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About alexp999

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  • Birthday 02/20/1989

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus Mk3.5 2.0 EcoBoost ST-3
  • Ford Year 2016
  • UK/Ireland Location Dorset
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
  • Interests General Automotive
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  1. Higgsy's Mk3 ST thread

    Are they the 19" style pack wheels from the Mk3.5 ST?
  2. Kpgs Mk3 Focus Titanium

    I follow the thread and get update so am watching what your doing, just don't reply very often :) That van looks like Deep impact blue? Same as Clive's and my ST. Lovely colour. What drop springs have you bought?
  3. How much do you pay for your St?

    With Ford options It is an optional final payment. You either pay the balloon figure at the end and the car is yours, or part-ex and use the equity against a new car, or just hand it back. With Acquire, you pay the last payment as a normal monthly payment and the car is yours. The car is partly yours all the way through either of them, the contracts are like a mortgage against the car.
  4. Loud Noises!

    For noise 3, check for stones in the bit that the rear spring sits in. I had the exact same noise on my 2012 Focus, when the garage had it up and looked for what was causing it, they found a stone sat in that "platform" which was getting pinged by the springs as they compressed, after they got rid of it the noise stopped. :)
  5. How much do you pay for your St?

    Use something like orange wheels to get the best discounted price then add that discount to your deposit on the Ford website to give you more accurate figures. Carwow is also good as the dealer's don't get your phone number and can only message you through the site.
  6. How much do you pay for your St?

    You can use the finance calculator on the Ford website without having to input any personal details.
  7. Stop start system

    Stop start is a very fussy system. The battery has to be above a certain charge level, it can't be too hot, too cold, there can't be too much electrical load, there can't be too much A/C load. etc. It might need a long run to charge the battery a bit if you've been doing mostly town driving. If the car has been sat around for a bit before you bought it, that will have drained the battery too.
  8. Focus 2012 1.6tdci Unknown wire ?

    Just for future reference, it looks like Ford will be using the EcoBlue branding/terminology for future diesels to differentiate those which do feature additives for the DPF. At least that should make things easier.
  9. Ecoboost 1.0 125ps

    It's great fun when I get to drive my mum's Focus 1.0 125PS. Highly recommended.
  10. How To Use a Touch Up Pen

    That was going to be my advice too, don't use the included brush, lol. I usually use a cocktail stick for tiny stone chips. I should just get some modelling brushes though, would make it easier. I've got a stone chip on one of my alloys (the disadvantage of non silver alloys) to touch up when the paint arrives...
  11. Ethernet cable fix/joiner.

    You can just wire a new plug on. You'll need the RJ45 crimping tool to do it though.
  12. Fuel gauge showing 3/4 left but range

    I didn't know that until it was pointed out when my dad collected his Fiesta a month ago, lol. Got back, checked mine and was like, "Oh yeah!". Haha.
  13. 2015 Focus Titanium X - Floor Mats

    The ST logo is on the back (not a joke, lol).
  14. Clutch gone after 34k miles

    A lot of people use them as a foot rest too :(
  15. Clutch gone after 34k miles

    We test drove a car once which had about 15k on it and the clutch needed replacing. Previous owners were elderly and clearly had been riding the clutch. Unless it is a very low amount of miles, it will always be deemed wear and tear unless you can prove otherwise.