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#476568 I've Got Myself In A Dilema And Want Out

Posted by Goodkat on 15 April 2015 - 03:28 PM

Drive the Vauxhall into a wall. Make sure it is solid, as you do not want to be held liable for any vauxhall shaped marks on the wall. 
If there aren't any walls nearby, drop it off a cliff.


I haven't a clue how the two compare according to the info you require. But I can give you the following info:

The Fiesta isn't !Removed!, the Vauxhall is.
You will get 1,000,000 more street cred, as it has the Ford logo on. The Vauxhall logo removes all dignity and instantly turns the owner into a mong.

All the cool people drive Fords, see the following on this owners club. The Vauxhall fans suffer erectile dysfunction, herpes and are 100% more likely to wee themselves.

Ditching a Vauxhall for a Ford results in better health, will save dolphins, end World Hunger, and after 5 years of being away from Vauxhall Ownership you will be almost as healthy as you were pre-Vauxhall.

Happy to help


 




#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

 

Regards

 

Preee




#450199 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Paramanic on 31 January 2015 - 11:05 AM

every driver hates vauxhall lol even vauxhall drivers hate vauxhall lol if i remember i got this from a vauxhall corsa forum that my mate (which has a Corsa) gave it to me years ago

i found this in my old files form years ago in my pc jokes :P 
 

Q: What goes on pages 4-5 of the Corsa user's manual?
A: The train & bus schedule

 

Q: How do you upgrade a Corsa?
A: Put in an engine.

 

A man goes to a parts garage:
Man: "Can I have a windshield wiper for a Corsa please?"
Parts man: "Yeah, that seems like a fair swap."

Q: What is the sport-version of Corsa?
A: The driver wears Nike shoes.

Q: What do you call a Corsa at the top of a hill?
A: A miracle.

Q: What do you call two Corsas at the top of a hill?
A: A mirage.

Q: What do you call a Corsa with dual exhausts?
A: A wheelbarrow

Q: How do you double the value of a Corsa?
A: Put in half a tank of petrol!

 

Q: What do you have to do if your Corsa gets in the way of a swarm of killer bees?
A: Stop pushing and take refuge into the car.

 

Q: Why do Corsas have heated rear windows?

A: To keep your hands warm when you're pushing them.

 

Q: What to you call a Corsa with brakes?
A: Customized.

Q: What is the Corsa owner's most ardent wish?
A: To buy a car.

Q: What do you call a Corsa with a seat belt?
A: A rucksack.

 

Q: What do you call a Corsa with a flat tire?
A: A write off.

 

Q: How do you make a Corsa go faster uphill?
A: Throw out the passenger.

Q: How do you make a Corsa go faster downhill?
A: Turn off the engine.
 




#290613 Polite Reminder - Please Read

Posted by jeebowhite on 16 September 2013 - 04:05 PM

Please remember folks, that the "New Member Introductions" area is just to say "Hi, My name is... I drive a .... and I am interested in...."


 

Please do not post "should I change...." or "What do you think...." or any other conversations in this area, only post hello's and if you are looking for help then you need to post elsewhere (please read on).


 

1) If your driving one of the main Ford Groups (Fiesta, Focus, CMAX, SMAX, Galaxy, Sierra etc) then please post your questions, advice, guidance, how do I's in this appropriate category if it refers to your car. for example "My Fiesta wont start" - Fiesta forum. "My CMAX blew up" - CMAX section. "My Mondeo is driving me crazy" - Mondeo Section. If your posting about a particular make of car, put it in that section.


 

2) Only post in the "Guides" sections if you are posting a guide (like you see in Haynes!) on how to do something. "A guide on how to remove the pollen filter from a Focus" - Focus Forum - Focus Guides sub forum. "A guide on how to replace a battery on a Fiesta" - Fiesta Section - Fiesta Guides Sub Forum


 


3) If you have questions, or suggestions of a cleaning / detailing nature - "How should I wash my car?" or "what polish can I use to make my car sparkle" belong in the detailing and cleaning section.


