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#412614 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on 23 September 2014 - 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 23 September 2014 - 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 23 September 2014 - 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?




#412130 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 22 September 2014 - 09:16 AM

Cheers Hassan :). Added that to my basket.

Can't beat new tyres. They good in the wet?


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Glad to be able to help. I am waiting on my mechanic to give me his availability, then I am going to order the bolts and b12 kit. 

 

New tyres are a big improvement from the old one. Dry grip is very good. No more wheelspin as before from the extra torque going to the front wheels. Wet grip much improved as well. Going round roundabouts now, I don't need to slow down completely. Drove the car is very bad rain on the motorway last friday. Not a hint of aquaplanning or loss of traction. Also, noise in the cabin has been greatly reduced. My guess is by a good 5db at least but will do a proper check soon. Highly recommended Avon ZV5. Good balance between price and performance :)




#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 :)


#408435 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 11 September 2014 - 07:17 AM

Thanks man. Loved taking pictures of the cars. Hoping for more people and cars next year.
The plaque is on my mantle piece proudly on display. Had to fight the better half for it to get a spot :P


#408323 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 10 September 2014 - 08:22 PM

Roll on December :)




#408263 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 10 September 2014 - 06:50 PM

The Silent Coat comes in various size. I went about with just the subwoofer for a good few months and no Silent Coat. My advice is save the money now, have just the subwoofer and an external amplifier. Then buy the Bulk Pack down tge line when you decide to upgrade the speakers as in the doors it makes a very big difference in midbass. Trust me when I say that the sub packs a punch for its small size :)