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  2. Major Update! Since the car was in the crash I haven't been really fit enough to give car a good clean etc but had first wash at end of January. So now that I can clean it. I thought to start again so I called a favour with a friend got gearbox replaced and left Bluefin behind and went for REVO! so after a service I called up and got an appointment and OMG WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Bluefin is good but.... Bluefin is really good but all power was low down so when changing gear the car wanted to rev further hence why I think it chewed up my Synchro and I don't even drive my car hard. It broke leaving traffic lights after a long motorway journey back from ford fair lol With Revo its has totally changed he car! the power comes from the start if you wanted to but if you drive normal it will be very smooth and lovely under 2k revs the cars giving me a extra 3mpg! but when you want power your off! The car really flies with the power at your will! the car is really smooth and now with engine and exhaust note changed it sounds like a proper car! When going in the car needed a update as it was running a standard map from 2012! There was a dip in the power as you will see from the graph. After remap the line was a little wobbly at places but it smoothed out as he had to update old map it forgot my 99ron and mods but standard car was running 131bhp! that is 8bhp more than standard with mods and premium fuel! STANDARD MAP (Look at that poor DIP! ) Remap and Standard car Car now running 167.8BHP with 142.8WHP with 199LB-FT torque (269.8NM) the guy did suggest i got a Intercooler to keep temps down which I am currently going to do. the graph did get smoother but this is only graph i managed to get after it all but being around 167BHP is good for me! On the graph it is standard car and remap. Trying to keep updating my project page :)
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  3. My daughter just bought herself a Fiesta ST yesterday not red but the same spirit blue as my old one To say she's chuffed would be an understatement
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  4. I can concur with pretty much everything written here, and I'm only 21... I've always had a very mature mentality, and unfortunately my body is (prematurely) catching up. The joys!!
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  5. My thoughts shadow Ian's comments on this one. I don't know your personal situation or financial circumstances and neither am I about to question it but I personally find it absolutely mad that anyone would go through with the sale of a diesel car knowing fine well it's been misfuelled. The worst has yet to come from this problem. I wish you the best of luck dealing with it in the future and actually proving who is at fault as they will wash their hands of it and blame something else.
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  6. Hey everyone, I've just realised I've never posted pics of my car, so here she is. 1.8 Sea grey Titanium I came close to purchasing a black titanium, but then this one came in the market and colour swung it for me, plus the added bonus of it running 18's too. I had to replace the rear boot handle as the clips had broken and a new 1.8 badge as the one had fallen off 🙈 and a new reversing light as the numpty who owned it before me couldn't wire one in to save his life. Im not gonna go crazy on mods, I've done that on my last two cars, do this one is gonna have more subtle ones. So far Scuff plates and genuine mats all the interior lights apart from the glove box lights have been changed to led. Additional boot light too but I'll get a pic of that once it's dark, and the side, main and full beam lights have been changed too. Next will be a set of Eibachs and maybe change the washer jets Ill post more pics as soon as I can.
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  7. Major Update! Since the car was in the crash I haven't been really fit enough to give car a good clean etc but had first wash at end of January. So now that I can clean it. I thought to start again so I called a favour with a friend got gearbox replaced and left Bluefin behind and went for REVO! so after a service I called up and got an appointment and OMG WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Bluefin is good but.... Bluefin is really good but all power was low down so when changing gear the car wanted to rev further hence why I think it chewed up my Synchro and I don't even drive my car hard. It broke leaving traffic lights after a long motorway journey back from ford fair lol With Revo its has totally changed he car! the power comes from the start if you wanted to but if you drive normal it will be very smooth and lovely under 2k revs the cars giving me a extra 3mpg! but when you want power your off! The car really flies with the power at your will! the car is really smooth and now with engine and exhaust note changed it sounds like a proper car! When going in the car needed a update as it was running a standard map from 2012! There was a dip in the power as you will see from the graph. After remap the line was a little wobbly at places but it smoothed out as he had to update old map it forgot my 99ron and mods but standard car was running 131bhp! that is 8bhp more than standard with mods and premium fuel! STANDARD MAP (Look at that poor DIP! ) Remap and Standard car Car now running 167.8BHP with 142.8WHP with 199LB-FT torque (269.8NM) the guy did suggest i got a Intercooler to keep temps down which I am currently going to do. the graph did get smoother but this is only graph i managed to get after it all but being around 167BHP is good for me! On the graph it is standard car and remap.
