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btmaldon

Member Since 18 Dec 2010
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#470343 Feeling Less Guilty

Posted by btmaldon on 27 March 2015 - 01:44 PM

So far I have Flushed out the cooling system, topped up the battery, cleaned the engine bay, wax oiled the rear suspension mouning points and rear of sills, polished the bodywork and replaced the 12v power socket.

 

Oil, oil filter, air filter, plugs and rear exhaust rubber to sort tomorrow and all done.




#451420 Front Mudflap Clips

Posted by btmaldon on 04 February 2015 - 01:07 PM

Is this the sort of thing your after:

http://www.ebay.co.u...8#ht_4006wt_958




#443771 Thank You

Posted by btmaldon on 11 January 2015 - 12:42 PM

Welcome Colin




#441848 Coolant Leak

Posted by btmaldon on 04 January 2015 - 05:56 PM

James. The only pipes attached to the bonnet should be for the windscreen washers and nothing to do with the cooling system. If a cooling system hose has been attached to the bonnet it suggests someone had done a real bodge job on the car at some point. The top radiator hose will be about 2 inches in diameter. Best way to find that is to follow the hose coming from the top of the radiator.

 

If the cooling system is leaking anywhere it is most likely from the thermostat housing as these are plastic and after a number of years these start to warp and then leak. It should be on the righthand side of the engine as you face it from the front of the car.




#441284 Sorry Haven't Been On For A While

Posted by btmaldon on 02 January 2015 - 08:32 PM

Congratulations to you both Mark.




#437602 What A Historic Mark...

Posted by btmaldon on 17 December 2014 - 10:24 PM

Its a sign of Liberalism taking over. Its destroying our culture, our beliefs and our way of life. Next they will be saying the Taliban murdered those children in Pakistan because their parents shouted at them when the were children and people should understand how much that hurt their feelings.




#437149 Is There Any Value In Having Your Mot Done At Ford?

Posted by btmaldon on 16 December 2014 - 01:10 PM

Better off using a garage you can trust.




#431140 New Member Saying Hello

Posted by btmaldon on 24 November 2014 - 09:30 PM

Welcome Hedley




#425750 Dash Camera

Posted by btmaldon on 05 November 2014 - 09:07 PM

These people are specialists in in car cameras.

 

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#410477 My Ka Smells Like Cheesy Feet

Posted by btmaldon on 16 September 2014 - 09:44 PM

Sounds like someone has spilt milk in the car at some point.




#402036 Auto Transmission And Traffic Lights.

Posted by btmaldon on 27 August 2014 - 11:41 AM

You should always put an auto into nuetral and put the handbrake on at lights. Same reason you should put a manual into nuetral with the handbrake on. If you get rear ended in gear there is nothing to stop the car travelling forwards if you cant keep your foot on the brake. Also it is never a good idea to leave your foot on the brake when its hot. In some cases the discs can warp especially after a fast drive with hard braking from high speeds. Also like leaving the cluch down in a manual, holding an auto in gear on the brake doesn't do the gear box any good.




#401351 Escort Mk2 Ghia

Posted by btmaldon on 24 August 2014 - 09:30 PM

Welcome to the club Paul. I passed my driving test in a brand new one of those in October 79.




#400553 Vectra For Sale On Ebay!!!

Posted by btmaldon on 22 August 2014 - 10:14 AM

Its listed as a classic becuase they dont have a junk section on eBay.




#398823 Newbie :)

Posted by btmaldon on 18 August 2014 - 07:45 AM

Welcome to the club Chanelle




#398210 Stubby Aerial?

Posted by btmaldon on 16 August 2014 - 04:11 PM

I tried a Richbrook Ford Licensed one on my Focus but the signal was so poor I changed it back. The reception around here isn't great so it may depend on where you live.