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john j

Member Since 01 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 27 2015 08:24 AM

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Stiff Calliper Piston

02 September 2015 - 03:57 AM

Hello members, I have a Fusion 1.4 tdci 2005. NOT the later model with the squarer mirrors that was introduced later that year. I bought a set of new brake pads and discs to fit. But I couldn't get the caliper piston to retract to make space for the new pads. It seems incredibly stiff. But I dont think it could be seized as braking has been ok, not pulling to one side. The method I was using to push the piston in was levering a piece of wood against it. This has always worked on the 03 Fusion I used to have. This is the first stiff one I have experienced. I know I could probably use a gclamp but it seems so stiff that I might brake something by forcing it. Does anyone have any ideas.

Fusion Radio Interchangeable?

19 August 2015 - 07:51 AM

Hello members, I have a 2005 Fusion that had a 4500 radio/cd. As this unit had no aux in I started using a fm transmitter which used to suffer from interference in certain areas. So I installed a Kenwood radio that had inputs. The thing is that I dont think it sounds as good as the original 4500 unit. I have ordered a Ford 6000 unit that is fitted to later Fusions as this has an audio input. Has anybody out there done this and if so, will the 6000 fit into the space on the facia vacated by the 4500 or will the facia have to be changed to accommodate the 6000?

Fuel Filter Drainage

23 May 2015 - 03:15 PM

Hello members, I have a Fusion 1.4 tdci. I fitted a new fuel filter at 55k . Haynes book recommends draining every 12.5 k. I tryed to drain it but nothing came out. So I removed drain plug and noticed that it dosent have a hole running through it even though it is designed to attach tubing to it. Also no fuel came out of filter with plug removed. I think there is no hole through to where fuel sits. I didn't want to make a hole in case bits of plastic enter fuel feed and block injectors. The filter is a pattern part and not a genuine Ford item. The filter is not due to be replaced until 93k. Is it really important to drain the water out of the fuel. ?

Radio Manual

23 October 2014 - 04:11 PM

Hello members, please has anyone got a link to download a Ford 4500 RDS EON radio manual.