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#396930 New Member - Hiya Guys And Gals :)

Posted by Lenny on 13 August 2014 - 05:26 AM

haha, cheeky goat! so far I have 3 or 4 in there all the time and its not spontaneously combust so far....

:lol: sorry i couldnt resist this one the way it read in the sence that were all progressively learning.

#396837 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2014 - 08:18 PM

This could mean bluetooth feature plug & play. May need to do more finds in loom.
Sent from my GT-I9505 using Ford OC mobile app

Take time to research model numbers when purchasing the bluetooth module,
They all plug in to the same loom but there software compatibilitys are different,
Mondeo module wont function with focus stereo,
2005-2008 focus module wont function with voice control
You require a Bluetooth module to match the erea of stereo 2008-2011 in order to make use of all functions,
Regardless of what ebay sellers say or what car they say it came from, the model numbers never lye,
You need to find the model number which is compatable with your system.
Its all plug&play after that.

#396825 Water In Boot

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2014 - 07:46 PM

I open the boot today to see loads of water and I mean loads. I have like a litre of water in the boot. You can see water drops on the subwoofer, and on the parcel shelf . I was hit in the back by a f****** stupid !Removed!. I've got issues not of water in boot and the dash saying boot is open till u open it and close it abit more. The repair shop has said the boot lid looks ok but it don't feel in line when you run your fingers in the grooves. Is this a sign that my car is twisted and it's time to let it go?
The guy hit the car while it was stationary which is the worse. And he won't pay for it . He's hide his car so I carnt get his reg . And police don't care. He my neighbour as well.
Can anyone help I a temporary fix or is it best to sell the car?
Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Ford OC mobile app

A common problem on the focus mk2 and mk2.5 2005-2011 hatchback models is the boot leak,
This problem is caused by the seals on the bolts which hold the rear spoiler to the boot lid,

If you remove the rear spoiler,
Dry the area,
Apply bathroom silicone around the bolt holes exterior of the boot panel,
Refit the spoiler,
Job done,

Ive removed mine and sealed it prior to this common problem ever getting a chance to manifest itself,

This may not solve your specific issue however it is a known common fault with the design so worth considering.

Also check the tail light grommet seals.

#396823 Egr Blaking Plate Help

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2014 - 07:39 PM

Hi all
Have just fitted a EGR blanking plate on my 2008 tdci  2.0 Focus
And now keep getting the code P0490 ( Exhaust Gas Recirculation Control Circuit High)
Any help out there please ??

Have you tried resetting the error using an elm327 or diagnostic scanner?
Once an error is logged you need to remove it using a diagnostic scanner,
Given a couple of weeks the car learns to accept blanking is king and stops errors,

Was there another location further back stream where you could fit the blanking plate post sensors, before it reaches the pressure sensor,
When blanked all exhaust gasses flow out the exhaust,
They will however flow as far as the blanking plate but never recirculate when blanked,
If there is an option to fit the blanking plate further back in the pipeline before sensors this will eliminate high pressure build up around the sensor location,

#396815 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2014 - 07:26 PM

So Lenny, you got rid of Vicki's pink furry dice? :P

:lol: ah now they never exist in the first place: lol: never in my life will i hang furry dice or boxing gloves of any colour or size in my/ vickis car lol
Reminds me theres a boxing gloves air freshener still in the pack, stuck down back of the fridge in the kitchen, i threw them on top of kitchen unit and they fell down the back,
If my back wasnt killing me, id pull out the fridge and bin them,
Not me atall,

#396767 Advice?

