Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google Sign in with Linkedin Sign in with Microsoft

Hello! Welcome to the Ford and Volkswagen MPV / SUV Forums.
Dedicated forums for the Ford Galaxy, S-Max, C-Max, B-Max and Kuga.
User groups for the SEAT Alhambra, Volkswagen Sharan, Touran, Tiguan and Touareg!

Owners Forums for Ford and Volkswagen MPVs / SUVs

Ford Galaxy S-Max C-Max B-Max Tourneo Connect / Volkswagen Sharan Touran Tiguan Touareg Caravelle / SEAT Alhambra Alteca 

 Mk1 and Mk2 VW Sharan  Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Galaxy  Mk1 and Mk2 SEAT Alhambra  Ford C-Max B-Max  VW Tiguan  VW Touran  Mk3 Ford Galaxy  Mk3 VW Sharan  Mk3 SEAT Alhambra  VW T4 T5 Caravelle Transporter  Ford Tourneo Connect  VW Touareg

Advert:


Recent Forum Topics:

Google Translate:

Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra Forum:

Author Topic: Are these 'quirks' normal?  (Read 5953 times)

Offline insanitybeard

  • Greetings from Mr Chick!
  • *
  • Posts: 2427
  • Thanked: 71
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: '54 130ps TDI Ghia
  • First Name: Paul
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Are these 'quirks' normal?
« on: February 26, 2014, 02:00:52 PM »
Hello all,
             Just wondering if a couple of things can be classed as normal behaviour for an older Galaxy with a few miles under it's belt? Feedback would be appreciated!

My 1.9 TDI on a '54 plate has covered about 85k, and since I've owned it I've wondered about a few things.
 
Firstly, my gearchange from 1st-2nd (it's a 6 speed manual box) is a bit notchy, especially from cold. I suppose if it's done a lot of it's miles around town in the hands of previous owners this could be the reason, just normal wear and tear, I'm planning to change the gearbox oil in due course to see if this helps, but just wondering if this is a common feature with these boxes once they've done a few miles? On a few occasions when driving (not just with 1st-2nd gearchanges) it's not gone in to gear fully and the gearstick has been slapped back into my hand, I think it's possibly because I've not been positive enough with my gearchange but it doesn't seem like the smoothest 'box I've ever used! Maybe the intermediate shaft splines are a bit worn, will check this when I change the inner CV boot on the offside in due course, but I have noticed that somebody has previously taken the trouble to grease the splines because there is no rust staining in the area around the intermediate shaft joint. The clutch and DMF were apparently changed a few thousand miles ago. Is it possible that the gear cables have been disturbed and not correctly set back up?

Secondly, starting. I think the battery my Galaxy has fitted to it isn't in the best of health, it doesn't sound that energetic on cranking so maybe that's the problem but the startup just doesn't seem very positive, it's generally not too bad from cold or when being restarted from full operating temperature, but it can chug over a fair bit if I do a short trip from cold and then go to restart it before it's fully warmed up. There was a fault code relating to the MAF sensor but it runs fine, no lack of performance so could that have any bearing?

  Thanks for any thoughts!

            cheers
« Last Edit: February 26, 2014, 02:02:01 PM by insanitybeard »
Always learning..... Often by mistakes!

Offline Chrispb

  • Mindsaysyesbodysaysnono
  • *
  • Posts: 3024
  • Thanked: 112
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 52reg TDI 115 Ghia
  • First Name: Chris
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 03:48:55 PM »
I'm sure I've seen it noted before about the gearchange being notchy most of the time, even the MK3 I find you have to be assertive with it or you'll get the kick on your hand.

