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    ahh its getting there, at least your out getting seat time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milsom93 View Post
    Unfortunately yeah. It never come on the car and they seem to be very rare these days
    Everyone ripped em off and threw them in the bin (me included )

    Certainly plenty of buyers for a decent aftermarket version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3K1355 View Post
    Everyone ripped em off and threw them in the bin (me included )

    Certainly plenty of buyers for a decent aftermarket version.
    Ive got two sat in the garage :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbsauce View Post
    Ive got two sat in the garage :O
    Keep them mate, theyíll be worth even more in a few years.

    First off had to change the master cylinder as it had fluid on the wrong side of the cylinder and it got to the point I couldnít get into first at a round about.




    Then just been driving it around for the past few weeks so hereís some random pics



    So today more than any day I noticed the car smelt like fumes and not a rich fumes and when a Ford Focus RS decided it wanted to play the sudden down shift from 4th to 2nd and sudden full throttle the misfire came back exactly like the drift day. Also I have noticed it back firing more than normal when you come off partial boost.

    For this reason I checked the plugs when I got home and found these
    Cylinder 1


    Cylinder 2


    Cylinder 3


    Cylinder 4


    First two cylinders look ok but the last two more towards lean. Itís not a boost leak as this has been checked. Any suggestions?

    Also whilst all the plugs were out did a compression check
    Cylinder 1
    135 psi With oil 145 psi

    Cylinder 2
    137 psi With oil 150 psi

    Cylinder 3
    135 psi With oil 145 psi

    Cylinder 4
    130 psi With oil 140psi

    Would this be enough to blow the dipstick out via blow by?

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    Readings look ok to me no4 is bit on the low side but not low enough to worry and the difference across all 4 is less than 10%.

    If you are blowing out the dipstick the crankcase is pressurising to much, have you checked your breathers? In particular the crankcase to head breather.

    How have you got your breathers setup?

    Could be worth doing a leakdown test? Dis you do comp test on a warm engine?

    The mis/splutter could be coil breaking down, coil loom, fuel supply (is your pump hardwired?) Dirty afm, timing.

    Have you done a diagnostic test
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    Quote Originally Posted by pointz View Post
    Readings look ok to me no4 is bit on the low side but not low enough to worry and the difference across all 4 is less than 10%.

    If you are blowing out the dipstick the crankcase is pressurising to much, have you checked your breathers? In particular the crankcase to head breather.

    How have you got your breathers setup?

    Could be worth doing a leakdown test? Dis you do comp test on a warm engine?

    The mis/splutter could be coil breaking down, coil loom, fuel supply (is your pump hardwired?) Dirty afm, timing.

    Have you done a diagnostic test
    Pointz you are a super star, just the info I was after.

    Itís is totally stock breather set up, Iíve been meaning to put a catch can set up on it but there is much mixed information on what is there best way and what causes issues I keep putting it off. Iíll go out and make sure they are all clear then do my home work.

    I did the compression test on a warm engine. Itís was straight after the play with RS. I pulled up and got the plugs straight out. Iíll look into a leak down test also then.

    The fuel pump is not hard wired and once again a job on my to do list as I also want to a switch in there for when I have to park and leave it outside. Iíll start testing now, think I know someone who will have a bunch of spares some trial and error it is.

    This is proper helpful! Thank you

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    Do you live at Pipers Green? Thats just round the corner from me


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    Quote Originally Posted by R3K1355 View Post
    Do you live at Pipers Green? Thats just round the corner from me

    No mate, we was looking at buying there so this was when we went to look at the show homes. Iím down down in thrones near the park dude

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    Yea quite a few new developments in the area, works just started down the road on this place http://bridgehomesyorkshire.co.uk/calder-fields/
    Walking distance from the big Asda as well

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    Somethings have happened so here it goes.

    Sold my daily to buy a tow rig so for three weeks this was my daily. There was only one issue which was a coolant hose popped off but it was due to me not spacing the two hoses evenly. Other than that it coped fine. It even coped with the snow (although very lively)






    I booked for drift matsuri at Rockingham and with limited time I decided to buy a Apexi SAFC and a wideband.

