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#503118 New Member Looking To Move To A Ford Focus

Posted by Lenny on 15 July 2015 - 10:57 PM

The 2.0TDCi engine is a peugeot HDi inside a ford chassis ;)
1.8TDCi is the only ford diesel that isint a peugeot engine


#502994 This Has Probably Been Asked Before.

Posted by Lenny on 15 July 2015 - 01:55 PM

he Bluetooth Module, wiring loom, mic supporting interior light panel and microphone are separate items from the headunit itself,

Sadly its not a simple "Plug&Play"
The Bluetooth module you purchase must be from a 2008 onwards Mondeo and support the USB function
It cant be from a 2008 onwards Focus or Cmax
Or pre 2008 mondeo
And
It cant be from a focus because there programmed differently.

Then when you have the correct module and its connected to your headunit,
You need to pay ford a fee of one hours labour to connect there computer up to your car and enable electronic communication with the Bluetooth module,

Its not been made simple for the enthusiast to upgrade to Bluetooth themselves and that's just the way ford like it to be,

Overall to purchase the required items from eBay and fit them to the car aswell as programming your looking at a minimum 180 pounds,

The factory fitted Bluetooth doesn't support streaming of music from your phone etc.
In today's world the factory Bluetooth is quite dated,

I recommend fitting a Pioneer double din headunit which has a parrot Bluetooth kit built in,
Aswell as Apple CarPlay, voice control, DVD playback and the option to expand the system to include a reverse camera or even a rear flip down monitor,

You can recuperate funds from selling your existing ford Sony headunit and dash surround.

Alternatively the third option would be to purchase a Parrot Mki9200 Bluetooth kit complete with model specific SOT cable,
This parrot system is a simple plug&play kit which supports USB steaming aswell as Bluetooth streaming through your existing headunit and speaker system, aswell as Voice Control.
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400347465015

Which ever way you choose its going to be minimum 150 pounds,
The consideration is required in terms of which option will give you best value for money.

Hi, on a 2008 Titanium X with 6 Disc DAB Sony, what options are there to get my iPod/iPhone music library to play via Bluetooth. I have spoken to my local dealer, who says that Bluetooth streaming is not possible in that age vehicle and there are no upgrades available. If this is wrong can you point me in the right direction please. If it is right, what replacement head units do you have experience with? Thank you again.
 




#502979 Hi From Ireland!

Posted by Lenny on 15 July 2015 - 11:14 AM

Hi guys,
Purchased a 09 Mk2 1.6 Diesel Focus last week!
First Ford I've owned!
Big into detailing so can't wait to input!
Thanks
Joe

Hi Joe,
Welcome to the forum,
Your focus is a Mk2.5 facelift model is 2008-2011
I recommend you blank the egr valve see guide here: http://www.fordowner...-16tdci-engine/
And fit a Green Cotton Induction filter see guide here: http://www.fordowner...-fitting-guide/
Sign up to Parcelmotel.com will get it to you cheapest way possible,

Also use a can of Wynn's Engine flush 20 minutes before your next oil change to clear out any carbon deposits left behind from the once active EGR valve.

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Is it a 90ps or 110ps 1.6TDCi ?
The 110ps model has a dpf you may consider having it gutted and ecu remapped, MFK Autocare offer a fantastic nationwide service ive had mine done and passed NCT with lower emissions than stock with 68MPG
You may also like to view my guides can be viewed on my profile page:
http://www.fordowner...er/14733-lenny/
Or
If your using the forum App follow this link:
http://www.fordowner...-lennys-guides/

Any questions happy to help.


#502906 Increasing Boost,

Posted by Lenny on 14 July 2015 - 10:07 PM






#502905 Increasing Boost,

Posted by Lenny on 14 July 2015 - 10:05 PM

How can i increase the boost of my 1.6 tdci 2006 zs

Fit some 110 injectors from a focus and have them mapped for a further increase,
Also fit a hybrid turbo from these guys: http://www.nbstyling.../store/?pCat=16
At this point you will also need to upgrade the clutch as you approach 150bhp

After that i assume youve blanked the egr fitted a Green Cotton induction filter and gutted the dpf aswell as fitted a 2.5" exhaust,

Anti Lag switch?

Excellent :lol:
I know its almost midnight fella, but you've made my day!


#502894 Speaker Recommendation

Posted by Lenny on 14 July 2015 - 09:25 PM

I'm sure you will find a new hobby in no time, you seem very enterprising.
 
