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chris f

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About chris f

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    Settling In Well
  • Birthday 05/09/1972

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    Mondeo MK4
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    5001 to 10,000
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    Classic Cars
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    Riding the magic roundabout with Dogle and Zebedee, (Hemel Hempstead)

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  1. Hi Does anyone know ? At the moment i have an ipod that i use in the car, this is connected via the ford ipod lead so that i have full display and control via Converse. My mobile is BT to the car.(android) I am looking to upgrade my phone, If i get an iphone 6s +, can i connect this to the car via the ipod lead and get all my info and control on the display for the music, but still have the phone connected via BT for calls. I find that sometimes the BT streaming is not 100% reliable. Many thanks for help in advance Chris OH i am running the sony 6 disc DAB unit with the upgraded BT module
  2. Looking good, I myself not fan of low profile tyres for road car, but I must say they look great. I like the anthracite after twating a kerb I had to get my front sorted so treated Kitty (yep I named my car always have always female ). I kept the original something different from the standard.
  3. I know that some people have asked this is other threads, I needed to change my tailgate struts as one was leaking and could not hold the weight of the tailgate up. Went to the ford garage in the next town (local shut for building works) the chap on the counter said with a smile i can order them for you at £47 per side . After picking my self up off the floor i politely said i will think about it. Went home looked on net found the cheapest quinine ford £44 + del. Did find compatable part at £25, Now for something so heavy above my head not going to take a risk, found on a thread a link for a company in Germany, when i looked then checked the exchange rate for the day, £101 inc shipping (free delivery if ordered on the same day). So i now have German engineered upgraded parts for £7 more than frauds wanted for the standard part, car only 6 1/2 years old. May cost more but i would strongly recommend, the idea of buying washers n springs then trying to take the strut apart and get back without damaging anything, remember you or your kids/ partner or wife, stand under the tailgate. That is if you are looking to upgrade. I now just walk to the car with arms full of shopping press the button then put the shopping straight into the boot, no longer have to put down open boot pick the shopping up again. link for company If you need any more info please ask. Chris F
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  11. Hi yes you can get an adapter that will have a plug on one end. the other end will have a block that has got the sockets in 1-3 the cost depends on there you buy from. they are very easy plug n play.
  12. Hi I was doing 15 miles to work 13.5 motorway she was returning 48-55 depending on my lead foot. Now divorced only 3 miles town to work, (yes i know walk to lazy) i now show about 39-42. MY 56 1.4d fiesta in past on similar town route only gave 33mpg, so for big mondeo to return more im happy. But once a month run down motorway about 40-60 miles foot flat to carpet for half, then turn around and return 55-60 MPH in 4th to get exhaust temp up so can clear everything. Then every 2-3 months a fuel treatment added to tank. Running 140bhp 320nm with spider imode tuning set to race.
  13. Hi Auto or manual? I am not sure on the modern auto box but the autos of old had a form of clutch, an auto box is expensive to repair but so is a manual dep on prob. Do you like the control a manual gives or do you want the easy drive of the auto, do you do lots of stop start city driving? As a thought you got about 265 miles per £ to me that's good in the past I have known clutches to only last about 60-80000 miles. To me it is a decision that you need to make on other factors, eg how much running cost if man and auto side by size spec n toys, not just cost of one part, if that is your main factor buy a ka parts are cheer lol, Hope this has helped Chris
  14. Hi Redandy599 I could be wrong but, if straight ford for ford original wheel, unless big width diffrence just lower profile tyre and away you go. After market you need to check spacing (I have no idea on this) As for handling personally just the wheel size is not going to have that much effect, you could get the same from investing in some high end boots for your 17s. In my experience if you want to improve handling you are looking at the whole set up, this depends on how far or firm you want to make yor car. In the past had mk3 estate i lowered up graded the shocks and stiffened up the whole suspension. Yep was great on the air field n track but normal road not as good. ex encoraged very strongly to trade When comes to handling it is a personal thing as to what you are comfortable with, also the way the car feels in your pants n hands Hope this has helped a little and not just confused ou more Chris