Is it a reoccurring code on the MAF

Cranking speed obviously will affect an immediate start but if the battery was failing would think the initial cold start would suffer first 
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline Mirez

  • Pondering the next mod...
  • *
  • Posts: 3658
  • Thanked: 143
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 03 115PS Ghia
  • First Name: Mark
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 05:12:48 PM »
Yeah its been noted on nearly all VW forums that this box isn't great for smooth shifts or sporty changes. Its obviously ratio-ed differently but its essentially the same box in the Bora, Golf and Passat. Mine is very much the same (as was my last Gal) so its very much the norm and whilst I did change the gearbox fluid around 2 years ago (which did improve things at the time) its gone a little notchy again - albeit only in sub 2*c temp. There is a lot of talk on other Vdub forums about changing the fluid to completely different spec'd stuff which apparently fixes the issue entirely - I'm just not sure at the moment that I want to change away from the official recommendation.
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline insanitybeard

  • Greetings from Mr Chick!
  • *
  • Posts: 2427
  • Thanked: 71
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: '54 130ps TDI Ghia
  • First Name: Paul
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 06:25:40 PM »
Thanks Guys, the MAF fault code (short circuit to battery positive) is recurring, when I got my buddies down at my old Ford dealership to program new keys backalong they checked/ cleared fault codes and this one returned, like I say it seems to run fine and no loss of power or black smoke that I can detect, what are the usual symptoms of MAF failure on the TDI? I had an instance the other night when it started from cold ok, drove a short way, stopped and parked (on a hill but plenty of fuel in the tank), went to start it again and it needed several cranks before it fired up. Also, when it does start it seems to splutter as it fires up, it's not 'clean' if that makes sense.

One other 'quirk' I meant to mention earlier (which I've seen on several other cars I've owned/used) is that the fuel gauge drops slowly/progressively for the first half a tank from full, then seems to drop more quickly for the last half a tank, quickest of all as it nears empty- is this par for the course?! My last car did this, not from new but once the miles had clocked up a bit.

  Thanks again!
« Last Edit: February 26, 2014, 06:28:45 PM by insanitybeard »
Always learning..... Often by mistakes!

Offline Mirez

  • Pondering the next mod...
  • *
  • Posts: 3658
  • Thanked: 143
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 03 115PS Ghia
  • First Name: Mark
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 06:46:56 PM »
MAF failures on the TDI generally cause a big loss of power - with it feeling more like a DI then a TDI!

Have it scanned for faults again (I'll be down your way next weekend I think if you want to meet up) but a MAF isn't likely to cause spluttering.

Fuel gauge is perfectly normal for most cars and is all down to the shape of the tank - nothing more :)
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline insanitybeard

  • Greetings from Mr Chick!
  • *
  • Posts: 2427
  • Thanked: 71
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: '54 130ps TDI Ghia
  • First Name: Paul
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 06:59:16 PM »
Thanks Mark,
                     Regarding the fuel gauge, interestingly with my old Ford Ka (I owned it from new), when it was new the gauge would drop progressively across the entire range to empty but as it got older, it was progressive down to about 1/4 tank and dropped like a stone after that!

Hm, I wonder what the spluttering is to do with. A mate I used to work with said he thought it could be air in the fuel lines, the fuel filter is on my to do list, maybe that will help. As a rule, does the TDI when in good order with a good battery start up quickly and cleanly?
Always learning..... Often by mistakes!

Offline Chrispb

  • Mindsaysyesbodysaysnono
  • *
  • Posts: 3024
  • Thanked: 112
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 52reg TDI 115 Ghia
  • First Name: Chris
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 07:41:45 PM »
Paul
Am surprised you don't have your own VCDS lead

May be worth doing some live data see what the MAF's doing
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline SilverBeast

  • *
  • Posts: 497
  • Thanked: 14
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: '05 TDI (130) Ghia
  • Region: Yorkshire
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 08:19:27 PM »
Mine has always had a very notchy change from 1st to 2nd (I got it at about 83k - miles not pounds :)) particularly when cold. I have just adopted a more relaxed driving style (no bad thing!) and take more time with my gearchanges changes.  It gets better once warmed up but is never brilliant.  I have replaced the gearbox oil within the last year and it didn't make any difference. Done around 30k with it so far and it's not changed so living with it. I may adjust the selector cables at some point as it should be quick (and free!) and see if that makes a difference.

Fuel guage is the same and has been on last three cars (Mini Clubman Estate, Vauxhall Cavalier, Volvo V40).  I think it's a "feature" that makes you think you are running out faster as you get close to the bottom of the tank so you fill up and don't run out.

