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Ford Fiesta ST150 MK 6

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So.... 

 

I was in need for DD car, as with Z I went over the line in full retard mode and having car useful in certain conditions only.

 

Looking for something budget friendly and yet enough fun for everyday hustle I turned to Fiesta ST. Why? I wanted NA car again got nostalgic for sound and revs, I didn't want to spend much money on something for daily abuse, didn't want FI car due to maintenance, and with all that in mind  main of it's competitors have been seriously abused throughout years like Clio Sport or Ep3 Type R plus are still with price much more up than ST. In Croatia ST haven't been popular, more so it's much easier if found to be in good condition.

 

Minding that all and having already Ford Focus mk3 wagon with diesels engine at home I decided for Ford again. Ford has proved to be reliable car with good driving capabilities.

 

After a days of search abroad and at home I managed to find 2007 model from first owner with 90k KM on odo.

 

Good thing is first owner, basic mods have already been done, Bilstein B8 with eibach springs, Focust ST rotors and calipers,KN air filter, downpipe 60mm and OZ wheel.

On down side exterior is showing wears and tears of 11 years city driving and has LPG.

 

Throughout quick search online it uses Duratec 2.0L engine with 150bhp which due to Eco norm 4 has been largely restricted.

With basic intake and exhaust mods, larger throttle and remap figures of 180 bhp can be achived. For my intentions and purpose more than enough.

 

As I see awaits me to find headers Milltek or similar, sport cat and the rest of exhaust i can do on my own. 

Servo liquid is prone to overheating and I found from Mountune cooling kit for that.

Remap and that would be all. Small swifty daily to fight routine's.

 

If any one has experiences with MK6 ST's what to look for, upgraded parts etc input will be more than welcome.

 

Ah yes and hope by end month to have it on my driveway

 

 

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Can't comment much on what to look out for/mod's etc but I can say with confidence these are fun little cars. Cheap old school fun, very nice. 

 

 

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Arrived yesterday finally.

 

So first thing will be full respray in original colour with front grille, front and rear fog lights in gloss black. Little body work is needed too which is not surprising since she spent all of the time in city.

 

I'm afraid I will go full retard again with this car. One upgrade is leading to another and before you know it agian DD car is overturned in project car

 

After respray I reckon we will start with engine mods. 

A suspension on the end.

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Few quick shots...

 

After browsing and looking around lately on which route to go with tune up, from yesterday I'm very close in securing Jam Sport stage 2/3 not sure exactly on kit name which gives 200 bhp as per previous owner. Its second hand and has been removed from Fiesta ST containing Cossy intake manifold, larger throttle, cam's and Milltek exhaust with manifols sport cat, missing only rear silencer and Jam Sport ECU flash.

 

Also the same owner has a Quaife helical diff. I really hope we will find reasonable price on all package which will keep us happy both.

 

And here we go again same old story DD car turning into project. 

 

 

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Had one of these when I was 18. You can achieve 200bhp na in these in the uk. A company called pumaspeed do conversion kits

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1 hour ago, Nso93 said:

Had one of these when I was 18. You can achieve 200bhp na in these in the uk. A company called pumaspeed do conversion kits

Yeah i was looking on it, but people say between Pumaspeed, Mountune and Jam sport, Puma has the weakest HP and worst fuel consumption. Either way im just looking for most budget friendly option.

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1 minute ago, Snjur said:

Yeah i was looking on it, but people say between Pumaspeed, Mountune and Jam sport, Puma has the weakest HP and worst fuel consumption. Either way im just looking for most budget friendly option.

This was 7 years ago. Some of the parts aren’t available anymore 

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51 minutes ago, Nso93 said:

This was 7 years ago. Some of the parts aren’t available anymore 

Yeah majority is obsolete these days. I don't know just had a blast from the past and decided i want tuned ST.

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1 hour ago, Snjur said:

Yeah majority is obsolete these days. I don't know just had a blast from the past and decided i want tuned ST.

Mountune would be the way I’d go if I went down that route again. With added reassurance they’re approved by ford

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When i had my focus st i went to dreamscience, they know their stuff. They are based in Hull. They do a lot of testing for ford also. a lot of stuff sold for ford st cars comes from them as far as i remember.

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11 hours ago, Snjur said:

Yeah i was looking on it, but people say between Pumaspeed, Mountune and Jam sport, Puma has the weakest HP and worst fuel consumption. Either way im just looking for most budget friendly option.

A budget friendly project car? you should know better  :lol: 

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11 hours ago, Andy_Muxlow said:

When i had my focus st i went to dreamscience, they know their stuff. They are based in Hull. They do a lot of testing for ford also. a lot of stuff sold for ford st cars comes from them as far as i remember.

 

I forgot to mention im from Croatia so visiting tuner shops in UK is not an option

 

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2 hours ago, scobie140 said:

A budget friendly project car? you should know better  :lol: 

You know how it goes, trying to trick myself in all possible ways just to justify spending money on 12 year old small car 

 

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2 hours ago, Snjur said:

 

I forgot to mention im from Croatia so visiting tuner shops in UK is not an option

 

Dreamscience do deliver i believe some of their stuff is awesome they have hand sets for ecu flashing and stuff so you don't necessarily have to visit them if you know what i mean? 

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2 hours ago, Andy_Muxlow said:

Dreamscience do deliver i believe some of their stuff is awesome they have hand sets for ecu flashing and stuff so you don't necessarily have to visit them if you know what i mean? 

Yeah I've been looking into their stiff too. Will see after I meet lad who has this Jam Sport 200 kit which comes together with "box" and ecu flashes. 

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Great choice!!

 

I used to have a ST150 till a couple of years back. I had to resist the urge to mod it as it was the Mrs car to just run around in. Did manage to sneak on the focus st brakes as an upgrade which really did make an improvement. I see someone very sensibly has fitted some nice lightweight OZ wheels to yours, think the Ford made the originals from cast iron!! They were the heaviest 17" wheels I've ever lifted I think!!

 

Used to love driving it down a twisty B-road! Feels like 200mph at 70mph, good little chassis but as you've said the engines are so choked up from the factory which is a shame.

 

I had no issues at all with my car for the 2 years I ran it, my only criticism was how short the gear ratios are......you're in 5th from 40mph driving normally so its screaming on a run up a motorway when you have to do that which did get tiring. Regarding issues with them, when I did my homework before buying mine the only thing I kept reading was about gearboxes sh**ing themselves............although I suspect this was more down to all the side stepping the clutch at 6000rpm at the traffic lights their whole lives rather than it being a really bad 'box!

 

My mint little Fiesta ST150

 

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@350Butcher I've read as well on gearbox issues. I hope it will not be the case with mine. Although... Differential is very noisy I reckon bearing. I've tried with new oil but no luck. Anyway this morning I've ordered Quaife Atb with new shaft seals and bearing diff from Burton power. Other thing I noticed changing of gears is bit stiff. I found few videos on YT how to fix that.

 

Second thing is power steering tank location. Oil is boiling very quickly so I will go with PSA relocator kit and power steering cooler. 

 

Afterwards is just all plug and play mods.

 

But all in all really lovely car and quite fun for daily activities.

 

 

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