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Hi All,

Should have started this project thread 5 years ago when I bought the car, oh well better late than never.

I don't have major plans for the car, I'm really happy how the car is right now, so it'll be general maintenance, the odd modification and photo's from road trips and the occasional show.

I'll be updating this also with links or past photo's which I'll have probably posted elsewhere, this will add content and also show what's been done to the car.

Cheers.

Darran
 

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INDEX
  • Sill end rust repair - here
  • Change to Molten Orange seats - here
  • Bonnets Vents by Nick Wiley: here
  • Gear Box Oil Change: here
  • 4yr/40k Miles Service: here
  • Complete Brake Change: here
  • Winter To Summer Wheel Swap: here
  • Skirt Repair: here
  • Mountune Rear Spring Isolator Upgrade: here
  • Windscreen Replaced: here
  • Biannual Service & Spark Plug Change: here
  • Rear Spring Isolators Replaced Again: here
  • Focus RS/ST170 Rear Caliper Refurb: here
  • Busy Weekend: here
  • Door Trims Wrap: here
  • Pro Alloy Curved Intercooler Fitting: here
  • MOT Emissions (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021): here
  • Mountune RMM fails & visit to Collins Performance: here
  • Vibra-Technics RH Engine Mount Fitting: here
  • OZ Ultraleggeras & Michelin PS3's: here
  • My lads PRO ALLOY Curved Intercooler fitting: here
  • Ford o/s Engine Mount: here
  • Team Dynamics 1.2 15x7J: here
  • Poweflex Transmission Inserts & RS Exhaust Rubbers: here
  • Sill end rust repair part 2: here
  • Ford Fair 2021: here
  • Cadwell Park visit: here
  • Turbocharger Upgrade PERON S284 (Turbo Technics S280): here
  • Finally fitted the OZ Ultraleggeras: here
  • SPTA Micro Cordless Polisher: here
  • 6 Months with PERON S284 Turbo Conversion, Soft99 Fusso Coat Wax: here
  • 55k Service, Osram Night Breaker Bulbs: here
  • CP RMM failure, Front Suspension Refresh, PowerFlex Engine Mount Insert: here
  • 2nd Gearbox Oil Change: here
  • PERON S284 12 Month Health Check, Air Filter Clean & VUDU Catch Can Fitment: here
  • Front Grill Mod & Front Bumper Fitment Issue: here
  • 13th Service & Mountune Radiator: here
  • Mountune Radiator, 82C thermostat, Hoses & A/C delete at H-Sport Performance: here
  • DEPSTECH DS450 Bore Scope images of Cylinders and Valves: here

Parts & Torque Settings:

Engine Oil:
Millers XF Premium LSPI 5w30
Castrol Magnatec Professional A5 5w30 (Ford Spec: WSS-M2C913-D & C)

Gearbox Oil: Castrol Syntrans FE 75W (renamed to Transmax Manual FE 75W)

Coolant:
Motorcraft® Orange Antifreeze/Coolant Prediluted / VC-3DIL-B (WSS-M97B44-D or WSS-M97B44-D2)
Genuine Ford Super Plus Premium Longlife Antifreeze. 1L: 2361569, 5L: 2361571

Spark Plugs: 1685720 (Spark Plug Socket)
Oil Filter: 1883037
Pollen Filter: 1566997

Brakes (Genuine FORD not Motorcraft)
Front Disks: 1751584
Front Pads: 1860476
Rear Disks: 1780880
Rear Pads: 1810990 (Performance) 5382847 (Comfort)
Front Slider Pins (1pk): Frentech-uk S7035-2 (S7035BZ-2)
Rear Slider Pins (2pk): Frentech-uk S7001CE (1pk S7001F-2)
Rear Disks for ST170 Conversion: 4411312
Rear Dust Shields for ST170 Conversion: LH 1141939, RH 1141940


Brake Bleeding

ForSCAN

Caliper nipple spanner Halfords Professional Flare 9mm x 11mm
Rear Caliper tubing 5mm, Front Caliper tubing 6mm (internal Diameter)

Miscellaneous:

Sump Plug Crush Washers: M14 x 20 x 1.5
Wheel Stud: 47mm M12x1.5
TPMS Metal Valve: 1936088
TPMS Rubber Valve: 2036832
Cat to Turbo Bolts x3: Finis# 5120109 (M8 x 29mm)
Cat to RMM Bracket x2 Nuts M8 x 1.25
Radiator Expansion Tank Cap: 1301104
82C Ford Thermostat: 2184696
Dash Air Vent (for boost gauge): 1781737
Right Hand Engine Mount (Ford): 5265556
Yuasa 71Ah 650A (278mm x 175 x 175)
RS MK2 Exhaust Hanger Rubber: 1688752
Halfords Number Plate Sticky Pads: HFX221

Eibach:
Pro-Kit Springs: E10-35-020-02-22
Spacers System 4: 15mm: S90-4-15-007
Spacers System 4: 20mm: S90-4-20-010
Fords Anti-Squeak Isolators: 1531725

Torque Settings:

Oil drain plug 28Nm
Gearbox plugs 40Nm
Spark Plugs 15Nm (Gap 0.028" or 0.7mm, Stage 3: 0.024" or 0.6mm)
Brake Caliper Slider Bolts 26Nm
Brake Caliper Mounting Bolts 70Nm
Brake Fluid Pipe Unions 18Nm
Brake Hose Banjo Union 26Nm
Engine Mount (Top Right) 3 x Nuts (engine side) 80Nm
Engine Mount (Top Right) 3 x bolts (chassis side) 48Nm
Rear Axle Bolts up to chassis (x3) 125Nm
Rear Axle Bush Through Bolt & Nut - 80Nm then tighten further 120degrees
 

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A few weeks ago @Dave28 mentioned on here he had a bit of rust on the end of the sills under each rear arch, I checked mine and yep mine had the same issue but worse.

No doubt there's trendier/better car oriented materials than Hammerite but it's what I decided to go with plus I may have gone a tad overboard with coverage but at least the arch liner covers the majority.

Bottle Liquid Drinkware Bottle cap Glass bottle


Outerwear White Product Black Rectangle


Tire Blue Automotive tire Wheel Hood


Tire Wheel Automotive tire Asphalt Road surface


Black Rectangle Sleeve Grey Wood


Automotive tire Bumper Automotive exterior Gas Automotive wheel system


Liquid Fluid Paint brush Plastic bottle Adaptation


Purple Textile Sleeve Organism Violet


Carnivore Plant Dog breed Grass Fawn


Automotive lighting Hood Bumper Eyewear Automotive exterior
 

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PRO ALLOY curved intercooler.

After false promises, wrong spec cooler sent, re-ordered, wrong spec cooler sent again (after a 3 hr round trip to pick it up! :mad: ), finally after exactly one month the correct spec intercooler arrives with a few free extras as a sweetener.

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Hopefully get around to fitting it in next week or two.
 

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A few weeks ago @Dave28 mentioned on here he had a bit of rust on the end of the sills under each rear arch, I checked mine and yep mine had the same issue but worse.

No doubt there's trendier/better car oriented materials than Hammerite but it's what I decided to go with plus I may have gone a tad overboard with coverage but at least the arch liner covers the majority.

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PRO ALLOY curved intercooler.

After false promises, wrong spec cooler sent, re-ordered, wrong spec cooler sent again (after a 3 hr round trip to pick it up! :mad: ), finally after exactly one month the correct spec intercooler arrives with a few free extras as a sweetener.

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Hopefully get around to fitting it in next week or two.
Nice, you'll be happy with it. It fits really easily and so long as bumper is off, it's a really easy install.
 

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Good to see all this in one place now.

Any pictures of the RS mounts fitted to the Milltek? I just want to see how you cut them.
Cheers Kev,

It's a coincidence you mention about the RS Mounts, I had rear of car up on stands yesterday to replace the crappy plastic rear arch liner retainer nuts and did plan on fitting the RS Mounts but passed again, so still got a load of cable ties (around the top and bottom and around the sides) on the two Powerflex mounts either end of the silencer :facepalm:

The RS Mounts are 39mm wide, stock are 29mm, I've not measured the EXH005's but Powerflex's website says 23mm, seems a bit narrow that? next time I'm under car I'll measure the hanging points on both the car and cat-back and find out exactly how much wants shaving/drilling out of the RS Mounts.

I'm just a bit weary forcing on an RS Mount and snapping off a mounting point on the Milltek.
 

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Nice, you'll be happy with it. It fits really easily and so long as bumper is off, it's a really easy install.
Looking forward to fitting it, not looking forward though to tackling that centre bumper to wing bolt.

While fitting the cooler it'll be a good time to fit the Mountune charge pipe upgrade kit I bought in Jan 2016 :laughing:

Been thinking about changing out the recirc valve to a GFB DV+, I'll have to check with Collins to see if it's compatible with CP2-E, do you have a DV+ Alex?
 

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Yes, I have the GFB DV+ for some years now. Works nicely and gets rid of the low RPM venting noise associated with the stock part.

I don't seem to recollect any night/day difference in performance, but I suppose it helps a little.
 

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The main benefit that the GFB will bring will be the ability to retain more boost between gear changes. And it's just a stronger part, as long as it's lubricated properly.
 

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Yes, I have the GFB DV+ for some years now. Works nicely and gets rid of the low RPM venting noise associated with the stock part.

I don't seem to recollect any night/day difference in performance, but I suppose it helps a little.
Thanks Alex, did you use engine oil to lubricate the GFB piston?

The main benefit that the GFB will bring will be the ability to retain more boost between gear changes. And it's just a stronger part, as long as it's lubricated properly.
Cheers Rob, the retaining boost between gears is the reason I might go with one, I'm not sure if it's a stronger part though, I've been reading about the ST180's for over 5 years and I can't remember ever reading a stock recirc valve breaking but I have read a few issues with the GFB DV+, iirc main issues were the piston drying out or the little o-ring failing, I think GFB changed the o-ring to remedy that issue.

I remember @MickyD having a DV+ on his MK7ST, Micky what's your opinon on the GFB DV+ and what did you lubricate yours with?
 

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It's pretty straightforward as it's mostly plug and play, with a bit of piping between a solenoid and a boost tap adapter on the MAP sensor.

They offer three different coloured springs with different preloads based on what boost pressure you're running and they just slot inside the housing and tighten it up. Not much fiddling.
 

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@Darran Personally I have heard so many people giving it the old "it does nothing", "its a waste of money", "it doesn't give you any more power" etc etc etc. but in my humble opinion it gave big improvements on re-application of throttle power. after installation the biggest change came on those sweeping bends or hesitant overtaking moves, the times where you have throttled up then release the throttle momentarily before re-applying. Prior to fit it seemed to feel like you had to re-build the boost pressure back up to get the power back on but after fitment the car just seemed to be alive for a few more seconds after throttle release and It felt like the car was already on full boost immediately the throttle was applied.

I totally agree it is NOT a mod that will suddenly give you more BHP but (IMO) it does decrease the rate at which the boost is lost therefore allowing you to keep up a faster better flow through the country lanes and during multi car overtakes (I am certain some will simply dismiss this as a placebo effect caused by my action of fitting a new device and wanting to see an improvement, but I can only say what I felt from the drivers seat)

As for lubing.. Mine went a 30,000 miles untouched (I do 12k+ per year) and was absolutely fine with no damage (at time of removal though I did get a nick in mine dropping the piston on the driveway :blush: so be careful if you do disassemble it to re-lube!! :lol: ). I re-lubed it (as I did at install) with clean engine oil as I thought harder greases/oils such as my trusty PX7 might impair its movement in the colder months. In all honesty though there was absolutely no reason to have done anything with it as it was moving perfectly upon removal as I only wanton to the system to confirm the servicability of the O-ring seal that some of the older ones had issues with... otherwise I would have probably done another 30K miles before I even thought to look at it.

The only issue I have heard mentioned regarding needing re-lubing that know of is if you have a catch-can fitted as this removes the natural oil vapour in the line therefore possibly??? resulting in the valve sticking.....

Hope that helps, i've tried to be as succinct as possibly but it's such a difficult thing to properly describe, below is a link to another thread with pic of mine after 30K untouched... (oh and my car always was MP215 and MR230 (2019) as some have mentioned it does not give any discernible changes to standard mapped cars)

https://www.fiestastoc.com/forums/topic/313573-gfb-dv/page-2?hl=dv
 

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Yes,I lubbed mine with engine oil. It's been fitted since 2018 and it works fine to this day, never relubbed it.

My understanding is that it's meant to self lubricate from the oil vapour in the system. I would have thought something like a catch can would remove much of the oil vapour in turn causing it to dry out. That's if I understand it correctly.

I would also say, if you get 20k-30k miles out of it, even if it does dry, they're so cheap to replace anyway... Could just buy a new one ha!
 
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