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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  1. Mike DriveTribe

    Mike DriveTribe

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

    • bullet1984


      21 päivä sitten

      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

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      @Rekuzan Rikudo nooo i just started to forget that song

    • minor makes mocs

      minor makes mocs

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      @Rekuzan Rikudo probably

  2. Andrei Arama

    Andrei Arama

    3 päivää sitten

    Old times,no clutch down to start the engine

  3. Panaceias Úberes

    Panaceias Úberes

    6 päivää sitten

    Trip-hop music makes everything better...

  4. Ryan Beckman

    Ryan Beckman

    7 päivää sitten

    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.

  5. Burger Place

    Burger Place

    10 päivää sitten

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

  6. C J

    C J

    10 päivää sitten

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

  7. Christopher Wright

    Christopher Wright

    12 päivää sitten

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

  8. TheFreakonhell


    14 päivää sitten

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

  9. KarlosH


    17 päivää sitten

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

  10. Mat Davies

    Mat Davies

    18 päivää sitten

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

  11. Groovy Tirma

    Groovy Tirma

    18 päivää sitten

    When is Ep 4 coming out!!

  12. Beat Therapy

    Beat Therapy

    23 päivää sitten

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

  13. Andrei Verdes

    Andrei Verdes

    29 päivää sitten

    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!!!

  14. Dr Evil

    Dr Evil

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    Finish the car and i'll buy it

  15. myke venable

    myke venable

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  16. Zh Z

    Zh Z

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    An test drive video please

  17. Ryan Mason

    Ryan Mason

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    I really really want this treatment on my 220.

  18. Google Account

    Google Account

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    Sounds strong

  19. Rs500ybd


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    Ford Should have built a Mondeo ST V8

  20. Mohamed Gamal

    Mohamed Gamal

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    Ineed car like this

  21. Matthew Popple

    Matthew Popple

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    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

  22. Daniel Wareham

    Daniel Wareham

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

  23. Jeff Banks

    Jeff Banks

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

  24. niqhtt


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

  25. Civil Corner

    Civil Corner

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    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 😊

  26. HondaMan Vtec

    HondaMan Vtec

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    👑 👌👌

  27. Vladesculos


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

  28. Marco van de Velde

    Marco van de Velde

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    Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  29. Александр Соболь

    Александр Соболь

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    Taurus and Fusion: we are a joke for you?

  30. threej44


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    Contour, lol

  31. Fernando Garcia

    Fernando Garcia

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

  32. jack warren

    jack warren

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

  33. Christopher Burke

    Christopher Burke

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    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!

  34. Walter Burton

    Walter Burton

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  35. GYM JUNkiE

    GYM JUNkiE

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    Dont let hammond near this one we all know what will

  36. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

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    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.

  37. Chris Dempsey

    Chris Dempsey

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

  38. Joshua Chen

    Joshua Chen

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

  39. sADYc


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    Sounds absolutely amazing!

  40. Samuel Jack

    Samuel Jack

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

  41. Nick Taylor

    Nick Taylor

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    Man I'm so glad you addressed #silgate

  42. Sven Rocho

    Sven Rocho

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    Die könnten mein auch restoriren

    • Sven Rocho

      Sven Rocho

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      Wo ist den diese Werkstatt

  43. Here lie’s Naif

    Here lie’s Naif

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    I expected a Dacia Sandero

  44. Nickolai


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    Are you deliberatly trying to hide the sponsorship?

  45. Kevin Isaac

    Kevin Isaac

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    That’s going to look amazing 👍👌

  46. Sean Phillips

    Sean Phillips

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    I thought it was the st220 that they loved ??

  47. Yonno Yostaferson

    Yonno Yostaferson

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

  48. Jay ST220

    Jay ST220

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    I want you to rebuild my Mondeo ST220

  49. Ryan Hoffmann

    Ryan Hoffmann

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    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!!

  50. David Beese

    David Beese

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    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

  51. John Keen

    John Keen

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    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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  52. ujhagyma


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    This is a miracle! 😍😍😍

  53. clutchez alex

    clutchez alex

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    Will we be told the total cost of this?

  54. indobleh


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  55. Jérôme Debuisson

    Jérôme Debuisson

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    Amazing work!

  56. Cameron Zimmerman

    Cameron Zimmerman

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    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?

  57. phatphred


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

  58. lu tomson

    lu tomson

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    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.

  59. James Horseman

    James Horseman

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

  60. Alex


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    Im confused, this doesnt look like a dacia sandero.

  61. J666


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    Project 2000 sitting in the background 👀

  62. Fire Blade

    Fire Blade

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  63. Liam Benning

    Liam Benning

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    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 😁

  64. David Elliott

    David Elliott

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    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.

  65. David Elliott

    David Elliott

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    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.

  66. Dennis Askew

    Dennis Askew

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  67. pete b

    pete b

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

  68. Wesley Tseng

    Wesley Tseng

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    What a beauty! Loved seeing the progress on this.

  69. Martin Paoloni

    Martin Paoloni

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    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!

  70. Gooner29


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

  71. Freedom Freedom

    Freedom Freedom

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    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

  72. K H

    K H

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    Where's the costings tho?? 🤣

  73. John Elbers II

    John Elbers II

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    I can't imagine the cost of this precision

    • Mij R

      Mij R

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      Broke thinking about it

  74. Mathew Mepham

    Mathew Mepham

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    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.

  75. BlueSupreme


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    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.

  76. Ted st220

    Ted st220

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

  77. JayEmmCornish


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

  78. yamaha 72

    yamaha 72

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    👍👍 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.

  80. Man_Born_ Free

    Man_Born_ Free

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

  81. Jon B

    Jon B

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

  82. Akshay Mahesh

    Akshay Mahesh

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    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!

  83. Eric Hoover

    Eric Hoover

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    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

  84. Ovenman940


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

  85. Jordan Mccreight

    Jordan Mccreight

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    Butterfly valves and it shows the intake/exhaust valve 🙈

  86. Paull Hart-Tahi

    Paull Hart-Tahi

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    Does anyone know the sound track @ 12:53?

  87. CaddyCodShots


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

  88. Curtis Webster

    Curtis Webster

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    Hammond takes it on a test drive. Crashes.

  89. Cameron Mulloy

    Cameron Mulloy

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

  90. Ricky Dub

    Ricky Dub

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

  91. Tawny Gahu

    Tawny Gahu

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

  92. Cameron Mulloy

    Cameron Mulloy

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    looks beautiful! Glad I found madford on twitch!

  93. Tripp Rogers

    Tripp Rogers

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    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 “

  94. Tripp Rogers

    Tripp Rogers

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    “..that wuz loofleh.”

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  96. Peter Nicholls

    Peter Nicholls

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    The. Comments!

  97. #GlazersOut


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

  98. Matt Shepcar

    Matt Shepcar

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    superb audio.. :yes

  99. Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks

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    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

  100. freadwest


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