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#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





#362828 Members Mug Shots....

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

One for the ladies ;)




(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:



#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.


#393250 Should We Trust Garages?

Posted by stef123 on 02 August 2014 - 09:56 PM

I don't trust any garages or mechanics. That said, I'm the sort who goes round any work on any part of my property to ensure it's done correctly! I have always been of the opinion no one is out there to do you a favour but rather take your money!
I have had bad experiences with both dealers and independents, a few of the cars were not even mine! Don't get me wrong I don't make all mechanics or garages out to be rip of merchants but we do know there are plenty of them.

I have a guy who fits tyres for me and a guy who does my mot. I do everything else myself and have done for years due to a few bad experiences.
Why should I pay money to someone who does a substandard job that I'm well capable of doing? It's always good when you can stand back from a job and say.. That's just saved me X amount of money in labour! These days getting parts online and at discounted prices for top brands is easy so your making saving there for a start, sometime getting parts quicker than a local factors.

I'm by no means tight with my money or miserable, I have spent an absolute fortune over the years on tools and equipment and quite regularly rent out bits and peices to save others the hassle of using garages! Any money I make from renting out tools all gets invested back into buying more!

To add to the point of ppe and health and safety, I have to 'comply' with a lot at work (as a tradesman), most of which is absolutely pointless which is where I fear things are going in this country.
At home unless I'm welding/grinding you will very rarely see me wearing any form of ppe, so to the comment about those who don't wear it what else don't they do? It doesn't affect any work I do, why would it?
I'm not perfect in any way but I will always do the best I can. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night otherwise or knowing I've ripped someone off.

#361188 My Mate Hit A Deer (Graphic Pic)

Posted by theduke on 06 May 2014 - 10:54 PM

Oh Deer!

#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:




#398105 Foc Clothing

Posted by higgsy on 16 August 2014 - 11:10 AM

I would deffo buy a t shirt if they were available in bigger sizes. DON'T FORGET THE FATTYS  :mellow:

#394853 Hyrule's Build Thread

Posted by Hyrule on 06 August 2014 - 08:22 PM

Pics of it fitted:









#370923 New Speed Camera's Coming To Town

Posted by Preee on 03 June 2014 - 08:58 PM

The best place for those cameras would be to fill all the potholes with :wacko:

#362699 Members Mug Shots....

Posted by Lenny on 10 May 2014 - 05:53 PM

Selfies go for it.... there are loads of members = loads of pics lol.... some must b more vain than others lmao. Lenny try n turn the pics into hd lol works wonders....
Every1 is beautiful in their own way, except my beauty comes from within lmao......
lenny was going to say get a facial shot of vicki but that will just get turned dirty lmao

im not sure which type of facial there but ill do both mart :) ill unload then upload :lol:

#355349 I'm Coming Back... [Warning: St Inside!]

Posted by iNath on 20 April 2014 - 04:22 PM

18 months after selling my beloved ZS TDCi and driving a Skoda Octavia company car I'm coming back to the Fiesta fold in a blaze of glory ;)

2013 ST182 in Molten Orange with orange heated half-leather seats, push button start & style pack. Pick her up next Saturday  :D  :lol:


Excited is an understatement!






#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.

#306124 Higgsy's Zetec S Thread

Posted by higgsy on 16 November 2013 - 09:25 PM

Decided create a thread tracking what I've been doing with my Zetec S.


Well my journey started at the end of September 2013 when after looking at new cars for a few months and originally looking at BMW 3 series and Mondeo's I came across the Focus Zetec S and instantly was struck my the looks and also the very reasonable price tag!


Here's the car as I first saw it on Auto Trader. The car came from Knights in Stoke, a huge BMW dealership, who sell any nice examples they take in part exchange on their forecourt and much reduced prices than similar cars elsewhere.











I started off with some basic protection mods:


Ford Genuine Rubber Mats 

Seat covers

Boot liner http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

Lockwood Sill Protectors http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649




First Mod was to debadge and rebadge with just S badges, like many others I had a Zetec S with not 1 S badge, So I went with S badges on the wings/rear and Eventually on the Grille. I just went for the cheap non genuine badges for about £3 each on ebay and will see how they fair.






I was thinking on how to mount the S badge on the Grille, so I made a bracket by butchering an old bracket I never used from my old Corsa's Irmscher Grille, which turned out very good:




However once mounted I found it was at the completely wrong angle and not swept back enough, so I then decided to just stick it on using the good old double sided automotive grade tape, and its surprisingly secure and looks loads better.




Next thing on my list was my interior lighting, I wanted to replace the interior lights with leds and add footwell lights


So I got myself some of these from ebay: http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649


Unfortunately I didn't have the  wiring loom/bulb holders as standard, so I set about making my own loom, I ordered the parts I needed for it from http://www.thetoolboxshop.com/ (spade connectors, multi connectors, heat shrink etc.  apart from the wire which I had hanging around at home.


Unfortunately me  being me I didn't take any photos of the loom (bull in a china shop lol) or the fitting in the car but it was  very easy and took about 2 hours to make and fit the loom.  I must make sure I take photos of all stages from now on as I was really proud of the loom - did a proper job with heat shrink etc.


Finshed article:








I originally replace the boot bulb with one of the LED's however I thought it could do to be a little brighter so I bought an LED panel from ebay and fitted that http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649






To be continued.....


So that's really all so far


Mods planned and will definitely happen:



Custom Heater Knobs

Rear Window tints

Rear footwell lighting (already have a spare connector waiting for connection to this)


Mods I'm thinking about:


Custom Stainless exhaust

Changing colour of alloys

Leather seats

Lowering 30mm (Eibachs)

Alloy colour chage

Android Stereo

#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  :) 




#293766 Swearing

Posted by Stoney871 on 01 October 2013 - 11:25 AM

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