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  1. Mechanical (Mk2 Focus)
    Hi everyone, The swirl flaps of death are marching :) I got the manifold opened and checked the flaps and they are wearing out, especially the one on the right port. Obviously, Im not gonna buy new manifold from the dealer - so instead I was planning to get just the flaps(god knows where) or...
  2. 1.8L / 2.0L Duratec Petrol Engines (Mondeo Mk3)
    Did my video on the flaps: By the way a good chunk of the communal knowledge presented in this vid come from this forum, so credit to all those who came before, you know who you are :first: I made a separate video on removing and reinstalling the manifold itself, see here...
  3. 1.8L / 2.0L Duratec Petrol Engines (Mondeo Mk3)
    Hi all, I have recently bought Mondeo 1.8 SCI (petrol). Soon after I have discovered some kind of rattling coming from under the bonnet - have asked my local mechanic + researched net to find out that it might be inlet manifold flaps that needs to be changed. I have also found that because of...
  4. 1.8L / 2.0L Duratec Petrol Engines (Mondeo Mk3)
    Hi, I have a 2001 Mk3 Mondeo petrol that has done nearly 70k. It is in great nick but..... about a week ago I have noticed a rattling coming from the engine ONLY at idle and ONLY when the engine is hot (not mildly warm, but hot). The rattling is irregular and sounds kind of like you are shaking...
  5. Air-Con / Heating (Mk3 Mondeo)
    Have taken off two of the motors to check the flaps are working correctly, after lack of heating. Although I noted the position of the motors, I heard the flaps move as I was removing them. Does anyone know if it is critical the flaps are in the correct position when refitting the motors? Or do...
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