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Everything posted by Philf1

  1. D13HPD ST-2

    Get yourself to Ford fair this year we’ll have a handful of RS on the stand which will look ace
  2. D13HPD ST-2

    Welcome to the RS club buddy
  3. Ford Fair 2018

    Hey guys I just got an email announcing next years date Get this in your diaries Sent from my iPhone
  4. Things I Do Like

    Ford Fair tickets are now on sale. We just need the club password to order.
  5. Ford Fair 2018

    Tickets are now on sale but you need the code for the club. Can one of the moderators post this so we can order tickets
  6. What the hell is it here with some snow

    Check your average consumption at idle mine is 0.2 gallons Per hour so one gallon lasts about 5 hours so a tank of 10 gallons or so should last 2 days. M62 is still closed with an “indefinite “ reopening time Just been on it it’s like the apocalypse has arrived no traffic st all absolutely brilliant
  7. What the hell is it here with some snow

    This is my drive today with next door insignia that hasn’t moved all week and the M62 at 9.30 this morning
  8. Fish aquariums

    30”wx12”dx15”h also have gravel and other bits but as it’s at the back of my garage I don’t really know what is still there
  9. Fish aquariums

    I’ve got a tank free to anyone who wants it. Will need a good clean as it’s been in the garage a couple of years
  10. Mobile app. Has it ended?

    Same here can’t use it at all
  11. How long do you keep your car for.

    17 cars in 40 years never had a month without finance in all those years. Cheapest car was my first a £300 mk1 escort most expensive the current RS
  12. Why do I keep getting locked out of my account?

