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On 4/26/2021 at 8:18 PM, sierraman said:

A bigger problem is the oil control rings on the 1.8 which is so widespread by now most will be suffering with it,

A positive spin on this is that I never need to track my mileage for oil changes 🤣. My 1.8 consumes enough oil that a refill and subsequent top-ups from a 5L bottle last about 7000 miles. Once I've finished a bottle, time for an oil change! Plus, as the engine wears out more, the oil changes get more frequent.

I was wondering why it ate so much oil, thanks for the information. 150k and still passing MOT emissions tests. For now.

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1 hour ago, rob88h said:

A positive spin on this is that I never need to track my mileage for oil changes 🤣. My 1.8 consumes enough oil that a refill and subsequent top-ups from a 5L bottle last about 7000 miles. Once I've finished a bottle, time for an oil change! Plus, as the engine wears out more, the oil changes get more frequent.

I was wondering why it ate so much oil, thanks for the information. 150k and still passing MOT emissions tests. For now.

It’s doing well, most start getting smoky any time 100k onwards. 

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On 4/26/2021 at 8:59 PM, New POD said:

I'd like an ST, but none seem to have cruise control,  but i think Volvo used the same engine, so might have to look at them. 

It is a Volvo T5. 

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20 hours ago, twosmoke300 said:

Ford took the pretty bombproof T5 motor , made some budget cuts and made it need “the block mod” in ST circles 

I think that is the extreme Pops & Bangs maps they all seem to put on them, plenty of T5 Volvos with no problems. In the USA the lads running big power T5 C30s don't seem to have even heard of the block mod!

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Should anyone have the misfortune to have a 1.6 petrol go pop I have a good engine and box here complete with all ancillaries  and recent timing belt , yeah, thought not :) 

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  • 4 months later...

Kudos again to @sierramanfor taking the time to write this up

Just had to dig this out via a Google search, what a shame there wasn't an opportunity to 'Sticky' it somehow to stop it dropping down the page..

Long story short, my brothers Twingo was written off/met it's maker via reversing Toyota Hilux last weekend and I've been tasked with suggesting a replacement, only in estate flavour as during lockdown he wisely invested in a Labrador puppy which naturally now weighs 8 stone

VAG stuff would always have been my recommendation, but after 2005 I'm not so sure... Honestly, it's causing me a slight existential crisis, but I'm coming to the realisation a late Mk2 Focus in petrol flavour might fit the bill and be a more favourable option.... Perhaps something like this, only not in Hertfordshire!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202109026928405?radius=1500&postcode=dh33ry&model=FOCUS&advertising-location=at_cars&include-delivery-option=on&make=FORD&sort=price-asc&price-to=2000&body-type=Estate&fuel-type=Petrol&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&page=2

I'm also keeping my eyes peeled for forthcoming @NorthernMonkeyPX deals. The recent Golf Estate would have been perfect if only it had been 2 weeks later (If I had a penny for every time I'd heard that eh!)

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