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  8. Evening all, I said a couple of weeks ago I was looking for an ST and well I've just today purchased this little beauty ST-2 Colin's performance CP300 pack - big mouth air intake, forge air intake with pippercross filter, mongoose cat back, and flash tune Lowered 20mm, US spec grill, and front splitter not had much done but plenty more to do :) so I guess I better start a project thread again if anyone saw my fiesta I had a few years back
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  9. My wife (from Belfast btw) always says that it took thousands of Irishmen to build the Titanic and one Englisman to sink her. Sent from my SM-G930F
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  10. I somehow don't think somone buys a boggo spec Sandero because it looks nice!
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  13. ...When you pass a clothing shop and see beige cardigans on sale and go 'Hmmm..' ...When during the course of a conversation you find yourself saying 'In my day'. ...When you pass a group of youths being boisterous and tut to yourself and say '***** Kids' ...When everything on Radio One sounds like crap...Oh wait.. it always has
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  14. Ribeyes aren't good for rare cooking. They need a little time/heat for the fat to break down, and so are best served medium. Sirloin is best rare and generally has a decent fat content to build flavour. Also pretty tender. Fillet - pointless cut in my opinion. No flavour. Overrated. Overpriced. I enjoy a decent bit of rump steak. That's gotta be medium rare. But my favourite cut by a country mile is the little known bavette cut, cooked rare. Also known as the flank by the Americans. It's very tender and has a very 'beefy' flavour. Much richer taste than many other cuts (well on the way to an offal taste) and it's pretty cheap. It's tricky to find and many butchers will take the bavette cuts for themselves. If you can find it, try it! Tends to have a long, thin-is appearance and it is pointy. And I have a real hatred for sauce on steak. You are spending a lot of money on a premium cut of meat. Why then, would any moron, want to smother it with something as vile as peppercorn sauce? You may as well get a bit of braising steak if you're just gonna swamp it in cheap sauce. Sorry - I am a steak aficionado :P
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  15. Does the smoke smell of fuel or does it smel of oil? If it's fuel then it's running rich. The reason the cat is coming up on diagnostic is because clearly, it's out of parameter due to whatever is being pushed through it lol
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  16. Wow, hats off to her! Despite being the same age as me, she's driving a much flashier car than me lol. What does she do for a living, if you don't mind me asking? Also if she's single can I have her digits?? Only joking!!!
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  17. That picture sums up the mentality/intelligence level of most Vauxhall drivers!!
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  18. No one said that but we could be here all day listing possible causes - Given the fact that it started of as shocks are failing but the car hasn't even been inspected so how can we possibly achieve a sensible outcome?
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  19. You should have seen this boy, or should I say man that got into a 16-plate BMW coupe at Tesco Elgin a few months ago. I'd seen him in the store and he literally looked to be 12 years old at the most, and as he walked up to the car (I was in the 405 parked across from his BMW) I expected him to get into the passenger seat for his mother/father to drive away, only for him to get into the drivers seat and drive away himself!! To this day I'm still convinced he could not have been 17 years old.
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  20. These wheels do indeed look awesom on the Focus MK3. The only disadvantage is the (lack of) rim flange protection. The Dunlop Sport Max RT2 tyres do have a relative small rim flange protection. Combined with the relative large rim flange design of the wheels there is only a minor rim flange protection. After the break in 2 weeks ago I decided to install the original alarm system for some extra protection. After I got my car back from the bodyshop last week I checked the wiring of the car. My car turned out to have most of the wiring in place. Only the single wire from the BCM to the bonnet lock is missing. I already ordered all parts that are needed to retrofit the original alarm system.
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  21. Id recomend AutoBeam lights, minimum of 2 year warranty Use YDET10 for 10% off
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  22. Hi everyone New member here from Manchester After having fords all through my late teens and early twenties, xr2's, rs turbos and then sapphire cosworths... I changed to be and then Audi and have had them for years. Now 37 and needed a bigger family car than an s3 8l. A friend at work had a focus st what he bought 6 years ago, high mileage but full ford service history, belts and clutch changed recently, not a mechanical guy so if anything needed he just took it to ford. Anyway as he lives 30 miles from work, it was costing him a fortune in fuel, so it has been sat on his drive for nearly a year. Picked it up from him for a bargain price. Probably 2-3k cheaper than any similar car for sale at the moment. I can see why it's been sat as i wouldn't do nearly 70 miles a day in it, I'd be bankrupt 😂😂. Just getting back into the ford scene now, loving it a lot, stupid fast and faultless for now
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  23. I knew what you meant Chris. For me a brand new car (even one worth millions) is about as interesting as a piece of toast, but that's just me!! Everybody is different, and as unfortunate as it is, we all live according to our bank balances. You weren't at all bragging about your father's new car, but simply mentioning it as it is part of your life. Our society is often that these days that people are made to feel like they should feel guilty for being fortunate financially, and I don't agree. You don't get money for nothing, and I'm sure your father wouldn't be where he is if he didn't make prudent choices and work hard. I'm flat broke most of the time, and have little hope of ever being "well off" in any sense, but that's my life, and I choose to live it as best as I can, or else what is the point in anything?