    Me too got to the stage I can’t be arsed to try again
  13. Fiesta Bulbs List

    Check out HIDs direct I used them for my st lights no problem but make sure you get 35w as the 55w sometimes flicker Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Here you go I do a mixture of town and motorway about 30-50 miles per day. In reality it really depends how you drive if you start to hoon it expect low 20s. Tank is small as well £50 ish to fill so expect to visit petrol station at least once a week. Having said that don’t buy one for fuel economy that’s not what they are about https://www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk/
  15. Well it has taken what seems to be an age but the RS has finally arrived. And god it's awesome. Here's the back story of order to delivery which I decided to keep pretty much to myself as I knew the wait would be hard enough without sharing the pain with you guys. February 2016 - Never thinking I could ever afford an RS and that the Fiesta ST MP215 would be the pinnacle of my Ford ownership I saw an advert on a Ford dealer website offering repayments of almost exactly what I was paying for the ST. But wait what about the insurance I here you ask? OK that's what I was asking anyway. So I did a quote and found that the premium was actually a few pounds less than for the ST. Oh god that makes it feasible. So off I trotted to my local Stoneacre dealer to see my friendly salesman Steve. We sat down and placed the order. RS mk3 in Nitrous blue, standard seats with blue bolsters, lux pack, 19" forged alloy wheels, sync2 nav system and door edge protectors. Fantastic everything I want and expected build date to be October 2016. £1000 deposit paid. Only problem is that RS orders can only be placed at Ford Stores and my local isn't one. So the order is placed via the Doncaster branch, he can't see anything on his system so will have to ring Doncaster for everything. Two days later Steve rang me. "Good news and bad news" he says. "Good news is we have a cancellation with a build date of May 2016, bad news no door edge protectors" let me think...I'll have it!!!! March 2016 - Then the horror stories start to come out of the forums and Ford themselves. Oil leaks on the production line no cars being released and many a potential owner getting ***** off. Then I get the dreaded call. "Your build date is being put back to June but you can have the door edge protectors" Well that's OK one month extra but everything I wanted, I can live with that. April 2016 - bad news continues. Build date back to July. June 2016 - Build date back to October. News on the RS forum that the winter pack, (heated seats and steering wheel) not previously available in UK but was in Spain, I don't understand either, is now available in UK. Get me that I tell Steve but only if it doesn't delay the order any further. He gets it on the build schedule, happy days. I also find out that one of the reasons for the delay is that Ford have run out of Nitrous Blue paint. Seriously? Sack the guy responsible for that. August 2016 - Ford Fair is quite painful as all I can see are RS's at ever turn. October 2016 - Sent an email to the RS team at Ford UK. Can you confirm my build date please? Reply states it might be December but two week shut down over Christmas means it might be the New Year. Enough is enough now. I'm very unhappy and seriously considering cancelling my order. So I march off to the dealers. Steve checks and is told that they have a build date of 10th November. Another email to Ford UK later that day to be told, "actually yes build date is 10 November and here's your VIN number. Whooop. Straight onto ETIS and there it is and they started building on the 8th two days early. November 2016 - Over the next few weeks I watch the car being built including an upgrade to Sync 3. Then I remember we've never actually sat down and worked out the finance in detail. Better get that done then. Off to see Steve, he's nowhere to be seen. Off sick I'm told he's had an operation and not due back till the New Year. *****. Anyway Paul says don't worry we'll sort it. What did Steve arrange for you. So I told him. "Seriously? That's a cracking deal." says Paul. I'll see what I can do. December 2016 - 5th - Paul rings. Car has landed at the dealers. If we can sort the finance you can pick it up on the 10th. God I'm nearly wetting myself now. Problem is they can't find any of Steve's paperwork, great. We discuss the finance and of course the screw tightens, your ST is now 9 months older and has 10k more miles on it so its only worth......f*** all. Jeez what now? A bit of hard talking and I get another £2k out of him. That's better. But I still need to find a bit more cash and the payments are £50 more per month than the ST. Just before Xmas, not good timing. So I juggle some finances around cancel the wife's Xmas presents, joking, and no problem I'll come in tomorrow to sign the papers. 6th- Where's Paul? His day off! Ahmed will sort it, he's the sales manager. We sit down and he gets the finance details up on screen. Your payments ill be £330 a month! No they f***ing won't be, says I. He's only quoted me on the current increased list prices not the cost when I ordered back in February. So panic over. Finance signed, Collection agreed for 11am 10th December. Saturday 10th December- The BIG day - Drove the ST, on fumes, to Doncaster, it needs 4 new tyres, current ones are like slicks, and the 3rd year service which I never got done and saved myself over £500 in total, so if you buy it make sure these have been sorted. I'll miss that car it has brought me 3 years of driving pleasure and many great memories. I arrive at the dealers to see the car in the showroom covered with a Ford car cover but the profile is unmistakable. I sign what seems to be every page of the bible hand over the ST keys and V5. OK sir if you'd like to take the cover off your new car? ***** hell not half I'd like to; Right that's all the buttons explained, phone paired let's get this show on the road. Hope I like it? Like it, it's chuffing amazing. What a car, like brown stuff off a shovel, more comfortable than the ST and sport mode transforms it into something else. I'm never going to tire of this. Here's a couple of photo's on the way home. And it's first wash That's all for now guys. I'll try update this thread over the coming weeks and months but it's hard when you never get out of the driving seat.
  16. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Good side on shot here from Malton Big Breakfast last year
  17. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    I’ve got one on my laptop which I’ll be on later Vents were painted and fitted by Chris at paintmodz excellent job as always I’ve video of the whole job which I’m editing and will post shortly. https://www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk/
  18. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Thanks for the comments guys https://www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk/
  19. ST-2 K&N Filter error P006A

    That’s definitely sucking in hot air instead of cold needs to be isolated from the heat coming off the engine https://www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk/
  20. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Bonnet vents fitted. https://www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk/
  21. A very expensive hobby, my Focus MK3 ...

    All cars built pre July 2017 are recalled mine as well. I’m booked in for 13 February https://www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk/
  22. Things I Don't Like

    If the cameras are on the end of the lane probably got you. You can always appeal if they fine you https://www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk/
  23. They are also able to cross speed bumps much faster than your own car https://www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk/
  24. ST-2 K&N Filter error P006A

    I ran a mountune 215 upgrade with a k&n panel filter with no problem for over two years. If the cone filter is open to the engine it’s probably getting hot air instead of cold so you will need to get it isolated so it gets cold air instead. You’ll get a performance increase as well https://www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk/
  25. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Norway actually but serious respect to that guy https://www.topgear.com/car-news/hot-hatch/look-ford-focus-rs-taxi https://www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk/