s.jsutton

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  1. Hi all. Had my alloys completely re-furbed [sandblasted and powdercoated] and they look great. Now need to buy a new set of locking wheel nuts to secure them as the key to the previous set broke when removing the wheels. The wheels are the original ford 5 spoke Zetec S alloys. Want to be sure of the correct thread size etc before I go ordering the wrong ones off ebay. Also does anyone know the best make to go for? I phoned a local ford stealer who could not give me any tech info, and just told me he had one set that would fit on the shelf and that they were £58 !!!! Any help would be much appreciated. Regards
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    Dpf Problem?

    I could be wrong but I don't think ford were fitting Dpf's that early. More likely to be your EGR valve gummed up and jammed open.
  3. HI all. I have a MK3 Mondeo 2002 tdci 130 Zetec S. I would like to fit a leather interior but before I go blowing loads of my hard earned on the seats, does anyone know if the wiring lume will already have the connections required for heated seat's etc? I am looking at either full leather from a ghia x model, or half leather from a st model. The standard seat has an electric connection for forward / backward movement, with the switch mounted on the seat. So basically is the wiring already there behind the dash and I just have to fish around and find it, and buy a switch to go in the dash, and is the plug under the seat universal to all types of seat, or do I need to get some wiring done? Any help / advice greatly appreciated. Regards S.JSutton
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    Suspension Knocking / Rattle?

    Thanks all. Was the arb link. Had to put car into mates garage to have split hose sorted and he CBS led out the knocking and replaced the link bar. All sorted
  5. HI all. Car has developed a rattle / knock from the rear left when going over uneven ground or speed humps. I have checked the shocker and it seems sound as there is no bounce, the anti roll link bar appears to be intact and it is definitely not the exhaust knocking. Any ideas guys and girls? Thanks in advance.
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    Suspension Knocking / Rattle?

    hoping its not the subframe bushes going, but don't really know what that will sound like. Rear end does'nt feel as solid as it did when going over speed humps
  7. Sounds like injectors to me. The tappety sound is the injectors knocking. Take it back and tell them to fix it, or if they gave a warranty get it to a garage and get a quote and see if they will pay. Injectors is expensive. Not worth buying the cheap recons on eBay, the nozzles ware quick and you will have the same problem again in no time.
  8. Hi all. Just had my wheels sandblasted and powdercoated and added some chrome on black gel overlays to the center caps, well happy with the results. Thought I'd post a photo of her all washed and waxed and looking good.
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    Best Back To Black Trim Product

    Feel sorry for all those people with nut allergies who happen to touch your car. lol
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    Best Back To Black Trim Product

    Wickes plumbers silicone lubricant, not permanent by any meens but brings up black trims / tyres a treat when applied with a cloth.
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    Wheels Refurbed And Looking Good

    Mmm, did think about going for red on black overlays for the wheels but the shade of red they had was a littile to light and would I think have looked a bit girly, thats why I opted for just the change to black - different but not overstated, have just ordered the same for the badges front and rear. - DMB graphics, they are very reasonable. What colour do you suggest for the calipers then Lenny?
  12. Wheels refurbed, car wahsed and waxed and looking good
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    Locking Wheels Nuts - Which Size?

    Hi Lenny. I new it would be you who came back with the correct info - A wealth of information. Thanks for the offer but have just ordered a new set of Mcgaurd's. Thanks again
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    Starter Grind

    Hi there Stewart. Please keep us updated on on your progress with this issue. I have exactly the same problem on my 52 plate. Bought the car approx 1 year ago with a new starter/dmf and clutch. It has the same issue as you have described but less frequent, it may go 6 or 8 weeks with no grind, and will then do it twice in a week. Regards Simon
  15. Hi all. Does anyone know where I can get some ford overlay stickers for my wheel centre caps? I have a mk3 mondeo zetec s with the 18inch 5 spoke alloys. Getting the alloys re-furbed and the centre caps are a bit scruffy. The guy who is doing the rims said if I can get some ford stickers for the centre caps he will spray them up for me. Have looked on eBay but they are all to small other than some domed gel badges that were a bit on the expensive side at £79. Any ideas / advice would be much appreciated. Regards Simon
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    Ford Badge Overlays

    Cheers Millsy, just sent them an email. Now wait and see what they can offer.
  17. Hi all. Does anyone know where I can get some ford overlay stickers for my wheel centre caps? I have a mk3 mondeo zetec s with the 18inch 5 spoke alloys. Getting the alloys re-furbed and the centre caps are a bit scruffy. The guy who is doing the rims said if I can get some ford stickers for the centre caps he will spray them up for me. Have looked on eBay but they are all to small other than some domed gel badges that were a bit on the expensive side at £79. Any ideas / advice would be much appreciated. Regards Simon
  18. Have a look at this item number on eBay. Should be what you need 330729807589 Regards Simon
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    Flashing Glow Plug Light

    Stoney had all 4 injectors done on mine. Unburnt / poorly burnt diesel hitting the hot exhaust comes out white/grey trust me. I had two injectors done followed by the other two about six weeks later. Spent many cold mornings holding my foot on the excelerator trying to get the engine warmed up enough to stay running, whilst choking on the clouds of smoke.
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    Flashing Glow Plug Light

    Sounds like injectors on way out. White / grey smoke is prob unburnt diesel. This is normally bad when engine is cold. As time goes on you will find it hard to start in mornings
  21. HI all. Having a problem with my iphone when plugged in to charger. I have it connected through an aux lead to the stereo which works great for the music stored on it and also with the sat nav program and as a hands free kit of sorts, only problem is when I plug it in to the charger via the cigarette lighter I am getting static feedback from the engine which increases with the engine revs. Can anyone tell me how to rectify this please. Thanks in advance. Simon
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    Help With Rough Tdci 130 Please

    I think if you have to replace an injector it's worth doing the lot. I went for just two, one that had failed and one that was close on failure. I then had to do the other two three months later. But you're injectors not functioning correctly is not going to cause loss of compression. Compression test would have confirmed this or not. In my mind that would have been the first thing to do as the rac man had diagnosed loss of compression.
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    Sat Nav

    I have my iphone in a screen mounted cradle on the drivers side, plugged in to an aux lead to the stereo. Play the music off the phone whilst the nav free is on, it fades out the music every time the sat nav gives an instruction, also fades both out if you get a phone call. - iphone mic is very sensitive but the speaker is not great, so running through the car stereo works like a hands free kit as well. Can't complain about the nav free software has got me everywhere I have wanted to go.
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    53 Plate Ford Mondeo Tdci Key Help

    WOULD STEER CLEAR OF MAIN DEALER!!! YOU ARE LOOKING AT MORE LIKE £250 FOR A KEY FOB AND PROGRAM FROM THEM. You can get the keyfob and blank off ebay for about £25, then get it cut by a local key cutter. - If you check your manual there is a way of programming keys in the car, but you must have the master key which you appear to have. Can't remember the exact procedure but is something like turn to position 2 on the ignition twice until the alarm light on clock continually flashes, then press the button on the new key fob. Check out your manual. Regards
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    Swap Radio Units Over?

    What year is your motor? I have a 52 plate and was told that you would have to change the cradle that holds the dash / ctr console to fit the sony stereo as it was fitted after 2003 and the design of the dash changed slightly.