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With the weather picking up a bit more, I decided I’d take the opportunity to pull the car apart again and install the new R-Sport Intercooler.





















And fitted…



Everything now back together…



Finally managed to get the power-fold mirrors programmed (this was one of the things that came on as standard the ST3 model of the Fiesta, but not on the ST2).





Time to give the engine bay plastics a bit of a clean-up…









 

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The final purchase of the month…



A wiring harness to allow me to connect the standard radio to the Pioneer processor and the under-seat sub.



Wash time again







The family…





Thanks for reading as always,
John
 

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Now onto March…

Peak-a-boo





Chilling with Frenchie..







The stoppers













Out and about for a change



I’d been out for the day and arrived home to a package of Gtechniq goodies…



First up was their new Detailer Bag. I was blown away by receiving this as it hadn’t even been released for sale yet.



I’d no idea what was hiding in here…

 

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It was a 20th Anniversary hoodie and two t-shirts





















In need of another wash…






Snow time…







 

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Detail shot time again (I’ll never get tired of them).













Still spotless…

















A delivery from DC3D Design



This is their new Bulletproof Handbrake Cover





 

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This time it means removing the centre console to install it as there’s clips to be fixed in place to stop it moving.













Old…



Showing how the new one is fixed in place from below



And above…



Suns out (happy me)…











The Gtechniq detailing bags looking great









Definitely a must have purchase if you plan in showing off your engine bay



Gtechinq air freshener

 

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Another purchase



VUDU Chassis Lockdown Alignment Kit





Time for the titanium exhaust tips to be put on





Clean-up of the polished tips begins…











Always have them handy



The ass definitely looks better with the titanium tips…





Perfection



Drink time, unfortunately the best we have over here is BP unleaded 97ron





Back into the mechanics to get alignment kit fitted







 

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Then onto the tyre centre to get the wheel alignment and tracking sorted









Now I have it home with all that work complete it was time to put the team dynamics on for the impending better weather







And washing the winter wheels before putting them away for a few months





It would have been rude not to give the car a quick wash too…



Before I dry it off, let’s see how that beading looks



Spotless again

 

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Of course, in typical Northern Irish fashion the rain wasn’t far away













Beading porn…




Out for a couple of random shots









Something I’d ordered a while ago finally appeared today…



So, this is apparently the build number and details for my car (I’ve my doubts over how accurate it is, bearing in mind its listed as an IRL car, but yet it was a car originating in the UK market)



The accompanying plaques



Detailing goodies packed and ready to go anywhere with me



These things smell great…



Thanks for reading as always,
John
 

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Next up its April…

Thankfully the weathers definitely starting to improve and in usual fashion I’m starting off a month by cleaning something lol, this time it’s the glass with some Gtechniq G6. In my opinion it’s a great glass cleaner that does exactly what it says on the bottle.



I’ve a photo shoot of the car coming up shortly, so I’ve been putting a good bit of work into the car to make sure it’s looking as good as possible, hopefully its paying off.

















This colour just loves a good sunset



On my way to the shoot, gotta treat myself



Trying to resist going overboard with the treats lol



Before the shoot starts I thought I’d take the opportunity to grab a few random shots for myself.











 

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Now onto the shoot…



As you can tell the light is definitely not on our side





Not to worry, it’s time for some light painting



The finished shots







Delivery time



I’d been contacted by a new company that was offering air fresheners in return for some promo shots posted on Instagram, so I thought why not take advantage of it. The air fresheners were surprisingly nice and lasted pretty well, with a single short blast of the spray lasting for nearly a week.





The promo shots…







Love this stuff for cleaning the interior, plus the fact it has the BioCote which helps protect against germs is an added bonus.



I’ve no doubt there will be some of you out there cringing at this shot, but I find the soft bristle toothbrush works well for some of the tighter spots on the alcantara.



More purchases



I’ve found the wheel nuts I’ve been using have started to show signs of wear and rust, so I thought it was time to treat the car to something a bit fresher…







 

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Definitely over the moon with how the cars looking at the moment, I think once I’ve got the current purchases all installed the modding will be complete.



















