Sunday, 5 June 2016

Ford Kuga Mk1 2.0 TDCI : replace front brake pads /new mcgard locking wheel nuts / stainless steel wheel nuts

Cars mileage today was 79263 miles



See an earlier post where I originally replaced the discs and pads with Ford OE items from a Ford dealer on ebay

http://johnoldfield.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/ford-kuga-163-20-tdci-diy-replacing.html?m=1

Old oe pads lasted 35000 miles
Discs were fine, so only pads needed replacing



Note, that these are Brembo pads, not Ford OE but are supposedly of a better than OE spec



Old vs New




Locking nuts replacement

Ford OE had rusted.
Have used McGard before and they are the locking nuts guru's


£37




Wheel nuts replacement

The Ford OE wheel nuts are 2 piece with a stainless cap and steel body. These quite quickly degrade and the cap falls off, leaving a rust head (that isnt the OE head size)

The Kuga forums provided a great alternative. Get full stainless steel wheel bolts that include a stainless washer

16 x ALLOY WHEEL NUTS WITH FLOATING WASHERS FOR FORD (28MM WIDE) M12X1.5 [N1]

from this ebay shop
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/tech_world_direct/?ssPageName=ADME:::GB:1181

£20




With new bolts all round it all looks nice and clean :-)

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Goodbye pilot Super Sport, hello pilot sport 4 PS4

Inner edges worn to canvas
Did xxxxxx miles

Would replace like fir like but pss costs and availability getting crazy now.  £165 per tyre

PS4
New tread depth 7.0mm
Cost
Event Tyres

Monday, 18 April 2016

Ford Kuga mpg update 40.3mpg 507 miles

Shell vpower diesel.  Over 500mls on a tank is great news

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Edition 40 gti

http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/about-us/news/683