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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Here is my Kuga, 2013 2.0 TDCI 4x4 auto.
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First job that needs doing is :
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Disassemble the rear to fit a new towbar !
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I went for a swan neck with a dedicated 13 pin electrics,
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Bumper back on !
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It's a straightforward job to do!, other than the little black clips for the mud flaps !
All back together and check all the lights and rear park sensors !,
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The 13 pin socket is fitted, but I'll connect them tomorrow!.


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The kuga is running great,
Just done a service, oil & filter, fuel filter & air filter.
No difference to servicing the Mondeo ! Other than the fuel filter being under the bonnet ????.

I didn't get much of a service history with the car,
So I've just changed the the auto transmission oil & filter !.

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The oil looks dirty in the bucket !
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But it wasn't too bad!, so has been changed at some point !

The filter was black, so it's doing it's job.
It was a genuine ford one too !.

New tyres next !


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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Quick update,

New tyres are on!

Thought I would give the calipers a clean & paint !

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They were not to bad, just light surface rust
Quick clean & rub down, then 2 coats of hammerite Matt silver paint !

Forgot to take a picture before I put the wheels back on ????

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Next will be new timing belt & water pump,
Then get the wheels refurbished!

Thanks Steve


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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Not much to report, the kuga is running & driving great!.
Had the timing belt, water pump & auxiliary belt done @116000, just done oil & filter change.

Towed my caravan for the first time with the kuga, didn't even feel like it was there ! Awesome drive to north wales stayed for a week !.

Other ford related news, her in doors car, a green KA aka the snot bubble.
Have just change the thermostat housing because it had a leek!

Just as well the plastic was so brittle, it was breaking apart like room temp chocolate! If that makes sense!

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Notice the seal has expanded so cause of the leak! ?

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New one came complete, new thermostat, temp sensor & gasket!

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All running great now !

Other car related stuff, my daughters car non ford ????,
Came up with a misfire on cylinder 3, so swapped the coil packs around & it still came up number 3!
So change the plugs !

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All 3 were the same ! Wow ????


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