Gizza11

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  • First Name
    Stephen
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  • Ford Model
    Focus ST3 225 MK2 moded 340 BHP
  • Ford Year
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Shropshire

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  1. Gizza11

    Grab Rail by Handbrake or something like.

    Have a look and see if there is anything under disability accessory's that might fit and do the job
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    Mcgard locking nuts for mk2 focus

    The Mcgard nuts you have are for aftermarket wheels and not OEM Ford aftermarket wheel seats are indeed smaller seats than OEM .OEM are 28mm.The best thing to do is do a search for OEM locking wheel nuts on Ebay .An easy mistake to make as I nearly bought a full set of new solid nuts( the cap less ones) with the small seats until I dropped on the correct ones for OEM wheels
  3. When replacing these bolts they can be replaced with a hex heads bolt kit that are much easier to get out/off next time (if needed) they are a little shorter and tend not to round off as the Torx ones may do. As tom said the Torx can be a pain to get out and one is a real pain to access. Wire brush and a good long soak them for a bit may help had in the end to get a garage to get mine off in the end they just rounded off
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    Drive Shaft Dearing Heat Sheild

    Get some bigger washers on the screws that hold up the heatshield and replace the old ones with these that will re hold the heatshield up.A common problem with the heat shield on any part of the car as it gets older if yours is a 2003 I'm surprised it has still survived and still there and not dropped off long ago. Probably find if you look other parts of the exhaust heatshield is hanging a bit somewhere else too (maybe not).As you said if it annoys you a lot just take it off it won't hurt the car in any way at all as in real terms its not a major part and will still pass the MOT no problem with out.
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    Screen wash reservoir leaking

    With out being rude you just go to get underneath and have a good look, and as Tom says it could be a couple of things with out looking difficult to make a useful sensible suggestion. If you think you can't manage it your self perhaps some one you know may be able to have a look for you.
  6. worst case possible oil pump, oil filter blocked old oil needs change, oil leaks, crankcase ventilation blocked or restricted, potentially any of theses.This needs to be rectified before possible engine damage. Or something as simple as the oil pressure switch faulty that is not so bad and easily fixed perhaps try this one first.
  7. Even though I don't have this model I would defo have a load test on the battery as it is around 6 years old and as with all modern cars used heavily. A simple test at a garage, if the battery turns out to be o.k then that's one thing eliminated. Even a small battery drop could cause many strange symptoms (certainly does with my Mk2 ST)The fact that the radio and dash lights up is a red herring I'm afraid and doesn't mean that the battery's 100% o.k and up to the job.
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    Ford Escort push rods

    Have you tried Burton engineering easy to find, have many escort crossflow and pinto parts hope this helps http://www.burtonpower.com/
  9. Take the cats to one side and have a word in thair ear. Good luck with this one
  10. I don't have a fiesta but the principal is the same on my focus. If you have moded car ie a remap of some sort the Lamda sensor post CAT could be/probably is mapped out ie its been switched off to stop the EML light showing on your dash (as is mine).Mine is left in place ( I have a sports CAT)but is not recognised by the ECU at all and is part and parcel of the remap. Who ever had your car before you if mapped may have taken the lamda out and fitted a bung plug instead if that is the case that is how it supposed to be as the sensor is no longer used by the ecu and is normal for some remaps.The cable should/will be some where underneath probably tucked up in the wire loom as if you wanted to put it back to a OEM map then you will need the Lamda and decat replaced for this is that it may have a Decat (a pipe that looks like a cat )but is a straight through pipe fitted in that case is the reason it won't pass the emission test.If this is the case then you could fit a sports CAT that will put you emissions right .Other wise you need to get a friendly MOTer that will look the other way when testing.Putting the Lamda back in with a DEcat will not make any difference with emissions but will effect performance .If you have no dash eml light on all the time it is more than likely to be mapped out.Some people fit a CAT for MOT then take it off again when passed and refit the DEcat.Its all to do with performance of the engine.This is of course if the Fiesta actually has apost Lamda in the first place.If all the above is correct you don't have a problem with the car until MOT time.Or if VORSA do a roadside test and that is very unlikely
  11. Gizza11

    EXHAUST

    With respect you can make most things fit with converter sleeves, but if this was me I would like to see the whole thing the same bore from fount to back>For example on my focus St its 3" all the way through downpipe to back box with a 200 cell sports cat. It could lead to problems in running if you do other mods later but may be not. A miss match some ware just may upset the max power you could achieve. Think of it this way some idiots just change the back box to a big bore they get lots off loud noise but the miss match actually reduces any real power they already had just for that loud sound
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    Mk7 fiesta splitter

    I don't know if it would fit, but mind the speed humps they eat front splitters and that's why I don't have one form experience.
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    1.8tdci timing belt change

    Not sure if you need to remove starter motor but the other stuff is about right. You might as well change the tensioners etc. at the same time. Its not difficult with the right tools and equipment but if you are really unsure in my opinion get a local garage or mate who knows how to do it, as if you get it wrong it can be a problem.
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    Windscreen stone chip repair

    By shear luck a friend of mine works for a famous windscreen company so I get it done for free every time(chip) and a discount on the screen if I buy the whole thing myself and free fitting.
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    Are Modern cars really that fast?

    All I can say is have ago with VW R turbo I have 340 bhp not a hope in hell in catching that from a standing start due to its very aggressive launch control. But if I was to catch him at a higher speed I would give him a good run for his money. Main thing is doesn't really matter how fast your car goes in real terms it, Its really how much you enjoy it I just love that 5 pot grumble that my Mk2 does.The question is are modern cars really that fast and the answer is yes if you had a1ltr car say in 1980ish you would probably be quicker walking you wouldn't get 140 bhp or more from a 1ltr 3 pot engine probably a 3 pot engine would only be on a motor bike. A 2 ltr engine then would typically be about 110-120 bhp if you where lucky