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In Topic: The Difference A Day Makes!

24 September 2015 - 10:55 AM

Engine bay this morning compared to engine bay this afternoon. Well happy with it.


Anyone know if it's ok to leave the air box lid off or is that not a good idea? Sounds much better without it.


Going to have to clean the rest of it up now.


Wow....what did you clean that with?

In Topic: Removing A Mk2 Front Wing

23 September 2015 - 01:34 PM

Cheers mate, you're a star!

In Topic: Removing A Mk2 Front Wing

23 September 2015 - 01:01 PM

i think its just a case of removing all the bolts from the top and bottom of the wing. I would also remove the headlight to see if there is anything there.


have a look on ebay for replacement wings, the pics might even help you if they show where the bolt holes are.

Good idea (using the ebay pics from the replacements to judge bolt locations).

In Topic: Diesels

23 September 2015 - 12:52 PM

VWs problems don't really affect the UK, it's to do with the lower NOx levels allowed in the US. They're basically allowing more NOx on the road than on the test rig - but that's irrelevant for anyone blocking the EGR anyway lol.

Personally I think diesels have had their day for private cars, I wouldn't be buying one new. With all the potential faults and the fact that the economy is worse than 10 years ago due to the emissions rubbish is making them non financially economical. In 2017 tax will be a standard price as well, so cheap tax is no longer a diesel benefit.

You will still need diesel commercially though...

I agree to a point but some modern diesels deliver an excellent balance of economy & performance.


I've been driving a diesel ST-2 for the last week & when driven sensibly it's been returning 49 MPG (confirmed at the pumps) but can still deliver performance (with an economy hit) if I decide to drive it like i stole it :driving:


I accept some diesel engines, especially some of the lower output units are a waste of time considering the hassles involved.


On a more depressing note my 7 day test drive is coming to an end tomorrow so this is what I'll feel like tomorrow once the car's been collected!  :lamo:

In Topic: Mk5 Issues...

18 September 2015 - 09:45 PM

Well I really enjoyed my time with a MK5 Titanium 2.0 TDCI 150ps, incredibly quite & refined compared to a MK4.  The lack of wind/road noise was the 1st thing I noticed (then I noticed all the toys!)  :D  I think I'd probably go for the 180ps model if I was to take the plunge just for the extra torque. Possibly down to the weight of the car I found myself needing to work the gears more than I expected when using 40-50mph A roads i.e. hills etc.


I've got a new shape Focus ST-2 TDCI this week, I actually managed to get the brakes smoking today giving the lads at work a "test drive".  That's also much more refined than the model it replaces, I know being able to wheel spin a car in 2nd gear is childish but it doesn't make it any less fun!  :innocent: