I'mAnExpertTrustMe

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

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  1. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    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.
  2. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    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.
  3. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    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.
  4. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    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.
  5. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    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.
  6. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    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.
  7. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    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?
  8. Hey all, I was given a front splitter and side skirts for my ST180 as a Christmas present which I am very thankful for. Today I made an attempt to fit all 3 parts (2 sides, 1 front) The front went in quite nicely, but was very tight as we have a large cordless. (Pictured below, didn't realise how dark it was) It was also secured with Puraflex 40 which I can only hope is correct....too late now. The side skirts sort of lined up, but they covered up the jacking points, and the clips in the original ST180 skirts protruded into this bodykit. It does not feel like they have been made with ST180 in mind, I don't know if I'm just not seeing something correctly, but I don't see a way to have a correct fitting. Linked below. The manuals are pathetic too, would help if they spent a little on a proof-reader. http://www.maxtondesign.co.uk/product/fiesta-mk7-fl-2013-up/side-skirts-diffusers-ford-fiesta-mk7-facelift-st--zetec-s.html Any help is greatly appreciated,
  9. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    ST-2 K&N Filter error P006A

    Cheers! I have now squeezed the hose into that area and made sure it's not pointing up, I don't know how much of an issue water getting in it is, but didn't want to risk anything. I took the car for a test drive and noticed that I no longer have the dump valve releasing pressure when I stop accelerating, I can only assume this is a good thing as it's putting less pressure on my turbo, will give me better miles(?), and hopefully gets rid of the error, however I am greatly missing that noise after putting some power into the car. As a side note, losing this noise doesn't mean the turbo isn't getting enough air? Also would changing to a K&N panel filter bring it back? Thanks once again,
  10. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    ST-2 K&N Filter error P006A

    Update: Called the Performance Center that did the original remap before I got the car and told them about the issue I was facing, even they said that it seems silly to have a cone filter for a stage 1 remap, and that they definitely don't fit pipercross cone filters. From all the help of you guys above (Thank you!) I have bought and installed the ST200 airbox. I will wait a few weeks to ensure the error is gone before upgrading to a K&N panel filter. I currently haven't fit the 2nd hose intake as it dangled far below the car, but tomorrow when there is more sunlight I'll get underneath and find a good spot to secure it. Thank you once again for the advice, fingers crossed this has solved it.
  11. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    ST-2 K&N Filter error P006A

    The filter foam is dry, but haven't yet had a chance to turn the tube around. I did find this heat shield: https://www.sico-developments.co.uk/products/sico-boost-induction-kit-heat-shield?variant=4033783556 Which looks like it connects to where the stock box should be. As it's only £30, I'm thinking this could be a good fix if it turns out hot air is causing the issue. I'm open to other suggestions of heat shields, this is the only one I've been able to find so far without having to buy a whole kit.
  12. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    ST-2 K&N Filter error P006A

    Apologies for the late reply, been away from home so only just managed to get a look at the engine. Is there anything I should be looking for in particular? I feel like this type of filter is uncommon, and possibly for a reason.... Looking at a receipt from a Performance Centre doesn't show much apart from a REVO Fiesta ST180 STG 1 for 299.25 (2015), which from my understanding is just the software aspect? Thanks for all the replies, seems like the current option is to switch out filters.
  13. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    ST-2 K&N Filter error P006A

    Yeah it is a cone filter with no stock parts to hand, am I able to get a box to cover it like the stock version (I believe?)? Or recommend I replace the Cone filter with something more reliable?
  14. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    ST-2 K&N Filter error P006A

    Hello, Recently an owner of a 2014 Fiesta ST-2, smile everytime I drive, and also found out after purchase that it had a stage 1 remap. Driving on the motorway would sometime produce "Engine Malfunction, service now", and about 50% of the time this came on, the turbo also stopped. Turning the engine off and on again would resolve this problem. One day it was raining heavily and this problem would pop up seconds after turning the engine on, so I now assumed it was an issue to do with the weather. Booked it in to get looked at, and the garage returned "P006A-62" Link to page about code https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p006a-obd-ii-trouble-code-manifold-absolute-pressure-map-mass-or-volume-air-flow-correlation-by-logan-utsman They mentioned how it is suspected there was too much air flow, and to try the standard air box. They also cleaned off the sensors. I haven't had the error come up again, however it hasn't rained heavily either, so in preparation for the inevitable I was wondering if anyone else has dealt with this. I've only been able to find 1 thread online that discusses this but leads nowhere other than to revert to standard. http://www.obd-codes.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11252 Are there known issues with K&N Filters?? Can't believe every K&N Filter installed would cause this. Kindly appreciate any help, (And hope I got this in the right subforum)