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#440110 Rear End Sliding Easily?

Posted by Lenny on 29 December 2014 - 09:10 AM

I must check my dash cam footeage from yesterday
Main road wasn't gritted atall,
Tempature was -7 during the night and -3 at time of driving,
I was doing 50-60kmh anything faster and car began to sway lile a pendulum,

Boy racer overtakes me in his blue Seat Leon with 4 of his buddies on board,
I made the sign of the cross at him as he passed.

Disappeared in to the distance pushing on,
Then i get around the corner to see low and behold its the blue leon buried in the barier and all five out examining the damage,
I can't type the words that were coming out of my mouth.

Edit: I've found the videos uploading now,
Ok as you will see the BMW in front has a skid and desides to pull over for a bit,
The Leon behind me surly saw the BMW skid aswell but learned nothing from it,
I forgot i hadn't switched off the sound recording on the system lol

#440095 Mk2.5 Tdci Focus Zetec

Posted by Lenny on 29 December 2014 - 06:45 AM

Haha lenny that would be quicker and more fun haha, yeah let me know when you come to sell it mate, and ill have it off you if i havent already got one, many thanks and let me know about anything else your selling
Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

:lol: will do mate,
It's been bonded to the car using 3M sticky foam pad strip :rolleyes:
Despite me presenting the body shop with two tubes of grey tiger seal at the time of fitting,
The only tiger sealed parts are the side skirts,
This is why ive already sold the front lip and plan to fit ST front and rear bumpers because there one piece no bonding required.
I could change body shop but his work is fantastic and sprayed the whole kit for 450 inc. Fitting.
Can't complain, only other items i have for sale are MDF panels for mounting amps in the boot compartment as saw in my sub install guide here:
I've no plans to sell anything else other than those and the rear diffuser, id sell it now but if i did the duplex exhaust would look super weird :lol:

#440024 Mk2.5 Tdci Focus Zetec

Posted by Lenny on 28 December 2014 - 07:45 PM

That sounds an easier way of doing it Lenny!

That's how im gonna do it next time when changing bumper to ST :)

#440015 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 28 December 2014 - 07:33 PM

I'm ordering my JX500/1d amplifier tomorrow night for £150 off eBay (will put link here later)
Along with a 2 farad boss capacitor just incase for ?£25?
(will put link here later)
And some more cable
And 2 vibe fast plugs 9.99 each
)will put link here later)
I will mount the capacitor on the large sloped surface on the top of the sub enclosure, hopefully it will fit! :)
I've also got some 16gauge wire to connect the rear speakers to my amp :)

Looking forward to seeing them fitted mate.

Hahaha! Take it she wasn't very happy when you left then?
Talking of your back, how is it at the moment? Getting better for your big install next year hopefully? :)
Must've been gutting not to get to play with Lego! I mean, build the palace with your daughter!
One thing I always look forward to is building Lego with my younger brothers & sister on Christmas Day
Child at heart! Ahahah

She was happy when i left but slowly became bitter&twisted as time went on :lol: i got home picked up kids and went to Halfords to pick up some ring terminal connectors 2.75 minus forum discount 2.47 :lol:

Got home and find I've been given a Halfords Gift Voucher from the brother in law for Christmas ugh gutted could have saved me cash.

I don't like disappointing the kids when i say ill do something i will,
Vicki reminded me while playing Harry Chapin "cats in the cradle and the silver spoon " tune on her phone _he says "remember daddy said he would build Cinderella lego castle with ya"

My backs been more/less pain free past 4 weeks, I'm off medication unless its bad,
Got nerve injection in two weeks time,
Ill be back to the project in coming weeks.

