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Lenny

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    Mk2.5 Focus ZetecS 1.6TDCi superleggero
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  1. Finishing work tonight at 23:00 and not coming back until 02nd August on holidays 😀 haven't told colleges yet though😉
  2. Don't think they increase the heat much, the LED don't get as hot as halogen neither apparently
  3. My brother has them in his kitchen with no other light source just the halogens dotted around the kitchen ceiling shining down on the worktop areas and six above the table; yeah it looks cosy and light where its needed but costs a fortune replacing bulbs. These LED version are said to be a straight swap unit from standard Halogen, Thanks mate, Although it says these ThermaHood covers are suitable for use with LED version; I haven't purchased the ThermaHood's just yet, because I've lifted the landing floor to discover the plywood flooring beneath has been layed down before the partition walls and banister rail went in 😣 this means I have the same sheet running across the landing and under the walls in to bedrooms. One option is to cut out the hall section but will result in creaking floor at a later date. so I'm holding off on purchasing the ThermaHood's because I may be taking out the ceiling to install the downlights instead of taking up the floor meaning the hoods wouldn't fit up through the ceiling for installation. but either way; the LED downlights are going in 😅
  4. When a lab technician whom job consits of mixing chemicals to perfection daily. Bakes a cake and brings it in to work to show some skills 😁 I'm like WTF why are people surprised that it's good
  5. Thanks very much👍 I'm on holidays next week myself hopfuly the weather stays good. The upper ZetecS grill is Part: 1704635 Available brand new here from fordpartsuk.com Link: http://www.fordpartsuk.com/shop/ford_focus_front_grille_upper_part_f_1704635.htm also bit cheaper here for the same zetecS upper grill on ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142052629131 save transferring your badge over. The light brows are paint directly on the headlight lens, If you take a close look at your own you will see a hairline scribe out of the lens, I masked up the line and had them sprayed to match body.
  6. Same effect without the phone and app 😀
  7. The bonnet lip in primer grey is part number: FINIS1549578 you can purchase from link below they also accept PayPal or you can phone your local ford dealership and ask the parts section for a price on part "1549578" may be cheaper than purchasing online. Link: http://www.fordpartsuk.com/shop/ford_focus_st_radiator_grille_moulding_2008_primed_f_1549578.htm My standard chrome plated one; snapped in three when removing it, although I used a pliers to squeeze and push out the retaining clips underneath the bonnet. Had all my parts sprayed at local body repair shop gloss black and colour coded moondust silver including the headlight browse, Ford don't sell the grills in primer finish just standard plastic. the upper grill is available in four style options including ST honeycomb and RS mesch. The lower grill is available in three style options excluding ST & RS because the ST&RS lower grills wont fit the standard bumper its not wide enough opening for bigger grills.
  8. Should look great 👍 the bonnet lip is available to purchase in primer grey from Ford for around 25GBP saves alot of time not having to be quite as careful with removing the existing one .
