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Enjoy it mate. I take it the car's still running the Bosch K-jet system? Sadly this is where most of the unreliability centers around for RS's, though many have managed to push them to 250bhp with a few mods. Other than that the options are cossie management or the Fiesta RS EFI setup, usually with an aftermarket management.

Here's a vid of the quickest 1.6 Escort RS in the country (the car's gone much faster since and runs a reliable 350bhp on standard manifolds and head gasket!) The EVO 7 is owned by his workmate (they run a tuning business in Norfolk)- http://youtube.com/watch?v=MKcglBZRnSY
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is that an essex accent in that vid?
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Nah mate, they're both Norfolk-born. Though no-one there's proud of the accent!
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thats leathal! no idea of the exact spec of mine yet i need to call the bloke as i was in a bit of a rush, driving a new car in a place i've never been before, wanted to get away before dark
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Quote Originally Posted by D4nny8oy View Post
Here's a vid of the quickest 1.6 Escort RS in the country (the car's gone much faster since and runs a reliable 350bhp on standard manifolds and head gasket!) The EVO 7 is owned by his workmate (they run a tuning business in Norfolk)
And he takes his hand off the steering wheel to wave at his mate while doing 160mph???

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is that an essex accent in that vid?
Escort RS Turbo and an Essex accent? The two go together like Laurel and Hardy! Hey, is that a girl with white stilettos and frizzy blond hair sitting in the back seat?!!!
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love rs turbo's, in fact im a bit of a ford man really!

my fiesta rs turbo sounded about 100000000000x better than my UT with a well noisey turbo gurgle from the exhaust and when running big boost chirped like a mofo on let off. loved it!

also, ford got it spot on with the seats, unlike the uno turbo with has THE ****TEST standard seats ever!

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not impressed with these at all, can't stand them myself and are unreliable as hell, should have gone jap :P good luck
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not impressed with these at all, can't stand them myself and are unreliable as hell, should have gone jap :P good luck
what would suggest jap?
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what would I suggest? oooooo for 1.5k? nothing much, unless you import something yourself that isn't a complete ****ter. Jap cars cost more, but you spend a damn sight less keeping them on the road. Could have gone for a Celica GT4, Teg Type R, theres many options out there, but most over 1.5k =/
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Remove twin headlight conversion and replace indicators with clear ones!
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yeh but my dad wants a convertible.

the beast: yeh them indactors need to go but i quite like the quad lights
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well my mates dad had a go of the car today, he had a couple of RS turbos and he seems to think mines at least 200bhp, probably 220 :O
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well my mates dad had a go of the car today, he had a couple of RS turbos and he seems to think mines at least 200bhp, probably 220 :O
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