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  1. 3 points
    If it was the cosmetic aspect of having drum brakes that is the driver here (which is a fair enough reason) then you might want to consider just painting the drums black. This pretty much hides them and so whilst you won't have a disc and caliper visible it becomes less obvious that you have drum brakes, if you see what I mean. I painted my wife's drums, more because I didn't like seeing the surface corrosion, and afterwards it struck me how much better the whole wheel ended up looking.
  2. 3 points
    Philf1

    Things I Do Like

    I do like a cold beer in the garden now I'm home Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk
  3. 2 points
    iantt

    CV Joint

    its hammer time. lol
  4. 2 points
    stef123

    CV Joint

    Get a stretch fit boot and a fitting cone, simple. But yes, there is a circlip and giving it a few sharp whacks will knock the joint off.
  5. 2 points
    MJNewton

    Gearbox Slipping into neutral

    The engine braking aspect sounds like it could be a big clue. In such a situation the engine will be pushed towards the front of the car and the engine mounts limit by how much this occurs. If a mount is loose/worn it may allow the engine (and gearbox attached to it) to shift too far forwards and, in doing so, be pulling in the opposite direction of the downwards action for second gear (as gearsticks pivot above the cables, pulling the stick pushes the select lever forwards). This could lead to it being pulled out of gear. It could be a variety of others causes too, but I would start by getting the mounts checked and a general feel for how far the engine can be rocked forwards.
  6. 2 points
    chrisjw

    Fiesta Zetec S Grille Badge

    It arrived today & it's now fitted. It was straightforward. I screwed the thread onto the badge, slid on the bracket & a spring washer & then the nut, pushed it through the grille, positioned the bracket correctly & then spun the badge until tight. Really pleased with it..........
  7. 2 points
    fladavid

    Ford vs Sony head unit query.

    I didn't realise electrical tape could actually end up being bad for wiring! Thanks to all you guys that helped and to you Stoney for leading me to the right conclusion. Well hopefully at the moment anyway.
  8. 2 points
    wilto

    Focus Mk2 cat-back exhaust.

    This is my 1.8 petrol, cat back with 1 box.
  9. 2 points
    Stoney871

    Ford vs Sony head unit query.

    Most likely the tape has got hot and the glue has run causing the wires to become coated and insulated. Proper crimps or soldering plus some heat shrink on individual wires is the proper way to do it.
  10. 1 point
    A_Jobson

    Engine Code

    Hi all, Does anyone know where to find the engine code, particularly on a 1.6 TDCI 2010? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 1 point
    stef123

    CV Joint

    Not enough room to get a 14 pounder in though, not without collateral damage
  12. 1 point
    Luke4efc

    Finally Got The Sticker On

    Sounds like a ten-foot job to me pal 😂
  13. 1 point
    dezwez

    Things I Do Like

    nothing better
  14. 1 point
    Incontro

    Things I Don't Like

    Sorry to hear Stoney, I'm sure you'll forever remember the moments you shared with Jake, RIP.
  15. 1 point
    1979Damian

    1.8 TDCI Mk2 fuel filter change

    Just done mine at the weekend as part of the annual service and using my current method has worked 1st time since I starting doing it this way 3 years ago. Leave the 2 pipes connected at the top of the filter Fully unscrew the collar Gently move the collar out of the way to allow access to the filter Remove the full filter assembly Remove the filter Tip out the old filter to ensure any water is removed Remove the plug in the middle of the filter (if there is one) Pop the new filter in the housing including the replacement filter seal Keep filling with diesel a bit at a time until it's well soaked (about 40 seconds usually does the trick for me) Place the filter assembly back in place Give the filter a final top up (don't worry if a bit spills it won't do any harm) Refit the filter top, ensuring the collar is correctly seated As mentioned earlier, since I start doing it this way she fires 1st time just like a normal cold start. I previously tried cranking to start and the starter motor ended up roasting hot, I still got a massive air lock (or series of) and probably took 2 years of the life of the high pressure fuel pump (not good when a replacement is £600+)!. In my book, if you crank it twice and it still doesn't start then something is likely to be wrong i.e. filter not sealed correctly.
  16. 1 point
    kasajack

    Fiesta Zetec S Grille Badge

    Looking good mate! I put one on mine.
  17. 1 point
    llo2006

    Auto Relock

    The dealer The dealer is talking total rubbish, my car is a 2016MY and auto relocks
  18. 1 point
    dezwez

    Things I Don't Like

    Sad news mate
  19. 1 point
    Zico

    Things I Don't Like

    My thoughts are with you Stoney. Time for a little extra fuss for Willow and Jedi.
  20. 1 point
    GingerFlame

    Radio compatibility

    No theft protection, plug and play :)
  21. 1 point
    AlexBartlam

    The TronFez build thread

    Took the beut to a local ford not been there before, had to mave off as its 1 car width and a jag came down the road,
  22. 1 point
    Different cars entirely. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    PRP

    My Focus Mk3 Champions Edition

    I already asked in the Russian forum, they gave me a few AS-BUILT for APIM which I will test later on. If the problem persists, I will put a GPSM module. I found one at a good price. I will write again what happened. Тhanks for the help.
  24. 1 point
    if you get a block of polystyrene packaging like what you might find in a box which contained electrical goods you could make a block of the right height to put on top of the wheel - cost Nil
  25. 1 point
    isetta

