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Politzmajster

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    Mondeo MK3 TDCI
  1. Thanks a lot for the replies. I hoped it'd be a leak of sorts. But if the whole thing needs taking apart to find out, then it makes little difference. A friend knows a guy ;). I'll get him to have a look at it.
  2. Hi, I recently had a strange episode with my Mondeo. I was stuck in traffic for about an hour with constant start stops. As I got out of the traffic onto an open road, I noticed my clutch slipping. I struggled to get any speed. After few minutes of taking it easy it seems for have sorted it self out. Actually, the same thing happened twice. Both times after long queues on very hot days (air con on all the time). And both times it "fixed" it self. Is my clutch toast? I drive a manual MK3 TDCI 130hp, 120k miles on the clock (30k with me) and probably on the original clutch. It's serviced regularly by a dealer.
  3. Thanks for your feedback Paul. May I ask how many miles have you done in those 9 months and what pads do you have? I found another seller with 100% feedback. He's selling all 4 discs for £140 and let's you choose (for a price of course) which pads you want. Now the choice is between Mintex and 3 types of EBC: Ultimax, Green and Red stuff. I'll be choosing between Mintex and Ultimax. I'll be looking for some reviews.
  4. Thanks for the reply. Red stuff are pretty tough. They'll probably destroy the disc before getting half way through themselves. I read that it's best to have discs and pads from the same manufacturer. Supposedly their toughness is better matched. I don't think it applies to replacement part though. I also read somewhere to stay away from drilled discs. They only give a cosmetic effect at the cost of higher chance to crack and lower heat dispersion. Apparently most racing teams are using grooved only discs. I find it funny that all those adverts say that these discs reduce stopping distance. Huge BS, it's the tyres that stop the car.
  5. I have 55 reg Ghia X and mine are turning on automatically, though not always. If it's cold but dry and the windscreen is clear they don't seem to come up, rain sensor maybe? Chris, defrost button is nice but electric windscreen is simply noiseless.
  6. Hi all, I'm finding myself in need of new discs and pads. I'm looking for a full set. I can get set of genuine Ford parts for about £250. But I thought that there may be better solutions. I found a set of Mintex discs and pads on eBay for half the price: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220350210686&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_1516wt_939 I read some good reviews of Mintex part, but it was for performance stuff and not cheap replacement parts. I know I would need to contact the seller to make sure that the rear pads are the right ones. For the price of Ford parts I could get something like that: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FORD-MONDEO-ST-tdci-GROOVED-BRAKE-DISCS-REDSTUFF-PADS_W0QQitemZ300382820649QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item45f0361929#ht_2527wt_1165 The 40 Groove version is just blingin. The red stuff pads are highly regarded but they are usually over £50 per axle. That would mean they use very cheap discs. I know that grooved discs eat away the pads quicker. Does anyone know how much quicker? Are we talking 2 times, 3 times, 10 times quicker? Please let me know your opinions. If you aren't using Ford discs and pads, can you let me know what are you using and how happy are you with it.
  7. I'm on 205/50/R17 and just changed my tyres to Michelin Primacy HP. It was an expense but well worth it. The comfort and grip (especially wet) is just so much better than Continental Sport Contact 2 I had before. I can’t say anything about how long they’ll last but Michelin tyres I had on my previous car lasted 16k. I suggest trying this site: http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/