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Everything posted by vinnyvangough

  1. Help needed - fuel pipe

    Thats quite a serious leak. Your best bet would be to trace the ends of the pipe and see if it looks to be an easy removeable part. If so try a breaker to find the replacement pipe. If not drop it into a garage for a quote. It may be difficult to bleed fuel back through again after the change though
  2. Paddy's gti

    Too nice to put in a car
  3. 2002 petrol/lpg 2.3 Transit Piston rings

    Have you spoken to any main dealers or parts places yourself?
  4. Different tyre sizes for MK5 Escorts?

    Look at the tyre size. On the tyre it should say something like 185/60/14 or something. The last number will be the wheel size. So 14 would mean 14 inch
  5. Car reg

    Vin number on vehicle should match the log book. If not. Walk away
  6. My focus derv

    Looks sweet as
  7. Mk4 mondeo titanium

    Haha, Hopefully get to a few next year. House renovations have been killing me for the past few years
  8. mr w

    They may not have made one for the MK2 yet
  9. Greetings All

    Hi and welcome
  10. Escort MK5 motor vibration in neutral

    Possible thrust bearing?
  11. Mk4 mondeo titanium

    Hey Phil, been a while
  12. My focus derv

    Nice. Have an 05 plate Mk2 1.6 TDCi myself at the moment. Cheap transport but turbo issues
  13. Forums are up!

    Yup yup yippage
  14. New Ford Transit Custom

    So what do you guys think? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FQcHYpa88t4
  15. Engines need 2 things to run, air and fuel. Air contains roughly 21% oxygen. Oxygen and fuel are burnt as part of the combustion process and create power. The more oxygen you can get into your engine, the more fuel you can burn. So, in simple terms, more oxygen + more fuel = more power. The first step of tuning your engine involves incresing the amount of air getting into the motor (induction), and helping the burnt gases escape freely (exhaust). AIR BOX This is simply a box, usually made of plastic, which houses your air filter. One side is fed from the atmosphere and the other has a pipe going to the inlet of your engine. In most cases the filter sits in the middle so that the air is sucked through and filtered of any dirt or dust particles that may damage your engine. STOCK FILTER Your OEM filter will usually be made of paper. These factory filters do a good job on the filtration front and they're cheap, allowing them to be replaced at each service interval. But paper filters are not as high flowing as cotton, foam or metal, nor are these paper filters washable. So the stock setup often restricts power. DRILLED AIR BOX This was a classic mod in the 80's and 90's. The simple, cheap and easy way of freeing up airflow to the intake of your engine is to drill the factory air box allowing more air to be sucked in. You just need to remove the stock air box and make holes using a drill or small hole cutter on the pre-filtered side of the box. The result should be a nice bit of induction roar and an air box thats less restrictive. Beware of inviting hot air into the air supply. PERFORMANCE PANEL FILTER These babies are a direct replaceement for your stock filter, so you wont be able to notice any difference in the engine bay. They come in a variety of material types, the most common being cotton gauze and foam. Their design means that performance panel filters can flow more air than cheaper OEM filters and the foam or cotton gauze material is also washable. So, by fitting one of these filters to your ride, you should benefit by a small power gain and you'll be able to clean the filter regularly. INDUCTION KIT This is where it starts to get more serious. Induction kits are designed for maximum airflow and as a result give a really tough roar! It's very important to get the right sized filter - go too small and you'll restrict airflow which could result in a power loss. So it's best to buy a kit designed for your car. Again, beware of inviting hot air into the system. ENCLOSED INDUCTION KIT Protecting your filter from engine heat is important. An enclosed induction kit is, well, enclosed. Basically these are similar to a regular induction kit, but the filter itself is housed in a protective casing usually made from carbon fibre, metal or plastic. These kits are designed to reduce the amount of heat soak from the engine. They're as easy to install as an induction kit and often make less noise due to they're "enclosed" design. NO FILTER Owners of cars with monster turbochargers sometimes go balls deep and junk the filers altogether. This is pretty big school and usually only seen on crazy drag cars. The no filter route stops any restriction and looks the tits. Fine on the drag strip but in the wet, irty world of UK roads it's a bad move. HEAT SOAK Hot air is your enemy here and it must be banished from the inlet. Enclosed induction kits are a great way of reducing intake air temperature, but there are other factors aside from the type of filter. For example, the pipework from the air filter to the inlet is also a prime target from the dreaded heat soak. Look at the bigger picture and consider other things that will affect inlet temps aside from just the filter type. Extracts taken from various sources Any extra info welcome
  16. Vinny's 1:18 Model Collection

    Well guys. I tend to collect and modify 1:18 scale models. Not got that many at the mo but here's some pics. I also have an AutoArt Ford Sierra Cosworth in original packaging brand new never been out of the box
  17. Hi,newbie from swansea

    Hi and welcome to FordClub
  18. Any F1 fans around?

