiring which can be tricky to get to but is best got at from the underneeth and 3 bolts to the engine it should drop down from there getting to the bolts can be tricky, now if its the diesel the starter is at the front you need to support the engine from the underneeth and remove the front engine mount which can be a bit tricky then again its held by 2 nuts on the wiring and 3 bolts to engine. i only know this as i have done a few my self.

In Topic: mondeo mk3 engine problem

13 December 2008 - 09:42 PM

it could be many things from a coil pack to a cam/crank sensor without seeing the car its hard to say.

hi and thanks we have found the problem, we did a compression test today cylinders 1 - 3 - 4 are reading between 180 - 200 psi and No. 2 is reading zero the previous owner has ragged the engine and its dropped a valve so were having it repaired tomorrow, all been well it should be fixed fairly soon, I HOPE :unsure: