• Announcements

    • Stoney871

      Posting in General Chat thread.   11/11/2017

      it has been noted that too many Members are posting messages in the General Chat area instead of the correct Forums. Any messages posted in the General Chat area that are not General Chat will be deleted without warning and offenders may recieve warning points if repeated instances are seen from that Member. There are plenty of different Club areas that encompass 99% of Ford related posts, please select and use the correct one. If anyone is not sure of which area to post something then feel free to P/M myself or other Senior Staff for guidance. The Moderating Staff are having to spend far too much time chasing this problem instead of maintaining the other areas of the forum.

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Past hour
  2. Hi im looking for the previous owner of my car his name is mathew day and it was a stealth grey st3 diesel, if anyone knows him please get back to me :) Just want to know any mods ect he did

    My MK2 1.8 TDCi saloon Ghia still going strong at 142K miles, pictures are from last year. Still on the original: Clutch DMF Turbo Injectors High pressure pump Items replaced/upgrades: Refurbished the rear calipers (including guide pins/seals) and painted gloss black (planning to do the fronts in 2018) Blanked the EGR valve New glow plugs Refurbished alternator New battery Vented Brembo discs on the front Bosch discs on the rear EBC Yellowstuff pads all round Pagid flexi brake hoses on the rear Replaced both front wings with genuine Ford ones as they were well rotted at the bottom Replaced the leaking heater matrix Replaced the crappy little 90 degree pipe that always cracks on this engine (the one near the EGR) Silver (non OEM) front grill Pioneer DEH-X7800DAB (award winning Pioneer DAB stereo) External microphone and DAB antenna (cables concealed) Replaced the dodgy rear speakers with JVC units Replaced all interior lights with cool white LED bulbs Replaced number plate bulbs with cool white LED bulbs Replaced reverse lights with genuine Cree LED bulbs (Cree bulbs kick *****) Blue hologram effect gel badges, including the steering wheel (exterior badges aren't pictured) Vinyl wrapped (with black 3M vinyl) the full centre console, handbrake surround, gear shift surround, lower trims (passenger & drivers side), the 4 satin silver trims on the steering wheel and the rear cubby hole thing that pulls out for rear passengers Replaced the 3 console knobs with the illuminated ones that most of us on here have used Replaced the gear knob with a nice one silver one off a MK4 Mondeo Replaced the gear shift gaiter with a nice new leather one which included a chrome finish surround Fitted 3 cool white SMD pads in the boot so it's like "Blackpool Illuminations" when I get looking in the boot at night Replaced the ugly Ghia alloys with the nice "Y-Spoke" ones of a MK4 Mondeo Fitted front and rear Heko wind deflectors All of the above is over the last 5-6 years and a lot of it was my choice rather than necessary,, it really hasn't cost me much in the time I've owed it. She still drives spot on and when a job needs doing to keep her running nicely I make sure it's done, hoping to get a few more years out of her yet before she goes to the scrapheap. (Also got a Terraclean done 3 years ago which made a massive difference, especially when cold).
  4. Today
  5. Weird Situation

    Short answer. In the link I gave you, read the first paragraph and the 3 bullet points. AFAIK none of the criteria are met, therefore it is illegal to withhold some of your wages. I would advise you to contact ACAS and discuss it with them. What you choose to do after that is up to you and you alone. You and I both know he can't fire you for this incident but could quite easily make you redundant due to 'a downturn in business' and hire a new driver the week after. Would he do this? I don't know. If you did carry on working for him and, God forbid, something else happened, would he start taking even more money off you? Speak to ACAS 😉
  6. Weak Windscreen Washers

    This one?-
  7. Ford side decal

    Had a look on there but I obviously didn' look hard enough found them now
  8. Yesterday
  9. Ford side decal

    Have a look here- http://www.dmb.uk.com/cat/32/stripe-kits
  10. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    I’ll just check the wife’s then and carry on in ignorant bliss when it comes to mine [emoji16] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Focus Bulb Lists

    It's not needed for the MOT but annoying none the less.
  12. Dilemma, What Would You Do?

    But LOOK AT IT! and as noted below NOT so reliable now Renault have got their hands on it.
  13. Photobucket changed their policy a few month ago, so most of the pictures people have linked to over the years no longer work (not just within this forum).
  14. Focus mk2 boot staying locked

    So when you press the boot release on the boot itself it doesn't respond?
  15. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    Your 1.5 ecoboost has different pipework that isn't part of the turbo . And good luck looking for the coolant pipes on the turbo. Turbo is buried round the back of engine low down
  16. Anyone know a website or anything were to get these from ?
  17. Weird Situation

