GoldenLeaf

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  1. I have a leak in my focus which I have now narrowed down to probably being either a windscreen leak or bulkhead. I was told by someone that taking it to a generic garage would not be the best thing to do, is this true? Can you recommend me somewhere better to take it so that I can finally stop my footwell getting damp! Thank you :)
  2. Where To Go To Get A Leak Repaired?

    Yo Lenny, it's only on the driver's side so I doubt it is that.
  3. Leak :(

    Hey guys, So I noticed a couple of weeks back that the driver's foot-well carpet was wet. I pulled back the carpet to find a pool of water. The insulation stuck to the carpet was soaked and the white insulation under the pedals was also soaked. It took me a week to dry with leaving the doors open and using a hair dryer. I disinfected all the insulation to prevent further mould. However I now have more water and am not totally sure where it's coming from. I am quite sure it is coming from the outside of the car, as it seems to be wetter after it has rained, but can't be 100%. The water seems to be coming from under the white insulation that lies under the pedals, but I obviously can't see right under it as the insulation only pulls up so far. Any ideas? I am looking to take it for the windscreen to be looked at. I was told to take it to a windscreen and sunroof specialist as they will have more specific knowledge of where to look to find the leak. I don't want to take it to a garage and it be there for days costing me loads of money. I can't seem to find any windscreen or sunroof specialists around Leicester though. Any help would be most appreciated. The car is a 2006 Focus 1.8 TDCI MK2.
  4. Leak :(

    Think I found it, no leak there though. To check if it's a bulkhead seal issue, who do you recommend I take it to? To take it to a general garage would not be the best option, right?
  5. Leak :(

    Any chance you could provide any imagery for the location of the AC drain tube Arthur? There are a few tubes around where you said to look...
  6. Leak :(

    Thanks Arthur, that's some very useful information, I will check those things after it has stopped raining.
  7. Leak :(

    Don't have a sunroof, read somewhere about the ac drain being blocked, but don't know where the drain is, will try looking into that more :)
  8. Leak :(

    The leak seems to be coming from the right side of the driver's footwell though, not near the dash, would this still indicate it coming from the bulkhead?
  9. 6000 Cd Replacement Help

    Hi guys, I am looking to replace my 6000 CD with this double din unit http://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/product_m-jvc-kw-av61bt_p-31188.htm I am a complete beginner and don't trust myself to mess with the electrics on my car so would anyone be generous enough to give me a hand if you live near to wigston in Leicester? Also could someone direct me to which cables and such I need to buy so that it will work with the steering wheel controls?
  10. 6000 Cd Replacement Help

    Hey Jay, I looked at that unit first, but as I said before that is a unit that I feel looks like a bit sliced off of a hi-fi lol. I just don't like the bright lights all over it. Thanks for your suggestions, I'll have a look around on Amazon. Yeah sounds like you have a few things to tinker with on your focus :p
  11. 6000 Cd Replacement Help

    HAHAHA I am sorry to laugh at your pain, but that did make me chuckle, good luck buddy, it's a nice unit, hope you get it looking as you want it to. My problem is I have a low budget, but am very much against cheap looking units that look like someone sliced the front off of a hi-fi and slapped it on where the stereo used to be :p That is why I chose the KW-AV61BT, or else I would have gone for this http://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/product_m-jvc-kw-av71bt_p-31187.htm A minimal look is best I feel.
  12. 6000 Cd Replacement Help

    Much appreciated Clive :) How's things going with your focus? I haven't been on here in a little while. I think my reversing switch on the gearbox has broken, as I have checked the bulb and fuse and all seems fine :S It's always something, am I right?
  13. 6000 Cd Replacement Help

    Thanks for the advice man. I read your thread, lol, seems you got a little peeved off to say the least :p I am glad I am not going about this alone, though I must say you have kind of put me off a bit. I might just get the pros at the audio shop to do it for me...
  14. 6000 Cd Replacement Help

    Ok I'll look into it, thanks for highlighting it :)
  15. 6000 Cd Replacement Help

    It's suited for both the US and UK market afaik as it has AM and FM radio. I would get one with DAB but can't afford it. I don't listen to the radio anyway, it will just be ipod all the way!
  16. I had to just quickly move my car on my drive earlier today. I then turned off the ignition and took the key out, to find that the engine was still running. I put the key back in the ignition turned it forward and back again, this time the engine turned off. I tried starting the engine again, and now everything is working fine. Any idea wtf happened? Has anyone else ever experienced this on their Focus?
  17. D: D: D: D: Don't scare me! And a happy new year also :D
  18. I hope it's not oil related :S I did check the level a couple of weeks ago, but I'll check again tomorrow (fingers crossed!). For now I wish to believe that it was caused by what Clive said :P That Diesel engine runaway sounds a bit scary, I just read up on it. Thanks for the info guys!
  19. I can confirm 38mm festoon bulbs fit the reg bulb holders. These are the ones I got: http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649 Hope this helps.
  20. Goldenleaf's Discreet Mods

    I have just become the owner of a 2006 Ford Focus LX Mk2 1.8 TDCI, and I am thrilled :D I am not looking to spend too much money on this car, £1500 max, but hopefully not even that much. If anyone has any suggestions of mods they think could look nice, or any tips for the future mods I wish to do, please let me know in this thread. Current list of things I wish to do: - New bulbs (sidelights, dipped and full beam) - Smaller aerial - Alloy wheels - Tinted windows (rear and back sides) - Maybe Mk2.5 spoiler and rear bumper Only cosmetic really, no performance upgrades. So I have attached some photos of my Focus as stock, just incase you guys don't know what a Focus looks like :P Isn't she a beauty?!
  21. Goldenleaf's Discreet Mods

    I have succeeded in a couple of small mods... First, I have changed my old aerial, which was like 75cm long, for a 5.5cm long aerial: Isn't it as cute as a button lol :P It really is rather tiny though. Second I have changed my reg bulbs for some white leds, 38mm festoons The blue 38mm festoon bulb I bought to replace my courtesy light bulb didn't seem to fit too well (naughty advice from Clive, tut tut! :P), I did manage to get it in by bending the clips slightly. When in the door position, with doors closed 4 of the leds would glow slightly, and when the doors were open it lit up normally. Was odd. But that bulb blew and managed to blow the fuse for the courtesy light at the same time, so I have got the seller to send me a new bulb and have replaced the fuse. Stuck with the old bulb for now, till the new one arrives, which is a 42mm this time, which is the same length as the original. Fun times On an update, I have just received my HID I ordered :D Just need to fit them with some help from a friend now. Well that's it for now.
  22. Goldenleaf's Discreet Mods

    Well I have just bought this for I am not very happy with my Osram cool blue intense H7 bulbs. I went for the 8000k, should be nice and blue, but not so much that I get pulled :P. I don't really know what to do for the H1s, cos HIDs take a while to warm up so HIDs wouldn't be much good at flashing at people. May just stick with the halogens for now...
  23. Goldenleaf's Discreet Mods

    Will do ;)
  24. Goldenleaf's Discreet Mods

    Ordered 2x white 38mm festoon and 1x blue 38mm festoon and then also the 12 led panel :) £11 not too bad
  25. Goldenleaf's Discreet Mods

    Ah yeah crappy insurance companies, who are you with? Glad all is well with your car. Oh that's was close I was just about to order them :P Thanks for letting me know, I will order them now. Thanks for the pics also, very helpful :)