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#542190 Opinions On Bonnet Lip

Posted by Lenny on 21 November 2015 - 06:00 AM

Cheers, I know what you mean, they don't look awful on lighter colours blue,silver but on black or grey there's nothing With chrome on, just the bonnet trim looks random to me.

looks much better,
I have silver focus and fitted colour coded lip on mine,
Same lip just sold in primer grey instead of chrome.
Yours looks excellent in gloss black 👍

#541505 2006 Focus 1.6 Tdci Stuttering When Cruising

Posted by Lenny on 18 November 2015 - 10:49 PM

Well drove to work all ok, started the car up on way home it failed 3 times. On the 4th time it started.
Drove back from work today all over, went out in the car only a while ago and the engine light was on. Plugged it in and it said egr valve. Guessing it's because I have blanked it?

unusual for it to throw up an error on the 1.6TDCi
The DPF may be partilly blocked creating increased pressure on inlet side of dpf which causes the sensor to detect a problem,
Give it a few weeks then reset the error,
The ecu eventually realises blanked is king.

I recommend upgrading induction filter when funds allow as it will help with the increased demand for air,
Atleast clean out existing filter until then when wind dies down a bit as I wouldn't lift my bonnet if able in current conditions.

#541389 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 18 November 2015 - 04:58 PM

I think I've said this somewhere before but in my experience from the 80's and 90's when cars weren't as well made as nowadays that every door speaker I encountered never had rust issues or water marks so why so much emphasis put on moisture is beyond me personally but each to their own.

The outter rubber door window sill seal can pass allowing water to enter the outter door cavity,
Ford warranty on all rubber door seals is 12 Months from the day of purchasing the vehicle newly built. 😕
The rubber can get torn if opening Windows with frost on the ouside this solid imperfection on smooth glass can tare the rubber as in freezing conditions rubber would be frozen solid rather than highly flexible.



Ford have incorporated three drain holes in to the design of the front door panels,
two drain holes in rear doors,
Can see them with doors open,
They can clog up with dirt somehow😕
I cleaned mine out back when fitting the speakers.
Ford also apply a yellowish grease to the inside of this cavity causing water to pearl on the metal if it made its way in there.


Corresponding location saw here in image of outter door cavity:


The inside door panel which has the window motor and speaker mounted on to it;
This panel also has a rubber seal surrounding it aswell as on the cable entry holes.



Ford factory fitted speakers;
The magnet on the speaker fits within the protruding speaker brackets,
As result the speakers Don t enter the door cavity,
If water was to enter the cavity through the upper window seal it wouldn't reach the factory speaker.
here they are sitting flush on kitchen table



Aftermarket speakers have a much larger magnet; entering the door cavity up to 4" where there is only the rubber sill of the door seal blocking out water,



Since Ford have three drain holes fitted in the bottom of the front door cavitys and rubber seal around the inner panel


I'm happy to have fitted the full speaker baffles uncut however my main reason for fitting the speaker baffles was to prevent vibration of doors,
all other advantages were a bonus and considering the lengths ford have gone to allow water escape the door cavity; indicates to me that there is risk of water ingress,
So I won't be putting any holes in the baffles atall.



Above images taken from my guide on fitting Ford Logo puddle lights
link: http://www.fordowner...12-front-doors/
Thanks for reading 👍

#541213 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 17 November 2015 - 08:11 PM

Lenny, did you try the speakers without the Boom Mats and with them on? I'm curious to hear your opinion

Didn't try the speakers without the boom mats when fitting,

Reading American reviews on the boom mat around 90% stated it is a must to have a hole in the mats rear or bottom and even total removal of the bottom half of the mat !! One either likes them or not. Experimenting may be the key.

The only holes put in mine were the screws going through to the speaker adaptors,
I brought the speaker cable out the front of speaker so it's sandwiched between speaker rim and the cup,
No holes made in the cup atall on mine.

I don't plan on making any changes to them as being sealed there much the same as a mini sub enclosure in my opinion and also keep sound inside the vehicle aswell as moisture out from contact with the speakers,
Cutting a hole would create a moisture trap as condensation wouldnt escape easily and in my opinion defeat one purpose of fitting speaker cups,

I can see how porting them would produce louder bass much related to sub enclosures ported produce loud bass and sealed produce tight low level bass.
Personally im very happy with them as they are both front and rear can feel the tight bass on ankles.

