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In Topic: Smoking 06Plate Ghia X

17 January 2014 - 07:04 PM

I had a similar problem with my 2.0 TDCi Mondeo.

Yesterday i cleaned the EGR valve out, and air intake manifold, and must have removed around a kilo of carbon deposits that was strangling the air flow to the engine. I also cleaned the Mass Air Flow Sensor too (very easy task).

The car smoked for a while afterwards (black soot was being blown out of the exhaust), after a good blast and some high RPM driving, there is basically no smoke coming from the car...except for the usual diesel smoke under heavy acceleration.

Give the EGR valve a good clean, also do the same for the engine intake manifold and MAF. This will help your car in so many ways.

In Topic: Engine Cutting Out (Mk3 Tdci)

17 January 2014 - 06:55 PM


Just thought i'd report back. So, the last two days I've had time off and decided to give the EGR and intake manifold a good clean (i couldn't believe the amount of gunk in them), i also gave the mass air flow sensor a clean.

At first the car felt rough, can only imagine it's not had a nice unrestricted air flow for a long time, that with the battery being unplugged then reconected seems to have refreshed the ECU. After spewing out black rubbish from the exhaust, the car is running absolutely spotless. It feels so smooth, the power seems more balanced and the RPMs aren't hunting for idle.

This car feels like it's got a new engine now. very happy! got a new EGR valve blanker coming, shell fit that and see how it feels.

I strongly recommend people to clean these components, it's easier then i thought it would be. Must have emptied a good kilo of carbon deposits that had strangled almost all of the airflow.

Thanks for the advice! One very happy Mondeo owner.

In Topic: Engine Cutting Out (Mk3 Tdci)

09 January 2014 - 08:09 AM



Sorry for the delay, haven't been able to get on the computer.


Here are some photos I took of the engine. 


The car has been behaving the last 2 days actually, no Glow Plug light, or stalling, it only seems to happen when the weather is very wet (as it has been the last few days). 


Many Thanks!

In Topic: Engine Cutting Out (Mk3 Tdci)

07 January 2014 - 04:47 PM

I think it will be the Idle Control Valve, but cant remember if your MK engine has one of these or works on a MAF or MAP sensor.


Can you post a picture of the engine bay?


Thanks for your reply! I will post a picture for you shortly.

In Topic: Glow Plug Light Comes On And Car Cuts Out (2003 Mk3 Mondeo)

21 December 2013 - 10:49 PM

Thank you very much BOF, very informative (thank you for putting the time to write that).

I took the car for a 30 minute drive around the town, some main roads and bypasses, and neither could replicate or repeat the problem (pulling out at both roundabouts and junctions the car performed perfectly).

I can only assume that perhaps some impurities or material maybe got into the fuel system and the injector(s).

Thanks, I'll update if I have any other problems.

Have a great Christmas.