    Servicing for my Fiesta

    although I suspect it won't affect what you intend to do servicing wise, you have not said whether the low mileage is many short journeys (where it won't get up to normal operating temperature) or a few long journeys (where it will). Nor where the car will be kept, in a decent dry garage without excessive condensation or elsewhere. These things affect to what degree the points in the above messages apply.
  26. 1 point
    No I didn't replace the clutch & DMF as this was done by previous owner but he produced receipts & I also checked with the garage that did the work and they confirmed it was all replaced & with genuine Ford parts at the request of the previous owner (Who eats breaths & talks Fords) I going to replace the clutch master cylinder here next week and re-bleed system to see if this cures the problem - At the minute the clutch works fine for a day or two then it is hard to select all gears the next day and basically works good when it feels like it - Have noticed on slightly cooler days it does mess about Will keep you posted with the new master cylinder change - Thanks for replying
  27. 1 point
    Yes there is a proper connecter that the kuga wires go in I just popped them of the clip and put them in a chocky block for safety to see if I can get another camera to work off the original wiring
  28. 1 point
    JW1982

    My Focus Mk3 Champions Edition

    I assume your car does not have Emergency Assistance. Early SYNC 1.0 vehicles did not have Emergency Assistance as standard. Emergency Assistance requires the GPSM module. The GPSM module is only present on vehicles with Emergency Assistance. As far as I am aware SYNC 1.1 vehicles do always have Emergency Assistance. Installing a SYNC 1.1 module is in a SYNC 1.0 vehicle without a GPSM module results in the problems you describe. As far as I know this can only be solved by changing the configuration of the module using the Direct Config functionality of the Russian UCDS software.
  29. 1 point
    Jethro_Tull

    Servicing for my Fiesta

    The Ford logo will most likely be in their stamp.
  30. 1 point
    yes wrap would work but as above /\ why not get it tinted, for one it would look better than a wrap and you'll still get some light through but not enough to disturb you.
  31. 1 point
    i was going say same thing, that is absolutely not ford wiring... looks like some aftermarket solution.
  32. 1 point
    thanks for that just ordered one! :)
  33. 1 point
    As we talked via PM. Your calibration file is very recent and not currently available and supported by Focccus or Forscan. You will just have to wait a little bit till it will be available or ask directly on Forscan maybe they already have it. :)
  34. 1 point
    Bannko

    Sync2 Satnav Upgrade

    Of course there is way...and you do not have to send it anywhere and just simply activate it by your self. Will PM you with the instructions.
  35. 1 point
    chrisjw

    Servicing for my Fiesta

    All that makes sense Gerald........I've only just moved to my new home, so haven't found an actual Ford approved garage nearby......There is a Ford dealership that has service facilities, but the reviews I've read about them are far from flattering....I always took my last car to a family run business, whom I trust to not rip me off & they always did a good job... Would it affect anything value wise if I took it to them to be checked over & serviced, or Is it necessary to take it a Ford approved garage to get the Ford stamp in the service book (at least for maybe this one service to make sure all is in order) ? Chris.
  36. 1 point
    Lenny

    Ford vs Sony head unit query.

    😐 it's Lenny
  37. 1 point
    fladavid

    Ford vs Sony head unit query.

    This is quite bizzare but I did what Stoney said and undid the gunky tape around the connections, it was like glue and sticking to my fingers. I started by cleaning all the wires with just a dry cloth, plugged in the new head unit and bingo all was working. I jiggled the wires a fair bit to make sure that there quad no lose connections, all seems good at the moment. Can't understand why gunky ekectrical tape would affect the connections but at the moment that seems the case. Photo attached is of the tape removed and the wires cleaned.
  38. 1 point
    Philf1

    Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Like this Dan http://www.paintshield.co.uk/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk
  39. 1 point
    stef123

    1.8 TDCI Mk2 fuel filter change

    I always do it with a syringe. fill the canister as much as you can and just keep squirting it in until it will literally take no more, take some time but does work.
  40. 1 point
    m_fairfax

    Wind Deflectors

    I would recommend the Team heko ones they look much nicer
  41. 1 point
    Philf1

    Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Actually it's gmail.com sorry about that Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk
  42. 1 point
    yunii

    Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Strongly agree , like fitting rear disc brakes on say 1.6 , even cars like hyundai i10 have discs so cant see why ford dont. Apart from saving £££££s Yunii Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  43. 1 point
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1XrHeiBXZ6IRWFKc2c4d3JyRXc best i can do at moment mate on my phone hope it gives youan idea mine cat back no boxes
  44. 1 point
    Philf1

    Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    It's a good point but there's always something we could do better than Ford Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk
  45. 1 point
    Philf1

    Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Another small addition done today Before And after applying gel badges all round These look so much better now.
  46. 1 point
    Preecematt

    My ST170 'project'

    I think I've seen this shape st with gun metal alloys and to be fair it does look nice. But as there is no kurbing to them YET! I will leave them as they are. And perhaps get them done when they need a refurb. Next on the list is MOT then going to be a rear axle kit and refurb that. But that can wait until the weather is better and after the mot
  47. 1 point
    Philf1

    Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Got a delivery in today post time to get rid of the standard air filter Before After There's a little more induction noise now but nothing too loud
  48. 1 point
    CameronGuy10

    Tom's Mk7.5 Panther Black Zetec S!

    Car looks incredible! Love what you have done with it! Just purchased a 16 plate Zetec S 140 in deep impact blue, what would your reccomendations be on cosmetic improvements?
  49. 1 point
    Damien

    150hp to 210 hp safe?

    😂😂😂😂 I do lol powers there use it sure whoevers doing it should advise you also mate.
  50. 1 point
    mjt

    Antifreeze and Oil question

    3 years is far too long between oil changes. Even if you're not doing the mileage you should change the oil and filter at least once a year.