I'mAnExpertTrustMe

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  • First Name
    Courtney
  • Ford Model
    ST-2
  • Ford Year
    2014
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Somerset

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  1. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    Revo Dealer refuses re-remap after Recall

    I'll do a quick bit of backstory to get you up to speed, but I called a revo dealer today hoping to get my Stage 1 Remap put back onto the car after the recall for coolant removed it. For reference I have a 2014 Fiesta ST which just fell into the recall bracket, meaning sensors for the coolant and a reset to the software, wiping the map. Nov 2017 - Purchase seemingly "stock" car as I had no prior experience with the ST. Jan 2018 - P006A error and notice a receipt in the car for a Stage 1 Revo remap Jan 2018 - Remove universal cone filter and replace with airbox to remove error Jul 2018 - Give the car a service and garage notifies me it's been decatted. Bit of back and fourth and dealer agrees to pay for cat, I pay for manhours. Aug 2018 - Dyno the car and Dynoguy says the intercooler doesn't look stock, and I had suspected it wasn't Sept 2018 - Recall for the car and notice a power loss, look into getting map back Sept 2018 - Contact Revo briefly and they say an approved dealer can put it back on as I have the receipt. So now today I've called a Revo dealer that also do Fords (Seemingly rare in the southwest) and they found my car on the system - Turns out in 2016 it had a Stage 2 remap which explains the other bits (But I suspect the previous owner changed the exhaust back and put a bad cone filter on to get more £££) And as I've changed the filter and Exhaust, it would cost the full amount for a stage 2. Now I can understand that, so I said I've got the receipt for stage 1 which is just software. I can pay for the manhours (All of 5 minutes work, but charged by the hour) to put it back on because as it's software, surely that's been paid for? But again...because I've modified the car, I'd have to pay the full amount again. Now please correct me if I'm in the wrong here, but the only people buying these remaps are surely the only ones that change bits in their car....and you're going to refuse ANY sort of help afterwards if they change it? What a joke. I acknowledge that if I had changed the car to wipe the map, then I am at fault, but the map is only missing because of a Ford recall, and they still expect me to pay FULL price for software that's already been bought. Imagine if you had to pay for MS Word again because your laptop updated. Any thoughts?
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    Fiesta ST180 intake

    Have you done this to your car? How's it holding up?
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    hellp

    Don't forget as you bought it from a dealer you are protected through the Consumer Rights Act 2015 where the product sold to you has to be fit for purpose. https://www.theaa.com/car-buying/legal-rights Found out mine had been decatted by the previous owner and wouldn't pass first M.O.T (Even though it passed emissions tests 3 times). Obviously wasn't too happy that I was sold a relatively new car with this problem, and came to an agreement with the dealer where they paid for the cat and I paid for service (£45). However as you've discovered the issue on the same day, I'd like to think you can get this resolved without any fuss from the dealer. I don't think it explains all the issues, but I know MAF Sensors directly after the air filter can play a role going into limp mode. Hope this helps.
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    Facelift model DLR lights?

    This is the best image I have of them on, but only in the daytime. The main difference between yours and these is the DRLs just sit in a little raised platform where they clip into. The connector can be fairly easy to remove as you just want to push a tiny clip into itself so you hear a tiny "click" and then you can just pull it back to see the connections. As for tint, you can buy bulbs that have a blue tint. Hope the photo is what you meant.
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    Facelift model DLR lights?

    Recently made my own headlights to mess around a bit (Bought spare ones and took them apart, sprayed black, added some extras). For my Fiesta ST, the codes for the headlights with DRL are C1BB-13W030-DG and C1BB-13W029-DG The only thing I don't know is if your car would be able to power them, I reckon they'd fit (At a guess? 2015 Fiesta? Probably?) But the electrical connection might not support DRL. I had to do some of the wiring myself, so I've made a very crude diagram below for you to consider. If you don't have those bottom 2 pins, I assume your car won't support it.
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    Sunstrips

    Recently bought myself a matte black one on Ebay for £3, spray the windscreen with (soapy? maybe) water, and the back of the sunstrip, and then you can slide it into position and start to apply. I did it randomly and miss the wipers by about 2-3mm. Been on there for a few months and shows no sign of wear. Love it. Just had to very carefully cut it around the 3 sides to fit it in.
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    Fiesta ST Insurance - 21 year old

    I recently just changed from DirectLine to AdrianFlux and saved over £400. So I would certainly recommend giving them a call.....It did take quite a while, and I hate how AdrianFlux's website *Constantly* redirects you to "Oh give us a call it's cheaper" when all you want to do is just get a quick quote online, get rid of that bs.....But I did save a lot of money, so I guess I have to thank them for that.
  8. Attempting a custom Headlight build, which involves taking out the Reflector and retrofitting a projector. Any idea on how to remove the reflector? Been using a youtuber as a rough, but they leave out all the important parts.......
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    Service reveals Cat has been removed

    That's the interesting thing, the car does pass emissions. And yup, requested to keep the decat! Just incase I ever want to make use of it or sell it on.
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    Service reveals Cat has been removed

    Just got back from the Dealer, they took it to their garage to double check. It's a Scorpion Decat, however to me the engine light should still be showing? They have agreed to pay for the replacement part as long as I pay for the fitting (£30-50), which I'm pretty happy with. I imagine this is quite a tricky subject as the MOT regs for Cats has only recently changed.
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    Service reveals Cat has been removed

    Contacted the performance shop and they confirmed that they don't remove the cat as it throws up errors codes and/or engine light. Double-checked my Engine light has the bulb behind it....and it does! They also mentioned something along the lines of "There's no way to hide a de-cat as there isn't an option in the software to hide it" So that leaves me wondering why mine has no errors or lights coming up, unless it is just within the limits for emissions? Crawled under the car just to see what I had, and the best image I could get was this one, with the poorly drawn woven-mesh, and the arrow showing where I believe the cat should be, but instead there only being a straight-pipe. Dealer has offered to inspect it, shall get back with results when I book a time. Thank you for the help so far guys, helps to talk through it and get advice from others.
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    Service reveals Cat has been removed

    Sorry I should have said that it's had a Stage-1 Remap from Demon Performance(Before I purchased). I did think myself that surely some sensors should be going off, but I didn't connect the dots for the remap. Their receipt does not say anything about a decat.
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    Service reveals Cat has been removed

    That's my main concern. As I'm still trying to learn the inner-workings of a car, something like a removed cat isn't going to be easily noticed by your average car driver. I was lulled into a false sense of security because I was offered the M.O.T when I paid the deposit. Currently looking at options as if I'm going to have to pay for a Cat, is it worth my time upgrading a little bit rather than splashing money just to return it to stock.
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    Service reveals Cat has been removed

    Just got a full service done on my 2014 ST-2 as to which the garage informed me that my car has had its cat removed, and say that it will not pass the MoT when I bring it back to them. I bought this car from a family run dealer November 2017, which had an MoT performed by Halfords when I first paid a deposit, this showed no issues. As a bit of backstory, the previous owner seemed to have been a bit of a pleb, replaced the filter to a standard cone filter that threw up errors (Which I have replaced with a standard airbox), removed airvent trim and parcel shelf cords, and now I find out the mong also removed the cat! I am now concerned for what else the absolute muppet has removed. What should I do going forward? Do I still have a case after 9 months as I bought a car that won't pass an MoT (Unless performed by Halfords, apparently) Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Finally got a ST

    Currently 7 months in with my ST, had to remove a bad cone filter and added some bits to personalize it a bit, absolutely love it. Got any plans for this ST?