Gombal

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About Gombal

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    Feet Under The Table
  • Birthday 04/01/1967

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    Arjen

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Fusion
  • Ford Year
    2004
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Other/NonUK
  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000

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    The Netherlands

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  1. Happy Birthday Gombal!

  2. I also replaced it myself, just make sure you order a bearing with a new ABS sensorring. I removed the old bearing by hammering it out with a fitting socket from my tools while i rested the drum on 2 blocks of wood. The new bearing i first put in a plastic bag in the freezer for a while, heated the inside of the drum to about handwarm and used the old bearing to gently hammer the new one in. Replaced the ABS sensorring and refitted the whole thing. Of course, a press would have been easier ;) but this way it also worked.
  3. Nice to see the variety in taste, good too otherwise we would all drive the same car ;)
  4. Number 2, not too much, just right. (Rarther have an inconspicuous looking car with an incredible engine (power/torque wise) than a very fast looking car which doesn't want to move ;))
  5. Not that it will help you in any way but my boot shuts with just a gentle push. No idea why but i guess it's like it should be.
  6. Looks like a Dakar rally project gone wrong................i know looks are a matter of personal taste but i wouldn't want to be seen in such a creation, not even dead ;).
  7. Well, your engine will take a little longer to warm up and your engine will generate a bit more NOX. For the rest, only benefits!
  8. You will certainly notice it Mike. I know i did. Probably also because in my case the EGR valve wasn't airtight so i was loosing boost without me knowing it. I think most of the EGR valves won't be completely airtight, especially with diesels cause of all the sooth. Most noticable differences in order of magnitude like i experienced it: 1) DPF removed, huge difference in engine flexibility. The engine could finally breath out like it should. Don't know if you have one, don't know the regulations over there but in my case it wasn't on the car papers so i could remove it without telling any one ;). Nice thing is you can just buy a straight through exhaust middle piece, fit it (4 bolts) and you're done! No welding or anything else needed. 2) EGR blanking.Gone was the low rev stuttering, can drive at engine idle speed in first gear (or any gear for that matter) without having the feeling of driving a rodeo horse. Also the boost comes in more evenly, but that is probably because of the leaking valve like i said. Did of course take it a bit further, blanked of the EGR valve on both sides, removed the cooler and EGR pipe and blanked of the hole in the intake manifold. Also removed the throttle insides so i don't get a vacuum at low revs. Does give me errorcode P0103 (high airflow air mass meter) regularly but i just reset that. No noticable difference in performance or driving when the error is active though. If i read it correctly it only shuts down the EGR action so no big deal. Problem is solvable by fitting a 2 stroke membrane intake valve at the right spot, still haven't done that but i know it will work because of the testing with the EGR valve. (can also get a remap to fix it but the membrane is a lot cheaper ;)) The boost kicks in very fast, less unused space to pressurize because of the removed EGR piping. 3) Cat removed, i didn't notice any differences, theoretically the boost should kick in a little faster, it probably does but in such a small amount that i can't feel or see (Scangauge II and Torque Pro) it. 4) Not really fitting in this list but i will mention it anyway. A cheapo ECO powerbox, only 60 euros. Very noticable performance gain although it is set for ECO driving. Also a noticable gain in MPG, not what they claim but i didn't expect that so no disappointment. Gives me about 2 to 3 km per litre extra (about 5-6 MPG extra). So with the milage i drive it already paid for it self. (24.000 km in the last 8 months, 1,33 euro for one litre diesel) I can dial it up or down if i want, only one little screw in it. Tried with a full turn extra, a bit more power but because of the colder weather i turned it down again. Reason is because it fools the common rail pressure sensor i don't want full pressure from the injectionpump at all times, i hope this will save the pump a little. If i would have to guess it think it fools it about 200 to 300 bar comparing the Torque logs with and without powerbox. So, not really what you where asking but maybe nice to know ;)
  9. Long time nothing done, to busy and to cold. Today gave the car a good wash, the first in 8 months. Almost forgot how the original color looked like..............what a difference! Also vacuumed the inside, it looks like an other car now. Also put the rear mudflaps back on, the rearbumper was getting very dirty without them so for the winter they will keep it a bit cleaner. Also looking at a Mercedes again, a W201, 190D. It's in the same roadtax rate as the Fusion but a lot more reliable in the long run. Plus i miss the ease of maintenance of the Benz. everything well thought of, not just randomly picked together like the Ford. And believe it or not, also the prices for all the replacement parts and maintenance are a lot cheaper as the Ford's, especially because i do everything myself. So i hope to switch cars in the coming months if i can find a good one that's really to my liking. Won't be doing new things to the car till i know for sure what i want.
  10. Present!
  11. A bit late but same to you Mike!
  12. Great you got it sorted!
  13. You write "the last thing". Did you change or do anything before that what could cause this? Did you by any chance maybe do something with the plugs of the ecu, it's not directly behind the left headlight but you never know.
  14. I'm curious to see how it works/is gonna work!
  15. Ah, a brand new world shocking idea ;). Don't know if the catch of a Fusion is identical to a Fiesta MK6/6.5 one? They share a lot of stuff so i wouldn't be surprised. If so a trip to a local scrapyard would make a lot of things clearer for you i think. If i look at the scrapyard nearby where i usually go there are no Fusions but plenty of MK6/6.5 Fiesta's.