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gforce

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    Gary

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  • Ford Model
    Mondeo ST
  • Ford Year
    Non
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Tyrone
  • Annual Mileage
    30,001 to 35,000
  1. Are you just looking to change your bulbs or upgrade the whole headlight? I retro-fitted a set of genuine Mondeo xenons to mine, but thought the light output was still pretty bleak, so I fitted a set of bi-xenon projectors to the standard headlights...one of the best mods I've done to be honest.
  2. The hyper silver really caught my eye and the wee drop makes it too. I could probably do a meet this year too (think last year I only found out the night before and already had plans), not that I have much to show either in terms of mods!
  3. Was beside Dylan 'ClarkeLad' this morning at the Polestar Roundabout in Letterkenny...does that qualify as the first Irish mini-meet of 2015?! Car's looking well by the way...what are those wheels?
  4. Very nice bud. Been toying with the idea of some blacks as well myself following on from my headlights. On the old Focus I did all the grilles, fog surrounds, mirror caps etc and thinking of doing the same on the Mondy. Defo doin the front middle lip part, tempted to do the other grilles, plastics and wing mirrors too. What happened with the headlight? Should be able to pick up one from a scrappy for pretty cheap I'd have thought. Actually upgraded my own headlights recently...was fed up with the HID kit I was running in my black-eyed reflectors so a mate of mine was able to lend me a set of black-eyed genuine xenons. This meant I could have my own off the car and I installed a set of mini H1 bi-xenon projectors to them, and clear indicator lenses while I was at it...and they are possibly my favourite mod that I've done to a car. I fitted genuine black ST-3 bi-xenons to the Focus and missed them on the Mondeo. When I found out you could get the projector kit for a retro-fit install I ordered up all the parts and was able to take the time with them to do the job right. Light output is so much better than the genuine xenons I was running for a couple of weeks and they look so much better too with the aftermarket shrouds etc. Would definitely recommend them if you're up for it. Relatively straightforward to fit, easier and cheaper than a set of genuine xenons, and far better results. As usual, I have no pics of the finished article yet and didn't take many as I went along, but here's one to give you an idea...
  5. Agree with Mark above also re the inlet manifold cleaning whilst at the EGR...pretty sure it's included in the wiki as well. http://www.fordwiki.co.uk/index.php?title=EGR_Valve_and_Inlet_Manifold_Clearout_TDCi
  6. I think from memory the EGR only opens/functions from up around 2k revs anyway so again, EGR trouble would be my first bet. You can start by taking it apart and cleaning it out to see if it improves (as mentioned, it can get badly coked up), and making sure everything is refitted properly afterwards. A blanking plate is another option for the sake of a couple of quid, or can even DIY one if you like. Only thing is, I think your 06 will be a Euro IV emissions, so you'll get the EML on the dash with it blanked off. Have you run the little diagnostics trick on the instrument cluster to see if it's showing any error codes? Or have your own bluetooth/wi-fi ELM scanner?
  7. Mmmm...can't fully remember, somewhere in the region of £100 new from Ford I think, £10-20 from ebay/breakers used, anything in between for an aftermarket version from a motor factors. Not labour intensive either as it's just behind the clutch pedal in the footwell. I think you'd have more problems than just reverse though in that case. Seized linkage cable could be ticket so you're right to start with looking there.
  8. That EGR to intercooler is most likely either split or has come loose around the top...the whooshing you mention and the the oily sooty residue in that area are those exact symptoms. I'd get it off for a proper look if I was you (most common place for a split is at the elbow of the bend, but a quick search of Google images and youtube will make it clear) and make sure it's fitted tight when put back on.Would recommend an EGR blanking plate too. Also on the door pull, you're right that it just needs a little mod to the catch on the handle. Bit fiddly to put it back in place but well worth it. I used wee cut off an old mud flap that was lying around and glued it to the inside of the catch. And on the point of noise when depressing the clutch, could be signs of the flywheel on it's way out but 68k miles is pretty low for that. Worth having looked at though.
  9. Hopefully so mate, good luck with it and let us know how it turns out. Only reason I asked is my old ZS got really stiff in reverse, 1st and 2nd, to the point I couldn't select them, but only when the car was running. Turned out to be the clutch master cylinder but it was a few 'interesting' days driving before I got it fixed...switching the car off coasting to junctions, select first, start back up again, and a lot of 3rd gear take-offs!
  10. It doesn't have a collar...final facelift (55plate onwards) 6 speeds (on the ST at least) had a collar for lift-up reverse, and early pre-facelift 5 speeds were also lift-up reverse. Your 04 is just push over and up, no lift-up collar. There's obviously gonna be a bit of resistance to prevent selecting it accidentally instead of first, but if it's so tight that you struggle to engage it, something isn't right. Gearbox oil change, check the linkages, or clutch master cylinder are all possible diagnoses/fixes...or a can of spinach before each drive. Are first and second ok? Is it only when the car's running or is it just as stiff with the ignition off?
  11. Common problem mate, been asked quite a few times so this thread should have all the info you need... http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/52421-speedo-dial-lights/
  12. That's exactly what I just told you... The bulbs you have pictured above are called festoons. They fit in the number plate lights and interior roof lights of the Mk2 pre-facelift Ford Focus, from years 2005 to 2008. Your car, if your profile and avatar are correct, is a 2009 Mk2.5 facelift Ford Focus, from years 2008 to 2011. It takes 501 wedge bulbs all round from what I know. Other names for these for these 501 wedge bulbs are T10 or W5W...they are the same thing. I also notice in your profile you call your car a Mk2 Focus, when normally it would be referred to as a Mk2.5. If you have ordered an LED 'kit' for a Mk2 rather than the Mk2.5, this would explain why you were sent the festoon bulbs you have pictured.
  13. Pre-facelift Mk2 Focus number plate lights take the festoon bulb that you have pictured and are left with. The interior light also takes one of these in the middle with 501 (aka T10 aka W5W etc) wedge bulbs either side for maplights. The facelift Mk2.5, which is what your 2009 is, takes wedge type 501 bulbs in the number plate light, which are the same as the interior, footwell, boot, vanity and sidelights.
  14. Using the Royal Mail Price Finder tool online it's looking like postage is gonna be £16.40 (Large Parcel up to 10kg using Parcel Force Express48). The box seems to weight just over 5kg, if they weigh it at the P.O. as less than 5kg it'll cost £12.98. That all sound ok? I'll fire you a Private Message now sure to exhange details and can get it away today. Will have another look for any spare bulbs I might have too...
  15. Right Cameron, here's what I have...basically everything you need apart from a couple of indicator bulbs. I had chrome silvatec ones fitted and moved them to the new lights, so can't seem to find the amber ones. I'll have another hoke around and if they show up I'll fire them in too. Only after postage pal, they're no use to me and I've been well treated on here in the past so happy to pass a favour on to help out another user. No idea how much that would be though, the box is a right size. I'll take them round the PO in the morn and find out sure and let you know.