It's now showing 110,000miles 6 months on
I had the cambelt and fuel pump belt replaced - £620
But it's good for another 125k/10 years.
I blanked the EGR but removed it due to warming up issues.
Had the mechanic do a major service on it. Had a chat and we both agree that 12k between services is fine but additional 6k/6month oil changes would be a good idea too.
This morning I fitted Automatic Powerfold mirrors. My mirrors were folding but only if you pressed the button to do so. By fitting the newer module out of a later Mondeo it allows the mirrors to fold when the car is locked and opened.
And all working
This is how I'm planning to wire them up...
Reason being is that I want to fit a towbar in the future, it will be handy to switch off the parking sensors when not in use.
Head unit upgrade...
Now I'm abit confused what to do. The screen in between my dials shows track names, phone book, radio stations etc etc etc.
If I fit an aftermarket radio I loose all the features on the dials apart from the basic car setting and messages. I also loose the voice control in my car.
Option 1) Sony DAB 6CD head unit from another Mondeo. They look identical to the one that's already fitted to my car except it's DAB. It will mean I keep the screen in between the dials and my voice control (Which I never use, but it's a good party piece!). I can then fit an upgraded bluetooth module which would give me a USB port aswell! This would cost about £400.
Option 2) Ford Sat Nav. This would mean I would have to replace all my centre console. There is one on ebay right now for £410. I would also need to go to ford and have the sat nav programmed in costing an additional £100. Then to replace the bluetooth module with a USB compatible one would cost another £200. This is an expensive option but worth the money!
Option 3) Go completely aftermarket. Could also fit a rear reversing camera and rear seat screens. Would have full iPhone integration, 3 sets of pre outs for amping the system up and would be the best value for money coming in at around £400. Problem is i would loose the integration with my dials. Is that such a big deal?
Got them on order. Rear brakes have done 110k and are shot! Front brake discs have done 110k and the pads have done about 20k.
Ordered pagid discs and pads all round. Planning to do them next weekend and paint the calipers.
Want a Westfalia fully detachable tow bar. They are selling for around £160.
I want to fit OEM electrics so I don't have to cut and splice the loom. The kit comes in at £170 which includes the GEM and cable. It's then another £100 at the dealer to have it switched on
Using this as a bit of a project thread. Nothing major will be done to it, just trying to add features and generally keep it more up to date.
I have a few scratches. Well 3. Two are about 2 inches long (You can see one in the first picture on the passengers wheel arch) that were on the car when I bought it. And there is another 12" scratch that someone has done along the bottom of the bonnet sometime in the last fortnight
Will get a price soon off chips away to get them fixed.
All in all, really happy with the car and pretty glad I didn't go for a C5 after