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SteveTDCI last won the day on July 3 2010

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    Mondeo 1.8 TDCI Zetec
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  1. Hi, whilst driving on a bumpy gravel road last week an error message appeared on the display "ACC Unavailable" and since then my adaptive(radar) cruise control has refused to work. Scanned for any codes and got U0405 - Invalid Data Received from Cruise Control Module Anyone have any idea what has likely happened? Could the bumpy road have caused an ABS sensor to fail? although no ABS or ESP lights show up. Cheers Steve
  2. Thanks, my cluster is the normal one with the red lcd display in the centre but I wonder if it has to be specific with my car having adaptive cruise control and hill launch assist, the same unit with a different part number may not be able to display the menu or options with regard to these things but again I'm not sure and wonder if someone could clarify? Cheers Steve
  3. Hi, the LCD screen on my instrument cluster has gone mental so removed this afternoon to check part numbers and got 8M2T-10849-HC (Basic red LCD cluster) Noticed there are loads on eBay for reasonable prices but only one that matches my part and its from Poland and near £300, some of them are close such as 6M2T or the last two digits are DD or BC, I'm wondering if installing an instrument cluster with a different part number would work? I imagine when retrofitting the convers+ cluster the part number on these are surely different to the standard unit as well. Also wondering if I upgrade to the convers+ would that give me anything special in terms of the display for adaptive cruise control and front/rear parking sensor proximity? Many thanks for your time
  4. They certainly can, I currently drive an old Land Rover Discovery and Im not kidding the first port of call for any problem is knock it a few times with a mallet and more often than not it sorts it out, probably not to be recommended for the Mondeo :D
  5. Yes it was really lose, lose enough to lift off without much pressure so I remain hopefull that is the issue resolved, The battery thats fittted I agree that its AH is too low for the car, Ill probably invest in the more heavy duty Bosch versions for peice of mind anyway and luckily the battery brace was inplace and holding it solid Much appreciate your help and advice
  6. Ok when I got home I had a look at the battery and its a Bosch S3 004, looks relativley new but is much smaller than the battery tray, not sure wether its silver calcium but the negative terminal was very lose, tightened it up and it started up straight away no problem. Voltage through the gauge sweep(cant find my multimeter) was 12.2 with engine off and 14.7 with engine idling so it all appears much more healthy, Ill keep my eye on it over the next few days and report back but it looks as though the lose terminal may have been the problem thanks again
  7. Hi there and thanks for the reply, I thought it was strange that there was no power whatsoever not even to click the starter solenoid, as if someone had removed the battery all together. Then a few hours later it started first turn of the key no problem. I did note though after it starting up it was idling very slightly erratically presumably from the ecu resetting, during this time the lights were slightly flickering as the revs moved up and down. I will check the condition of the battery and leads when I get home and report back Cheers
  8. Hi Guys Just got hold of a 51 TDDI Ghia 77,000 miles and 1 owner from new with FSH! It runs really well but has developed a strange problem whilst its been sitting up my path waiting to be insured. I have started it up each day to keep the battery in order and it has been fine for the first 3 days. However yesterday I was playing with the gauge sweep function and flicking through the different parameters and decided to start the car whilst looking for DTC, as soon as I turned the key all lights went out and the car was completely dead. No dash lights no interior lights no central locking just completely stone dead, anyway I suspected the battery was well and truly dead so I left the car for a few hours. Went back to it abit later and the interior lights were back, dash light up on ignition and the car started fine ?????? Went through the gauge sweep again to check voltage and it started around 11.8v and then rose to a steady 14.7v even with all the gadgets switched on. Any ideas on this one? Cheers
  9. Im fairly sure the servo gets brake pressure from the vacuum created in the inlet manifold? Perhaps a damaged turbo would cause a high build up of pressure in the vacuum tube causing your problem. Long shot maybe but nobody else contributed :/ , Also If it turns out your turbo has gone for gods sake don't pay them 3 grand get a recon or a second hand turbo.
  10. I have a tuning box on my 1.6 TDCI and it transforms the vehicle, I mean it was fairly smooth and powerful to begin with but with the box on it pulls very easily from 1000rpm which has so far done wonders for the fuel economy. The increase in power is amazing, right upto 4000rpm it will pull very strong but its the in gear acceleration that has improved the most, 50 to 70 in 4th gear timed roughly at 4.7 seconds. The only fly in the ointment with a tuning box on this engine is its an absolute ball ache to fit as PSA in their wisdom decided to hide the common rail plug under the fuel filter in between the rear of the engine and the bulkhead. Of course tuning boxes are cheaper than remaps and in my case hasn't needed any modification to the DPF, but there will always be those owners who swear remaps are safer than boxes because all they do is falsify fuel data to the ecu bla bla. Im currently looking at employing a remap to go with my tuning box :P so how many more 320d's I can embarrass!
  11. That's a good idea, its always better to learn the characteristics of your own engine, one thing I learned about mine is that there was a dead spot from around 1000rpm to 1400rpm, which meant I would have to floor it when making a quick jump out at a roundabout or junction in turn lowering my mpg figure. The tuning box I fitted has removed the dead spot completely, it will pull away safely at just 1000rpm. That's the trick with tuning boxes, they don't work with black magic, its all about using the extra torque and power to get you the same speed without using as much throttle and it seriously does work. I presume it would void your warranty if someone at the dealership discovered it, I bought an extension cable with mine so I can remove the box but leave the wiring in place making it unnoticeable. Removing the whole thing every time it went near a dealer would be a real pig as its an extremely difficult job to remove and refit, and yes its completely untraceable through OBD or ECU logs. I couldn't recommend mine enough :) PS current mpg figure is at 53.1 thats only town driving
  12. Try giving the idle control valve a good clean with some WD40, may need to be replaced. Failing that another common one is the crank position sensor
  13. cracked or split intercooler pipe sounds most likely as the others suggested
  14. What sort of MPG are you achieving at the moment?
  15. I have the 110 version in my Focus and I too was disappointed with the fuel economy getting in the mid 40s with normal driving around town. In the end I invested in a Synergy 1 tuning box from RoverRon which is basically exactly the same as all those £300+ tuning box's only better made and half the price. The difference it has made to my vehicle is staggering....its increased to torque and power so much that I don't have to use as much throttle to gain the speed I want. My local commute route, about 4 miles of busy roundabouts and dual carriageway normally gave me 43 to 47 mpg with the box set to no.9(highest setting) I achieved 57mpg. I never expected it to make so much difference... Of course fitting a tuning box to these engines is a real pain in the backside and if you don't drive to compensate the extra power it will use more fuel. Personally I couldn't recommend RoverRon's box enough :P