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Lenny

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#508003 Eve, It's Time For A Face Lift (mk2 Focus Zetec Climate 2.0)

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2015 - 04:53 PM


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Sweet,
Nice list there mate keeping it tidy,
I recommend painting the spacer section on the brake discs aswell, it looks good in silver too.
ST spoiler would be nice when sealing around the bolt holes,
The ST spoiler gives nice shape to the car when viewing from the side aswell as the rear.
See my guide for amplifier panel, goes nicely with the custom sub enclosure.
Some silvatec indicator bulbs are a great mod aswell and last just as long as stock bulbs the rear ones are offset pin bulbs


#507995 What Wipers????

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2015 - 04:30 PM

EBay radio world £5.99 the pair

RadioWorld are Top supplier aswell ive not bought Wipers,
But i have bought many other items from them without any problems atall.


#507989 What Wipers????

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2015 - 04:12 PM

I need to replace my wiper blades as they smear like mad. I only had them replaced last year and got the proper Bosch ones but they did not seem to last long. I tried cleaning theme ect but they still judder and smear the window.
I saw these on eBay and was wondering as they are cheaper would they be worth getting or best to stick with the Bosch ones?
 
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item5d594fa865
 
what wiper blade makes do you guys use and any tips for keeping them in top form?
 
Thanks

I recommend Bosch, I purchase from micksgarage.ie free shipping,
See Guide and part numbers here link:
http://www.fordowner...focus-mk2-mk25/
Also De-Wiper Guide:
http://www.fordowner...-wiper-removal/
Ive tried Michelin Stealth blades last month super s3xy but ugh disaster dont fit rite atall
They look pretty but dont like dancin.


#507984 Replace Ford Cd 6000

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2015 - 03:53 PM

Hi, I've recently bought a Fiesta, first car, the radio in it is a Ford 6000 CD (Picture here).  If I buy this one to replace it will it fit, will I need to buy anything extra to go with it and will I be able to install it myself?  I've got zero experience with this sort of thing.

Welcome to the forum and also the open road :)
Headunit upgrade is a great place to start,
You will need an "iSO Adaptor" and aerial adaptor these items take the ford sockets and turn them in to sockets which accept any yes any aftermarket headunit such as the one you have linked above,
Fellow member "GingerFlame" is most experienced with your model he will soon be online to recommend the best kit to convert your headunit to aftermarket,
In the meantime you may like to check out his build thread:
http://www.fordowner...oor-custom-sub/


#507957 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2015 - 01:20 PM

'Removed' it certainly does. I'll be honest i last remember seeing then thursday eve as was applying rain-x & remember clearly seeing them. Never thought they would get stolen.
Now need to find new asap
Yunii

Team Hecko are manufactured in Poland,
The Sterling is very strong compared to the euro at present,
I suggest logging on to ebay germany and purchasing a set for much less than within the uk almost 1.70euro to the pound.
Again i too am gutted for you mate,
Maybe fit a dash cam system with motion detect,


#507949 Focus Tdci Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2015 - 12:47 PM

sorry to hear that mate.
I'm just debating weather to get just the standard one or get the 57s. Just not sure if the extra £70-£100 for the airbox section is worth it


Vicki fitted the K&N57s induction kit today mate,

Its the same circumference as the Green Cotton Performance filter,

However the K&N E-9289 filter has more pleates in it creating a larger area on the cylinder

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The side induction filter is an inverted cone set inside the cylinder:

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K&N say "Guaranteed Performance Increase"

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They have provided two decals at +5bhp each to ensure optimum results :)

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I've been in passenger seat and it does have a nice induction sound especially at 2500rpm in 3rd Gear onwards.

Vicki says it feels like the egr valve has been blanked again,
Well the egr is already blanked and remains that way,
She means the performance increase is much the same as the increase felt from blanking egr valve.

Full images install aswell as link to supplier are viewable on July's build thread update,
Link: http://www.fordowner...-2015/?p=507289 O

Already getting 68MPG from the Green Cotton Performance Induction filter,
But ill update regarding MPG etc.
At later date.


