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Old 04-20-2012, 04:20 PM
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Mein Auto: 2015 Ford Mondeo Turnier
Repairs done, big hit on the chequebook...

Dropped it off at the indy shop in Raleigh yesterday afternoon for them to diagnose and fix today. They performed a smoke test and noted a large vacuum leak, replaced the DISA valve unit. Retested and found no more leaks. Total cost was near $497, including the $95 diagnostic charge and $240 for the part- it fails so regularly that they keep it in stock. I asked to see the old part; it had disintegrated upon removal but it was surprisingly filthy and def looked beyond its life. So far the car drives fine, if anything a drop in fuel consumption. Guess I need to cool my jets a bit on the backroads...the day before I'd been playing catch up with a E93 M3.
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