#440004 Mk2.5 Tdci Focus Zetec

Posted by Lenny on 28 December 2014 - 07:05 PM

cheers lenny was going to have a go this morning but the cold one ha ha

Tie a rope to a fence or pole,
Tie opposite end to the grill,
Get in car,
Put it reverse while reving,
Quickly slip left foot off clutch,
Job done :)

#439862 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 28 December 2014 - 07:35 AM

I didn't get out of bed till 11 Lenny! Only my second day off In over a month and what a day it's been!
4:30.... You must've had a wonderful, energy filled day! Haha :) how's the little man doing?
HopeSHanta brought you everything you asked for! Did Vicki get the hint about the TORQ socket set? ;)

If she got me the torx screwdriver set then its buried in my back :lol: i had to leave the family at 19:00 on Christmas day to attend a wake 328km from home of my sister's mother-in-law whom was a very descent and traditional country woman, worked the farm all her life always baked her own bread in Stanely Range and christmas pudding took 5 days with specific tweaking etc, i have huge respect for that generation of people whom are an evermore dying breed of individuals so i didn't get to build Cinderella lego palace with my eldest daughter yet but im returning home today.

Tadhg is doing well now thank God he's gone up in weight from 6-10 pounds.
Have a picture of him in santa suit on my build thread.

#439520 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 25 December 2014 - 12:31 PM

thanks for the update lenny .
merry Christmas & happy new year to you Vicky and the baby.
look forward to the updates in the new year

Thanks Barry,
Merry Christmas mate,
Managed to get the USB socket kit installed yesterday before santa arrived,
Ive updated the DVR install guide last night see link:



Didn't get it fully wired though,
As i only had one crimp ring terminal left in my inventory,
I used a new crimp pliers which were more powerful than im used to :rolleyes:
Split the ring terminal in half and made baby Jesus Cry,
Sped round to three motorfactors at 16:00 yesterday to purchase a replacement ring terminal but all closed,
So ill complete it at weekend.

Tadhg is in full support today y'all


#439519 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 25 December 2014 - 12:21 PM

Just want to wish everybody that's been following this topic A Merry Christmas & a happy new year! Don't drink & drive!! Enjoy your mods sober!

Happy Christmas Kieran,
What time were you up at?
Im up since 04:30am yeahhhh!!! Santaaaa

#439374 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 24 December 2014 - 10:26 AM

Christmas Eve Update:

Well literally just in the door this morning :)

Special thanks to Dave at AutoStar shop on EBay my number one supplier of quality automotive electrical equipment.
Also top respect to the man in the Nightline Van @parcelmotel for making today's update possible

So what's in the box,
Well I've tidied up me eBay watch list by purchasing all items required from AutoStar.


The DVR system installation can now be finalised and guide completed thanks to the arrival of the USB socket kit and piggy back fuse adaptor which plugs in to fuse number F100 on the top left corner of the neighbouring fuse board allowing power flow to the DVR System only when engine is active.

Link USB kit: http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

Link Piggy back fuse: http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT




Other items purchased are :
4 metres of twin core 10amp cable
Link to 10Amp Cable (sold in lots of 2M): http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT


plan to route it from centre console to the inside of the boot door in spring when the car is stripped,

No idea what this cable will be used for yet but good idea to install when car is stripped and the boot door is one place that doesn't have any ignition live feeds to splice in to,
Could also be used as audio feed who knows,
Maybe an electronic reg plate curtain :lol:

And finally some non adhesive 19mm loom tape:
Link to 19mm non adhesive loom tape: http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT


Ideal for spiraling along a group of audio or power cables when routing them down the body of the car,
Non adhesive makes is so much easier to work with at a later date too.

That's the Christmas Eve update finished, thank you all for following throughout the year,
Happy Christmas and New Years,
Progress is set to continue at the middle to end of January onwards.

#439352 Guide: Fitting Dual Camera Dvr System Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5

Posted by Lenny on 24 December 2014 - 06:49 AM

You never know what you might see on your Dash Cam :)


I was up visiting family over Christmas,
Went to fetch a Jacket from my brothers car and got met by a truck on the cross roads whom had no concern for oncoming traffic atall :lol:

#439351 Sat Nav Unit Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 24 December 2014 - 06:26 AM

Some pretty good tips there cheers!
Lenny didn't realise the bluetooth module was worth that kind of money...good to know before I decide to start selling it :) 
Dee have you any pictures of what you you modified your aux socket just to try get an idea of how I'm going to do this
Next step now really is to decide which headunit to go for :D

