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#181 Ollies122

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:49 AM

Reached 1000 miles in the ST!
Been really difficult behaving, but now looking forward to see how it breathes in the upper regions of the rev range :)
luckily the mid range has been entertaining (if thirsty) enough so far

let me know how it sounds as i'm only at the 600mile stage :( 



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#182 Stoney871

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:50 PM

Had my aircon regassed, it was nearly bone dry apparently.

The garage also noted that my aircon button didn't seem to be working.

Appears that the blue LED control panel I got off eBay was a faulty one, probably a crossed solder from when they converted it.

I knew the aircon button activation light was at fault but thought the button was still working, apparently not so.

Luckily I still had my old one to hand so had to quickly swap them over just to make sure it was the controls crocked rather than the compressor or aircon clutch.

Thankfully it was the controls at fault, pity too much time has passed to complain to the seller.

May pass the dodgy one to my nieces boyfriend to look at as he's a control engineer and would likely make more sense of any fault than I would.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:22 AM

My car's been sat on the drive for about 2 weeks. Treated it to a wash the other day though!

 

How often does aircon need to be regassed? I take it it depends how much you use it? Mine's a year old but I've only used it a couple of times (including a 5 hour drive across the country on what was the hottest day of the year so far).



#184 Stoney871

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:14 AM

I was recommended every 3 years by the mechanic.
In reality most probably only get it done when they notice it's blowing warm when it should be icy cold.

Even if you don't use it the gas will break down, meaning that no lubrication is in the system and rubber seals will dry out causing leaks.
It's generally recommended to use your aircon once a week to keep the system happy.

#185 hubby1959

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:50 AM

How often does aircon need to be regassed? I take it it depends how much you use it? Mine's a year old but I've only used it a couple of times (including a 5 hour drive across the country on what was the hottest day of the year so far).

 

The garage I used the other day said 2 years to me, but I suppose it depends on where you go as to what they say



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:59 PM

Fitted my ST diffuser-
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#187 The Dark Knight

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:45 PM

3 hours spent cleaning the car tonight. Pressure washer, wonder wheels, shampoo, drying towel, polish, glass cleaner, tyre shine, vac; All were deployed to get the car into prime condition and what a fine warm evening it was!

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#188 FiestaZS90150

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:47 PM

Changed the indicator bulbs to osram diadème

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#189 KennyJ

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:05 PM

The ST defuser looks awesome. What do I have to buy, to fit it to a non ZS like this http://www.netcarsho...allpaper_0b.htm without the parking censors ? 

I assume http://www.european-...72c430edc5db504 only include the red part.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:18 PM

Kenny-
The parts you need both come together, the primered part will need painting to match your car. I'm not 100% sure about how it would fit at the lower edges, you might have to buy the little add on bits to the lower bumper to make it look tidy & fit properly.
I also had to cut a couple of inches of my exhaust so I could attach the twin tail pipe trim.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:23 PM


I also had to cut a couple of inches of my exhaust so I could attach the twin tail pipe trim.

 

Can you provide link for the exhaust twin tail pipe you bought?



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:47 PM

This is what I used. I got it from halfords £29. null-16.jpg
This is it on the car looking up from underneath.
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:25 PM

Just finished driving it on a 553 mile road trip.

 

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Although it being the old 4 speed automatic it can sometimes feel like the car's working a little hard at 70mph, but with cruise control on for long distances, (which I haven't done a lot before), it actually cruised along the motorways quite nicely.
...And although my butt went numb a few times it was a good drive for a little car, (especially coupled with that gearbox).
Thumbs up to the little fiesta.  :)

 

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:26 PM

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:26 PM

This is what I used. I got it from halfords £29.
This is it on the car looking up from underneath.
 

Except from cutting the part of the pipe, does it need some move left/right/up/down of whole exhaust?

 

Looking nice and shiny :-)

 

Also, one of mechanics told me, that adding "weighty" end pipe could require some "hanging/mounting" ?



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