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Before we begin we'd best answer the question 'what is EGR ' Well, it simply stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation and does exactly what the name suggests and recirculates the exhaust's gases. Tighter emissions legislation mean manufacturers are forever reducing the levels of pollutants produced, but in order to do so vehicles are forced to run leaner and hotter than ever before. One of the many complications to doing this is the production of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) in the exhaust gas. This...

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Shootout

It's the fight of the front wheel drive Fords and gearbox after a late mapping session the night before, it wasn't all front wheel drives either as Harvey Gibbs also showed up in his Escort too. Luckily the weather held out although rain the night before meant that grip was in short supply. Despite the grip levels, times soon started tumbling as new records were set, and broken, throughout the day, with some surprises along the way Despite a great battle, sadly, there was no 11 second pass for...

Size Up

QHi FF, I want to pick your brains aboit what I can do with my mk3 Fiesta 1100cc. It already has an RS Turbo bodykit and hnnnet fitted, and the interior has been swapped for RST stuff too. What l wanted to know is what engine upgrades are available to make it a bit more sporty Josh. Milton Keynes A To be honest Josh you would be wasting your time trying to tune tne oia HOOcc unit in your Fiesta. It is not an engine which is common to tune, therefore the availability of performance parts will be...

Swap Shop

QHi gu s, l have a Ford Ka which I use to go to and from wor k. IL is my second car and is used most days. It already has uprated brakes and suspension o make it more chuckable and fun in the corners, but I think it's now time for a bit more power. P ly question is am l better off playing with the 1.3 8v already fitted, or should I swap for a 1.4 16v Ideally I'd like to keep the running costs as low as possible and as I'm young don't want anything too lairy for insurance purposes. Your help is...

The Best Value Handling Improvement You Can

There would be a 101 ways to improve the handling performance of your vehicle but dollar for dollar a Whiteline Anti Roll Bar tops the list. You don't need a loan or an engineering degree to bolt on a Whiteline Anti Roll Bar, it's DIY, you, your mates, job done. To register go to Whlttfirie iiidS fdftrifi Ron Bare and handling performance ' Front wheel drive Rear wheel drive All wheel drive Four wheel drive Bolt on a rear Whiteline Anti Roll Bar Bolt on a front Whiteline Anti Roll Bar Bolt on a...

This Might Be Your Last Chance To Pick Up That Cossie Bargain

Externally similar to the RWD Sapphire, the new model boasted bonnet vents and dark-tinted back lights. Under the skin was where the main changes took place, with a viscous-coupled four-wheel-drive system and MT75 gearbox adapted from the XR4x4. with 66 34 rear front split, the Ferguson-designed setup proved man enough for the cosworth without compromising the car's handling ability. But a 70kg weight penary meant more power was needed. So rather than simply revising the mapping, the VB was...

Trevor Collar

When the first pics of Trevor's car arrived in the office we all sat there physically drooling at them, arguing over who wanted the car the most. Super-wide Thunder Saloon arches hiding 13in wide rear slicks, full roll cage, and rear-mounted radiator are about as cool as it gets. Add some serious spec suspension and 500bhp to the mix and you can see why we want it so badly They say the Saph is the understated Cossie, well not this one. Painting his rwd example bright Electric Orange and filling...

Type Approval

Within Europe two systems of type approval have been ir existence for over 20 years. One is based around EC directives and provides for the approval of whole vehicles, vehicle systems, and separate components. The other is based around ECE (United Nations) Regulations and provides for approval of vehicle systems and separate components, but not whole vehicles. Type approval is the confirmation that production samples of a design will meet specified performance standards. The spec of the product...

We Take A Look At Diesel Engine Management Sensors

The most common problem with any EGR system is the valve itself, especially on the diesel variants. As exhaust gases on diesel vehicles will contain soot, and the inlet manifold will always contain traces of oil and vapour, these two products mix and create what looks like black sludge This sticks to the internals of the manifold, blocking any and all reference hoses that should get in the way. But most commonly will actually cause the valve to seize or stick either open or closed, which is...

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Top quality names lor top quality performance. The best chassis tuning brands in the market place. All available to improve your cars handling and stiffen the chassis. Keep your road or track car running cool, all the latest design alloy radiators, oil coolers, water injectioi 1 systems and heat restriction products ava lable to maintain that perfect ruining temperature and keep power up Drivetrain products from the world's best suppliers to ensure you get the power down as quickly as possible....

Focus Rs Intercooler

Disconnect the brake servo hose from the top of the inlet manifold Now disconnect the induction hose from the throttle body and also disconnect the breather hose wh ch returns to the block. n Now you need to fit the O-ring seals on the new manifold. Most will be new enough to re-use, but as the cars get cider we would recommend -eplacing with brand new items, which sre available from Ford. Unbolt the original inlet manifold retaining belts, gently lift the plastic plenum clear, and remove from...