Starting problems. Check your Engine Bay Fuse Box / Battery Junction Box and check it isn't overheating see here for details --> https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/ford-galaxy-reference-library/battery-junction-boxauxiliary-fuse-box-repair/

Offline bigjeeze

  • *
  • Posts: 330
  • Thanked: 3
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 03 Tdi Ghia Auto
  • Region: South of England
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014, 09:58:16 PM »
Yes I would say so.  My MK2 has 213k odd on the clock ( I have had it from new) and it has always had a notchy 1st to 2nd change - and yes it does improve when warm. The Fuel gauge is exactly the same as you mention - but once the fuel light comes on it will go for 100 miles plus - but I have never let it run dry.
On the Square

Offline gregers

  • *
  • Posts: 1711
  • Thanked: 12
  • Model: Transporter
  • Spec: vw t28 camper
  • First Name: greg
  • Region: East Midlands
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 10:13:18 PM »
just dont park on a severe camber,or it wont push the fuel up to start.
no ive never done that honest :-[
vw t5 camper van.
reality is for people with no imagination
rip dad 21/12/10
rip mum 3/5/16
rip bruv 11/5/17
The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline barlidge

  • *
  • Posts: 140
  • Thanked: 2
  • Model: Sharan Mk2
  • Spec: 2.0TDi 2007
  • First Name: Bruce
  • Region: East Anglia
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2014, 11:18:50 PM »
151k and another +1 for a little notchiness and the occasional jump back although I also suspect its probably the gear shift thats been a bit shy, as above it improves as it warms up.  As I tow a caravan I did replace the fluid at the beginning of last year with the genuine stuff, iirc about £60 worth from fords but can't say I noticed much improvement.

Also did the clutch/flywheel late summer but I was a little lazy with the cables and just unclipped them and clipped them back on when done, its on my list of jobs to do this year to look at the adjustment procedure to see if it makes any improvement.


Offline insanitybeard

  • Greetings from Mr Chick!
  • *
  • Posts: 2427
  • Thanked: 71
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: '54 130ps TDI Ghia
  • First Name: Paul
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2014, 11:34:31 PM »
Thanks for the input everybody! At least that puts my mind at rest that I'm not in imminent need of a gearbox rebuild! Will change the gearbox oil anyway, it can't hurt and it's not like it'll get many changes in it's lifetime! At least you get a proper drain plug on the 6 speed, my l'il Ford Ka only had a filler/level check plug!

Can any TDI owners just confirm if the engine startup is normally quick and clean from hot and cold?

Chris, I will pick up a cable at some point, It was only when I read this forum I learned that the home user was able to perform diagnostics with VAG-com , shame Ford doesn't provide an equivalent for their vehicles!
Always learning..... Often by mistakes!

Offline barlidge

  • *
  • Posts: 140
  • Thanked: 2
  • Model: Sharan Mk2
  • Spec: 2.0TDi 2007
  • First Name: Bruce
  • Region: East Anglia
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2014, 11:40:04 PM »
First start of the day always seems to turn a little slow, even if it only runs for a couple of minutes and then restart or starting at any other time through the day absolutely fine.  3 yr old Bosch battery.

Offline Chrispb

  • Mindsaysyesbodysaysnono
  • *
  • Posts: 3024
  • Thanked: 112
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 52reg TDI 115 Ghia
  • First Name: Chris
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2014, 02:02:21 AM »
Thanks for the input everybody! At least that puts my mind at rest that I'm not in imminent need of a gearbox rebuild! Will change the gearbox oil anyway, it can't hurt and it's not like it'll get many changes in it's lifetime! At least you get a proper drain plug on the 6 speed, my l'il Ford Ka only had a filler/level check plug!

Can any TDI owners just confirm if the engine startup is normally quick and clean from hot and cold?

Chris, I will pick up a cable at some point, It was only when I read this forum I learned that the home user was able to perform diagnostics with VAG-com , shame Ford doesn't provide an equivalent for their vehicles!
Have owned all the Mk's in diesel and have allways started first turn in any temperature and no misfire.
I did have an occation of twice a flat battery on the MK2 with over indulgence of the independent heating it now has the type 017 battery 100amp/hr which is the largest that fits the carrier.
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline i7555p

  • *
  • Posts: 24
  • Thanked: 3
  • Model: Galaxy Mk3
  • Spec: 2008 1.8TDCi
  • Region: South East
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2014, 12:54:04 PM »
With regard to starting, my 1999 1.9 TDI with 130k miles was getting a little sluggish at starting, I took the starter motor to bits expecting that one brush might be worn too much and making poor contact, it looked ok to be honest but I replaced because I wanted to do it before it let me down. 
The new one made a vast differnce, it spins the engine much faster and it always starts straight away, I don't bother waiting for the glow plugs unless it's around freezing.

