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Postby 748 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:27 am

Good job :-)
The FRPs commonly suffer from a vibrating pedal box at around 4000 rpm. It's a common belief that the problem is the throttle cable making contact in the engine bay with the inlet manifold, but I'm not convinced. I have tried various ways to fix this, including a new throttle cable, without success.
Last year I removed the top engine mount to check it and it 'seemed' OK, but I suppose a replacement is the only way to rule it out.
I'll be giving this a go I think :-)
By the way SInisa, those funny mounting bolts are still available from Ford and not too expensive.
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:08 am

748 wrote:Source of the post Good job :-)
The FRPs commonly suffer from a vibrating pedal box at around 4000 rpm. It's a common belief that the problem is the throttle cable making contact in the engine bay with the inlet manifold, but I'm not convinced. I have tried various ways to fix this, including a new throttle cable, without success.
Last year I removed the top engine mount to check it and it 'seemed' OK, but I suppose a replacement is the only way to rule it out.
I'll be giving this a go I think :-)
By the way SInisa, those funny mounting bolts are still available from Ford and not too expensive.
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Paul, I would recommend replacing the engine mount. You can see how mine looked, and I guess it would have been deemed OK as it didn't leak, but the difference is day and night!

And you may want to rethink that not to expensive: just got quote at 4,3 GBP per bolt! It would be more expensive to buy them than I payed for the torque link!
Are they hight tensile bolts rated at 10.9 or just regular 8.8?
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Postby 748 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:20 am

Wild E. Coyote wrote:And you may want to rethink that not to expensive: just got quote at 4,3 GBP per bolt! It would be more expensive to buy them than I payed for the torque link!
Are they hight tensile bolts rated at 10.9 or just regular 8.8?


WOW! I'm sure they were about £1 each when I got them last year. I'll dig out my invoice later and have a look.
Not sure what the tensile rating is.
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:02 pm

...and the roll restrictor, as Ford calls it....

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Now, the parts aren't EXACTLY the same. As the photo proves, there is a slight difference betwen the FeBi and the item that was on.

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And in detail
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However, the FeBi part bolted in just fine, not a problem there. Torqued the gearbox bolt at 55 and the back bolt at 69 Nm as per TIS and it worked like a charm.
All together, I'd say 15 minutes job including jacking up the car. The old one looks really ok, after shortish test drive it seems the new one is an improvement (as is to be expected, really) but much less of a game changer like the engine mount was.

And the new torque link in all its glory on the car (sorry, the picture is not the best as it is a mobile phone one)

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The only left now is the gearbox mount :grin:
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Postby slayllian » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:15 pm

Awesome car, looks like the twin of mine before I modded it.
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:08 am

Cheers, mate! Appreciated
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Postby TylerB » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:09 pm

Hey Coyote nice work. Do you drive this Puma as a daily car? You brought me up the idea to go for a new engine mount too. Won't do any harm I suppose :-)
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Postby 748 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:11 pm

748 wrote:Source of the post
Wild E. Coyote wrote:And you may want to rethink that not to expensive: just got quote at 4,3 GBP per bolt! It would be more expensive to buy them than I payed for the torque link!
Are they hight tensile bolts rated at 10.9 or just regular 8.8?


WOW! I'm sure they were about £1 each when I got them last year. I'll dig out my invoice later and have a look.
Not sure what the tensile rating is.
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£2.39 each plus VAT. That was 2 years ago.
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:27 pm

TylerB wrote:Source of the post Hey Coyote nice work. Do you drive this Puma as a daily car? You brought me up the idea to go for a new engine mount too. Won't do any harm I suppose :-)


Yes, the car is my daily. You will be amazed at the difference, trust me!
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:28 pm

748 wrote:Source of the post
748 wrote:Source of the post
Wild E. Coyote wrote:And you may want to rethink that not to expensive: just got quote at 4,3 GBP per bolt! It would be more expensive to buy them than I payed for the torque link!
Are they hight tensile bolts rated at 10.9 or just regular 8.8?


WOW! I'm sure they were about £1 each when I got them last year. I'll dig out my invoice later and have a look.
Not sure what the tensile rating is.
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£2.39 each plus VAT. That was 2 years ago.


Cheers for the info. Still I think I will go for regular bolts and some (possibly spring) washers
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Postby TylerB » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:33 pm

I can imagine! Though I allways hesitate between going for Ford parts or not. I worked in a parts store for years and we sold a lot of Febi to professionals so I think it is a good quality, as it is your daily, you'll soon find out!
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:12 pm

Some refreshing for my JASAPP....

