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Re: my five.
« Reply #45 on: 16:32, Mon 22 August 2011 »
Goodwork Andy, bet your loving the car again now at least we still have some nice weather left and your getting to drive the 5 again

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Re: my five.
« Reply #46 on: 16:43, Mon 22 August 2011 »
I am parking it up for this year mate !

Darent drive it anymore! Done 297 mi this year. New record  :wink:

Spent 95% of the time driving it down and back looking at the dash gauges.


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Re: my five.
« Reply #47 on: 17:09, Mon 22 August 2011 »
Car looks good didn't realise you have the phase 1 rear arches, bonnet suit's the black 5 get those willy wheels done in white would look awesome

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« Reply #48 on: 17:27, Mon 22 August 2011 »
There not phase 1 arches , they are AJ tuning ones. They look better than the ph2 ones , but not as good as the phase one rears..

Whole car was AJ tuned when I got it ..


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« Reply #49 on: 22:41, Sun 28 August 2011 »
looking really good there mate ,now all the panels match ,james is right white wheels would look amazing ,great job keep us posted :D

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Re: my five.
« Reply #50 on: 22:55, Mon 31 October 2011 »
I butchered the front bumper a few weekends back in the quest to get a 4*4 cosworth FMIC fitted.

Car feels a lot smoother to drive now. Probably as it has to move a larger volume of air to the turbo compressor due to longer pipe runs.

Also the car has developed quite a niggling fault. It just keeps on working. I am sure Ill be able to fix that soon with a tinker ..

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Re: my five.
« Reply #51 on: 23:56, Mon 31 October 2011 »
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Also the car has developed quite a niggling fault. It just keeps on working. I am sure Ill be able to fix that soon with a tinker ..

Good to hear it's been working for some time now.

Mine has blown my mind, it's nearly reached it's service (6000 miles) without even needing to remove it's rocker cover, or even a coolant pipe!  :shock:

Ignore the part where it needed sizeable parts of the floor cutting out, that doesn't count.  :lol:

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Re: my five.
« Reply #52 on: 22:24, Fri 02 March 2012 »
I got bored.

I have done some carb jet drilling ( I ignored all advice of do small increments and went LARGE straight away ! :) )

I also bought a nice big t28.

Now running 18psi till I can get it checked for knock. Then I think I will turn the boost upto 11.

Also fitted a FMIC

Engine had a death rattle , but due to low oil. Filled it back up and now its quiet.

I now have the shakes on idle. I think the rear engine mount is goosed.

Ill change it.

How can I still love a car that causes so much heartache ?

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Re: my five.
« Reply #53 on: 05:59, Mon 05 March 2012 »
nice one, I think you had a lucky escape from the death rattle  :mrgreen:

how are you finding the t28 @18psi??  I really want more power, but dont know how much lag I could live with

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Re: my five.
« Reply #54 on: 15:12, Mon 05 March 2012 »
Andy, can't believe your car has been running well for a while and she decides to be a naughty girl again :(

So what are the plans to do now? strip block down?

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« Reply #55 on: 18:22, Mon 05 March 2012 »
Compared to the t2/25 I had on its very , very laggy. Having to get used to the 5500 before it really kicks in !

James , nah , sod it. Its gone quiet and I CBA ! If it grenades ill chuck in a new engine. I never liked this one anyway ..

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Re: my five.
« Reply #56 on: 07:51, Tue 06 March 2012 »
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Compared to the t2/25 I had on its very , very laggy. Having to get used to the 5500 before it really kicks in !

James , nah , sod it. Its gone quiet and I CBA ! If it grenades ill chuck in a new engine. I never liked this one anyway ..

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 :lol: Love your way of thinking sounds like the way I do things :D

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Re: my five.
« Reply #57 on: 20:31, Thu 15 March 2012 »
Been fiddling with the car and sealed a few air leaks + tightened all boost pipes up.

It goes like stink.

Knocking like mad tho at 2k and 3k revs only. I swear something is caught on the box ...

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Re: my five.
« Reply #58 on: 11:50, Fri 16 March 2012 »
The knocking is probably down to the low oil situation before mate..

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Re: my five.
« Reply #59 on: 14:13, Fri 16 March 2012 »
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The knocking is probably down to the low oil situation before mate..


I am with Brigsy on this matey, damage has already been done :(