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Technically I haven't got it yet, but I'll be picking it up Monday so heyho.
Here it is, a 2009 face lift mk2 in panther black. Pictures are naff as one is pinched of the advert and the other 2 I took just after putting a deposit down.
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Anyway after seeing the post about the knock down castrol 5w30 in halfords I thought I'd get some stuff ready. £34 for the 8lt of oil and £57 for pollen filter, oil filter and 5 rs plugs.
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I believe the plugs I've bought are the RS plugs.
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Yeah genuine rs plugs are fomoco branded I think but going of posts I'd read they are bosch plugs and cross referencing comes back with the part number 0 242 236 528.
 

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Nice car,now enjoy the sound of the 5pot motor,very addictive-I've always got a smile on my face when I drive her
Maybe a little too addictive. Although fuel economy wasn't as bad as if expected under normal driving today I was getting between 29 and 30 mpg, but it does drop a fair bit with some heavy right foot.
 

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The first job I've done on my st, replacing the awful centre caps and so called 'chocolate' wheel nuts.

Thought I'd go all out and get some genuine caps.
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Before, this was the worst wheel.
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After, will look much better after a clean.
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Old and New.
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Nice to see someone doing the sensible things first... service, wheel nuts, etc

Looks like a nice motor.
Will be doing the service next week, haven't had time yet between work.
I think I'm going to run it for a good few months first, then I'll start playing with remaps and intercoolers and stuff.
 

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Don't think I'll be going anything over stage 1. Was thinking stage 1 bluefin and airtech intercooler, Symposer delete then maybe down pipe and sports cat.

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Thanks. I'm not really looking for big power, I'd be happy around the 270 mark. I'd already factored in the cost of an RS clutch and flywheel for when it needs doing, seems pointless to put a standard one on when there's a better one out there.
 

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Couldn't stand driving with the bloody awful Evergreen tyres any more, constantly spinning the wheels or setting the esp off. So this morning phoned around and a local tyre fitter had some Michelin ps4 in.
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While the thing was up I the air I thought why not, and did the service too. Pictures are a bit sporadic as I couldn't be bothered to keep taking my gloves off and getting my phone out.
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The Focuspeed stage 1 intercooler from A&K turned up this morning, really excited to get it fitted.
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On top of that this turned up as well.
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For some reason at some point during its life it was removed, not sure why as they aren't expensive. I doubt I'll ever use it but it bugs me that something that's supposed to be there is missing.
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Just finished fitting the rs style vac pipe mod. After reading some of the posts on here I was a bit worried but it turned out to be very simple and straightforward, and all in it took me about an hour and a half.
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Fairly easy to remove the vac line setup, was a bit fiddly getting the plug out if the servo though.
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The new pipe setup put together, I did have to use a Stanley knife to get one of the pipes off the sensor though.
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And hooked up.
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And trim back on, and it looks so much neater.
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While I had some time this morning I thought I'd have a look at the lights. While I wouldn't say they're terrible they certainly aren't amazing, and with me being in shifts most of my commute is done in the dark.
I'd bought some replacement d1s bulbs with the assumption that it was ageing bulbs causing the problem but after reading up on here a lot of the time it's the reflectors in the unit degrading.
Anyway I pulled the headlights off hoping for the best.
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While there was some failing of the chrome plating it wasn't as bad as I'd expected.
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It's hard to tell from the pictures due to the daylight but the new bulbs are noticeably brighter, but we'll see how it is tonight in the way to work.
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Still not happy with the headlights I ordered a new one to see if any improvement could be had. Not wanting to fork out for a pair only to find it made no difference I only got the one for the time being.

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You can't see much difference side by side on the picture, but up close you can see.
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Transferred everything over and refitted.
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I'll take it out for a spin when it goes dark and see how we're doing.
 

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Well took it for a blast and what a difference, its literally night and day even with just one new lamp. I will definitely be getting the passengers side come payday.
 
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