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by grasmere59
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 25
Views: 878

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

It is my understanding that even with the old MOT rules if the car was deemed "dangerous" by the MOT tester it would have got an off the road notice and could not legally be driven no matter how much of the old MOT was left, I should have said in my original post that if the car fails on a non "dang...
by grasmere59
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 25
Views: 878

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

I was going to part with it since i got the Mondeo but i keep finding excuses to keep it and now it's got a years ticket on it there's another excuse :)
by grasmere59
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 25
Views: 878

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

My Estate went straight through the MOT today with just a couple of advisories :D ,i was chatting to the tester and i said to him that i believe if the car had failed then it would then be illegal to drive it from then on although it still had 2 weeks of the original MOT to run,he said that is a com...
by grasmere59
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Crank pulley bolt problem
Replies: 16
Views: 717

Re: Crank pulley bolt problem

In my experience once a thread has picked up it's game over,it's a weird phenomena no amount of force will undo it but it will do up again,not really a feesable option but the only way i can see to save the threads in the crank is to drill the bolt out.
by grasmere59
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rear door handle
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Rear door handle

I had exactly the same problem with my drivers rear door on my estate some months ago,i wish i had changed the door lock mechanism when it was just "playing up" and openong on occasions but it failed shut totally in the end.The door card was reasonably easy to remove with the seat base removed with ...
by grasmere59
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Suspect rear wheel bearing problem
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Suspect rear wheel bearing problem

I had a mate who owed me a favour did both the rears on my car a while back,all i was getting was a droning noise,not knocking etc.I managed to source 2 genuine hub assemblies from ebay and as far as i know it's just a matter of removing the centre nut and pulling the old hubs off.You'll need to mak...
by grasmere59
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 2533

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

The Titanium X Sport came with red stitching as standard i think and 2011 onwards the bhp was raised from 175 to 200 although some say the 175 is a better engine
by grasmere59
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 2533

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

p.m. sent Sam
by grasmere59
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 2533

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

With the sport suspension it's like driving a hot hatch wrapped up in an estate bodyshape. :D
by grasmere59
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 2533

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

I'm starting to get used to the fuel consumption vs the performance it has and the tax is £195 so it could have been worse i suppose,it's got 61k on the clock with 7 ford main dealer stamps in the book so hopefully (fingers crossed) things that needed doing have been done,it's obviously got a dpf wh...
by grasmere59
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 2533

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

Pics of my new motor.
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by grasmere59
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Dual mass flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Dual mass flywheel

My 110 has had a solid flywheel for the last 50k miles with no issues what so ever.
by grasmere59
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 2533

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

Well i've gone and been and done it,i've now got a 2011 Mondeo 2.2 Titanium Sport X estate (200ps) with 61k on the clock,they class it as a MK 4.5 First impressions are very good except the fuel consumption,gone are the heady days of nearly 50 mpg from the 406 as i am now down to high 30's low 40's ...
by grasmere59
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 2533

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

I'm keeping the 406 on a multicar for the time being as i don't want to part with it untill i'm fully settled with the Mondeo,i suppose the Mondeo 2.2 engine is a Peugeot derivative so should be o.k.
by grasmere59
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci
Replies: 45
Views: 2533

Re: Mondeo 2.0/2,2 tdci

Well i've gone and done it,put a deposit down on 2011 Mondeo 2.2 Titanium X Sport estate with 60k on the clock rightly or wrongly. I felt like i was cheating on the 406 as it did the 300 mile round trip to go and look at the Mondeo :( ,can't bear to part with the 406 so trying to get multicar insura...