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#393872 Egr Blanking Plate

Posted by Lenny on 04 August 2014 - 02:05 PM

Yikes, sorry, I've no idea where I got NI from. Probably having had to work with a madman from Derry got NI imprinted in my brain! 
Great bloke, funny as hell, but also completely nuts...

no bother atall my mothers from Belfast, grew up on the border county Louth,
just havin a laugh with you :)

#393816 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 04 August 2014 - 10:55 AM

#393803 Egr Blanking Plate

Posted by Lenny on 04 August 2014 - 10:38 AM

NI has 80mph speed limit?

:lol: no the south side of Ireland mate them shower in the Republic 120kmh on motorway

#393704 Advice Sought Buying New Alloys

Posted by Lenny on 04 August 2014 - 07:57 AM

Hi Robert,
resale value will be the same on both types if you're selling them with the car ST's are expected to have them as standard so no increase in resale, but if selling them seperate to the car then genuine will fetch more money.

There are replica ST alloys based on the Mk2 design, the design differs on the mk2.5 but theres no replica on the market matches the mk2.5 design,
The replica alloys are a universal fit meaning the accept different sized spigot rings allowing fitment to non ford models aswell as focus they are also 18x7 or 18x7.5 finally they may or may not have gone through European safety checks possibly manufactured in china where the build quality is a gamble buyers risk and no real come back check ebay sellers terms.






Genuine facelift ST alloys have a centre spine on the spokes,
They dont need spigot rings to fit the car,
Ford supply them so your guranteed safety checks have been met,
They will be 18x8" and 200 a piece is 75 pounds cheaper than i got mine from ford, Manufactured in Germany
Tyres and centre cap seperate.

Heres some pictures of genuine facelift ST alloys








If fitting 18x8 to a non ST model and you plan to lower the car on ford approved eibach (ST fitted as standard)


you will need to purchase a steering rack limiter kit from ford, it costs under 30 pounds and prevents the inside tyre wall from rubbing the inside arch guard on the car,
Consists of two polyurethane rings one fits inside the cv boot on either side of the car,


If lowering the focus 35mm you will require adjustable rear camber bolts cost under 40 pounds on ebay,



Prevent negative camber after lowering which causes excessive wear on the inside of rear tyres as saw in image:


#393561 Headlights

Posted by Lenny on 03 August 2014 - 07:35 PM

thats the chrome one .

 nah thats definitely the black one has chrome lenses inside as the black ones do have, but it is the black one,  

The advert description says black bezel?

+1 black

#393507 Lights

Posted by Lenny on 03 August 2014 - 06:48 PM

That easy lol. Had the headlight unit out today was gonna wire it up to my side lights but thought it be a bad idea does it matter about the switch unit u use to turn lights on/off ?
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if your focus was a 2005 build there is a chance the fog light loom is not present by default, in which case you will require this:
Ford later began fitting the same loom to all models then fitting the spec afterwards making it easy to upgrade, this is also the reason they sell the loom separate to the actual fog light kit itself,
If you remove the headlight and have a look around the area below the headlight and behind the fog light blank you should see a loom plug taped up.

Sorry mate saw u answers my question bout the on/off switch

no prob mate,
Heres a link to purchase the kit,
Or write down the part number Finis 1512477 and purchase from your local dealer
ive found fordpartsuk.com to be cheaper though,


Your existing light switch unit also has some ebay resale value worth bearing in mind. :)

#393471 Air Filter Age

Posted by Lenny on 03 August 2014 - 05:49 PM

Ok thanks Lenny. I'll have a look on t'interweb
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to purchase a Green Cotton performance induction filter for your ford and feel the difference for yourself
log on to http://www.priracing....php/144/1/ford
and get 10% Discount off your Green Cotton Performance filter by using the code FORDOWNERSCLUB10
you can also get 20% Discount off any Ritchbrook branded stock by entering Discount Code: RICHBROOK20
both offers are exclusive to members of fordownersclub.com special thanks to Ross at Priracing for this kind offer.

#393415 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Lenny on 03 August 2014 - 03:44 PM

Focus is looking great with the hid's and alloys mate

#393389 My Ford Focus Mk2 Tdci

Posted by Lenny on 03 August 2014 - 02:31 PM

Sorry for hijacking your thread gaz :-/

You should start i build thread for the focus mate ill follow there,
Sorry to hear about your gf's dad, saw the fiesta at ford fair last year was looking sweet with the black alloys.

#393378 My Ford Focus Mk2 Tdci

Posted by Lenny on 03 August 2014 - 01:41 PM

That's quite expensive. I got my 4 Mondeo TitX alloys shipped to me from UK for £40 altogether, they came in 4 seperate boxes but at the same time. I was impressed to say the least.

you got a great deal there mate we get absolutely Rhode on Shipping charges,


#393371 Air Filter Age

Posted by Lenny on 03 August 2014 - 01:30 PM

Thanks Lenny...that's cleaner than mine! :)
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i live in the country mate, yours looks to have alot of carbon monoxide deposits,
This may indicate alot of city driving or sitting in traffic where the filter would catch alot of fumes from other vehicles.
All said though mate its well over one year old for sure.

#393366 Air Filter Age

Posted by Lenny on 03 August 2014 - 01:01 PM

I can't say why just yet...but I will. I just need people opinions on its condition to start :)
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looks to me like its been there since day one 2011 mate,
If its always been serviced at ford chances are it really it the original filter,
Ford never changed mine but billed me for replacing on invoices,

Heres one from mine was three years old:



Good thing about upgrading to an aftermarket filter such as Green Cotton Performance see Guide for 10% Discount:
Is ford cant say they changed it when its still physically Green, and it also means they cant bill you for changing it neither,

#393359 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 03 August 2014 - 12:06 PM

This is surely a wtf moment sponsored by lenny the irish wrist watch
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:lol: saw this video from the RSA (Road Safety Authority) thought it quite funny,
I was going to start it on a thread of its own, but i then figured its purpose is to get everyone to think bike,
Bikes appear on the roads at Random, so why not appear on the forum at random aswell in a bid to create awareness for bikes huh?
only thing worse than a Vauxhall on your bonnet and thats a bike.

#393325 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010)

Posted by Lenny on 03 August 2014 - 09:20 AM

They look fantastic mate,
A titanium spec lower grill would suit ypur car nicely unless you're planning to fit a ZetecS front lip,

#393248 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by Lenny on 02 August 2014 - 09:42 PM

Those look nice painted, hopefully can get round to doing mine soon, is it best to use a tin of paint or spray?
Would my car be alright jacked up whilst I paint them or is it best using axle stands?

having painted using a brush on four cars to date,
Im now all in favour of masking around the calipers and spraying them to be honest.
I used the spare wheel jack and lay the removed wheel half way under the chassis frame close to the jack,
This way if the jack ever fails it will land on the wheel.