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Old 16-06-2018, 11:16 PM   #61
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Last month saw the mondeo receive a bit of mechanical tlc. It was also MOT time and a few jobs needed doing to make sure it passed.

First up was a oil and filter change at 68027 miles.

Next on the agenda were the front brakes. I'd been getting a strange on/off sensation through the brakes when coming to a stop and juddering+steering wheel wobble at high speed braking. I figured the front discs were warped so changed these along with the pads as well.
Discs used were brembo and pads were mintex 1144.









Then it was onto the MOT jobs.

The handbrake had started to stick on causing the rear brakes to bind and cook the discs. This is a common fault on the mk3 mondeo caused by the handbrake mechanism within the calipers seizing. Replacement calipers is the only cure so refurbed oem items were purchased along with brembo discs and mintex pads. I also took the opportunity to renew the brake fluid at this point.
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Since the winter my windscreen has had a small crack in it. Then with the warm weather it decided to grow quite considerably.



I had to have the screen replaced whilst I was away as autoglass were fully booked locally. Can't complain about their service though. Very professional and no damage to the surrounding paint work.



Another casualty of the long winter was the drivers side headlamp washer which would no longer return after use. These are silly money from ford so I replaced it with a second hand item.



Silly me forgot to take a pic of it all refitted
On the subject of headlights the passenger side unit had started to fade and yellow so I removed it for a flat and polish.









Quite happy with my first attempt at headlight restoration.

So with all the jobs done I could do myself I took the car to a local tyre fitters for two new Yokohamas on the front end. Then it was off to the MOT centre where it passed with no advisories. Result
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Lovely jubbly, by far the best looking Ford Mondeo to date, keep the updates coming matey.
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Lovely jubbly, by far the best looking Ford Mondeo to date, keep the updates coming matey.
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I've neglected the engine bay recently and the polished inlet manifold has started to oxidize. So sorting that will probably be the next update along with fitting a polished throttle body I purchased a few weeks back.
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Last week after pulling into my work car park a fellow colleague kindly laughed at me and pointed out one of my headlights was pink

He wasn't winding me up either


New bulbs please



And fitted.



Much better but the right hand headlight lens has a weird thing going on.

I've just recently restored this lens and it has highlighted many tiny cracks that seem to be in the plastic if that makes sense.

Not sure what can be done about this other than replacement.
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used to have one of these although it was a 2.0 petrol was a comfy car
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