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#389810 Close To Disaster? Confessions!

Posted by vinnyvangough on 24 July 2014 - 10:36 PM

Been rushing around jump starting cars. Got one running, jumped out, moved some stuff, jumped back in, reversed back out the way forgetting to take the jump leads off.



#380676 Mk1.5 Focus Tdci 115Bhp 1.8 Remap

Posted by vinnyvangough on 30 June 2014 - 10:08 PM

I'm a hard/aggressive driver, but having this eco-wagon has slowed and calmed me a lot.


My RS2000 was driven hard daily but the Focus is a different type of car all together.


I do enjoy the extra grunt the RS had when it came to overtaking, although the dirty derv can really hold it's own.


I'm already getting over double the mileage from the Focus compared to the RS2000 so extra fuel economy is not an issue.


I gave £800 for the car with 12 months MOT so I plan to run it into the ground and then buy another car after it's either failed an MOT or blown sky high. Although if it can last a few years it can only be a good thing.


Just trying to find out a bit more from guys who have had it done.

#378370 Foc Members Occupation

Posted by vinnyvangough on 25 June 2014 - 04:57 PM

Started off as a Plumber, got fully qualified with extra tickets.

Then done a load of tiling and kitchen fitting.

Now work as a timber frame builder for a local company Tymba Systems.


Not too bad, although I produce the frames in the factory and go to site every so often.




A couple examples





#356340 Controversal Question

Posted by vinnyvangough on 23 April 2014 - 07:09 PM

For the sake of 5mm I would say it will be fine. This is only from personal experiance.


My Mk2 Escort has 15mm spacers all round and is driven hard. No problems.

#355986 What Do You Clean Your Car With?

Posted by vinnyvangough on 22 April 2014 - 08:33 PM

+1 water and sponge = job jobbed.

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app


Don't even do that. Let it rain heavy and that will do lol

#355687 What Do You Clean Your Car With?

Posted by vinnyvangough on 21 April 2014 - 06:45 PM


#348881 Tuning A Fiesta

Posted by vinnyvangough on 30 March 2014 - 08:51 AM

I suggest you do a LOT of research.


The "chips" are usually a glorified resistor, which tricks the engine into thinking it is cold, therefore chucking more fuel in. All it will do is damage your engine.

As for a turbo you need usually need to strip the engine uprate pistons etc, add an inter cooler, after market management (which is close to £600 on it's own), get it professionally mapped and set up, new exhaust system and then with any conversion like that, you would have to upgrade the suspension and the brakes.


If your mate can do all that for £600 he is an absolute legend. Although I tend to think he is full of that stuff that comes out of a cow's !Removed!.

#281326 Hello!

Posted by vinnyvangough on 10 August 2013 - 04:23 PM

Hi and welcome.


Where abouts in Cornwall are you?

#160019 temp gauge not working on escort 1.6i

Posted by vinnyvangough on 07 January 2012 - 11:59 PM

I've just put my late father's 1999 1.6 Escort Flight on the road and noticed that the temperature gauge only moves up slightly to the low end of the "normal" range when the engine is running (even on a 160 mile motorway trip).

Can anyone tell me how much the temperature gauge should move?

I just wondered if the thermostat might be stuck and the "normal" position of the gauge should be higher. The heater comes warm quite quickly, though. I'll check the sensor when the weather improves. Overall MPG is about 33 on the first tankful (half motorway/half local driving).


Sounds absoloutley fine mate

#146948 Will Cougar Alloys Fit Escort Mk6

Posted by vinnyvangough on 03 October 2011 - 07:49 PM

Thought Cougar alloys were 5 stud????

#146947 Best Way To Take Off Fuel Filler Flap ?

Posted by vinnyvangough on 03 October 2011 - 07:42 PM

I think you have to take off the rear shelf support inside and undo the screws from inside.

#127667 Escort Mk6 Gti

Posted by vinnyvangough on 17 May 2011 - 12:12 PM

As above.

There wont be much else it can be to be honest.

Take the wheel off and you'll see the wire going t the sensor. Take it apart and give it a good clean.

#127665 Contacting The Moderating Team

Posted by vinnyvangough on 17 May 2011 - 12:09 PM

Us mods are like bus's.

None when you want us but then we all come along at once

#125947 Ford Focus 17" Alloys Scrape

Posted by vinnyvangough on 06 May 2011 - 12:41 PM

Either the tyre profile is too high or the wheels are the wrong offset.

Did you buy them brand new? Where did you buy them from? What cars are they reccomended for?

#125815 A Miracle!

Posted by vinnyvangough on 05 May 2011 - 02:20 PM

Well that was bloomin lucky