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#411827 Mightycarmods Build Thread: Gramps 11 Second Car

Posted by Lenny on 21 September 2014 - 01:47 PM

Thanks for the comprehensive explanation.

Sorry i can't help it,
Tis like a form of verbal diarrhea :lol:

#411809 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 21 September 2014 - 12:10 PM

Cheers for putting all the pictures in one spot Lenny. Great day with memories to last :)

thanks mate,
Ive got my build thread mirrored on a few forums, so compiled your images and mine of the FOC meet and put them in to one post in a formation that has each members pictures grouped together.
I now copy the post and paste it in to my build on the other forums,
All images in the post above are host on my own photobucket account so yoour bandwidth won't be effected by the spread of the images.

#411763 Mightycarmods Build Thread: Gramps 11 Second Car

Posted by Lenny on 21 September 2014 - 08:23 AM

Wish we could have that for the Diesel cars! Can we?

We could but it wouldnt benefit the diesel turbo atall mate would just make the noise,
And yes the noise is somthing i would love to hear when i clutch but i would lose 99% street credit because its pointless on a turbo diesel engine especially when the turbo is variable vain like ours,

The purpose of the dump valve waste gate on a petrol turbo is:
To release the spool of boost held within the turbo at the time of the driver pressing the cluth.

If there is no dump valve present, then the boost pressure builds in the turbo causing cavitations inside the casing of the turbo eventually causing it to crack and split, the dump valves purpose is to release the pressure preventing cavitations and reducing heat soak.
BOV's were highly popular in the early to mid 90's because ceramic turbo's were in full supply and didn't like too much heat soak,
Later replaced with cast iron ball bearing Turbo's.

The pigeon sound is heard when the sump valve has been set to fully recirculate,
This method is much like an EGR recirculating/dumping the pressure back in to the induction chamber instead of venting to atmosphere.

The dump valve saw in the gramps build is fully adjustable from the drivers seat,
Can be set to semi Recirculation which reduces lag by only venting the percentage of boost that is likely to cause damage.

Diesel turbos dont function like petrol ones,
Spool time is slower and diesels auck in less air
Especially the modern day variable vain turbo since it changes fan size inside the turbo its been designed to create a set level of boost for each rev level.
So there is very little chance of remaining boost to vent to atmosphere,
For these reasons i dont have a BOV on my diesel engine lol

For those with no turbo or a diesel theres always the saber electronic BOV from ebay.

#411559 Mightycarmods Build Thread: Gramps 11 Second Car

Posted by Lenny on 20 September 2014 - 05:09 PM

Adjustable blow off valve sounds fantastic,
Will be even better when its been correctly mapped

#411429 Sharing Some Stat's, Comments Please.

Posted by Lenny on 20 September 2014 - 09:01 AM

Does the EGR blanking cause any errors in the engine management?

It can occur on the 2.0TDCi but I've not yet saw an EML appear on a 1.6TDCi
However in any case the EML eventually stops after a few months accepting the blanking plate.

Just putting the information out there mate,
Choice is yours to follow or not :) i make no profits on either decision

#411351 Tailgaters! What Can Be Legally Used To Dissuade The Morons ? Discuss

Posted by Lenny on 19 September 2014 - 09:15 PM

Haha well that's what happens when you get married Vicki, never the less, welcome back I'm sure it won't be long before you have more time off, I know it's not long till number 3!

Time off?
Shes already getting me to clean the dishes..
Ive already gotta wash the dishes every night because her bellys gotten longer than her arms :lol:
She cant reach in to the sink anymore,
Been intending to purchase some gator clamps and cable tie them to a plunger,
This way she can stick plunger to base of sink,
Clamp a plate in position,
And stand sideways cleaning with one hand without obstruction.
Her new nickname is "big bird"


#411329 How did you find the Ford Owners Club?

Posted by Lenny on 19 September 2014 - 08:38 PM

I'm not a wuss like my darling husband (who didn't know wat a tens machine was) gas &air wud be my only vice!



#411325 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 19 September 2014 - 08:28 PM

kinda tempted to get a new set of alloy wheels as my current ones are kerbed and after seeing the alloys on the guys cars at the FOC Ireland meet, I want an upgrade!
Now to decide of next upgrade:
1. New set of 17" alloy wheels
2. Bilstein Eibach B12 kit - shocks and springs

Id go for the Bilstein B12 kit mate,
And perhaps get the existing rims refurbished,

The Avon ZV5 have an extra layer of rubber on the side wall,
Not sure if you remember i showed you on my ZV5's it is designed to prevent kerbing of the alloys,
So the alloys wont get any worse,

After lowering the car will handle better but different,
It will take a few months to get used to the new handling,

So id stick with the existing alloys and lower the car first,
Then when your used to the new handling change the rims for somthing different,

And at that stage i may be in a position to purchase your existing rims if you are planning on selling them as i quite like the design and 17" will be cheaper than 18" next time I'm due four replacement tyres.
Aswell as the extra bit of ride comfort on my back.

