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#399995 "running In" The Car

Posted by Clarky2013 on 20 August 2014 - 06:54 PM

Red line it out the dealership it's the only way :)

#399008 Fiesta St Sound

Posted by Clarky2013 on 18 August 2014 - 03:38 PM

Why would you buy a hot hatch and make it silent? The sound is great and doesn't even drown on the motorway. And it won't loose it's appeal after time lol its addictive

#398816 Who Would Choose This Colour?

Posted by Clarky2013 on 18 August 2014 - 06:47 AM

Just checked and they are us airforce on a base over here they fly them in and the guy bought his on the base.

#398013 St Engine Tapping

Posted by Clarky2013 on 15 August 2014 - 10:22 PM

Yeah it does sound a bit diesel aha

I haven't even checked the oil since picking it up, completely forgot will do it first thing

#397999 St Engine Tapping

Posted by Clarky2013 on 15 August 2014 - 09:18 PM

Right so noticed this loud tapping sound over the top of the normal ticking the ST engine makes. This sound definitely was not on my st2. Engine is almost 500 miles and noise is louder now. Happens when engine is cold, warm, just started, left on idle after a run around etc.


What do you guys think?  around 6 - 10 seconds in is when my phone captures the sound best


#397297 Probably Crazy But...

Posted by Clarky2013 on 13 August 2014 - 09:36 PM

Another zs converter :)

#397103 Mountune Mp215 To A Standard St

Posted by Clarky2013 on 13 August 2014 - 04:14 PM

Thought I would do a quick right up of transferring from an  STMP215 to a Stock ST



I do not intend for this topic to turn into a debate about mountune vs revo vs
finsport and if mountune is worth it to keep the warranty, it is purely my
opinion of transferring from mp215 to standard as most reviews are of standard to



I parted with my st mp215 recently for a stock st. I had the MP215 upgrade fitted for around

2 months and had driven over 2000 miles with the mp215 fitted. I also had the
mountune silicone induction hose fitted.


I have now driven almost 400 miles with a stock ST, mix of country lanes, motorway driving
and around town in traffic.


The first thing to note, the engine pitch is slightly less ‘grunty’ in a stock st. The
mp215 seemed to have a ‘meatier’ engine note, however this only a slight
change, if you weren’t trying to listen for it you wouldn’t notice.


The next difference is the pronounced ‘hiss’ you get with the mp215 when jumping off the
throttle. In an mp215 the hiss is very noticeable even with the windows up. On
a stock ST you can still here it but it is a lot quieter. I personally liked
the hiss but a lot of people used to comment it sounded chavvy or like a dump valve.


Now the main difference of course is the revised engine map. When booting the mp215 in 2nd
it is very urgent, yet again in 3rd.  A great way Ive seen of describing the mp215
is 2nd gear is like stock 1st gear, 3rd gear
is like 2nd gear stock.  It is
quicker, but it doesn’t blow your mind and it isn’t hugely/ drastically
quicker. The pickup seems to be fractionally quicker aswell with mp215. Now the
interesting thing about the mp215 map, cruising at 60, 65 , 70 ish on the
motorway, you just have to give the throttle a little blip and you get an extra
10 mph, however the stock st seems to do the same, only fractionally slower,
almost like a few milli seconds of turbo lag (if you can class it as that).


I do need to point out though I lost at least 4 mpg off my average mpg and the stock ST does
drink fuel like water, but the mp215 if you give it a thrashing for a while
down an exciting road, your fuel gauge will definitely suffer, but that’s the
beauty of owning a hot hatch. If you can’t afford it don’t buy it.


So in summary, you can notice little changes and yes there is more torque available, however don’t
it expect the mp215 to blow your mind away and it to be drastically different.


I have now added the mountune silicone induction hose to my standard st and have noticed the
‘hiss’ is a bit more pronounced and can feel a change with the pickup being
slightly quicker.


I know it is only a short review but may help someone who is sitting on the fence deciding
over it.

#396079 So I'm Onto Number 2 ....

Posted by Clarky2013 on 10 August 2014 - 11:50 AM

Well picked sonic up and got him home, hovered and quick interior clean, now off out to show him the red line and bed him in for the rest of today :P

#395688 Mountune Booked :)

Posted by Clarky2013 on 08 August 2014 - 09:23 PM

And got my spare tyre and jack out of it

#395115 Can This Work In My Mk7.5 ?

Posted by Clarky2013 on 07 August 2014 - 03:43 PM

Only a post on st oc, a guy said he tried it on his smax and lost all the standard integrated features , isnt there a guy on here who fitted it to a mk7? I will see if I can dig out the topic

#394343 St 8 Speakers (Sony) Vs Standard 6 In The Zetec S (Without Sony)

Posted by Clarky2013 on 05 August 2014 - 03:04 PM

no difference at all mate, to be honest you wont wanna listen to music as the noise of the loud pedal is mental, get it to 6000 rpm you will love it

#394307 So I'm Onto Number 2 ....

Posted by Clarky2013 on 05 August 2014 - 12:06 PM

Hell yeah, driving from the dealer straight to get it wrapped hopefully, only takes 30 mins to do :P

Going for matte black this time not gloss, should look like this:


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#392759 So I'm Onto Number 2 ....

Posted by Clarky2013 on 01 August 2014 - 04:10 PM

Well, went into my dealership to pick up a red touch up pen, and walked out with a brand new st-3 in spirit blue. That escalated quickly




I've chopped Roxy in for a st3 with style pack and mp215 in sb. Hopefully collecting next Saturday, brand spanking new on a 14 plate.


I've got such a good deal because its registered on 14 plate and with it being august...


Also got 2 free services.


Happy is an understatement, always wanted the extra gadgets.






#391588 St.. Buying Second Hand Or Buying New?

Posted by Clarky2013 on 29 July 2014 - 08:57 PM

If you want to risk it or arent bothered about warranty then finsport or revo is where to go. I highly doubt stage 2 mountune will make 240 . If like me you like the warranty and don't want to void it then the mp215 package is great and the car is plenty quick enough

#391248 Corsa Vxr

Posted by Clarky2013 on 29 July 2014 - 06:01 AM

I've destroyed a few vxr's with my mp215 , good stuff :P