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Author:  JoeyBoyden [ Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:19 am ]
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Here's some pics of the progress.

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This was before the new tires, wheels look a lot better with 45 profile tires now. Just need to sort out the water ingress problem, any ideas at all? Drain holes in the floorpan are clear, door seals dont weep, sunroof looks good just seems to be right in the centre of the footwell front and rear every time it rains :/

Author:  elPaulio [ Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:08 pm ]
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Does it have a sunroof?? Could be leaking and dripping down which wouldnt give you any path to follow.

Or around the gearstick as thats a big hole in the middle of the floorpan.

Paul :thumbsup:

Author:  JoeyBoyden [ Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:01 am ]
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elPaulio wrote:
Does it have a sunroof?? Could be leaking and dripping down which wouldnt give you any path to follow.

Or around the gearstick as thats a big hole in the middle of the floorpan.

Paul :thumbsup:


It is a sunroof model yeah, but I can't see any wetness around sunroof at all. i'm going to pull the carpets out this weekend, when I lifted the drivers carpet the other day to soak up some water, there was a grommet type thing that was lying under the carpet not actually bunging anything up so I'm wondering if that may have something to do with it

Author:  Seanymk2 [ Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:16 am ]
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That's very possible... Also it's a long shot but check the water level in your header tank as my carpet was soaked once and turned out to be my heater matrix under the dash had leaked, hope you sort it mate !!

Author:  JoeyBoyden [ Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:05 am ]
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Going to get the hose on it tomorrow sean!

Also got another pic with the new tires on, sits hell of a lot better now on these.

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Author:  JoeyBoyden [ Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:56 am ]
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Managed to source a MK5 polybushed rear axle complete with drums for only £40 literally 10mins from where I live. Does anyone know if this is a straight swap? I've had a quick google and the general Idea is yes it is, but It's a bit vague when coming to the brakes. I don't intend on putting discs on, too much hassle for the way the brake bias is set, Ideally I'd like to just take drums of the standard axle and bolt them to the Mk5 axle but apparently the bolt patterns are different? Can I use the MK5 drums with MK3 brake hoses does anyone know?

Author:  Seanymk2 [ Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:15 pm ]
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Cars is looking well better on the new wheels mate! Not 100% but it could probably be sorted with a small amount of modding being as the mk3-5 ain't really that far off different underneath :)

Author:  JoeyBoyden [ Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:42 am ]
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Think they are straight swap sean, got new brake hoses to go with it, the set up on the MK3 looks a bit different to the MK5 but I'll figure it out. Going to be fitting the beam next Friday. Also, think I've sourced the water ingress issue, seems to be coming in through the blower motor seal and tracking in. Don't know if this is also the source for the water build up in rear footwell but once it's sealed up I'll soon see. Also, thought I'd treat myself to an early Christmas present so I got these today, absolutely love them, had two sets in the past and they are mint seats! Best set I've owned, only small rip scuff on the front and a little rip on the back!

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Author:  meilack [ Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:25 am ]
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I pretty much have leather versions of them in the puma :lol:

Author:  Seanymk2 [ Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:06 pm ]
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Every fiesta needs recaro's haha! I have a miinntttt set of s2 escort ones in the mk2 and rs1800 recaro's in the mk3, glad the leak is on its way to being sorted

Author:  JoeyBoyden [ Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:43 pm ]
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Yeah they are fantastic seats, can't wait to get them in at weekend. Took the car out today in the rain and footwell is wet through again, I can't see the heater blower seal being the cause for all the water, just seems to be way too much water especially in the back for it to be just that seal. Anybody else had any issues with water ingress?

Author:  meilack [ Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:38 am ]
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I had rear footwell issues when the seals on the bumper bolts for the rear Si bumper were missing?

Author:  JoeyBoyden [ Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:23 pm ]
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I'll have a look into them cheers, I did take the rear bumper off a while
Back to check the rear panel but can't say if it was wet before then because tbh this year has been pretty dry

Author:  JoeyBoyden [ Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:40 am ]
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Tried getting the recaros in today, Still using the 3.5 runners off the wingbacks but the seats don't bolt in, its like the metal base of the seat isn't wide enough? Any ideas, did yours go right in Sean?

Author:  Percy [ Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:47 am ]
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I actually prefer the wing backs to the recaros but of course that is just my opinion.

Looks like its coming along nicely!

Author:  JoeyBoyden [ Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:34 pm ]
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Percy wrote:
I actually prefer the wing backs to the recaros but of course that is just my opinion.

Looks like its coming along nicely!


Cheers, to be honest when I first sat in the wingbacks I quite liked them, but the recaros in my opinion are much better for side support when hooning around corners. Shame they are being such a pig to fit at the moment....

Author:  JoeyBoyden [ Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:54 pm ]
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Took the car for a good hoon today up the Cat and Fiddle. Got a couple of nice shots!

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Author:  Seanymk2 [ Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:46 am ]
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Looking good! Bloody good run up there isn't it, that's where I bought my si from :p the Lake District is even better for a drive out in the summer, my seats came on mk3 runners as they was in a rs1800 anyway so they bolted straight in... As for your leak I think your absolute best shot of finding it once and for all is strip the interior out and sit inside while someone gets the hose on the car and keep a look out for where it's getting in surely it will jump straight out at ya :)

Author:  JoeyBoyden [ Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:29 am ]
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Yeah interior is totally stripped, sealed up heater blower motor cause seal was perished, got some new recaros now, swapping my escort ones for frst ones tonight so the fiesta ones should go straight in. Problem with the escort seats is that the base itself is too narrow for the runner but the fiesta ones should be the right size cause they come from a mk3

Author:  JoeyBoyden [ Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:56 pm ]
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Got one of my FRST recaros fitted today. Really smart seats, just need to get some bases for them. Also one thing that I need to sort, my aftermarket boot popper stopped working a while back. When I got in the back to open it with the metal release, the release fell off all together so I can't open the boot at all now. It's something I'd forgotten about but now I'm getting round to sorting my ignition barrel etc, I want the car all sorted. Any ideas how to open the boot without the metal release?

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