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  1. The problem with paddle extensions....

    Just as a warning for anyone thinking of fitting paddle extensions... They block the allen bolts on the steering wheel so it can't be removed! Just discovered this as mine needs the wheel off to check an airbag fault. Off to collect it from the dealer and get a hair-dryer on the paddles to...
  2. E10 Fuel comingg - Issues for us?

    Not if it's the same octance rating.... Regular unleaded in the UK will still be 95 RON, so no anti-knock/performance benefit. However, ethanol has lower energy content than petrol so fuel consumption will be a bit worse. Also, the plan is for super unleaded to stay at 5% so there's a still...
  3. Interesting read on car sales including the Mustang

    Really interesting stats, which seem to show that the US is the last bastion of reasonably-high-volume sports coupe manufacturing. Also crazy (in a good way) that GM sells more Corvettes than Mazda does MX-5s...!
  4. Newbie Needing advice on Servicing

    SIgned up for the ford service plan a couple of weeks ago. Online quote doesn't work, but over the phone it was £550 for 3 years (would have been £410 for 2 years...) for my GT.
  5. Trickle Charger

    Used to be dead easy in my C6 Vette as the cigar lighter socket was always live so I used the appropriate CTEK connector - much easier than rummaging around in the engine bay. Sadly on the Mustang (like most cars) the cigar lighter socket seems to be on/off with the ignition so not an option...
  6. Coyote-engined RHD Ford Raptor

    Some official factory RHD conversions aren't much better... When the Mk1 Golf was converted to RHD there was an obvious short-cut in that the wipers were still LHD...and a less obvious one that explained why all the UK road-tests complained about the brakes - instead of moving the...
  7. Windscreen replacement help

    I'd only worry about OEM if you have a HUD, which we don't - on my wife's 5-series the non-OEM screens made the HUD dull and fuzzy as they weren't properly silvered (even though they were tagged as HUD versions). Otherwise glass is glass. You also have to proactively chase LV if you want OEM...
  8. Sales bollocks

    As you've got manual transmission it'll be down to the much higher gearing post-facelift (there are quite a few threads about it). Pre-facelift versus post-facelift is: 3rd 1.686 -> 1.420 4th 1.315 -> 1.000 5th 1.000 -> 0.810 Good news is you wouldn't run out of revs in 3rd any...
  9. The UK S550 "spotted" thread

    That's a real 29mpg, not an uncorrected trip computer 29mpg :)
  10. The UK S550 "spotted" thread

    68-plate Bullitt, middle-lane of the M3 southbound at about 7:30 this morning - I was the Ruby GT convertible. Looked very clean (unlike mine) but thought it was black until I got up close - guess they need sunlight to show up the green. Was on my way to a near-29 mpg average for the journey...
  11. ServicePlan and recommend garage for servicing in South Wales area.

    Oddly, if you go to the Ford web-site and try to buy online it lets you enter your details then says "there are no service plans available for this vehicle"....
  12. A10 Swap in 19 Bullitt

    Is this one of those cases where it may be easier to start with an A10 GT and respray and add parts to turn into a Bullitt-alike? Cosmetic stuff is usually a lot less potential grief than electronics....
  13. Need tire advice from the tire gods.

    Just go with the standard PP1 front size of 255/40R19. The reason you have such a big gap is that your fronts are both too narrow and too low profile...
  14. Carbon Fibre Mirror Caps (Not Covers!)

    The ironic part is the regulations mandate how big the mirrors have to be...but don't appear to mandate whether or not you can actually see anything useful in the mirrors! (i.e. RHD passenger mirror)
  15. Does convertible lose features?

    I went for the A10, and in D it works really well. In S, it's a bit too frantic for my liking...and in paddle-shift mode there are just too many gears - you spend your whole life flapping paddles for no obvious benefit, and from rest it's really tedious because it insists on starting in 1st...
  16. New To The Mustang

    I'd advise test-driving anyway and decide whether you really need more power (bearing in mind that the power delivery will be very different from the M5). After 11+ years in a 450bhp Vette followed by the same power in the heavier Mustang, I can't think of any situations on the road where I...
  17. Handy Oil Top Up Tip

    Neat idea - after spilling some the first time I topped up, I bought a set of small plastic funnels off Amazon for a few quid.
  18. GT500 import price - definitely not worth that kind of money

    I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. I'd put (my own) money on it being £75-80k+. (And that's assuming Boris doesn't completely f*&k things up).
  19. Ford Mustang GT - Evo - Long term test modding

    To be honest, at nearly 2 tonnes it's doing pretty well. BMW M cars used to have such crap brakes that nothing else had the chance to wilt before they faded to nothing. Consensus from the US-based folk seems to be that in hot weather the PP2 cars wilt after about 3 laps, so wouldn't expect the...


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