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So I recently agreed to by this from a local trader, it was traded in against a newer model with fewer miles.  It's a 1.4 TDCi with 95k and a reasonable bit of history.


It's pretty straight save for a crease in the bottom of the driver's door.



The current snag list is;

  • Faint smell of injector seal leakage
  • Water in the boot (common for the 3rd brake light seal to perish)
  • boot won't open on the central locking
  • interior is a bit grim
  • Oil mist around top of engine (could be related to the injector issue)

Thankfully this one has had a new cambelt so I won't be buggering up a water pump gasket over Christmas like the one I bought off of @DaveDorson last year.

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34 minutes ago, Matty said:

Watching with interest. Far too tight to spring for a new light unit 😁

Too fucking right I'm too tight!

I went to the local scrappers and they for once had lots of what I needed, including a fiesta in the same colour. 

So today I changed the boot light for one with a good seal (I applied some grease to it as a secondary barrier) 

I also snagged a full set of body colour door handles, but wish I'd have got the boot handle too.


They are quick and easy to change, under 15 mins to do the set. 



Looks a bit more modern for it I reckon. 

The cable is as now I have mopped the boot out and, cleaned and oiled the jack and spare wheel, I have set up a dehumidifier to try and take some of the damp out of the interior. 

If I get a chance I shall give the seats a deep clean too, but Mrs Ruff's S40 has spat its alternator so that has jumped the queue a bit! 


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Next up on the list of things to sort is the fuel temperature sensor, which if it is duff entails replacing all of the low fressure fuel lines. 

That being the case I shall hang the new one off of the wiring first and see if the fault will clear. 

I also got a new window switch as the one on the car has suffered from sweaty paws in the past. 

Small and seemingly pointless repairs I know, but tidying the cosmetics goes a long way to making a car look more looked after and less down at heel. 

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Well the dehumidifier has certainly been working its magic, it is less musty inside than when I brought it home, an el cheapo air fresher will help with the rest. 



The laptop I bought on here last year has been loaded Forscan with a £16 lead from ebay and it talks nicely to the car, only 1 code stored for open circuit of the fuel temperature sensor.

Connection cleaned, and a new gland fitted to the plug and the issue is gone. 


Seats still look a bit moody after the first shampoo, might have to give it a real good scrub. 



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