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Phil 87

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#479336 Cheeky Online Car Dealers..

Posted by Phil 87 on 24 April 2015 - 02:47 PM

I have the same mate. An eBay seller is using my picture to sell fiesta bumpers. I contacted them but never replied


Lol you should demand 10% commission on every bumper they sell ;) 

#479332 Do U Find It Hard To Wheel Spin A Ecoboost?

Posted by Phil 87 on 24 April 2015 - 02:40 PM

I've never tried to wheel spin deliberately, or do a really fast start from a standstill (scared I'll hurt the car lol). But the ST really likes to spin the wheels even when I don't intend to, if the road isn't very grippy or has been smoothed out. Sometimes it just happens when I try to pull away quickly from a junction, and the traction control doesn't really do anything to stop it. Maybe it would if I was silly and tried to do a burnout.



Puma speed have pushed them SAFELY to 215 BHP out of the 1.0 125 engine, but that's with,

Induction kit
Hybrid turbo
Quick spool manifold
Full miltek system
And a Remap


It depends what you mean by "safely". I heard that Ford didn't thing it was safe to have the MR230 kit on the ST because of the extra torque through the gearbox, which is why it's not warranty friendly. I don't know how much torque that Puma kit produces but I'm guessing a lot more than the gearbox was designed to handle.

#479320 Gap Insurance

Posted by Phil 87 on 24 April 2015 - 02:25 PM

It was the same for me, but I bought 3 years of gap cover separately. I should have done it sooner though because I think you only have about 3 months from the day you take delivery to get the best kind of cover (replacement or something like that). I think at the time all I could get was "back to invoice".

#479062 Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Posted by Phil 87 on 23 April 2015 - 01:32 PM

I'll hopefully be seeing it this weekend, can't wait :). Hope it lives up to all the hype.

#478424 Whats Anti-Stall

Posted by Phil 87 on 21 April 2015 - 09:30 AM

There is an "anti-stall" feature which was first introduced on the MK7, but I'm not sure if that's the correct name for it. As I understand it, the anti-stall kicks in when you're slowing down with the car in gear, and I think it disengages the clutch or something like that before the revs drop too low.


It would be good if someone can explain how it works because I've also been a bit confused by it. You'll notice the revs drop to idle when this happens, but I normally put the clutch in before that. Am I right in thinking the anti-stall doesn't do anything when you're accelerating, and will the engine still stall if you don't put in the clutch when you stop?

#478420 Fiesta Zetec S Or St On Finance?

Posted by Phil 87 on 21 April 2015 - 09:20 AM

Go and speak to a Ford dealer. Tell them how much you have and they will do their best to get you into a car.


And they'll also do their best to extract as much money from you as possible for that car. I'd say search for some good deals on sites like CarWow and DriveTheDeal first, then you can go to your local dealers and see if they can compete with those quotes.


Have you test driven both cars? Make sure you do that before talking money with the dealer. You might not like the hard ride of the ST, or the ZS might seem too slow in comparison, so you might be able to decide which one you want just from a test drive.

#477967 Ford Fair M1 Convoy 2015

Posted by Phil 87 on 19 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

I will join up with you guys I am just south of Manchester - I will be in my Fiesta Titanium X (EcoBoost Mk7.5)


I will most likely stay at my cousins in Sheffield the night before to ensure I am at the services to meet all of you guys.


Great, I'll add you to the list :)

#477638 Car Conundrums!

Posted by Phil 87 on 18 April 2015 - 07:19 PM

Divinely inspired, loosely inebriated, preserve vessel.


A drunk driver on his way to church? :P

#476681 New Fiesta Range - Red & Black Editions

Posted by Phil 87 on 15 April 2015 - 07:40 PM

4th at 30 is fine if it's flat road. If it drops to 28 or so it starts labouring.


It depends on the car though, I haven't driven a 1.0L Fiesta but it looks like its gears are so long that 4th is almost like 5th in other cars.

#475897 Tyres Look Squashed But Right Pressure?

Posted by Phil 87 on 13 April 2015 - 01:59 PM

I had the same sized tyres on my MK6 and I remember them looking a bit flat too. But as long as the pressure is correct it's fine. Think of it this way, if the tyre looks like it's squashed, that means there's a lot of rubber in contact with the road which means you have lots of grip. The more you inflate the tyre the less rubber is in contact with the road, and that could really make a difference in an emergency.

#475887 Being Honest Is An Expensive Thing, It Appears...

Posted by Phil 87 on 13 April 2015 - 01:38 PM

It reminds me when a couple years ago I wanted to fit winter tyres for my Yaris SR so I asked insurance company if it would affect my premium.

Their response was that it will hike the price from 300 to almost 1500!

And their reason for it? Apparently they classed Yaris SR as a "sports vehicle" (really?!) so should  I fit winter tyres its a sign I am going to race it on ice!


Lol that's just silly, I'd like to see them trying to keep a straight face when telling you that. We need insurance companies to work more like energy companies in that you can switch to another company at a moment's notice if you're not happy. And they could count no claims bonus in days instead of years, but at the moment it seems like a trick so that you stay with them a whole year or you'll lose a year of NCD.

#475879 Pleb Dems

Posted by Phil 87 on 13 April 2015 - 01:23 PM

I agree about hydrogen cars, looks like they're almost there in terms of being a viable replacement for normal petrol/diesel cars. That money might be better spent investing directly in any UK car manufacturers that agree to use it solely to develop low emission cars, instead of a prize which will just line the pockets of the bosses of the biggest company.

#475412 Ford Fair M1 Convoy 2015

Posted by Phil 87 on 11 April 2015 - 11:49 PM

I think it's too early to be planning exact times, nearly 4 months to go. But looking at the journey times on Google maps we would probably need to be leaving Woodall by 6, maybe sooner.

#475411 Spot The Poor German Car!

Posted by Phil 87 on 11 April 2015 - 11:43 PM

This looks like a Polo but I'm not sure:



#475349 Mountune

Posted by Phil 87 on 11 April 2015 - 08:46 PM

You could always use gloves ;)