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  24. I do like (finally) getting the 623 home!! 77,000 miles, MOT until September, timing belt changed 1,000 miles ago (£500 bill present), four good tyres, great condition inside and out... Price? £180! Now that's what I call a bargain. The usual terrible quality photos, but I'll get some better ones in the morning. It drove great on the 45 miles from Inverness to home, and having an automatic (with cruise control) again makes me realise how much I had been missing since the Mercedes' death last year. The only difference between this car and the Mercedes is that this car is much more luxurious and a lot more powerful (2.3L Honda engine producing 150BHP as opposed to the 2.2L Mercedes N/A diesel which barely put out 90BHP). The best bit is that it costs no more than the 405 to insure. Direct Line originally didn't want to insure it (probably due to the power output) as I've had my licence under a year, but after "speaking to a manager" they put it through at £87 per month.
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  26. A vasectomy also causes an decrease in altitude 😅 mine get caught in my thighs and wife has bruses on her lower buttox from all that momentum slapping 😂
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  27. I have a sinking feeling that you need to man up
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  28. I might as well put them on been has I've bought them, if I no likey, then I can always take them off. Was looking for something different from the normal S badge, currently I only have 2 badges on each wing and want on the front grill, and when I saw these I thought they looked nice. Moding a car is all about personal preference (personally I would NEVER have black alloys on my car) but some like them, I'm not expecting any performance gains out of a few (go faster) badges but hey you never know lol, look what happened with Donald trump
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  29. Share your favourite videos, pictures, jokes, etc. Anything fun or hilarious that is related to cars, that you have come across. I will start:
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  30. Sometimes you need to cross the fence to find out that the grass isn't greener on the other side!
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  31. Over Christmas, my visit to the family home was in a hired Peugeot 108. A 450 mile round trip. And the A34 felt like it was going over the Himalayas, with the car losing speed on every hill. I finally tracked down the faulty wheel bearing on the Focus, got it fixed, and last week I repeated the journey in it. The mountains had changed to gentle gradients that just needed a slight touch on the throttle to sweep up them at a good 70. The A34 is one of the nicest bits of dual carriageway I have used: Lots of hills, sweeping bends and, in daylight, lovely views. The Focus is bigger, heavier, more powerful and faster, yet it managed to use less fuel than the little Pug. 40 - Love to the Focus I would say .
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  32. ive had a non working windscreen wash system for 2 years (yes ive been really lazy) never felt i could tackle the issue myself and didnt want to pay £70 to have a mechanic deal with it over the last week ive read up on a thread here where someone had same issue they changed the pump and cleaned the filter ive never worked on any car but after watching youtube videos i felt i could try this so this morning with a few tools i removed the drivers side wheel removed the inner lining removed the washer bottle took the bung/filter off which was gunked up cleaned that and washed bottle out took a chance and put bottle together again filled up with water and tested which to my delight worked a treat so rather than buying a new pump i just put all back in place fitted liner and wheel back filled bottle up with autoglym screen wash this took me an hr and 1/2 got filthy wet but feel good with myself having taken on this task and saving £70 with help and advice from this forum anyone can take most car issues on so id like to say a BIG THANKYOU to everyone who helps and advises on threads where people need help especially when photos or videos get added which helps tremendously
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  33. Well said. It's only because of this forum I've gone from a complete newbie to a bit of confidence with car maintenance. And the money saved......... ! Like you say it's a great feeling when you get the job done!
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  34. I've been going grey since I was 10, lol.
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  35. I felt particularly old (read as senile) when I went into the toilet at work, washed my hands after doing what I had gone in for, then tried drying them under the toilet roll holder. What was even more embarrassing was that the hand dryer switched on as it's close to the toilet roll holder and I had triggered the sensor with my gut, and I still couldn't work out why there was no air on my hands My only defence is that both dryer and toilet roll holder are big and silver.
