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Paddy gti

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  1. Crankshaft Pulley

    Hi there, the pulley isnt really a service pert ergo it doesnt have a stated life expectancy like cambelts but the general consensus by people is it should last at least 70k id say it will defiantly outlast your mondeo
  2. Focus Mechanical Advice

    underneath the car near the fuel tank
  3. Paddy's gti

    Thrust bearings went in my mk4 astra estate and needed a replacement car for work a day on eBay and this came up in Barnsley £350... 1998 ford escort 1.8 Gti 2 previous owners last guy has owned it for 12 years averaging 3000 miles a year hence only having 51000 miles on the clock full service history beautiful First thing I did was a damn good clean she had been stood a while and was a tad mossy then replaced the rusty old standard backbox Deep cleaned engine bay new rocker cover Colour coded badgeless grill colour coded scuttle panel and boot handle and an audio install
  4. Paddy's gti

    not a massive update but engine wiring is near done been modifying the standard looms to tuck them out of sight for aesthetic reasons
  5. David starsmore

    hi and welcome to ford club id suggest if the wiring and fuses look good that maybe your stalk is faulty
  6. Mr

    the noise you describe could be the level adjust motor had a similar issue on my car when they break they whir constantly (if your car has adjustable height lights) park facing a wall when its dark and adjust them using the switch chances are you will only notice the beam on the headlight that doesnt whir do up / down full beam i would assume to be a stalk problem
  7. spoilers

    plenty of groups on facebook, make sure it comes off the right shape car spoilers off of 5 doors only fit the 5 door spoilers off the 3 doors only fit 3 door
  8. Stereo

    disconnect from power source and reconnect should restart it then it should begin to countdown from 1 hour
  9. Stereo

    No it's not scrap by what you describe sounds like the code has been imputed incorrectly 10 times and has now gone into higher security mode you can only put the code in after that hour countdown has ended and you only get one shot if incorrect you have to wait another hour
  10. Satnav touchscreen broken

    Hi and welcome to Fordclub, if your wish is to attempt to repair your satnav yourself the part you require that converts your touch into a signal for the unit to read is called a digitizer start your search with that though i suspect buying a replacement unit off ebay / aftermarket unit may be the final option at probably 1/3rd the cost of fords quote Paddy
  11. My focus derv

    i must say the more i see this the more im warming to that color, reminds me of the dark aubergine mk6 escorts came in
  12. two possibilities maybe the thermostat housing seal has failed, maybe the water pump is on its way out
  13. The Ford Club Random Chat Thread

    Evening all
  14. Paddy's gti

    Aux belt fitted after 3-4 attempts of remembering how it went just to get the looms back on and it's finished and time to move on to cleaning and painting the gearbox
  15. Paddy's gti

    Alternator fitted
  16. Paddy's gti

    Today's acquisition
  17. Paddy's gti

    Today's work, designed the plate to mount my coil pack in its new place and got it made up got it home and it bolted in perfectly so finished my plug leads off think it looks quite well shame it's going to be hidden at the back of the engine
  18. Bumper Protector question

    They usually are fitted / held down with 3M tape
  19. Paddy's gti

    Refurbished the AC pulley and crank pulley so they're back on all I need now is the new alternator and can get the belt on then it's time to work on the injector wiring and finding somewhere to put the coil pack
  20. Paddy's gti

    Progress has ground to a sudden halt Sunday at 8pm a gang of youths who have taken to hanging around in the ginnel that runs behind my home decided to set fire to the trees and brush behind my fence which consequently spread to my fence and almost my garage and my neighbors proprieties, nearly killing my polecats who's hutch is up against this fence i spent hours in a&e being treated for the burns i received rescuing them so my hands are just about useless put a stop to things till they heal up So I bought myself a few more 17" diamond cut rs7's to cheer myself up 8 total now
  21. Mk2 1.6 2005 PCV hose and valve

    if the valve isnt faulty id leave alone its a pig of a job and if yours only has the one pipe then thats all you need variations in engine size/spec lead to variations in the pipework setup just get the one already fitted to your car and unless you suspect a valve fault i wouldnt bother replacing just do the hose and keep motoring
  22. Paddy's gti

    Got the seals for my throttle body so got them in rebuilt and fitted it
  23. @rusen mihai ... V codes have to be done by ford they haven't released the software to the public to do v codes yet you may stand a chance on Facebook a few people seem to be able to do it
  24. Paddy's gti

    AC compressor stripped cleaned painted and refitted
  25. Paddy's gti

    Today's job done new timing belt, pulleys tensioner and water pump fitted belt guards refitted, aux pulleys need sending off and coating and need a new top belt cover as its a bit scuffed but looking like an engine again
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