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#395646 Help A Newbie With First Modifications ?

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

Wow that's unreal MPG, I've only had mine 2 weeks but only had 2 days play as I'm on holiday at the minute. Mines showing 38 MPG, Stock says 52 but online it states real as 40.
I'm just cautious as it's still got 2 and 1/2 years warranty, not sure what to do, what can be done to make it quicker without voiding the warranty ?

blank the egr valve using a stainless steel blanking plate
Fit a green cotton performance induction filter (straight swap )see my guide for 10% discount
lowered suspension using ford supplied eibach springs,
drive it in the same direction the wind blows
Or stay in the slip stream behind trucks reduces force on the car makes it faster,
Reduce weight join RAC or AA roadside assistance then ditch the spare wheel kit as they will repair on road side,
Take a dump prior to driving long journeys reduces unnecessary weight saving fuel :)

#395641 Help A Newbie With First Modifications ?

Posted by Lenny on 08 August 2014 - 07:47 PM

Can't you now do something with the ECU to fool the system thinking the DPF is there ?
As I've said I'm new to all this, I've read that the removal of the DPF is illegal ? Would it not fail the emissions mot test ?

the MOT is visual inspection of the dpf,
You need to get the dpf cut open on the factory weld,
Hammer and chisel job removing dpf leaving catalistair inside,
Weld chamber back up on factory joint and refit to the car,

The ECU then gets remapped so theres no smoke or high emissions,
With dpf gone the exhaust gasses flow faster spinning the turbo faster reducing lag and increasing performance,
Along with egr blanking and induction filter you will see increased mpg,

The catalyst is still in the exhaust system to baffle the sound from the turbo so detecting dpf removal is impossible for MOT

Ive blanked egr, 2.5" cat back duplex exhaust, internally removed dpf, blanked egr, performance induction filter and ecu remapped passed my first ever MOT two weeks ago and my engine is a Euro 5 emissions vehicle :) 68.2MPG 35bhp over stock

#395608 Help A Newbie With First Modifications ?

Posted by Lenny on 08 August 2014 - 06:22 PM

Ford can tell if the map has been altered easily now

they couldn't tell on my mk2.5 :lol: i was waiting hoping they would charge me for Eloy's fluid or try tell me my dpf needed unblocked as my dpf is just an empty chamber lol cowboys

#395585 Burnt My Rear Valance Towing

Posted by Lenny on 08 August 2014 - 05:38 PM

Had a look but his show a hole through them
Found this one(UK). Looks the same but no hole

yeah mate much better with no hole,
Pointless fitting a blanking plate with a hole in it :wacko:
The one you've linked is spot on

#395540 What The Hell Is This ?

Posted by Lenny on 08 August 2014 - 04:09 PM

Well guys. I was just having a look at my spark plugs today and took the oil cap of the rocker cover and noticed some sort of marks inside. (See pics) attachicon.gifImageUploadedByFord OC1407510719.146691.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByFord OC1407510731.894643.jpg
Also I noticed droplets of water inside where the spark plugs go and a dust that looks like fine rust any idea what it is
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common problem exclusive to the 1.6 petrol focus,
Well happens all focus but only affects the 1.6 petrol engine,

The main issue is the seals around the washer jets have perished allowing water to leak in to the engine bay,
Due to the design of the 1.6 petrol the rain water leaks in through the ignition lead seals allowing water inside the rocker cover housing,
Some clear silicone under the washer jets on the bonnet to start mate,

#395470 Mondeo Mk3 Tdci - Any Other Upgrade Secrets?

Posted by Lenny on 08 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

What are the benefits of the green cotton filter Lenny, i used to put an Sti paper filter in my Subaru's and there was a definite performance improvement.
Never really considered any inductions upgrades on a diesel, I've never been one for dump valves and the like just subtle natural upgrades such as air filter and exhaust systems

nah dump valves do nothing for diesels mate,
Blanking the egr prevents exhaust gas Recirculation,
Preveting the induction system from being contaminated with carbon and oil becoming caked with carbon aswell,

After blanking the engine gets 100% induction from the atmosphere through the air filter,
Green Cotton Induction filters are free'er flowing capable of meeting engine demands, there also hand built resulting in no glue spreading over the filter surface
See my guides on blanking egr and filter upgrade on 1.6tdci same principals apply to your mondeo tge technical details and advantages are the same regardless of engine size,
The suppliers in my guides can supply specific parts for your engine too, so you can avail of the 10% discount too.

