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#412680 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on Yesterday, 10:47 PM

Awesome! Many thanks for all the info. All I got to do now is order it in the coming weeks and mess about with the program. Can't really go wrong right? :P




#412673 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on Yesterday, 10:05 PM

That makes a lot more sense now. I will do so with a bit of time. 

 

The Germans, a funny bunch :P




#412653 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on Yesterday, 09:19 PM

Thanks man. Appreciate it. I might get it shipped to my Parcel Motel if they allow Northern Ireland shipping to save me a few bob. 

 

Next q: Which software do I use and where do I get it from? :)




#412648 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on Yesterday, 09:15 PM

Lenny, you are a star but I think I got it covered. Just not spending time to try it all out properly. I will do that tomorrow and see where I get. My car on the inside is tad bit different than yours but that's just a feeling I get, nothing scientific about that. I think it's coz yours was so nice and clean unlike mine lol.

 

Thanks for the replies lads. I actually have now both a metric and inch set, which I am sure will come in handy in the future. I was wondering myself why Ford had both metric and inch bolts in the engine bay. Thought that was a bit silly :P

 

Thankfully the new set I got has both metric and inches. Gonna go round trying them all tomorrow if I get a chance and weather holds up :)




#412614 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on Yesterday, 08:37 PM

My problem is actually funny. The socket just feels loose over the bolt. I even tried different sizes but no luck. The bolt on top of the nut is quite long and I wonder if that is making things difficult. I will have to take it all apart tomorrow after work and see if I can get anywhere. Btw, for anyone doing this, leave the car to cool down for a few hours before attempting this as I nearly got burnt today :P




#412605 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on Yesterday, 08:13 PM

Highly recommend the custom subwoofer enclosure for the boot. Makes a big difference with having usable space there. Plus it was matched for the woofer itself. 

 

Liking the planned mods. How hard is it to fit the reversing camera on a touchscreen unit? And how much would it cost?




#412604 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on Yesterday, 08:09 PM

Holla.

 

Quick question regarding fitting the EGR plate. I had to go buy a 5/16 socket to loosen that bolt. I then tried to loosen the bolt but no luck. 

This is what I bought from the shop. Am I doing something wrong here or just plain stupid? Any help would be appreciated as I have dismantled the car bits 3 times already :(

 

http://www.woodiesdi...27#.VCHQ2kpdWp4




#412352 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 22 September 2014 - 10:30 PM

Lenny, I'm not too worried about my own bandwidth. Great idea to put them all together. 

 

Any progress with getting the ST front bumper?




#411804 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 21 September 2014 - 10:47 AM

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


#411799 Mightycarmods Build Thread: Gramps 11 Second Car

Posted by Hassen on 21 September 2014 - 10:21 AM

Thanks for the comprehensive explanation. I learnt something new today. Cheers mate :)


#411723 Mightycarmods Build Thread: Gramps 11 Second Car

Posted by Hassen on 21 September 2014 - 12:13 AM

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


#411542 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 20 September 2014 - 03:59 PM

Depends on your budget to be honest. Goodyear EfficientGrip have got good reviews. I myself went for the Avon ZV5 as my local Ford dealership gave me a good deal on it with tracking and wheel alignment. Best advise would be to have a look at what people here have on their cars, their experiences with it and what they recommend. And if you can try out a Focus with the set you want, even better. Plenty of info online and check out the ratings for wet grip, fuel efficiency and noise levels on the tyres. They are usually fairly accurate.


#411393 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 19 September 2014 - 11:36 PM

I think the B12 kit will take precedence over the alloys. You do make a convincing argument :)

 

One of the reasons I went for the Avon ZV5 was because of the rim protector that I saw on your tyres. Hoping they will protect the alloys from now on. The previous tyres had them as well but I don't think they were any good. 

 

Hoping that the car will handle a bit better with the lower springs as the Zetec spring are a bit lower as they are. Correct me if I am wrong here. 

 

I will keep you in mind Lenny when I do plan on selling on the alloys. To be honest, I like them too but would love to have something different and lighter in 17" size. I only thought after getting the 4 tyres today of trying to trade in the alloys towards a new set with tyres in one of the Dublin shops. Too late I guess :(




#411319 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 19 September 2014 - 08:12 PM

Small update:

 

Had the car serviced as usual at the Ford garage near work. Had to foot a pretty big bill in the end, which I wasn't really expected. Apparently tyres were all gone on four corners. Got just over 32,000 miles on a set of Federal Super Steel tyres. I think they did already in terms of wear with my motorway/national road driving. In terms of comfort/noise level and grip in the wet, they were average. In the dry they were good. I decided not to go with the same brand and the deciding factors were that they were very noisy on the motorway and the fuel economy were not great. Ford dealership gave me a discount on 4 Avon ZV5 which was better than the local tyre fitters. First drive on the motorway was so much quieter than the previous tyres. Wet and dry grip is good and the car is much more comfortable over bumps etc now. Happy with my purchase but now 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

or

2. Bilstein Eibach B12 kit - shocks and springs

 

Thoughts?




#408520 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 11 September 2014 - 11:50 AM

Huge thanks for organising them Lenny. The kitty idea is a good one I think as I would be interested in getting one of those made next year :)