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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:16 pm 
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So I sold the fiesta st to my mother last year because I got a new job with a bigger commute. That and I wanted a new bathroom.

I got the offer of a focus 1.8 tdci 02 ghia. I've been running that for a good while now and have totalled its miles to 155k.

It is shagged, it was gonna cost fuckloads to MOT, needed a steering rack, calipers, starter motor (probably DMF) and lots of other stuff. Not economical to repair when it is covered in rot.

I want a bigger car because I like to take stuff to the dump, I want to put bikes in the back of it and the wife is up the duff.

Anyways. I paid £235 for that focus and have traded it in for £500. awesome.

Of course i've bought a ford. I wanted a 3 series but I only wanted to spend 3.5k max and the diesels I looked at were all dogs.

I know the BMW will be a better quality car than a ford but I can not spend that money on an 11-13 year old car with 130k+ miles. my mind wont let me.

I briefly considered a vectra. Briefly. Or a laguna. Then maybe not. Audi and VW just don't do it for me.

You are never bored with a ford.

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Mondeo mk3. Early 2007. Titanium X, black everything. 2.0 TDCI, 78k, 12 month MOT, 6 tax, Warranty etc. £3900 (3400 after trade in)

plenty of toys;

bluetooth, voice control, heated/cooled seats, electric everything, auto wipers/lights, leather/alcantara, cruise control, parking sensors, 6 speed, esp etc.

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Wanted a 2.2 but they were all high miles/rough or out of price range. This has 130 bhp/240 lbs torque but I can get it to 165bhp/ 270 lbs with a simple remap. does 45-60 mpg all day. Nippy. Wouldn't call it fast. plenty of torque though.

few minor niggles - small surface rust around scuff plates inside the doors. wtf! it is a bit of a water trap. I'm just banging gt85 there regulary and will observe. think the last owner lived on a farm and.or never cleaned it. bodywork needs a good detailing.


wheels were refurbed in a graphite colour. but not the centre caps. :doh:


Job done:

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plans (if I ever do):

lower a few mm. it is high.
I'd like a zetec-s body kit on it. the bumpers and skirts are so much nicer. the ST ones wont fit as the wings are flared.
remap with cat removed.
EGR blank off
get rid of the stone chips.
wire in some usb ports for charging in the glovebox.
dark eyes (lights)
steal the submarine light out of mams fiesta and swap it into my car. She wont notice :D
st spoiler.
fix the inevitable DMF failure/injector failure - car has full history in terms of stamps but no receipts of work. probably made up!

dad wagon. Not sure if to bring this to the track day or borrow the fiesta off mother if she will let me.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:22 pm 
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Very nice motor.

I would get the remap done asap, no brainer really.

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Nice car mate, pretty much what I want, when I eventually have the money.....

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nice one op!

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170 bhp/400 nm on way today. Ooooosh

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looking good there olli

perfect for loading it with bikes and a road trip to the alps :thumbsup: :halo:


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onslack wrote:
looking good there olli

perfect for loading it with bikes and a road trip to the alps :thumbsup: :halo:



What's the cut off point time wise?

Remap done. Getting 50+ mpg and a nice power increase. Sweet. No more spending for now.

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perfect for loading it with bikes and a road trip to the alps :thumbsup: :halo:
What's the cut off point time wise?
None officially, although the sooner the better!


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Remap done. Getting 50+ mpg and a nice power increase. Sweet. No more spending for now.

:wth:

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Good shizzle!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:32 pm 
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They didn't rolling road it. That normal?

He downloaded my ecu data, sent it off via the internet to a man who sent back the remapped data an hour later.

I've no idea if the power gains are what they are meant to be. :?

done by these. seem reputable enough

http://black-code.co.uk/

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Thats how mine was remapped, rolling road proves nothing as it can be fiddled by the mappers.

How much did they charge?

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350. I suppose I could have had it done cheaper elsewhere.

The bluefin is 330 odd. But that's not specific to your individual car.

Mind you I'm not going to complain about the cost if the power is near enough what it is meant to be. Cheap gains really. :)

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Well mine was £150, but sounds the same take the map off, tweak it and put it back in.

The do say they don't use generic maps at black code, no idea what I got, but I did get more power.

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If its not live mapped on the road how is it not generic?

If they've sent it off for someone to upload a map seems generic to me, normal, but generic.

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Chris wrote:
If its not live mapped on the road how is it not generic?

If they've sent it off for someone to upload a map seems generic to me, normal, but generic.


God knows. Time to do some research...

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http://www.motorsport-developments.co.u ... mmapp.html

They drive it 6 miles on the road so I guess they take the data that way. So there is generic like a bluefin or chip, custom via obd and live remapping via rolling road.

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I'd (guess) they get the generic map and then take it out on the road and tweak it for your car then.

Either way if its faster and better then good times!

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