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#349404 12 Inch Subs :)

Posted by Hyrule on 31 March 2014 - 06:36 PM

Made me chuckle :)



#348235 Speed Cameras, Some People Deserve A Ticket

Posted by sparksy32 on 28 March 2014 - 12:29 AM

So on my way to work the other night I was going down blackheath hill. There is a speed camera on the hill facing down.
3 cars in front of me, the first car of the three gets flashed.
You would think the second car would slow, but he doesn't and you guessed it he gets flashed as well.
The third car was a bit more savvy (or so I thought). He slowed down and didn't get flashed.
I decided to air on the side of caution and went through at about 20 mph.
Now at the bottom of the hill there is a set of traffic lights (can you see where this is going).
The third car that had slowed down previously went through on a red and triggered the traffic light camera.
Priceless. You really can't fix stupid.


#322423 Egr Valve?

Posted by Lenny on 16 January 2014 - 01:33 PM


Hi john,
Welcome to the forum,
Take some time out to research the forum rules and follow them by introducing yourself in the "newbie section"
I notice if you filled the vehicle description out correctly on your profile correctly; you drive an ST understandably its not a modern diesel engine so your personal concern over egr blanking of your own vehicle is non existent.
Moving on from this mate; ford didn't design the modern diesel engines which they have fittted to there cars ;) which half of your life did you spend being the mechanic ?
My guess is; youve spent the first half
And now spending the second half being an arrogant !Removed! hole
The diesel engines ford now use with the exemption of the 1.8tdci are. Citroen Peugeot engines,
Ford head puffin a cigar got on the phone too gas monkey "gimmie cheap diesel engine that's economical, we'll sort the body just gimme something cheap with high mpg" they don't care about long term reliability that doesn't make money as I'm sure you as a mechanic yourself are well aware; fix it right the first time they won't be back motto.

Take a seat for this one; your ST engine.. its a Volvo mate, not a ford designs engine neither, has the inlet penillum split on you yet? Due at around 25,000 research that as it applies to your motor directly.
Aswell as the headlight washer jet covers known to depart from the body at 5,000 upwards,

Now on diesel engines the egr valve recirculates waste gasses in to the induction system instead of 100% clean air, this is in a bid to create an engine that wins stars on the European sales market for fuel efficiency and lowest in class emissions,
They want to sell, sell, sell, they no longer care about reliability.
The recirculation of waste gases is proven to contaminate the oil with excessive levels of carbon thus blocking oil feed pipes to the turbo causing turbo failure and excessive engine wear,
If I was a car manufacturer or a mechanic Id be all in favour of the egr and agents blanking it,
Because as a car manufacturer or a mechanic Id be making more money replacing blown turbos, blocked oil feed pipes, contaminated induction systems and carbon caked oil sumps.
But since I'm not either, as an independent road user and daily driver of an egr equipped vehicle I have done my research and decided the best option for me with my car is to blank the egr valve and prolong the life of my 32,000euro four wheeled investment.
I'm speaking from experience with diesel engine and from my experience buddy when it comes to egr blanking and understanding its functionality your speaking from your anal passage.

Typical mechanic too,
Opting to change the glow plugs when in discussion about working on a completely different part of the car :lol:
Any chance your a ford mechanic?
They changed my whole pollen filter housing when changing the pollen filter,

I'm not here to convince anyone to do anything,
I'm talking from personal experience and sharing that with others.
The ford mechanics don't design the cars, the he ford mechanic agreed with me on banking the egr,
He doesn't drive a ford body or Peugeot engine, he drove a Daewoo,
Again his personal experience added to my own personal experience and research after all he's servicing the things every day, he doesn't design them but he sees the wear and tare and with that knowledge he agreed yes blanking egr is most certainly the thing to do for lower carbon contamination.


#283038 I Have A Personalisation Idea :) Have A Look

Posted by FOCA on 17 August 2013 - 03:42 PM

You had my opening the thread in exitement and anticipation,  and i was dissapointed - for me, "tuning" means modifiing a car for better performance

#281848 Ford Fair 2013 Picture & Video Topic

Posted by EddieKUGA on 12 August 2013 - 05:24 PM

I think I went slightly OTT with the polishing??  :whistling:




#253631 Ford Focus Full Wiring Schematics Mk2/2.5 And Mk3

Posted by Preee on 19 April 2013 - 09:56 PM

A little gift , here are the PDF electrical wiring diagrams for the Ford Focus


Focus Mk2/2.5 + ST PDF dated 2010  - http://www.mediafire...0ww0q1o720cm9uc


Focus Mk3 PDF dated 2011 , not ST - http://www.mediafire...5sgjtvif7gd9hxc


Very usefull indeed if your trying to figure out additions to your car or find wiring





#312560 Focus On Fire At Paul Walker Memorial Meet

Posted by Stoney871 on 16 December 2013 - 05:45 PM

The manifold was the brightest thing in that situation.

#301574 Corsa Vxr Seats

Posted by Ru4hie on 01 November 2013 - 06:40 PM

April isnt for another couple of months yet

#295374 What Would You Do?

Posted by Turvey on 08 October 2013 - 05:20 PM

You need to print some of these of and stick them to ALL the windows!!!



