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Member Since 03 May 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 19 2013 09:05 PM
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In Topic: Ford 6000 Radio Fitting Query

27 June 2013 - 10:08 PM

He's already put in a complaint saying item not as described...

In Topic: Ford 6000 Radio Fitting Query

27 June 2013 - 09:57 PM

thanks. I know the radio was 100% before sending. He says he has been on holiday (has flight tickets to prove, he says) and has just bought removal tools (has halfrauds receipt to prove, he says). Probably realises he bought the wrong radio, or seen the price of the replacement facias.

In Topic: 1.6L Duratec-16V Ti-Vct

22 June 2013 - 07:05 PM

I've been quoted anywhere between £350 and £550 to remove the DPF, remap and activate cruise control (already fitted the steering wheel). The remap should give around 145bhp with the DPF removed. 

 

The test for a diesel only measures smoke, which the car should pass. Most methods for removal of the DPF involve smashing out the innards of the DPF, so it looks intact on visual inspection.


In Topic: 1.6L Duratec-16V Ti-Vct

22 June 2013 - 06:41 PM

Oh, in that case, none of the 1.8's do. 

 

Personally, I think the 1.6 is the better engine. The 90bhp are usually non-DPF, the 109 are more common with DPF. 


In Topic: 1.6L Duratec-16V Ti-Vct

22 June 2013 - 06:25 PM

Why not go for the diesel and have the DPF removed once the warranty is done? 

 

I've just bought a Mazda 3 MPS (as a second car, still got the Focus) and the earlier cars have a reputation for failing VVT. Replacement parts are about £300 from the US, plus fitting. Mazda we doing replacements for about £800 at one point.