Regards

Ian

Offline insanitybeard

  • Greetings from Mr Chick!
  • *
  • Posts: 2427
  • Thanked: 71
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: '54 130ps TDI Ghia
  • First Name: Paul
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2014, 02:17:09 PM »
Thanks for the input everybody!

Regarding the starting, it's not like I have to sit there cranking it for 10 seconds or anything like that, it usually starts within a couple seconds but when it does fire it splutters into life and seems to be harder to start when slightly warm, it's the spluttering that makes me think something's not quite right somewhere..... I'll change the fuel filter and see if that helps, normally I would have thought about changing the glow plugs except it seems to start better from cold! Otherwise I might try a substitute battery and see if that makes any difference. Will check the engine compartment fusebox connectors as well, I've had a brief look and the box hasn't melted yet, will take a closer look at the crimp connectors for corrosion and damage.
Always learning..... Often by mistakes!

Offline Chrispb

  • Mindsaysyesbodysaysnono
  • *
  • Posts: 3024
  • Thanked: 112
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 52reg TDI 115 Ghia
  • First Name: Chris
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2014, 03:07:29 PM »
regarding the fuse box, if the crimps haven't been soldered before carefully place your thumb on the crimp after 5 mins with the engine running, any signs of warmth will mean a resistance is building up you can also probe voltage at the battery, the link wire to the box, alternator lead, supply to central fuse box.
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline i7555p

  • *
  • Posts: 24
  • Thanked: 3
  • Model: Galaxy Mk3
  • Spec: 2008 1.8TDCi
  • Region: South East
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2014, 01:14:11 PM »
I had an unusual problem starting my Mk1 when it was new to me (6months old) it sometimes took ages to start mostly when it was warm.  It turn out that the fuel pipe rubber coupling at the injection pump end had a cut in it for some reason on the underside.

My 7 year old (at the time) noticed air bubbles rushing through the transparent section of pipe, it surprised me that the engine seemed to tolerate this.  However after it had been stood the fuel fell back leaving a growing air bubble. In the mornings I couldn't see any bubbles because it was all air!  I don't know why this made it harder to start when warm than cold but it did.  Fitting a new pipe cured it.

Regards

Ian

Offline insanitybeard

  • Greetings from Mr Chick!
  • *
  • Posts: 2427
  • Thanked: 71
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: '54 130ps TDI Ghia
  • First Name: Paul
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2014, 11:52:22 AM »
Whilst doing some work on the car the other day I took a look at the engine bay fusebox and the alternator cable terminal is certainly showing signs of getting hot and the plastic fusebox in the vicinity of the cable terminal is a little melted so that's another job to add to the list!  ::)  Still, at least that's easily sorted, the other things I'm trying to put right are a bigger headache unfortunately!  :'(
Always learning..... Often by mistakes!

Offline Chrispb

  • Mindsaysyesbodysaysnono
  • *
  • Posts: 3024
  • Thanked: 112
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 52reg TDI 115 Ghia
  • First Name: Chris
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2014, 12:12:03 PM »
That's it we're all going to be worrying now what the bigger headache is :)
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline insanitybeard

  • Greetings from Mr Chick!
  • *
  • Posts: 2427
  • Thanked: 71
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: '54 130ps TDI Ghia
  • First Name: Paul
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2014, 01:04:04 PM »
You asked for it! How long have you got?!  ;)

Basically Chris, I bought a Galaxy that has had a previous smack on the nearside front (as a former mechanic I should have been more careful, the telltale signs were there when I viewed the car before buying but I dismissed them as minor, rose tinted specs to blame!)  :-[ The car has been badly repaired, glitzed up on the outside but hiding a multitude of sins underneath.

