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bashbarnard

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bashbarnard last won the day on July 19 2020

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  • First Name
    Tom / Bash
  • Ford Model
    st150
  • Ford Year
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Suffolk

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  1. I put it up for £1200. In the end. The car doesn't owe me much. I'd much rather it go as a whole than break it down for parts. I've got someone coming to look at it on Wednesday next week.
  2. So it's been a while since I've updated this really. Cars still going strong. Still an awesome little machine. Just had it moted. But alas it's time to let it go. I thought I'd put it up here first to get an idea of what it's worth and offer it out to any forum members first.
  3. Got a zetec engine timing kit here. Planning on doing a 1.4 zetec belt tomorrow. Just want to double check its the correct tool. It's been ages. Can't remember which pin is.for the crank. They both do a different engine. Short one is 37.5mm from stop to stop and the long one is 63.5mm. any help appreciated. Can't seem to find online. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  4. Broke the fiesta. Standard issue. New one on order. Hopefully will be here by weekend. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  5. Made the annual trip down to Padstow and back last week. Fully loaded two kids and 2 adults. Second time the vehicles done it. Clocked 400 miles and still had quarter tank in her. Behaved wonderful and nice having the turbo for lots of noise round the twisty lanes. I've fully outgrown this now. I love this car but with two kids it's getting ridiculous over the weekends and long trips to sit in the car comfortably. I reckon it'll be going at some.point in the near future. Whoever gets it will have a cracking little car that's for sure. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  6. So as per title really. I'm getting read write errors on my old Westurn Digital 1tb HD. I've managed to get almost all my data off there without issue. Which is good. But I'm now in need of a new backup. Tempted to buy another Wd one as I've had this one 10 plus years. However there are now a few options on the market I'd like some input on. Internal SSDs in an external enclosure. External SSDs in general Internal SSDs added to my main pc. After this scare last night I'll be buying two long term (not now can't afford it) so I can have a copy ready incase. My main uses are my music c
  7. Purlings sorted my mot put as well recently. I'm friends with all of them there and tbh would work there again in a heartbeat now I'm back in the area so to speak. They actually value Thier customers as you've probably realised by now. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  8. This is how I feel. I've got to go back to work in two weeks and get in and out of people's cars all day. Can't lock myself up forever. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  9. The bit between the turbo and the dpf you'll never get to seal. Not in a month of Sundays. I've fitted hundreds of these now and they always leak a little. Do not put anything before the dpf exahsut paste wise. I've also recently started not using exhaust paste and using high temperature silicone after a few techs had switched. Honest to god I won't be going back. Find some high temp silicone, bit on each side of gasket. Let it go off, it'll never blow again. Marvelous stuff compared to exhaust paste. I won't ever go back. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  10. I've kept pretty quite on this thread as I've been signed off immune supposed and asthmatic [emoji23]. I've started to go back to shops in the past week or so. Maybe 5 percent of people are wearing masks it's ***** mad. I've got masks for obvious reasons. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  11. Have we got anyone on the forum who is fairly knowledgeable about the dv5 and dv6 engines. I looked into building up a fresh dv6 engine but done have anywhere to do a long term build with it. However the dv5 is essentially the same with an 8v head. From my reckoning to get these to runs requires the crank sensor, which the the same on both models. The cam sensor which I think is the same on both models, injectors which can be terminated at the plug. It's just an electrical pulse at end of the day for driving those. Then for me map and inlet air temp which is easy to sort on a new engine. The r
  12. I quite like this idea. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  13. Well this is it isn't it. Like what do I do. Buy another set of seats? Rx8, st170, st225? Wouldn't even know where to begin. I like these seats but the unreliability of them is bad. Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
  14. No man. Free as free. Even double checked it and lubricated the ***** out of it. These were eBay parts. I need to buy a genuine handle I think. I honestly cannot believe it though. The cables are free. They're second hand this time granted but they're genuine cables. The mech is free. It should be fine. I'm unsure if to buy a genuine ford item or buy some better front seats like from the st170 or something and get them fitted to these rails to stop this issue. Problem is. I really like these specific seats. If it was a 306 I'd have just replaced them [emoji23] Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tap
  15. So in march I ordered a left hand seat cable. Fitted it. All good. Put the new handle on in. Second pull handle snaps. Thought nothing of it went into lock down. Recently ordered another handle. Went to fit the new handle. Checking everything over. Snap the cable broke yesterday. FFs. So I merry on over to a friend's house who's got a scrap Mk6. Pull the cable out. Fit the cable today. Fit the next new handle. Snap. Now the new handle is broken. I'm ready to murder someone currently. Excuse the cable tie. I fitted it after to allow the seat to be tilted forward Sent from my SM-A505FN using T
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