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Member Since 07 Jan 2009
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In Topic: MK1 cold morning starting problems

11 January 2009 - 08:08 PM

Just an update.

So today the cars been sat from 6 in the morning to 5.30 tonight and today we finally got temperatures above freezing. I went to the car to go to work and hey presto after spinning for 2-3 secs the car started first time. So the problem really is connected with the very cold weather.

Can i just ask. Just below the filter there is a black box that the fuel pipes run into. It also has electrics running into it. I've been informed that it is possibly a cut of valve to stop the car over running when switched of is this right and has anybody known these to cause problems?

In Topic: MK1 cold morning starting problems

10 January 2009 - 11:59 AM

Theres a thin pipe to the turbo somewhere. From memory not sure where, aint owned a mondeo for years. These were always well known for getting fine splits in. This sucked air in and made them hard to start. Could be this fella. If its not I'm stumped.

Ok i'll have a look if i get no joy think i'll have to remove the glow plugs and get them tested as maybe i've been very unlucky to get a naff set. Thankyou for your advice anyway.

In Topic: MK1 cold morning starting problems

09 January 2009 - 02:34 PM

Even a good set of heater plugs on an extremely cold day will require a couple of power up cycles before they will be hot enough. Turn your key to 2 then when the light goes off turn it off and back to 2 to give them a good chance of being hot. Should fire much quicker then buddy. I've never heard of Wellman plugs but my old Mk1 Mondeo TD had starting issues quickly solved by putting in a set of Bosch Duraterms in and doing the above process on really cold mornings.

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Hi thanks for the advice i've given it ago but stioll no joy. Having tried it for the last two days the weird thing is it's almost as though the car isn't getting enough fuel as it behaves like a petrol that is starved. In this i mean it is to the point that it sounds like it's ging to fire but just can't seem to. It does eventually but i'd like to try and solve this issue if poss.

In Topic: stereo

07 January 2009 - 09:29 AM

buy a new stereo and a decent set of 6*9s will give you ample bass subs ruin your tunes they take away all the tune and leave you with nothing but thumping they aint cool just because all your mates have them!!!

Disagree with you mate.

Definately buy a different stereo theres loads of good ones on the market at good prices. I have a Alpine in my mondeo and if you look around you can buy custom fit speakers for the doors that save you having to cut your parcel shelf about.

Now as for a sub i have a 15" in the boot and as for it over powering everything else thats rubbish. Subs can be adjusted to kick as big or as little as you want as long as you take a bit of time setting the system up to your preferences. I had subs a long time ago before the kids were born and having to get rid of them to make space in the boot of the car i owned then was heart breaking. Now the kids are close to teens so boot isn't so important and two years ago my wife bought me the sub with amp for christmas and i have to say things are all good. Am i a boy racer with loads of mates in souped up motors nah i'm 36 with a '96 mondy but i wouldn't give up my sub for nobody. They enhance the music not kill it.