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simcor

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simcor last won the day on January 19

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About simcor

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  • Birthday 10/30/1977

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    Simon

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    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus MK2 1.6 TDCI (DPF) Aquarius Blue
  • Ford Year
    2006
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Derbyshire
  • Annual Mileage
    5001 to 10,000
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    Classic Cars
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  1. It seems the EGR valve on the 1.8 is part of the intake manifold so a much bigger job than the EGR valve clean/replacement on the 1.6. Seems a rather daft design to be honest but as I have never had a 1.8 I have never done one, quite expensive if it needs replacing, personally I would see about getting it cleaned and if it's faulty see about getting it mapped out.
  2. Yeah cars good mate. Nice driving something so new. Toys are great although the DAB and USB are not working. So will need to look at that soon. Some of the early cars had an issue with the DAB module in the dashboard so think I've got one of those lol Couple of other minor niggles but nothing drastic. It's a lot better than I first thought the more I drive it the more I really like it. It's no where near as under powered as made out if you work the gearbox right as its a 1.5 petrol without a turbo. If they had stuck a turbo on it would make an awesome warm/hot hatch. Handles really good and comfy. Road noise isn't bad at all and wind noise is well suppressed too. Got some lovely Landsail tyres on the front though so they need to go when I can and stick OEM Goodyear's back on the front. Got a spare allot wheel with some laquer corrosion on it from a salvage yard for a spare rather than buying a steel wheel. Only comes with a can of gunk and compressor which I'm not keen on. Going to see if I can use the Jack out of my ZTT and I have some wheel braces so will see if I have the right size. Got some MG3 mats coming as well so that will be sorted soon. Thinking of getting some mudflap for it as well as I think that will finish it off a treat. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  3. The M47R engine used in the 75 is a very reliable engine as it doesn't have the swirl flaps for a start that the BMW version does amongst a few changes. It's generally other things that let the engine down like the pathetic clutch system amongst others. A fair few owners had hundreds of thousands of miles on the clicks with the diesel. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  4. The 75/ZTT was the only recent MG to have a BMW engine, none of the new MG's have any BMW engines in them, the only reason the 75/ZT had a BMW engine (diesel M47R) was because MG Rover was owned my BMW when that car was built. Sadly the car has picked up some damage today on the rear bumper, either from a car or a shopping trolley I think whilst parked in a Tesco car park, only place it could have happened, so ***** annoyed.
  5. Ford developed the front heated screen with the glass supplier back in the day, from memory and I could be wrong but I think they got a latent granted but only for x amount of years, but I could be wrong just seems to be in my head for some reason. Obviously with the tie ups with Mazda vehicles they were the first to have them fitted as certain models were just a Ford underneath anyway. It's actually a shame Ford didn't come up with the heated steering wheel that Corsa had when I had that rental car when mine was in the garage. It's actually a good idea just like the original heated screen design by Ford.
  6. Did I say I've got a new car lol [emoji13] Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  7. Well I'm sat in the dealer while he finishes handing over one car and kind of sad to see the Focus going but also glad to see my new car sitting there looking all lovely. Like a ***** big kid at Xmas. Lol Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  8. Just at Shiny Shiny getting the outside of the car washed as it is absolutely disgustingly dirty and I feel bad part x'ing it with it so dirty lol so in about an hour I will be in the new car as the Focus will be gone. It's been emotional peeps lol mostly blood sweat and tears fixing the ***** thing lol Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  9. I don't like the fact I am going to miss my heated windscreen on the cold icy mornings. But it's a small loss for a much newer car in the grand scheme of things. Lol Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  10. I do like that in 11.5hrs from now I will be in my new car. Unless anything goes drastically wrong that is. Although I should not have said that. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  11. It will be a long night and day lol only 21 hours and 6 minutes to go. One sleep sounds better lol
  12. I now only have one sleep until I can fetch my new car. Woo. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  13. Further to my do like posts, I don't like its still 2 more sleeps until I pick up my new car. Now to be fair if I worked days it would only be one more sleep lol I don't like waiting for anything!!!!! Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  14. Only two sleeps now til I pick up my new car woo. Lol Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  15. Look back a page it's an MG 3 I have bought lol Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk