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Joshy
Look I have a 1.4 53 plate zetec fiesta but my friends all have 1.6 Honda civics I need a few more bhp to keep up any ideas ?
Lenny
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Look I have a 1.4 53 plate zetec fiesta but my friends all have 1.6 Honda civics I need a few more bhp to keep up any ideas ?
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Find some new friends or start car pooling :lol:
Joshy
I cheers
fiesta_lad
Tie a rope from your car to theres and that way you will be able to keep up with them :lol:
Lenny
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I cheers
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sorry mate, ill have a more responsible answer for you in the morning, a remap costs around £250 but gains on a N/A will only be 10-15 BHP with a remap and a K&N Filter,
De-cat pipe maybe a further 6bhp Gains
if the car was a turbo you could expect 30-45Bhp gains from just a remap and filter, not really that much more mate unless you prepared to rebuild the whole engine with uprated valves and pistons which would not be viable as would cost a bomb
your not going to reach the power of a 1.6 Jap, but the plus side is you dont have the running costs of a 1.6 jap or the expense when the get sick of running on the 95% octaine fuel and miss the jap stuff requiring a remap for the 95 octaine

and if you try to drive yours like a 1.6V-tec you will end up replacing valves and pistons because you have to rather than as an upgrade.
Joshy
I just got a phone call his car is seized of his section 59 I am on my way to pick him up
fiesta_lad
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I just got a phone call his car is seized of his section 59 I am on my way to pick him up
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What? :blink:
Joshy
Cheers mate I am going to get a k&n air filter and get a bigger intake and exhaust manifold do you think a 4-2-1 maifold will be the best one ?
Joshy
Yep he's in my car now he us just laughing weirdo haha
cyb
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Cheers mate I am going to get a k&n air filter and get a bigger intake.
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Sorry chap but this will not make your car go any faster, might add 3bhp to it but if you can tell the difference with just 3bhp extra your kidding yourself. A 1.4 is what it is - save your cash for your next motor which hopefully will have a bigger engine, meanwhile improve your driving style and ability, there's more to driving than going fast :)
Lenny
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Cheers mate I am going to get a k&n air filter and get a bigger intake and exhaust manifold do you think a 4-2-1 maifold will be the best one ?
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yes the 4-2-1 is the best for torque throughout the gears and smoother revs. I recommend a remap to go with the K&N though as the engine wont breath in as much until remapped,

Joshy
I know it's a 1.4 I don't want to spend much money this is my first car so next looking for a bigger engine but I would like a bit more speed and I think I hsve the handling under control as much as the car will let me until i push it to much and it understeers
Danny87
As others have said fitting a K&N will make your engine sound better but the performance gain would be nothing special. You would need to get a remap especially if you are changing the exhaust for a better manifold too. Your ECU will be tuned for standard and once you fit a K&N and an exhaust what you're doing is getting more air in and the exhaust gasses out quicker. Your ECU will not be able to calculate this for peak performance so a remap and tune up would be a must for you to gain any real performance increases other than just more noise :D.

If I'm honest? Well, your car is the better car. I say that because Jap cars really don't do much for me at all, but that is just personal preference lol.

My very first car which I learnt to drive in was an 800cc Matiz, I passed my test in that. I then went through the Italian phase with a MK1 Punto Sporting (which was stolen, lovely!) and a MK2 Punto Sporting, before finally getting a nice car, my mint MK5 Fiesta! It is your first car after all so don't worry if it's slow or whatever, your first car usually ends up with a few marks and dents or even sees the wrong side of the hedge :lol:.

Just enjoy being mobile and having a car!
Joshy
Yeah thanks mate I know it will not be super fast or Anything and I want the bloody petrol proves to up down it's hard enough trying to filly tank never mind a bigger engine might get a downgrade if prices keep going up haha
Danny87
Haha, exactly mate. It's all very well nowadays having big engines but the problem for most people is when they need a drink and with the prices of fuel it can turn out to be really expensive.

My MK5 Fiesta has the well known 1.25 Zetec unit but for the driving I do, around town, work and occasionally a short stretch of the M5 it's more than powerful enough and it will run forever on 20's worth of fuel.

I burnt out a MK2 Fiat Punto yesterday at the traffic lights, it was the basic spec 1.2 8v and it looked like he obtained the exhaust from an Australian road-train - but he was happy, with all his 65 horsepowers :D

Cheers mate :)

Dan
Joshy
Have you done any modifications to your motor ? And my clutch is on it's way put aswell :( haha am in the trade so I can get the parts for cheaper and fit them for free so if it needs a clutch it will get one but I would rather not spend money on one haha

It's fast enough anyway I have had 113mph out of it a could of got more but slowed down

I drive round the streets on the night aka like last night I spent 35 on petrol and I have reserve light on again
Danny87
Argh nightmare mate, is it slipping? At least you can get things done cheap, I'm the same and get my parts trade even my welding is done trade so I can get any parts cheap and fix them myself - but a clutch job is annoying.

