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AntonyJ

Member Since 20 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 26 2012 10:54 AM
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#135589 Upgrading The Speakers

Posted by AntonyJ on 12 July 2011 - 12:10 PM

I was wondering who upgraded/changed their standard speakers and did you use an amplifier?

Is there, till date and exact size or official size for the front/back speakers?

I've found some good speakers and amp and would like to know your experience before moving further...Are the speakers difficult to change? Should I allow Ford to do the work for me? :D

Any advise would be really helpful, not only for me but also for others interested...

Cheers!
Tato


17cm/6.5" and you need mounts. I did it myself - not hard but it depends how confident you are. No amp or sub but it depends how loud and what type of music you listen to.

Searching this forum should bring up some previous posts from myself and others on this...
e.g.
Details and photos
Another post
And another
Last one, but could find more easily...

B)


#89333 Headlight Bulbs - Replacements

Posted by AntonyJ on 21 July 2010 - 06:33 PM

Right then,

The cheap bulbs i got off ebay claimed to be 5000k, and the OSRAM cool blue are 4000k, but due to the quality would you expect them to be good?

Thanks

That's the colour temperature. It doesn't tell you how bright it is. 4k will be about as white as a household halogen bulb, while 5k will be tinged slightly blue. You want to know the number of Lumens (aka Luminous Flux) to compare the brightness. Googling, the Philips ones are about 1700 Lumens. For comparison, a 100w household bulb is about 1100.


#84412 Air Conditioning Services?

Posted by AntonyJ on 07 June 2010 - 10:29 AM

Hiya, was just wondering if the air condition services offered by ford are worth the money??? There is a 39 and 89 one. My air con doesnt seem to be getting as cold.
Also can air con cause a puddle to form under the car?
Cheers x


Moisture in the air condenses on the cold evaporator - the humidity the last few days has been especially high. When you park the car, the water drips off the evaporator leaving the puddle under your car. This is all normal, and shows it's working.

Over time the air con won't work as well. The gas leaks out and needs to be recharged every few years. Or there can be a more serious problem like a failed compressor clutch or corrosion. A few years back I had to replace the condensor on my previous Focus as it had corroded through (it's aluminium and sits in front of the engine radiator, so gets the worst of the road spray, etc).

The dealer services are pretty basic and only cover a simple recharge and deodorizing (a waste of time unless you've got mould problems causing a nasty smell). Look in your Yellow Pages for a local air con servicing specialist - I had a mobile one come out to my workplace.

-Antony.


#78036 Creaking Noise - Mk7

Posted by AntonyJ on 16 April 2010 - 12:37 PM

Thanks for the info, to save going to the dealer do you know if it is possible to get to the sliding surfaces between the male and female tubes of the lower steering shaft and lubricate it, or is it a dealer job only.....cheers


You need the correct lubricant (Part number 1 470 997) which is an aerosol can with a long tube. I wouldn't recommend using any old lube (and certainly not WD40). You'd be better popping along to the dealer and getting it done for free. For info only, the steps are:

1. Wrap a cloth around the bottom of the steering column to protect the carpet

2. Open the small 'glovebox' to the right of the steering wheel and spray the lube down into the top end of the steering column shaft

3. Move the steering wheel up and down and in and out to spread the lube. Mop up any that's leaked out the bottom end and you're done.

If this doesn't fix it, get the dealer to take a look.



#78003 Creaking Noise - Mk7

Posted by AntonyJ on 16 April 2010 - 09:22 AM

Have we got a Ford employee on the forum who can look at the Ford system and see if Ford are aware of this concern.?????

Ask the dealer about TSB 19/2010 "Knocking noise from steering column when turning the steering wheel during driving and standing still".

"Should a customer express concern about a knocking noise from steering column when turning the steering wheel during driving and standing still, the possible cause is missing lubrication at the sliding surfaces between the male and female tubes of the lower steering shaft."

Hope this helps.... B)