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#1 KL-fords

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

Started many years ago with my very first car a fiesta 1000 mk1 basic (narrow black steel bumpers)
then a big leap to a mk3 escort 1.6 Ghia 3 door (I wish I could get one again)
Now after numerous other makes I got a fiesta 2010 1.4 Titanium, a great wee motor.
Also happened to get a escort mk 6 for cheap runaround.

Plans for the fiesta.. well at the minute its been sorned after being made redundant and the wife has a car.

Only 12,000 mile on it and would like to to do some subtle changes. Alloys and engine tweeks (1.4 petrol)
Any suggestions and pointers would be accepted

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#2 Marcr1

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:17 PM

Dmb badges are a cheap and good looking mod, also maybe some wind deflectors?

#3 KL-fords

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:20 PM

wind deflectors are now on since that pic and s/steel sill protectors. Was thinking about de-badging the bootlid, maybe loosing the rear wiper :rolleyes:

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:23 AM

Started many years ago with my very first car a fiesta 1000 mk1 basic (narrow black steel bumpers)
then a big leap to a mk3 escort 1.6 Ghia 3 door (I wish I could get one again)
Now after numerous other makes I got a fiesta 2010 1.4 Titanium, a great wee motor.
Also happened to get a escort mk 6 for cheap runaround.

Plans for the fiesta.. well at the minute its been sorned after being made redundant and the wife has a car.

Only 12,000 mile on it and would like to to do some subtle changes. Alloys and engine tweeks (1.4 petrol)
Any suggestions and pointers would be accepted

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#5 2011fiesta

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 01:48 PM

Welcome to FOC, excellent choice of colour and trim level you have there ;)

#6 KL-fords

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:38 PM

so update with the escort, prepped and ready for MOT, reconditioned brake calliper, s/h driveshaft and new rear cylinders and she's ready for the test this week, fingers crossed.

Fiesta has been sorned and under a car cover in the garage till such times that work improves, taken out once a week to stop things seizing up

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

so update with the escort, prepped and ready for MOT, reconditioned brake calliper, s/h driveshaft and new rear cylinders and she's ready for the test this week, fingers crossed.

Fiesta has been sorned and under a car cover in the garage till such times that work improves, taken out once a week to stop things seizing up

Best of luck with the test mate,
Sorry to hear about the car storage, I've done a guide on it that you may find of use and I've got a half bottle of fuel stabiliser to add a measure to the fuel in the tank helps prevent waxing or varnish gathering in the fuel, if you would find it usfull pm me and I'll post it up to you for free because its no use to me anymore.
And the storage guide is in the list below this post if required.

#8 KL-fords

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:40 PM

I've done a guide on it that you may find of use and I've got a half bottle of fuel stabiliser to add a measure to the fuel in the tank helps prevent waxing or varnish gathering in the fuel,


Does the fuel in the tank go off which causes this waxing?

#9 Lenny

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:08 AM

Does the fuel in the tank go off which causes this waxing?


They say that overtime the fuel breaks down in to layers but id imagine this takes over a year to happen.
To be honest the info I read on it was on the STABIL fuel stabiliser website and I suppose since their in the sale business then their gona hype it up.
But an egg cup full treats 50litres of fuel and I bought a 1litre bottle of the stuff and now have no use for it so just thought id offer if its of any use to you.


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