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#406000 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 05 September 2014 - 05:02 PM


Lads I've just had abit of bad news about a family member, don't really want to go into details but long story sort I'll not be attending tomorrow am absolutely gutted about this :( but it's just one of those things. I'll be there in spirit, sorry lads.
had her cleaned and everything :(

Thoughts and deepest sympathy with you during this time Chris,
We will be doing it all again next year mate,
Tomorrow is one of many family is always more important,

#405824 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 05 September 2014 - 10:08 AM

Focus has been masked up in the driveway true MightyCarMods style :)
Bin liners and masking tape from the euro shop,

Can of holts gloss black aerosol paint,




Didn't do too bad perpetuation considering was lying flat on my back masking it up since i cant bend lol

Quick spray on the splitter all done,
Time for a cuppa



#405778 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 05 September 2014 - 07:14 AM

Confirmed list of FOC members whom will be in attendance tomorrow:

1. Hassen
2. Lenny (Leonard)
3. Mackers91(Chris)
4. jgriff (John)
5.KPG (Kiefer)
6.Clarkelad (Dylan)
7. ??????? It could be you :)

There's one Cornetto left guys,
I don't want to see it melted :(


If there are any members of the forum whom will be attending tomorrow's meet please PM me as there's one space left on the list to receive a free qualifying gift on arrival,

If your a ford owner lurking in the google search engine, and your planning to attend tomorrow's meet:
Sign up to the forum now, introduce yourself and stick your name down here, once a member of this forum and your names in the first seven, an email containing a voucher will be emailed to you,

Message to all members on the list:
Please print your voucher and put it in your glovebox now :)
Sadly No Voucher means No Gift,

All fords welcome :)

#405767 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 05 September 2014 - 06:12 AM

Had the car valleted yesterday as im unable to do it myself at present,
Just gotta put a few things back in to it today and touch up the front splitter,
Wont be long now,

#405534 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 04 September 2014 - 05:08 PM

Same here. Gonna get to put faces to the names of people here. My son and wife will probably come along too. He's seen pictures of your car Lenny and wants to drive it apparently. I asked him if he has a license and he said it was at the back of his bicycle :P

:lol: sounds good mate, i hope he's not disappointed with the reduced turning radius compared to his bicycle, he would have me on the corners

Tests drives in the new ST for all hahah :P

I dont mind being last on the list for this one,
Atleast i wont ruin anyone else's test drive if i over exhert on the accelerator :lol:

#405438 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 04 September 2014 - 12:37 PM

Looking forward to Saturday :)
Everyone's a winner!!


#405046 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 03 September 2014 - 04:03 PM

Yeah the second ones look better,
Lowered on those would look sweet,

#404925 Tailgate Button

Posted by Lenny on 03 September 2014 - 10:27 AM

ah okay, cheers Lenny

Its not a big job to remove the panel anyway mate,
Two torx screws to remove boot interior plastic then pull,

Then sit in the boot looking outwards,
Pull boot door down on to your lap,

Hold bottom of door with left hand,
Begin to remove the M6 lock nuts with your right hand,

Take note:
Count the number of rotation's it takes to remove each nut,

Then repeat the same number of rotations when refitting.

These nuts dont tighten down mate,
If there over tightened they will pull clean out of the plastic boot handle,
So count rotations off and rotations back on again.

#404882 Tailgate Button

Posted by Lenny on 03 September 2014 - 08:06 AM

Guys, I have just been told by a not too reliable source that you can just pry the old switch away from the handle which breaks it (broken anyway) plug the new one in and it will click home?
Does this sound right?

Sadly this is not really possible,
See inside the boot handle in images below,
There are clips on either side of the electronic boot handle which spread out when inside the boot panel,

Attempting to pry outwards could cause them to break through the boot panel as its very brittle plastic




#404746 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 02 September 2014 - 08:43 PM

Maybe bring the show plates with you and some thick double sided tape. I have some at home and can bring it. That way at the meet you can use the tape to hold the show plates over the normal plates. Voila, job done and reversible :)

I have some reg tape there thanks mate,
Think ill just bare the reg same as everyone else on the day :)

#404661 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 02 September 2014 - 06:19 PM

hi Leonard
checked the ford etis website it appears i dont have dpf "dont quote me on that " new to ford's again after 30yrs absence is thare any way you can check under bonnet to see if dpf is fitted
regarding the meet in dublin i :lol: get lost when i go there

On the exhaust below your turbo you will see a large chamber looks like a miniature Amerasian tank with pipes and sensors attached to it,

As for Dublin i get lost too mate,
But four years ago i went to Argos and bought myself a TomTom XL satnav,
Best €120 I've ever spent has taken me on tour many times most accurate satnav I've ever used in my life,
Only time it ever put me wrong was coming out of knock heading on to the motorway it told me to turn right, :lol: had i done that:
Id be head on into double lane oncoming traffic :lol:
Apart from that one occasion its 100%

I don't expect you to drive over from Sligo just for a ford meet mate, just thought you might be interested this is the first in Ireland but there will be another one around June next year in another location around the country,
Perhaps you could help us host it next year :)
Just say yes we will attend :)

#404632 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 02 September 2014 - 05:26 PM

That's would be awesome though the ones we sell wounds be heavy enough to print to cloth like that, an idea for when the meet gets bigger though :)

There currently doing heavy amount of road worls on the N11 Dublin-Wexford road i can nick 3-4 traffic cones on route to the meet :lol:
Joking of course, wouldn't dirty me boot compartment.
Could use one for a loud speaker :lol:

#404630 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 02 September 2014 - 05:18 PM

How big would you like said banner and I'll see what I can do ( I work for a company that sells photocopiers and plan painters) :P:P

Somthing like this size :lol:


#404609 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 02 September 2014 - 04:21 PM

Called up Airside Ford and the person responsible for these thngs is callee Eileen and she is on holidays. The guy in parts I spoke to suggested I call back on Thursday when Eileen is back. So I will give her a call then. Backup plan if they say no is to meet up in the car park across the road, find a quiet corner furthest away from the shops and have a bit of craic there.
Thoughts and suggestions welcome :)

How about if they say no,
We get a banner saying F.O.C UK
But drop the K and display it at the ford garage across the road??

#404573 Egr Blanking Plate

Posted by Lenny on 02 September 2014 - 02:53 PM

Can I ask this: if u blank the EGR what knock on effect does it have in terms of service intervals, will I need to change the air filter & oil filter more regularly
i bought this EGR blank http://m.ebay.co.uk/...d=1144207741006

No change to service intervals mate,
If you fit a Green Cotton Performance Induction Filter it will last you 60,000 miles thats 40,000 more than stock,

Blanking the egr prevents the Recirculation of exhaust gases entering the induction system,
So in effect your oil will be cleaner with less harmful carbon deposits contained in it which can cause turbo failure,