Restoring the car that Clarkson, Hammond and May all love | Ep.3

It's time top start rebuilding Mike's beloved Ford Mondeo ST200, with the 2.5-litre V6 now gleaming and the body ready to receive a whole bunch of refreshed and renewed parts. This thing is going to be an absolute minter!

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  • Mike DriveTribe
    Mike DriveTribeMåned siden

    Thank you all for watching, if you fancy watching some behind the scenes from this episode, here's my own little video:

  • bullet1984


    19 dager siden

    How much would this type of restoration cost out of curiosity

  • Mark Buckman

    Mark Buckman

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    Awesome job Rough ball park figure how much would that cost to have that extent of work done. Thanks

  • Aspyr


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    Hoping to get some help from fellow car guys. I've had an Opel Astra H for a long time, it had issues with EGR, kept choking regardless of how clean it was, couldn't fix it so I bought a newer car, a Nissan Qashqai, same issue, but even worse. I'd like to know if anyone can help me figure out how to bypass this or fix it or replace it with a better filter, or modify the filter somehow, I don't know what to do, please guide me, I'm tired of going to the mechanic EVERY OTHER DAY, any help is appreciated. Thanks

  • Honda S800

    Honda S800

    Måned siden

    @Rekuzan Rikudo nooo i just started to forget that song

  • minor makes mocs

    minor makes mocs

    Måned siden

    @Rekuzan Rikudo probably

  • Andrei Arama
    Andrei Arama2 dager siden

    Old times,no clutch down to start the engine

  • Panaceias Úberes
    Panaceias Úberes4 dager siden

    Trip-hop music makes everything better...

  • Ryan Beckman
    Ryan Beckman5 dager siden

    So weird watching this series. The US equivalent Ford Contour was so unpopular. Im almost convinced it was worth the money to restore it.... almost.

  • Burger Place
    Burger Place8 dager siden

    @mike what did you use the Halfords rattle cans for???

  • C J
    C J8 dager siden

    Can anyone live with a standard balance?! I literally can't drive without a road force balance.

  • Christopher Wright
    Christopher Wright10 dager siden

    0:07 is that a Ford Sierra Cosworth Sapphire in moonstone blue. Brilliant cars

  • TheFreakonhell
    TheFreakonhell12 dager siden

    I'd like to know, how much all that did cost in the end!

  • KarlosH
    KarlosH15 dager siden

    I always wanted an ST200 Mondeo ! I did have a 1.8L at one point, but it's not quite the same !

  • Mat Davies
    Mat Davies16 dager siden

    This series is great but it seems rushed - I would like to see all of the work in 10 parts not just 3.

  • Groovy Tirma
    Groovy Tirma16 dager siden

    When is Ep 4 coming out!!

  • Beat Therapy
    Beat Therapy22 dager siden

    Theres one of these on Ebay for 13k right now. Crazy

  • Andrei Verdes
    Andrei Verdes27 dager siden

    I own an MK1 94' with a 1.8TDI, and I'm dreaming for about 10 years to do a restoration like this. This is so cool!!!

  • Dr Evil
    Dr Evil28 dager siden

    Finish the car and i'll buy it

  • myke venable
    myke venable29 dager siden


  • Zh Z
    Zh ZMåned siden

    An test drive video please

  • Ryan Mason
    Ryan MasonMåned siden

    I really really want this treatment on my 220.

  • Google Account
    Google AccountMåned siden

    Sounds strong

  • Rs500ybd
    Rs500ybdMåned siden

    Ford Should have built a Mondeo ST V8

  • Mohamed Gamal
    Mohamed GamalMåned siden

    Ineed car like this

  • Matthew Popple
    Matthew PoppleMåned siden

    Used to have a r plate st24 saloon in panther black best car I ever owned never should have let her go she was still going strong with 400k on the clock but rust got the better wish I had kept her and done this

  • Daniel Wareham
    Daniel WarehamMåned siden

    When is the next episode? Want to see the completed car. Very interesting series

  • Jeff Banks
    Jeff BanksMåned siden

    "ok, Grab your driveshaft"...matron!

