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  1. Looking for one of these, didn't expect to find one here! Is it a 1.8 or the later 1.9 engine? Cheers
  2. Can't believe nobody's ripping your arms off for this! If you weren't in Scotland i'd buy it just in case I ever bought another Escort!
  3. Cheers guys, i'll have to ask if he got any - he went up the breakers shortly after I put this up. Well it was a mate at Kwik Fit doing a private hush hush job, so no comeback really!
  4. Hi there, been a while since i've posted (moved onto a dirty french car now) My brothers after a couple of front sensors for his ABS, he's just had Kwik Fit do some work on his hubs and they've broken them. Anyone got any handy? Cheers, Dev
  5. BUMP - No reasonable offers refused
  6. http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g91/dev_man_2001/DSCF0288.jpg Brand new, only removed from box for photo. £150 delivered Details - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-DSX-S300BTX-C...r/dp/B0042RMVZ4
  7. Might be interested mate, still looking for a car for them to go in though! Keep you informed, hopefully i'll buy one this weekend!
  8. Hi mate, the blue dash - is it Amparo blue do you know? Or is it darker? Cheers
  9. Hi mate, may be interested if it doesnt sell saturday. Cheers, Dave
  10. devman

    Hid kits

    Yeah, they're great, but unfortunately this is from the department for transport's website - Fact sheet: Aftermarket HID headlamps December 2006 In the Department's view it is not legal to sell or use after market HID lighting kits, for converting conventional Halogen headlamps to HID Xenon. If a customer wants to convert his vehicle to Xenon HID he must purchase completely new Xenon HID headlamps. The reason for this is that the existing lens and reflector are designed around a Halogen filament bulb, working to very precise tolerances. If one places a HID "burner" (bulb) in the headlamp, the beam pattern will not be correct, there will be glare in some places and not enough light in other places within the beam pattern. The following is the legal rationale: The Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989 regulate the situation in the UK. Under these Regulations, HID/Gas Discharge/Xenon headlamps are not mentioned and therefore they are not permitted according to the strict letter of the law. However new vehicles have HID headlamps. This is because they comply to European type approval Regulations. The UK cannot refuse to register a vehicle with a European type approval. These are to ECE Regulation 98 (for the HID headlamps which are tested on a rig in a laboratory) and ECE Regulation 48 (Lighting Installation on the vehicle). For the after market, a used vehicle cannot obtain type approval because it is only applicable for new vehicles. However we feel that saying "HID is banned in the after market" would not be reasonable. Instead we should make analogies with new vehicles. It would be reasonable to require HID in the after market to meet the same safety standards as on new vehicles. The same level of safety should apply. Therefore a HID headlamp unit sold in the after market should: 1. be type approved to ECE Regulation 98 as a component. 2. when fitted to the vehicle should enable ECE Regulation 48 to be complied with (although no government inspection will take place). 3. Comply with RVLR as far as "use" is concerned. In practice this means: 1. The headlamp unit (outer lens, reflector, bulb) shall be type approved to ECE 98 and be "e-marked" to demonstrate this. That can only be done by the headlamp supplier - Hella, Valeo etc. who must test the headlamp in an independent laboratory. 2. Once fitted to the vehicle it must have headlamp cleaning and self-levelling (which can be for the headlamp or can be in the vehicle suspension - some expensive estate cars have "self-levelling suspension" and that is adequate). Also the dipped beam must stay on with the main beam. 3. The headlamp must be maintained in good working order, kept clean, and aligned/adjusted correctly like any other headlamp. Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is an offence to supply, fit or use vehicle parts which are not legal. In summary it is not permitted to convert an existing halogen headlamp unit for use with HID bulbs. The entire headlamp unit must be replaced with one designed and approved for use with HID bulbs and it must be installed in accordance with the rules stated above. If you require any further information regarding the regulations covered by this fact sheet, please contact the DfT at the address below: Transport Technology and Standards 6 Department for Transport Zone 2/04 Great Minster House 76 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DR Telephone: 020 7944 2078 Fax: 020 7944 2196 Email: TTS.enquiries@dft.gsi.gov.uk
  11. devman

