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  1. My mk3 Mondeo has developed a fault with the auto headlight system. I have been on a journey that took me through several tunnels and as expected the headlights turned on when entering the tunnels. After a while I noticed that the headlights failed to turn off. I've checked my Haynes manual but as expected, the electrical section is borderline useless. Has anybody got any wiring or other details for this section. It looks to me that a relay may have failed or the daylight sensor has a problem.
  2. Having read up on Google about the properties of the different fuel types I have decided that I will switch to premium diesel if only to help preserve the engine.
  3. Just done what I should have done first - Googled for an answer. It looks like a few tanks of premium/super diesel may help in giving the system a clean-out and possibly improve performance and economy.
  4. Hi, As the topic says, which diesel is best for my Mondeo and why? At the pumps I have a choice of normal diesel or super diesel (the name varies from brand to brand), so is there any benefit in choosing the super over the normal.
  5. Checked all wires on the alternator and they are secure and good clean connections.
  6. Cheers Nick. I'm currently wintering in Spain so a/c on all the time so will get the belt and associated bit looked at.
  7. Hi guys, My recently purchased Mondeo has developed another fault. I now have an intermittent battery light. The light occasionally comes on about 15 seconds after starting and stays on. If I stop and re-start the engine it goes off and stays off. I've checked the battery connection and the connection to the alternator. This fault doesn't happen every time I start but maybe every couple of days. Any clues?
  8. Hi guys, Until recently I have been driving Volvo and accessed parts from a company (Skandix) who had a downloadable catalogue dedicated to each model, these catalogues had every part for the car with the manufacturers part numbers. Granted this company wasn't the cheapest on the market but they also weren't Volvo prices. What I'm looking for now is a similar company that provides the same thing but for Ford. Anybody got any links?
  9. Thanks mate. This being my first diesel car I wasn't sure.
  10. Hi guys, I'm driving my first diesel car (mk3 Mondeo) and when I bought it the oil was black. I passed the car to my regular mechanic to give it a service and he told me that this black oil was normal with diesels. Two weeks after this service the oil is black again, so is this normal or should I be looking a a complete flush? In all other respects the car is in excellent condition. Current mileage 98,000.
  11. Hi all, Just as a followup to this problem. After wheel balancing the problem persisted so the car went in for a service and I told the mechanic to give it a once over. His diagnosis was a lump on one of the back tyres. So replaced the back tyres and problem gone. Hope this can be of help to others.
  12. Hi, The judder is felt through the steering and still feels like a tracking problem, but as said I've just had that done. It's in for a service on Wednesday so I'll ask the mechanic to check it out.
  13. I have just bought an 07 Mondeo and taking it out I noticed a judder at speed. Took it to get the wheels balanced but the judder is still there at 65-70 mph but not as bad. I don't think it is engine related as I've gone through the revs in different gears. Do I need to balance the rear wheels?