    So picked this Apexi SAFC up locally and wired that in and put a base set up on as the wideband hadnít arrived yet. Miraculously it now revved right through and felt great.



    Then fitted the AEM lambada the day before we set off to Rockingham, then gave it a wash, noticed a slight coolant leak when prepping which was soon sorted with a jubilee tighten and packed up


    The car was faultless on the drive up and kept temps really well. On the track, It was down on boost in the morning, misfiring, idling shitty and it was struggling to keep the tyres spinning in third, so by the time I had got them sorted it was dinner time.

    The idling was these plugs fallen off and kept falling off so bodged them


    The boost leak and misfire was my already bodge and kept vibrating loose


    By this time there was a rain shower also which loosened it up and after dinner was completely different.

    Got some good runs in although the cue times was huge, but all in all a really good day and a first for me doing 3rd gear drifts. No photos as the other cars there was incredible and my driving not so.



    I went hoping to learn flick clutch kick entries less hand brake on transitions and third gear drifts, but due to grip that track has and issues in the morning I just focused on drifting the corners and no hand brake on transitions which I was happy with.

    The car is running good now and back off daily driving duties. I found injector 4 like this so I am trying to source another but it doesnít seem to effect it.


    Iíve ordered the correct clamps for the turbo to inter cooler and all I want to do next is get some more lock and drive the hell out of it this year

    Also new tow rig so no more driving it to track any more



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    You can't go on plug reading unless you do a "plug chop". A "plug chop" is done by switching off while running at sustained FULL LOAD. Anything less than full load doesn't give a proper reading. You need a brake dyno (not inertia roller) to hold full load for long enough to colour the plugs. It's not safe to do a plug chop on a car with power steering on the road. I've only ever done it with bikes when re-jetting after fitting S&B air filters, 35 years ago. If you don't do full load plug chop all you get is idle mixture reading. These days people use wide band lambda.

    That leak on the block coolant inlet could be quite serious. If it has one pin hole it will soon have more and that could cost you the engine. If the block inlet has corrosion then many of the T joiners, the oil cooler and the heater feed/return pipes could be just as bad.

    The rear plug on the FICD won't have been a problem. It's only powered when the air con is on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyshack View Post
    You can't go on plug reading unless you do a "plug chop". A "plug chop" is done by switching off while running at sustained FULL LOAD. Anything less than full load doesn't give a proper reading. You need a brake dyno (not inertia roller) to hold full load for long enough to colour the plugs. It's not safe to do a plug chop on a car with power steering on the road. I've only ever done it with bikes when re-jetting after fitting S&B air filters, 35 years ago. If you don't do full load plug chop all you get is idle mixture reading. These days people use wide band lambda.

    That leak on the block coolant inlet could be quite serious. If it has one pin hole it will soon have more and that could cost you the engine. If the block inlet has corrosion then many of the T joiners, the oil cooler and the heater feed/return pipes could be just as bad.

    The rear plug on the FICD won't have been a problem. It's only powered when the air con is on.
    Good to know on the plug chop and as you say Iíve done it when re-jetting my moped as a youth but never thought the car. That was only a temporary measure as I now have a AEM lambada fitted that the SAFC was tuned with that. We simply put more fuel in to start with as after talking to Chris he said it sounds like a lean misfire and itís always better to add too much fuel than too little

    The coolant leak was due to me not spacing the hoses evenly so although one was well on the other was on the edge and not sealing. Levelling them out has sorted it but to be honest there is fair bit of corrosion on the end of some coolant pipes as I have had them all off and I have done my best to stop it but they will do until I have the engine out at some point (whether this one goes back in or not is another issue)

    Thatís what that does! I did notice the idle didnít fix when I put that one on first but i thought they might work together. As there is no air con I could actually leave it off. Thank you


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    Done some bits over the past few months.



    Could hear a noise sometimes when the suspension was travelling and found the drop link for the ARB is knackered. Got new one on order.


    Thanks to R3K1355 as he sorted me out a pintle cap for injector 4. Jay also from here was super nice enough to sell me a spare injector for fault finding in future.

    Fitted the pintle cap but I had a massive fuel leak when I put it back together. Iím an idiot, luckily the spare injector sacrificed its O-ring.