Mk2 Focus Rs

Noticeable, but the car was Yet scaring the rear-view mirrors of hesitating at 3000rpm. SCC resolved supercars wasn't enough for Griff, the problem with the release of the His Focus had to be emblazoned Ford CJ ECU calibration update via with a graphic package that says the Bluefin handset. The Focus felt only one thing I'm coming through, stronger and pulled nicely through To create something that stands the gears, he tells us. out from the crowd you should But that wasn't enough for Griff....

Hftt1 February 2011 Fast Ford

We take a look back at eight of our favourite Fast Ford-featured Sachs. To celebrate the Sapphire-ness of this issue we thought we'd take a look back at some of our favourite featured four-door Cossies. The Sapphire has mass appeal, and for varying reasons. Whether you want the understated looks and practicality for your fast Ford, or if you simply want a piece of motorsport-inspired engineering for the road, the sapphire can deliver. Over the last few years we've seen a bit of everything grace...

Pipe Dreams

Aluminium and silicone boost hoses, which would allow me to do just that. Whilst looking at the boost pipe issue it also dawned on me that I would need a pair of air filters too. And without them to hand I would have no idea of how, or where they would fit. I've learnt that the only way to get things done with this car is to have all the bits lined up, and just see what fits where. That's the only way to do it. So I made a call to Pete at The Performance Company and told him about the car and...

February 2011 Fast Ford

A much stronger second run saw him briefly set a new UK record for front wheel drive Fords with a 12.2 and a blistering 0-101mph in 8.3 seconds recorded at the 1 8 mile mark. Then the slicks were fitted, which is where it all went wrong, as the new clutch promptly died after a tyre warming burnout. It's clearly an awesome, massively capable car, but that 11 second pass will have to wait just a bit little longer. Zetec Turbo, straight cut 6-speed, GT30, 470bhp.

Matt Perry Mk2 Focus Rs

To a Jamsport 45C quarter mile didn't conversion and a T38 seem to put Matt off turbo supplying the though. I'm just extra grunt. Having having a play really, trimmed Focus would be one of the cars to watch for next year doesn't normally lend itself that well to drag racing, which made Matt's only come down to time of 13.0 on the see what the car first run even more would run on the off impressive. The chance, and not quick time was due experience with the This is only my third Jamsport 450...

Is

Mikl Biasion on his way to second overall in the Mobil-liveried car Wilson returning to the fold after stints with Austin-Rover, Peugeot and GM , and Pentti Airikkala who had recently won the 1989 RAC rally in a 4wd Mitsubishi . In advance of homologation, Boreham asked Mike Little Preparations to build a car for Mia Bardoletto drive in Spain. Happily, that Marlboro-liveried car won, first time out, in March 1990. Later, Boreham sent a development car for Airikkala to...

Focus Rs Mk2

Have them both with JW Racing tuning packages for the Focus RS Mk2, with staged kits upto 440hp and beyond. Model shown equipped with Blueflame Turbo Back Exhaust, Airtec Intercooler, ITG Cold Air Intake, JWR Fuel Injectors, JWR Hybrid Turbocharger, Mountune Inlet Plenum, JWR 'Autotech APC Remap. Stopped in its tracks by Tarox 370mm 10 Piston Brake Kit - the biggest kit on the UK market. JW Racing have everything yob Want to make your Focus RS gc taster, take...

Dean Hyndman Fiesta Mk2

Snapping driveshafts, complaining of driveshaft off the line, great achievement Dean was out to play traction problems at which was promptly and Dean was with a newly fitted set first though. Grip is a replaced in the pits, understandably of coiiovers and a big problem. I've not so Dean could run over the moon, trick up his sleeve in had anything like that one final time. And it the form of some tyre before the torque was lucky he did, as quick spec softener to help make steer was scary he...

Greg Maxwell Focus Rs

QUICK SPEC Sifech Racing JS400 conversion, Airtec intercooler, 660ci injectors, Piper exhaust Toyo R888 tyres, uprated brakes, and brake hoses POWER 414bhp After buying hisJRS in. tuning franchise. man. these days. January, and being He was obviously Saying that, his disappointed with the persuasive as only wasn't the quickest performance, Greg three months later his RS. He'd previously spent the next few was the first Sitech stated that if this months badgering JS400-converted car happened...

Identity

Cossies had a well-deserved reputation for being the UK's most stolen car, so above all else it's essential to check its identity. First, ensure the chassis number on the car's 75 don't even think about buying a Cossie without a log book matches i s VIN plate and the number under the carpet flap between the driver's seat and sill which shouldn't be surrounded by welding or grinding marks . It should start with WFOFXXGBBF, followed by two letters for the year and month of manufacture, then the...