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2014 - 05:33 PM

Hey guys, I've been looking around and have seen things like this: http://www.gumtree.c...-sub/1075971947
Advantages and disadvantages?
Also, I don't understand how the 'Watt' thing works if you go for a separate sub and amp.. complicated  :wacko:

Only disadvantage i can see is tinnitus,
I always went for a sub+amp combo aswell,

#396760 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2014 - 05:09 PM

Ive just been down shop purchased:
2 x Red
2 x black
2 x Yellow


#396725 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2014 - 02:01 PM

After searching almost two years for a red Angry Birds red to hang from the rear view mirror,
I finally found one surprisingly cheap and in the form of an official Angry Birds air freshener,
Various birds available:
Each has its own scent, if anyone else has also been longing for one of these i can purchase and despatch if required.




#396723 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2014 - 01:55 PM

Is this guide in a pdf format somewhere?

Sadly not yet mate,

#396295 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 10 August 2014 - 11:09 PM

Aaaaaaah where's the pics?

Its the 10GB Bandwidth has been exceeded on the photobucket account caused by content from my account being download by others which is cool by me as its all there to help, but photobucket want money from those who use there servers the most, as result they want $2.99 to give me 20GB Bandwidth for 30 days,

I expect the clock to reset on 01st September unless someone wants to send me $2.99USD via PayPal and pay the fees i can then reset it immediately,
If required my address is: leonard.woods@live.ie

I am working to eliminate this issue in the future,
Most of my guides are now also available to download in PDF format which doesn't become affected by photobucket at all,
The PDF can be download and printed making it easier to have in hand when following,
The guides that currently have a PDF version carry a link on the first post.
I am currently unable to continue the Post to PDF transition because my laptop has broken thus losing access to Microsoft Word software,
I currently log on using my Android based phone.

I apologise for any inconvenience caused during image down time however its choice of timing is out of my control.

#396001 Front Upper Grille Job - Focus St

Posted by Lenny on 10 August 2014 - 02:09 AM

Looks way better,

#395996 Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Oil On Top Of Engine

Posted by Lenny on 10 August 2014 - 12:54 AM

A common fault with the 1.6TDCi is leaking injectors,
Early diagnosis is king,
Refurbished injectors available on ebay but require ford diagnostic software to get them working on your engine,
They need to be programmed to your specific ecu,
So ford only job,
Ive not yet read the thread content here just te title but thats im input on the subject :lol:

#395993 Foot Well Lights Help!!

Posted by Lenny on 10 August 2014 - 12:42 AM

Thanks Lenny.
The 5 LEDS pods do look well at night. the light is very evenly distributed as well.
I go the mats of ebay as I needed some. I liked the way it had "FOCUS" printed on it.
heres the link
Get yourself a set lol!
I like your rear seat cover Lenny. I was thinking of getting one as our kids are wee messers in the back lol!
can you get one with just "FORD" on it? since my car isnt a zetec s I think it may look a bit outta place. what ya think?

i definitely will mate they have dropped around 40 pounds since the last time i looked th3m up around three years ago,
Great price now though, roll on Thursday :)

#395990 Foot Well Lights Help!!

Posted by Lenny on 10 August 2014 - 12:17 AM

As promised some pics of my finished installation on the foot wells and ignition ring.
Big thanks to Lenny who helped me on this.
I would highly recommend this Mod as its very effective and looks very OEM when finished.
awaiting the birdbath materials then I'm gonna give it a try.

looks fantastic mate,
Those 5 SMD pods look much better than the 3 smd pods ive got fitted to mine,
They dont make the 3 SMD pods anymore hence why i linked the five smd model but they spread the light much better than the three,
Tempted to upgrade those now myself,
Ignition ring and front footwell's are looking great too, i like the genuine ford matts aswell.
The bird bath illumination will compliment the footwells at night too.
I especially like the way it all fades on/off in time with locking/unlocking the car or start/stopping engine.




#395974 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 09 August 2014 - 10:41 PM

Hi guys.
Just thinking if anyone living in Ireland (North and Republic) would be interested in a meet somewhere in the Republic of Ireland at the end of August. All members welcome. Would be nice to finally meet other members in person.
Thoughts, ideas and recommendations would be appreciated :)

im interested mate be nice to get a group for photos