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Everything posted by InstructorPiggy

  1. yeah, you would think....and I kinda was guna take the brunt of it...but when seriously calculating if it was worth going down the ST route i crunched some figures....... tdci currently scraping to manage 43mpg...been going down nearly every day at the moment... STs do around the 30mpg mk (not official figures...but Fiesta STOC real!)... Mildly tuned STs manage more MPG...I was surprised to hear this...but again Fiesta ST info from the STOC...good bunch there... and the ST will be on LPG once I am using it for the school...Diesel at 134.9p here, LPG 70p pr ltr. That means I will make a saving of about 2/3p per mile on fuel alone...let alone the 250 quid a month saving taking the leasing costs out of the equation...and the day a month nearly of Ford appointments!! Lol! I will also maintain the car for next to nothing due to trade parts account! So although it seems nuts...there is some logic and amazingly it will save me pocket loada cash each week/month! Wonder what MPG figures the 155ps 1600s will come back with!
  2. yeah...i was thinking in way of brakes too...mine fade in me tdci at times...too much left foot braking I think though!!! also my thoughts went to the torque...the fiesta 2.0 has got the torque by the buckets....and the boxes very rarely brake!! Well a guy on STOC with a 330bhp ST has blown his...but thats understandable right!? :D Yeah...will be modding with basics to ensure embarrassment to the 155ps boys!!....throttle body, KnN kit, flexi and decat and with a remap I be hitting 175ish easily. B) Plus the 155ps cant be good on fuel...the ST when tuned mildly actually manages better MPG than standard!! :)
  3. st ones fit fine by the way 108pcd...
  4. yes...but at the moment they aint a huge amount of other suppliers except if you do a ebay search...or breakeryard search
  5. agree...get an engine thats been run in...then hear it purr before you buy...then rebuild the will get more reliability this way.... Honda back in the day bought up all 1500cc blocks for their F1 cars...but they had to have done 100k miles or they wouldnt touch they knew if 100k has been done that the block and head were good...for one race!! I not suggesting buy a 100k engine...but theres a principle there somewhere! B)
  6. really!? interesting...what blows?.... Im on STOC and ensuring we all tune a wee bit to keep ahead of the 155 upgrade!!! But i bet the ST box can cope better...or obviously it can cope better!! B)
  7. you realise that 4000 miles at 6p per mile is only a 240quid charge! thats not bad...on my 30k mile per year lease I pay 18p per mile if I go over it!!! I bet it cost you more to run the other car surely!?
  8. Ford told me they were designed to I asked if in their design they had a fund to replace all the 'desgined' buckles?! He wasnt impressed. Neither was I...180quid inc vat. I been running older tougher 16inch ford rims with 205/50s rather than 195/45s was better but still have two small buckles in front rims. Sucks. I did try and get my 16inch repaird....i posted a pic here at somepoint...but when trying to bend it out the company cracked the wheel..not so good. Is it me...or is this a modern thing...I never rememeber older cars/alloys bend the rims all the time!?
  9. suckage...whats the pence per mile if you go over? Piggy
  10. 155 is a big jump...I wana know how! The old racing puma was a 1.7 and was 155ps standard...that had different cams, exhasut, inlet, map and revved very high!
  11. least it sorted...I never had to remove the door card for some odd reason...maybe the year it was made the wires were different!?
  12. WOH! :o do they use cams in the upgrade? that still under warranty?
  13. this is a quote from a famous clint eastwood film..."Kellys heros" its one seen it!? :o
  14. yes this is exactly right...used to do under warranty services all the time back in the day...just ensure the stamp they put in your service book includes the VAT number...and its a ok! Also you can ask for them to use the gen' filters too...which is motorcraft stuff. We used to stock it all for when people wanted ford servicing. where I used to work they would do a full service INCLUDING filters for 99pounds. Pollen and petrol filter was extra though. Piggy
  15. that right?! I thought it was just 140?! If its much is that and how the hell do they get it to do that!?
  16. No be a leading manufacturer I expect...but probably the lowest bidder at the time ford was building the focus!! why the need to know?
  17. theres a solution?! will charge it too
  18. well we all helping each other...the more I use them the more of a discount they will give me... winwin! B)
  19. first thing be best for you is find a local motor factors and get yaself the oil, oil filter and fuel filter. Go with a price in mind from a place like halfords and then if it sounds expensive from the factors...ask if they can do it any cheaper as they always have a large margin of profit. Worth asking them also for a new sump plug washer/gasket. Once you got yaself some filters and oil...repost and I or someone else here will I am sure give you a guide no wuzz. Oh and if they doing an offer of somesort a box of latex or nitrile(stronger) gloves are always worth it! Piggy :) PS or PM I may miss the repost!
  20. yeah...not a fan of matt...I think be ace if it was gloss... I saw a brand new focus ST today in the same red with gloss black it looked stunning B) have you thought about white!?
  21. a gearbox oil change may be on the cards. Its not that hard to do...can get messy though. I would be concerned that perhaps the clutch is malfunctioning due to the heat...but if the gears are just stiff, not crunching then I wouldnt go for that its cheaper to get the g/box oil changed before a clutch! Piggy :)
  22. get us a pic of the screen for the camera? PWEEEESE?
  23. ya local garage may well stock such a cleaner as forte...worth asking. not sure if you much of a diy mechanic...but the filters (plus oil) are not a huge task...can give you a guide if you wana get ya hands dirty and save yaself a few quid!? Piggy
  24. I love the red...I guna miss the shine me red car makes when its just washed and dried and sitting out in the lovely sunny weather!
  25. seriously guys... "drink some some cheese"...chill!