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btmaldon last won the day on November 5 2011

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About btmaldon

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  • Birthday 01/05/1962

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    Focus ST-2
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    10,001 to 15,000
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  1. I'm really impressed with how much LED's have improved over the last two years. Unfortunately I just ordered some Osram Unlimited bulbs as the ST2 headlights are really no good for the cars performance with standard bulbs. My previous BMW had Xenons which were great and are sorely missed. I have used Nightbreakers on numerous cars with great results before but will look to try the LED's once they are CE approved.
  2. Its already got one. When you turn the ignition off, do you get a message on the screen to press ok to deactivate interior sensor?
  3. It could still be the clutch. You have more torque in 2nd and 3rd gear than at 30 mph in 5th which would put more strain on it.
  4. Thanks for the review. I have been thinking about ordering one. At the moment ex demo versions are costing more than brand new due to the long lead in times. I find the Focus ST turning circle is bad enough and have to reverse park where I can as you can never drive in and get it straight. I should imagine the RS is worse. But hey, its an RS. The boot space does bother me as well as there are times we need the room. The Mk 2.5 was a fair bit larger than the Mk 3. I may even consider an ST Estate. Shame they haven't got an RS one.
  5. I don't think it is illegal to have different tyre sizes on front to the rear. If the correct tyre size is on the front the speedo will be correct. The actual circumference for those tyre sizes is only slightly different and if you have the wrong ones on the front the speedo will only be out by a tiny amount. As these are already out by around 5% it wont make any difference. BMW's Porches etc. have different size rear tyres anyway as standard.
  6. Ha Ha. That's typical. At least its working.
  7. Could be the Thrust Bearing is on the way out. Strange it has corrected itself though.
  8. Did you buy the car privately or from a trader. If the latter the warranty should cover it. If privately I would get a second opinion.
  9. A good vinegar based window cleaner should do it. I assume you don't have aircon as that will get rid of the condensation before cleaning it.
  10. You will also require the headlamp washers and the auto light leveling system to go with the Xenons to be road legal and insurable.
  11. Looking at the picture, I don't think that should cost too much to repair. See if you can find a small body repair shop to do it. If you can find one that is recommended that would be ideal. The larger repairers charge way over the top.
  12. As they get older the presents get smaller but far more expensive. Then there's the other costs like helping them with the first car and in my daughters case I still pay for her vocal lessons (she's a singer). This year she wanted a load of recording gear so she could record her own music videos. That's everything from a Studio Mike to a quality camera. I hope it starts to pay back one day soon.
  13. Much better than stock. Nice pure white light rather than the chavy blue tints. Go for the Osram Night Breaker Ultimates or better (if they have them).
  14. I've never had to replace Osram Nightbreakers. Always found these reliable.
  15. Mr

    If wiring, fuses and connections ok, it can only be the switch in the gearbox. I don't know my way around the Fusion so cant help you any more than that unfortunately.