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#530087 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on Yesterday, 07:03 AM

nice upgrades to braking system lenny

Cheers mate,
can smell them when exiting the car as still bedding in lol

Although there bedding in at present; there's not a huge difference in stopping performance but they look great the stopping performance may increase over stock as they bed in properly,
I'm expecting to feel an increase as they are EBC GreenStuff pads.

Ford give the car a very detailed check yesterday timing belt is due in 30,000km there's an oil washer leak on oil pump, front passenger lower arm bushing is deteriorated rear lower bushings need replacing two,
Single mass flywheel is starting to squeak on hill starts too mainly result of remapping as it's a weak spot in stock performance anyway.
so I've got alot of bits to work through in the coming months and grateful of the health check report Ford supplied which has highlighted these issues now preventing bigger problems down the road.

#529992 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 08 October 2015 - 06:16 PM

Got the most out of last set of pads anyway lol
see report I'm feeling so Money Supermarket got 170,000km on first factory fitted set of brake pads 😀


Here's the new brakes and pads ford kindly fitted for me today, 👍
Very happy 




Feels alot better now and delighted with my new found Ford Dealership will return again soon.
Gave me free air freshener and everything ☺
gonna miss the orange glow from old set 😀

#529912 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 08 October 2015 - 01:13 PM

Continuing on from purchase of parts on page: 87
Link: http://www.fordowner...-2015/?p=507289

I finally got around to booking it in for a well needed service.
So the focus is in garage today having a routine service aswell as the cross drilled and grooved brake discs fitted along with EBC GreenStuff pads and the Goodridge stainless braided brake lines ☺

looking forward to collecting later today will look sweet!
I'll upload some pictures tonight👍

#526601 Focus Tdci Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 26 September 2015 - 09:37 AM

Thanks for the help mAte, I decided to just put 17" on my focus because it is lighter and 18" is not advisable in my country bec of road condition.

17's are a good compromise in every aspect,

Because the bigger the rim is; the heavier it becomes
This weight is known as "unsprung mass"
Unsprung mass is made up of all rotating parts outside of the drive shaft.
So bigger brake discs, bigger alloy rims all contribute to a slight reduction in the ease of take off most noticeable on hill starts.

The positives of bigger rims is the reduction in tyre side wall,
The replacement of rubber with alloy makes handling much better on cornering and high speed as there's no squatting or wabble in the tyre compared to 15 or 16"
Bigger rims make the suspension work harder so lowering springs and big rims make the car push hard on the road resulting in optimum driving performance.

I've fitted 18x8 ST rims with eibach 35mm Lowering Springs and it handles really well can almost Scandinavian drift if pushed hard enough on roundabouts can control a slight rear slip.

But overall I'd fit 17" rather than 18"

The 18's cost me 270euro every 6-8 months replacing tyres,
135euro each

The contribution of unsprung mass is a bit noticeable in Diesel engines as well.

The turning radius of the 8" wide wheels means taking wide angle turns when driving around small roundabouts or driving in multi story car parks.
However the positive side of 8" wide rims is the stability at high speed the experience feels the same driving at 60mph on 16's
when driving at 140mph on 18x8 there's no wabble like the 16's would at that speed.

I bought my 18's from Ford purchasing one per month cost me 475 euro per corner
the look great but cost a fortune to keep tyres on compared to 17" I wouldn't get the money worth if I was to sell them and go for 17s myself so I'm going to stick with them but if I was buying again I'd go for 17's

#526489 Focus Tdci Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 25 September 2015 - 08:27 PM

Quick enquiry guys, if I put a 225/45/17 in my focus and decided to lower it, will there be a fender rub? Thank you.

no it's only when fitting 18" which are 8" wide
17" wheels are generally 7.5" wide so you will be fine.

#523762 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 16 September 2015 - 08:18 PM

I had to have a similar repair done a few years ago now..
I remember I got in it one morning over winter and put the heaters on full and it cracked in the repair.. I had a new window fitted for free the same day..

