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Old 04-07-2019, 06:14 PM   #11
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Mondeo got its service after work, started by draining the oil:



Whilst that was draining I changed the air filter:





Wasn’t bad as you can see! Then I changed the spark plugs, these look like they were skipped on the ore purchase service

In order of cylinder:








Always reassuring when the ones coming out match those going in:



Then came the only difficult part, some absolutely heathen overtightened the oil filter, obviously thought it was a wheel bolt

The filter pliers were crushing the filter! Had to resort to something I don’t like to do but needs must:



Hammered the screwdriver through and just about managed to get it loose! Had to hammer the handle to get it started! Gentle taps were used anxiously, I really don’t understand why you’d over tighten an oil filter, it’s more work!

Anyway, here is the state of the removed filter:



Had to apologise to a neighbour for the language when removing the filter
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:55 PM   #12
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This arrived today:



Used it to pull out some steering fluid for inspection:



Safe to say that needs changing!

Also noticed this:



Reflective finish has fallen off of on the fog lights, be something to address at a later date

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Old 21-07-2019, 09:17 PM   #13
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Noticed a large ding on the passenger rear door:



Luckily there was no paint damage but a dent right on the panel line unfortunately:



Don’t think my pdr kit will get that out, also I went round the car and addressed some other scuff, scratches and marks, including door handle recessed...
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Nothing much has been happening to the Mondeo recently, it gets driven a little and just plods through life much like any ordinary car does. Last night I started going through photos, receipts etc. and made a cost tracker for the Mondeo:



It is mainly to make sure that it is maintained in an economical fashion, unlike my own (I made one for my car too).

Hopefully some chunky updates for this car next week
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:58 PM   #15
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Did a fair chunk of work on the mondeo today, friend came down and we spent a few hours addressing a few problem areas...

Started with the number plates, obviously had these a while so it was time to finally sort them, this is why:



Ugly red border on a blue car

The world’s biggest sticky pad:



Plenty of dirt left behind:



Most of it removed:



Lovely staining of some description from the plate being there so long:



Polished:



Replacement fitted:



Front plate removed:



Started removing residue:



All cleaned up:



And fitted:



Then started on the discs and pads all around, first one started:



Lovely and crusty discs, they were all like this and heavily lipped, despite having Borg&Beck pads evidently fitted relatively recently





Didn’t get too many pictures of the rest of the work but tried to remember to take some, pads getting fitted to carrier:



Calliper puns being cleaned up:



Had to take a calliper off to rewind the piston:



Carrier being cleaned up, as I did give the brakes a quick lick of paint:



Changed all of the fluid and bled the brakes in the process:



Painted brakes behind the wheels:





The centre caps are looking a tad worse for wear, especially against the refurbished wheels:



Oddly enough, made by VW



Then it was time to rectify the gaping hole in the bulkhead, removed the lower trim, there’s an air quality sensor here, as you can see full of dust:





Cleaned it up:





Sensor very much dusty also:



Sorted that too:



Then had to sort out removing the pedals to fit the boots, couple of tricky bulkhead nuts to remove:







Then my friend was doing some major contortionist work to get under the pedals and remove them:



Then he fitted the boots:



That work made a monumental difference to the car! So much quieter and better braking feel! Was a worthwhile few hours
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:32 PM   #16
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Noticed yesterday that there was a requirement for some new exhaust rubbers, as you’ll see in the below

Old rear box one:



Old vs new:



New one fitted:



Another failed one:



Here you can see it is easily stretched:



Old one removed, nowhere near as bad as the other:



Replaced:



Much tighter, nice easy job for a change

Car is a very nice place to be now
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Blimey, I've never seen a hanger stretch like that!
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:47 PM   #18
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Blimey, I've never seen a hanger stretch like that!
It stretched much further than that off of the car, it stretched that much with the weight of a few fingers... made it a bit of a pain to remove to be honest, the hanger removal tool was a winner for sure although it wouldn’t fit in the upper space
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Noticed some heat and brake burning smell yesterday evening from the rear of the car, I drove it to a restaurant on temp insurance and noticed the brake pedal was exceptionally tight... loosened the pedal slightly and much nicer.

Also noticed the brake lights stayed on permanently! So off with the brake switch, time to reset it! Pull out the rod so it goes to full length:



Push the brake pedal in, refit the switch whilst holding down the pedal and slowly allow the pedal to return, you can hear the switch mechanism click at each point it recesses to. Quick check of the lights (had to use my screwdriver case and some screwdrivers to mount my phone showing the brake lights and record and check as I was alone). Et voila, all is well once more!
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Enjoying this thread as a real world car and a sensible list of jobs and results ...well written and photographed, keep up the good work!
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