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    Mk2.5 Focus ZetecS 1.6TDCi superleggero
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  1. Unfortunately I don't live in the UK I could do it much cheaper if I was, Shipping is the same on imports only advantage this way is parcelmotel which provides a UK shipping address to members of there service in Ireland saves a lot.
  2. I'd be asking 150gbp for the diffuser cost 275 in primer grey now colour coded and Peugeot graphite grey. shipping could be as much as 60GBP mate, DPD or GLS probably the only carriers willing to transport an item of such size from previous experience.
  3. Electronic sensors for gauges are simple enough to install, not sure about the other things you mentioned there mate ๐Ÿ˜… don't know what they are. Only other item is the rear diffuser but the shipping cost for that would match the asking price and I don't like advertising local because always get some sort of story teller or someone who sees somthing that isint for sale and comes back for it, So I'm thinking of just leaving it on the car and that was all I was considering selling. The side skirts can't come off neither because the frame was drilled to mount them. The entertainment stuff inside; keeps the kids happy in the back so all that's staying.
  4. Family are great thanks mate, my back isint as bad now atall, does get stiff at times but walking for an hour helps keep the pain away, also helps the hip as I fractured left socket may last year, delighted to be back to normality after two years of pain killers and crutches can actually take kids to the zoo this summer without dampening any activities. Working on Improving the house together now; few members showed interest so I have a thread up about it here ๐Ÿ˜but embarrassing but may be of interest I dunno finished with the focus project now and enjoying family life with our two girls and our own son is almost two now, I don't miss a day without some interaction with him makes everything awesome, does fist bumps and hi 5 ๐Ÿ˜€ loves spiderman and batman goes through Argos catalogue pointing at them saying there name in a growling voice
  5. Congratulations to your son Yunii mate, Some nice pictures there, I think your focus stands out the best of the lot even next to the bmw my eyes are drawn to your focus ๐Ÿ‘
  6. My reason for removal is because I won't have the 18" ST alloys fitted after this set of tyres need replacing I'm going back to 16" due to the change in tyre compounds the 18" are not as efficent as once were, since it won't have the alloys, stripes are coming off too, so the gauge pod will look a bit out of place on the dash when it's not as appealing on the outside. duplex exhaust is already gone off it too because while I'm in work on occasion the missus takes the car and parks literally anywhere when visiting some of her relatives whom rent cheap. where it was likely to be removed for me๐Ÿ˜ so being the owner thought I should get there first so it's back to single elbow curled under bumper. Overall i reckon the ford racing gauges were the besy option because not many car manufacturers provide there own licenced line of aftermarket gauges, they weren't cheap but there's no better, even in a mustang or F150 if your fitting a boost gauge this it the one I'm also in favour of installing screens as you know too. Both options look excellent all depends on if your wanting to look hi tech modern or add the upgrade with some heritage to it.
  7. Finishing work tonight at 23:00 and not coming back until 02nd August on holidays ๐Ÿ˜€ haven't told colleges yet though๐Ÿ˜‰
  8. Don't think they increase the heat much, the LED don't get as hot as halogen neither apparently
  9. 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฃ 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 ๐Ÿ˜…
  10. 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 ๐Ÿ˜ I'm like WTF why are people surprised that it's good
  11. Thanks very much๐Ÿ‘ I'm on holidays next week myself hopfuly the weather stays good. The upper ZetecS grill is Part: 1704635 Available brand new here from Link: also bit cheaper here for the same zetecS upper grill on ebay: 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.
  12. Same effect without the phone and app ๐Ÿ˜€
  13. 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: 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.
  14. Should look great ๐Ÿ‘ 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 .
  15. "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 ๐Ÿ‘ The valves are available in 1/2" BSP which is the large size for most modern radiators, Link: There also available for the smaller 1/8" & 1/4" BSP Link: The internal cartridge has a 5 year life expectancy and are available to purchase separately Link: 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 ๐Ÿ˜› 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.