Jethro_Tull

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About Jethro_Tull

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  • First Name
    Gerald
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  • Ford Model
    Fusion Zetec Climate
  • Ford Year
    2006
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Northamptonshire
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  1. Jethro_Tull

    Plastic Side Window Panels

    Mine is still on its originals, which is good going. If I ever needed to fit new ones I'd use Sikaflex, then they wouldnt be going anywhere. Ever. Handy tip - Fiesta MK6 items are identical, which widens the purchasing availability. They're prone to falling off the MK6 as well.
  2. I believe it's underneath, close to the tank, but I'm not certain . Memory is hazy.
  3. Try a massive dose of fuel system cleaner. BITD my Bothers XJ6 had a slight misfire and I couldn't get a grip on it. 4 bottles of Redex dumped in the tank as a last resort and a dozen miles later it was cured. If that doesn't work, throttle bodies and throttle pedals can go bad on them. Also check the compression, check you haven't got a burned valve or some such.
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    New clutch and dmf fitted

    Most definitely not used. Dig deep enough and they list parts for a Fusion 1.25, that was never made for any market.
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    Overfilled oil by dealer

    Could be, could be. How would you prove it without spending a load of cash on oil analysis though? Perhaps a dealer to avoid in the future?
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    Overfilled oil by dealer

    Most dealers meter in the oil, which (assuming the old oil was properly drained out) is more accurate than the dipstick. 5w20 is one of the recommended grades for your engine. Nothing to worry about.
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    New clutch and dmf fitted

    Nope. Neither Ford or PSA used a DMF on the DV4. Ditto the DV6 90, although some more powerful versions of the 6 did.
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    clear rear light units?

    Greetings Richard. I'm not aware of any having ever been produced for the Fusion.
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    Strange whine noise under acceleration

    Whining noise under acceleration. Mother in Law?
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    How long do you keep your car for.

    Yes, I been divorced. Going from a Boxster S to a Fusion taught me a lesson on several levels.
  11. Jethro_Tull

    Forscan lead

    I like to grab them by the hair and stamp on the accelerator. On a serious note, is Forscan worth getting hold of?
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    Fiesta Mk6.5 - rust

    It would seem that mine didn't get the memo.
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    New clutch and dmf fitted

    No Fusion had them. If yours has one then it's had a box and flywheel transplant from another vehicle.
  14. Jethro_Tull

    1999 mondeo ghia x

    It's an old car with a big engine, not a good combination. On a sale to a regular buyer maybe £500. To a Ford enthusiast who hankers after such a machine maybe £1500-2000. Insurers will only ever give you book value, which is very poor (CAP only goes back to 2003, and the equivalent model in above average co edition is only listed at a mighty £150). You can get an agreed value policy, but on a 19 year old car they're unlikely to accept that it's especially valuable and will want some kind of proof, such as an owners club valuation etc, if you're trying to insure it above book. Best bet is to enjoy it yourself, take good care of it, and keep it going for future generations to enjoy.
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    Fiesta Mk6.5 - rust

    12 years on my Fusion, no bodywork rust at all. The underside is good, although it has been Waxoyled twice since new. Seems Ford don't make them like they used to. Grind it backmto white metal, rust kill it, and as it's out of sight you could paint it with the closest match hammerite. You can't leave the bare steel once it's been treated as it will sump,y rust again - it needs to be painted or sealed.