  • niqhtt
    niqhttMåned siden

    Was there really no 3 angle valve job? Or some basic port cleaning?

  • Civil Corner
    Civil CornerMåned siden

    Please make one more video on this wherein you driver it out of the shop and do a little bit of driving on roads. It would be awesome to watch this machine breathe 😊

  • HondaMan Vtec
    HondaMan VtecMåned siden

    👑 👌👌

  • Vladesculos
    VladesculosMåned siden

    Lots of impact driver, not so much torque wrench ....

  • Marco van de Velde
    Marco van de VeldeMåned siden

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  • Александр Соболь
    Александр СобольMåned siden

    Taurus and Fusion: we are a joke for you?

  • threej44
    threej44Måned siden

    Contour, lol

  • Fernando Garcia
    Fernando GarciaMåned siden

    Americans: "wait you guys are getting ford hatchbacks?"

  • jack warren
    jack warrenMåned siden

    Having been born 1990 I do like seeing this era of motor get restored. Makes you feel old though 😭

  • Christopher Burke
    Christopher BurkeMåned siden

    So satisfying to see the (mostly) finished product! Didn’t care for the music choices for what it’s worth. Thanks for the fun little series following this car!

  • Walter Burton
    Walter BurtonMåned siden


  • GYM JUNkiE
    GYM JUNkiEMåned siden

    Dont let hammond near this one we all know what will

  • Jeff Lee
    Jeff LeeMåned siden

    That car is sweet, the Contours weren't super popular here, kinda wish they were. I always liked the SVTs. Also the drive train in my F250 is massive, that one is normal size.

  • Chris Dempsey
    Chris DempseyMåned siden

    Such a shame they have discontinued the mondeo. Delighted to have recently picked up one of the last st mondeo st's

  • Joshua Chen
    Joshua ChenMåned siden

    15:38 pure joy. That's a great restoration!

  • sADYc
    sADYcMåned siden

    Sounds absolutely amazing!

  • Samuel Jack
    Samuel JackMåned siden

    My Dad had an ST200, an ST24 and a ST220. Seriously reminiscing right now!

  • Nick Taylor
    Nick TaylorMåned siden

    Man I'm so glad you addressed #silgate

  • Sven Rocho
    Sven RochoMåned siden

    Die könnten mein auch restoriren

  • Sven Rocho

    Sven Rocho

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    Wo ist den diese Werkstatt

  • Here lie’s Naif
    Here lie’s NaifMåned siden

    I expected a Dacia Sandero

  • Nickolai
    NickolaiMåned siden

    Are you deliberatly trying to hide the sponsorship?

  • Kevin Isaac
    Kevin IsaacMåned siden

    That’s going to look amazing 👍👌

  • Sean Phillips
    Sean PhillipsMåned siden

    I thought it was the st220 that they loved ??

  • Yonno Yostaferson
    Yonno YostafersonMåned siden

    When you said porsche derived V6 it reminded me of another NOprojects channel.....

  • Jay ST220
    Jay ST220Måned siden

    I want you to rebuild my Mondeo ST220

  • Ryan Hoffmann
    Ryan HoffmannMåned siden

    Having owned a 2000 SVT Countour (the US version of this car), I cannot tell you how many times I have dreamed of doing this to the car. They are so underrated. Thank you for this series!!

  • David Beese
    David BeeseMåned siden

    I feel an opportunity was missed to upgrade certain elements, improved brakes, new coilovers, polybushing, upgrading the power from the engine too. It looks lovely, but I think more could have been done.

  • Kieran Pons

    Kieran Pons

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    Agree and disagree, its a hard one, I have one and I just had to add a straight through exhaust but the car really dousnt cry out to be modified. ford got it right.... apart from the brakes. modified examples do normally look distasteful and it just becomes a shame. morette lights :( :( yuk

  • David Beese

    David Beese

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    @Christy Cullen yeah but that’s a bit dull. OEM+ is better. Lots of latent potential in the car if some imagination had been shown.

