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#1 Capriking

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 01:44 PM

I'm sure all you people out there in Fordland have all come across some piece of equipment or a fitting on your vehicles that (in your opinion) was absolute rubbish, didn't do it's designed job and was a total waste of space!

So, let's all hear about it!

To kick this off, here is my nomination for the 'DROP IT IN THE SKIP' Award.

The Sonic Idle/VV carb. What an absolute waste of metal this thing is. It just chokes all the power out of the pinto engine. I should be getting about 86bhp, but with this abomonation I'm lucky to get 50! Whoever is respoosible for this needs taking out and given a job at BMW!


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#2 vinnyvangough

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:34 PM

How about the idle control valve on the Ford Ka. My sister has had a new one on both Ka's she had, my mum had 1 on hers and my mates boss has just had to have a new one. Very common problem.

#3 Trig

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 12:54 PM

The drum brakes on the rear of the Focus and the small discs on the front. Tends to cause the discs to warp as the Focus is not the lightest of cars. Even my older Civic had discs all round.

#4 salsa

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:18 PM

How about the idle control valve on the Ford Ka. My sister has had a new one on both Ka's she had, my mum had 1 on hers and my mates boss has just had to have a new one. Very common problem.


You don't need a new one. All you need to do is remove the electric clip thingy, then the two bolts (top and bottom), then put some wd40 through it and a cloth and clean till your hearts content.

I had a KA for a oodle of years and I used to do this regularly because the damn thing kept cutting out when trying to stop.

#5 vinnyvangough

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:49 PM

I tried that many a time, only worked once. its a piece of !Removed! thing lol

#6 salsa

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 07:53 PM

I tried that many a time, only worked once. its a piece of !Removed! thing lol


I am a girl, I have littler fingers so they work better at things like that.

#7 vinnyvangough

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 12:42 AM

You'll have to come round and sort my little sisters car when it goes wrong again lol

#8 mintalkin

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:49 AM

my vote is for the injectors or dmf on the mondeo totally not up to the job and 1000+ out of your pocket if it goes (clutch+starter motor) and lets not forget the subframe bushes ive been replacing those ever since the cortina was king

#9 Rikos

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:46 AM

The door mouldings!! They glue them on and use those stupid white clips that break if have to remove them!!

Why not mould the clips into the moulding so that it doesnt fall off after a while due to the glue breaking down!


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