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Forum: General   10-05-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By markw
Thanks both. I did have it done and the car does...

Thanks both. I did have it done and the car does run better - big hit to the pocket though.
Forum: General   10-05-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By markw
DPF service

I put my '09 2.0L TDCI in for its 3 year service and MOT yesterday. The Ford agent contacted me and "advised" that I should have the DPF regenerated and topped up at a cost of 170. Is this usual...
Forum: Technical   02-11-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By markw
Looked at the sump plug on my '09 2L TDCI today...

Looked at the sump plug on my '09 2L TDCI today and couldn't decide what I needed to remove it - is it just an 8mm hexicon? It looked more profiled than that.

Mk.
Forum: General   12-21-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By markw
Thanks Mike, that's reassuring. Mark

Thanks Mike, that's reassuring.

Mark
Forum: General   12-20-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By markw
I'm trading in my 04 2L TDCI Zetec CMax for a 59...

I'm trading in my 04 2L TDCI Zetec CMax for a 59 plate of the same. Am I being too optimistic in assuming the old problems of duff boot locks, premature failure of alternators, EGR faults etc will...
Forum: Technical   08-12-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By markw
Thanks Richard - part of your reply seems to be...

Thanks Richard - part of your reply seems to be missing, but I take it I need to check the fuel line to ensure nothing is touching the block or anything else that's hot.
Forum: Technical   08-11-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By markw
I have a 04 2.0L TDCI Zetec which sometimes won't...

I have a 04 2.0L TDCI Zetec which sometimes won't restart when hot after having been left for 15 - 30 minutes. It eventually starts after being left for about 45 minites - presumably after cooling...
Forum: Technical   06-08-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 649
Posted By markw
When I stop after towing my caravan with my '04...

When I stop after towing my caravan with my '04 2.0L TDCI, the car refuses to start for about 45 minutes. It's as though theimmobiliser has kicked in, although the dash lights don't say so.I...
Forum: Main Message Centre   05-07-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,249
Posted By markw
Thanks Richard, I'll try this. It is the longer...

Thanks Richard, I'll try this. It is the longer term wear and tear that is the issue rather than the CMax's performance as a tow car.
Forum: Main Message Centre   05-06-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,249
Posted By markw
I'minterestedin feedback from those who have used...

I'minterestedin feedback from those who have used the CMax as a tow car.
I have a 04 2.0 TDCI which I've used to tow a small touring caravan for the past 5 years for about 1000mls per year. The...
Forum: Technical   07-19-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,467
Posted By markw
Thanks Richard for the sound advice. Although I'm...

Thanks Richard for the sound advice. Although I'm careful to check the caravan nose weight, you're right that whateverthe abnormal forces were that caused the deterioration had to travel via the...
Forum: Technical   07-18-2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,467
Posted By markw
I have a '04 2.0l TDCI Zetec and want to report a...

I have a '04 2.0l TDCI Zetec and want to report a problem I've had which is hopefully now sorted. For some months I had what sounded a bit like a wheel bearing growl with a beat relating to road...
Forum: Technical   04-09-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By markw
Just picked up on this one - my alternator went...

Just picked up on this one - my alternator went on my 04 reg 2.0 TDCI a couple of months ago at 53K - seems to fit the pattern! It cost me 363 to have a new one fitted at my local independent...
Forum: Technical   03-27-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By markw
I have a 04 reg 2.0L TDCI with 50K on the clock....

I have a 04 reg 2.0L TDCI with 50K on the clock. My Ford garage is highly recommending an engine flush as part of my next service -I did succumb 2 years ago. I know diesel oil gets very black, so is...
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