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dingdongdo

Member Since 04 Dec 2009
Offline Last Active Feb 12 2013 05:52 PM
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Taken The Plunge!

06 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

I was taking my time looking for a galaxy and hoping to get a good one, my citroen almost gave up so was rushed into a quick find.I ended up getting a 2000 1.9tdi 110 ghia, its done 168k and does not have history although i am assured it had a cambelt at 144k. i know this seems foolish but needs must etc!
looking under the bonnet its obvious that its had a few new parts, filters, some pipework, battery etc. i was told it had been well looked after but have no paperwork to prove this. it is generally in reasonable condition for the year and mileage but there is a few things i will need to look at soon and hopefully you guys can help!!
Firstly i need some tunes and the radio is somewhere else! lol. i have a new kenwood to install but as this model has the amplifier where is best to get a harness?
Also the gear stick feels quite sloppy, is this an easy fix?
When starting from cold its quite rattly for a few seconds, is this normal for a high milage galaxy or a pending problem?
The temp gauge does not reach normal even on a long run but heat comes into the car ok, oil temp is fine around 100 on a motorway blast.
Also the key fob battery was flat and when i replaced it and tried to match it to the car following the instructions in the book it was unsuccesful. The led now works on the fob and on the first attempt the light on the drivers door flashed in response but the fob would only unlock and not lock. I re-tried and now it does nothing! All the locking works fine when using the key!
There is a few more minor issues but i think i will leave it there for now..
many thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Headlight Washers

10 April 2012 - 06:33 PM

are the headlight washers easy enough to access and repair, also am i right in assuming that washers are an mot fail when xenons are fitted. one side does not pop out and wash. any ideas.

Rear Brakes

10 April 2012 - 03:06 PM

im looking at replacing the discs and pads on my 04 tdci 130 hatchback, long time since i did this sort of thing. is it as simple as removing caliper pushing pistons back and re-fitting with new parts?
also any special tools needed?

Is It Worth Repairing???

06 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

i have posted earlier with no replies yet, (see below). i dont know if its worth spending on this car yet. i know the brakes and the manifold/egr clean out wont cost the earth but worried the whining could be a sign of the auto box on the way out. if this was the case then a re-think may be needed. i would be grateful for any advice certainly regarding the whining/auto box issue.

is this normal or do i need to start saving up? my 2004 tdci auto is producing a whining noise, not really bad but you can notice it. is this the old traditional ford dif noise that old transits have or something more serious, forgot to say its done 95k. one more thing i have the usual smoking due to egr/carbon build up. the manifold is choked up as well, can the manifold be cleaned and if so re-fitted without a torque wrench. the build is not dry its a bit oily, is this normal. also handbrake is useless but rear brakes do need replacing, will this sort handbrake aswell or is this seperate. quite a few issues so thanks in advance for any help you can offer. if there is anybody near preston who likes to fix mondeos for not much money feel free to contact me. (well god loves a trier)!

Whining Noise/smoking/rear Brakes

04 April 2012 - 11:12 AM

is this normal or do i need to start saving up? my 2004 tdci auto is producing a whining noise, not really bad but you can notice it. is this the old traditional ford dif noise that old transits have or something more serious, forgot to say its done 95k. one more thing i have the usual smoking due to egr/carbon build up. the manifold is choked up as well, can the manifold be cleaned and if so re-fitted without a torque wrench. the build is not dry its a bit oily, is this normal. also handbrake is useless but rear brakes do need replacing, will this sort handbrake aswell or is this seperate. quite a few issues so thanks in advance for any help you can offer. if there is anybody near preston who likes to fix mondeos for not much money feel free to contact me. (well god loves a trier)!