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#61 OFFLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:54 PM

Oh FFS!

Now mine feels utterly inadequate!

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:21 PM

My friend Joe who lives in Germany had one of those. Its engine blew up not long after purchase. He's no hardcore mechanic and prefers building and flying drones to fucking about with cars. But, I had to take my hat off to him as he just bought a SH engine and waded right in. Had it sorted in a fortnight of intermittent evening tinkering. RESTECP
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:41 PM

There's also less parts sharing... Gone are the days a wing mirror or indicator stalk or door handle was on a whole range of models. This all costs MILLIONS so they have to scrape money back by chipping away at quality where you can't see it.

This is not "all new cars are shit". This is people getting what they want.

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#64 OFFLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:28 AM

I'm at it again afraid! My aspergic need to have a series of a certain type of vehicle means this st220 has now joined the fleet. Minty fresh in contrast to the ropey lx estate...attachicon.gifIMG_2582.JPG
Verdict- it's fun and makes a great noise whilst being so.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:48 PM

My aspergic need to have a series of a certain type of vehicle 

 

 

I don't do it with cars, more so with records, but I can definitely relate.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 08:02 PM

Entirely wonderful car. I was horrified when the ST TDCi came out, looking all but identical but with a Transit sound track, and immediately becoming far more popular than the Duratec for thousands of ghastly reasons.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 08:58 AM

Regulars to the news 24 thread will know I've just got hold of a TDCI Ghia estate.....IMG_2638.JPG

To join the (taxi) ranks of other mk3s.......
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I'm a little hazy on details such as why a man needs 3 mk3 mondeos. Maybe I'm the autoshite equivalent of Pierre Bardinon. This behaviour has not been lost on friends and relatives who soon ask 'why?' No doubt they expect some kind of reasoned explanation; so when I tell them there isn't a reason and I don't know why it's interesting (and fun) to see their reactions. Generally a blank nod hiding incomprehension and pity.

Back to the new arrival. From cold it had a really lumpy tickover. There seems to be a range of reasons why this might be, but a cheap and easy one was to go to the egr valve...
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And chisel out the crap. After dunking it in carb cleaner it came up well and the car now ticks over much more happily from cold.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:07 AM

Frequent and filthy job I’ve found on Mondeo diesels. You’ll find it’ll be a six monthly job to do this. Does yours read mid way on the temp gauge, a usual trait of them is one or both of the thermostats to fail leading to overcooling.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:09 AM

Two thermostats?! I've got a lot to learn. Actually it does seem to run a bit cool.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:44 AM

Yes a coolant one fitted at the top right hand side of the engine and an oil cooler thermostat on the same side just behind the radiator, either can give overcooling symptoms. You need an OE Ford one for the coolant one and a decent aftermarket one for the oil cooler thermostat. There’s no guarantee it won’t happen again it’s a bit of a ‘they all do that sir’

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:46 AM

Our vectra had a "dusting" of carbon on the innards of the egr - but it was enough to make it stick.

Anything steel can be treated with mr muscle - brings it up like new.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:50 AM

True that. Shit on ovens but great on turbos and inlet manifolds.
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