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Posted by mainwoodk@ on 09 January 2005 - 11:43 AM

how do i get my car key reprogramed after the batterys have failed

#494458 My Mk3.5 Titaniumx Focus ☺

Posted by Preee on 11 June 2015 - 05:07 PM

Picked her up one hour ago ☺ more pics to follow soon.
Mk3.5 Focus Titanium X 2015
Deep Impact Blue
1.5 Ecoboost (182)ps
Appearance Pack 2
Driver Assist Pack
Heated Steering Wheel
Helko Wind deflectors
Red caliper painted Brakes
Mudflaps front & rear
ZS Spoiler (soon)
Led's fitted in boot
Front/rear Dash cam (not yet fitted)
ST Android Pod (not yet fitted)
Blue Focus Rubber door mats
Blue Focus Door handle inserts

#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





#478214 Stoneys St3 (formerly Known As 'subtle Hint')

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

Just a hint to my new toy coming very soon-


#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.

#540844 This Will Amuse You Vauxhall Haters

Posted by GMX on 16 November 2015 - 04:04 PM

Earlier today, I was removing my tools, the contents of the glovebox, door pockets etc from the Astra, prior to sticking it on ebay/gumtree/accepting the local brokers quote of £27 collected


It started to rain again.  I had the tailgate and both front doors open


The dog looked out of the back door, looked up at rain, looked across to the lawn, and then ran up to the open Astra, jumped in, squatted down and deposited a sizeable No.2 :lol:  Two bags worth! 

#522575 Migrant Crisis

Posted by MONDEO TXS 2.2 on 14 September 2015 - 09:09 AM

One of the many problems, as I see it, is that Western powers are damned if they interfere & damned if they don't


Iraq, under Saddam Hussein, as bad as he was, was at least reasonably stable, the same is true of Libya under Gaddafi - both were tyrants who ruled with an iron fist, but that's because they had to, to maintain reasonable order and they both knew that.


Syria is similar in as much as the people want '' democracy '' but are incapable of achieving it as tribal conflict overwhelms them & of course Assad is in the same mould and Gaddafi & Hussein


Once these two were removed all hell broke loose and it continues to this day.


Throw in a bunch of terrorists & the recipe for disaster is there


Arab mentality / culture / religion is very different to the prevailing Western equivalents & integration is not easy for either party.


Many of these people are not genuine refugees in the true sense of the word, but economic migrants in search of a better life, many are also spineless cowards who should be fighting for their Country and not running away when the going gets tough.


As stated by the P.M. the best way to help these people is to try & restore order in their respective countries - which makes the circle complete as that is seen as interference.


We in the U.K. & Ireland are fortunate that the Schengen agreement does not apply to us & although the U.K. taxpayer contributes more than any other E.U. country to the refugee camps in Syria it must be noted that the U.K. is £1.5 trillion in debt with a budgetary deficit in addition & too many of it's own citizens reliant on food banks, large scale unemployment, a social housing crisis & the shameful fact that we have ex service men & women sleeping on our streets.


I am all for helping those in genuine need and to do that effectively the U.K. needs to get it's own house in order first

#512753 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by karlos1987 on 16 August 2015 - 01:34 PM

Just seen this on Facebook. Made me chuckle. Lol

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#510767 I Can't Understand Some Drivers...

Posted by Ianb on 10 August 2015 - 07:45 AM

I bet I'm a sort of driver that bugs some of you, I'm the sort of person that drives to the speed limits, so if I'm told it's a 30zone I will do 30...but these other kind and I'm sure there are a couple on FOC really irritate the pea eye double ess out of me!

Drove up to see the parents on the weekend and it's a twisty single carriageway A road I need to take, it goes through villages and towns, for the most part it's a fun drive, I doubt the most fuel efficient encouraging drive because of the tight corners and banked bits, it's fun... But some people drive me insane...

I'm there steaming along and zoink, stuck, somebody is trundling along at 35-45 mph in a '60' zone, now don't get me wrong, you might not be comfortable pushing it, you might not know the road etc... Then you hit a small village and it's a 30 zone... So it's a Sunday, it's a nice day, balloons tied to things, therefore evidence of kids and these people continue at their 35-45 speed... They put some distance between me and them so that when it hits the 60 zone again I have to catch them up and miss a few overtaking spots....

