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#511229 Focus Tdci Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 11 August 2015 - 11:20 AM

Great thank you.
Do fordpartsuk just sell the parts if they get them in? I don't know if it's just me being stupid but I can't seem to find any except for the focus rs mk1 for the actual bracket that needs bolting onto the frame.

Fordpartsuk.com will supply any parts your require,
Just contact them via email thats how i purchased mine,
They accept paypal etc.
The number written within the pink line in above image is the part number.
Bracket numbers
Then two rubber exhaust mounts

#511191 Focus Tdci Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 11 August 2015 - 09:04 AM

How much were the ST exhaust hangers from ford? Just costing everything up for when buying the exhaust.

I think the four items were a total of 34 pounds,
Purchased from fordpartsuk.com


You will also need some M6 bolts and nylon insert lock nuts,
Not sure what length because exhaust place fitted them,
Maybe M6x40 would be enough then cut to lengty,
Will need four bolts and nuts to mount brackets to chassis.

#511190 Focus Tdci Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 11 August 2015 - 09:01 AM

#511176 Just Turned My Diesel Mk2 Focus Into An St Rep, Now I'm Stuck On The Dash?

Posted by Lenny on 11 August 2015 - 08:22 AM

Ok. I may give it a go this weekend
Fingers crossed
Thanks for the info

No problem,
Start with cutting small then offer up the pod surround to trial fit,
Trim it out to size, this way you don't take away too much,
If fitting aftermarket gauges; see my guide on fitting an auto dimming relay reduces glare at night.
Link: http://www.fordowner...-gauges-or-drl/

#511148 Focus Tdci Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 11 August 2015 - 07:17 AM

Looking at maybe getting some boost pipes. Will the focus st225 ones fit or are the pipe sizes completely different?

Sadly there's no "off the shelf" upgrade intercooler pipes available for the 1.6TDCi focus,
I've been searching for years in hope that someone else had done the foot work and now there's a company with a template but no joy.

I should have done it back when my focus was off the road for a few months in 2012.

You see;
In order to get the custom or even colour coded hoses, a 1.6TDCi focus owner would need to remove existing pipes and send them to a company such as Samco,
Samco will then replicate the hoses either in the same size or larger diameter.

Another option would be to purchase the focus 1.6TDCi hoses cheap from breakers and send those off to be replicated,

Ideally the upgrade process would be slightly larger diameter hoses,
Using as much steel piping as possible to reduce flexing as much as possible with gradual mandrel bends to optimise flow.

I've made a great leap in research last month I've found a UK based company called NB Styling
Link: http://www.nbstyling.../store/?pCat=16

They sell a lot of upgrade products for the diesel engines even a hybrid turbo for the 1.4TDCi bring it up to 125bhp :lol:

I've purchased an oil catch tank kit from them built specific for the 25mm breather pipe of the 1.6TDCi engine,
This item is just as important as blanking the egr valve.
The oil catch tank prevents oil from entering the induction chamber and filling up your intercooler.
Link: http://www.nbstyling...k/store/?pID=23

See fitting guide here:

Also see mightycarmods video below:

#511103 Just Turned My Diesel Mk2 Focus Into An St Rep, Now I'm Stuck On The Dash?

Posted by Lenny on 10 August 2015 - 11:23 PM

Thanks for reply. I've already had a ganders at your post on making the pod gauges.
I'm a little put off cutting it in the car as I really don't fancy all the mess ha ha.
Is the rubber soft enough to cut with a knife ?

Its soft enough to cut with a stanley blade, but risk of slipping to far across dash,
Id drill a hole then use hack saw blade less mess,
I made more of a mess than necessary mainly because it was going on camera :)

#511094 Just Turned My Diesel Mk2 Focus Into An St Rep, Now I'm Stuck On The Dash?

Posted by Lenny on 10 August 2015 - 10:44 PM

Hi guys, I'm quite new to the forum as I've only posted once before.
I've recently made my pre facelift focus mk2 diesel into a full ST replica. The last thing I need to do is fit the pod & gauges in the centre of the dash. ( I'm aware they won't work )
Now my focus has not had the pocket cut in from factory & id rather not cut into it myself.
However I've also got a scrap focus titanium with me that does have this dash pocket fitted, so I was wondering how easy this would be to swap my dash over or at least the top half of the dash ?.
If possible.

You may like to view my full list of guides including the ST pod can be viewed on my profile page:
If your using the forum App follow this link: http://www.fordowner...-lennys-guides/


That's the WoW :o factor rite there man :lol: take a selfie at 140mph upload along with the tacograph readout
"heres my face at 4G running 2 bar boost"

#511052 Air Filter Assembly Differences Between A Mk2 And Mk2.5 On A 1.6 Ti-but

Posted by Lenny on 10 August 2015 - 08:54 PM

Watch out J K Rowling, there's competition coming!:lol:

Now edited to include pictures ;)

#510984 Air Filter Assembly Differences Between A Mk2 And Mk2.5 On A 1.6 Ti-but

Posted by Lenny on 10 August 2015 - 06:55 PM

And this little Focus went bbbbrrrppp tisssshhhhh all the way home!:lol:

Who would have thought the big bad wolf was also a Ricer in a V-Tec Civic huffin and puffin because he didn't have turbo for a dump valve.


The three little pigs had a GTi Golf with of course a piggy back ECU system,

The BB wolf dropped by there garage to call em out on a drag racing for pinks,
Was mouthing off sayin his civic would smoke em like a pound of Bacon.


Pigs won em by 17 seconds on the quarter mile,
But soon after got a smack in the chops
From the po lease for racing on public road.

