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stealth_titanium
hi all here are some usefull pictures if you are looking to fit a focus st gauge pod and clocks to your 07 onwards focus tdci
stealth_titanium
[quote name='stealth_titanium' timestamp='1324393140' post='157416']
hi all here are some usefull pictures if you are looking to fit a focus st gauge pod and clocks to your 07 onwards focus tdci
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firstly i obtained a gauge pod and gauges from eBay at 40 posted then stripped down the clock cluster and gently removed the clock hands then removed the printed circuit board which is useless unless your a bio chemist/work on space craft!! lol i then used the green printed circuit board as a template for my substitute board. i used the plastic from a dvd case as the thickness is correct for the housing and being clear you have the advantage to see where everything is when your mounting it together .
1 remove green printed circuit board

2 press the 3 pins of the original circuit board tn ti the soft plastic of the dvd case and make the impressions for the holes for your new clocks / needles

3 obtain x1 electrical oil temp gauge x1 electrical oil pressure gauge and x1 mechanical boost pressure gauge preferably cheep ones mine cost 12 each off eBay and also a sandwich plate to go between the oil filter and clock to take the readings from !!

4 strip the new gauges down as you only require the guts out of them take extra care not to damage the windings or the delicate brass mechanism inside the boost gauge

5 fit the needles through the holes you made in the dvd cover and secure the gauge mechanisms in place using there original screws

6 obtain your desired colour of led bulbs i opted for the standard look and colour so chose white for clocks and red for needles you can buy these from eBay pre resisted to 12v and at 2,50 for 5 bulbs pre wired

7 fit bulbs in the correct place on the white plastic block

8 this bit was the most tricky you will need to lengthen the red clock hands as the needles from the guage mechanism will not be long enough to reach through now. I cut them in half and added a 5mm section or cuppa chops lolly pop stick to make them longer using araldite to bond them in place (take extra care to get them straight )

9 i had to cut the back out or the plastic casing to allow the gauge mechanisms to poke through

there should be more pictures to follow unfortunately im am better at making things than using computers so I am sorry if my format is a little shit lol
Lenny
[quote name='stealth_titanium' timestamp='1324393140' post='157416']
hi all here are some usefull pictures if you are looking to fit a focus st gauge pod and clocks to your 07 onwards focus tdci
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very nice mate,
im in the process of fitting the pod myself,

did you use a perticular brand of gauges to work with the ST Pod Visteon Gauges and also is the boost gauge high enough reading on it to gauge the diesel Pressure
TDCiST
1.2 Bar.. Pah! Pathetic Petrol Boost! lol ;)
stealth_titanium
[quote name='stealth_titanium' timestamp='1324393140' post='157416']
hi all here are some usefull pictures if you are looking to fit a focus st gauge pod and clocks to your 07 onwards focus tdci
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Lenny
[quote name='TDCiST' timestamp='1324394992' post='157425']
1.2 Bar.. Pah! Pathetic Petrol Boost! lol ;)
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lol yes i think the 1.6 TDCi Diesel engine runs 2.5Bar as standard because i was looking in to the fitting of the ST gauges before,

but ive never saw anything as advanced as this here, :o

i was about to list the gauge part on ebay but im reserved now, this looks very good but im good at computers and pretty dirt at making this kind of thing,

the only questions i have now are can you manufacture these for resale

and secondly do i want a st boost gauge that works and isint accurate or an aftermarket gauge that is accurate because the scale on the st one only goes to 1,2

please respond to me shnell shnell :D i am very interested mate
stealth_titanium
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1324394664' post='157424']
very nice mate,
im in the process of fitting the pod myself,

