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#393228 Stolen Ford Focus Rs

Posted by Lenny on 02 August 2014 - 08:34 PM

Although maybe a few scratches from people propped on the bonnet :P

Same as mine then! ;)

You have a ex-police car also?

No. Lol ;)

Seems Ed is one Hardcore son of a Bixh yall!!


#393218 "shelby The Swamp Man" On History Sky Ch: 529

Posted by Lenny on 02 August 2014 - 08:12 PM









#393209 Egr Blanking Plate

Posted by Lenny on 02 August 2014 - 07:45 PM

if I blank it off what's the chances of the engine management light coming on ? 

not very high chance because the valve will still function as normal,
However nothing can flow due to the plate so all is good,
Mines a Euro5 engine aswell and no issues ever,
Ive had my dpf gutted aswell no issues


#393198 Should We Trust Garages?

Posted by Lenny on 02 August 2014 - 07:25 PM

Ive got two pairs of ford blue overalls,
Ive also got a red tool chest with fake "Snap-On" decals from ebay simply to annoy the neighbors (how can he afford snap-on)
I occasionally have latex gloves when i was able to work on the car,
Still im no mechanic yall


#393145 Hyrule's Build Thread

Posted by Lenny on 02 August 2014 - 05:29 PM

New sticky pad for dashboard. Great for mobile phones  ^_^
 
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looks great in electric blue nice contrast to your bodywork


#393140 Egr Blanking Plate

Posted by Lenny on 02 August 2014 - 05:20 PM

where do you get them and can I fit this to my mk3 2014 2.0l diesel ?

here is the specific blanking plate to fit the 2.0TDCi
Each engine size has a different form of blanking plate heres the one for 2.0TDCi
http://m.ebay.ie/itm...3772?nav=SEARCH

The EGR in the bottom right of this photo is the Euro III without the electrical connection. If yours is Euro 5 it will have a connector on the left side of the EGR.

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Plucked this EGR location info from Google mate,
I highly recommend fitting a performance induction filter aswell after blanking the egr because the egr provides 20% of waste gases to the induction,
When blanked your engine will suck in 100% fresh air as it should have always done,
However the standard induction filter is quite restrictive,
See my guide here for discount code and link to purchase a Green Cotton Performance filter upgrade,
Straight swap same size as stock filter:
http://www.fordowner...-fitting-guide/


#393071 How Do I Know If Overboost Is Working?

Posted by Lenny on 02 August 2014 - 01:09 PM

 
Possibly, I actually heard the recirc valve for the first time the other day, I don't normally leave the windows down so don't usually notice it. Floored it in 2nd and when I changed up I heard it, what a cool sound :). I couldn't tell if the overboost reset though cos I was coming up to the speed limit.

:lol: Good Boy keep er tidy :)


#393065 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by Lenny on 02 August 2014 - 12:43 PM

They're caps? :lol:

there a non removable cap,
Well supposed to be non removable and give the impression they are 1 piece solid steel 19mm nuts,
When in actual fact they are cheaply manufactured aluminum nuts with a brushed aluminum sleeve covering the hollow centre. Removing the sleeve makes them 18mm nuts then the supplied wheel brace slips off them under pressure thus ringing the shape,
There as soft as cheese not hard as steel,

Ford are not the only company using these nuts though,
Ive saw them fitted to:
Volvo, Skoda,
Volkswagen,
Nissan,
Toyoya,
Renault,

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#392974 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2014 - 11:05 PM

just thought i'd share a few pics of my newly painted brake calipers.
 
Thanks to Lenny for advice on painting the brake disc spacer it look well when the alloy is against it.
 
 
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looking sweet mate,
Just one thing, drop in to a tyre place within the next two weeks and have them apply some copper grease to the face of the hubs and bolt stems,
Otherwise the alloys will bont to the hubs resulting in a nightmare of a job to get the wheels off,
You can purchase a tube of copper grease and DiY but no point purchasing a tube when your only doing 4 wheels,
Does look the business though mate excellent job,
Just the copper grease is important


#392965 Stolen Ford Focus Rs

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2014 - 10:55 PM

Clive, do you have any info on how effective the GPRS trackers are?
(The sort you can activate with a text message, and it can text you its GPS data)
I've not heard much about them, but it seems like a potentially cheaper option than the subscription based services?
Sent from my SM-P600 using Ford OC mobile app

they operate using a mobile phone sim card,
You txt the mobile number and it txts you back with coordinates,
It can also txt you if it goes over a certain speed,
And if you ring it,
It auto answes for you to listen but they have no speaker for you to communicate :lol:
"This is God speaking, bring th3 car back now" :lol: no none of that 5h1t


#392942 Stolen Ford Focus Rs

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2014 - 10:23 PM

Police definitely use ST's, I'm currently driving a Frozen White ST3 estate for work purposes.
 
May I recommend you fit a tracker of some sort? plenty of little spaces on your car where one can be hidden.
Statistically you are far more likely to recover a car with a device fitted and if it is one from Tracker themselves you are covered by the infrastructure available to all 52 Police Forces in the UK.

+1 id choose tracker over an alarm any day,


#392923 Cursed

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2014 - 09:52 PM

Yeah got the details, it was 2 cars who crashed and one ended up in mine. Anyone got any experience of getting cars fixed on insurance? I hope its pretty easy and pain free process, although the two drivers were arguing over liability

the two cars can argue mate,
Your concern is the insurance details of the car that impacted on your vehicle
The root cause of that is irrelevant because you were parked,
It is the insurance details of the vehicle that colided with yours that is responsible for taking care of your repair aswell as full tracking alignment and hand brake tension check.


#392915 Cursed

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2014 - 09:38 PM

Sorry to hear that. Some people shouldn't be allowed to drive. Did you get their details for the insurance claim?
Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC mobile app

+1
Bright white car aswell, i mean how could they not see it!!


#392896 Stolen Ford Focus Rs

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2014 - 09:10 PM

Blimey they paid out quick.  Normally it's wait a month to see if it turns up and question you under a spotlamp in the meantime.

they must be pretty confident its gone for parts,
Some criminal gangs are very organized in what they do and can have a car stolen, stripped and on ebay within 48hrs all that is required is a team of individuals with a garage, very common these days particularly on sought after vehicles like the RS many people want to build replicas so theres a large European market, plenty of auction sites aswell,

I work with a guy, his brother is a farmer,
His brother was browsing ebay.ie to purchase a sillage trailer, when he spotted a picture of his existing trailer for sale on ebay, photographed in his field.
He contacted the police whom told him to phone up and buy it,
He phoned up and guy aranged to view it next day,
So that night his trailer was stolen,
He phoned cops whom went with him next day and arrested the seller whom had stolen the trailer and was selling it out of another random persons field, implied the trailer and the land he was selling the trailer from were all his,
When he completely eterprised on everything in a bid to make "easy money"


#392803 Focus St2 2009 Owner

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2014 - 06:47 PM

Hi all, I'm sid.  Married, self-employed mum-of-one.  In my late 40s so lots of people think I should be driving something far more sedate ;-)  Had my car since new, not tweaked it.  Do love, love, love it! :-D

Welcome to the forum :)