Arrrgggg

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by CNS-southwest, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. CNS-southwest

    CNS-southwest Grand Master
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    So the mondeo has decided to start chucking out a lot of smoke on start up..... :( so do I give it a full on service and hope that's the issue, or do I cut my losses, sell it and get a Zafira ....


    Arrgggggg
     
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    what colour is the smoke
     
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    Blue - but diesel burns blue also and a turbo engine will seep oil through the stems if the oil is old and thin....

    Or it could be injectors and at £200 for test plus £190+vat+fitting per injector....I ain't going there lol
     
  5. Gmeister

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    Fix yourself? Always cheaper, may take longer though?
     
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    I don't have the equipment to bench test the injectors otherwise I would
     
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    It still has a smashed up rear end too
     
  8. Gmeister

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    I wouldn't go for a zafira though!

    My mates next doors neighbours spent about 3 grand fixing it and they didn't have the car for long, about as old as my car too lol

    Get a Toyota Corola :)

    My mates a mechanic and he loves his corolla ( (7 seater) seats fold flat btw)

    New modern cars are getting harder to fix for the home mechanic, he goes on how his car is build by a mechanical genius lol
     
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    I'm a qualified mech too.

    The mrs mum has one and never gone wrong ....

    I hear the petrol ones are not so great though .....

    Only have a 1.5k budget.

    When looking on auto trader I see loads with 200,000 miles so they can't be that bad, maybe your mate has n unlucky one ??
     
  10. Gmeister

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    His is diesel, only problem so far at 55k miles was a egr valve.
     
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