Dan P

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Dan P last won the day on September 10 2018

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About Dan P

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  • Birthday 03/03/1981

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    Fiesta ST3 MP215
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  1. As I've been approaching three years of ownership (and the end of my warranty and finance arrangements) I've been thinking about what I might do with the car. I gave serious consideration to getting a new car but have decided against it as I still love my car and my favourite options came with both increased purchase and running costs. I'd quite like a Golf R but they're ridiculously expensive and not particularly exclusive (given the hefty price tag). From the reviews I have read so far I don't feel like I'd be getting an upgrade in getting a brand new Fiesta ST. If I was forced to buy a new hot hatch right now I'd probably go for a Hyundai i30N Performance although it's a little large and thirsty for me. Having decided that I was going to keep the car I then started to look at further modifications. I was keen on the Mountune MR230 given that I've had Mountune upgrades so far and liked the performance and customer service. Even though I've already got the MP215, induction hose and cat back exhaust the MR230 was going to cost £2,500. Given the large cost I started looking at alternatives and reading as much as I could about what was available. After much consideration I have decided to go with Collins and will be making a trip up to Cheshire on 7th May. I will be having an ITG air filter, Airtec intercooler, Pro boost hoses and the CP2 remap which should give 235-240bhp. All this should be done for around £1,200. Before that happens I have my third service and first MOT booked in on 1st May.
  2. I wholeheartedly agree! Sent from my G8441 using Tapatalk
  3. It must add at least 2bhp! Sent from my G8441 using Tapatalk
  4. You can tell which version the doors are from as there is a plastic bump strip on the pre-facelift doors which is absent in the Mk2.5. I agree with previous assessments that the photos of the door you have taken are from a Mk2.5. Sent from my G8441 using Tapatalk
  5. Those wheels do look good. Great colour on the car too. Sent from my G8441 using Tapatalk
  6. Car still looks fabulous. Are you thinking of replacing it (give that you had a test drive of a new Focus?) Sent from my G8441 using Tapatalk
  7. Yes. They fit just fine. Sent from my G8441 using Tapatalk
  8. Nice work so far, especially on a budget! It certainly scrubs up well for its age.
  9. Love the new motor! Hope it drives as good as it looks. I'd taken a bit of a break from the forum but it looks like you've been very busy in my absence. Not surprised to see you're making a great job of the new car. I'm not usually a fan of bonnet vents but these ones look class! Those wheels are a bold choice too but I think I like them. Have you got any full side-on shots of the car? Have you got any other big plans for the car like springs or a remap or are you going to take your time and enjoy having a more warranty friendly car?
  10. I decided that it was finally time to give Bastian a really good clean. I started off with snow foam (I finally invested in a pressure washer this summer and am very pleased that I did so), then did a two bucket wash and followed up with fallout remover. I then used a clay bar - which I'd never done before - and finished off with prep and sealant. The photos don't really do the finished job justice as the light wasn't great but I was delighted with the results. There were some areas of the car which had been remaining grubby even after a normal wash but the clay bar has sorted them all out. One problem that has become increasingly apparent is that the paintwork on the driver's side of the rear bumper is gradually turning a different shade to the rest of the car. When I very first got the car there was damage to the paint on the rear bumper which had to be resprayed. Before my warranty runs out I shall be approaching Ford to see if they will sort it out. My neighbour's cat seemed to object to me having an immaculately clean car and by the next morning had left their paw prints all over the roof and bonnet. I wish that keeping the car clean wasn't such a futile obsession!
  11. Boost solenoid and oil filter housing (below) have been sorted for a few weeks now - glad to report Fanta is running absolutely fine now!
  12. Cheers@b4zz. Despite the few issues the car is great and Mrs P loves it. We anticipated when we bought it that we'd discover a few things that would need doing, it's always going to be a bit of a risk when buying a 10 year old car. Sent from my G8441 using Tapatalk
  13. Sorry Daz, can't remember. Car has sold now so I've not got the paperwork. Sent from my G8441 using Tapatalk
  14. Very... I paid someone else to do it! Sent from my G8441 using Tapatalk
  15. I had Eibachs on my Mk2 Focus and loved them. They made her sit lower and flat (rather than having her tail in the air), improved the handling and still left her as a comfortable drive for long journeys. Coilovers would give you a bit more flexibility I suppose and allow you to go even lower but wouldn't they be more expensive and possibly overkill?