Been way too long since I've done an update on this! Car is really behaving very well. Not had a problem whatsoever.
Still haven't been able to refit the heatshield though. Should be doing this in the coming month or two.
Been really busy the past couple of months with gathering parts for an upcoming project. As I'm not able to buy all the parts in one go I already bought the parts I can already install. One of which is gauges. But before I could install the gauges I needed some sort of dashpod. Didn't want them on the A-pillar. So I tried and make them in the vent holes in the clocksurrounding.. This didn't work out as I hoped for so I continued and decided to make them in the clocksurrounding. It turned out really nice if I say so myself!
Pictures of my creation:
Had it flocked to get it looking all nice and flat. Couldn't get the finish I wanted in the corners of the pod so it being flocked solved that problem! As some may noticed, one of the gauges shows 'boost'. And yes, that's the upcoming project that I'm working on!
I've been looking for more power the past 1-2 years. And decided, after the Nürburgring trip of last year, that I need more power. Thought of going for the ITB route but I'm just more interested in turbostuff.
So the past few months I've been busy gathering parts. Manifold is being made by Chris from LMS, will also be buying uprated headbolts and decompression plate from him. Compression will be lowered with the double headgasket and decompression plate method. Going to use a standalone ECU which will be the EMU ECU. The tuner I use will be making a plug-and-play harness. Car will also go MAFless since the EMU has a build-in MAP sensor. Turbo I will be using is a T25 from the first gen Focus RS. So should spool nice and early.
Have almost bought all the needed parts so will soon start tearing down stuff and fitting stuff. Really looking forward to it! It's going to be a low-boost only (~10psi/0,7bar). Hoping for around the 200bhp mark.