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    Mk4 Mondeo Ti X Thread

    Looks great mate. I sold on my Mk4 58 Mondeo Zetec last month and bought a 1.3 Astra J 61 Sports Tourer Estate. To say I miss the mondy is an understatement! I had the Mk4 for over a year, during which it was used as a PH taxi - 77k miles on and no problems bar the odd fuel filter :D Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC mobile app
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    Bailes' Mk4 Mondeo

    Hey bud, nice MK4 :) are you from the TalkFord forum?
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    Be Aware Good People Out There !

    There was one I saw today, a letter issued by the apparent Chubb Security company. It was instructing folk NOT to give a courtesy flash to cars with no lights on in the night. Their reasoning being that the car with no lights on was loaded with gang members, apparently it is a gang initiation whereby they target the first person to flash them. Facey..
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    Sharing My Anger !!

    It's a pain in the backside when you put a lot of effort, money and pride in to your car only to have some idiot ruin it. I had, what I can only assume, a small stone thrown at my car on mischief night as I was driving past a park. Thankfully it missed the window, but left a horrible dent above the rear wheel arch. Needless to say I fume every time I look at it lol
  5. I have had 4 Astra Estates (07+), found them to be very compact and timid. The front section used to do my head in, barely any room and both driver and passenger seat were on top of one another. I like my space and I like an arm rest. Have also spent time in a '07 Vectra, space was the only pro for me. The nail in the coffin was when crossing a busy junction in rush hour, with customers, the steering wheel locked and caused me to mount a kerb. It only had 60thou on the clock and was regularly serviced. Funnily enough this evening I had a run in with a young lad in a new shape Corsa. When entering the tunnel he flew up my backside, then he would repeatedly drop off and fly up behind me again. After I shown him my break lights, he undertook and decided to do it to a tranny van, only this time revving his engine to show off his loud exhaust. Needless to say I gave him a w***** hand gesture at the toll.
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    Rant About The Useless Beggers On The Road!!!

    I use a cheap one from eBay, cost me £19. The sound quality isn't great, which is a let down as I predominantly use it to record what's going on within the car. When it was snowing last year, I kept it facing outwards for obvious reason. Recognising VRMs is quite difficult at a distance. However, the night vision is better than I expected. My girlfriend works in a tech store, so she got me a few SD cards with decent GBs on them. After each shift I let it record over old footage, but if you keep the lapse on a 5minute record, the FPS is better in comparison to a 15minute lapse. If anything takes place in the car, I take the SD card out, put my spare one in the camera and when I get a chance I copy the incident/funny stuff to the laptop. Unfortunately, like everything, it comes down to £ but I've heard nothing but good regarding these: If you're a big spender, the guy I rented cars off had these fitted to every car. I don't know how, but they worked it so that when reviewing footage, it would track your position on a map.
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    Saturday Night Joys

    Yeah, £30. Had to argue to get it though. :/
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    Saturday Night Joys

    I've owned my Mondeo 11 month's and last night it finally popped its cherry: 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
  9. Appreciate the information received here. I had the car serviced on Thursday (over due by a few hundred miles embarrassingly) and had new filters fitted. Saturday night I done a 15hour shift, predominantly based in the city and had no apparent issues. I even struck luck with one out of town job and had no issues on the motorway unlike last week whereby I was struggling. Hopefully this is the end to that problem, but shall bare all other advice in mind should it reservice! Cheers
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    Funny Ebay Listings

    Ford Ka
  11. Cheers, for the emission test is that done via the plugin computer? Do you reckon this can lead to more major problems? I've been assured a head gasket can be quite expensive (ultimately putting me off the road). Edit: In addition to this, when using the blowers on full primarily both front and back demisters, the car will lack power whilst pulling off :s
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    Cree Torch

    I'm more of a Maglite man, never had any issues with the mini or Police-baton type issued ones!
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    Dmb Ford Gel Badge Overlays?

    Yeah, I went in a different route too and purchased the Batman Gel's. I get a lot of looks from passers by, have had a few people take pics and a few tips from customers. :)
  14. Hey, 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
  15. 2009: '04 Citroen Xsara Picasso Once I saw this car I had to buy it, always liked the size of them! I was 19 at the time and got a lot of stick from colleagues :p 2011: '57 Ford Focus 5dr Ghia Loved it, but lost my job at the time so had to sell it on for a diesel. 2012 (now): '58 Ford Mondeo Zetec