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Mark Williams

Member Since 15 May 2008
Offline Last Active Jan 30 2014 04:17 PM
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Increased Mpg Makes No Difference?

30 January 2014 - 10:34 AM

I have a 54 Mondeo TDCI. I have had for a while my mpg about 57-58 and am getting about 620-650 miles out of the tank.

 However, my mpg is now up to 59.4 and I'm getting about 580 miles - same journeys, same style of driving but quite a big difference. Anyone know why?


12V Socket Issue

09 January 2014 - 09:56 AM

I have a Mk3 Mondeo and I regularly use a USB lead to charge my phone, which I use for satnav. For a while this worked great and the phone would charge whilst the sat nav was in use. However recently the phone will charge, but when I have satnav on too, it drains the battery rather than charging or even holding the charge.

 

I tried different USB cables and 12v to usb connector and still have the same issue. I know it's not the phone as I tried it successfully in my wife's Skoda.

 

Any idea what might be the problem? Faulty fuse?


Faulty Boot Door

06 January 2014 - 01:34 PM

I have a 54reg Mondeo and for the last few weeks the boot door has not been staying open. When I open it, it just drops down and closes - I have to hold it open.

 

Any idea how to fix this? I can't see any obvious screws etc to tighten.


Rasping Noise At Certain Revs

07 November 2013 - 11:03 AM

I have a 2004 2.0 TDCI Mondeo.

 

It was making a deepish raspy noise at about 1,700 revs, which I mentioned to the garage when it went in for a recent service. The noise seemed to be around for a few months and then would go for a while, before returning. Related or not, the garage said I needed a new timing belt and pulley. The noise was around for a few days after and then went, but is now back. When I accelerate, and the revs are at about 1,700 it gives this raspy noise until I increase or decrease the revs.

 

IS this just the noise of a diesel engine or should I be taking the car back to the garage?


Dropping Fuel Efficiency Mondeo 2.0 Tdci

07 November 2013 - 11:00 AM

I have a 2004 Mondeo 2.0 TDCI. It's a great car and has done about 127,000 miles.

 

It had a service recently and had a new timing pulley and belt as well as four new tyres in the last month or so.

 

In a typical commuting week I used to get about 57-57.8mpg out of it. After some heavy driving the mpg dropped to just below 56 and now, a few weeks on, it's not really going above 56mpg. In fact it often drops to 55.8. My commute hasn't changed, and if anything I'm less heavy on the accelerator.

 

Any ideas as to why it's dropping?