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About CookieM

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  • Birthday 06/08/1991

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    Focus ST250 FL
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  1. Yeah I'll have to pay for the repairs unfortunately
  2. Turns out it was the turbo. Seems like it took an impact from something and damaged the compressor wheel. Not entirely sure how it got on top of/through the filter but i'm relieved to have finally got to the bottom of it!
  3. I picked up a brand new MK8 Fiesta ST in november, drove for a few hundred miles and everything was fine. I then decided to fit an induction kit (Airtec). Whilst removing the original airbox, i was a little heavy handed and managed to crack the cold air pipe. After driving for a while with the induction kit, i started to get a check engine light so decided to put the original airbox back on the car. After this the car started making a high pitched whistling noise on acceleration. You can't really hear it at idle, or when pulling away in first (not sure if this is just the normal engine noise drowning it out) but it becomes really apparent at around 2/3k revs in second and beyond. Car is performing exactly as it should, doesn't feel down on power. Took the car into Fords who said it sounded like it was damage to the turbo and that the turbo would need be replaced at my expense, since i'd potentially caused damage. They advised (off the record) to take it to somewhere else to have this done where it would be cheaper. Car then went into a turbo specialist who had a brief look/drive in the car and said that it does not sound like it's coming from the turbo and that it sounds like it's just air coming through the crack in the pipe. I'd already got a new airbox on order so got this fitted to the car with no improvement. Spoke to turbo specialist again who said that they still don't think that it's the turbo but quoted me for a replacement anyway (ended up more than ford) and said it could be something rattling, or a gasket or the BOV and that i should go back to fords which made sense to me since if they find the problem and it turns out completed unrelated to what i'd done, then it would be covered under warranty. So i took it back to fords and they took it out again, still thought it was the turbo and that they are happy to get the turbo out and examine it, then replace if needed but said it would be cheaper elsewhere again. Took it to another well regarded local garage to get a third opinion and they said that they don't think it's an issue with the turbo, that it could be an air leak and that they can check all pipes and do a smoke test to see if they can find anything. This came up with nothing, they said everything was fine. Not really sure where to go from here. No one seems to know what do to next apart from ford who want to take the turbo out, but with the specialist saying that it's not the turbo i'm thinking that this will just end up being a waste of time/money. The only real explanation for what i did causing a turbo issue surely is a bit of plastic making it's way up into the turbo, but this seems very very unlikely. Perhaps there is someone else out there having a similar issue? Any advice is appreciated Thanks
  4. +1 for triple r. Excellent quality and I had them fit mine for me too. There's no carbon ones on the website but I'm sure I've seen them do carbon ones before. Send them a message and see if they'll do one for you. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  5. All sorted. Took it to another place who have repaired it for me for £21. Not sure where I was looking on the tyre or what radial x is, but they are actually pilot sport 3's Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  6. There's quite a few. Very pricy though lol. Can get one of those Avon for £95 fitted. Just rang a local place who are going to look at my current tyre first and see if they think it's repairable. If it is, it's only £20. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  7. Yeah looked online, can't find then anywhere. I'm looking at Avon zz5s as a replacement but trying to avoid buying 2 but still keep my mind at rest. I'm just worried about the mixed opinion of mixing different tread types. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  8. Problem is I can't find the ones that are on there now, Not even ford can. I don't really want to fork out for 2 let alone a full set lol. I think I'll get a second opinion on whether it's repairable or not and go from there Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  9. Yeah the puncture is on the rear anyway Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  10. Took my car in for service yesterday and they found a screw embedded in the tyre. I said I'd look around for some tyres, hoping to get the same ones that are already on the car. Am I right in thinking that you shouldn't mix and match? At least not on the same axle? The ones on the car are the ones from factory (Michelin radial x 235/35/R19). Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  11. I'd go black on the back too! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  12. Looks nice mate! What's it sound like now? Just needs the chrome blacking out Imo Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  13. Nope it won't. You need this one Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  14. They do a splitter for your car here Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  15. CookieM

    The new RS

    Kind of wish I'd just took the plunge when I got my stealth ST3. I've ended up spending about £700 on mods and was thinking about mp275 for the last few days before I noticed the dealer had an RS in. Add another 1k to that and the price isn't too bad! It's just the fact of all that money going out at the same time that makes it feel like a bigger hit! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk