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Martxxxxxxx

Budding Enthusiast
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About Martxxxxxxx

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  • First Name
    Martin

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    focus
  • Ford Year
    2013
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Armagh
  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000
  1. sorry haven't been on in a while .....the one i have is a detachable Witter.it was £350 fitted with electrics and reversing sensors disabled. There is a bumper cut, but unless you crawl underneath you wont see it. The top picture is the towbar installed just without the bar attached.
  2. Got this sorted by going back to paint shop and getting him to try a different supplier. Car was a month old at the time, not a year. Seems mica is added to pearl paint and not the metallic, so original supplier was using wrong mixture.
  3. I know post is old, but in case anyone still looking for how one may look. Just had a Witter detachable fitted, it does require a bumper cut, but hardly visible as its the underside of the diffuser. Images, with and without it attached.
  4. Hi, yes i agree my car is Pearlescent, as thats the option i chose. The paint code on the car is U6 - which is red candy tint CC, no mention of metallic or pearl. Now if you go to ford.co.uk and choose the candy red colour the only option is candy red metallic.... Not Pearl. So my car has been painted in U6 pearl, my bonnet has been painted in U6 metallic, and the only option now is U6 metallic it seems. Has Pearl gone from any of the options for good and how do i get paint if i should need it in the future?
  5. Ok i have found the U6. Still there seems to be two versions of this paint, a Metallic or a Pearl. As above my car is described as Red Candy Tint CC. Has Ford now started painting in Non Metallic U6 (darker) as opposed to the lighter Metallic (U6)?
  6. Hi guys, I have 1 Month old Focus in candy red or red candy and due to a stone chip and a few scratches have had to have bonnet resprayed, by a body shop (Honda Approved, Fords too pricey). I am certain he sourced Ford Candy red, and painted it as such......but!..... in daylight it matches perfectly, in any other light its a lot lighter because the new paint is a mass of metallic flakes the original paint has very few if any. I know there is a different between metallic and pearl in paint, and a different in two pack or tri-coat..........and there is a difference in Ford Candy red, with a U6 paint code and a FZ paint code.... how do i find out which i have? I have gone to the ETIS site with the following results. (see below) Primary Features Build Date: 11.09.2013 Vehicle Line: Focus 2011- Body Style: 5 Door Saloon Version: Series 75 Engine: 1.6L EcoBoost SCTi 160/182PS-Sigma Transmission: 6 Speed Manual Trans - B6 Drive: RHD FWD Axle Ratio: 3.82 Emission: Stage V Emissions Air Conditioning: Manual Air Conditioning Territory: (+)"GB" Paint: Red Candy Tint CC Interior Fabric: Rack/Gecko / Charcoal Black (H-C) So here it is Red Candy Tint CC....no mention of pearl or Metallic, and nowhere on the car can i find any paint code...U6 or FZ......can anyone find it on their car? I have seen somewhere a Red Candy Metallic is this different from Red Candy Tint or indeed Candy Red Pearl? Primary Features Build Date: 11.09.2013 Vehicle Line: Focus 2011- Body Style: 5 Door Saloon Version: Series 75 Engine: 1.6L EcoBoost SCTi 160/182PS-Sigma Transmission: 6 Speed Manual Trans - B6 Drive: RHD FWD Axle Ratio: 3.82 Emission: Stage V Emissions Air Conditioning: Manual Air Conditioning Territory: (+)"GB" Paint: Red Candy Tint CC Interior Fabric: Rack/Gecko / Charcoal Black (H-C)
  7. Thanks guys, good to know wipers is normal, probably one of those things i will be oblivious to in time. Igniton, again its new fangled, i am hoping i wont be sitting pushing buttons and playing with bits and bobs in the car in a month or two. Thanks for replies.
  8. Hi foci_st3 and jeebowhite. I don't have autowipers, when wipers are not on intermittent, they don't go as far back as the starting position when continuously wiping. On intermittent, they go back close to starting position, then quickly to starting position (two movements), then wipe again. Car is Manual 6 speed. Many thanks
  9. Just had my New focus a week and, i do love how it drives and pulls, love the candy red paint and in general compared to my previous 2001 focus it is a different animal completely (but didnt want to part with previous car). Two little things ive noticed and wondering does anyone elses focus do the same. 1. When the car is on intermittent, the drivers side wiper moves from horizontal to vertical, then just before it gets back to horizontal it stops, waits a second, then goes to starting position - was pretty sure it just went to park position in the first few days. 2. If you are in the car with the ignition on, then open drivers door and close it, i cant turn off the ignition or lock the car without starting it first. Still getting used to unlocking the car getting into it, then realise i don't need the keys in my hand as i have a push button start (old habits die hard)
  10. Excellent thanks
  11. Thanks Foci, was that a southern irish plate, as i have seen fome focus's badged differently down there too, with the "S" badge and no econetic badge.
  12. Thanks for the reply, just think its something Ford should be providing in any car released after it became Mandatory, rather than wait for a totally new design. Will source new ones, still undecided what type, the wolfs teeth type or the horizontal ones. Thanks again.
  13. Hi, forum members. I have ordered a new 1.6 ford focus ecoboost, and waiting for its delivery. I was wondering do they come with DRL's or will i have to purchase them separately. Been trying to find the answer searching the internet. I am aware they are mandatory, from 2011 just haven't seen a focus with them switched on, hence the question. Many thanks
  14. Just tried Drive the deal for a new Focus, but as is so typical of so many deals, its not available in Northern Ireland. Was even happy to get the price, deal with the dealer pay up front, get the papers and register it in Northern Ireland, then go to the mainland to collect it, but still not happening. So if anyone is in Northern Ireland (still part of the UK) and thinking of using them and budgeting around their prices - sorry guys they won't drive THE deal. Broker4cars will, fordretailonline will so wondering what the issue is really?
  15. Thanks, Probably Focus 2.0 163 Zetec S or 180 Petrol. Have heard or read the 115 diesel is probably the best all rounder, but when have i ever let my head rule my heart? Will be in a month or two, the place i am working now involves a lot of driving through pretty scenery but awful roads, so waiting till its over before i change.