  9. "Radiator Installation in living room and hallway to be complete 23rd -31st of July this post will be edit with image content" Documenting this in the meantime as I've had some spare time thismorning. Following the purchase of EndoTherm heating system additive; ive been in search of other ways to improve the efficiency of the home. My local online ecoshop was selling these automatic bleed valves to fit on each radiator eliminating the need to manually bleed the air out. However I've found the exact same top branded item from an alternative UK supplier cheaper website SmartGreenShop.co.uk 👍 The valves are available in 1/2" BSP which is the large size for most modern radiators, Link: http://smartgreenshop.co.uk/shop-by-brand/aladdin/aladdin-hv30c-auto-radiator-air-vent.html There also available for the smaller 1/8" & 1/4" BSP Link: http://smartgreenshop.co.uk/aladdin-micro-radiator-auto-air-vent.html The internal cartridge has a 5 year life expectancy and are available to purchase separately Link: http://smartgreenshop.co.uk/aladdin-hv30c-replacement-cartridge.html Should optimise heat output from the radiators by eliminating any air pockets as soon as they manifest. With the radiators done; its now time to move on to removing the door frames and have them replaced with some Oak followed by purchasing some tiles; But prior to staring all of that; I've gotten a bit side tracked again 😛 While looking at various tiles for the hallway, we noticed some of them have a sparkle effect which catches the light and looks pretty good, Considering the hallway in the house is quite dark; we went in search of some downlights for the narrow section of the ceiling. I was reluctant to fit standard dimmable downlights as they use halogen bulbs and cost an absolute fortune to run on electricity also replacing bulbs can become a quarterly choir as they don't last very long. Thankfully found these Dimmable 6W 500 Lumens adjustable position LED Downlight's from UK lighting manufacturer JCC There said to be 87% more efficient than standard Halogen and have a 75,000hr lifespan also shine a nice cool 4000Kelvin available in a choice of finishes; The brushed chrome will match the new door handles nicely when fitted. The existing light in the hallway will remain functional in its position centre ceiling close to the front door and will be upgraded at some point, The existing switch setup for this main hallway light has a switch next to the front door & another next to the downstairs toilet door. The switch for main hallway light; next to the toilet door will be changed to a Schneider Clipsal Dimmer wheel which will power the newly installed Downlights in the ceiling, While the original switch next to the front door will continue to power the main hallway light on a seperate circuit. The dimming feature and low running costs of these LED downlight's compared to running a full chandelier every night makes them a very affordable courtesy light for the busiest area of the house which will also compliment the finish of the tiles when all fitted. Installation will involve lifting the hallway floor upstairs which I planned on doing in the near future as the floorboard covering has a few unnecessary joints in it which creek; most likely the covering is a combination of off cuts from the house next door as they were all built together. While lifted I will pack the area between the floors with some attic insulation, while searching for the correct downlight's; I found a new Dragon's Den type product from a uk based company "ThermaHood" There product enables the area around the downlights to be fully insulated while providing additional fire safety. Picked up a 4 pack to be fitted as part of the downlight installation. More progress soon.
  10. Wow that does look high. some Ford approved eibach springs will drop the rear by 35mm you can purchase from Ford or eBay, I've had them fitted myself along with laser tracking alignment of the wheels to correct the camber after lowering. Overall cost including springs was around 400 GBP doesn't scrape on any road still not as low as the new mk3 focus but here's the difference and does increase a little mpg too.
  11. I've got the Xtrons HD Tv tuner with live pause & record aswell as the 10.1" HD roof monitor also from Xtrons fitted and operating for quite a while now in my focus with zero problems. The screen in the back looks as good as the Pioneer headunit up front cant complain.
  12. Xtrons are cheap have a UK based warehouse of stock aswell and accept PayPal on there website. as for choosing a camera I recommend connects2 for the best range of factory looking cameras there model specific
  13. The bracket at the top elbow is or was used to hold the large plastic engine cover fitted on some 2005-2008 models
  14. Hi, If this rattling pipe is the one arrowed in this picture; Then there is a 10mm bolt which secures this intercooler pipe in place; the bolt is located close to the oil filter housing on the engine block, The removal of this intercooler pipe is required when changing the oil filter which may be the result of missing bolt as it may not have been fully tightened after last service. see video here where mechanic stops half way through removing the oil filter housing, And uses a 10mm socket to undo the specific bolt I'm talking about 👇
  15. This will most likely involve some custom "T Piece" pipe to be fitted in place of an existing straight hose joint which will be on the intercooler pipework. modern diesel turbochargers are using variable vain turbos meaning the compression fan fins are retracted to small size under low driving conditions to create low levels of boost then fade away as the engine naturally catches up to the job and takes over. the Compressors fins expand as they get faster to create bigger boost but this type of turbo is designed for optimum efficiency as result; excess boost pressure to blow through a blow off valve will be very limited compared to a 90s Diesel where the compressor wasn't governed by VNT and more smoke ment more like as the turbine spun faster but not anymore Overall you may not get the woosh your expecting.