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chris1008

Budding Enthusiast
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About chris1008

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  • First Name Chris

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  • Ford Model Escort
  • Ford Year 1996
  • UK/Ireland Location Cheshire
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
  1. Fiesta Metal

    And to be honest isn't that bad to insure so maybe not as bad as i thought !
  2. Fiesta Metal

    I just saw the big difference in groups so presumed it would be expensive for a 1.6, i saw it was group 17 which is up there with my rs2000
  3. Mpg

    The MPG had dropped on the display in my A4 1.9 diesel, It was about 45 average but now 41.5, If you floor it then normally it will knock 10 or 20 miles off instantly off the distance left and then if you take it easy it goes back up after a minute. so it's constantly fluctuating depending on how you drive at that particular moment. They are not very accurate most of the time . Lower MPG is expected with cold weather though
  4. Fiesta Metal

    Nice looking cars, I had a good look round one in the showroom when they first came out and wanted one ! . The only drawback for me would be the extra insurance premium for a 1.6 petrol on these due to the performance extras
  5. North Westerners...

    Rs2000 mk6
  6. North Westerners...

    Warrington here
  7. New Member From The North West

    Thanks for the welcomes . I've got photo bucket so i will sort out a build thread when im on a computer
  8. New Member From The North West

    Yes I've spotted it now. I would have thought having that thread title as a section of the forum or one within each car section would be better, rather than everyone's piled into one thread? That way you can fnd what you are looking for and who's you want to read, just my opinion
  9. New Member From The North West

    Thanks :)
  10. Escort Mk6 1.6 Mk6

    Keep it well serviced and you should have few problems. that's all i can say really. a polished stainless manifold may help too but that's about it really without spending silly money which wouldn't be with spending on a 1.6
  11. New Member From The North West

    Here's a few of my car, first picture was taken when I bought it. where would I post a progress thread about my car on here or do people not do that on here like other forums ? As I can't seem to find any of anybody else's, the gallery uploader dosn't appear to work
  12. Escort Mk6 1.6 Mk6

    I had a 1.6 Zetec for 4 years, It's a brilliant engine. I would reccomend fitting a 1.8 throttle body and a performance panel filter, I like pipercross myself. I had mine on a dyno and had a 96bhp reading, the engine has 89 as standard, the car had 107k on the clock and a magnex back box at the time, I later fitted a full magnex stainless steel cat back exhaust which no doubt would have improved slightly. Make sure the throttle body is clean and polished on the plate and spindle, Ignore the instruction to not clean it, the difference in smoothness and response from the engine is fantastic. Don't bother with the air flow meter as it just confuses the engine and runs like a bag of nails, others say it works but I disagree. I would guess that their air flow meters were faulty and the car just thouight it was disconnected which will allow the car to appear to run ok.. The above mods which I did will see you right but you will never get major performance from this engine.
  13. I'm Chris, I'm from Warrington in Cheshire. New to the site but not to fords ! I currently have a 1996 Ford Escort RS2000