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mine?
my half then you know what i mean
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i thought it was your old fellas
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i thought it was your old fellas
nope i loved it so much i scraped together half of the funds
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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
Thing with RS Turbo owners tho is they are the worst and I mean WORST when it comes to over estimating BHP.
Amount of times my marea has beaten "200BHP" RS turbos is unreal.
Not saying there are no 200bhp ones out their just that the owners of them proberly think they are 300bhp.
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Thing with RS Turbo owners tho is they are the worst and I mean WORST when it comes to over estimating BHP.
Amount of times my marea has beaten "200BHP" RS turbos is unreal.
Not saying there are no 200bhp ones out their just that the owners of them proberly think they are 300bhp.
yeh lol i know what you mean but this blokes 37 and hes had most fast cars going, cossie, 2 rs turbos, porsche 911, r5 gtt nopw he drives a boring pug convertible
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Re: Ford Escort RS Turbos

on the logbook is it still a non-turbo?

nice colour its been resprayed in, i like it. what colour was it originally?
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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)- YouTube - RS Turbo vs Evo7

If your watching the same video as me i'm sure the EVO well and truely raped that RS to well over 100mph.....

Game over long time ago, if it was me racing against it I would have shut dowwn at 120mph, with a 1/4 Mile lead :P

Plus, give the EVO a tune up and it will rape the RS... Sorry, but, the EVO is in a different league.
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on the logbook is it still a non-turbo?

nice colour its been resprayed in, i like it. what colour was it originally?
yeh it's still down as a 1.6 and i thought that was the original colour
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ive never had this before.. the delovery bloke was admiring the car lol he said it was very nice
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Re: Ford Escort RS Turbos

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i thought that was the original colour
it may be, mercury grey was popular, but it looks far too clean for original paint so i assumed it had been painted. if it hasnt then you might have the best condition original mk4 cabby on british roads. the arches look perfect. i'd like to see a decent engine bay pic.

how are you going to MOT it? do you know someone who does dodgy tests?
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it may be, mercury grey was popular, but it looks far too clean for original paint so i assumed it had been painted. if it hasnt then you might have the best condition original mk4 cabby on british roads. the arches look perfect. i'd like to see a decent engine bay pic.

how are you going to MOT it? do you know someone who does dodgy tests?
well the bloke waxed it every week, one of the arches has a very small amount of bubbling which my mate can sort out, just took an engine bay pic, yes i know someone who does dodgey MOT's lol but i'm getting a real one why would i need a dodgey one?
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ok im going to do a proper members motors thread now
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Re: Ford Escort RS Turbos

its a different engine to the one on the V5, anyone who gives you an MOT is breaking the law. with wrong numbers you get away with it every time (no one ever checks), but for something as obvious as a turbo its hard to find a testing station where they're willing to take the risk.
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its a different engine to the one on the V5, anyone who gives you an MOT is breaking the law. with wrong numbers you get away with it every time (no one ever checks), but for something as obvious as a turbo its hard to find a testing station where they're willing to take the risk.
oh right well the bloke said he didnt have a problem MOTing it and hes had it since 2002, not sure what hes done ill have to give him a call.
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just get it changed on the logbook.problem solved
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