  • Christy Cullen

    Christy Cullen

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    They want to restore it, not upgrade it. It's a nut and bolt restoration. Everything goes back to stock

  • John Keen
    John KeenMåned siden

    those 18" rims on Mondeo, if they are 17" then how did you managed to get PS4S as they are only available 18" and up?

  • Kieran Pons

    Kieran Pons

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  • ujhagyma
    ujhagymaMåned siden

    This is a miracle! 😍😍😍

  • clutchez alex
    clutchez alexMåned siden

    Will we be told the total cost of this?

  • indobleh
    indoblehMåned siden


  • Jérôme Debuisson
    Jérôme DebuissonMåned siden

    Amazing work!

  • Cameron Zimmerman
    Cameron ZimmermanMåned siden

    did anyone notice that the "butterfly valves" they were cleaning were actually the engine valves (poppets) not the throttle plates... or was that just me?

  • phatphred
    phatphredMåned siden

    In the USA, slicks don't have any tread. Those aren't slicks.

  • lu tomson
    lu tomsonMåned siden

    Lacquer? in the engine bay and trunk? perhaps thats just a term but lacquer paint does not last vs other types..perhaps it means shiny?

  • Michael


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    Lacquer is clearcoat in the states, its to protect the paintwork.

  • James Horseman
    James HorsemanMåned siden

    Talks about butterfly valves, proceeds to show us a totally different valve as the before to the actual butterfly valve after, nice editing

  • Alex
    AlexMåned siden

    Im confused, this doesnt look like a dacia sandero.

  • J666
    J666Måned siden

    Project 2000 sitting in the background 👀

  • Fire Blade
    Fire BladeMåned siden


  • Liam Benning
    Liam BenningMåned siden

    Hammond may and Clarkson all agreed the estate was the best car. I have one so if you want to redo this rebuild with the correct car give me a shout, I'll gladly let you rebuild mine. I'll just take it back after though 😁

  • David Elliott
    David ElliottMåned siden

    I would love to see a bypass oil filter. They put 10% of the oil flow through an ultra fine sub-micron filter so the oil is always polished clean.

  • David Elliott
    David ElliottMåned siden

    For anyone in the Burton-on-Trent / Derby area CJ Ward enamelers are a top team for powder coating. The metal is phosphate primed before the powder goes on. They are also great for alloy parts. Ive not been paid to say this.

  • Dennis Askew
    Dennis AskewMåned siden


  • pete b
    pete bMåned siden

    Great work from all the team, but I'd love to know the final price!! 🤠

  • Wesley Tseng
    Wesley TsengMåned siden

    What a beauty! Loved seeing the progress on this.

  • Martin Paoloni
    Martin PaoloniMåned siden

    I LOVE how this is coming along! That paint job in the engine bay and the boot shows how much this people care about cars!

  • Gooner29
    Gooner29Måned siden

    i'd never touch halfords mobile anything - shame shame we know your overcharging game - go with a local trade

  • Freedom Freedom
    Freedom FreedomMåned siden

    Can you recommend where I can buy same set of fuel injectors?

  • Mad Ford Engineering

    Mad Ford Engineering

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    I got them from the states via ebay

  • K H
    K HMåned siden

    Where's the costings tho?? 🤣

  • John Elbers II
    John Elbers IIMåned siden

    I can't imagine the cost of this precision

  • Mij R

    Mij R

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    Broke thinking about it

  • Mathew Mepham
    Mathew MephamMåned siden

    Never been a lover of fords. However ever since the st range started and I got to drive the mondeo I got the bug for them. Got to say I love this car and that engine is a beast.

  • BlueSupreme
    BlueSupremeMåned siden

    It’s crazy to me how similar the Mondeo is to the contour. Because I own two, I recognized just about every part shown.

