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Simon_K

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About Simon_K

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    Simon

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  • Ford Model
    Focus
  • Ford Year
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cornwall
  1. New motor (1.6TDCI Titanium Estate)

    I wasn’t sure, but I hated the hazing more. These are trc ones, the largest ones I could find...
  2. New motor (1.6TDCI Titanium Estate)

    I think I might call the car “Black hole”. Judging by the number of near misses from lane changers not seeing (or even looking) the car must be so black that light doesn’t escape it... Don’t know if this will help or hinder its visibility, but the o/s headlight had some heat damage to the lens from the sidelight. Looks like it wasn’t fitted properly and melted the surround, and caused hazing on the lens too. Couldn’t find a black headlight I liked on ebay, so bought some brows. Covers about 90% of the damage and blends fairly well to the car.
  3. New motor (1.6TDCI Titanium Estate)

    Got a new pioneer headunit so I could control my iPhone via Bluetooth. Trouble was the new surround comes in silver, not the silver “carbon” the car has. So after a bit of deliberation I decided to wrap the dash parts in carbon look. I’m not the biggest fan of carbon fibre as it’s been used...everywhere. But it does look ok and now much of the interior matches.
  4. Reverse camera ???

    Sounds like you might have a faulty reverse switch. Not sure where it is on Fords but my old (non ford) car had a fault where if I was too gentle putting it in reverse the lights wouldn’t go on. Next time the wipers don’t work check that the lights are coming on.
  5. Focus 2009 Estate water ingress

    I’m suffering similarly with mine. So far I’ve added sealant to all of the panel seams where the roof meets the body above the tailgate, and all of the hinge seams too. There’s also a seam under the roof rail cover that can leak. I’ve forced a little sealant in there using a lollipop stick. Also found the wiring harness to the rear light was pinched in the foam seal, possibly letting water in. This has improved my leak, now only have about an egg cup full in the wheel well, not sure if that’s old water leaching out. Hope this helps.
  6. New motor (1.6TDCI Titanium Estate)

    Now I know why those little lights are called "submarine lights". When it rains they stream water like you've just been hit by a depth charge! Luckily I don't have a sunroof so that's one less source. The aerial base doesn't look well sealed and it looks like the car has had a replacement screen at some time - feels like a gap in the sealant where the heated screen ground passes through. A liberal (but neat) application of sikaflex later and I hope I've got it sealed. The aerial base was treated to a little foam gasket I knocked up. Can't think of anywhere else it's coming from.
  7. New motor (1.6TDCI Titanium Estate)

    3M VHB stuff might be strong enough, well prepared and grease free.
  8. New motor (1.6TDCI Titanium Estate)

    The holder screws to the holes that would have held the plate, and the new plates fit in some springy plastic grooves (then the front frame hinges down and locks in). I think they come with tape as well, but as I bought both at the same time I can't remember if they came with the plates or the holders...
  9. Has anyone had this happen?

    Happened to Mel Smith back in the day Not the nine o'clock news petrol station
  10. New motor (1.6TDCI Titanium Estate)

    Fingers crossed. I had an injector clamp break on my freelander, loads of chuffing and smoke out the back, I thought it was the turbo.
  11. New motor (1.6TDCI Titanium Estate)

    "No I won't modify this one" I have no willpower, so I ordered a set of grilles from underground parts. Fit well, the worst thing was pulling the lower one off as the chrome surround had separation anxiety. Quite like the stealthier front, may have to do something with the bonnet lip and boot handle. And the St Piran, so locals don't intentionally ram me with tractors (only by accident now).
  12. New motor (1.6TDCI Titanium Estate)

    Well, the last 10 years I've driven a VW T4 and then a Freelander, so compared with those it's a rocket ship! She feels nippy enough for me but a few more horses wouldn't be a bad thing.
  13. New motor (1.6TDCI Titanium Estate)

    Sure, both from flea bay. The plates (£15.39) were from "pressed_plates_uk" and the holders (£9.97) were from "factorydirectsealsuk". I've no affiliation with either but have to say the delivered promptly.
  14. New motor (1.6TDCI Titanium Estate)

    So... I wasn't going to tinker too much with the car, but long night shifts and a pot of cash left over from the purchase is a dangerous combination. Always liked pressed plates, and my existing ones have stonechips in them so ordered some legal ones along with "carbon" frames. These came today along with the members package, the rest speaks for itself.