Had an early start today as I was out to get my first Covid vaccine/5G booster, so as I was in Belfast I thought I’d take the opportunity to grab a few shots while the city was still relatively quiet.











 

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Injection and photos done, now it’s time to enjoy a quiet weekend





And final few detail shots to finish off the month…

















Thanks for reading as always,
John
 

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Following on from my purchases last month I’d had a long chat with Gareth from Stealthwerx in Norwich about my car and he advised me that some of my current setup wasn’t getting the best out of the remap I was running on the car. He said that although my current DV+ blow off valve was good, I’d be better purchasing a Forge recirc valve as it’s the best out there on offer and it would help to optimise the boost being created by the car, so obviously that was then purchased and thankfully didn’t take too long to arrive.







A rare outing to Belfast in the car called for a carpark photo, thankfully the carpark stayed pretty quiet in the time I was there and as I’d parked well out of the way I think I was lucky enough to get away without anyone parking beside me (one of my pet hates lol).



Still getting a bit cold at times…





Time to take the front off the car again, thankfully I’m getting well practiced at this by now



Bye bye headlights



Off with the bumper



Had to have a quick tidy-up and pull some leaves out of the intercooler





Had to cut off the rubber teeth to help make room for the snorkel



Drilling a hole to help mount the snorkel to



Drilling done…



Snorkel now in place









One thing that had been annoying me since I put on the new intercooler was the silver bracket that was visible through the grill…



Time to sort that out…

 

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Everything back together









That ass







Still one of the best purchases for the car, I’m surprised Mountune don’t sell them anymore



Open wide…



Wash time again









The Gtechniq C5 is still protecting the tips perfectly.



Love this angle











 

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Unfortunatley due to Covid 19 the annual Ford Fair Show in Portrush has been turned into a virtual show for this year.



So, after having raised my concerns about how accurate the build number and details were for my car were with BoerniRS he informed me that he’d sent me the wrong tags for my car and said he’d send me out the correct details and tags.




I’m still not convinced as to how accurate these are and as such I doubt they’ll ever make it onto the car unfortunately as they would have looked great.



Following on from the conversation I’d had earlier in the month with Gareth from Stealthwerx he’d also suggested a change of intake system would be best for the car as the Revo system I was running had the wrong size MAF housing and could cause issues with the map. He suggested the best system for the car was actually one I’d previously had on, the AIRTEC stage 3 induction kit, so this was quickly purchased again.





Time for another bath…



























 

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Still in love with the car and looking forward to enjoying it over the summer.







Definitely one of the most understated mods on the car





Having purchased some new photography lighting for work, I thought I’d have a quick play with it taking some detail shots of the car…



















Damn rain, on the plus side it means beading…



Thankfully the rain didn’t stick around too long, so I was able to get out to the car and start installing some of the latest purchases.









Tidying as I go along lol

 

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The was really turbo actuator was really awkward to get at, as it was hidden behind a heat shield which in turn was tucked in behind some of the coolant pipes.



Old vs new…



Crossover pipe installed



Air filter too…





In usual Ford fashion nothings, ever straight forward and the cap to the coolant tank broke when I was trying to remove it.





Unfortunately, at this point the car couldn’t be moved as there was no coolant in the system and I didn’t wanna risk damaging the engine. Thankfully a quick phone call to Ford parts was made and luckily, they had one in stock, so I asked my dad (very nicely) if he’d take me down to get it.





Everything now back the way it should be, just in time for the rain arriving too…



I do love it when the sun comes out







Time for an amazing sunset and shadows…





Suns out again...









 

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Next up for the car was to fit the new Forge Recirc Valve







The GFB DV+ before it was removed…



And it’s out…



You know the car is tight when you jack up the front



and it lifts the rear lol



Having a quick inspection of the brakes.



A small stone chip that will need some attention



and a couple more…



Thanks for reading as always,
John
 
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