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    Mondeo Titanium X Sport
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  1. How did you get into DIY Car Maintenance?

    From a young age, I've always had an interest in how things work and would take things apart and rebuild them, so naturally when I got my first car in 1994 (1985 1.3 Escort) I started to do what I could with the help of a Haynes manual and my neigbours. I then started working for Halfords (retail), which had a garage (different set up to todays Halfords Autocentres), and would learn about things from the mechanics when I could. I was even sent on a vehicle familiarisation course where we did some practical work. Sometimes it was a case of just working out how things needed to come apart or to be changed. Nowadays, as some of you have mentioned, Youtube videos are a great help as well as Forums like this and just using Google. Biggest job I did was to replace the piston rings (and everything else to get to enable this) on an MK5 Escort RS2000. Also replaced a valve and head gasket on an MK2 Fiesta XR2 (friends car) other jobs were things like radiators, water pumps and timing belts, CVH valve stem oil seals (Escort and Sierra), shock absorbers and springs, exhausts, brakes (I hate drum brakes) and doors to name a few. I've been riding a motorbike too for the last 9 years, so I've been learning and working on that as well. Luckily, this is my backup should I not be able to fix my car, most recently was in March when my car went in to limp mode and I had to wait for parts (Fuel vaporiser) before I could fix it.
  2. What do you clean your car with?

    Thanks, I'll take a look.
  3. What do you clean your car with?

    This is the first snow I've used based on the recommendation of the guy who detailed my car. I bought a 5L bottle (£35) and has lasted approx. 2.5 years. Seems to work well but I'm now looking for something a bit cheaper, possibly Bilt Hamber Auto Foam @ £17 for 5L.
  4. What do you clean your car with?

    I use Gtechniq Citrus Foam, pressure wash off using de-ionised (filtered) water, then Bilt hamber Autowash in one bucket and water to rinse the mitt in another (Both filtered water). And, of course, filtered water to rinse the car. Use Halfords or Turtle wax class cleaner, then Rain-X. Alloys are are waxed with Mer Wheel Wax, so I don't use anything else to clean them, just wipe. I do use Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel once a year on them (when I swap between summer and winter wheels/tyres), and Gtechniq T1 for the tyres. I wax the car with Fusso Coat, which helps when cleaning the car too.
  5. HELP Sierra 1992 2.0i dohc

    My mate had a Sapphire 2.0 GLS and had a problem with the MAF. Not entirely sure what the symptoms were but the car was fine after it was replaced. This was back in the late 90's though, his car was a 1990 G reg.
  6. brightest halogen bulbs to buy

    Bright bulbs like the Osram Nightbreakers don't last very long in my experience. Osram Silverstar 2.0 are a better balance of brightness and longevity. I used these (and the previous version) in my old ST24 and they made a difference.
  7. It will be nearer 15 mins on the Mondeo. But note, as soon as you unlock the car or open the doors again it will power up, therefore either look through the windows or sit in the car when you check again.
  8. Are you using the right fues location? F7 on my 2011 car (not sure if it's the same for yours)
  9. Cigarette lighter power goes off after 15 minutes, this is what I use for mine. (from the fuse box in the passenger footwell)
  10. Foo Fighters new album!

    I like it. I prefer this than Sonic Highways, but Wasting Light is very good. Saw them at The O2 on Tuesday, epic gig
  11. 2012 Ranger 2.2 Duratorq 150 PS DPF problems

    Don't know if it's the same on the Ranger but I bet the fuel vaporiser is blocked and therefore unable to inject diesel in to the exhaust to raise the temps for a regen and thus blocking the dpf. I replaced the vaporiser on my Mondeo 2.2 in March after getting similar codes.
  12. Help with sat nav pin

    Have you been to Ford?
  13. 2.2 TXS flat spot

    Well, no filter to change then. Clutch issues? Do you know if your car has had the PCM update from Ford? It solves a massive turbo lag issue which may help with changing gear process. My car used to bog down badly when trying to pull out of junctions, so bad that it was dangerous. Or stall when trying to park (slow manoeuvres).
  14. 2.2 TXS flat spot

    I assume you have an Auto or powershift box?