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  2. Focus MK2 Drivebelt?

    A little on topic, useful with the engine picture. Where would you support the engine from underneath whilst replacing the right engine mount? The haynes manual just refers to using a jack with a block of wood but does not specify where is safe to do this. I also notice there is a position for an engine crane? on the top left which I can probably borrow for 10 minutes whilst at work if it would be more suitable to support the engine (and the advantage of not having to remove the engine undershield!).
  3. Ford Focus Mkii Facelift Centre Console

    If you need any guidance further than which is contained in my guide then feel free to give me a shout. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  4. Fiesta Mk6 stereo

    Moved Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  5. Today
  6. The draw should always be the same, I can't see the camera putting any more load on the wire when it is dark. There will be some insignificant variable causing the problem if changing the wire has actually helped. Did you notice a drop in signal from the radio? Sometimes these third party wires can affect the radio and then in turn that interference can reverberate through the power line causing the lines you see. If it was losing power you would expect to see the picture drop out not have intermittent lines, this behaviour would suggest either a faulty camera or some outside factor. In poor light the camera does all sorts of things with the frame rate, aperture and shutter speed so it could be any one of those things. You could always try and get the camera to shoot in 50fps and see if that helps. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Footwell LED lights

    Some LEDs do glow when they are off but once the engine is off there shouldn't be any current going through the wire so as above ^^ they should not glow under those circumstances. You can fit resistors to stop this happening. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Intake whistle when accelerating

    Is it under hard acceleration or normal driving? I've heard some induction kits that are designed to whistle as the turbo spools up Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. My mondeo came with Conti's I think. I replaced them with Michelin CrossClimates, they are relatively new on the market (18 months or so) so they are not available in all sizes but that is slowly changing. They are an all season tyre with excellent reviews. I've had no problems with them since putting them on several months ago and can see no excessive wear. I bought them direct from Budget as they price matched Black Circles. I've also heard good things about ASDA tyres believe it or not. Like most who have commented here I don't scrimp on rubber as it's the only thing that keeps you on the roads, and to that end I paid £113 a corner. Brakes are another area where I feel it's best to buy quality. Will be going for EBC offerings come renewal time. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Parking Problems

    I thought we were talking about the brakes on that runaway tots bike [emoji16] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Adams story game

    Hilarity ensued when little Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Word Game

    Box clever Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. I Met Ed China Today.....

    Doesn't look like he's put his bin out in a while either lol Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Dashcams, again!

    If you ever met me or spoke to any of my 'real life' friends then you would know how close to the truth your statement is, I would absolutely do that. May even stencil VOSA on to the jacket or clipboard too lol. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Reverse Camera Mk5 Mondeo

    Not sure about the Focus mate, I'm sure it should be a bit similar though. Was reading a thread today, I can't remember which one it was but they had all sorts of pics of wiring diagrams and bits of trim etc. Looked like a right load of ***** compared to what I actually found in 'real life' It's a cheap mod, I paid more for my puddle lights lol. It took me 2 afternoons, maybe a little more but it could easily be done in about 4 hrs. Not sure how I'm allowed to refer to myself what with all this PC ***** but my sister says I'm a 'biff' so I reckon I will go with that, in short my back is screwed and it takes me about 3 times longer than most to do a simple task [emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  17. My ST came with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrics and they are really good tyres especially in the wet. Replaced with the same when they wore down. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  18. Focus Reverse Parallel Parking Help.

    Thanks for all your replies peeps, as for the quote I've quoted, I cant either, my Picanto was so easy judging distances as a flat backed rear car, also like I said previously, it was a narrow car and therefore judgement was made even easier because where the rear wheels were (right at the end, it was flat backed) meant bam, how close. Was really easy. I am glad to see I'm not the only one with this problem in regards to the Focus though. I've consined the fact that the rear windscreen halfway up their front windscreen is close enough, even if there is a gap, wont risk it any closer and if my car could of fitted in that gap, I wouldnt bother.
  19. Car Door Checks

    I think they should be lightly greased - they are a moving part (in terms of having sliding mating faces) afterall. I would not expect the 'holding' power to reduce as this is achieved primarily through a spring clamp and cam profile, not friction.
  20. Couple of questions

    If it's your door card that vibrate then there's a torch bolt behind a small panel on the end of the door that might need tightening. It was doing my tree in until I around that this bolt had worked loose. Also I managed to change my fogs fairly easily through the bottoms of the wheel arches. Turn to full lock and undo 3 for bolts either side. Bit tight to reach through so helps if you have thinner arms. There's a few pics on my build thread for how to change them. Click on my signature on PC or search for Phil's Build Thread.
  21. Steering wheel wobble (NOT WHEELS)

    Possibly your front suspension bushes are worn. That'll give a tremor rather than a wobble and usually felt at all speeds, almost like you're driving over a roughly surface tarmacked road
  22. I replaced my Focus ST tyres with a make Ford don't use, although the size and speed ratings were the same. It's not always possible to replace with exactly the same tyre and the ones I used as a replacement were considerably cheaper, but when you get a puncture, waiting 10 days for the exact replacement to be delivered to Shetland wasn't an option. So yes go for a better value tyre if you wish, but don't play around with the ratings for safety reasons
  23. Steering wheel wobble (NOT WHEELS)

    Had this on a mk2 mondeo but never resolved before someone sent it to the scrapyard in the sky... Not mechanically minded enough to say for certain, but I would think maybe track rods, bad tracking (not balancing) or warped brake discs? Is there any play in the front wheels when jacked up?
  24. Fiesta Roof Paint Damage HELP!!

    Agree with Phil. Sounds like the metal wasn't primed properly. Another possibility is that the surface was wet when originally painted; that would show up as loads of tiny blisters rather than larger areas
  25. Reverse Camera Mk5 Mondeo

    If it applies to the mk3 focus (ie if that Russian module thingy is the same) then it's the next mod I wanna do! I think @Victory has done it to their focus...
  26. 2.0 diesel starting prblems

    What exactly happens in the ignition process? If it's like my focus, a press without your foot on the clutch turns the ignition on, primes the fuel pump etc, then you press the clutch and button to start the car? Are you getting all the usual dash lights on during ignition? Is there an immobiliser light flashing a code? Any sounds when you press the button to start the car?
  27. Fiesta Roof Paint Damage HELP!!

    Of course they'll say it's not their fault! Someone will need to confirm, but a paintwork issue like this is grounds for warranty work or a foot stamping under the sale of goods act. There has obviously been poor workmanship there if the paint is coming off so soon. Also if a painty person can confirm: surely bubbling and blistering paint means that there is a problem UNDER it? Bad primer coat or something? Obviously can't be caused by an external source but more likely bad prep work? Anyway be sure to fight this one cos I'm sure they're in the wrong.
  28. coolant leaking, smoke coming from under the bonnet???

    Head gaskets are prone to more failures after they've gone for the first time. As said above could be anything. Is your res empty (or losing coolant)? More likely you had a coolant leak and it's overheated the engine and the coolant has boiled. I'd clean it up and try and find the leak (although that's kinda obvious thinking about it lol). Coolant hoses might've gone brittle with age and developed a crack.
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