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post #1 of 10 Old 10-06-2009, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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Hi i have just purchased a 2005 (55) 2.0 TDCI Zetec and pick it up next weekend it has 72k on the clock and the Nissan dealer has thrown in 6 months warranty ,it has had 1 company car owner and only two entrysinthe service book this doesent scare me to much as service books and company cars are often apart.
I will endevour to update this report as often as possible good and bad.
I have owned several fords some good and some terrible my last being a 1.4TDCI fiesta with a cam belt tensioner made of putty failing at 45k and only 3.5years old(i wish the tensioners used by ford cost say 20 to produce rather than 10p ,I would pay the extra)I Had a ford Escort van that did 200k with its 1.8D engine faultlesly .
I have owned and worked on fords ,VWs, and Vauxhalls so i hav somthing to compare the C-max to.

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Hi sparky,welcome to the site.
I have a 53 plate with 77,000 on it,when I bought it 2 years ago it had 66,000 on it so I suppose age & milage are similar to yours at time of buying.
I had to have a new alternator after about 2 months due to a ford fitted extra by the previous owner,but apart from that I have had a new egr valve fitted this August & a new engine cooling fan & it`s wiring sorted by a brilliant independant,also a new a/s condenser (again from an independant),other than that it`s been a fabulous car.
I`m sure you`ll enjoy yours,just as I have mine.
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Hi Sparky and welcome
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hi im esteban i own a c-max 1.6 lx auto diezel i both w/ 30,000miles on it, mostly runs on the motor way, now its on 41,000miles.. on your expert advise what would be the best type of lube for my engine.. A semi or fully senthetic oil? and what type of brand would you recomend? cheers!
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post #8 of 10 Old 10-09-2009, 06:29 PM
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There are specific ones that have a Ford approval number which should be listed in the manual. It will be a 5W30 grade.I think this will also say that it is a semi synthetic rather than fully

Most places in the UK don't need anything outside a 5 Deg winter and a 30 Deg summer operating temperature range unless you are doing something very arduous with the car and then I'd be wanting to fit an oil cooler first




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post #9 of 10 Old 10-10-2009, 12:32 AM
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Thought the 2.0 tdci had an oil cooler Richard mind you dont remember as it was spring when i did the oil change and i may be thinking of the Galaxy.
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hi when concidering full synthetic oil it is important to remember that it contains strong cleaning agents and it is important that your engine is clean as a dirty engine that has had synthetic oil added typically after an oil change from mineral oil may under extreme conditions clog the oil filter and cause damage to the engine.semi synthetic oil will suit motorway driving as it is far more durable than mineral oil and has a long service life.the same rules still apply if upgrading from mineral use flushing oil to clean out you engine and only use ford certified oils,as oils of the same grade do not have the same properties ,refer to your handbook for the correct grade and quantity.Carbon build up in deisel engines is normal and for this reason the long service life of fully syntheticis not apropriate as the oil would be clogged with carbon way before the oil has started to break down and in my opinion is possibly best left to petrol engines unless the manufacturer states otherwise.I hope this has been of some use
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