Had a close look at the washer bottle and good news its not leaking,
I've found a T piece has been used instead of a 90 degree elbow,
The unused port on the T piece was plugged using a screw and some silicone causing it to leak.
One job I thought would be a cheap one,
Replacing the windscreen washer pipe from the pump to the jets on the bonnet.
I first chose the colour blue since the HT ignition leads are already blue and I think it goes well with the black body work,
So a quick look at what I had to replace,
Found the internal bore of the pipe to be 4mm and overall size 6mm
Shopping list then was,
1 x barbed 4mm Y split connector
4 x barbed 4mm Male-Male straight connector
1 x barbed 4mm 90 degree elbow
3 x 1 metre blue washer hose 4mm internal
Purchased as many items as possible from the same seller to save on shipping from Uk to Ireland,
Bill still total 38.73euro
And that's without replacing the jets aswell but it should look good and last another 10 years,
I did save 10.72 GBP on shipping by purchasing all items togeather suppose I'm feeling it because the euro is weak agents the pound at present and the cost of shipping has increased in all country's not to mention eBay fee's
On the up side though
I picked up a pair of 7 SMD 6000k BA9s12v T4w interior light bulbs for 4.75euro including shipping from the uk
So one canceling out the other; its not too bad.
Change the standard bulbs to led
When they arrive I think I'll just repair the existing pipe with a straight connector and wit until the car has been re-sprayed next year before going ahead with installing the coloured pipe encase we encounter a Neil Young moment and go out of the blue and in to the black
Got two 16" steel for winter, extremely dirty but in superb condition. I have always had a soft spot for these black steel rims they look good on a silver focus. Still trying to source another two though but tbh in no rush, not bad for £30 each
Quick question: does anyone know if it's safe to use alloy wheel nuts for these steel rims? do i need different nuts specific to steel rims?
You could drive a few miles with the 45 degree edged nuts fitted that are designed to sit snugly in to your alloy wheels but ultimately mate you really should use nuts designed to grip around the lip on the steel rim,
Two issues with using nuts for alloys on steel rims,
1. The steel rim will damage/eat in to the rim of the nuts,
2. On heavy impact of an imperfection in the road the steel rim could sheer off the nuts
Pick up some 19mm steel rim nuts in the breakers,
Clean em up with some wd-40
Small bit of copper grease on the bolts
Then on with the nuts
Noticed one of my side skirts is loose from the main body only by a few mm by the rear wheel, checked the other side ands its tightly bonded to the main body. Just a little concerned as grit and small stones are falling in the area. Is it worth taking it back to Ford and seeing if they can re-bond it? Anyone else noticed this or is it OK to leave
Tiger Seal is the best body kit adhesive on the market,
I've saw some places use double sided sponge sticky tape complete rubbish.
Tiger Seal is the only job.
If the skirt comes off completely Id walk in to ford wielding it and kick some apprentice mechanic !Removed!
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I have got alot of stuff from these lot, very helpful indeed
Thanks Aaron mate,
I forgot to come back to this thread yesterday,
They are quality service, I don't have Facebook but I used the missus account to contact them and trippleRcomposites there another great company operating on Facebook manufacture custom built front splitters for the zetecS, ST and other models
Not yet that's my next purchase planned then it's a full samco hose kit and a gen 3 air tech intercooler to follow prep work going forward for a hybrid turbo not going mental but 170bhp is the aim and 300lb per ft of torque by this time next year :-)
Sounds good but very expensive mate,
Samco don't make kits specific to the 1.6TDCi I've asked them across the years with no joy,
And you will need to upgrade your clutch too, I considered a hybrid turbo but given the extras involved I bought another project car instead,
I wish you luck though and I'll be watching the progress.
Hi just to go back to the original post slightly � how do you mean to get the lights Aligned? I have fitted mine (h1 & h7's) an I did notice a difference. I bought the gold special edition which were supposed to make them 20% whiter but they are still a little bit more yellow than I would like. I was hoping they were going to be whiter tbh. Saying that they do light the road better which is what they were designed for I guess.
Headlight alignment is done by a garage or tyre fitting place costs around 10-20 pounds,
The put a machine in front of each headlight,
They then turn the screws inside the headlight which adjusts the focus of the bulb,
The machine sences the level of lumens produced,
They know its aligned correctly when the level of lumens at the set point is a its highest.
End result you have maximum illumination focused on the road and distance ahead where you need it.
It is recommended to have headlight alignment dne after changing bulbs and once a year regardless, because hitting a pothole can knock them out of alignment aswell,
They don't adjust the headlight itself,
Its the lens inside that is adjustable to the left right up and down.