did you use a perticular brand of gauges to work with the ST Pod Visteon Gauges and also is the boost gauge high enough reading on it to gauge the diesel Pressure
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no mate just a bog standard brand but you must make sure they are a quarter sweep and have the same values as the st clocks to gain an accurate reading.
TDCiST
What gauge reading did you go for mate?? 2 Bar? 3 Bar?
Lenny
[quote name='stealth_titanium' timestamp='1324396640' post='157429']
no mate just a bog standard brand but you must make sure they are a quarter sweep and have the same values as the st clocks to gain an accurate reading.
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Thanks,
i understand what you mean: i need an oil pressiure gauge that sweeps the same area as the st one does and reads from 0-5Bar and the same for the oil temp

have you fitted a boost gauge yet and if yes what bar is it reading on the diesel engine mate, this is fantastic B)
stealth_titanium
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1324395486' post='157427']
lol yes i think the 1.6 TDCi Diesel engine runs 2.5Bar as standard because i was looking in to the fitting of the ST gauges before,

but ive never saw anything as advanced as this here, :o

i was about to list the gauge part on ebay but im reserved now, this looks very good but im good at computers and pretty dirt at making this kind of thing,

the only questions i have now are can you manufacture these for resale

and secondly do i want a st boost gauge that works and isint accurate or an aftermarket gauge that is accurate because the scale on the st one only goes to 1,2

please respond to me shnell shnell :D i am very interested mate
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Thanks mate they have taken a bit of time to complete just waiting for a few more bits then i will be fitting them i never thought about the boost and didnt know they boosted so high to be honest last diesel i fitted a boost gauge to was my 306 lol which sat at 10 psi i will let you know how i get on with the boost readings when everything is in place then ;)
TDCiST
Youll easily see 1.5 Bar on a modern diesel.. soometimes 2... so that guage will be maxing out pretty much constantly lol!!
Lenny
[quote name='stealth_titanium' timestamp='1324397077' post='157433']
Thanks mate they have taken a bit of time to complete just waiting for a few more bits then i will be fitting them i never thought about the boost and didnt know they boosted so high to be honest last diesel i fitted a boost gauge to was my 306 lol which sat at 10 psi i will let you know how i get on with the boost readings when everything is in place then ;)
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Thanks,
look foward to that,

i apprecieate the work that you have put in to these, an awfull lot of thought along with trial and error im sure,

but they look fantastic mate fair play to you and also the boost would look good flying off the scale lol

have you cut out the dash yet?
stealth_titanium
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1324395486' post='157427']
lol yes i think the 1.6 TDCi Diesel engine runs 2.5Bar as standard because i was looking in to the fitting of the ST gauges before,

but ive never saw anything as advanced as this here, :o

i was about to list the gauge part on ebay but im reserved now, this looks very good but im good at computers and pretty dirt at making this kind of thing,

the only questions i have now are can you manufacture these for resale

and secondly do i want a st boost gauge that works and isint accurate or an aftermarket gauge that is accurate because the scale on the st one only goes to 1,2

please respond to me shnell shnell :D i am very interested mate
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I would love to make them for people but I would have to trial my design first lol I have only used household goods if I was going to make these things out I would use better meterials and take more care this is just a trial but it's all tested on the bench and works great I will write up the instructions in great detail when I get time and I still want to see what the boost readings are aswell matey but thanks for your thumbs up ;)
Lenny
[quote name='stealth_titanium' timestamp='1324405460' post='157451']
I would love to make them for people but I would have to trial my design first lol I have only used household goods if I was going to mock these things out I would use better meterials and take more care this is just a trial but it's all tested on the bench and works great I will write up the instructions in great detail when I get time and I still want to see what the boost readings are aswell matey but thanks for your thumbs up ;)
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No problem mate, good to have you with us on FOC,
if you link the lights on the gauge pod to lights in the focus.
then if you have a dimmer wheel on your headlight control switch or ever purchase and fit one with a dimmer, your gauge lights will also dim,