#507884 Boot Stuck Closed

Posted by Lenny on 01 August 2015 - 05:06 AM

Hang on a second,
I went back through archive of images to when i done the second boot light install,
Notice theres two grommets on the lower boot panel:

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If you pop these out using a flat head screwdriver,
They should reveal Torx head bolts which retain the lower boot latch bar.

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Granted the lower latch wont come up completely when you remove the two torx bolts,
The boot will lift up about one or two inches,

But if you then remove these two plastic plugs loosen then by prying with flat head screwdriver then pull panel to remove completly:

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That panel unclips by gently pulling it towards the back seat and upwards in the air.

This should then allow the boot to fully open.

You can then remove panels and check the outer boot handle.

The above images were taken from the following Guides:
De-Wiper Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5:
http://www.fordowner...-wiper-removal/
Additional Boot light install:
http://www.fordowner...083#entry146083
Focus Mk2.5 Reverse Camera Install:
http://www.fordowner...ocus-2008-2011/


#507812 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 31 July 2015 - 07:04 PM








#507679 Where Do You Work? To Afford This :p

Posted by Lenny on 31 July 2015 - 12:50 PM

Sales and Logistics admin at the remarketing side of a company that runs a scheme leasing cars to disability benifit recipiants. Cant say the name due to a online policy they have :P

We could have alot of fun guessing the company name lol
"Rental Deals For Those On Wheels"

How does it work then, if they dont keep up repayments?
I mean in normal circumstances they break your legs but in these situations like it wouldnt really matter...


#507678 Focus Tdci Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 31 July 2015 - 12:46 PM

Thanks mate.
Perfect timing for it then haha.
Have you fitted your k&n57s-4000 yet? If so have you noticed any different between that and just the standard k&n air filter replacement?

The Wife will hopfully fit it for me tomorrow,
Im still not driving but i can give a passenger's review for now when fitted,
Im expecting an increase from what others say about it and the side port should result in zero restriction.


#507519 Where Do You Work? To Afford This :p

Posted by Lenny on 30 July 2015 - 06:48 PM

I'm a Pharmaceutical manufacturing and production Operator in the human health division.

basically I'm a highly over paid scoop monkey :lol:


#507415 Speaker Recommendation

Posted by Lenny on 30 July 2015 - 09:59 AM

Ah thanks. I've seen a few on eBay, always worth getting rid of stuff on there for a few quid, but I can imagine it is a bit of a hassle too for something almost worthless.
 
I don't quite get your clothes peg method - would a clothes peg even provide enough grip? Plus if they're on the inside, how do I get them out after the speaker is mounted and blocking the hole?

Push the bolt through to the inside the the door,
Opposite way from the way you done the front,

Could use blu-tak either,
Just to hold the bolt in place while you slide on the speaker,
Then secure down with one nut on each.

Head of bolt is inside the door pointing out at you


#507355 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 30 July 2015 - 12:39 AM

I'm thinking yellow!
Update;
Arrived home at 23:30 tonight and decided it would be a good time to level the headlights off ready for Sunday as the passenger side sits lower than the drivers side.
I grabbed the tools, switched the ignition on and turned on the headlights.
5 minutes later I had adjusted both headlights, they're both now slightly higher and level.
I then went to start the engine to "top up' the battery. Flat as a !Removed!!
In the end I had to grab the card for the trusty Renault and pull it from behind the car to level with and jump start it. Took it for a good blast around some country roads (careful on the corners after last time ;) ) and recharged the battery. The headlights are truly amazing now, if I do say so myself. I'm VERY satisfied with the projector install. The battery on the other hand.. not so much!
Also. I spoke to Mitch from inspired automotive yesterday and I've arranged for a set of Inspired Automotive centre caps to be delivered on Friday! I was also expecting a large "teaminspired" windscreen vinyl too but he's having to get some more printed after UltimateDubs! So that's to come in the near future.
Thanks to yunii for sourcing me a mk3 mondeo auto dimming rear view mirror. Cost me £18 with p&p and should be with me for the 4th August.. which I'm pleased to say, I'm not at work till 4pm so I should have time to install! (It's only 2 wires... 3 once I can be motivated to extend the 12v reverse switched from the headunit).

