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Engine Chris

Member Since 07 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 20 2012 11:16 AM
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Windsreen Washer Jets (Front)

07 January 2012 - 07:38 PM

While I'm having a rant about dirty windscreens (see other post), the front jets on my car are crap. Two jets with two half-hearted streams.

Anyone know of any aftermarket jets and / or uprated pump that will shower out a fan of water across the whole screen? The mother-in-law's 05 Seat Arosa does that and it's the best thing on the car!!

Cheers,
Chris

Rear Screen Filth!

07 January 2012 - 05:29 PM

Hi all,

Regarding my Mk4 estate - is there any way to improve the aerodynamics so that the rear windscreen doesn't continually need wash/wiping when you're driving along in rain / drizzle? It's the first part of the car to get dirty after I've washed it, and with all the clag on the roads at the moment it's annoying to say the least that you can't go 3 minutes without washing the rear screen!

I used to have an old Honda Accord Aerodeck (long may she rest), and the aerodynamics of that meant at anything over 30mph in whatever weather the rear screen stayed nice and clear!

Also, as there is a large amount of nice shiny body coloured bumper before the boot lip (nice designing, Ford...) - is there anything available, such as a clear film (like a smartphone screen protector) that you can get to stop it getting scratched?

any help, much appreciated,
Chris

First Post!

07 January 2012 - 05:13 PM

Greetings all!

First i bought an '89G Sierra from a scrapyard. It was trashed, but I only wanted the running gear to use in a kit car I was planning to build. Found out the 2.0DOHC engine was pretty much useless so that went on eBay, whereupon I bought...

A '94L Mondeo estate for 185. Cost 75 in petrol to pick it up and trailer it home where that got stripped and sold off too (made all my money back) and kept the 2.0 Zetec engine to use in my Dax Rush kit car.

It wasn't until July 2011 that I bought the first Ford I could actually drive! It's a 60-Plate Mondeo Estate in Panther Black and Titanuim X trim. 163BHP TDCi with Powershift auto gearbox. Goes well!

And the kit car?? Well, that's still in the garage in a state of build... One of these days it'll be finished.

I hope.