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  1. Oh wow https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/225336892060?ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F1%2F711-53200-19255-0%2F1&_mwBanner=1&_rdt=1&ul_noapp=true
  2. They will "recommend" certain items. My 12 year old (at the time) 5 series total came up to over £1000! I politely turned them down
  3. It's only gone and fixed it! Old plugs swapped back as I knew these were definitely working before installing the new (fake) ones, only difference I could see was the print on the plugs. Definitely lesson learnt, I had no idea of fakes but kind of makes sense with them being £20 a plug. They lasted less than 2k miles before one or more started to break down. Thank you gents 👍
  4. Luckily I retained the box the new plugs came in and kept the old NGK's in there. The box has confirmed they are fake's as per the advice given online: https://www.blingstrom.com/modmondays-fxt-1/2020/1/5/ngk-counterfeit-spark-plugs-how-to-tell-the-difference-ilfr6b-6481 Will swap them over the weekend and see how we go!
  5. They were from Ebay and its now got me thinking 😣 Maybe it might be worth a last chance before taking it in and swap them over again. I do have the old sparks lying around that were perfectly okay and didn't look that old, I just replaced them as I was unsure when they were last done.
  6. Been a while but a small update! Just coming up to 118k now on the silver dream machine. MAF sensor taken off, cleaned but still seeing idle issues. The only thing I did find on another check is the "hockey puck" section of the PCV has a slight weep to the valve with some lovely oily contents, so off it came and replaced with a new one: Whilst in a productive mood and to be 100% sure, I replaced the remaining 3 coilpacks: Ruck of pipework connected to the block also checked with no damage or splits seen, and assembled back together (again). The only good thing about doing this is I'm relatively quick at taking all this off and back on again the amount of times I've done this now! Unfortunately this has still made no difference to the missfire. Already pumped a fair few £ into this now and don't fancy any further games of "part darts" so I've given in and its booked into the garage next week for a smoke/compression test. Fingers crossed nothing major comes out the woodwork as I really do enjoy running around in this thing and it makes a perfect winter shed.
  7. Loving this thread, I have had a 225 for 2 and a half years now. Although troublesome, they are fun cars and I don't think you can get better value for money. Your MPG for a 180 seems a little low. I get about 31MPG on mainly A roads to work, around 35MPG on a run on the motorway. I would do a thorough check of your pipework by the manifold, the PCV system is notorious for being over-engineered and I bet there's a split or two knocking about causing you issues.
  8. Good luck and fingers crossed, similar with me after so long of not going to a doctor I feel like I'm falling to bits. I know something isn't right with me, I just can't pinpoint what it is.
  9. Great purchase, the 1.6 will last you a long time if maintenance has been kept on top of 👍
  10. Another 12 months (hopefully) of TT action! Dodgy coilpack replaced which seemed to resolve the misfire for a little while but now its back with no codes showing on VCDS. I've chased for boost leaks to no avail. Other advice from owners now leads me to think its potentially the MAF sensor so tomorrows job is to take it off and see if this does the trick: I think if I'm still having an issue after this a smoke test is required to see if I can pinpoint the area.
  11. https://www.facebook.com/groups/297688077941351/permalink/833871114323042/?sale_post_id=833871114323042 £1200 with MOT until March 23
  12. Seller was right about breaking. Bumper probably worth more than £300 if in half-decent condition and £400 for the cat too. Not sure how much you bought it for but you'll definitely have some fun out of it!
  13. Donation made, thanks for keeping a great site going 👍
  14. Compared to some my list is quite small! I think I get too attached and struggle to sell. Since 2003: 1993 VW Golf 1.4 1997 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6 2002 Ford Fiesta Zetec S 1.6 2004 Vauxhall Meriva 1.7CDti 2011 Ford Fiesta 1.25 2009 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 2007 BMW 520d 2013 QashQai +2 1.6 (Still own) 2013 Ford Focus ST3 2.0 2006 Ford Fiesta Zetec S 1.6 (Still own) 2002 Audi TT 1.8 (Still own)
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