 The nearside chassis leg has a buckle forward of the gearbox mount which has been bodged up with loads of black 'crud', the extension arm off the chassis leg where the wing mounts has been crumpled and bodged, these issues can be sorted but the biggest issue is that the front panel doesn't line up properly- the end plates where the front crash bar bolts to have been given a good hammering (especially the nearside one), but I think when the vehicle was 'repaired' the end plates (or at least the nearside one) were removed for whatever reason and when it was put back it was put back a) skewed and b) too far 'out' from the end of the chassis leg, as a result the front panel doesn't seat back far enough on the nearside to line up with the top mounting bolt for the front panel that sits at the base of the wing, and it has to be 'forced' into place.

 As a result, the misalignment makes the bumper hard to install (which is itself broken on the mountings and the reinforcement behind- it's not original and incorrect for the vehicle), and the headlight doesn't sit properly etc etc...... I got a correct good secondhand front panel and set about changing it over the other day- it was a catalogue of errors, the original front panel was incorrect (it was for either an earlier model or 90/115 PS model with different radiator/ intercooler mounts) so to make it fit the 'repairers' snapped off the top intercooler mounting lugs and cut the panel at the bottom so the air con pipe could pass through and therefore avoid degassing the air con system so the panel could be changed!

I've got the replacement front panel in (and a secondhand replacement intercooler with intact fixing lugs!), but cracked it by forcing it into place (I had hoped some of the misalignment issues had been caused by the incorrect and broken panel being distorted out of shape but obviously not!). The new panel is still better than the old one even if it has cracked in a couple places- at least the intercooler, radiator etc are properly supported now unlike before! What a job, the threads for the crash bar bolts all stripped, things having to be forced to line them up..... trying to get it back together last night nearly brought me to my knees....!

So, I'm not sure what to do. I like the car, it's in nice condition inside and apart from the crash damage, and I've invested far too much time, effort and money putting it right and doing other things to throw the towel in, plus I don't have the money to go and get another one! If I can find a decent bodyshop to do the work I hope it can be sorted properly. Just a bit fed up with it at the mo, I'll have a breather for a few days and come back to it with a clearer head, also, it's running minus A/C condenser so I've got that to face yet!
« Last Edit: March 15, 2014, 01:09:46 PM by insanitybeard »
Always learning..... Often by mistakes!

Offline Chrispb

  • Mindsaysyesbodysaysnono
  • *
  • Posts: 3024
  • Thanked: 112
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 52reg TDI 115 Ghia
  • First Name: Chris
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2014, 02:46:07 PM »
Phew, I'll rest easy now knowing all that.
Joking aside if the rest of the car is in good nick and you want to keep it I'm sure a good body repairer could sort it.
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline insanitybeard

  • Greetings from Mr Chick!
  • *
  • Posts: 2427
  • Thanked: 71
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: '54 130ps TDI Ghia
  • First Name: Paul
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Are these 'quirks' normal?
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2014, 06:04:03 PM »
For your amusement, pictorial evidence of the skill and craft of some so called vehicle 'repairers'. Obviously not wishing to degas the air con when installing the replacement front panel, they decided to save some trouble by cutting the panel so the air con pipe could simply be slotted through the gap on installation. The subsequent addition of a strip of metal and a load of black s@£t held the cut bottom section of the front panel up to the top part.

 What you have to bear in mind is that the cut lower portion of this panel has the mounting bracket for the intercooler on it, which on the 130ps (which mine is) and 150ps TDI versions the intercooler bolts to (the 90 and 115ps versions are slightly different), and the radiator, fan and condenser all bolt to the intercooler in turn, so this piece of excellence had to support the combined weight of all four units on the driver's side mounting point. Furthermore, because the secondhand front panel the repairers installed was not correct for the 130ps model (the top mounting points for the intercooler are different), they elected to just snap the locating lugs off of the top of the intercooler and just use a few cable ties. Nice!
Always learning..... Often by mistakes!

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Latest
0 Replies
3006 Views
Latest December 03, 2012, 09:37:27 PM
by Kdence
5 Replies
8253 Views
Latest February 02, 2018, 06:59:28 PM
by Daza101
3 Replies
1065 Views
Latest February 06, 2018, 04:10:24 PM
by Mirez

Advertisement: