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Mondeo Breaking - Engine

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Tesla, 23 Jan 2006.

  1. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,404

    Location: Bristol, UK

    I have been informed that the 2.0l Zetec in my Mondeo is quite popular with kit car enthusiasts?
    My engine has covered 93k with about 60k of that guaranteed motorway miles (likely to be the majority of that). It has new belts fitted all round and runs smoothly and quietly, regular servicing etc...

    I have been thinking of ways to dispose of the chassis of the car and basically bits I don't remove.

    Dad came up with a good idea of selling the engine with the chassis. It saves me the time of having to somehow remove the engine (dont have a hoist) and also the cost in getting the chassis removed.

    I would be willing to sale the engine for cheap if they took the "remains" of the car away too. I doub't they will be able to drive it onto a trailer as I am looking to sell the alloys.

    I have no idea where to market the engine and "remains" or indeed how to word it.

    So any advice or light you can shed on this matter would be much appreicated.

    Regards,

    Chris
     
  2. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 16,651

    Location: Devon

    You won't find many people willing to take an entire car with no wheels just for the engine, especialy as the Mondeo is not a suitable donor for any kits that I know of. 1.8 and 2.0 Zetec engines can be had for £100-£200 anyway, and most people will just want the engine, no gearbox, driveshafts etc.
     
  3. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

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    Location: Bristol, UK

    Maybe I should resort to plan B which uses a 9inch angle grinder then...
     
  4. SB118

    Sgarrista

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    Location: "Sunny" Plymouth

    big grinder works, but don't forget to use the thinner discs ;)
     
  5. Ollie's Gadgets

    Hitman

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  6. penski

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    Nobody will beak it for you.

    It IS a very desirable engine right now - stick it on throttle bodies and standalone management with a decent fannymould and you're looking at the fun side of 220bhp.

    9" grinder, breaker bar and socket set. Get stuck in.

    I've disposed of a land rover by shuttling it in bits to the dump in the back of a Golf.

    *n
     
  7. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,404

    Location: Bristol, UK

    What would be the best way to get an engine to Denmark?
     
  8. Lashout_UK

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Mar 2004

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    Location: SE England

    Have to be pallated, crated then shipped by a shipping company. Bit of work, I would have thought.....

    Plenty of people here looking for Zetecs, although don't expect much for it, don't go to the hassle of sending it abroad :D
     
  9. Tesla

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol, UK

    A 2nd hand Zetec costs £1100 in Denmark WITHOUT gear box...

    What sort of cost is involved with shipping? How is it arranged?`
     
  10. Lashout_UK

    Capodecina

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    Costs, not sure - find a shipper in the yellow pages :p

    Can't argue with the hike in profit for the hassle of shipping, I guess! :D
     
  11. olv

    Soldato

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  12. DezUk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Sep 2003

    Posts: 2,346

    Location: Scotland

    Hey tesla are you still selling bits of the car ?

    I was looking for the screws that hold the door cards on and some screws for all the paneling in the boot.
     
  13. Jonny69

    Man of Honour

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    What's up with bunging it on eBay with a collection only?
     
  14. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,404

    Location: Bristol, UK

    I dont have a hoist to get it out of the car.

    Door card screws will go with the door cards but which boot screws did you need?

    I registered on that locost site but got no password email so cannot login to post :(
     
  15. Adam

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Hire a hoist for the weekend from http://www.hss.com/

    Im not being funny but if I was buying an engine from someone who can't even remove the engine from the car and wants to sell the entire car with it, I would be extremely worried. Looks pretty unprofessional on your part.
     
  16. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,404

    Location: Bristol, UK

    This isn't my profession though?

    Why would you be "extremely worried"?

    I am breaking my own car as it's a Cat B write-off.
     
    Last edited: 19 Feb 2006
  17. energy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Oct 2002

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    Location: Chingford

    Try www.fordmondeo.org forums - there is a market place section.

    As mentioned, Denmark is expensive for cars (a mk1 Mondeo will set you back around 2k I hear), just take care of how you will recieve payment due to all these scammers about.
     
  18. Tesla

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol, UK

    Thanks, I have been a gold member for quite some time under the same name as on here :)
     
  19. MuvverRussia

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Cardiff/Coventry

    probably a good idea to get the engine out, as has been said hire a hoist for the day and job done :)
     
  20. Adam

    Sgarrista

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    But you are selling an item to someone therefore your professionalism (spelling?) is important. If you had the choice of buying from someone with the engine removed from the car or someone unable to remove the engine and therefore requiring you to remove the entire shell, which would you take? It just comes accross as a bit unproffesional and amatuerish which could make people question the history of the engine etc.