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Resident Wrestling Legend
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How are your splash shields attached to your cars?
Mine doesn't quite look like this here (from catcar)

There are 5 square holes for Item 14 on the cross member - it's a red plastic clip thing. BUT! There are only 3 holes on the aft edge of the shield (one at each end and third in the middle). The shield has a large semi-circular cut out around the other two, you can't screw it down.
Items 4, 12 & 13 seem to be shown incorrectly too. They are all upside down for a starter.
Where items 4 (which looks like a plastic screw and an explanding plastic sleeve), there are metal screws and metal nut plates (looks like Items 13) (which is clipped on the bumper)
Items 12, are Torx 30 screws, going on to the red plastic clip (Item 14)
Items 13 - I don't know where this came from.
The crossmember has various holes in it to take the red plastic clips
You then use the screws to fix through the bumper undertray to these
The front and sides of this undertray fix to the bumper and inner wheel arches
Don't do them up too tight but do nip them up
The extra holes are there for the much larger second underengine cover to fit into
I might have pics somewhere showing this
Once you see it it will all make sense
 

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Also, the diagram is very confusing
5 and 14 are correct
4, 12 and 13 aren't
 

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my poor ST TDCI is going to the big car scrapyard in the sky :(

my mate who I sold it to wrote it off last night, its in a mess and hes lucky he wasnt injured, from front to back all along the passenger side is totalled. The amount of money I sank into that car and he had it less than 2 months and now its dead, its not even my car anymore and I'm gutted.
 

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my poor ST TDCI is going to the big car scrapyard in the sky :(

my mate who I sold it to wrote it off last night, its in a mess and hes lucky he wasnt injured, from front to back all along the passenger side is totalled. The amount of money I sank into that car and he had it less than 2 months and now its dead, its not even my car anymore and I'm gutted.
Holy cow hope he’s ok,, I know how you feel I felt like that when I scrapped the 170 😢
 

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A bit drama with refilling the cooling system etc.
at first it was leaking from the water outlet going to the thermostat. That lasted about an hour but later on the hose eventually seemed to have settle, maybe something to do with re-forming itself onto the new hose tail.
The hose looked ok but then I couldn't be bothered with that one, having the worst access.
Will go for a proper drive tomorrow and see how it goes.
The other issue I came across was the fan controller - I think I might have messed something up, so it kicked in around 90 but wouldnt cut out by 80. And as you know Mondeo fan doesn't bring the temperature down much below 80, so it was running constantly. (Of course if the engine is shut off for long enough it goes below 70 ish and all is well but you can't do that in real life driving)
 

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no leaks i could see today so im happy.
fan kicks in 98 and does cut out at low 80s so hopefully it stays that way. the adjusting screw seemed a bit loose so i melted candle wax over.
 

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I checked the continuity for the extra thermo fan controller sensor (200F on, 185F off (93C on, 85C off)).
It was still showing continuity at 70C on the dash diagnostic display. I'm inclined to believe the additional sensor is a dud one, quite pissed off about it actually.
When it stops raining I'll do a proper check exactly when it kicks in and turns off (not that it matters).
 

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You’ve transplanted a chrysler 7.2 V8 in the car, what do you expect ! 😁

I normally do something on mondrog everyday, weather dependant, but now covid has stopped me in my tracks. It’s been confirmed and I feel like I’m experiencing the worst hangover with flu. 😩

I’ve not been out at all, but my daughter has. She works in a primary school where she picked it up from one of the little ones. To reduce risks, she isolated in her bedroom, wore masks etc. but......hey, it happened.

She apologised to me. I told her that there was nothing to apologise about. I think teachers of these young ones are one group of fantastic people, who have a high risk of covid due to the nature of their job.
 

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Flippin 'eck! let's hope it doesn't end up as long covid for either of you!
 
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You’ve transplanted a chrysler 7.2 V8 in the car, what do you expect ! 😁

I normally do something on mondrog everyday, weather dependant, but now covid has stopped me in my tracks. It’s been confirmed and I feel like I’m experiencing the worst hangover with flu. 😩

I’ve not been out at all, but my daughter has. She works in a primary school where she picked it up from one of the little ones. To reduce risks, she isolated in her bedroom, wore masks etc. but......hey, it happened.

She apologised to me. I told her that there was nothing to apologise about. I think teachers of these young ones are one group of fantastic people, who have a high risk of covid due to the nature of their job.
Best wishes to you all.
 
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Mosquito
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Thanks Ray and Nicam.

Ironically, I tested positive on the day that my booster was due !

None of us should relax or let our guard down with this virus. Eliminate or reduce risks, where possible. It has no respect for whoever it infects, young or old.
 

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You’ve transplanted a chrysler 7.2 V8 in the car, what do you expect ! 😁

I normally do something on mondrog everyday, weather dependant, but now covid has stopped me in my tracks. It’s been confirmed and I feel like I’m experiencing the worst hangover with flu. 😩

I’ve not been out at all, but my daughter has. She works in a primary school where she picked it up from one of the little ones. To reduce risks, she isolated in her bedroom, wore masks etc. but......hey, it happened.

She apologised to me. I told her that there was nothing to apologise about. I think teachers of these young ones are one group of fantastic people, who have a high risk of covid due to the nature of their job.
my wife works in a school and the lengths they go to are fairly extreme
i'm also the h&s governor for my school so i have to go through 50 odd pages of rules regarding covid rules
having had covid, and still suffering the after effects nearly a year later, the only advice i can give you is to take paracetamol for the pain and keep hydrated, they are the most important things you can do as a loss of appetite and the meds means you don't got for a poo and then everything starts to go wrong
i was off for nearly 11 weeks so it was the big end, plus i had a few days in hospital on Christmas day and boxing day that i don't recall at all so it was very very bad
my wife got ill a few weeks later, then was the same as me for a couple of weeks, then got better again really quickly so it's really hit and miss with the lengths of being ill
i wish you a speedy recovery and hope that you don't suffer any after effects, my smell/taste is yet to return
and remember to hydrate take paracetamol and rest, you may wake up full of energy but as soon as you use it up you feel drained again
the mondeo can wait :)
 

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Mosquito
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Dojj,

I thank you so much for your advice. Im so happy that both yourself and your wife have mainly got through this virus, but realise, like you say, there can be lasting effects. Mate, you’ve put a up great fight and still fighting 👏 your words give me encouragement at a time when I’m finding it difficult, just to get out of bed, let alone having the motivation to do anything.

All I can say is that I’ve had the two vaccines and still, it has knocked me sideways. Your right, it’s a bit hit and miss long term and much like yourself, will have to deal with it as and when.

I hope you and your wife have had your boosters and if not, have been booked in.

I apologise to everybody for going off subject.

My main concern now, is my wife, living in a house with two positive covid persons !

Dojj, keep on making me laugh, I find it the best remedy for all what life throws at you 😁
 

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Wondering why you needed to jack the car up that high? :D
 
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