    16" mondy rims

    What can you recommend as a compromise? My brother wants to lower and put 16's on, and i'm considering it myself when I get a new Escort. What about 40mm drop? Has anyone got any pics of a 40mm drop/tyre change? Cheers, Dave
  12. 2000 X Reg Peugeot 2.0 SE Cabriolet in China Blue, 109000 Miles and running great, recent brakes, MOT May 2011, Tax February 2011 (Negotiable). Full Tan Leather, PAS, ABS, Electric hood (currently not working - investigating the problem, will be fixed on sale) Alloy Wheels. £750 (no offers - owes me a grand!) http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g91/dev_man_2001/Pug/photob.jpg http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g91/dev_man_2001/Pug/photo.jpg
  13. Been told by the parents to tidy up - so i've got the above items up on ebay. Mk5b Alloys Side Skirts (Radiant Red) Escort Angel Eyes Thanks for looking
  14. Where abouts are you mate? Been offered a peco for £15 in Chingford which I'm probably going for, depends how far I have to travel really!
  15. As per title, in reasonable nick as close to EN119NY please. Just need mid section and back box. Cheers, Dave
  16. Hi all, i'm currently looking around at other cars and my Cabrio may be up for grabs within the next week or so - i'm offering it here first before I put it on ebay/gumtree. It's a late 97 1.6 Calypso - 114k - Cambelt done at circa 100k - MOT approx 9/10 months - Tax August - Electric Windows/Mirrors/Hood/Central locking - New brakes all round last month, discs, pads, shoes, cylinders - Half Leather GTi Interior (Needs rear seat back trimming and fitting though never bothered me). GTi steering wheel and rear bumper spats. - Good clutch - Used daily since purchase last August, never missed a beat. Drove 500 mile round trip to Scarborough 3 weeks ago and returned 38mpg. - Bad points - Its a 13 year old car, some light dents/scratches, crack in rear bumper. - Needs patch on passenger sill - cheap repair just not got around to it. - Bottom of drivers wing scabby, come away. Again never bothered me. It's cheap summer fun and I think £450 is a reasonable price. £500 and i'll get the patch done on the passenger sill (by an experienced MOT inspector). http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g91/dev_man_2001/ABCD0015.jpg Forgot to mention - has tonneau cover in boot in good condition. Solid underneath car.
  17. Hi All, I'm thinking of trading in my cabby for a diesel due to fuel costs, but am quite attached to my performance exhaust. Is there any way this'll fit onto the diesel? It's complete with de-cat section. Cheers in advance
  18. Also interested in the tailgate at the right price if it's still available ta
  19. Got a Puma gearknob in mine, they look the nuts Looked at one very similar to this last week, Green with the RS kit on, full of rust though which was disappointing funnily enough he's a DJ too - he pointed out the scratches all over his dashboard were down to his DJ equipment! Looks good tho, good luck with it, hope to get one as good as that soon just have to settle for my sub-standard Calypso for now!
  20. Sweet, i'll let him know - cheers. I'm not touching it again, stupid thing.
  21. What was the problem before the alternator got changed? I'm pretty sure it was the same problem he's having now to be honest :S Unfortunately I didn't diagnose it, I was just told what was up with it so that's what I changed! Sounds logical, I also wondered if it was the stalk seeing as all the controls on that are common with the issues he's having...
  22. Hi all My mates Fiesta seems to have developed a problem with its electrics - he took it to Formula 1 and they diagnosed it as a faulty alternator. Supply and fit £278 So he gave the job to me for a much more reasonable £100, yet apparently it's still being weird. This is what he's just emailed me (bear with him, he loves to talk) - "This morning, clicking right inddicator just turned on the indicator - it did not flash at all - turning left was marginally better - but MEGA MEGA slow click - about 5-8 secs for one click.......in the end I gave up indicating (slightly dangerous!!!) But I might go out to my car tonight and they'll be back again - that's been the pattern for the last few days - Also last week, admittedly I'd left my car in Tesco car park for 36 hours, I drove home in the dark - therefore needed my headlights - they started off bright enuff - but dimmed significantly by the time I was half way along ware road.....and didn't brighten up again since - Assuming the alternator is charging the battery - its arguable that maybe I haven't done a long enuff journey to charge it up completely - or that the battery is f**ked - but then it was only about 4 days of driving betweeen getting the all clear on my battery test - and getting you to sort my alternator..... Also if the battery was f**ked - I would have expected to have had some starting problems?? But it seems to start ok.... The stereo works ok - the hazard lights work ok (admittedly I only checked them for about 10 secs....) - anything else to check the strength of my battery without taking it to a garage again??" Anyone got any ideas? Help would be appreciated. Cheers
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