Egr blanking info:

Induction filter upgrade info:

#395322 What's This?

Posted by Lenny on 08 August 2014 - 01:06 AM

Can anyone tell me what these are - I have one under each front seat, they were just lying there (not connected to anything) when I got the car. I have searched all over the internet but still don't know what they are?
Thanks in advance!

these are part of the climate control heating and cooling distribution system allowing air to be directed on to the feat of the back seat passengers aswell as drying out the rear mats in wet conditions.
RS on this part translates to "Right Side" meaning its from under the drivers seat (RHD vehicle).

Looks like a multi-barrelled pea shooter to me...
I've only got one :( and it's sitting in a box just across the room :(
I tend to leave a few bits and bobs in my rear footwell and everytime I do, instead of moving it out of THAT footwell, careless feet just push it all under the seat further and knock the !Removed! vent off! One day I might try and get another one and fit them both...

here are the part numbers Ian :)
passenger Side: FINIS 1318163
Drivers Side: FINIS 1318164


#395321 Advice?

Posted by Lenny on 08 August 2014 - 12:42 AM

Hey guys,
I love the speakers in my mk2 focus estate, they're stock, but much better than my old 1996 clio :lol:
The thing is, I wouldn't mind a smidge more lower end noise - bass...
I'm not one of these people that drives round with all my windows down and bass booming, nor do fancy taking up my boot or removing rear seats with a big sub... So I don't need anything 'wikkid massssiv!'.. :D
...sooo I'm looking for any tips on anything 'small' or discreet,  ideas, tips, etc.
Also how easily are these things to remove regularly if for instance it's in my boot and I want to transport things etc..
Thanks all..

Hi mate,
A sub is a very easy install in the focus well easier than most,
Because you already have a 12V positive feed behind the boot panel on the drivers side:
Meaning you dont need to run a 12v positive the length of the car from the battery,

See Hassen's build:

He has purchased a custom built box which is designed to sit in to the space behind the passenger side wheel arch in the boot taking up minimal space,
There are also plug&socket adaptors available on the market, i had one before from VIBE was a case of unpluging one single block close to the sub and out she comes no messin atall,

See hassen's build there for links to supplier and all that,
Any questions hassen or myself can help,

Another option is an under seat sub,
Basically a 10" flat sub around 1" thick has built in amp fits under the seat and does the same job as one in the boot,
you would need to remove the air duct feeding to rear footwell but not a big job to do that neither its just a plastic snorkle,
Caraudiodirect.co.uk are a good stockest at sound good prices (see what i did there :) )

Heres my first car done the sound install myself :lol:


#395292 Guide For Fitting Daytime Running Lights Focus Mk2.5

Posted by Lenny on 07 August 2014 - 09:38 PM

Roger that. Thanks for the info.
Just need the chuffing car now. Inheritance is a pain in the seat meat to get sorted!
Oh my. That is rather sexual looking!!
Yep, I want to put switch in as well. Thinking about it actually, the DRL's on some of the taller cars are vicious to be on the receiving end of. 

sorry to hear of your lost loved one mate,
Will be nice when you get them fitted.
Cree H11 are good match for the fog lights aswell,
If you have any problems on install contact Preee or myself be happy to advise
Ive had my parking bulbs fitted almost two years and there still going strong,
They come in black or chrome sleeve to blend in to the headlight
Heres a link: http://m.ebay.co.uk/...8190?nav=SEARCH
Here's some pictures there very stealthy










#395276 Does Anyone Else Get This Urge/temptation?

