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#91 eliaskok

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:22 AM

Okay gents got my car back and Dee's in croydon a ford main dealer... did a right number on my car, the stupid ***** ********* ********* BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP (Jerry jerry jerry) apes left the gearbox mounting bolts loose!!!! All sorts of bolts weren't tightened up on the gearbox and this all explain what the whining sound was and the car dropping out of gear on the motorway in 5th.

 

 

Words cannot express how angry and bitter this has made me over the last couple of days, my turbo is now making a slight whining sound and although it wasn't there before the apes touched the car... it's well... "normal" there is also a slight whistling from the turbo... ever so slightly, they did not touch the turbo but i do not trust these idiots.

 

The best part about all of this is they had the nerve to tell me the noise i heard (The gearbox falling off the car) were the winter tyres i had fitted, they seriously ignored the fact that the gearbox was not bolted up correctly to be at fault! I have lost all faith in main dealers and lost confidence in my car completely.

 

My sweet julia has been defiled and i cannot look at her the same anymore lol... on the up side though the car is now fine, blasted up and down the motorway covered 60 miles and all is well the clutch pedal now feels softer compared to before the gearbox mounting bolts issues and it pulls much better but that's probably due to "boost season"

 

for the mods i want to finish off the xenon lights but i don't know the future of this car now, i'm not 100% happy i need to love her again!!

 

Gareth this will not fit the pre-facelift model and yes it is a facelift ST bumper. as far as i know the only mk 2.5 front bumper that bolts straight onto the mk 2 is one of the convertible focus mk 2.5 you will also need the bonnet, lights and wings

Just take your time mate everything will come back to normal. That's why i prefer doing everything by myself, but you always need the right tools and the right place.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:35 PM

Okay gents got my car back and Dee's in croydon a ford main dealer... did a right number on my car, the stupid ***** ********* ********* BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP (Jerry jerry jerry) apes left the gearbox mounting bolts loose!!!! All sorts of bolts weren't tightened up on the gearbox and this all explain what the whining sound was and the car dropping out of gear on the motorway in 5th.

 

 

Words cannot express how angry and bitter this has made me over the last couple of days, my turbo is now making a slight whining sound and although it wasn't there before the apes touched the car... it's well... "normal" there is also a slight whistling from the turbo... ever so slightly, they did not touch the turbo but i do not trust these idiots.

 

The best part about all of this is they had the nerve to tell me the noise i heard (The gearbox falling off the car) were the winter tyres i had fitted, they seriously ignored the fact that the gearbox was not bolted up correctly to be at fault! I have lost all faith in main dealers and lost confidence in my car completely.

 

My sweet julia has been defiled and i cannot look at her the same anymore lol... on the up side though the car is now fine, blasted up and down the motorway covered 60 miles and all is well the clutch pedal now feels softer compared to before the gearbox mounting bolts issues and it pulls much better but that's probably due to "boost season"

 

for the mods i want to finish off the xenon lights but i don't know the future of this car now, i'm not 100% happy i need to love her again!!

 

Gareth this will not fit the pre-facelift model and yes it is a facelift ST bumper. as far as i know the only mk 2.5 front bumper that bolts straight onto the mk 2 is one of the convertible focus mk 2.5 you will also need the bonnet, lights and wings

 

Sorry to hear about this mate.

 

Yeah some dealers are just shocking, some of them have absolutely no idea what theyre doing. For example, my local one would probably confuse a water leak with an oil leak. Also, just like you said - when they develop such a bad reputation - you tend to think that everything that goes wrong with your car is they're fault lol! :rolleyes: Same happened to me when I had mine in for repairs - I thought they had literally ripped the power steering out of the car, though thankfully the problem sorted itself out after a while...

