Mark M

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  • First Name
    Mark
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  • Ford Model
    Mondeo Mk4 2.5t - Bluefinned aww yeah
  • Ford Year
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Sussex

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  1. A two and a half year old battery really shouldn't be draining that quick though 😉
  2. Hate to say it but the Mk4 is quite notorious for battery issues - https://talkford.com/community/topic/196899-ford-mondeo-flat-battery-syndrome/ A few suggestions are made but mostly it's suggested the problem is something not shutting down properly, usually the stereo and/or the Bluetooth module, others have mentioned leaving the cartridge in the CD Autochanger caused it.
  3. You can format any stick up to 32GB with FAT32 using Windows 10 (and going back to 98se as far as I remember). If you want to store an individual file on that 32GB stick that is more than 4GB in size then you have issues and would need the likes of exFAT and NTFS. Your issue, as you have found, is formatting a 64GB stick to FAT32 is not so straight forward but is indeed needed for the Mondeo.
  4. £138 😯 £45 for Lemforder bushes £125 for a proper tool to change them -£100 for selling a proper tool to change them A couple of hours on axle stands and done for another 100,000 miles for half that price 👍
  5. The trailing arm bushes are actually quite a common failure for the mk4 so wouldn't worry about them at all. I replaced mine myself, about £40 for the bushes but the special tool needed for it was about £130. Once I fitted the bushes I sold the tool on again for £110.
  6. The 1.5 did come in both 150 and 182, Mrs has the 182 version in her 17plate Kuga. As for the differences, sorry don't have a clue. But it wouldn't surprise me if it's exactly the same engine but with a different map on it. I seem to recall the 2ltr diesel in the Galaxy also came in 3 different power outputs but was an identical engine mechanically just a different map.
  7. The problem is the stereo is no longer talking to the car so the dashboard won't display any radio info because it doesn't know the radio is there. As for why that's happened I don't know, I see you've tried pulling the radio fuse but have you tried disconnecting the battery itself for a few minutes?
  8. Sorry, misinterpreted what you said originally. No, I'm not on LPG so can't help you with that or info on the valve recession.
  9. I've done a few tweaks to it - RamAir Pod Filter Elevate Focus ST225 Top Pipe Airtec FMIC Scorpion Downpipe Scorpion Cat Back Exhaust ECV Valve LUK Focus RS DMF + Clutch Kit Bluefin Stage 2 Bluetooth + USB mod Convers Mod NX Mod Sports Rear Diffuser Sports Top Front Grill Sports Bottom Front Grill Sports Fog Lights Sport Pedal Covers Dark Ice Designs Auto Lift Boot Struts Dark Ice Designs Bonnet Rams Dark Ice Designs Short Shift Kit Auto Mirror Mod Interior LED Conversion Nextbase 402 and 512 Dashcams 295bhp & 330ftlb of fun, but can still give 38mpg It's alright I suppose 🤣🤣🤣
  10. Can't answer on the valve seats but with 135,000 miles on mine I've got no problems. 260bhp will make very short work of the stock clutch, but a Focus RS DMF and clutch will bolt straight in with no problems at all. Will also take over 300bhp all day long.
  11. Oh my, I get between 20-25mpg around town in stop-start traffic but 30-35mpg if on a motorway cruise (38mpg if I drive very sensibly) But, that's with a 295bhp 2.5t petrol. Honestly thought that the 2.2tdci would have been far more economical.
  12. If you look at the lower screw just above it you will see a black plastic release tab. Squeeze it and the wiring block will pull back and off the bulb. With that out the way you can swap the bulb and then slide the wiring block back on to the bulb. You'll see the silver plastic prongs help line the block up when you slide it on.
  13. A-pillar just pulls off, start at the very top and just pull. You probably have a yellow plastic strap that will hold the trim to the car though, this will slide out of it's mounting on the trim which you can then pull upwards out of the dashboard. When refitting you will find it easier to pull off the rubber door strip first, locate the trims two legs in the dashboard, reconnect the plastic strap, line it up and slap it back on. Rubber strip will then just push back into place. The glovebox is 4 torx screws which are in the corners when you open the lid. Inside on the roof of the box are 2 10mm bolts which also need removing. Once all those are out you can carefully pull the glovebox out of the dash remembering to unplug the wiring for the light at the front edge, the wiring for the AUX connector at the front side, USB on the right side if you have it and the airbag deactivation plug on the rear left side. Refitting is just a reversal remembering to plug in the wires as you go and make sure the metal clips the torx screws go into are lined up. With those out the way you can easily get a GPS cable down the A-pillar, underneath the glovebox (don't go over it as you could easily crush the cable) and behind the ashtray area. From there it can be fed through up to the stereo area.
  14. It's the same on the earlier models too, it's the cover for the adaptive cruise control radar.