Meet Grace - MK3 RS

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Meet Grace - MK3 RS

Postby Rommies » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:07 pm

FrozenfiST wrote:Congrats and awesome choice!

Just 2 questions tho.

1. How has ford managed to fix the issue with the head gasket?
2. The Pic of the car on the Dyno, only the front wheels are on the rollers? was the AWD disengaged for testing and does that provide accurate results?


Hey man. Headgasket failed due to the wrong headgasket fitted from factory (mustang 2.3) - Ford worldwide had a campaign fitting new correct headgaskets / replacing cylinder heads or in some cases new crate motors.
After these campaigns i have not heard of any reoccurring headgasket failures m. I know guys that drive their tuned MK3 RS very hard without issues (9k km+ on new gasket)
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Here is also a very informative article about this whole saga:
https://www.google.co.za/amp/s/www.road ... et-issues/


Yes only front wheels on the rollers. You can disconnect the RDU (Rear drive unit) by fuse / unplug it or in my case via COBB.

I won’t say that it is 100% accurate - but im pretty sure it’s close as the whole propshaft etc. still rotates during the dyno proses but the RDU clutches does not engage. Also remember that when the RDU engages the clutches, rear wheels spins faster vs the front wheels so it makes it hard to dyno. Especially when the AWD dyno, front and rear roller, is locked and spinning symmetrical.






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Re: Meet Grace - MK3 RS

Postby Rommies » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:16 pm

Watch from 4:20
https://youtu.be/PJMfGaWDSS0


How RDU works
https://youtu.be/qkxSmliu7dM






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Meet Grace - MK3 RS

Postby Rommies » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:21 pm

Got a chance to clean/detail Grace’s interior. I just love these Recaro seats. They also sit very comfortable for a shell seat.

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Re: Meet Grace - MK3 RS

Postby EwMPS » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:59 pm

Very nice and informative!
Keep us posted. If your previous threads are anything to go on we will be in for a treat!



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Postby Rommies » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:12 pm

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Love washing my own ride :)


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Re: Meet Grace - MK3 RS

Postby Limitz » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:33 am

You call it Grace but it has a name to be proud of... a FOCUS effing RS!!

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Re: Meet Grace - MK3 RS

Postby Rommies » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:41 pm

Some pops and bangs in a tunnel:

https://youtu.be/UUn3cyRWlIg

Some 2nd gear acceleration - not too shabby for 1.6tons

https://youtu.be/TPtS21RuAgI



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Re: Meet Grace - MK3 RS

Postby Rommies » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:42 pm

Another session of washing and cleaning the RS

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Re: Meet Grace - MK3 RS

Postby stvrooom » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:50 am

Rommies wrote:Another session of washing and cleaning the RS


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Re: Meet Grace - MK3 RS

Postby Random-Hero » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:26 am

Mooi bly maar mooi ne.... Enjoy hom
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Re: Meet Grace - MK3 RS

Postby Rommies » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:15 pm

Thanks meneer. Ek geniet haar baie


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