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#1 georgen

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 02:23 PM

Well I bought this as a stop gap and to try out estate cars so I can carry my two dogs about, but once I drove it I fell in love with it so its stopping for the time being. My last 5 cars have being Vag and its a long time since I have owned a ford, the last was a immaculate sierra 2.8 4x4 which i still regret selling. before that mk5 escort, couple of basic sierra's couple of capri's one a 3.0L the other a 1.6 laser, a couple of mk4 cortina,s and the second car I ever owned was a mk1 Granada 3.0L ghia, my God what a car that was.

Anyway enough of memory lane here she is.

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The first thing I did was Clean the car and the engine bay, anyone who knows me will agree I hate dirty engines sorry I never took a before pic (fail on my behalf) 

 

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I then serviced the car, with new oil, air and fuel filters, a good quality fully synthetic oil was put in after a oil flush additive was put in old oil and ran.

Since then as I was looking into cambelt change times I noticed that at 108000 miles it had not been done and couldn't believe it wasn't due till 125000 miles so had that changed genuine belt and tensioner kit. 

 

I also debadged the remains of the Ocus badge and the tdci badge and opted to only fit a newer tdci badge back on.

A little mod I got from here was the windscreen nozzle change to mist type this this was also done.

To keep the dogs at Bay I sourced a factory fit type dog guard on preloved for £30 so was well happy as after all this was the reason behind getting a estate.

 

Another little mod also found on here was the new interior light with the mood lights in, I have this fitted but still have the wire to install for the lights to work so pics will come then.

 

Todays job was the EGR blank, another mod taken from this site and thanks a lot to Lenny for his top how to do it write up. I tried fitting it without moving my fuel filter but all i did was drop gasket and blank plate lol, so give in and removed the stupid cage around it and moved filter. 

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Looking at the blank plate its not a mirror image of itself so after looking at the egr and the blank decided to install it this way.

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Here is the cage from around the fuel filter.

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And finally the fuel filter moved to one side.

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Car seems smoother now and a little more torque y. 



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#2 Preee

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 02:36 PM

Car looks great , nice and clean as well.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:21 PM

Well thanks to Clive the postman brought me a prezzie :) 

 

 



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:25 PM

that looks a nice tidy focus you got there and looks like it has cleaned up a treat.

liking what you have done so far what other plans you got if any?



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:55 PM

Not going daft so clean paintwork up, three spoke steering wheel, mudflaps, front fog lights, pos chrome front grill, If i found some leather seats at the right price <_< and might look at wheels after winter after all its a work horse and to carry my two dogs about.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:51 PM

Well was having a dig around my box i keep car bits in and came up with this, its a volt meter mounted in battery cover, first pic hard to see with camara, 2nd engine not running 3rd engine running, took 30 minutes from finding to pics  :D

 



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:54 PM

Found this in my box of tricks too but might be overkill  :P  :D

 



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:38 PM

Found this in my box of tricks too but might be overkill  :P  :D

 

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I was only joking about using this lads  :lol:, anyway the silicone joiners are the wrong colour for my car  :P



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:07 PM

Looking good George!



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:24 PM

Well went and got some wire and wired up the ambient lighting on the interior light I bought.wired it to the light switch so once lights on they are on as well, wired to orange and blue wire going to switch, there was two and either can be used.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:27 PM

Looks good!



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:59 PM

Well our lass has returned home so I put both cars in back lane and taxed the fog lights out of hers for mine  :ph34r:

 

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And here's one of both and a neighbors escort estate in the background   :)

 



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:42 PM

both focus are looking good fella and imo they look better with the fogs



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:47 PM

both focus are looking good fella and imo they look better with the fogs

 

Ill keep an eye out for some going cheap as I agree, hence why there now on my car not hers LOL.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:49 PM

if my missus had a car (or could drive for that matter) and I told her I was going to nick something for mine, so mine looked better. I can guarantee I would be kicked square in the ghoolies!



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