#411317 Tailgaters! What Can Be Legally Used To Dissuade The Morons ? Discuss

Posted by Lenny on 19 September 2014 - 08:04 PM

Lmao that's probably the funniest bumper sticker I've ever seen  :lol:

This is my personal favorite though :lol:


#411309 Tailgaters! What Can Be Legally Used To Dissuade The Morons ? Discuss

Posted by Lenny on 19 September 2014 - 07:50 PM


#411306 Tailgaters! What Can Be Legally Used To Dissuade The Morons ? Discuss

Posted by Lenny on 19 September 2014 - 07:43 PM

Thank you jeebs my darling husband is branding me with his name so I can't get away!

Lmao thats the biggest load of bull ive ever saw on this forum outside of the vauxhall thread :lol:

#411130 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010)

Posted by Lenny on 19 September 2014 - 05:40 AM

Focus is looking great Jamie,
I love the alloys and the colour coded fog surrounds worked out very well,
Looks alot tidier with the bonnet lip colour coded,

Zs front lip would look good but i agree spending on the escort is much more rewarding than the focus,

#410708 Joke Thread

Posted by Lenny on 17 September 2014 - 07:48 PM

Mr Cadbury met Miss Rowntree on a Double Decker. It was After Eight. They got off at Quality Street. He asked her name. "Polo, I'm the one with the hole" she said with a Wispa. "I'm Marathon, the one with the nuts" he replied. He touched her Creme Eggs and slipped his hand into her Snickers. He fondled her Flap Jacks and she rubbed his Tic Tacs. It was a Fab moment as she screamed in Turkish Delight and he shot his chewy centre. But 3 days later his sherbert dib-dab started to itch.Turns out Miss Rowntree had been with Bertie Bassett and he's got Allsorts.

#410680 Winter Bulb Upgrade Focus Mk2.5 2008-2012 Model

Posted by Lenny on 17 September 2014 - 05:57 PM

Have you tried the Philips bulbs at all, Lenny? The Mk 2.5 is a whole new beat to me now, but the Philips bulbs had far more range than the Osrams in my Mk1.5.
Any idea how the compare in the 2.5? I've just fitted Philips into my last night. Can't wait to test them out tonight.
Adding to the side light bit as well. Silver rimmed lights in the black shroud doesn't look bad either. I'll take a photo of mine later for those interested in the look.
Nice thread, lenny. :)

Thanks Kye,
I've not tried Philips bulbs at all mate
Perhaps automobile bulbs is somthing that Philips are good at and I'm missing out:
Not trying to be smart with you mate please allow me to explain my experience with Philips as a company:

In the past I've had a Philips home stereo system which would turn itself up and down uncontrollably after six months of purchase,
Cost me 375euro/290GBP back in 2005

I also had a Philips DVD player laser broke within two years back in 2004,
Cost me 120euro/100GBP

As we all know Philips have there fingers in many pies,
In my opinion after personal experience with some of Philips products I'm under the impression there jack of all trades and master of few.

Osram on the other hand have been manufacturing bulbs for generations,
Its what Osram are known for and its what they invest all of the research and development in to,
Not spread across a range of technology.

So i swear by Osram till the death :lol:
If Osram were to start manufacturing a brand of oil or windscreen wipers i wouldn't purchase because its not there heritage.

Now im not saying all franchise company's are not reliable,
BOSCH are another company with fingers in many pies,
They manufacture a fantastic range of wiper blades and oil filters which i have found to be good quality,
But on the flip side:
Im now on my third Bosch dishwasher and second Bosch washing machine in seven years perhaps there's somthing in the water :lol:

Which brings me to summarise:
From your experience Philips manufacture great bulbs,

From my experience Philips manufacture low quality home audio visual equipment.

Perhaps bulbs really are there strong point,
But i prefer Osram because its all they do.

Bosch manufacturer great wiper blades and oil filters,
But from my experience there not so good with the home cleaning appliances.

Bottom line,
Philips bulbs could be better than Osram,
But ill never purchase another Philips branded product again perhaps I'm at a loss but I'm sold to Osram period.

If Philips were to create the next big thing ill be missing out big time for sure.

#410224 How did you find the Ford Owners Club?

Posted by Lenny on 16 September 2014 - 11:18 AM

Phil - just remind her that you are still interacting with real humans (albeit hidden behind a screen somewhere...well, I'm fairly sure most of you lot are real...except Lenny - pretty sure he's a ghost - Vicki must have murdered him looonnnngggg ago...)
...unlike Bubble gum popping sweetie farm drama or whatever it is

Im evidently alive :lol: pictured at the first ever FOC Ireland meet two weeks ago,



Not as active online in recent weeks due to being back at work and on medication for degenerate disc disease in my lower spine,
Ive not got much input in recent times,
Pending arrival of third baby due late October, any progress on the focus is on hold until early 2015