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This probably doesn't apply to you US guys since the mondeo was never sold there (not sure if the fusion is the same). I found a really well maintained one owner mondeo for a really good price. Looks and drives like new. Has the 2.0tdci engine, it's is bit of a lumpy engine but has decent power. Has run 170000km and has followed every service. I think it's a lot of car for the money and it rode surprisingly well. Very quiet and planted on the road. From the research i've done the injectors can go bad and the turbo is a weak point. I figure it's okay since it's been so well maintained (the seller is an engineer and mentionted every tiny repair he had done to the car). Anyone got anything good or bad to say about this motor?

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What year is it? 170000km is about 106000 miles so the timing belt is due either at 125000 miles or 10 years (whichever is sooner)

Other things that can fail/wear out are the top strut bushes/bearings and the rear trailing arm bushes. Pre facelift cars (before early 2011) seemed to suffer more from steering rack issues and electrical drain on the battery.

I'm not knowledgeable on diesels or the 2.0 but for information purposes (so others may help), what do you mean by "it's is bit of a lumpy engine"? is it running lumpy or lumpy compared to another diesel?

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Regarding battery draining.  Have had my Mondeo for 13 years - since start of the Mk 4.  For the first 10 years the battery would go flat [down to 2.5 volts] sometimes in a very short time [4 hrs] every so often - did it 4 times in the 10 years.  Sent the car to an auto electrical specialist who after a week diagnosed a faulty door module.  Total charge was reasonable about £120.  Changed that and not been a problem again [yet !!]. However, do note that when recharging a battery that is that flat yourself it must be done slowly.  Fortunately, I have a constant current charger and set this at 5 amps.  Alternatively lengthen the cable between the charter and battery using a 2 amp mains cable by about 20ft.  This will drop the current and voltage at the battery sufficiently to avoid the battery overheating and slowly bring the battery to full charge.  Running the engine is likely to overheat the battery.

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On 2/18/2021 at 6:01 PM, clararosa94 said:

This probably doesn't apply to you US guys since the mondeo was neve r sold there (not sure if the fusion is the same). I found a really well maintained one owner mondeo for a really good price. Looks and drives like new. Has the 2.0tdci engine, it's is bit of a lumpy engine but has decent power. Has run 170000km and has followed every service. I think it's a lot of car for the money and it rode surprisingly well. Very quiet and planted on the road. From the research i've done the injectors can go bad and the turbo is a weak point. I figure it's okay since it's been  Tweakbox  so well maintained (the seller is an engineer and mentionted every tiny repair he had done to the car). Anyone got anything good or bad to say about this motor?

issue got solved!!

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