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#415201 Need Help Asap With Alarm. Alarm Will Not Activate Post Elm 327 Update

Posted by footfistart on 30 September 2014 - 11:19 PM

Yeah I gave the micro switch a good greasing with some heavy duty low temp grease from work I had laying around but wd40. i wouldn't mine it you coule sens me a filé over so I can compare if that's ok. my address is ryanbarrimore at yahoo.co.uk. I only noticed this because in the GEM it said what caused the alarm to go off and it said hood ajar so I had a look and the switch was solid. so give it a good grease and exercise the switch and it will be fine. I think in very wet weather or everytime you wash your car is to grease it just to keep mind at rest. I have noticed that since I've done that the alarm will go off sometimes when I open the bonnet and then sometimes it doesn't. Not sure what could be causing that. least I now know the alarm is active and the indicators flash :) Thanks for replies

#401921 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 26 August 2014 - 08:58 PM

I've cracked 70mpg! Well I did until I did the elm upgrade and now reading 68.1mpg. Still not bad with current mods so far :)

#399135 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 18 August 2014 - 07:42 PM

Oh sorry I get you now. no road trip? you got a studio or an lx? mine is only a zetec and it has trip.

#398236 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 16 August 2014 - 05:02 PM

Well get one then I would and then get remapped and you'll be laughing :)

#396850 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 12 August 2014 - 08:48 PM

Right another update. I'll let the picture do the talking.


by the end of the month I should hit at least 70mpg!

#394514 Remap In Surrey

Posted by footfistart on 05 August 2014 - 09:15 PM

I am wanting to do that too Dpf gutted and mapped out. I've upgraded the intercooler on my 110. Seems to pull harder and approaching 70mpg. I think it depends on the mapper, the type of map and quality of parts installed. in my case when I get exhaust sorted including Dpf I should get around 150 but that's pushing it though. injectors start to max out then. so I'm aiming for maximum performance whilst having maximum economy. my target is to crack 75mpg. this is mainly motorway driving but I do drive all types of roads though.

#394507 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 05 August 2014 - 08:58 PM

Fifty is about right for town usage. And for the extra urban it's about 67 I think don't quote me though. and lenny that's pretty good. that's just about 65mpg. There is always room for improvement. I don't think I'll get much more than 70 maybe 71 before having to drive a lot slower and getting remap.

#394428 Remap In Surrey

Posted by footfistart on 05 August 2014 - 06:33 PM

I don't know any in Surrey but there is a remapped in Farnborough or if you need and exhaust down you can get a remap with it at longlife exhausts in Basingstoke. that's the nearest to me for exhausts as well. I'm sure more people will know mate.

#394422 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 05 August 2014 - 06:24 PM

I have cracked 69mpg :) and it's still climbing up. 69.1mpg to be precise. I highly recommend upgrading to everyone :)

#391983 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 30 July 2014 - 07:27 PM

So update... 68.4mpg! And climbing. In four days it's gone up nearly 1mpg. I reckon end of August I'll have 70mpg :)

#391978 1.6 Tdci -2007 - Dpf Removed And Remapped!

Posted by footfistart on 30 July 2014 - 07:23 PM

That's good to hear. I need more funds then get car mapped out :). I saw in earlier posts that 68mpg is possible. I'm on that now and climbing. 68.4mpg!

#391123 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 28 July 2014 - 08:52 PM

I like the idea of it but I decided not too. It looks the part now with the car and suits it quite well :).
Nope bumper stayed on. It's very easy to do. That easy it took 30 minutes.

#390991 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 28 July 2014 - 03:58 PM

I was going to do this but then I thought what's the point. I've spent all that time cleaning and making it look nice and shiny. I know there are definitely gains from stationary but I couldn't be bothered really. If there were to be massive gains in general then manufacturing companies would only make them in black.

And yeah it took 30mins straight forward swap just the way it should be.

#390775 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 27 July 2014 - 10:10 PM

Right reviw time I think. So I've just come home had a good flooring with it and I must say it wants to pull harder. Boost come in less aggressively than it used to. Especially in first gear. It seems more progressive. Mpg wise. About the same if not slightly better. on the instant doing 70mph I get 85mpg which is about normal on flat and normally get between 70-80 on a particular road.

So I'd say it's a good buy. But it still early days with it so I'll keep a report going for a while to see if anything improves. I'll post a pic of my average mpg and then give it a month and post it again to see the difference. This will be done over roughly the same journey as I use the car for mainly work involving motorways.

So the install. I'm sorry that pics are not great. I wanted to get the job done. So in thirty minutes I had it all done and this is how it went.

This is how it looked before it was removed.


1. Jack the car up and use an axle stand to hold the car up. I did this on the off hand side of the car but you can do it on both side. I was on the side of the road so not as much room as I wanted but hey.

2. Remove the lower grille to access jubliee clips and wind deflectors.


3. Now your car is up in the air you need to remove the fwd floor cover which is held with 4-5 torqx which are 25 size. No picture for this. Then remove the aft cover which has a few more bolts not sure how many but it's obvious when your under there.

4. Once they are off it will look like this.


And you can see this.


5. Next is to remove 2x 8mm bolts which are situated on the bottom of the cooler.

6. Once they are off next will be to undo the jubliee clips 2x



7. The cooler is hung to two hangars and all it needs is lifting up two inches to clear them and out it comes looking like this.


8. Then with the new one on hand do everything in reverse and all done :) so that is not very informative but I've got more pics to show off. Here's a comparison of the two together.



I'd say it's abit bigger even though it's two rows shorter.

Here it is installed to the car.


And with grille installed. I will get pics of it further away tomorrow I forgot to get some.


So there you have it.

If your thinking about tuning the car then is recommend that you remove/replace the the restrictions and swap them for more suited bits. Remap the car, sort the exhaust out whether you ha e Dpf or not, blank egr and sort induction out including this and you'll have a great car that will pull like a pulling thing and show up a few people.

I recommend this 100%. I would have go e bigger but I didn't want to because of it will foul up against other bits and I isn't want to go through the haatle of removing loads of bits to do it. Also I didn't want to block the radiator from airflow as bigger ones tend to do.

I hope this helps you to have a rethink about this. More pics to come over the coming week. Comments are welcome as always and any questions about this I haven't mentioned then please ask away.

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#390757 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 27 July 2014 - 09:19 PM

Yeah could give them a go why not. It's exactly the same fitment. Mine is smaller than the original but it's twice as thick. Is definitely give it ago. Just make sure you bend all the find back like I had to do. Longest job in the world but worth it. Give it a good wash inside and out to clear any crap and away you go.

So bryan you've got yours mapped? Yours is a mk2 though right? I only ask because mine's a 2.5 and mapping it will enough ecu removal. How does your car feel when driving? I'd love to know from how it drive to the way it responds and accelerates. Is yours a 110 also? I think you could get more than that. Dpf should release a lot more being as it's the most restrictive part that I know of. The car will only perform as well as the most restrictive part. Have you changed your exhaust? I'm doing that cat back including Dpf gut.