Davie's french attraction.

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I think the 16v 138 maybe does have Steve. It came ok after switching off and restarting it. I was going to do a BSI reset when changing the battery but used jump leads from the terminals to our spare escort. I've not tried the c5 yet with the smaller battery in. I just started it and then stopped it again. It might still not be working lol.

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Just went to the shop. C5 is fine. But cold lol

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Davie, it might be worth checking the power steering fluid level. On the 407 with the 138 HDi I'm told by a knowledgeable owner it is very critical and the fluid must be exactly at the line.

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Horrid weather here today so nowt done car wise. Escort did not start it needs a battery. The new one that is in the c5 which is working perfectly even though it's too small will go in to it and a new one the right size into the cit. We have a set of other alloys with decent winters for the escort so I'm going to use it for a winter hack. Winter grips and a heater lol. Far better than a c5 (NOT)[emoji50] [emoji35] [emoji12] [emoji1]

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I spose I better say doc nae happy enough to let me back to work, even part time. He says I have to walk more than a mile with no discomfort before he will consider it. That's going to take time then. I can walk to Kerri's house, it's all downhill about 0.3 of a mile but struggle home. So I'm as much use as a certain fiesta I know of with a knackered engine, which is going to get something done to it in the spring. And as far as we can make out its never been done. Remember I have an almost obsession with a v6 and I know of a v6 mondeo St 220 with a knackered shell but good mechanically which is probably heading this way much cheapness. Going to need someone good with a cutter a welder and with electrics but with a complete donor car could be doable. Maybe not mot for road use, we shall see but it will be a spring time project. I just wish it was a c2 and pug 406 donor!

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daviemck2006 wrote: Remember I have an almost obsession with a v6 and I know of a v6 mondeo St 220
8-[ phew for minute I thought you after hijacking the engine friendly ok the pug :twisted:

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Ahh well, best listen to the man of medicine then Davie...

We all have a V6 obsession on here and a very nice obsession to have too..

I've been in a Mondy ST220. They go well...

In what way is the shell bad? Rust or accident damage?

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I've not seen it. It's an mot failure needing welding. That's all I know. I've found a performance specialist who will put the v6 into the fiesta at mates rates so he will have the kudos of being the first to do it. Time will tell. The mondeo is T reg done 106000 with fsh. If it gets done it will be interesting. Then it will get done matt black plasti dip. It could be fun!

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I would arrange for an immobiliser keypad system to be fitted as well, with the added functionality of individual pin numbers, and a governor function on Shauns' pin!

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Yes restricting it to 3000 revs!

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Or 40mph!

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A V6 ST220 engine in a Fiesta should be VERY interesting Davie :-D

I'd be worried on acceleration it might leave the rear end of the car behind... Like in that film, details of which completely escape me now, where the car splits in half and the driver continues to drive just the front of it amid a shower of sparks...

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A View to a Kill, where James Bond (played by Roger Moore) was driving a metallic blue Renault (in Paris, near the Eiffel Tower) that separated into two halves.

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Thanks James :-D

I'm terrible for remembering anything about films :roll:

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Poor Renault 11! It didn't deserve this;

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