Tom1994

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About Tom1994

  • Rank
    Settling In Well
  • Birthday 08/01/1994

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    Tom

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus ST
  • Ford Year
    2013
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Derbyshire
  • Annual Mileage
    5001 to 10,000
  • Interests
    Classic Cars
    Motorsport & Racing
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    Road Trips
    Computers & Electronics
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    Chesterfield

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  1. Thanks guys, will try as soon as I get in the car!
  2. My ST is flashing up on the dash that an Oil Change is due, however it was serviced Jan this year and the oil is still very clean looking so I have no doubt that the service was a genuine one (serviced before I bought it) Basically, how do I get the notification to stop coming up? I figured out how to change the tire pressure settings but I can't seem to find anywhere to change the oil sensor setting etc?
  3. I had this problem on my ST, we traveled all the way to Germany with it and my friends and I were convinced it was the left side bearing gone. Took it to the garage after getting back and there was nothing wrong with the car, the mechanic says new Fords, the Focus in particular is prone to the tires getting uneven wear and essentially developing (very minute) flat spots close to the wall of the tire. I've recently had new tires on the front and swapped the old ones to the back since they had more life left and the noise seems to have gone. Just not looking forward to find out if the noise comes back or not Just to point out the tires I had on the rear were Goodyear Eagle F1's so not exactly cheapo tires either
  4. Thanks! Thought I'd best check with the insurance before even buying these, turns out I was right to do so as they won't insure me as I'm under 25 Gonna get a quote off Adrian Flux but I suspect a similar outcome, or a ridiculous jump in price Not worth risking it without declaring so guess I'm waiting for a couple of years , may be able to afford the MR300 at that point though.
  5. I take it you'd advise against the Blue Intense then? Night Breakers seem to be somewhat cheaper, on Amazon anyway. Any recommended shops?
  6. I feel for ya! We have a privately owned layby for parking for about 5 houses (10 cars) on a main road and a Pub directly across with a car park. Granted it isn't a well lit car park but that's besides the point. I'll leave the house for 10 minutes and come back and my space has been taken up by someone visiting the pub. They usually leave it there all weekend too. I've resorted to parking in front of the pub car park entrance. Seems to annoy the people stood outside smoking but ask me if I care
  7. Thanks for the advice. The Mountune remap, if I got the induction kit from Mountune I'm halfway there to getting the full kit, I can't really afford the intercooler (which would be the only thing missing from the full upgrade). Is that really so important? I can get a cheaper one elsewhere if needed
  8. What's the vision like with these? Big improvement or not?
  9. Hi, Apologies, I've posted this elsewhere but doesn't seem as though that thread is getting much interest atm Looking at a couple of mods for my car Focus ST250. Just looking for a bit of advice from someone who has past experience possibly? OSRAM Cool Blue Intense, Mains, Dipped & Side lights (Fogs not a priority): Are these any good? Do they make a noticeable difference to the look of the car & the driver vision. Or are there better alternatives on the market for similar prices? I've looked into converting to HID but I can't justify the price just for lights (currently at £500~ each for LH & RH Headlight.) Pumaspeed Blow Off Valve: http://www.pumaspeed.co.uk/product-Pumaspeed-Double-Piston-Dump-Valve-Kit-Focus-ST-250-Eco-Boost_15583.jsp&pic=2 How easy is this to install yourself? Been looking at a few videos and seems to be a little fiddly. Also is it worth it compared to the Stock BOV? Mountune mTune Only MT275: Is this a straight forward plug in and choose the selected remap or more tricky? I've contacted Mountune and they were a little vague on the details. It has to be Mountune as I'm a little vain when it comes to my car, especially now that my friends have decided to jump on the band wagon and are planning on getting their own Focus & Fiesta ST, and the one getting the Fez is looking for an already mapped Mountune. (Basically I like the badge and want to have the quickest and nicest sounding Ford in the group ) Mountune Induction Kit: https://www.mountunestore.com/collections/mk3-focus-st/products/focus-c346st-induction-kit?variant=826544541 How easy is this to install yourself? I know you can get this included in the mTune275 with the intercooler but I can't afford to fork out £1000~ in one purchase and I know if needed I can source a much cheaper Intercooler anyway. Again, I'd prefer the Mountune over anything else just because it looks that bit smarter.
  10. Yeah, probably better as its "Ford recommended" but there isn't one near me so I have the next best thing
  11. I had what sounds like a similar problem to you, although on my 2013 ST. As silly as it seems the problem disappeared when the garage I bought it off put ran some engine cleaner through it and advised that I fill up with high octane fuel just this once to see if it continued. It has seemed to solve the issue and I now try and use Shell V Power whenever I can, or as good of an alternative as I can get. My revs always seemed to drop after a long motorway journey and then coming off the slip road and having to wait at the lights before setting off again. It was a suspected sticking throttle body but we never found out as the problem went away. If this sounds similar to your problem it might be worth giving it a go, expect it would be a lot cheaper than having a garage take a look at it.
  12. Looking at a couple of mods for my car Focus ST250. Just looking for a bit of advice from someone who has past experience possibly? OSRAM Cool Blue Intense, Mains, Dipped & Side lights (Fogs not a priority): Are these any good? Do they make a noticeable difference to the look of the car & the driver vision. Or are there better alternatives on the market for similar prices? I've looked into converting to HID but I can't justify the price just for lights (currently at £500~ each for LH & RH Headlight.) Pumaspeed Blow Off Valve: http://www.pumaspeed.co.uk/product-Pumaspeed-Double-Piston-Dump-Valve-Kit-Focus-ST-250-Eco-Boost_15583.jsp&pic=2 How easy is this to install yourself? Been looking at a few videos and seems to be a little fiddly. Also is it worth it compared to the Stock BOV? Mountune mTune Only MT275: Is this a straight forward plug in and choose the selected remap or more tricky? I've contacted Mountune and they were a little vague on the details. It has to be Mountune as I'm a little vain when it comes to my car, especially now that my friends have decided to jump on the band wagon and are planning on getting their own Focus & Fiesta ST, and the one getting the Fez is looking for an already mapped Mountune. (Basically I like the badge and want to have the quickest and nicest sounding Ford in the group ) Mountune Induction Kit: https://www.mountunestore.com/collections/mk3-focus-st/products/focus-c346st-induction-kit?variant=826544541 How easy is this to install yourself? I know you can get this included in the mTune275 with the intercooler but I can't afford to fork out £1000~ in one purchase and I know if needed I can source a much cheaper Intercooler anyway. Again, I'd prefer the Mountune over anything else just because it looks that bit smarter.
  13. Not sure, didn't see them anywhere for sale on Ford website. I was looking at the Mountune OZ wheels which are £1300 for set of 4 so I'm prepared to pay. May have to give them a call
  14. I'm looking for the wheels from the ST Black Style pack on the new Focus ST range. I have the 2013 model but like the new alloys more than mine. Looked everywhere on the internet with no luck. Help would be appreciated, or someone looking to offload theirs maybe? Here are the wheels I'm talking about if you are unsure;
  15. Purchased LED's for my puddle lamps and gone to fit them, everyone says just pull the mirror all the way in and up and you can get in behind to fit them...No luck, the gap is way too small to fit my fingers in and I can't prize it out of the socket to fit the new LED. Any suggestions? Probably need to take the glass out but not sure how it comes out and since it has electrics feeding into it I don't want to just pull on it without knowing what I'm doing