I think you've done the best thing to be honest,, if it does go then odds are it will be on the repair and you get a free window,, if doesn't and stays good then again your onto a winner

Cheers mate,
I do love Win/Win Situations I've been encountering a few of them lately in different scenarios 👍

Cars a beaut by the way.. You should be very proud of it..

Thanks very much,
It has absorbed every spare penny from past five years it's come a long way all makes it worthwhile when other people appreciate it too.

#523663 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 16 September 2015 - 07:27 PM

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on a serious note,
This website is the only place to purchase a Genuine Pivot Mega Razin Voltage Stabiliser
link: http://www.pivotraci...m/product/VS-ME

Replicas don't work,
Might aswell be strapping a 8 pack of sausages to the engine bay when fitting a replica,
All eBay stock is replica I can show comparison pictures to back this up but I won't hog your thread
I've documented this before in a dedicated thread with pictures.

#523652 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 16 September 2015 - 07:17 PM

I've got a 2 farad capacitor in the boot although it's currently just sitting there so people can ask "what's that do?"
I may have to reconnect it. I've just had a look at the voltage stabilizers & peoople are saying they give up to 15bhp gains.. Hahaha
I'd buy one to save the alternator but I don't want the store owner thinking I believe that piece of marketing..
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maybe in a Nissan Leaf 😂
The car will run smoother and perfect spark every time maybe 3-5bhp but not 15 lol that's half a remap

#523629 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 16 September 2015 - 06:54 PM

Alternatively you could fit a 1 Fared capacitor
and power the mono amp from it aswell as the heated seats,
Would cushion the demand from both.

I've wired the 10" screen to the 1 Fared capacitor along with the mono amp.


This prevents and drain in the event the screen is playing a DVD or alot of flashing images the capacitor can supply power at a faster rate while the battery fills up the capacitor in its own time.

It's like filling a barrel of water with a hose then taking buckets out of it.

Instead of waiting around using the hose to fill each bucket.

The capacitor is a resivour of power


#523620 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 16 September 2015 - 06:28 PM

In no particular order
The deed is done. I have a lovely warm bottom
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maybe worth fitting a Razin voltage stabilizer kit not replica from eBay but an original from the Pivot website
This is like a capacitor for all electronics in the car making it easier on the altinator
considering your running heated seats now aswell as two amplifiers.
just a small bit of advice

#523469 New Bastuck Exhaust. Christmas Came Early!

Posted by Lenny on 16 September 2015 - 12:30 PM

I could have opted for the a resonator(pre silencer) but it was extra. I think deleting the resonator and having a straight pipe like mine also increases performance slightly. Who knows

the Resonator is the same straight through pipe; difference is it has a lagging jacket on outside to absorb vibrations to reduce noise inside the car at the corresponding location under middle of front seats
had i got a petrol engine id be happy to listen to it but being a grumbling diesel i prefer to have the resonator fitted.

you should esquire about changing the catalyst for a 200cell this would get the most out of the new exhaust system as well flowing 50% more than the existing catalyst as well as keeping things road legal and MOT compliant.

#523389 New Bastuck Exhaust. Christmas Came Early!

Posted by Lenny on 16 September 2015 - 06:33 AM

It was a complete exhaust system from bastuck fitting including VAT for the goods too is: £575.48. What you reckon in comparison to yous lenny?

cost much the same as the Piper Performance T304 2.5" system
except the Bastuck doesn't have a high flow pre silencer but then mine's a bit different being Diesel
overall the finished results look much the same 👍




#523335 New Bastuck Exhaust. Christmas Came Early!

Posted by Lenny on 15 September 2015 - 10:06 PM

Looking good mate,
How much did it cost in total including shipping and fitting?💷

#523333 An 06 Focus 1.6tdci Has A Dpf Doesn't It

Posted by Lenny on 15 September 2015 - 09:59 PM

Probably read this forum....

Fan of the show 😀📈

#523050 Guide Fitting Cruise Control Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 And Ford C-Max

Posted by Lenny on 15 September 2015 - 09:59 AM

what is the difference between focus wheel with cruise control and a focus c max ????

none here's my focus factory fitted wheel with cruise control for reference