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Old 07-10-2018, 02:09 PM   #1
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MK6 Fiesta ST

Thought I'd make a thread to keep track of bit's that I do with my little ST.
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I bought the car just over a week ago.
I have an ongoing ST170 Estate project - http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=404627 so picked up the Fiesta as a fun run around - I didn't expect it to be this much fun though* :lmao:
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Bits I know it has.
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Milltek manifold back exhaust.
RamAir filter and silicone hose.
Omex rev limiter/launch control.
Spax lowering springs.
AMD remap (allegedly 185BHP)
Painted front grills - not sure if I'm sold on them.
15''x8 wheels. They look a little small but they're growing on me,
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Here it is as I picked it up.
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20180925_094922 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180925_120234 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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First up was to give the interior a good clean.
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20180925_161653 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180925_161656 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180925_161659 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180925_164837 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180925_165214 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180927_102409 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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I stayed late at work to get it in and give the seats and matts a good clean and wet vacuum. The seats will come out at some point to clean the carpet properly.
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20180927_102653 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180927_103004 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180927_103235 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180927_104314 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180927_104316 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180927_105859 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180927_105902 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180927_123637 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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Some protection applied to help it stay cleaner for longer
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20180927_134715 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180927_134718 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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The little ariel didn't look right so I sanded it down and painted it satin black.
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20180927_110005 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180927_122740 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180927_122815 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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I kept getting a lambda fault, apparantly from the decat, so put a fooler piece in.
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20180927_132608 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180927_132557 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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I adjusted the heat shield after so it sits higher up now too.
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Then the car got a bit of a clean and some temporary protection.
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20180928_122932 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180928_122938 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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This sticker soon went.
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20180928_122944 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180928_122957 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180928_123327 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180928_123526 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180928_123548 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180928_124522 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180928_125025(0) by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180928_125037 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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All purpose cleaner through the foam lance.
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20180928_125742 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180928_130443 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180928_130544 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180928_131346 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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Lots of tar removed.
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20180928_132645 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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A quick one over with Auto Finesse Tripple with the DA and finished with a spray sealant.
Glass coated with System X so it'll be nice and easy to see in the rain
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20180928_151734 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180928_154117 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20180928_154124 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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That was all done on the Friday.
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On Wednesday this week I popped to Asda in the morning, came out 10 minutes later to this...
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20181003_151057 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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I'm not even mad, just disappointed.
My friend who painted the Focus is going to fix it next week for me. It's just a broken screw clip, crack in the splitter and missing tow eye cover so not the end of the world.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:01 PM   #2
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All looks great, except the last picture, there's some *******s about, oh and the gear knob looks very "girly"
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:02 PM   #3
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Good work, looking much better shame about getting damaged and my co-workers ask me why i dont bring the ST to work (supermarket)

See someones had the headlights split and painted, not sure i have the energy to do that again
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:43 PM   #4
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I forgot to update this after we got back from a holiday.
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One new genuine Ford tow eye cover all painted, a repaired splitter and remounted bumper
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20181019_183822 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20181019_183856 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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Gave it a quick clean after work.
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20181020_190349 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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I had a flickering side light so swapped both for new LED ones.
Now the faded headlights look even worse so that's the next job on the list* :lmao:
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20181026_195143 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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20181026_195200 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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Great work they look good the led lights as standard tend to look a bit yellow. I had to change one side light on mine the other day and sure enough few weeks later other one went. Cant get over how fiddly getting the lights in and out of these are compared to my Mk7, I expected it to be the other way around. On the other hand both are simple when i think back to my Mk3 Clio
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Cheers these ones are a nice clean light.
Just need to sort the faded lights to improve them a bit more.

Yeah, they're a bit fiddly - having to remove the grill and light to change a lamp.
I had a Sport KA years back. That was a - wheel off - arch liner out - job to change a lamp.
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I dont know why i struggled more with this one that the last car (crack in bumper allowed for more flexibility possibly?) but the 3 torq screws holding headlight in were tight like they'd never been off before, was concerned about ruining the one behind the grill that isn't great to get to and found this on amazon where you can put the torq bit into the ratchet spanner, dead handy for that job. Clio was a similar affair, wheel and wheel arch liner out and was getting to the stage where i was gonna take the bumper off as it took 3 hours, even with the wheel off etc there was naff all room for your hand to get to the clip.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bahco-2058S...t+Set+26-Piece
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Not a bad looking car but that shifter is just awful. Not my thing at all.....
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I dont know why i struggled more with this one that the last car (crack in bumper allowed for more flexibility possibly?) but the 3 torq screws holding headlight in were tight like they'd never been off before, was concerned about ruining the one behind the grill that isn't great to get to and found this on amazon where you can put the torq bit into the ratchet spanner, dead handy for that job. Clio was a similar affair, wheel and wheel arch liner out and was getting to the stage where i was gonna take the bumper off as it took 3 hours, even with the wheel off etc there was naff all room for your hand to get to the clip.

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For driver side you can undo the one bolt holding the coolant tank in place and lift it out of the way and it gives you plenty of room for future reference. Don’t know why everything caused issue to be fair, normally a simple task to remove the units. At least you got there and it’s looking good
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Looks good! Do like a Fiesta ST

Any updates on the Focus?
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