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by grogee
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Help with parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Help with parts

Yeah £390 isn't right, it should be £39. Mine isn't a perfect fit but certainly didn't need any bending. Saying that, I'm not using much of the centre part as I've got my own DIY catalyst and pipes there
by grogee
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Help with parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Help with parts

by grogee
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Help with parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Help with parts

This is the centre bit. It says for 1.6 & 1.7 though, I don't know if 1.4 uses a smaller system?
by grogee
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Help with parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Help with parts

Hoffman do a nice centre silencer delete and a back box they call 'race tube' but it's pretty subtle and not too noisy at all. From memory about £70 for both. They are not stainless but mine seems to be lasting ok. I got mine on eBay.
by grogee
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7VCT stalling
Replies: 23
Views: 2707

Puma 1.7VCT stalling

That power steering pressure switch is also known to cause idle problems. From memory it's at the front of the car, right hand side, at the bottom. You'll need to raise the car to see it. The wiring is quite exposed and can fail. I think the switch tells ECU to give it more beans when pressure is to...
by grogee
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Brunner's Puma from HU
Replies: 11
Views: 1712

Brunner's Puma from HU

The boot latch motor is failing. Mine was the same, only released after 2 or 3 presses. I bought a 2nd hand replacement from eBay and hunted around - it's used on other Ford models. Puma ones seem hard to find. But mine was from maybe a Fiesta VI or something? Note - you have to remove the rear bump...
by grogee
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Millie wrecked
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Millie wrecked

This does raise an important issue: how do we get an 'agreed value' certificate for our cars? I've had to do this with other cars, usually involves sending pics to owners club and paying for a certificate. Does this site count as an owners club and if so how would we go about issuing valuations and ...
by grogee
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Air conditioning drain pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Air conditioning drain pipe

Resurrecting this thread... does anyone know how to get at/change the air con drain pipe? My car is dribbling condensation into the driver's footwell so my pipe is obviously blocked.

What is 'microbore' pipe?
by grogee
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Anyone know this car?
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Anyone know this car?

It's heartening to see the value for this car, but I would demand to see the car up on a ramp before handing over £3500. It would have to be completely rot-free for that money. One would hope the dealer has that facility. From the pictures it seems to have front and rear mudflaps which is good news ...
by grogee
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Fan Blades or Spokes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1414

Fan Blades or Spokes?

Another vote for 9 spokes. IMHO they're also easy to clean...
by grogee
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: drivers side door card
Replies: 1
Views: 462

drivers side door card

I've got a grey check pattern one if you need it, I'm in Midlands
by grogee
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: 1.7 R Reg Free to Good Home
Replies: 2
Views: 682

1.7 R Reg Free to Good Home

Hi, I could do with front and rear bumpers from this, what sort of condition are they? If they're OK I'll think about how I can collect. Thanks for thinking of fellow Puma people, very generous of you.
by grogee
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Considering a Puma - do they *all* rust?
Replies: 11
Views: 1460

Considering a Puma - do they *all* rust?

Good inspection is easier said than done! It's virtually impossible to check inner rear arches because it requires a) car off ground and b) arch liners removed. Likewise you are not going to see full extent wheelarch of rot from the outside. To get the full picture needs rear trim ('door cards') rem...
by grogee
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: 1.7 For sale
Topic: Ford Puma 1.7 2001 MOT failure for sale or parts
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Ford Puma 1.7 2001 MOT failure for sale or parts

I'd like F and R bumpers if possible... Could collect. PM me with a price. Thanks
by grogee
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: That passenger footwell leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

That passenger footwell leak

Just looking at where it's coming from... Has your car got AC and if so is that condensation built up on the evaporator due to blocked drain pipe? Just a thought
by grogee
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: OE Alloy Gear Knob made from?
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

OE Alloy Gear Knob made from?

I have this but with steel/iron. The Puma knob is aluminium so we're ok. OEM I think it's anodised or painted, there is certainly a coating of some kind
by grogee
Thu May 28, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: ABS fault light
Replies: 11
Views: 1417

ABS fault light

I seem to remember mine doing something like this when I span the front wheels in the air and not the rears. I think it got confused and threw the light. Then cleared when I drove it properly on the road again.
by grogee
Mon May 25, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 2372

Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?

By the way I spotted some used front wings on eBay, not sure of condition but caveat emptor as usual.
by grogee
Mon May 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 2372

Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?

Here is another pic where the arch liner has been removed. Note crusty fixed brake pipe... Another favourite MoT fail.
by grogee
Mon May 25, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 2372

Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?

The second pic is inside the rear arch, behind interior trim, seats out etc. It's always worse here than on the outside. I think I'm right in saying the offside seems to be worse on most cars but there's a thousand reasons that might happen.
by grogee
Mon May 25, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 2372

Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?

Some pics
by grogee
Mon May 25, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 2372

Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?

That one looks slightly better than mine when I bought it 18m ago. Since then I've had 2 second hand front wings (rust cleaned and treated then zinc primer). 2 new sills. Rear arches and inner arches repaired. And inevitable respray. £2,000 of work. I couldn't tell you if it would fail an MoT before...
by grogee
Tue May 19, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: High revs on idle and when stopping.
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

High revs on idle and when stopping.

Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think wobbly idle can be caused by PAS pressure sensor wiring issue. The sensor is in the front RHS of car underneath near the radiator and crank pulley. The connector and wiring is quite exposed and can get worn out or broken. If this happens th...
by grogee
Tue May 19, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 2372

Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?

I would say it is hard to judge the extent of the rust when the car is on the ground. Unfortunately to get a good look you really need the rear wheels off and ideally have a look at the rear suspension mounts. Also behind the spare wheel tray. I guess you could do some of this by pointing a camera u...
by grogee
Mon May 18, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wheel centres
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Wheel centres

Think mine came from here, my 9 spokes had tatty silver plastic jobs so I got these. They'll take a while to arrive though

geek.wish.com/share/2921lqmdcn

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