Wish you a speedy recovery, and thanks again for your help so far in this thread. I'll drop back when I have anything worthwhile to update with! Hopefully wont be a failure like today.

I like to alter things and improve where possible it keeps my mind busy.
No prob mate,
All modifications are a gamble but this also makes them worth while when it comes together in the end,
Maybe start a build thread of your own to document progress,
Any questions feel free to post on open forum and ill respond aswell as others,
I don't like the personal message method as it only helps on person,
Where the open forum helps many when the google the subject.


#502883 Speaker Recommendation

Posted by Lenny on 14 July 2015 - 08:56 PM

Thanks for the reply, that was very helpful especially the breakdown of how to bolt the mounts into place. (I'm a bit clueless as this is the first time I've attempted such a task - my DIY work is limited to wood :D). I'll probably pop into screwfix tomorrow and get the nuts and bolts you mentioned.
 
Regarding the 30W maximum, I purposely picked a low RMS rated speaker because as I understand headunits simply cannot power more than around 15W RMS (the 50W stated on the front is the absolute peak), so I figured 30W would be ideal to run straight off a headunit without an amp.

No problem im always happy to assist,
I remember back when i was in your shoes fitting my first set of speakers aswell i had 4" Fusion Encounter back in the early 2000's
My first car was an EP91 Toyota Starlet 1.3

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It would be cheaper to drop in to a shop and purchase rather than online mate,

I've not heard of that before regarding headunits so i honestly cant comment, my main reason for suggesting a larger set was that you were experiencing distortion at levels which were fine on the stock speakers.

Btw I've only just finally finished going through your build thread... holy fk... that's insane. I wish I had the patience and skill (and more importantly funds :D) to pull of all those mods. Great job and definitely an inspiration!

I sincerely thank you for the feedback mate,
I enjoy sharing a passion for tastefully modified motors,
I got made redundant in 2010 and bought the focus,
I got working again two weeks later and instead of spending five years on car finance i spent five years modifying it :lol:

I'm now finished the build with just a few tweaks remaining (ST bumpers)
Currently on hold though as I'm laid up with a hip fracture since May hence my ability to respond to posts so much on here.
I miss the process and planning aswell it was so enjoyable but now its all just great memories,
I need a new hobbie when im back on my feet.

Anyways thanks very much for taking the time to go through my build.


#502877 Speaker Recommendation

Posted by Lenny on 14 July 2015 - 08:38 PM

Thanks a lot for that.
 
The Kenwoods are rated at 30W continous so I thought they'd be pretty similar to the stock ones in terms of responsiveness. I will have to re-EQ the head unit completely once I got both speakers fitted in the front. I might just leave the rear ones as they are then, effectively making this thread useless lol.
 
One question though, those locking nuts are exactly what I wanted to ask about but wasn't sure what the correct term is. Do you have a link to any hardware store with the exact type of nuts and bolts I need? I'd imagine the bolt would have to lock onto the back side of the door panel in order for you to tighten them, or do you have to take the inner panel off to get the brackets bolted in?

I can link you to suppliers on ebay and i will add links below this post if online is the way you would prefer to purchase them,

However i went to my local DiY store where they can be purchased like penny sweets,

Ask them for
Six stainless steel M6x20 hex head bolts
Six stainless steel M6 nylon insert lock nuts
Six M6 washers to fit aswell.

Then when fitting,
Drill the holes with a 6mm drill bit,

Thread the bolt through,
Reach inside the area where the speaker fits,
Put the washer on the end of the bolt followed by the nut,

Use a socket wrench and a spanner to grip the nut inside,
And turn the bolt head until hand tight.

Then fit the speaker to this bracket using the screws provided.
Lining them up with the pilot holes.

Can i suggest now since your not upgrading the rear speakers would you consider either returning those or selling the onwards and purchasing a set for the front adding th3 funds you had set aside for the rears to purchase a set which has atleast 50w continuous power,

Because if you hook an aftermarket headunit up to those someday its gonna blow em out of the doors mate,

There maximum 30w @ 4 Ohms
Perhaps 280w @ 2 Ohms but all head units operate at 4 Ohms preset and cant be changed,
An amplifier output can be altered but not a headunit.
Just my honest opinion mate best to discuss everything before purchase.


#502763 Pig-in-a-poke

Posted by Lenny on 14 July 2015 - 11:41 AM

Lenny thanks a million for that detailed reply. Car was supposed to have been serviced prior to us getting it, but kinda have my doubts about that. Will give it a proper full service soon at my friendly local garage. I think I'll print out your info and bring it with me. Does blanking that plate off make a difference to emissions? Our version of the MOT is quite strict/severe! Engine is the 136bhp 2.0 powershift diesel.

No prob,
I'm in Ireland aswell mate so eh "top of da wea mornin" ;)
Blanking the egr valve will lower emissions when it comes to nct because the car stops circulating waste gasses and instead breaths in 20% more air

I've blanked egr valve,
Gutted dpf cut open on factory weld, internals removed chamber refitted appears stock.
Green induction filter straight swap cotton filter
Remapped +30bhp
No smoke and my emissions are lower than stock on nct test because the car is breathing in 20% more clean air means the particle count is more dilute

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Egr blanking alone without doing anything else will also pass without problem,
The remap is only required for dpf removal.

Diesel Engines with an active or once active EGR Valve suffer heavily from carbon deposits contaminating the engine oil,

These carbon deposits operate much like cholesterol in the human body gathering in the arteries of the heart;
These carbon deposits mix with the oil and turn to sludge which slowly gathers in the turbo oil feed pipe,
Eventually leading to oil starvation in the turbo causing instant turbo failure.

I've used Wynn's engine flush before and once recommended it, however wynn's formula is a bit too abrasive which strips everything from the engine internals leading to risk of scribing and minute cavitations the product leaves nothing behind only your next fill of oil to protect internals.

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The best product on the market to flush out the carbon and other harmful deposits from your engine is from a company called Xado,
They manufacture an organic based engine flush product which also has some revitalizant:
Forms an anti-wear coating on friction parts immediately during oil system flushing
Creates reserve of anti-wear protection properties, prevents possible defects on friction surfaces during further engine operation.
Link: http://www.xadoirela...&products_id=10

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This bottle gets poured in to the engine say first thing in the morning when cold,

You can then drive for a distance up to 180km/ miles prior to draining the oil.

This makes Total Flush from Xado an ideal product for those of us whom don't carry out oil changes ourselves,
Simply pour the bottle in to the engine a few days prior to leaving your car in the garage for a service gives great peace of mind and protection.

I've used this product myself on my 1.6TDCi engine,
I've noticed the engine idles quieter and drives smoother its definitely worth purchasing as part of the routine service on your vehicle.

See my guides here on benefits of egr blanking link: http://www.fordowner...-16tdci-engine/

And benefits of induction filter upgrade: http://www.fordowner...-fitting-guide/

Both done on a 1.6TDCi so your parts would be a different shape however the results from fitting will be the same as stated,
You will need to purchase the stainless steel blanking plate yourself from ebay and either fit it yourself or an independent garage,
Ford wont fit it because the egr valve is there to make them money by eventually blowing your turbo due to oil contamination with carbon.
Here's a link to the specific blanking plate for the 2.0TDCi engine:
http://www.ebay.ie/i...d-/180927253047

Here's a link to your specific 2.0TDCi Green Cotton Induction Filter:
http://www.priracing...tton-air-filter
If purchasing quote discount code:
FORDOWNERSCLUB10
The Green filter is quite expensive but it lasts 100,000km and increases mpg in effect saving you money in the long run.

Also join ParcelMotel to receive parcels from the UK to your chosen local collection point for a fraction of the shipping cost by having it sent to a UK address see link: http://www.parcelmotel.com/
"Respect to the man in the Nightline Van" :)

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#502671 Speaker Recommendation

Posted by Lenny on 13 July 2015 - 11:16 PM

Hi guys
 
I am planning to undertake a soundproofing and speaker upgrade project in the coming weeks, and I've got most of my kit sorted (Silent Coat, closed cell foam, etc). I've also picked up these bad boys for the front:
 
http://www.amazon.co...ailpage_o00_s00
 
However I am in a bit of a pickle deciding what speakers to go for in the rear.
 
I don't really want to spend more than 50, and I am not too bothered about whether I have much high frequency in the back, my main aim is to get as much bass as possible. The speakers will be driven by a Pioneer HU (50W x 4 max) so I understand that I can't expect a huge amount of bass, but I find the stock speakers are pretty bassy to begin with. So with that in mind can anyone recommend a good pair of rear speakers that will maximise bass?

