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JamesMalin

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  1. Disc & Pad Upgrade

    I own a Ford Focus Mk3.5 1.0 EcoBoost (125) and was wondering if there are any upgrade to better discs and pads or just replacing my current ones. Had a couple of instances after a spirited drive of brake fade/noise. Had a search on here but only found Mk2 info. Anyone got preferences to brands? EBC? Brembo? Mintex? Pagid? This http://www.pumaspeed.co.uk/product-Zero-Sixty-260mm-Performance-Grooved-Discs_16793.jsp & This http://www.pumaspeed.co.uk/product-Mintex-M1144-Focus-EcoBoost-Front-Pads_16794.jsp ALSO this website http://www.mtecbrakes.com/brake-discs/ford/focus-mk-iii-11-15/focus-1-0-ecoboost-125bhp-02-12-05-15.html Found on a quick Google search.
  2. Software

    How yo doin'?
  3. New Ford owner

    Just a word of warning. Remember that wheels cannot pretrude out past the wheel arches by law. So if you do get spacers make sure it's all legal. Only takes a jobsworth to pull you up on it and make you change it back. I'm surprised your car didn't come with the super sporty suspension as standard.
  4. When you say 'loose' do you mean the aux port on your car? Where is it located? Can you get behind it to see if something is broken/not connected correctly?
  5. Software

    Evans Halshaw Ford updated my Focus software when it went in for an O2 Sensor replacement. You could always chat up the Ford grease monkey's!
  6. Can You Guess Where I Am?

    He's 74...AND a Sir
  7. Legality of rear light tints

    Sneak up on said kill joy, tap on shoulder, place foot one inch past his family jewels, walk off. The End.
  8. Things I Don't Like

    Cleaning your car for a couple of hours and getting that lovely shine all over then relaising there's more dents, scrapes and chips than you thought...AND THEN seeing it's clearly had the front nearside bumper re-sprayed...BADLY!
  9. Things I Don't Like

    Nope. They detect MoT also. I was pulled when i drove my Puma track car as i'd forgotten to renew my MoT as thought it was a month late than it was.
  10. Upholstery cleaning

    Well i have rented and taken back the rug doctor and i'm massively impressed! £22.99 for 24hrs and i did my house and car in that time! Bought the carpet detergent and already had an upholstery cleaner spray. Car seats have come up looking brand new and my house carpets are looking fresh! If you haven't tried this yet then do so! Cheap, easy with great results!
  11. Retrofit auto lights on a 2015 Ford Focus

    I'm struggling to find anywhere that has a titanium wiring loom :( Do Ford sell the whole thing? Probably a silly amount of money though. I have all the other items ready to go.
  12. Air filter

    Photos please :)
  13. mk3 Focus Ecoboost 1.0 125 Mods advice request

    Sill protectors will protect the sill from scuffs and damage. The illuminated gear knob is from a titanium. The LED bulbs work better than the standard ford ones.
  14. Info needed on MPG

    I have used it from day one it appeared on the itunes :D Great app. I even input all other service parts/intervals etc. Have done for my past 4 cars :D
  15. mk3 Focus Ecoboost 1.0 125 Mods advice request

    I hear that! You may also want to get sill protectors too, illuminated gear knob and led's bulbs as and where you can too.
  16. Woman on phone runs red light

    A copper would have tugged her but it'd be a 50/50 in court. A pal's missus works at the local magistrates and see's them all day everyday. Totally agree she's in the wrong on both counts. People like that crash and put our insurance premiums up! But we must remember women are better drivers!
  17. mk3 Focus Ecoboost 1.0 125 Mods advice request

    Same here. I went for the 1.0 EcoBoost as a proper grown up car and now i see mod's left right and center!
  18. mk3 Focus Ecoboost 1.0 125 Mods advice request

    There are zero exhausts for the 1.0 ecoboost. Longlife for a custom is your best bet. I'd hold out for a Zetec-S or ST rear spoiler and then get a dual exit custom exhaust for the look. BlueFin is good but will you really see the benefit from the airtek intercooler and turbosmart dual port valve? I'm not convinced! Rear view mirror autolight and auto rain wipers is a good mod as well as ambient lighting which are both found on the Titanium. Wind deflectors help for letting cool air in while not getting blown left right and center. ClimAir or HEKO are both good. I too miss my Titanium extras now i've got a zetec! Plenty of people will have an opinion and help out on here though so you're in the right place!
  19. Is this a red light camera?

    They're not hidden thats just the best place to put them! A pal i play footy with works for the Highways Agency and they are a proper little money earner by Heathrow. As long as the Speed Camera sign is displayed (which it is) then they're golden! Either way we should all be abiding by the speed limits set!
  20. Compilation of bad road users

    You'd need a stint in the forces to drive in London now!
  21. Woman on phone runs red light

    A huge pet hate of mine! I've had heated arguments and stand up row's with people on their phone's while driving. From the video i couldn't quite see and the red light was very close indeed.
  22. Is this a red light camera?

    By law after a certain date (cannot remember which) all gatso, truvelo, red light cameras need to be clearly visible by yellow or fluorescent green or yellow paint. As stated, the first is a pedestrian camera helping the timings for the crossing and the second is CCTV (probably due to traffic issues at that junction). Gatso :- New shape Gatso :- Truvelo :- Red Light:- Average Speed :- Obviously there are some newer versions which differ slightly but you get the gist.
  23. Numerous things could cause this. You have done the right few things first. Next to check would be a binding caliper or it could be the brake lines from the brake slave.
  24. Compilation of bad road users

    I haven't put my dashcam in my new car yet as only had it a week or so and have been busy with work. Looking forward to getting some idiot UK driver on film again!
  25. Mk3 convert rear drums to discs?

    I think for everyday use you wouldn't notice a difference though. On my track car i did convert both cars to dsic brakes though.