#541129 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 17 November 2015 - 04:23 PM

Can I suggest that once any new speaker mounting rings are screwed or bolted to the door that they are then covered in sound deadening stuff. You'll be suprised by the effect it does.
I'm assuming in the mk2 / 2.5 that the speaker pods are riveted to the door? They're screwed on in the mk3.

I fitted DEi Boom speaker baffles in all four doors in mine last March makes a great difference.
much the same as surrounding the speaker adaptor but on the inside, and few other advantages such as moisture repellent 👍
Can see them fitted on page 79 & 80



#540847 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 16 November 2015 - 04:12 PM

Hi Lenny. Tried to message you via PM but it doesn't seem to wanna work.
I have a quick question to ask you. You installed the speaker adaptors in the front and rear of your car to mount your speakers. I decided to get the same for mine as the hacked off old speaker pod started rattling and it's annoying me. How did you secure it to the door of the car? My kit didn't come with anything else except the black plastic speaker adaptors? I was thinking to buy either some bolts or to use a pop rivet? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a million.

Hi mate,
I've disabled my PM feature on profile 🙉
it's easier to document answers on public forum
helps reach more people 📈
also saved me repeating myself😧
I can link previous discussions 👍

Back when fitting them in March, Page: 79 of the build thread.

i went to my local DIY store,
Eight M6x20mm hexagon head bolts
Eight M6 lock nuts
Sixteen M6 washers

Secured the adaptors in to place.🔩
you will need to drill out existing rivets with a 6mm drill bit,
And secure bolts using a 10mm stubby socket inside door panel while turning tight with a 10mm spanner outside of cavity🔧





When adaptors were secured tight;
I then used screws that were supplied with speakers through pilot holes that are pre-drilled in adaptors to secure speakers,
Above images are of rear speaker adaptors which take three bolts to secure;
Front adapters take four bolts each.



#540672 Mk2 Sunblind Kit - Ford Finis 1479504

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 06:10 PM

Cheers Lenny, yours guides will be most useful :)
The tints look good too

Thanks mate,
Full list of my guides here if interested
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#540664 Mk2 Sunblind Kit - Ford Finis 1479504

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 05:54 PM

The one piece can't have been Ford kit then, another aftermarket kit.
I may do tints later, after I've installed Pacet ventfan
The installation of the blinds was mainly for the comfort of my dog, when we're out and it's bright.

if removing the roof lining to fit a vent can yourself;
My guide on fitting roof monitor may help when locating screws etc.
link: http://www.fordowner...focus-mk2-mk25/

Wind deflectors are also good for being able to leave window open a little when parked too.
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#540655 Mk2 Sunblind Kit - Ford Finis 1479504

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 05:32 PM

I had
what I believed to be the Ford kit,
And the rear blind was in two separate pieces,
I think there Very prison bus mate,
I went for 35% tint instead,
Is Nice

You may also like to view my guide on fitting discreet dual dash cam in glovebox
link: http://www.fordowner...-mk25/?p=438442



Here's blinds




Here's tint





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#540635 Clutch Release Bearing Squeak

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 04:24 PM

what type of squeek is it
is it the type your bed makes when uhh hmmm   :ph34r:   :ph34r:
or the type that new trainers sometimes make on certain floors   :rolleyes:   :rolleyes:

The type of squeak that the bed, cooker, kitchen table, and sofa makes😥

#540569 Focus Mk2 2009 Wind Passengers Side

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 12:38 PM

I just use the radio 😯🎶

#540562 Rusty Callipers

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 12:18 PM

in that case I'll paint me discs black too

can actually purchase black discs
link: http://www.ebcbrakes...2_307_34242.htm

#540556 Focus Mk2 2009 Wind Passengers Side

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 12:10 PM

I've just got a 2009 focus tdci and it sounds really windy from the passenger side all windows are fully up not sure if there is an issue its making me think it's been i a crash or something?

welcome to the Forum,
Perhaps fit some Team Heko wind deflectors

5 Door

3 Door

also maybe go to local Ford and request test drive of another model identical to yours to "feel the difference"
(if any)as Ford used to say themselves on advertising

#540533 Fiesta Tricks, Just For Fun

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 08:54 AM

Can view digital Speedo in Mph and kmh
also engine temp, gauge sweep that one is great for taking selfies at 240mph or whatever your Speedo limits out at
The gauge needles fly to the limit while parked
👍😀 #CheckmeOutYo

#540530 Rusty Callipers

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 08:45 AM