  • BlueSupreme


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    @Kieran Pons Not entirely bud. One is right-side drive, one is left side drive. ;) I was only surprised since Europe has different regulations and thought there was going to be some differences because of those two factors.

  • Kieran Pons

    Kieran Pons

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    its because it is the same bud.

  • digitalrailroader


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    basically the closest thing to a Mondeo ST200 that we got in the US Was the SVT Contour.

  • Ted st220
    Ted st220Måned siden

    Do you fancy doing up my st220 after I don't mind loosing it for a bit 😂

  • JayEmmCornish
    JayEmmCornishMåned siden

    I'd so love to have this treatment done to my ST220. The last decent Mondeo made in my view.

  • yamaha 72
    yamaha 72Måned siden



    👍👍 The early Duratec 2.5 were just rebranded Mazda L engines, like in the second generation Ford Probes? What is the redline on these Ford Duratecs? Does it scream like the Mazda 2.5 V6 from 1993 to 1998 Ford Probe GT? Just wondering. Thank you



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    Mazda KL Engines I mean.

  • Man_Born_ Free
    Man_Born_ FreeMåned siden

    It should never see tarmac again ... off to storage And trailered to shows only

  • Jon B
    Jon BMåned siden

    Have air tools had their day in the modern garage? Every tool I saw was battery driven.

  • Akshay Mahesh
    Akshay MaheshMåned siden

    Mike, this is brilliant and I hope you ensure the new paint is fully protected against the environment with a full wrap in Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating!

  • Eric Hoover
    Eric HooverMåned siden

    Anybody know where i can get the spring compressor at 11:15?

  • Mad Ford Engineering

    Mad Ford Engineering

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    Amazon 70 quid

  • Ovenman940
    Ovenman940Måned siden

    There's so much meaning packed into the Mondeo being cancelled. Cheap saloons no longer being viable and the death of the 'mondeo man'.

  • Jordan Mccreight
    Jordan MccreightMåned siden

    Butterfly valves and it shows the intake/exhaust valve 🙈

  • Paull Hart-Tahi
    Paull Hart-TahiMåned siden

    Does anyone know the sound track @ 12:53?

  • CaddyCodShots
    CaddyCodShotsMåned siden

    Top job , wish my old ST200 limited edition could av got this treatment.

  • Curtis Webster
    Curtis WebsterMåned siden

    Hammond takes it on a test drive. Crashes.

  • Cameron Mulloy
    Cameron MulloyMåned siden

    Mike's face when the Ford fires up, really says it all!

  • Ricky Dub
    Ricky DubMåned siden

    The luckiest Mondeo and luckiest Mondeo owner in the country 👌🙂

  • Tawny Gahu
    Tawny GahuMåned siden

    lacquer is clear-coat, for those that were as confused as me.

  • Cameron Mulloy
    Cameron MulloyMåned siden

    looks beautiful! Glad I found madford on twitch!

  • Tripp Rogers
    Tripp RogersMåned siden

    Ian looks AND SOUNDS an AWFUL lot like Seamus from the Grand Tour segment where James has to drag the land anchor thru the mud for a “score “

  • Tripp Rogers
    Tripp RogersMåned siden

    “..that wuz loofleh.”

  • XL1200C2004
    XL1200C2004Måned siden


  • Peter Nicholls
    Peter NichollsMåned siden

    The. Comments!

  • #GlazersOut
    #GlazersOutMåned siden

    Book it in at a ford dealer film the techs reaction to a vehicle inspection

  • Matt Shepcar
    Matt ShepcarMåned siden

    superb audio.. :yes

  • Chris Hicks
    Chris HicksMåned siden

    4:46 - not to be pedantic...but you could of set a camera up, recorded all the work and played at 32x the speed 👍 awesome work and rebuild

  • freadwest
    freadwestMåned siden

    Love the Ruff engineering made easy flag in the back ground 😀