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  1. I swapped my x-type for an XF this week. Nothing wrong with x-type but decided I wanted an automatic. Looks like I will be also moving to the XF forum. Good luck everyone, I learned a lot from the threads. ken
  2. Did some long distance motorway driving last week. Couldn’t believe it when the car returned 51 mpg. The hub must have been sticking for last few years - no play at all in it, just an intermittent squeak.
  3. Wheel bearing didn’t have any movement up/down or side/side. It just made a high pitched noise when going round a right turn corner. I think the grease was overheated when my calliper jammed last year. Drove 1000 miles since and mpg now up to 45 mpg from 35. 🙂
  4. After my incident with the security post I have now replaced or repaired the coolant hoses and the guard underneath. Then a wheel bearing rear passenger side decided to make noises. All sorted now 🙂 torx screw heads were badly rusted and had to grind them off. Welded nuts to the remaining studs and they came out after applying heat to the hub carrier.
  5. I have identified the long pipe that goes to the heater booster. I really need help with the pipe that I have arrowed . It sits beside the inter cooler pipe.
  6. I saw something similar during the troubles here. A car drove over an automatic bollard at a checkpoint and got impaled - complete writeoff. I’ll take photos in the daylight and post them. 2 pipes/hoses are damaged. The long one running past the catalytic converters has a hole in it - there seems to be a clip missing to hold it up. the other pipe is a solid piece that runs under the engine towards the radiator. Hopefully someone will be able to help me identify them.
  7. I saw something similar during the troubles here. A car drove over an automatic bollard at a checkpoint and got impaled - complete writeoff. I’ll take photos in the daylight and post them.
  8. Today I installed a nice fold down security post. Reversing over the post in my nice x-type sport I heard and felt impending disaster. The post caught and ripped off a coolant pipe while damaging a second. No idea what the part numbers are - definitely coolant. If I post photos tomorrow would it be possible for someone to tell me what to order. The underbody shield was hanging down a bit and must have caught and lifted to post. Ps my wife thinks I am a plonker for creating this mess. ken
  9. At that price you couldn’t go wrong
  10. Hi Rich, I have it all aligned now. Just drove 600 miles and no sign of uneven wear so far. I had a good look at all the bushings on the old control arms and they all shows signed of being slightly perished. I took the car to a professional to realign the suspension after I replaced all the control arms and it was worth every penny. I really like your parts diagrams - is it possible to purchase this software? Ken
  11. My 2007 2.2 D estate hit a pothole and smashed front spring with thrust bearing on passenger side. Replaced them but noticed serious swaying at rear with massive wear on insides of rear tyres. Slip test showed 11m slip per Km to the near side. Suspension tests showed up fine. Adjustment of toe was not improving things and mechanics said to get rid of it. Anyway I am stubborn so replaced all control arms in rear and now slip reduced to 1 m per Km. running tests on road now to check wear. Confused as to how the alignment could be so difficult to adjust without replacing the arms and yet they all appeared in good working order.
  12. Be interested to see if Dyno reading has improved much
  13. Years since I heard that song 🙂
  14. Problem solved with a bit of epoxy resin to stick the trim on
  15. Haven't been on for a while - really busy at work. Anyway I had fun with a big pothole - smashed front passenger spring and thrust bearing as well as knocking out the alignment of my suspension by bending the antiroll bar and a couple of drop links. Almost have it all fixed now - some of the Potholes around here are as big as Iraqi tank traps. It could have been much worse if I was going a bit faster 🙂 Apart from that the x-type is going nicely