    Thanks for the serious replies with a tad of humour and the web link. I’ve calmed down and laid my options on the table now. Right, the homeowner did say that he’d be lying if he gave me any price because he’s not a bricklayer himself. The whole lot (including a lot more wall off photo) cost him £25,000 as it’s a special type of brick, has a tile lip under the top layer of bricks and all the mortar between the bricks have been meticulously rounded off into an outward concave. He also said the bricklayer has done good deals for him in the past so it would most likely be less than £3,000. Maybe £1,500 or so. The Manager brought me into the office and said the insurance excess won’t cover the cost of the wall so I will have to pay for it. I asked about the company insurance and he said if they do that, their premiums would rise! I wish I had the cheek to say “that’s the cost of business”, but I wasn’t in a state of mind to backchat as he could sack me there and then. He also said “If you stay here… we’ll have to do something about your wages. Take a bit out each week to cover the cost” and when I asked him what he meant about me staying with the company because I wasn’t planning to leave, he simply said “I was talking about sacking you. That would be up to me, not you”. Now, the wall isn’t the issue. The owner was okay about it to a certain extent. He was just concerned about it looking disgusting and wanting it rectified ASAP. Which is understandable. We even just chatted about each other’s lifestyles, cars, large vehicles etc until the NYR truck came to recover the lorry. We shook hands when we parted so there are no hard feeling there. My main concern is that I’m on holiday at the moment until the end of the month. My pay has been reduced this week by £50 as well without my written or verbal consent which I believe is illegal. I wouldn’t be in this situation if I hadn’t have been instructed to continue either, but I can’t really say that in defence as I backed into the guy’s wall myself. Some employees have even said that’s bad practice coming from the manager… others have had worse knocks causing a couple of grands worth of damage to other vehicles and the company vehicles and not been threatened with dismissal. I’m on full pay over my holiday, so if I see next Friday that my pay had yet again been deducted, I’ll call them when I return to the UK next Monday (I’ll still have a few days of holiday after I return) and ask what’s going on because I can’t survive long term on reduced pay. I have rent and bills to pay for a start. If they’re not playing ball, should I get legal with the company? I did have to fill out an insurance form so I assumed they were going to go through with that option, but pay was deducted nevertheless without my consent. And if I decide to hand my notice in because of the behaviour of the manager and they don’t give me my last week-in-hand pay, that’s illegal too, withholding wages? I haven’t signed anything upon employment about this so I’m pretty sure I have many legs to stand on. Are there any tactics they’d try to pull I should be aware of? Thanks again.
  18. Egr Blanking

    Hi there, He can I get access to your eye blanking guide? I'm being told I don't have permission right now. It would be great to learn from your experience. Thanks
  19. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    Is that a Mondeo or fez? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  20. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    my partners 16 plate ecoboost turbo pipes are shiny and rust free
  21. yep, subframe needs lowering down by 130mm . you will need some subframe alignment pegs when re fitting
  22. Fiesta EMLconfig throttle map

    That doesn't sound much like my problem. There's no issue with any rev-limit (well, apart from it being a diesel), whether moving or stationary. The only issue is an irritating throttle lag when moving, which disappears when stationary. The lag occurs whether the the clutch is up or down, in gear or neutral. It is there when the car is moving and gone when the car is stopped. I'm an inveterate heel n' toe-r, and every gearshift is blighted by this laborious wait.... .... for the engine to respond. However similar throttle blips when the car is stationary are almost instant without an irritating second-long pause. It's like this crapness has been deliberately engineered-in. If there's no cure I'll have to ditch it for another car. A pity, as it's quite a good car apart from the rank engine.
  23. Hello to all first time member.

    Thank you very much. It's good to finally join.
  24. Hello to all first time member.

    Hi Welcome
  25. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    I’m going to check the wife’s 65 plate ecoboost tomorrow after reading this, if I can find the right place to look! I’m not very clever when it comes to under the bonnet, I have no problem with removing trim and parts though. Do you think the Mk5 Mondeo 1.5 ecoboost could suffer a similar fate? I’m not looking forward to checking given the cold, damp and (grit) salty road conditions in the Highlands Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  26. 2014 Focus Zetec S Stereo/display Upgrade

    A quick update on this ( as I logged on again but this time with a question about a faulty EPAS rack!! ) I did manage to strike lucky and got an exact part number match on eBay for the LCD screen. It was then a 15 minuite job to fit and put the trim back together and all functions returned to normal.👍
  27. Hi Superted ( and anyone else who has had the misfortune of having to deal with this crazy problem! ) Can you give me a few pointers as to what is involved in changing over the EPAS on the mk3 Focus ? Is it a diy job. I am not shy of getting grubby and have worked on many cars over the years but need this issue fixing ASAP and am very up for saving a few £ on labour costs. I have read somewhere that the subframe needs to be dropped but would like some clarification before I decide which route to take on ours which has failed completely today!! Cheers
  1. Load more activity