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Poor Starting When Warm

31 March 2014 - 02:26 PM

Hi i have a 2006 mk3 mondeo with the 2.0 TDCI engine.


I have a problem with starting the engine if it is already warm. After i have stopped the engine, eg. when filling with fuel, and then try and start it again it can sometimes take 20+ seconds of turning over before it will run. It usually then runs really rough at very low RPM before smoothing out at the expected idle speed after a blip of throttle.


This same problem occurs with or without running a glowplug warming cycle and the warmer the engine the worse it seams to be. When the engine is cold it starts up perfectly fine every time.


I plan on having a look round the engine bay for split pipes ect, but thought i would ask out on here for any suggestions.

Radio Interferance

10 February 2014 - 11:05 AM

Hi All


I have recently bought a 2006 Mondeo ghia 2.0 TDCi which has the Sony 6cd head-unit. I have a couple of faults regarding the sound system which i'm hoping someone can help me with.


Firstly, the passenger speaker has developed a slight crackle at high frequencies but also it cuts in and out like there is a bad connection somewhere. I have had a look behind the door card but with the speakers being part of a larger unit i didn't want to dig much further until i have had the head-unit out to check the connections there first (waiting on delivery of the keys to remove it).


Is there a known problem with wires coming lose or speakers failing in this way?



Secondly, I have very poor radio reception on both am and fm, but it sounds more like some sort of interference as it is constant (still present when my previous car would have a good signal). The sound of the interference changes but never disappears. 


I am thinking it my be some sort of electrical interference, as i found out this morning when trying to listen to an AM station, that when i press the button to cycle through the trip computer i get a burst of interference each time i press it.


I have read on other posts the the first check should be to check the base of the aerial behind the interior light which i will do when i get home, but with the symptoms i have regarding the trip button i though i would create a separate topic.


BTW, cd playback seams unaffected by this interference.


Thanks in advance



UPDATE: After  doing some investigating and a check of the aerial (which wasnt too bad) i descovered that the interference is only there when the ignition is turned on. If i have the ignition on and then turn it off after about 20 seconds the interference goes away. I also tried with the radio on different frequencies and the interference come out as whistling/squealing sound.


I have a video but its not very clear. Will upload if requested.