I don't understand their brains...they're not comfortable to keep good speed, but they're comfortable to speed through sleepy villages...

Motorways or even the 60 zones I can understand speeding more so, as technically it's out of the way of pedestrians etc, but small villages/towns etc?! Just madness...

#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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#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:



#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.

This guide is now available to download in pdf format making it eaier to print or share,
See link to download:



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


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


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=/








Clips removal using flat screwdriver to slide from panel.



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








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.



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:



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


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.





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.


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



Followed by loosening the two extreemly long EGR Valve bolts.




Once the nut on the "EGR Cooler"
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


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.



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
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:



Now to replace the panels







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.










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.

Diesel Engines with an active or once active EGR Valve suffer heavily from carbon deposits contaminating the engine oil,

These carbon deposits operate much like cholesterol in the human body gathering in the arteries of the heart;
These carbon deposits mix with the oil and turn to sludge which slowly gathers in the turbo oil feed pipe,
Eventually leading to oil starvation in the turbo causing instant turbo failure.

I've used Wynn's engine flush before and once recommended it, however wynn's formula is a bit too abrasive which strips everything from the engine internals leading to risk of scribing and minute cavitations the product leaves nothing behind only your next fill of oil to protect internals.


The best product on the market to flush out the carbon and other harmful deposits from your engine is from a company called Xado,
They manufacture an organic based engine flush product which also has some revitalizant:
Forms an anti-wear coating on friction parts immediately during oil system flushing
Creates reserve of anti-wear protection properties, prevents possible defects on friction surfaces during further engine operation.
Link: http://www.xadoirela...&products_id=10




This bottle gets poured in to the existing engine oil when the engine has been brought up to operating temperature.

You can then drive for a distance up to 20km/15miles prior to draining the oil.

This makes Total Flush from Xado an ideal product for those of us whom don't carry out oil changes ourselves,
Simply pour the bottle in to the engine prior to leaving your car in to the garage for a service gives great peace of mind and protection.

I've used this product a few times now myself on my 1.6TDCi engine,
I've noticed the engine idles quieter and drives smoother its definitely worth purchasing as part of the routine service on your vehicle.

#537425 The St Arrived!

Posted by Mental_Atom on 03 November 2015 - 07:50 PM

It's SO GOOOD! Pictures tomorrow in daylight :)

Coming from the 1.0 it's like night and day... The noise is far too addictive though, I see a high petrol bill in my future. Still getting used to the gearbox, but was definitely a good decision!

#536601 Capri 280 Owners

Posted by angie280 on 31 October 2015 - 11:01 PM

Build no 597 back to life after 5 years, wish my dad could have seen & heard her, he would have been proud!

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#530443 My Daughters Ordered A Fiesta Zetec S 140

Posted by Philf1 on 10 October 2015 - 01:26 PM

Couple of pictures of our drive with all three parked up

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#513176 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Marks12 on 17 August 2015 - 11:36 PM

Found this on Facebook thought you all would get a laugh out of it thank-you-for-driving-carefully-fail.jpg

#505705 Ford Fair 2015 - Who's Going?

Posted by jamesm182 on 24 July 2015 - 04:21 PM



So, as Alex mentioned I literally received the tickets around 2.30/3 PM this afternoon from Parcel Force. The delay was at the organisers end and not ours but we've got there in the end!


I've rushed to get them all packaged up and taken to the post office before closing. I've managed to get MOST of them out today but there will be a few I will still need to send on Monday first thing, as I ran out of time before the post office closed. Rest assured if you have paid already and your tickets are not in the first batch they will be at the post office by Monday lunch time.


If you don't receive your tickets by Tuesday/Wednesday morning LATEST please PM me directly.




For those who missed the opportunity to purchase tickets and are still looking to buy, please PM me directly. Some people already have and IF I have any spare it will be first come first served, including the people who have already contacted me. Once you have contacted me I will let you know if I have any extras available once I have made sure everyone who has already paid has theirs.


Lastly it goes without saying I hope you all enjoy the event and I will see you there!  :D