 

I'm sure you will get your confidence back in the car again - once its back in top running shape, and then take it on a nice drive, round a few bends, rev it a bit etc, and it will feel like its yours, and only yours again.  ;)



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 03:26 PM

Thank you very much gents, the car is starting to feel better, and as you said steve i can't help but think everything is a result of them messing up lol :lol:  i can already sleep again, hoping to restart my build again next year if funds allow it, i have so much planned for my focus, trying to tell myself stop just stop!  :lol:



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:18 PM

Thank you very much gents, the car is starting to feel better, and as you said steve i can't help but think everything is a result of them messing up lol :lol:  i can already sleep again, hoping to restart my build again next year if funds allow it, i have so much planned for my focus, trying to tell myself stop just stop!  :lol:

 

Hah, yeah, I also have loads planned, but sadly I have got hardly any spare cash lying around!  :rolleyes:



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:15 AM

It's the new year and Julia needs some lovin'  ;)



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:47 PM

It is a new year and once again I have much planned ben. Julia will return soon with some very exciting new mods.

Watch this space I have a feeling the oncoming months will be very exciting for julia!

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:12 PM

It's going to be maaaaaad!

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:29 PM

Ah dude, I think I've driven past your car about 5 times this week. I am soooooo jelly of the zetec s front and rear addons. lol.

 

I tend to slow down and cruise past to admire Julia :D



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 08:09 PM

It's going to be maaaaaad!

 

Correct, going to be mad indeed.

 

Half way with my xenons woot woot looking to fit the entire washer system anytime soon, tints to come and exhaust to come! Trying to contain myself day by day getting too excited about mods, like a child with a new toy!!

 

Ah dude, I think I've driven past your car about 5 times this week. I am soooooo jelly of the zetec s front and rear addons. lol.

 

I tend to slow down and cruise past to admire Julia :D

 

Ben you can look but you can't touch her! lol, looking out for your focus every day! but no luck

 

ZS kit gets so much looks, more than an ST it's crazy.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:53 PM

 

Correct, going to be mad indeed.

 

Half way with my xenons woot woot looking to fit the entire washer system anytime soon, tints to come and exhaust to come! Trying to contain myself day by day getting too excited about mods, like a child with a new toy!!

 

 

Ben you can look but you can't touch her! lol, looking out for your focus every day! but no luck

 

ZS kit gets so much looks, more than an ST it's crazy.

 

Haha. LOL.

We need to meet up soon, getting DRL's at the end of this month, so will be needing your expertise. There's a hot meal in it for ya. LOL



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:48 PM

Perfect, let me know when your ready bro :D i will be making some slight changes to my DRL. Will wiring it to turn off when fog lights are on, give it a more stock/professional look. Can't wait to see them new shoes!



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:48 PM

Although for now any fitting of parts is pretty much on hold i have started gathering parts for my next big mod HID xenon headlamps retrofit with self leveling and washers.

I got the most expensive and difficult to source parts today for a whopping deal less than half the regular ebay prices.

Front ST bumper with holes for jet washers

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HID Xenon headlights

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Sadly these headlights are not adaptive for cornering that would have been a big bonus, can't ask too much now!

Got all ballast and bulbs it's literally as it is right now a straight plug and play.

Next parts needed to complete this mod are much easier and cheaper to source

Washer jets + hose and pump

Washer bottle with 3 outlets and 2 pumps

Self leveling sensors

I think i will get these from ford

PROJECT STD! stay tuned ;)


Take it you have a 10 pin plug? I've only got the 7 and I wanna know what the wiring mod is that you can do for the leveling to make it manual. Any idea?

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:22 PM

Yeah I do have a 10 pin plug plus wiring for front and rear sensor and washer bottle low fluid sensor with wiring for headlight washer motor pump. I have checked it all.

For the washer system it can be done without any wiring already on the car, the leveling system can also be done by adding some additional wiring but you'd have to some how make it all connect to varies plugs it will require a different switch aswell.

Don't know all details off the top of my head I would have to check the wiring schematics.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:26 PM

Take it you have a 10 pin plug? I've only got the 7 and I wanna know what the wiring mod is that you can do for the leveling to make it manual. Any idea?


You cannot manually level xenons the motors are different to manual leveling plug they only work on input from the sensor I dont think its possible to make it manual

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:28 PM

You cannot manually level xenons the motors are different to manual leveling plug they only work on input from the sensor I dont think its possible to make it manual

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I was reading on someone's thread on a separate forum, that they added the 3 extra pins in and then piggybacked off of other wires and they managed to get the manual levelers to work on their Xenons

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