#510857 Air Filter Assembly Differences Between A Mk2 And Mk2.5 On A 1.6 Ti-but

Posted by Lenny on 10 August 2015 - 01:18 PM

Youve got to love Lenny and his photo library!:lol:

And my kids still prefer there mothers bedtime stories :lol:
Can you believe that!!

#510841 Air Filter Assembly Differences Between A Mk2 And Mk2.5 On A 1.6 Ti-but

Posted by Lenny on 10 August 2015 - 12:16 PM

Thanks for commenting on the work we do,
The feedback is much appreciated,
My build thread can be viewed here:
And my list of links to modification guides here: http://www.fordowner...-lennys-guides/

I have some findings to add to the thread regarding Green and K&N induction filters.
I understand the engine in discussion is a naturally aspirated 1.6 petrol,

But id like to add some info from my own experience with a 1.6 Turbo Diesel running a cylinder style induction filter.

On my particular engine,
The Green Cotton Performance induction filter has been a great improvement over stock,

Here we are in terms of evolution:

Stock filter:



I then upgrade to Green Cotton Performance induction filter:



Findings were a great improvement compared to stock induction filter,
Saved me money on service by not having to pay ford to change it,
MPG increased by 4km per litre
Transition between gears was much smoother.

I then had the dpf gutted, ECU remapped and found the induction struggling a bit when cruising in 4th or 5th gear and put the foot to floor the boost would start to chug baring in mind turbo is forced induction it sucks in air for compression at a greater rate than naturally aspirated

"Insert video"

I then put some holes in the induction lid to aid intake




This modification to the lid helped feed more air in at 1.5bar Boost but it didn't completely solve it chu chu effect
So i assumed it was down to the stock intercooler needing to be upgrade,
Didn't happen unless i was at full throttle in 4th or 5th gear which was only when overtaking.

The Green Cotton Performance induction filter then reached the end of its life,
It was either purchase a cleaning kit or a K&N57s


I went for the K&N57s kit,
The K&N filter has more oil on it compared to the Green Cotton Induction when it came out of the box brand new


The K&N E-9289 induction filter isint a bigger cylinder than the stock or Green induction filter,
The K&N E-9289 has more pleates than the Green meaning it utilises the circumference of the cylinder much better resulting in greater induction aswell as greater filtration.


It is possible to purchase the K&N E-9289 without the K&N57s induction lid,
The E-9289 will fit comfortably inside the stock induction box lid.

The K&N E-9289 also boasts a side induction port,


This provides direct cold air induction from behind the headlight in to the filter,
Some people assumed this was unfiltered air being taken in through the side,
Id like to point out that on inside view of the cylinder; the side induction is infact an inverted mushroom filter built in to the cylinder.


My findings are:
The K&N has increased engine response to the point where the chu chu experience has been eliminated,
It provides an induction sound much the same as a sand blaster machine.
My fuel consumption has gone up by 1km per litre over Green resulting in 24km per litre.

Again now i know naturally aspirated engines don't require quite as much mass air flow and the main discussion is regarding a naturally aspirated petrol engine.
Still i thought id take some time to document findings and to say a final word:

If i had a 1.6 petrol id fit a K&N induction filter either a K&N57i or a panel filter aswell as some NGK Iridium spark plugs and an oil catch tank between the crank case breather and induction pipe.

#510604 Eve, It's Time For A Face Lift (mk2 Focus Zetec Climate 2.0)

Posted by Lenny on 09 August 2015 - 03:02 PM

Steering stalk looks sweet,
You need a modified elm327 cable to activate cruise control,
I can send you a loan of mine, with a self addressed return envelope if you would prefer not to purchase your own.

#510544 Focus Tdci Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 09 August 2015 - 09:41 AM

As soon as I've got it fitted I will post some pictures.
Awesome, thanks for the info, will make sure I keep them spotless

In the long run a spray bottle of Muc off and a steam gun will keep em clean used once per month,
AutoSol with keep them coated from day one though.

Just be sure when purchasing the exhaust that it is the diesel version as the mufflers are different between petrol and diesel.

#510521 Reverse Camera Fitted.

Posted by Lenny on 09 August 2015 - 08:07 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. Im loving the camera works great. Just got all the stuff for the father in-laws car from ebay under £30 for everything. ;) Andy.

Your SO money Supermarket Andy ;)

#510512 Reverse Camera Fitted.

Posted by Lenny on 09 August 2015 - 07:36 AM

I was in Halfords last Friday purchasing a bottle of Comma ESP DOT 4 clutch & brake fluid,
While in the que,
I overheard a conversation between a staff member and a customer with an Audi A4
The customer wanted to fit a reverse camera but didn't have a supporting headunit,
Halfords brought out a catalogue from under the counter and tried to sell him a full bells and whistles headunit with satnav, which would also require a dash conversion kit and iso adaptor cables, plus you would need this adaptor cable or you would lose your factory sub....

I was thinking to myself "not a chance that's going to happen"
I felt sorry for the customer whom became disillusioned at the level of items halfords would require him to purchase in order to have the facility of a reverse camera,

The customer came to the conclusion that a rear bumper sprayed and fitted from Audi would be half the cost of having them install the kit there offering.

That is now one individual whom has been badly educated by a retailer because Halfords don't sell "stand alone" reversing camera systems such as Mr.Grumpy has fitted with fantastic results for a fraction of the cost.
It pays greatly to be a part of online forums and to shop online.

Out of interest go to your local halfords and see for yourself how much they will charge you to have a reverse camera in your car.