Cant go wrong with a Bosch S4 battery if your looking to change for somthing that can handle accessories such as your mono amp,
Just so happens to be the same colour as your fiesta aswell :)
Not sure which code of Bosch S4 you would require but it will be listed on there website.
Also ensure your cable between the earth terminal and the body of the car is 4AWG or bigger for optimum efficiency.


#507349 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 29 July 2015 - 11:04 PM

Myself and lenny were also lucky enough yo discover the vast array of connectors and cables that Pioneer headunits have to offer!
Especially when you're running the RCAs for front, rear & sub it's crazy

+1
Ive added two amps a DVB-TV tuner, playstation 2 and 10" roof monitor to mine just adds to the headache of fitting it all in but its capable of playing a movie in the back while doing another task in the front tis awesome.
I have the Pioneer self calibrating microphone if you would like a loan of it PM me address details,
It customises the headunits equaliser settings to optimise audio output from your headunit within your specific vehicle,
Plugs in to the front,
Mount on headrest
Evacuate vehicle for 5 minutes while it calibrates itself.
Link: http://www.fordowner...-2015/?p=434325
The AVH-X8600BT is an awesome headunit excellent purchase mate.
Log on to pioneer website aswell.
There's a software update available for free,
Link: http://www.pioneer.e...600BT/page.html
Download it to memory key and plug in to SLOT:01 to update the firmware From
Version: 1.030000
To
Version: 1.070400


#507341 Speaker Recommendation

Posted by Lenny on 29 July 2015 - 10:47 PM

Small update. (I say that now, but turns out this is kind of a long post! Sorry!)
 
I've determined the rear driver side speaker problem was in fact the speaker. So as a temporary workaround, I came up with a bizarre, but somewhat working solution that wouldn't involve un-riveting. I de-coned one of the no longer used factory front speakers, as well as the non-functional rear speaker, and then in a very rudimentary way, spliced the functional front cone onto the still riveted rear coneless basket.
 
Problem: front voice coil is much thicker than rear voice coil, so it doesn't really slot into the rear speaker's magnet properly. Plus the rear speaker I guess is coaxial so there's probably some other stuff going on in there preventing the front coil from slotting in. However, at least I'm getting some sound for now.
 
So my ultimate idea (sticking to my plan of keeping the rear speakers factory, since they seem pretty awesome at bass, which is all I want from the rear) is to get a replacement factory speaker for the rear door, drill out the existing one, and then swap them out. However since I am really not inclined to take the inner door panel off, there isn't any way for me to mount the replacement factory speaker back on (without using rivets)... or is there?
 
I came up with an idea in my head. Once I have access to the rear speaker hole after drilling out the dud speaker, I will run a bolt through the back of the inner panel, in towards the car. Then with one nut and washer, secure the bolt onto the inner panel. Do the same for the other two nuts and bolts until I have three secured bolt ends sticking out into the car. This should provide a mounting point for the factory speaker, then just use a second nut for each bolt on top of the speaker bracket. And as for a gap created by the first nut between the speaker mount and door panel, I plan to fill that with two or three layers or draught excluder foam to create a nice tight seal (before actually bolting the speaker on, so it's a nice tight squeeze).
 
I know it's definitely not an elegant solution, but I can't see any faults with it... can you guys?

Cant see any problem with this plan mate,
Id use cloths pegs to grip the bolts in place,
Then only one nut to secure the speaker down,
Grip bolt wilt a pliers and tighten nut with a spanner
Resulting in zero gap.

Im genuinly gutted now i binned a full set of factory speakers last March as i never thought they would be of use to anyone,
I could have sent em over to you.