I haven't done any mods to my Fiesta yet, I've just been doing loads of cosmetics. The car itself has two owners from new and a FSH so mechanically the car is all there. But I discovered a few little rust bubbles on my outer sills, so I chipped out and found a hole in one place. But my welding mate confirmed it was stone chips etc that had been neglected, so he welded it up and it looked a mess after, as it would do. So I've been spraying and undersealing the outer sills, inner sills and floorpan too. Just like preventative maintanence stuff really.

Other cosmetics is a new Ford badge on the front to replace the missing one, and some new number plates lol. My aim is to have a really clean MK5 Fiesta completely standard. I'm pretty much there all I need to do now is inject waxoyl into my outer sills, replace my carpet 'cos it's ripped and torn.

Once I'm on top of everything I'm gonna colour code some engine parts like my airbox, but I might spray it red. Gonna get new foglights too and also fit some daytime running lights 'cos I think they look awesome. I'm not really into adding performance or tuning the engine, I'm just gonna customize small details of the car to make it mine, but at the same time keep it original, if that makes sense?

Have you got any plans for yours besides the engine?

I once went in my mates Skyline and christ, it flew. We were doing 125 when I looked at the speedo! Was glad it was his licence not mine :D
Joshy
I wanted to put a st150 kit on but I don't know maybe a zetec a one maybe and just some new interior and make the engine look nice and shiner with some chrome pipes and coloured pipes and stuff

You know themday time running lights is that the ones that are like led strips that are in the lights them self because I am getting some of them
Danny87
Sounds good to me, pretty much the sorta thing I'd do to my own car. Dressing the engine up is nice and simple but makes such a difference, it may be all show but the idea is to make the car feel more like yours.

Yep that's the ones, you can get them on eBay and they're pretty cheap. They are always on and switch off when you switch your main lights on, but they look cool and at make you more visible.

There was someone on here who fitted them to his Zetec S but I can't quite remember where it was, it would have been in the Fiesta forum and they do look awesome. What I want is a strip of blue look LEDs about 6' long on either side on my front bumper, not sure on the exact position but I think they will look cool :D
jeebowhite
You can spend as much as you want on it, but you will only get a small gain. Unfortunately, theres only so much you can "polish a turd" (not being detromental to your car at all, I just mean in the sense of, you can only get it to shine so far before you have to go down the route of buying a new car / turd and start the polishing process again).

as for section 59, isnt that the equivelant of giving your car an asbo? lol something to do with driving in an antisocial manner?

As for your car, just go with remap, improved exhaust, the more your car can breathe the more it can work! as well as that, just keep it healthy, a good service can add a few bhp in itself!
Joshy
Yeah it is one on the car and one for you he has to pay 150 to get it back today and 20 extra each day haha
Danny87
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Yeah it is one on the car and one for you he has to pay 150 to get it back today and 20 extra each day haha
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Ouch! The police take it on the second time though don't they? So if you get stopped for loud music/loud exhaust/throwing things at people/shouting at people/shooting your AK47 at people twice in 12 months they take your car?

Dan :D
Joshy
Yeah he got caught first time doing 65mph in a 30mph zone and got a 28 day ban and a section 59 then he got caught speeding last night so he is [b][swearing removed][/b] haha I just try an drive normally could not think of anything worse then getting banned
Joshy
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Yeah he got caught first time doing 65mph in a 30mph zone and got a 28 day ban and a section 59 then he got caught speeding last night so he is [b][swearing removed][/b] haha I just try an drive normally could not think of anything worse then getting banned
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Sorry
Lenny
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Sorry
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:lol: looks like you and your mate have just gotten an ASBO :lol: no swearing or selling on the site weird i know.
Joshy
Or I wanted to buy Shiz haha
matty076
why dont you make yourself a straight through exhaust system, just put a diamond joint so you can add the cat back in for you MOT otherwise it will fail
Lenny
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why dont you make yourself a straight through exhaust system, just put a diamond joint so you can add the cat back in for you MOT otherwise it will fail
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[font="Calibri"][size="3"]Ooh Raspy :lol: [/size][/font]

www.cg-remaps.co.uk
As said before full exhaust system with bigger bore then standard good quality induction kit like bmc and a custom remaps will make the car a hell of alot better to drive, alot more sharper with better torque as well.
Joshy
Get it through it's Mot is the easy part I work in a garage so
btmaldon
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Get it through it's Mot is the easy part I work in a garage so
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Will it get past the insurer? If the insurance have not been told about the mods you aint insured. If your under 25 its likely they wouldn't insure you with mods anyway. If the Bill decide to check with the insurers about the mods you may get done for driving without. You get it from all directions, so dont get stopped and keep the greasy side down.
Danny87
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Will it get past the insurer? If the insurance have not been told about the mods you aint insured. If your under 25 its likely they wouldn't insure you with mods anyway. If the Bill decide to check with the insurers about the mods you may get done for driving without. You get it from all directions, so dont get stopped and keep the greasy side down.
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Totally, problem is the insurers are interested more so than a lot of people realise, they think they're covered or the insurance company would just have a little moan but still pay out. But in reality they wouldnt if you had undeclared modifications.