 

All of these will help you to best get a response. Please do not post anything and everything into either the introductions, or the "general chat" sections. On this forum, we have a lot of members, who between them have an excellent level of knowledge in specific car area's, and they tend to congregate more so in their own area's. If you want a quick answer, Post directly in that section and someone can hopefully come back to you soon.

 

 

Please DO NOT post multiple copies of the same thread and/or post, as these are likely to be removed.


 

Please review the main forum page, and familiarize yourself with the categories and forum's that we have. We are here to help, and as a forum, pride ourselves as being the best on the net (top of most ford related searches!) as such, to ensure that you get the best from us as a new member, please help yourselves, and help us to get back to you sooner rather than later.




#478214 Subtle Hint

Posted by Stoney871 on 20 April 2015 - 05:15 PM

Just a hint to my new toy coming very soon-

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#362828 Members Mug Shots....

Posted by Stoney871 on 10 May 2014 - 08:38 PM

One for the ladies ;)

 

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(I have aged a bit since this one though)

 

 




#359656 I've Been Insulted By A German!

Posted by TheRookie on 03 May 2014 - 10:54 AM

I took this picture in Nuremberg when driving to a trade show:

 

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#449832 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by jeebowhite on 30 January 2015 - 07:56 AM

Looks to me like one that just rolled out the factory...


#449694 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Stoney871 on 29 January 2015 - 07:00 PM

I heard that Vauxhall were the first to fit rear heated windows as standard so drivers could keep their hands warm while bump starting their cars in the winter. ;)


#349404 12 Inch Subs :)

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

Made me chuckle :)

 

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#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.


Mark


#253772 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 20 April 2013 - 06:48 PM

Hi all,
I 100% recommend if fitting an EGR Blanking plate; that you fit a stainless steel one,
Alluminum plates break through over time with terrible results.

Stainless steel blanking plates are top job a fit and forget item.
Here is a reliable supplier of stainless steel laser cut egr blanking plates.
http://www.ebay.ie/i...S-/170912771190

This guide is now available to download in pdf format making it eaier to print or share,
See link to download:
http://www.fordowner...dci-engine-pdf/

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Tools Required:
16mm Socket
5/16 Socket
8mm Socket
13/32 Socket (only if engine cover fitted)
T30 Torx screw driver
T20 Torx screw driver

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Time to fit : 02:15 from start to finish, perhaps quicker if you were not stopping to take pictures or search for the required tools since you guys now have a list lol

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The next step is extremly difficult if you don't know how,
But its very simple once you know how; and you will know how to
After you watch this short video from dodge, all wiper arms remove the same way and this dodge wiper removal video video explains it best.

. http://m.youtube.com...?&desktop_uri=/

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Clips removal using flat screwdriver to slide from panel.

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Once unclipped;
Lift the panel free from place and store in a safe place until returning to the car.

Next step is to remove the panel beneath

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also remove the brake fluid resivour from this panel and ensure to place it in an upright position in the engine bay until returning to the panel.

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Store all screws in a cup and place it somewhere safe until returning to the car.

When screws are removed from the panel;
Lift upwards on the front and gently pull backwards to release from the clips that grip it at the rear:

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when removed:
Store in a safe place until replacing on the car

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Now all of these panels are removed, you can gain comfortable access to the rear of the engine,

Your next question may be "where is the EGR Valve located?"

Here are 3 images taken from the front engine bay and leading you to the rear right side of the 1.6TDCi / 1.6HDi engine where the EGR valve joins to the block.

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This round headed barcoded electonic valve is THE EGR!!

This cylinder in the image below is the egr valve cooler,
Helps to cool the exhaust gases that are being sent to the valve for re-entry to the combustion chamber.

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Now to fit the EGR blanking plate;
You first need to loosten the nut on the EGR Cooler tank

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Followed by loosening the two extreemly long EGR Valve bolts.

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Once the nut on the "EGR Cooler"
And
The 2 bolts on the "EGR Valve" have been made loose you can gently pull the EGR Valve from the engine block,
This is a case of trial pulling
Followed by further loosening of the nut/bolts until you have enough space to slide in the plate.

