I've just put my late father's 1999 1.6 Escort Flight on the road and noticed that the temperature gauge only moves up slightly to the low end of the "normal" range when the engine is running (even on a 160 mile motorway trip).
Can anyone tell me how much the temperature gauge should move?
I just wondered if the thermostat might be stuck and the "normal" position of the gauge should be higher. The heater comes warm quite quickly, though. I'll check the sensor when the weather improves. Overall MPG is about 33 on the first tankful (half motorway/half local driving).
Should be an exhaust clamp. Undo that, pull the box off the rubber hangings and start twisting and pulling and maybe even a couple taps with a hammer to loosen it.
When you refit the new one, bit of exhaust sealer and away you go.
I would advise you not to change anything. It may have been changed before and the actual milage may read 100120 miles, which in the Escort would show as 00120.
It is possible to change them but you could easily be accused of altering mileage if you ever come to sell it.
The circle bit on the handle is not removeable.
There is a small surclip in behind the winder handle holding it onto the splines. The easiest way i found was to wind the window half down, push a small flat bladed screwdiver in behind the handle and move the handle to try to catch the surclip on the end of the screwdriver. When located slowly wind the window until the surclip pops off, BEING CAREFUL NOT TO LOSE IT AS IT WILL FLY A FAIR DISTANCE.
Then the handle will just pull off followed by the interior door panel.