    The car drives better than ever now. No hesitation coming on boost and revs through better than ever. I had to turn down the compensation on the Apexi SAFC as it was running rich but turns out pintle caps do have a fairly big effect.

    When speaking to R2K1355 he inspired me to get an injector rebuild kit to ensure max reliability and possibly stop boost leaking out. So I ordered this from turbo noz. Yet to fit it.


    Made some ramps for drift days so I can just jack up on the diff as itís too low for my jack


    Iíve been un happy with the back of it for some time do decided itís time to get that spoiler off





    Then for the sake of £30 of bits and the car being out of action for a couple of weeks I set about taking the ABS out for once and for all.


    Did my research and to be honest it really wasnít that bad of a job.
    Fronts to a T-Piece then to the callipers and the back simply down the the block by the gear box.



    I think the best part was I managed to get good clean under there and access to lots of things Iíve never been able to see before. So tidied all the cables some what the best I could






    The brakes feel loads better now so must have been due a bleed. Just need to take the computer unit out behind the driver seat and mask the text in the dash to keep Mr MOT happy.

    Injectors and drop link next






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    Looking good dude, much nicer without the ducktail IMO. I reckon some kouki spats would go down pretty well to change the rear up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackB View Post
    Looking good dude, much nicer without the ducktail IMO. I reckon some kouki spats would go down pretty well to change the rear up a bit.
    Cheers mate, I love it now the spoilers gone. Iíd love a jap rear bumper and some spats like you say but unfortunately there is lots of parts higher up the rankings before all that.


    Did the drop link


    Sorted the horrible banging noise under suspension compression.

    Went to a car meet in it. Not my thing personally but it was a good ride out and the car performed faultlessly even though it was above 32 degrees out. We had sweaty backs however




    Filled the holes in the boot copying Charlieís method. Learnt a lot about welding and turned out ok but at least itís water tight


    Passed my trailer test


    Then Iíve just been driving it around. Weíve recently got a puppy so time to work on it has been minimal but to be fair itís running fine and Iíd just like to add some modded knuckles and offset rack spacers then go drifting but itís mechanically sound for once



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    Time for an update I think,

    The car didnít change for a while as we started to save for the house so I just run it around and didnít spend any money on it.

    In January after we got settled into our new home decided I want to go out on track just to brush off the cob webs if anything. Was fortunate enough to get on day at Teesside where there was only 6 cars turn up.

    Finally put my trailer test and truck to use and I wonít be going back to driving it there anymore! It was luxury.


    Car was fantastic and felt really fast and even managed to do 3rd gear skids with 215 18s on which I was surprised.

    Unfortunately the track was patchy with frost in the morning which got the better of me round the first corner


    Gutted as the paintwork was rubbish on this but the metal was actually really good. However itís nothing that canít be sorted.


    Then after after dinner the clutch started to suffer from the stickier tyres and 3rd gear to the point it would slip in a straight line. That was my day over however I was happy with that. I got some decent laps in, managed to change gears mid drift which I havenít done before and just got the car out.





    I felt like the lack of lock was holding me back so I bought this lot


    Then the car went to Crisp tuning for the clutch to be re-done and all the lock kit to be fitted.
    Got the car back now and the extended LCAís have pushed the wheels out as expected but now we have more rubbing issues, however I believe it makes the car look ace.








    Also tried to knock the dent out a bit for now



    Done the head to exhaust manifold gaskets as cylinder 4 was gone and it sounded like a tractor . Shit job, I knew as Iíve done it before but itís sorted now and it sounds loads better. The braised turbo hoses help too


    And finally itís strange as now the car is trailered to track days Iíve come to the idea I want it to be a more pleasant place inside so and more B road blasting friendly. I think itís an age thing. Started today by taking my rattly bodged speakers out


    And Iíve sorted the rattly boot out so now itís quite when driving around which is a strange feeling.



    Maybe get some drift days done in May and all being good itís a matter of lower profile tyres up front, and get some carpet in the rear and just tidy it up


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    Does anyone make the rear pockets for repair jobs like this? I know you can get full length sills.

    Also those don't look like the correct gaskets to be using on the exhaust manifold, you want MLM not composite fibre ones due to the heat they've gotta deal with.


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