See in the image below this text:
The gap beginning to appear when gently pulling on the EGR valve after loosening

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Their is a gasket seal on between the engine block and egr valve flange,
I kept the gasket on the engine block side; when inserting the blanking plate,

So the gasket now seals the engine block to the egr blanking plate,
This is best for a good seal.

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Now to slide in the blanking plate from the right side of the engine
In to the left.

Very easy,
Just hook on to the top bolt
And
Let the blanking plate swing down; it will hook in to the lower bolt itself.

Just push firmly to the left to ensure it is centre in the valve,
Also ensure the gasket seal is between the engine block and the blanking plate.

Prior to tightening the 2 bolts on the EGR valve back up
Followed by the nut on the egr cooler.

Here is the blanking plate fitted:

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Now to replace the panels

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Ensure the seals are free from dirt
Also check the top panel under the windscreen,
It has a C shaped end that fits the bottom of the windscreen in to the panel for a tight seal.

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All back togeather
You will notice boost comes a lot quicker and increased torque lower down in the rev range,
Exhaust noise is a little louder (just a little)
Engine idle is quieter
Exhaust smoke doesn't exist
Your induction system now takes in clean air only
No carbon in your induction
Less engine oil contamination

All of the above are from my personal experience since fitting,

Other things such as increased MPG have yet to be saw but I'll keep you all updated.
Great surprise with the reduced lag in 1st and 2nd Gear though.

Well worth every penny and more!

By far the best modification on the car to date.


#467372 A Big Announcment

Posted by Brigante on 19 March 2015 - 06:36 PM

It's been hard not to speak about it but my Missus and I are with child

 

We decided we wasn't telling anyone other than immediate family until we had the first scan

 

She is now 13 weeks along and the first scan was yesterday at city hospital

 

We are both really excited

 

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It was amazing seeing the precious little thing moving about on the ultrasound

 

The next scan just needs to hurry up now so we can find out what we are having




#465218 Meet My Grey Edition!!

Posted by vito787 on 14 March 2015 - 01:08 AM

So this past week my cars been to CVC wraps "Cheshire vehicle cosmetics" http://www.cheshirev...ecosmetics.com/

I had the car fully wrapped in dark gloss grey with a gloss black roof and other bits in gloss black and the splitter is wrapped in carbon fibre!! Please let me know what you guys think!? Hope you guys like it!! O and I think it's the only one in the country!!! :)

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#459915 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by chrisroberson99 on 01 March 2015 - 12:17 PM

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Funny thing is, this was posted on Vauxhalls Facebook page! :D


#458385 Things I Don't Like

Posted by laumk7 on 25 February 2015 - 07:47 AM

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#446199 Stupid Deal

Posted by Nathan54771 on 19 January 2015 - 05:57 PM

Doesn't like fords, drives a ford and spends time on dedicated forums for fords slating his ford. Makes sense.....


#445330 It's Been An Interesting Week..

Posted by Stoney871 on 16 January 2015 - 10:54 PM

It has certainly been national road numpty week.
I nearly ended up collecting a motorbike as a hood ornament yesterday when some twit decided he preferred my side of the road.
Also had a 'very nice lad' in a white van decide he wanted to drive the wrong way out of a one way access road at my local Asda.
When I pointed this out to him plus his lack of seatbelt and his attention being directed to his phone he threw a cog.
Calling me a f fat c and threatening to kick my f head in didn't endear him to me.
As I pulled into a parking space he flew out of his van intent on having a go.
As I got out of my car and he saw I'm a very big f fat c ;) and I was still in uniform his bravery abandoned him and he offed in the direction of f very rapidly.
I just stood there laughing like a lunatic. Happy days :D


#427274 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by chrisroberson99 on 10 November 2014 - 07:55 PM

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#418415 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by SeanW on 11 October 2014 - 08:42 PM

Just seen this in the Fiat Forum:

 

 

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