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Sierraman's (dad's) Mondeo - Long MOT Hundreds spent Ice Cold Aircon M9

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#151 OFFLINE   bub2006

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:14 PM

I do like the older mondeos if honest, just looked through paperwork and it's had no expense spared over the years.
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:55 PM

When my dad had it, from memory, it had a new timing belt about 2013, I refurbished the brakes at the front in sept 2015, had new rear shockers fitted about same time. Always did the oil every 6k with 5w30.

It came our way originally as my old man was looking for something to use on his sheffield to Howden commute. Saw it advertised, a trader was selling it he'd got it off a guy who had been a bank manager for HSBC, he'd garaged it from new, retired then bought a new one with his retirement. I think from memory I gave £550 for it.

A while later the original owner saw it, flagged my dad down and told him the story behind it. He was chuffed it was still on the road. I used to use it regular as it was sat on the drive sometimes for 1-2 months at a time whilst my old man was away.

Took decision to sell it in the end as he'd been made redundant and went to live in Somerset, hence didn't need two cars. That's where AMC Rebel came in

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:31 PM

There is quite some history with it, there is the letter the first owner I assume sent to your dad too?

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:40 PM

Yes. That would be it, he was worried it had ended up owned by someone young who would have kids leave wrappers all over the seats!

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:43 PM

Some pics from when it lived at mine for a bit.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:06 PM

Yes. That would be it, he was worried it had ended up owned by someone young who would have kids leave wrappers all over the seats!

Now I feel bad!

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:26 PM

I wouldn't worry, my eldest had made a tip of it in her time.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:30 PM

I had a mk1 1.8 saloon. One of the cars I really regret selling. Really lovely things to drive and mega comfy.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:30 PM

My son has had it drilled into him so much about rubbish in the car he now takes it out with him but I spend up to 10 hours at work doing home visits so gets dirty pretty quickly as much as I hate an untidy motor inside.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:31 PM

Just noticed the wheels changed in the photos sierraman, these ones in it now are focus mk1 aren't they?

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:03 PM

The original Verona wheels went, I stuck them on a Focus I sold, the reason being that the tyres were shot on all of them. Swapped them across cause the Focus had a decent set of Debicas and Kumhos on IIRC. I think It suited it better. Sod originality...

Just had the Wheel arch liners off mine and pumped Waxoyl into the sills and inner arches. Fortunately yours has been welded up there so should outlast the car. It's quite a solid old beast you've got there, a bit of Waxoyl and keep changing the oil and you should be good for thousands.

Remembered as well it had the usual coolant on the gearbox housing, the seal went on the CTS, chucked a new O ring on and some Blue Hylomar and it sorted it out.
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:16 PM

I have had a nosy round properly and I can't see much what may prohibit an mot at this point but come March it will probably have 30k more on the clock. I'm a firm believer in regular oil changes and maintenance and upkeep. Especially when I depend heavily on a car for work like I do now. Thing is I'm not too fussed if the mondeo gets knocked or a mirror broke for example as parts are a lot more readily available than for the fiesta.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:11 PM

It'll sit all day at 80, seems to do at least 35mpg round the doors, motorway probably forty odd.

I don't know if it still does it but the rear pass side door lock sticks, you have to open it from the inside. I couldn't be arsed to fix it I just lived with it in the end.

It's got a lot of fond memories for me, my daughter loved going out in it, if ever we see a Mk2 Mondeo she's asking if it's Grandads old car. He had an Insignia as well at the time, but if they went out anywhere she'd insist on going in the Mondeo. It had to go away in the dead of night, she wanted it to come and live at our house.
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:18 PM

Well I must be honest, coming back down a38 after driving a 1.3 fiesta I had to keep an eye on the clocks. Door seems to work fine but I'll keep an eye on it. How old is your daughter? You've bought her up right!
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:25 PM

4 going on 34!
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:51 PM

Good gal!
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Posted Yesterday, 11:13 AM

Just done a full tank to click, 100 mile then brimmed again. 10.52 litres. Wow
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Posted Yesterday, 11:57 AM

Thr engines in these will do 200-250k no bother so long as the oils good.
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Posted Yesterday, 12:00 PM

My dad had a few as taxis in the 90s through early 2000s with the 1.8 lump so can't be too bad.
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