    Always a fan of F1 but def not a fan of the new style qualifying
  19. MK6 models 1995-2002 Gallery

    Put the pictures of your MK6 Cars in here. No idle chit chat, just pictures. All chit chat will be removed
  20. This information has been taken from the Haynes Manual no. 1737, Ford Escort & Orion, Sept 1990-2000 (H to X Registration) LUBRICANTS AND FLUIDS ENGINE Pre-July 1998 Models Recommended Oil - Multigrade engine oil, viscosity SAE 5W/30 Alternative Oil - Multigrade engine oil, viscosity SAE 5W/40 to 10W/40 July 1998 Onwards Recommended Oil - Multigrade engine oil, viscosity SAE 5W/30 COOLING SYSTEM Pre-September 1998 Models (Blue/Green Coolant) - Ethylene glycol based antifreeze September 1998 Models Onward (Orange Coolant) - Monoethylene glycol based antifreeze MANUAL TRANSMISSION B5 Type Manual Trans - SAE 80 High-Pressure gear oil IB5 Type Manual Trans - SAE 75W/90 Synthetic gear oil MTX-75 Type Manual Trans - Trans Fluid to Ford Spec ESD-M2C186-A AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Auto Trans - Trans Fluid to Ford spec ESP-M2C166-H or Tutela WSD-M2C199-A BRAKING SYSTEM Braking System - Hydraulic fluid to Ford spec ESD-M6C57-A, Super DOT 4 or equivalent POWER STEERING Power Steering - Trans fluid to Ford spec ESD-M2C186-A WHEEL BEARING GREASE Wheel Bearing Grease - Grease to Ford spec SAM-1C9111-A SERVICING SPECIFICATIONS CAPACITIES Engine Oil At oil and filter change HCS and Endura-E engines - 3.25l CVH and PTE engines - 3.50l Zetec and Zetec-E engines - 4.25l Difference between dipstick min and max notches - 0.5 to 1l Cooling System 1.3l HCS and Endura-E engines - 7.1l 1.4l CVH engine - 7.6l 1.6l CVH engine - 7.8l 1.4l PTE engine - 7.6l 1.6 and 1.8 Zetec engine - 7.0l 1.6 and 1.8 Zetec-E engine - 7.0l Note - These spec's refer to the use of Ford antifreeze only Fuel Tank Fuel Tank - 55.0l Manual Transmission B5 Type (4 Speed) - 2.8l B5 Type (5 Speed) - 3.1l IB5 Type (5 Speed) - 2.8l MTX-75 Type - 2.6l Automatic Transmission Without fluid cooler - 3.5l With fluid cooler - 3.6l Zetec '96-on with cooler - 4.7l
  21. This information has been taken from the Haynes Manual no. 1737, Ford Escort & Orion, Sept 1990-2000 (H to X Registration) TYRE PRESSURES Saloon, Hatchback and Estate Models Normally laden -Front - 2 BAR(29psi) - Rear - 1.8 BAR(26psi) Fully laden - Front - 2.5 BAR(37psi) - Rear - 2.8 BAR(41psi) VAN "55" Model Normally laden -Front - 2 BAR(29psi) - Rear - 1.8 BAR(26psi) Fully laden - Front - 2.4 BAR(35psi) - Rear - 3.0 BAR(44psi) VAN "75" Model Normally laden -Front - 2.4 BAR(35psi) - Rear - 2.6 BAR(38psi) Fully laden - Front - 2.6 BAR(38psi) - Rear - 3.5 BAR(51psi) NOTE - Normally laden means up to 3 persons. For sustained high speeds above 100mph (160km/h), increased pressures are necessary. Consult the drivers handbook supplied wth the vehicle. Pressures apply only to original equipment tyres, and may vary if other makesor type is fitted; check with the tyre manufacturer or supplier for correct pressures if necessary.
  22. Greetings from East Anglia

    Hi and welcome. Car looks lovely
  23. Brake judder and spring noise

    More than likely a sensor causing that Ash. Have you checked you don't have sticky calipers?
  24. Newbie

    Hi and welcome
  25. New guy

    Hi and welcome

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