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Ecky

Member Since 30 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2013 01:22 AM
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In Topic: Ford Escort Going For Rally Advice

16 June 2013 - 12:38 PM

tbh you'd be lucky to get massive gains on that engine without spending big bucks

 

There's several 'better' engines that'll go straight into the mk6 than the 1.6 zetec, dunno about restrictions on races you wanna enter but I think the 2.0 zetec is a straight swap and that'd be a much better starting point than the 1.6

 

If you don't mind spending, this site may be worth a look:  http://baileyperform...o.uk/?page_id=7

 

They have on there a 1.8 zetec kicking out 239 bhp and a 2.0l zetec at 329bhp both with turbo conversions and megasuirt ECUs amongst other things, those guys're also pretty good with handing out advice if you're gonna do all the work yourself so it's worth checking them out


In Topic: Mk6 Escort Gti Problems

13 June 2013 - 11:34 AM

I'd consider changing the clutch or at least have a garage check it out


In Topic: Mk6 Escort Pats Transceiver Module Replacement - Do I Need To Get Keys Coded?

13 June 2013 - 11:24 AM

Hubby I've no intention of doing anything as daft as relying on a key key taped to the steering column mate, the whole idea sounds a bit chav tbh

 

Stoney the keys are moulded plastic but there is a seam which suggests it's two moulded halves stuck together, changing the blades is a good idea but I've a mate who's off work at the moment and keeps telling me how bored he is lol

 

He's a bodywork guy really but he's pretty good with most things car related, general mechanics & maintenance etc, bit clueless on stuff like pats issues so he's not been any help there but he's quite looking forward to spending an hour or two fiddling about with changing locks etc and getting a free lunch!

 

He's also without a car at the moment and I told him he can borrow my other estate (escort tddi) when this one's back on the road so he's counting the days until the kit I ordered arrives, a mate like that's well handy when you got a car needing a spot to get through an mot ... especially when he paints it up to a professional standard once he's done!


In Topic: Mk6 Escort Pats Transceiver Module Replacement - Do I Need To Get Keys Coded?

12 June 2013 - 04:48 PM

The best advice I can give you is to just change the ignition barrel for now, fit the replacement transceiver and see if it starts, if so then change the other locks.

 

As for spare keys, you need two keys that start the car to programme any other keys, so if there's only one, you'll still need to have the car re-programmed to get more keys to work.

 

Re the extra keys, that's something I didn't know


In Topic: Mk6 Escort Pats Transceiver Module Replacement - Do I Need To Get Keys Coded?

12 June 2013 - 11:37 AM

I think I might've struck gold

 

Found someone selling a 'set' off a same year gti containing both door locks, boot lock, petrol cap, ignition barrel, one new style remote central locking key, transponder ring, and ecu

 

Forty five quid ... gotta be a bargain!

 

I believe I should just be able to swap everything over and bob's yer uncle, will need to get a spare made but that's a minor issue