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#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

#111795 Replacing Tailgate On 1998 Escort Estate

Posted by vinnyvangough on 30 January 2011 - 01:49 AM

The wiring can be a pain in the tail gate, but when you unbolt it and lift it away, clean the boot mounts as a lot of the electrics in the boot are earthed out through the boot hinges

#111794 Replacing Rear Box On 1998 Escort Estate

Posted by vinnyvangough on 30 January 2011 - 01:48 AM

Should be an exhaust clamp. Undo that, pull the box off the rubber hangings and start twisting and pulling and maybe even a couple taps with a hammer to loosen it.
When you refit the new one, bit of exhaust sealer and away you go.

#108556 Wrong Mileage?

Posted by vinnyvangough on 04 January 2011 - 01:52 PM

I would advise you not to change anything. It may have been changed before and the actual milage may read 100120 miles, which in the Escort would show as 00120.
It is possible to change them but you could easily be accused of altering mileage if you ever come to sell it.

#8670 Help Removing interior door panel?

Posted by vinnyvangough on 20 December 2008 - 03:54 PM

The circle bit on the handle is not removeable.
There is a small surclip in behind the winder handle holding it onto the splines. The easiest way i found was to wind the window half down, push a small flat bladed screwdiver in behind the handle and move the handle to try to catch the surclip on the end of the screwdriver. When located slowly wind the window until the surclip pops off, BEING CAREFUL NOT TO LOSE IT AS IT WILL FLY A FAIR DISTANCE.
Then the handle will just pull off followed by the interior door panel.

Hope that helps