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Just got back from servicing the puma ( Pics )

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Sam, 14 Jan 2006.

  1. Sam

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Jan 2003

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    Location: Surrey

    Hi There

    Thought i would post some pictures of my day, been most intresting and most expensive so im in a funny mood. Happy that everything ( well nearly everything ) is 100% sweet but on the otherhand with my wallet being a wapping £900 lighter i feel a little "flushed"

    Anyway heres what i had done

    - Brake Refurb - Removed the calipers, stripped them down and gave them a good old clean, New seals and pistons were needed due to all 8 of the pistons being pitted badly ( The 4 pot Alcons in the FRP dont have dirt seals so need to be serviced ideally every few months ) Im going to learn how to do it myself as its quite simple.

    - New Ford Racing Pads, had loads on the budget mintex pads but i found them to be crap so changed them for the more expensive Ford Racing spec pads, The diffrence is fantastic.

    - Full Service including uprated plugs - Had a full service which oviousley included the normal bits and bobs , payed for uprated plugs - Denso Iridium allready have magnecor leads so thought i would finish it off.

    - Brake Fluid Change - Castrol SRF Racing Brake Fluid , Completley overkill £59.99 for the brake fluid change + SRF but if i ever track it apprentley this stuff is the DADDY !

    - Fanbelt change

    - Diagnostics

    Then i spent around £60 on loads of great megs gear to add to my little collection

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    On the Ramps

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    Up she go's

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    Scousers have nicked my wheels :\
     
    Last edited: 15 Jan 2006
  2. Sam

    Capodecina

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    Location: Surrey

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    New Pads - ooo luvly

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    Shiny refurbed brakes

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    Shiny refurbed brakes again

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    Being worked on

    Problem is now i think the idle control valve has gone because as i was getting within 20 miles of my house it simply wouldent idle just kept stalling

    I love this car, really flew to brum today the way it handles just dosent stop amazing me. Love it to bits and simply cannot wait to get it on the track sometime this year.

    New Tyres on tuesday , 4 Eagle F1s

    Hope you enjoyed my little write up

    Sam :)
     
    Last edited: 14 Jan 2006
  3. excaliborg

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    Location: Northwich, Cheshire

    £900?!
     
  4. merlin

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    Yeah, what he said. :eek:

    Like erm - WTF?
     
  5. Rich1988

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    Saw one of these the other day, reg T1 FRP.
    Thought it looked wider than a standard puma :)
     
  6. Shock

    Wise Guy

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    Sounds good. What came of that massive scratch someone put on it, expensive fix?
     
  7. James_N

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    £900 for that lot? jesus wept, im no mechanic AT ALL but that sounds very very pricey for what you have had done :(
     
  8. S@njay

    Mobster

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    I also saw i really nice ford puma today.. V8 FRP

    First ever FRP i have ever seen, sooooo wide and sexy!!

    But pumas dont have V8's right?!

    How many were made? There very rare.
     
  9. Liverpool-Lad

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    I think they did you up like a kipper!
     
  10. Agent_Smith357

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    Christ they gave you a good rogering.

    You might want to buy a Haynes manual and some tools....
     
  11. killsta

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    4pot calipers? How big are those disks? They look tiny :eek:

    £900??!
     
  12. Agent_Smith357

    Wise Guy

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    Whats shocking about the 4pots ?
     
  13. killsta

    Mobster

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    Nothing, just those disks look suprisingly small for those 4pots.. :o
     
  14. quackers

    Soldato

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    Location: Liverpool :-)

    how much is a normal ford service?
     
  15. Liverpool-Lad

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    About £100, anyway dude get on Yahoo.
     
  16. Adz

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    Have to admit, I can't see where the £900 has gone...
     
  17. quackers

    Soldato

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    Location: Liverpool :-)

    900 is a lot for a service
     
  18. L0rdMike

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    In fairness the guys know what they are doing and can at least have peace of mind knowing his car should be alright. :)
     
  19. 50/50

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    wtf £900, even I could have done 3/4 of those jobs... either the parts were hand delivered by the Ford racing team themselves or you got screwed!
     
  20. [TW]Fox

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    £900 does sound pretty damn extortionate Sam - what exactly did they do that was so special? You could probably have replaced the entire braking system for that.