The old aerial was just old and falling apart, actually

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So got this instead.....
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And voila!
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The car must have got another 5 BHP, at least!
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Postby moondustka » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:23 pm

I like nice easy jobs like that :grin:

Mine isn't in the best condition either!
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:46 pm

Just sailed through MOT today! No probs whatsoever. Funny how testers always have some remarks: first year it was are those lights OEM?
Year after was: the car brakes better than BMW!
And this time: what seats do you have...!!!!:-D
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Postby tuonokid » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:58 pm

Well done Sinisa :-)
Don't they have a problem with non standard parts in Croatia (just like us) but unlike most other EU countries?
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:22 pm

TBH, they don't check the non listed parts. They do check everything is according to homologation (tyres, for example; I would have problem putting on something other then 195/50 R15 as that is the tyre Ford homologated for that vehicle), but brakes are not mentioned in homologation papers so they just chech them for operation and efficiency.
The lights they did check, but since they are OEM they have homologation numbers on them so no problems. The seats are again non listed, but they do carry Ford logo so... :wink:
Much of that is left to the discretion of a tester, but since my car is in (very) good condition, none of them ever complained of anything.
The emissions were spot on (CO, HxCy, NOx), everything deep in the green :grin:
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Postby tuonokid » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:34 am

Hi Sinisa
I think the EU might be trying to get us onto something like the German TUV where everything has to be standard or approved but we have a big kitcar and specialist car market so hopefully it won't come here. Within reason we can do almost anything we want to our cars :-)
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:18 am

Of course they are forcing everything into German TUV kind of thing as every part has to get approval and PAY for it -> endless stream of revenue is what the Brussel's burocrats are after......
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Postby tuonokid » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:25 am

Hi Sinisa
I just hope it never comes over here :-(
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Postby moondustka » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:28 pm

tuonokid wrote:Source of the post
I think the EU might be trying to get us onto something like the German TUV where everything has to be standard or approved


This amongst many other reasons will be why I'm voting OUT! (And I don't usually voice my political views) but the EU rubbish has got to stop.
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Postby tuonokid » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:35 pm

Same here Ben.
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Fri May 06, 2016 6:31 pm

Some upadest for my JASAPP!
Car had lots of stone chips to witness how are roads get covered with gravel and salt during winter. Since I had some insurance running out, I made a claim and repaired the affected areas. Jasapp got front bumper, bonnet and roof resprayed. The giy dong it did really marvelous job, I have to admit!

Few pictures how it was:

Front bumper
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The bonnet
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And the roof took some beating as well
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And after respray. I have to apologise as the car is not clean, there was a shower today that messed it a bit and the guy resprayng suggested no washing for a week until the clear coat has fully cured

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Few spots are some insects that got caught on way home, but no more stone chips!
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Postby XAF » Fri May 06, 2016 8:20 pm

Every time I see your car Sinisa I have immense parking sensor jealousy, they look like a really, really top job whoever put them in!
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sat May 07, 2016 4:51 pm

Cheers, mate, the feeling of jealousy is mutual: whenever I see your FRP am as jealous as a dog!

And finally some job that turned out to be easy although I was somehow afraid of it, or at least respecting it too much. The fuel filter. I have never replaced it in my ownership and judging by the looks I have serious doubts it was ever replaced!

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(and no, the car is not on jack, but on a proper stand :wink: )

Those clips holding the fuel lines are the fiddliest, the most UNSECURE things I have ever seen, but seem to be doing its job OK! Had no problems taking them off, caught all of the 0,2 l of fuel that was in fuel filter, put the jubilee clip instead of the original clamp type and voila!

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New fuel filter in all of its its glory!

Primed the car 7-8 times to get the fuel in the lines properly and to get rid of the air that got trapped, the car started at once, went for a test drive, pulls strongly, no fuel delivery problem, no leaks, happy times. The fuel that got out of the old filter is not so nice, I guess it did its job well and trapped lots of crap
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Postby 748 » Sat May 07, 2016 8:56 pm

Just done a service on our 1.6 today including fuel filter replacement. Was still on the original but not quite as bad as yours.
I had done the oil change and the engine was quite warm . It started straight away, sputtered a bit, and then was fine.
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