Have you began to cut out the Dashboard yet?
also see my list of guides below this post, you may find some of interest. B)
stealth_titanium
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1324395486' post='157427']
lol yes i think the 1.6 TDCi Diesel engine runs 2.5Bar as standard because i was looking in to the fitting of the ST gauges before,

but ive never saw anything as advanced as this here, :o

i was about to list the gauge part on ebay but im reserved now, this looks very good but im good at computers and pretty dirt at making this kind of thing,

the only questions i have now are can you manufacture these for resale

and secondly do i want a st boost gauge that works and isint accurate or an aftermarket gauge that is accurate because the scale on the st one only goes to 1,2

please respond to me shnell shnell :D i am very interested mate
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stealth_titanium
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1324397349' post='157435']
Thanks,
look foward to that,

i apprecieate the work that you have put in to these, an awfull lot of thought along with trial and error im sure,

but they look fantastic mate fair play to you and also the boost would look good flying off the scale lol

have you cut out the dash yet?
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Thanks for that mate :-) I won't have to cut the dash out as I have the storage compartment on top which is the same contour as the gauge pod may have to cut a few tabs here and there but nothing major I will post some more pics when I do it I'm working nites this week so stuck for time :-(
Lenny
[quote name='stealth_titanium' timestamp='1324411564' post='157466']
Thanks for that mate :-) I won't have to cut the dash out as I have the storage compartment on top which is the same contour as the gauge pod may have to cut a few tabs here and there but nothing major I will post some more pics when I do it I'm working nites this week so stuck for time :-(
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Lucky you :D

i have to cut out the whole thing :unsure: wish me luck lol and atleast your working mate, not a bad complaint really.
TDCiST
[quote name='stealth_titanium' timestamp='1324411564' post='157466']
Thanks for that mate :-) I won't have to cut the dash out as I have the storage compartment on top which is the same contour as the gauge pod may have to cut a few tabs here and there but nothing major I will post some more pics when I do it I'm working nites this week so stuck for time :-(
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Could you keep the storage compartment AND fit the gauge pod lol?!?
Lenny
[quote name='TDCiST' timestamp='1324412833' post='157471']
Could you keep the storage compartment AND fit the gauge pod lol?!?
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Sit a nice little triple pod in the existing box and fit a little spring type base to it,
then push the lid and up pops the triple gauge pod ''Lets go Racing''

B)
TDCiST
Got it in one Lenny lol!! You'd be the king of cool! lol
stealth_titanium
[quote name='TDCiST' timestamp='1324412833' post='157471']
Could you keep the storage compartment AND fit the gauge pod lol?!?
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Lol thought about that one I don't think anything would fit in it once pod is fitted mate . I love the signature on your posts bud tdcist would look ace in tear window mine is a 4 door titanium with zetec s bumpers and st spoiler an skirts (when I have them sprayed) and mondeo titanium x sport pack 18" s I'm happy with it ;)
salsheikh
Stealth, you got any more pics of your car?
stealth_titanium
[quote name='salsheikh' timestamp='1324414518' post='157480']
Stealth, you got any more pics of your car?
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hi mate yes here are a few notice the one when it was on the forecourt lol come a long way ;)
stealth_titanium
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Lenny
[quote name='stealth_titanium' timestamp='1325620973' post='159243']

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Looks good mate,
thats one hell of a sweep on the boost pod ;)

what grommet did you use to route the cables in to the engine bay and also what amp of cable?
stealth_titanium
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1325680712' post='159323']
Looks good mate,
thats one hell of a sweep on the boost pod ;)

what grommet did you use to route the cables in to the engine bay and also what amp of cable?
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hi matey i know as the other bloke said it reads off the scale still i like it ;) i used some twin armoured cable from work low resistance not to sure on amp rating though
salsheikh
looks good mate, liking the 'off the scale' readings. did you wire this up yourself or did you get someone else to do it?
jeebowhite
Stealth, you have done a grand job on your motor there, it looks superb!
Amzy
You've done a great job there, ive got an 2008 st replica, a complete conversion and ive got those gauges too, but ive got no idea how to connect them, any suggestions of how i could go about with it ?
nicky931

hello am looking to fit the st pod in my focus tdci. ave got the just in how to do it but how do u wire the oil presser gauge up ? thanks



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