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Finally got around to fitting the rear brake upgrade, as usual there were issues but nothing major.
So to start off the problem, the new calipers while almost identical in dimensions and having the same piston size and handbrake mechanism doesn't fit. Not really an issue as the carriers cost more on their own than with calipers so they were kind of freebies. So I used the original calipers.
Original 280mm disc next to new 302mm disc.
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Not really much of a difference with it being only 22mm
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Anyway new disc and carrier fitted and old and new carriers so you can see the difference.
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Now the other minor issue, the old calipers need stripping down as one has a torn boot and the other is getting a bit stiff. It has loosened up with being wound in and pushed back out a few times but it's on its way out. Anyway all back together.
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Fan washer jets?? Does this spray fluid into the engine bay to keep the temperature down??

I forgot how hot the engine becomes, so looking at ways to keep lithe temperature down. Have WRC vents being installed in 2 weeks, but looking at anyway to improve on this.
 

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Fan washer jets?? Does this spray fluid into the engine bay to keep the temperature down??

I forgot how hot the engine becomes, so looking at ways to keep lithe temperature down. Have WRC vents being installed in 2 weeks, but looking at anyway to improve on this.
No, they're to replace the standard screen washer jets they're from the mk3 focus.
 

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How is it running with the new actuator?
So far it's been spot on. Drove to nottingham and back a few weeks ago which was a 450 mile round trip and the car was faultless. Even getting sensible mpg, around 25 -30mpg depending on traffic and right foot. It does hold boost far better now, especially higher up the rev range.
 

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Carrying on from my post on the general rant topic.
Someone has hit the back of the st, not hard but enough to do some damage.
So, the damage.
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Removing the bumper is easy and is held on by 2 bolts in the bumper strengthening and 2 bolts at the top under the boot and a couple of plastic screws. Unfortunately one of the bolts had been ripped out of bumper strengthening.
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Thankfully these can be replaced and ford sell them for £25 a side.
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From what I can see there's no body damage apart from where it's pulled the bolt out if rhe bumper and caught the lip infront of the wheel.
The crash bad as no damage (apart from the horrendous amount of rust) and the bumper support brackets are still relatively in shape. Although both of these are getting replaced as I'd bought them a few months back with the intention of tidying the rear end up.
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While it's all off I'm going to tidy everything up and do some more rust proofing.
Starting with the towing eye.
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Wire wheeled, rust treated and painted.
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Have spend some more time thinking about it, I'm going to take my time and get a new bumper rather than try to repair the damaged one. So the st will be off the road fir a month or so depending on when I can afford the bumper and paint work.
 

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Just a small update while I'm waiting for the rain to pass. I've made a small modification to the lower bumper brackets, instead of using the nasty plastic screws I've put some m4 rivnut inserts In. Hopefully it will reduce some of the movement allowed by the plastic screws.
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While I'm waiting to be able to afford the new bumper, I'm having a crack at repairing the old one.

First I stripped the fog lights, side strengthening and lower trim piece.
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These are riveted into the bumper and a bit of a sod to get off. With them being plastic rivets don't have anything solid to squeeze onto so they just spin when you try to drill them out.
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Washed and scrubbed all the mud and grime from the inside.
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Using a plastic welding kit I repaired the crack in the corner. Also I'm going to put some fiberglass over the top just to give it a bit more strength.
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And the outside of the crack painted.
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It's not a bad repair and will be hidden by the tailgate anyway.
 

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While I'm waiting to be able to afford the new bumper, I'm having a crack at repairing the old one.

First I stripped the fog lights, side strengthening and lower trim piece.
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These are riveted into the bumper and a bit of a sod to get off. With them being plastic rivets don't have anything solid to squeeze onto so they just spin when you try to drill them out.
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Washed and scrubbed all the mud and grime from the inside.
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Using a plastic welding kit I repaired the crack in the corner. Also I'm going to put some fiberglass over the top just to give it a bit more strength.
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And the outside of the crack painted.
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It's not a bad repair and will be hidden by the tailgate anyway.
Hi Steve , I recently fitted my bumper with the new plastic bumper brackets , I bought copy ones off eBay and they seem fine (£35 for the pair ) you do have to fit the small plastic pieces at the bottom off the original ones though , I also elongated the the hole where the spike goes through to open the bumper gap slightly to help stop the dreaded bumper rub
 

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Hi Steve , I recently fitted my bumper with the new plastic bumper brackets , I bought copy ones off eBay and they seem fine (£35 for the pair ) you do have to fit the small plastic pieces at the bottom off the original ones though , I also elongated the the hole where the spike goes through to open the bumper gap slightly to help stop the dreaded bumper rub
Ahh you mean these little ********?
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Yeah I almost threw them out still attached to the old supports.
The new ones arrived today, so got to it and fit them.
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