Well I bought this as a stop gap and to try out estate cars so I can carry my two dogs about, but once I drove it I fell in love with it so its stopping for the time being. My last 5 cars have being Vag and its a long time since I have owned a ford, the last was a immaculate sierra 2.8 4x4 which i still regret selling. before that mk5 escort, couple of basic sierra's couple of capri's one a 3.0L the other a 1.6 laser, a couple of mk4 cortina,s and the second car I ever owned was a mk1 Granada 3.0L ghia, my God what a car that was.
Anyway enough of memory lane here she is.
The first thing I did was Clean the car and the engine bay, anyone who knows me will agree I hate dirty engines sorry I never took a before pic (fail on my behalf)
I then serviced the car, with new oil, air and fuel filters, a good quality fully synthetic oil was put in after a oil flush additive was put in old oil and ran.
Since then as I was looking into cambelt change times I noticed that at 108000 miles it had not been done and couldn't believe it wasn't due till 125000 miles so had that changed genuine belt and tensioner kit.
I also debadged the remains of the Ocus badge and the tdci badge and opted to only fit a newer tdci badge back on.
A little mod I got from here was the windscreen nozzle change to mist type this this was also done.
To keep the dogs at Bay I sourced a factory fit type dog guard on preloved for £30 so was well happy as after all this was the reason behind getting a estate.
Another little mod also found on here was the new interior light with the mood lights in, I have this fitted but still have the wire to install for the lights to work so pics will come then.
Todays job was the EGR blank, another mod taken from this site and thanks a lot to Lenny for his top how to do it write up. I tried fitting it without moving my fuel filter but all i did was drop gasket and blank plate lol, so give in and removed the stupid cage around it and moved filter.
Looking at the blank plate its not a mirror image of itself so after looking at the egr and the blank decided to install it this way.
Here is the cage from around the fuel filter.
And finally the fuel filter moved to one side.
Car seems smoother now and a little more torque y.