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  36. When you're count down timer looks like this
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  37. ...When you groan getting out of a chair and sigh when you sit down. ...When your joints begin to click at even a hint of rain. Sent from my SM-G930F
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  38. I do like taking a few days off and taking Pipper for back to back extended strolls through the rural parts of north Dorset, west Hampshire, south Wiltshire and east Somerset. We have, according to the pedometer on my phone, covered almost 200 miles over 5 days of walking for close to 9 hours every day. We met thousands of cows, a few hundred sheep, a small herd of pigs but only a couple of dogs, not a dogs like Pipper though; out for a walk. They were working collies, on the farms we passed through.. Camping on two occasions when I couldn't find any appropriate dog friendly B&B's. Fortunately we found one, when Doris was blowing across the country: I would imagine tent erection would be more than a little irksome in winds gusting at 70mph with the added bonus of driving rain I've only acquired two blisters after a sock failure on Wednesday, which is good Five days of walking usually results in a few more. The sock wore through and crumpled up on itself under my big toe joint, increasing the friction and blistering accordingly
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  39. Apparently I nearly peed on my sister in my sleep once...I got lost going to the bathroom Mum caught me just in time lol My dislike: I'm dieing with a horrific case of the man-flu...but according to my other half "it's just a cold" Haven't been to to man-the-chuff-up yet though lol
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  40. It maybe awful out but I get to do the school run.. which means only one thing, I get to see my little girl this weekend!!! 🎊🎉
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  42. i was in the local multi story parking to do some shopping when i decided to go up to the top floor unfortunately roof level was closed so i snapped a few pics. the next day (Saturday) i had a spare 4 hours while the missus was at work so i gave her a good bath with full cover of paint restorer and polish topped off with extra gloss protection, the first proper was iv been able to do, now its looking like it should gleaming and looking white, then it rained an hour later so i got to see the beading, i now hoping the dirt will fall off now iv put the paint protection on.
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  43. Hi Peter. I have the 4 speed auto, no issues other than the dash display sometimes sticking on a flashing 'P' symbol instead of 'D', 'R' or 'N' or whichever gear has been manually selected. I've had the car nearly a year and the display issue doesn't seem to impact on the function of the gearbox in any way at all. Mine's a mk2.5 with the red LED dash. Otherwise, it does what it should without drama. I've read here on the forum that technically this box is 3 speed + overdrive but hey, it works! It's apparently a fairly old design which has been upgraded, strengthened and improved over the years, much like the 1.6 petrol engine in my car. Gear changes are reasonably smooth and happen more-or-less when I expect them to. Like any box, auto or otherwise, changes are smoother after it's warmed up. Kick-down isn't very responsive, don't rely on it for a chancy overtake, give it 5 seconds notice. But auto Focus drivers don't even contemplate 'chancy' overtakes, eh..? I love it, and much prefer automatics over manuals any day. All that unnecessary flapping about of arms and legs! I've got a theory that the engines in automatics are less likely to have been thrashed. a) auto drivers are less inclined to thrash it in the first place and b) auto boxes have various fail-safes designed in to stop the engine over-revving/labouring, even when manual change has been selected. Just a theory... Go for it, you won't regret it
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  44. Just to go against the grain here but it doesn't bother me in the slightest. That might make me a bad person I don't know, it takes a lot to offend me. When I see this I just think of the mechanical sinking of the Titanic and not the lives lost and ruined. There is a sketch about being offended that always makes me laugh... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  45. If they are blind enough to find that car attractive, then they are blind enough to miss the parking lines!!
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  46. But be quick............ 'cos once it's scone it's scone! I'll get me coat!
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  47. I don't like getting out of work at 18:59 when my shift finished at 18:30!! I could have blind transferred the customer to another department or hung up, but as the diligent worker I am I handled the call which escalated to a perfectly reasonable complaint. Will I get any appreciation for it? Hell no!!
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  48. Agree with the 35mm drop. How about an st spoiler and led rear lights twin fog reverse lights have a look at what other members have done to their cars to get some ideas you like.
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  49. I love my mk2.5 zetec s especially when you add a few personal mods to the car
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  50. and you mistake milk for apple juice when making a cuppa tea ! then forget you made the 2nd cuppa with milk and its gone cold
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