2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - Veccy
hi all,I was wondering could anyone offer some advice.
lately I noticed a slight tinee flutter sound when i accelerate under light load,I brought the car to the ford garage and they told me it was avanced timing in the pump, when the car is under no pressure the sound does not appear this happens in 3rd 4th and fifth gear as far as I can tell,the car does not emit black smoke and drives fine with loads of power.
but is annoying especially when on a smooth road(when their is less road noise in the inside of the car.surly this is not a normal sound,
thanks in advance

{subject header amended to include brief detail of the problem being asked}

Edited by Dynamic Dave on 14/02/2008 at 00:31

2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - Screwloose

"Advanced timing in the pump??"

I see your dealer has a fine grip of how a common-rail works..... The words "Second Opinion" are coming to mind.

[CR pumps aren't timed.]
2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - kithmo
Check the bracket that holds the turbo/intercooler pipe to the subframe beneath the battery, It may be vibrating on the subframe.
2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - quizman
There are 6 Mondeo diesel problems on this one page, is this a record?

I don't think anyone would disagree that Ford main dealers must be the worst of the lot. Clueless,hopeless and couldn't give a blockage in a river. What a shower. You couldn't make it up.

Thank the Lord I have got rid of my rubbish TDCI.

Man and machine in perfect harmony, ha ha.
2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - cheddar
There are 6 Mondeo diesel problems on this one page is this a record?


Five actually unless you count DP's questions about his MkII's cooling system!! The attitude expressed here really annoys me!!!!


This thread is about a "slight noise", as is Red Baron's, it is likely that neither are any noiser than a brand new VAG PD!

Another has done well over 100k and is possibly because a flywheel was not changed with the clutch as it should have been.

On the otherhand there is one 50k ish mileage Honda CTDi - I bet there are more than 5 times as many TDCis on the road as Honda diesels!!

And there is one Lancruiser diesel - I bet there are more than 25 times as many TDCis on the road as Landcruiser diesels!!

So as the TDCi to Landcruiser ratio is 5/1 on the site against 25/1 on the road that must make a TDCi 5 times more reliable than a Lancruiser, surely, doesnt it, eh !

Oh and the 18 month old Avensis T180, and the ............


I don't think anyone would disagree that Ford main dealers must be the worst of
the lot.

>>

No, great IME, infinitely better than Vaux dealers for instance.
2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - quizman
I take your point about how many Mondeos are on the road, cheddar.

BUT, there does seem to be alot of problems with TDCIs. I was wondering when the backroon advice changed from "get a Mondeo TDCI" to "avoid diesel Mondeos at all costs"?

You mention noisy VW PDs. I have recently replaced my wife's Focus TDCI with a Golf PD105. IMO the Golf is much better, it isn't too noisy, the seats are better, it accelerates quicker, uses less fuel, the gears are nicer, it just seems to be a better car. So it ought to, it costs more!

I don't know much about Vauxhall dealers as I dislike the cars, but it seems most main dealers are poor, whatever the make. It depends whether you get the good mechanic or the lad who has just started work. I think the standards should be improved.
2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - Veccy
Cheddar,
Thanks for your reply, but to be honest this is my tenth diesel and the worst for faults.
My wife drives a tddi mondeo and is far more reliable.
Dont get me wrong the mondeo is a lovely car, but that pinking-tinney flickering noise is driving me mad and the main dealer told me it was advanced timing in the pump, as far as i can tell there is no advanced timing in a tdci pump screwloose can explain more on that one as all his threads seem to be spot on.
Ford main dealers are to be avoided as they have not a clue.
2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - Screwloose

A common-rail pump is just a 3-piston mechanical device to increase the pressure of the diesel to a very high level in the fuel rail that feeds the injectors.

All timing and quantity variation is carried out by the ECU firing the injectors.
2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - cheddar
>> Ford main dealers are to be avoided as they have not a clue.


Not in my experience, where in the country are you?
2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - Veccy
Chedder,
I live in Ireland,
2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - Veccy
Chedder,
Where abouts, i live in galway and would be very grateful if you could point me in the way of a good ford garage or diesel specialist.
2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - cheddar
Co Galway, I have family in Ballinasloe, once got stopped for speeding on the Athlone bypass in a hired Toyota picked up at Dublin airport, the bypass had just opened and the country Garda jumped off the hard shoulder into the fast lane as I approched at 70, I just about screeched to a halt in time and there I was sitting at standstill in the fast lane as he lectured me on the fact that it might be a dual carriageway though it is only a 50 limit.

Bristol any good? ;-)
2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - Veccy
ya that would be galway, the extra lanes on dual carriage ways are for people who go below 50.
I live approx from ballinasloe.
2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - cheddar
Approx what from Ballinasloe?
2004 tdci 130 - slight noise when accelerating - Veccy
Sorry mate about 14 miles ,moylough is the name of the village
 

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