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About Brigante

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  • Birthday 11/25/1989

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    Mondeo Titan X Sport 2.2 175BHP
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    5001 to 10,000
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  1. My front parking sensors have stopped working. Originally this caused the front and rear sensors to fail, so whenever I engaged reverse gear, a loud long beep would happen and the sensor button would flash and then I would have no sensors all round. I hooked the car up to elmconfig and completely disabled the front sensors so that the car thinks it only has rear sensors. This made the rear sensors start working as normal again. I now need to suss out what is causing the front sensors to fail. Could a wire have come loose somewhere or broken? I have pulled each sensor out and all appear to be fine and connected properly. Any help?
  2. I have a 58 plate mondeo with keyless entry. The little button on the tailgate used to lock the tailgate works very intermittently. A lot of times it will not work at all, at best it will only single lock, no matter how many times I double press the button I will only get a single lock out of it. I will end up walking around to one of the front doors instead and double pressing the button on the handle to lock the car without issue. This is very frustrating if I'd stood at the back of the car with a load of shopping bags in hand wanting to lock the car and I've got to shuffle down the side of the car to the driver door to lock the car. Can anyone offer up some advise on tackling this issue to regain control of the tailgate lock?
  3. Im 99.99% certain the dealer has done something either on purpose to get more business as they repeatidly tried to force me into booking it in for a few days, or the trained monkey who took 2.5hours to fit the intercooler hose knocked something dpf related while changing the hose.
  4. Thats the thing, I didnt take it to a random indi, I took it to one of the biggest main ford dealers going and paid a premium and sat waiting for over 2.5hours.. I only took it in to have the intercooler pipe changed and they give it me back saying the dpf is now blocked with new fault codes when i know for a fact it was fine 2.5hours before..
  5. Anything electrical then that could confuse the dpf or make the car not communicate with it properly
  6. Can anyone advice on where the dpf sensor is?
  7. Howdy folks Been away for a long time and I will update the forum as to why and whats happened the last few months to cause my disappearance in due course. For now though I have an issue with the mondeo that needs urgent attention. Please can anyone help in locating the sensor for the dpf on a 2.2 mondeo titanium x sport 58 plate. Car has gone into limp mode, eml is illuminated, cannot rev past 3000rpm Done a diagnostic using forscan and it has given me fault code P2463, relating to soot accumilation Thing is I have been carrying out a monthly forced static dpf regen, again using forscan which always works so I do not believe the fault has just pinged up out of nowhere and magically filled with soot. Also, the code and fault was not there this morning and only occurred after taking the car to a dealers for an unrelated issue, to have a split intercooler hose replaced. Theyve replaced the hose and fixed that fault but now all of a sudden I have a new bigger fault and they seemed pretty adamant to keep the car in, when I said no, they was very adamant to get me to book in for another day and I had to say no numerous times. It all seems to fishy to me and I detect foul play on their part to create more work for themselves. I limped the car home, attempted to do a forced regen using forscan but now all of a sudden it will not work and I keep getting error messages. Or it will say in the data feed that the regen was interrupted because I pressed the accelerator or the clutch or the brake or numerous other things when I did nothing of the sort. It is as if forscan is suddenly no longer able to communicate with the dpf and I suspect the dealer has done something dodgy, possibly messed with the sensor to prevent me from trying to force a regen myself and to force me into taking it back to them. Speedy responses would be greatly appreciated
  8. Would look sweet fitted and finish off your exterior. Could fit just the front lip n skirts or if you fancied a project you could modify the rear lip and adapt it to fit the saloon if you have the know how and time
  9. Sorry for the late reply mate, working permanent nights and having a baby on the way has meant life has been manic This is the front lip fitted This is the skirts fitted All parts off the car No damage, just needs repaying and your good to go
  10. Wheels, lowering and tints make a good improvement from standard. You say you dont want to change the bumpers, but how about fitting bumper lips to the existing bumpers instead to finish the look? I have a genuine ms design kit for sale. Dont think the rear lip will fit the saloon with being modified but the front lip and skirts will go straight on no problem
  11. I'm not usually a fan of the brows either mate. On a standard car I'd usually say no. But as long as they a colour coded I think they just add to my front end in a subtle way to give headlights a mean squint. Yes mate I've had plans to remove the silver window strips and spray them gloss black before I even recieved the damage to the front end, would have done them by now but the bumper took priority after the plank struck. When I get time I'm going to remove the strips, along with the interior trims (b,c pillars and courtesy light surrounds etc) and I'll take the lot to my spray guy and they will all be sprayed black. At some point I plan to have minor curbing refurbed on the alloys so I'll also have them sprayed in anthracite to finish the look off
  12. Damn it. Removed last photo. Thanks for heads up
  13. On Sunday I finally got round to repairing the front end damage caused to my poor TXS by an airborne plank of wood months ago. I also had the bloke that sprayed the new bumper spray the fog surrounds and grills in gloss black while he was at it, as well as colour coded the brows panther black to match the rest of the car. Massive improvement and really happy to be rid of the gaffa tape. It's just unfortunate it has rained all day so I've not been able to clean the old beast and these are the best photos I could manage for now. As soon as the weather brightens up I'll give him a full valet
  14. Not being harsh but dude if that really is your version of an ST mk4 mondeo then it's not a good attempt really. Let's be honest, all you've done is spray your factory standard grills etc in gloss black and fitted an aftermarket splitter to the factory bumper.There is nothing ST about it. It's basically a standard mondeo mk4 with the grills sprayed black. No sports tuning about it, no body kit, no beasty engine or twin exhaust. Might look better when you fit the rear lip and side skirts. The TXS on the other hand actually is basically what would have and should have been called the ST. But they didn't call it the the ST, so I will not put an ST badge on it, because it is not an ST