WARNING!!! Do NOT Click The Link If Easily Offended By Words Of A Graphic Nature!!! You Have Been Warned  :) 




#285205 Been Pimping 2 Volkswagen Beetles

Posted by Lenny on 26 August 2013 - 07:17 PM

Hi guys,
Thought I'd share today's car mods with you for the laugh,
Sorry about picture quality taken using a tablet computer,

My two girls got these barbie Volkswagen beetle cars from santa last Christmas and I could never understand why he didn't put lights in them,

So last week I dissected the shells drilled some 4mm holes inside of the clear lenses and purchased from LEDs to give it the HID look which to scale actually work lol as you can see there ready to drag race with angry birds barbie counting down to the quarter mile attack with the LEDs illuminating just like scale HID

I also used the electrical nylon tape to line the footwell's and seats to feel and look like a two tone interior,
Happy with the results lol
And the 9volt battery's strapped down in the boot compartment just like a proper racer

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#283117 My Mk2.5 Focus Titanium

Posted by SuperSixFour on 17 August 2013 - 08:22 PM



This is my new car, its a 2 year old focus titanium in vision blue with the 100ps version of the 1.6 petrol engine.



It has the usual titanium spec with a few options ticked, DAB, keyless entry, push button start, heated seats, Bluetooth, voice control, and rear parking sensor.




I'll be giving it a good wash, clay and machine polish when I get a free weekend, but the paint is in pretty good condition really.

So far I've fitted a brodit phone cradle and some ford oem mudflaps, but that's all. I've got a few other bits waiting to be fitted when time and weather allow...


Clear fog light lens - I might do the dual reverse mod in the future, but just a clear lens and red bulb for now.


Zetec S aluminium sport pedals - these were an optional accessory on the titanium.


New alloy centre caps - these have corroded quite a lot, spoiling the look of the alloys


LED rear tail lights - again these were an option on the titanium.


That's about it for now really, I'm a fan of keeping things original looking, so I'm mainly just looking at fitting oem parts and optional extras that the car doesn't have.


 I'll probably replace the headlight and front fog light bulbs with a combination of  Phillips xtreme vision and night breakers towards winter, I had those in my last car and they were decent.


I'll be looking around the forum for other ideas, so any suggestions are welcome!





#338149 Hyrule's Build Thread

Posted by Hyrule on 03 March 2014 - 02:20 AM

So finally after much trials and tribulations, car badge light is done. Leaving it overnight to let the silicone harden.


Wired it up a slightly different route than the guide. Spliced into LED Tail lights for the brake light (Red) and my dual reverse for reverse light (White) and earth/negative (black).







Nice & Tidy




















#328204 Lmao @ My Mum

Posted by martyntdci on 01 February 2014 - 10:23 PM

mother has just rang me asking me how to delete a word document from her comp as its a few years old.

first i say open "my documents" hover over the word doc that you want delete and right click.

mums reply " where do i write click"

my reply over the document you want to delete.

mums reply "i cant write nothing the computer wont let me"

me no with your mouse

mum "how do i write with my mouse"

me you dont, you use the right button

mum "i have no write button"

cutting a long story short approx 20mins later she actually delete's her document (she is 68 though) but tbh i couldn't help but share... LMFAO


NOW, has anybody else on here had anything similar.... please share

#328124 Hyrule's Build Thread

Posted by higgsy on 01 February 2014 - 05:51 PM

I think it's kerbs you need to be keeping away from those bad boys geezer!

#322944 You Know Your Logged In Foc To Much When....

Posted by higgsy on 17 January 2014 - 07:24 PM

Your Mrs thinks you are having an affair coz all you are doing is tapping away on your phone at all hours of the day/night, especially in bed :lol:

#321946 Egr Valve?

Posted by jeebowhite on 15 January 2014 - 11:47 AM

Hi John,


Every one is entitled to their own opinions, so if someone chooses to blank it that is there choice.


Most of us have experienced an improvement in reliability, driveability and performance by fitting a blanking plate. As well you know, most of the systems on these cars these days is nothing more than EU enforcement, this is why Ford invest the time, not necessarily (as a point of view) to improve the car, but to comply with the guffins enforced.


Its each to their own at the end of the day!


And to be fair, you dont necessarily need glow plugs. As long as the temperature is right, a diesel can start without them, but would struggle in colder conditions ;)

#319736 My New St

Posted by Philf1 on 09 January 2014 - 06:43 PM

So finally after ordering in September my dealer rang to say my spirit blue ST2 had arrived. Got my reg number, sorted free insurance out and will pick it up on Saturday am.

I am sooooo excited now. Will post pictures later on Saturday evening as I suspect I will have to go for a long drive!!!

#316529 Happy New Year

Posted by Stoney871 on 31 December 2013 - 06:46 PM

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all Members of Ford Owners Club a Happy New Year on behalf of the Management, Admin and Moderation Team.

Thanks for all your tireless efforts and for making this a great Club to be part of.

May the new year bring you all you deserve and may all your projects and modifications be successful.

#299873 Possibly Getting Banned?

Posted by FOCA on 27 October 2013 - 03:29 AM

Insurance and money really isn't the biggest problem for me (I'm not boasting) I just really need my car. If I do get banned it will just show how much I actually do need it. 

If insurance and money are no problem why are you driving a 5-year-old Fiesta 1.2?


Ive got some big (expensive) plans for my car - all donations graciously recieved :lol:

#289794 More Power 1.8 Tdci

Posted by salsheikh on 12 September 2013 - 08:01 PM

best bet is to drive a 60bhp polo around for a week (like me) and then get back in your focus and notice the power !