Posted by Lenny on 07 August 2014 - 09:12 PM

I have the urge whenever I see another Mk2.5 Focus in Avalon lol
I followed one for a good mile or more, but he never waved back :'(

did you follow them because they didn't wave back at you?
continuously waving as you tailgated them smiling :lol:

#395258 Does Anyone Else Get This Urge/temptation?

Posted by Lenny on 07 August 2014 - 08:21 PM

I drive a mk2 ford focus estate and whenever I see another mk2 focus and especially if it's an estate, I get the urge to flash the lights or wave at them as if to say "hey, I have a focus too..." or "Look we both have the same!" 
I've never done it, but I fear that one day when I'm a little tired or something, I'm gonna wave like an idiot at someone who is going to be left wondering what the hell is going on..
Anyone else had this with their Mondeo, Focus, Fiesta, etc etc? Or am I the only weirdo...?

im the same as you mate,
When im in the focus and see other focus drivers or modified focus i wave,
But if i was an BMW driver id have to stick up my fingers instead at all other !Removed!'s on the road that drive bmw's aswell

#395207 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 07 August 2014 - 07:05 PM

Poor lenny yours sounded like a right mess, mine was the opposite of everything you said, it was a basic model no power steering but it did have headlight buzzer.
Mine was great timing belt had its first change at 80,000 lol mechanic was shocked beyond believe.
It was really a great car maybe I got lucky
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#395176 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 07 August 2014 - 06:03 PM

Nicely done Lenny. See you got the one in white. I got the one in Black to match my car. The disc holder is quite neat I must say and looks durable. Was a doddle to stick on after cleaning the glass. I put mine top left of the windscreen, out of the field of view. I must get the discount card as I keep forgetting it. Which Halfords did you go to? Think the one I used most of the time is the Carrickmines one in Dublin. 
Btw, love Mr. Price! Reasonable prices, especially for cards and arts and crafts for little ones :)

I went to Halfords in Wexford Town today because i ha( to go to the County Council Office's to tax the car aswell because it was 7 days overdue :lol:
its all good now though :)

Mr. Price has some good deals on Turtle was Ice kits, sadly im not fit to wax the car with my ongoing back condition,
I did pick up some wedding decorations and banners though pretty cheap too.
I usually go to Halfords in CarrickMines aswell :) kids go to Smyth's my parking spot is always underground at Harvey Normans along the left wall,

Anyways back to topic
The disc holder i purchased is magnetic type with a white interior but &as a silver backing and black surround which sticks to the glass.




Now fitted in place,
I also purchased these plastic parking ticket clips from New Zealand on eBay for penny's a few years back, i had to remove the old one to allow room for the longer holder so I've used up the last one today,
I use it to hold a DMB business card at all times then slide in relevant parking display tickets as required useful especially on windy days :)




#395090 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 07 August 2014 - 01:34 PM

Lol. So you still space 29cents? Not bad going and you get to have a bit of peace and quiet tonight then. Lol.
Mind you I haven't seen Vicki on here for ages. You haven't tied her up in the boot have you? Lol
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no chance :lol: she's 6 months pregnant now, wouldn't fint in to it,
She got a finger wagging on here from moderation regarding content as did i myself shir ive two warnings, but after the finger wagging she's decided not to log on anymore,
Her email is clearyvictoria@yahoo.ie if you wish to contact :)
she says she was at FordFair 2014 but in the neighbouring field with no cars and wearing a black sheep costume :lol:

#395063 Exciting News! Ford Owners Club Halfords Discount Cards Now Available...

Posted by Lenny on 07 August 2014 - 12:29 PM

Just been to Halfords in Ireland
Purchased a tax,insurance and NCT disc holder and some Holts windscreen wipes to clean the glass prior to fitting the holder,


I produced my Halfords Discount card, they accepted it after checking with the Manager whom apologised for the delay and said he never saw one of those before,
I said I'm the first in Ireland to have one thanks to fordownersclub.com :)
Saved €1.78euro in Halfords today,
So i went next door to Halfords and purchased a packet of ear plugs from "Mr. Price" with the savings to drowned out the missus when i get home after she finds out I've been to Halfords,


Thanks very Much Steve and James for the card,
Group Hug.... :)