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Member Since 03 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 09 2014 09:43 AM

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In Topic: Coolant Leaking After Service

09 December 2014 - 09:44 AM

Don't drive with a damaged water pump, I did this on an old mk5 escort and regretted it when it went fully. As it went in 2ft of snow and damaged the belt, so cost more to replace.

In Topic: What Air Filter?

09 December 2014 - 09:39 AM

is that the correct kit for a mk4 2.2 tdci?

According to their site yes (though slightly miffed the heat shield isn't included).

In Topic: Audio Fitter Needed

09 December 2014 - 09:08 AM

Hi my first time here and I am after advice on audio too.

Hi to everyone first.

Now my audio unit which was unremovable under standard procedures, I had the proper keys and they wouldn't remove it I took it to a ford garage who couldn't remove it, they thought it had been ill fitted. It is the original ford unit.

I had enough of it disconnected the battery and took about it with a large hammer and chisel destroyed the unit but didn't leave a mark on the rest of the dash Result in a satisfaction way but a downer in ruined a good stereo. It is now out.  My question is do I have to replace it with the exact same model unit or as long as the next unit fits in the hole correct will it wire up and work ok?

I have a 2005 tdci mondeo. Many thanks.

PS. I am going to remove the silly clips which hold the unit in as I don't want a repeat, Will this cause a problem with the unit?  Thanks again.

You will need to purchase a wiring loom, which you can get from Halfords.


It depends on the stereo you want to fit, either single (Will require a single din holder) or double din will fit (though sometimes you need to modify the area first, as not all double dins fit).

In Topic: What Air Filter?

09 December 2014 - 09:04 AM

K&N are a good start, but you need to make sure you get the one with the shield and not without.



In Topic: Various Moans And Groans On My 03 Mondeo Graphite

09 December 2014 - 09:01 AM

1: Wishbone/Suspension Arms bushes (I had this problem and mine were pretty much gone)

2: Check exhaust around the first cat

3: 2 issues for this, the first being coil springs are snapped (Check that they have fitted the caps correctly, they should sit tightly at the top of the coil with very little movement) and other issue is wheel bearings.

4: Exhaust replacement (I've got the same issue at the moment and needs replacing)


The rattle is your heat shield, easy fix though just tighten up the nut on the shield.


Any parts such as bumpers, always use Ebay (I find auto salvages very useless at times).