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Old 4th January 2017, 01:13   #91
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Wow this is such an exciting build, are you planning a suspension upgrade?
I got a 1.6 Petrol about 6 months back and building it too. I have currently done an exhaust upgrade with a Borla ProXS, 16" Lenso PDX wheels and waiting on my H&R springs.

Can you list out what all you have done. Good inspiration. Here's mine!

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The Meters look outstanding as well as the installation looks neat. Do post a night time illuminated pictures. The Meters take the readings from the ECU?
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Wow this is such an exciting build, are you planning a suspension upgrade?

Can you list out what all you have done. Good inspiration. Here's mine!
Thats one neat looking car you have got . Yes suspension upgrade will be a part of Stage II. As for the list of things planned, please take a look at the first post of the thread, we are about 70% through that list now.


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Do post a night time illuminated pictures. The Meters take the readings from the ECU?
Will post night time pics when I get the time. The meters take their readings from the source. For example, the fuel pressure meter takes its reading from the fuel rail. The meter kit consists of the adaptors needed to attach the pressure transducer to take the reading. The oil pressure meter takes its reading from the oil sandwich plate.
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Nighttime illuminated photos:

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Replacing Headlights

One of the strong points of Fiesta is the headlights. I have never felt the need to upgrade or change the bulbs to higher wattage. The reflector design has very generous acreage and do a really good and commendable job of light spread and throw. Right from the onset with the initial version of the Fiesta, Ford has used a double barrel headlight design and it is good enough that the design has not been changed in the facelift version other than a slight aesthetic change.

After 4 years of use, the headlights on my car were badly scratched and no amount of polishing and rubbing were going to restore them. Therefore we just replaced them with OEM headlights. No need to fix that which is not broken and is of sound design.

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Default Re: Project ST: Ford Fiesta 1.6 Duratec

Hello Prathik,

What a wonderful thread you have here!

Thanks for all the tech specs, for which you took the trouble to explain in detail in the early pages of this thread.
Normal not-so-tech-savy people like me need threads like this one, if I ever want to start to think about souping up my ride.

Looking forward to see your updates. BTW I was lucky enough to acquire a used Fiesta 1.6S recently from Mumbai
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Replacing Headlights

After 4 years of use, the headlights on my car were badly scratched and no amount of polishing and rubbing were going to restore them. Therefore we just replaced them with OEM headlights. No need to fix that which is not broken and is of sound design.



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Any particular reason why you chose to go for the chrome-shrouded headlight rather than the black shroud? The black looks more sporty IMHO. My headlights are in the same state and it's dishearting that nothing can be done to fix it.
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Any particular reason why you chose to go for the chrome-shrouded headlight rather than the black shroud? The black looks more sporty IMHO. My headlights are in the same state and it's dishearting that nothing can be done to fix it.
The black shroud ones were not available when the lights were ordered, so we opted for the chrome ones. The scratches tend to defuse the light beam and decrease illumination. Change the lights and you will find a huge difference.
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The black shroud ones were not available when the lights were ordered, so we opted for the chrome ones. The scratches tend to defuse the light beam and decrease illumination. Change the lights and you will find a huge difference.
Prathik,

If you don't mind, could you tell how much the new set of headlights cost you? Do all the Fiesta models starting from 2007 have the same design? Do you have suggestions for clearing out faded headlights? Any cleaning chemical you know about?
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Prathik,

If you don't mind, could you tell how much the new set of headlights cost you? Do all the Fiesta models starting from 2007 have the same design? Do you have suggestions for clearing out faded headlights? Any cleaning chemical you know about?
I got the headlights for about INR 12,000/- for pair. Don't really remember the exact price, will need to check. There are couple of things that you can do to clear out faded headlights. One option is using toothpaste as a rubbing compound and the other is using products such as Formula 1 Headlight Restorer. It work well for mildly faded headlights, however if there is heavy pitting and starches then these solutions don't work.
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Default Max Guard Wheel Nuts & Momo Gear Knob

Couple of small additions made to the car in the past week:

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Couple of small additions made to the car in the past week:
Cool looking gear knob that!! Quick query, does the knob compromise comfort / reach compared to stock? Asking coz, in the Fiesta, the gear knob falls nicely & naturally to hand and feels perfectly positioned in terms of height.

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Prathik,

If you don't mind, could you tell how much the new set of headlights cost you? Do all the Fiesta models starting from 2007 have the same design?
I'm afraid not. From mid-2008 they changed the design slightly by adding a curve at the bottom part, giving it a meaner look. I guess they started this with the 1.6 S.

By the way, my headlamps look as good as new, though the car is nearly a decade old!
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.. As for the list of things planned, please take a look at the first post of the thread, we are about 70% through that list now.
Any updates? It would be nice to know if you have completed close to 100% of your original list by now.
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Any updates? It would be nice to know if you have completed close to 100% of your original list by now.
Have fallen off the wagon for sometime . Been busy with work. Hopefully will complete all the work next week.
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