No problem mate,
All bits you no longer need see my guide here showing what can be sold when going aftermarket:

Here's my aux ports:


I removed the 12V socket and replaced it with USB and 3.5mm Aux
You can then easily fit the 12v socket in the boot compartment as the loom is already there see guide:

I had planned to purchase the genuine Ford centre console panel with has a pocket to hold an ipod,
But it doesn't hold the iPhone because the door wont close:

Genuine Ford pocket:


Instead i purchased this pocket from HongKong will do the same job :)




The cables to connect the Aux ports are also available in 0.5M length to avoid clutter:



#439136 My Ford Focus Mk2 Tdci

Posted by Lenny on 23 December 2014 - 03:39 PM

Not really relevant but just putting the information out there...
The fiesta mk6 takes a T50 to remove the seats :)

Also just putting it out there: saw a nice kit of torx head socket set in Woodies DIY today for 25 euro
Nice mini wrench and torx from 5 up to 55 :)
Will vickiW see this thread hmmmm.. :lol:

#438988 My Ford Focus Mk2 Tdci

Posted by Lenny on 23 December 2014 - 07:51 AM

t 30 I think

thanks mate,
Don't worry if it's wrong ill only blaguard your name all over the internet :)

#438868 Got My Focus Remapped Today

Posted by Lenny on 22 December 2014 - 09:13 PM

I emailed MFK Auto Car today and they said they would do a DPF removal for €325 for me since I already got a remap and they would also do the EGR valve included while I was there. 
Looks like they did a very tidy job on your car which is the key of getting it done really.
I was always against the idea of removing the DPF incase of the NCT but once they do a decent job they shouldn't know the difference, and your Focus and wallet will thank you down the line :)
Brilliant stuff man, I'll crack open a cold beer and those videos should keep me entertained for awhile anyway :)

I was of the same opinion regarding dpf and nct,
Took alot of emailing around to find a place that would cut it open and refit it like nothing ever happened to it,
Thanks to MFK for doing it this way.
Can't argue with that price neither there a good company to deal with.

Theres also the gramps build series of mighty car mods also good viewing :lol:

#438724 Got My Focus Remapped Today

Posted by Lenny on 22 December 2014 - 01:13 PM

Thanks Lenny, MFK Autocare is actually who remapped the car for me. I told them I would be up to their location in Westmeath in the New Year to get my DPF removed at some point. Do you know do they have a rolling road at their own garage?
I actually blanked my EGR valve about 2 weeks ago using your guide (very good write up by the way!) but I didn't notice any difference with the car after doing it (maybe the EGR wasn't in bad condition in the first place?) I forgot to tell Mathew I had the EGR blanked until after he had mapped and he said that's a pity because he would of mapped it slightly different knowing that.
I also have a K & N air filter fitted two weeks ago aswell.
I'm assumimg that if I get the DPF removed the car will need to be remapped again?...Would the DPF have any effect on turbo lag do you know?
A few cars ago I had a 1.9TDI 130bhp Passat and it seemed to have absolutely no turbo lag whatsoever which made it extremely easy to drive...I know it's a different car and different engine but hoping to reduce the lag as much as possible

Matthew is sound fella, remapped my focus aswell as dpf removal,
They have some awesome stuff at the workshop


But no rolling road,
There is a remote stretch outside the workshop though :)

Removing the dpf will increase performance as the increased gas flow will allow the turbo to spool quicker,

You should have felt a small increase in power after blanking egr, seems your dpf is pretty clogged,
You should see a great deal of difference once removed.

They will remap it again after removing the dpf so you can remind him of the egr being blanked then too.

The cost for dpf removal includes remap so there's no hidden surprises,
I found them very professional, i wouldn't let anyone work on my focus,
I drove 106km to have those specific guys work there magic,
And again 148km to Souhan.ie to have them fit the exhaust.

If you don't mind me asking, how much did the remap cost in the end? In a few months time, I will email them to get a quote for remap+dpf removal. I will take out the tuning box then and probably sell it. 

Cant put a price on perfection mate Tell em lenny sent ya, ;)