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#16 Girlracer

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

oooohhh long way from ford fair people do travel though from there its a good day have a look on the st site ill keep an eye out for ya x

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

oooohhh long way from ford fair people do travel though from there its a good day have a look on the st site ill keep an eye out for ya x


Haha where is it? Would be one hell of a ride (fun) though.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

silverstone im in the midlands we all covoy there great day but have to meet up at 5am to get on our pitch you could bring yr car costs about 15 quid if yr with one of the sites x

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

As the others have said, sounds like you need new brake discs to stop the vibration when braking and get the bushes etc. checked to see where the noise is coming from.. :)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

I wouldn't mind going to Ford Fair, any room on the stand for a car that's only ever cleaned with rain water and covered in stone chips? :P

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

ahh come on u must wash it sometimes hate mine dirty lol x

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

I have given up washing my car at this time of year....
I live in the middle of nowhere, so if I wash it on the drive it gets dirty when I go anywhere and if I wash it at a garage it gets dirty when I get home.
Got to love country lanes!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

Erm, I once went over it with a cloth after I drove through cow muck?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

ha ha u nutter and as for livin in the country well i can imagine my cars white i wax it so much that it all slides off x

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

My dad said this also. I'm just over worried about my cars.

I had a 03 Corsa SXI for almost two years, only car since I passed my test. I spent quite a FAIR amount over the two years I had it, was pretty unlucky.

- Saved up all my overtime cash to purchase this ST. It's CAT C, 35k miles 2008. I got it for £4000 + My old Corsa. Just been MOTd, 6 months tax and 3 months warranty.

Did you tell your insurance that it was a Cat C. (it will be on there database) If you havn't and you make a claim they could use this as a reason not to pay out.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Did you tell your insurance that it was a Cat C. (it will be on there database) If you havn't and you make a claim they could use this as a reason not to pay out.


Yeah I gave them the reg number and said it was cat C.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

I actually had the same symptoms on a Meriva, turns out the left caliper was sticking which caused it to pull to the left slightly but was also warping the disc at the same time which making it shake, shudder and make noises.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:07 PM

I actually had the same symptoms on a Meriva, turns out the left caliper was sticking which caused it to pull to the left slightly but was also warping the disc at the same time which making it shake, shudder and make noises.


How did you fix it, how much did it cost mate?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

How did you fix it, how much did it cost mate?


I found out the slightly more expensive way and went through 2 sets of pads and discs before I traced it to the caliper. Basically it's either replace the caliper or strip it down and rebuild it, costs will vary depending if you do the work yourself.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

The ST has a hard, some would say harsh ride (depends what you are used to) it bumps and is hoisy over pot holes, the steering is direct, but it can follow the camber (normally pulls to the left when driving on the left) can "white line" and "torque steer" as the tyres wear this can change (get worse or better)

Apart from the tyre wear affecting these things, tyre pressure and the make of the tyres can affect all these things

So in a nutshell, its a "go kart" not a "limo" it needs to be driven like one, if you are "pottering" about in it or "crouising" (not "drving" the car if you know what i mean)- you would have ben better with a slower, more comfortable car with a softer, quieter ride

As for the discs, it may be more cost-effective to simply replace them (and the pads at the same time) because by the time you skim them they will probably need replaced (there is a minimum thickness)

As others have said, using the car will wipe the rust uff the disks and can "free up" the brakes

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