My sisters boyfriend for example, he has a 2001 Fiesta Zetec S. As far as the insurance company is concerned, it's standard, I was with him when he renewed his insurance, and I could hear the conversation - "Has the car got any aftermarket modifications?" "Nope". Yeah right..

He's got RS alloys, dark (and I mean pitch black) tints all round, blue fog lights, stickers all over it, arches, bad boy bonnet (my old man told him his bonnet was open! LOL) and gauges inside for battery voltage and boost (boost doesn't work, I wonder why!) and his latest addition is a chequered roof in red and black. I think that's everything, no wait, aftermarket shocks and lowered, and, well, you get the point. What worries me is my little sister drives his car, she's only 18 and just passed her test last year, and she's risking getting in trouble with the police and insurance, which worries me a little bit because she's so young.

For some reason my breakdown company asked me when I changed the policy to cover my Fiesta from the Punto (I wish they'd drop the price, my Fiesta is a zillion times less likely to break down than the Punto :D) and the guy asked if it was standard or modified, I don't know why but I guess if you've added something it might make it more likely to break down, or need a flatbed to tow etc. No idea, but I'm off topic anyway.

Declare any mods you've done on your car, it saves a lot of trouble in the end. So what btmaldon said really lol :D.

Joshy; How are things going with the car? Are you enjoying it? They're fantastic little cars the Fiesta's, I love mine :).

Dan
Joshy
Clutch finally gave way on Sunday night I took it to work but I am getting the clutch and fitting it tomorrow matey :) so back on the roads and I sprayed the front grill a frozen White Nd my mate is selling his van that has escort cosworth alloys on and he is swapping them with mine :) happy ;)
Danny87
Shame about the clutch mate, but it's not a hard job and once it has been changed you'll be good for another 60,000 miles (depending on how you drive anyway).

The alloys will look really nice, you should get some pictures taken and let us all see :-).

Dan
Danny87
Oh and out of interest how many miles are in your car? Reason for asking is mine is on 103,000 and I think it's still the original clutch, I never knew a clutch could last so long tbh :/.

My granddads Mondeo 2.0 TDCI recently had the clutch changed and it was the original. The car has 114.000 miles and he's towed a caravan lol. But yet some people go through clutches like no tomorrow. It must be down to how people drive I guess??

Dan
Joshy
Em 73,500 miles and I wheel spin everywhere but hey I just passed my test what do you expect ;) and I will get some tomorrow pal the cosworth ones have just been refurbished and painted a dark blue/purple they look amazing and wow that's alot of miles has the belt been done and you must own an emaculate car amd it has been driven properly and looked after next month am going to get my timing belt done :)
Danny87
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Em 73,500 miles and I wheel spin everywhere but hey I just passed my test what do you expect ;) and I will get some tomorrow pal the cosworth ones have just been refurbished and painted a dark blue/purple they look amazing and wow that's alot of miles has the belt been done and you must own an emaculate car amd it has been driven properly and looked after next month am going to get my timing belt done :)
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Lol I know what ya mean mate, that's pretty good miles though. Good idea getting your timing belt done, least it's outta the way and you know it has been done.

Thanks mate, when I bought the car there was a folder full of history so I'm just assuming the clutch is the original because there's no mention of a clutch change in any of the bills or history... A woman owned it since 2003 and she's had all the servicing and repairs done at a main agent. My timing belt was changed at 70,000 (ish) miles when it had a major service at a Ford dealer. I took off the belt cover to check it over and it looks brand new not split or anything, so don't feel the need to change it really otherwise I'd do it as preventative maintenance.

Will look forward to seeing some pictures! :D

Dan
p38fln
My last standard-shift car (those are remarkably hard to find here) had 167,000 miles on the odometer when I traded it in with a blown engine - and it was still on the original clutch.

For me, I never touch the accelerator/throttle until the clutch is all the way out. Keeps the clutch from slipping as much.
Danny87
That's a lot of miles, so in reality the life of a clutch is based on your driving. Like you I try and not rev the engine until the clutch is fully engaged, it's the slipping of a clutch which is most wearing on the friction lining.


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