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#529414 1997 Ford Fiesta - P719 Asa

Posted by AdeMk1 on 06 October 2015 - 01:31 PM

Im sure i have a teaspoon with that reg number on it!
Seriously though i know how it feels, i wanted my old XR3 back years ago only to find out it had been written off 2 days after i sold it.

#528279 Engine Swap?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 01 October 2015 - 11:12 PM

Build a budget zetec turbo with a decompression plate. Loads of info around on how to do it. I had one in my mk3 escort.

#524761 Ford Cortina The Car Of Our Childhood

Posted by AdeMk1 on 20 September 2015 - 05:41 AM

OVH 112P was my old man's Tina, I was gutted when he sold it!
Replaced with MGN 78V which he subsiquently wrote off early one morning on black ice.
Replaced that with a Sierra A57 NUG.
Weird how we can remember the reg numbers of our childhood cars!

#524760 Hid Kit Providers

Posted by AdeMk1 on 20 September 2015 - 05:27 AM

I get what you're saying bud & I totally agree projectors are the correct way for HIDs, I was just giving my opinion of the 'R' kits available & that I'd never had a problem & never been flashed for dazzling another driver :) as long as they are aimed correctly you can still get a very decent improvement :)

#524218 Hid Kit Providers

Posted by AdeMk1 on 17 September 2015 - 11:35 PM

What you need is the H7R kit, they have been designed to be used in reflector headlamps and part of the bulb is blacked out that causes glare.

#511401 Mot Failure... Incorrectly Aligned Front Spring

Posted by AdeMk1 on 11 August 2015 - 08:01 PM

As stef says it will be that the spring will have rotated round 3" and the end of the coil won't be resting in the stopper.
No big deal, I'd bet you can jack up the car, take the wheel off, grab the spring and give it a good yank to twist it round the 3" to seat it properly without having to remove the strut or spring.
Blummin' Halfords monkeys!

#506894 Ford Parts Or Non Oem

Posted by AdeMk1 on 28 July 2015 - 03:57 PM

As Mark said, Gates and Dayco are used as original equipment from the factory on many cars.

Personally i always use Gates kits.

#488787 Leaking Black Liquid So Guessing Oil Related Help!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 23 May 2015 - 02:29 PM

Take it to a local garage to diagnose the problem, it should cost you nothing. Then you will know what's wrong and where you stand. We could be sat here all week guessing what the mystery goop is and it won't help you :)
Its difficult diagnosing a fault from a picture of a patch of fluid on the ground, if you can get it diagnosed we can probably help you fix it cheaper :)

#486628 52 Fiesta Wiring

Posted by AdeMk1 on 15 May 2015 - 11:35 PM

The wiring between the 52 plate and 56 plate wont be the same colours, if it was around the same year you could do it but they are totally different cars to each other.

#481970 Sons 2012 Ford Focus Petrol Diagnoses

Posted by AdeMk1 on 03 May 2015 - 02:52 AM

Coil pack?

#481741 Shop In?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 02 May 2015 - 12:47 AM

Without a doubt, they increase the cost of everyone's insurance after all, why should I let them get away with it? :)

#481485 Car Conundrums!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 01 May 2015 - 02:45 AM

A Merry Car! (America) lol ;)

#481484 Rear Bumper Repair, What Are My Chances?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 01 May 2015 - 02:36 AM

Would probably be cheaper to source a 2nd hand bumper in the same colour to be honest.

Edit: eBay item 261858820112
Not sure if its the same shade?

#480085 Tattoos :)

Posted by AdeMk1 on 27 April 2015 - 12:51 AM

I've got a Tasmanian Devil. I'm getting one more done soon for my Mum who died a little while ago.

#478344 Escort

Posted by AdeMk1 on 20 April 2015 - 10:37 PM

Faulty idle control valve.
You might get away with removing it & giving it a clean with carb/brake cleaner.