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Saturday Night Joys

27 October 2013 - 07:30 PM

I've owned my Mondeo 11 month's and last night it finally popped its cherry: image.jpg I was more surprised by how calm and quiet the lad was about it. 'By the way I've thrown up down the side of the car' Usually you hear them grunt, complain and sometimes cry. Unfortunately he left some undesirable chunks inside too. Needless to say I can't wait to find a new job.. :P

Mondy Under Performing/manifold Clogged Up?

20 October 2013 - 09:59 PM


Just looking for some advice on a very annoying problem I'm having.
Firstly, the car is a Ford Mondeo 1.8 '58 plate Zetec Diesel with 69k on the clock, which I use as a Taxi.

Whenever I give the car a bit of a kick, roundabouts, junctions etc the car will feel as if a parachute has opened up from the back. The motion is of that when you're on the verge of running out of fuel.
It will only do this when the car's been on the road for a good few hours. There's no smoke blowing and only once has the engine management light come on, when restarting the engine it didn't come on.

Tonight's the worst it's ever been, joining the motorway otw to Manchester the car was struggling to move! I was a nervous reck coming off slip roads.

Anyway, I've been to one garage (my old cab firms, which usually has a good rep) who charged me £50 to have it on their computer and road tested. No problems found, however the car was sat in their yard for 4hours before they looked at it. I tried explaining to them it only happens when it's been driven for a good few hours, 'oh' was their response.

Second garage (owned by my new cab fleet) believes the manifold has collected a lot of crap, valve too and has quoted me £250 for it to be cleaned out.

I'm not the best when it comes to mechanics, I'd appreciate folks feedback on this before I go with second garage's opinion.

Cheers for reading

Fuel Additive

20 August 2013 - 10:13 PM


Been doing a bit of research on fuel additives and was just looking for some folks experience with it.

As of two months ago I consistently fill up with Shell vPower or BP. Definitely better than supermarkets! I am glad to say I've noticed a difference in a positive respect.

I'm driving a 1.8 Mondeo Zetec, unfortunately a cab, so a lot of my driving is city based. If there's a chance of me gaining on performance/mpg then I'm all for it.

Millers or BG244 seem to be ringing out, I can't say I've ever done this before so experience/feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Mk4 Mondeo Gaiter

17 August 2013 - 08:04 PM


Just bought a leather white stitch gaiter for the mondy, my original is slightly ripped. Ive been scouring the web for hours but no luck, can some kind soul shed some light on the removal and fitment of this?

So far I've managed to remove the actual knob/gaiter from the car, I just can't get the leather off the equipment!

Cheers folks

Rear Window Sticker/vinyl

16 August 2013 - 08:21 PM


Bit of a random question, but does anyone happen to know of any companies/sellers willing to put together one individual vinyl/sticker for the rear car window? I can find the vinyl lettering with clear background, but my OCD wants a yellow (but not too yellow) background with black lettering :P
Mainly so it matches my rear plate and rear batman gel overlay haha.

The private hire firm I work on use magnetic door signs, and it's starting to leave annoying marks on both of my doors. Obviously with it being my own car, that's not something I want! :( This is the best option I can think of to avoid stickers on my doors or stickers all over my side windows.

Any input would be appreciated cheers.