You could fit the same set of speakers in the rear as in the front,
The rear door cards have a scribed marking on the inside which is marked out for the fitting of tweeters,
See image:

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The 5 door Saloon model had tweeters fitted to rear doors,
All door cards are the same with markings on the inside,

For best response i recommend fitting a 4 channel or even 5 channel amplifier at some point in the future to get the most from your system.

You may like to view my build thread from around page 34 onwards
Link: http://www.fordowner...10-2015/page-50
Aswell as Hassan's build thread Link:
http://www.fordowner...i-build-thread/
For some advise and ideas,
Also here are some relevant Guides may be of interest further down the line:
Custom 10" sub install Guide:
http://www.fordowner...ocus-2005-2011/
Aftermarket Headunit install Guide:
http://www.fordowner...ocus-2008-2011/
Reverse Camera Fitting Guide:
http://www.fordowner...ocus-2008-2011/
10" HD Flip Down Roof Monitor Guide:
http://www.fordowner...focus-mk2-mk25/


#502627 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 13 July 2015 - 08:50 PM

Had a look at the cams.. May be a possibility..
I've just had a trip to halfords with a mate in his GTI.. God it pulls like a train!
Got to halfords to be given abuse for being ginger by staff (turned out to be a misunderstanding?)
I then went on to buy two meguirs drying towels and some trim restorer on 3 for 2, then of course added my 15% discount! :D

Love seeing there face when ya whip out the discount card lol
I saved 9 euro this month in Halfords using the card :)

How can they get at you for being ginger?
Isint the whole Halfords logo surround ginger aswell like WTF!


#502625 Dripping.

Posted by Lenny on 13 July 2015 - 08:33 PM

Thanks also Lenny. Will be having a look this weekend. Just got back from camping.

no prob,
I've always wanted to go camping,
Closest i ever got was sleeping in the focus for three consecutive nights in Febuary in the middle of nowhere with a 12v electric blanket and work each day,
It was an experience :lol:

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#502592 Pig-in-a-poke

Posted by Lenny on 13 July 2015 - 07:30 PM

Hello fellow Focus owners. I've just bought a '09 Focus Titanium diesl powershift, car is beautiful black and in great nick. On the long drive home to Ireland from Newcastle it ran really well.....however i noticed that the rev counter fell and rose ever so slightly when driving at speed. Please tell me I've not bought a bucket of nails! That the problem is a small one. Thanks for reading, Tony

Hi Tony,
Welcome to the forum,
Being a modern diesel engine i recommend you blank the egr valve to prolong the life of your turbo and fit a Green Cotton induction filter to allow the car breath better aswell as increase mpg.
The cough could be down to the egr being active recirculating exhaust gases back in to the induction,

It could also be a dirty fuel filter, I also recommend the AtomEx Diesel Multi- Cleaner
Link: http://www.xadoirela...e010u3pv4et4vp2

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See my Review on there website linked above the image,
I put this bottle in with a Tank of fuel prior to having my fuel filter changed as part of a routine service,
I wanted a product that would flush through to the filter; any dirt that was likely to be in the tank,
This stuff made a great difference to the starting and smoothed out the idle running aswell as a little more free response feeling to the engine.

I recommend using around 2-3 weeks prior to changing fuel filter for optimum results from your new filter.

Third i recommend using a bottle of AtomExTotal flush a few miles before your next oil change to remove the carbon deposits and prolong turbo life by keeping the oil feed pipe clear.

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In the long run you may consider dpf removal and remap,
MFK Autocare offer a nationwide service of dpf removal which i too highly recommend.

Finally which diesel engine do you have?


#502576 My First Ford

Posted by Lenny on 13 July 2015 - 06:53 PM

Haha, the only annoying bit about it was that they had a reg which was pretty much my last name and someone had already taken it...


That means you either have a Fan or a Stalker :lol:


#502458 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 13 July 2015 - 09:33 AM

What makes you think that?! :(
I want a turbo :( :(

Leaving modifications unfinished for some time, (joking)

You can upgrade your cam shafts to Piper Performance cams would give aroun( 10-15hp increase,
But would involve alot of work,
A job worth doing along with timing belt etc. As the head would need stripping.

Alternativly get yourself a 1.8TDCi focus
Or
A 1.3 Turbo Toyota Glanza V last built 1999 Jananese import vehicle built on chassis of the uk starlet EP91
120bhp stock can be upgrade with parts from ToyTuning in the uk to 300bhp