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#322731 2010 Focus What Headlights??

Posted by Lenny on 17 January 2014 - 08:55 AM

Hi guys, I've got a 2010 focus zetec, and I need some new bulbs but when I went to get some they asked if they were HID or XENON.
Now to be completely honest I haven't got a clue what they are and was wondering if anybody on here could help?
Thanks in advance guys 


!Removed! hell are they idiots were you went clearly must be 2010 focus zetec has standard bulbs xenon wasnt halfords was it lol

Hi Emma,
The bulbs you require are:

H7 low beam
H1 high beam
H11 front fog lights
T10 front parking bulbs.

I went to my local halfords before and requested "body kit adhesive"
I was hoping to get two tubes of tiger seal,
But no :lol: they presented me with a 30ml yes 30ml tube of plastic glue,
I want body kit adhesive for a full size real car, its a real car with a full body kit,
How many 30ml tubes will that take,
I really wanted to tell them off, but I couldn't stop laughing at the stupidity

#322694 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 17 January 2014 - 05:42 AM

lol... nice!

was thinking of purchasing this one for the rear :D



29 next week & he's out in the rain with all my towels & hello kitty hairdryer playing with stickers!! !

Stop reminding me im almost in the same age catagory as you now... :unsure:

this time 12 years ago i was out in all sorts of weather with a hot ride aswell,

now its the cars turn luv :lol:

That's dedication for you :D


Hardcore dedication since 2009 its only rain.

Some old habits just "Stick" bahaha ;)


#322602 Egr Valve?

Posted by Lenny on 16 January 2014 - 09:42 PM

^ One of the greatest replies I have ever stumbled across


!Removed! nora lenny, did you already have a bad morning before writing that lmao..... totally 1000% in agreement with everything you said lenny. B) B)


U the man Lenny a+ brilliant haha


+1 that brighened up my day :D

Thanks guys,
Id just like to add this note to keep things equal on the forum;
My response is my personal opinion, I'm glad others agree and find it amusing, its always good to brighten peoples day but it is never my intent to make fun at the expence of others, in this case it just happens to have turned out that way ;)
Thanks for agreeing though,
I know many of you guys have genuinly got alot of experience in mechanics and it is for that reason great to see you supporting my opinions on blanking the egr.
I treat people how they treat others and in this case it required some arrogance.
Kind Regards,
Lenny ;)

#322590 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 16 January 2014 - 09:31 PM

I thought it was 5 per sticker?

:lol: to be honest i havent took it for a test drive since fitting mate,
Could be 5bh per sticker, good job its one one each side or the car would be pulling to one side caused by single sided +5bhp torque steer ;)

Pffttt, only 5? attachicon.gifImageUploadedByFord OC1389906789.533889.jpg


#322423 Egr Valve?

Posted by Lenny on 16 January 2014 - 01:33 PM


Hi john,
Welcome to the forum,
Take some time out to research the forum rules and follow them by introducing yourself in the "newbie section"
I notice if you filled the vehicle description out correctly on your profile correctly; you drive an ST understandably its not a modern diesel engine so your personal concern over egr blanking of your own vehicle is non existent.
Moving on from this mate; ford didn't design the modern diesel engines which they have fittted to there cars ;) which half of your life did you spend being the mechanic ?
My guess is; youve spent the first half
And now spending the second half being an arrogant !Removed! hole
The diesel engines ford now use with the exemption of the 1.8tdci are. Citroen Peugeot engines,
Ford head puffin a cigar got on the phone too gas monkey "gimmie cheap diesel engine that's economical, we'll sort the body just gimme something cheap with high mpg" they don't care about long term reliability that doesn't make money as I'm sure you as a mechanic yourself are well aware; fix it right the first time they won't be back motto.

Take a seat for this one; your ST engine.. its a Volvo mate, not a ford designs engine neither, has the inlet penillum split on you yet? Due at around 25,000 research that as it applies to your motor directly.
Aswell as the headlight washer jet covers known to depart from the body at 5,000 upwards,

Now on diesel engines the egr valve recirculates waste gasses in to the induction system instead of 100% clean air, this is in a bid to create an engine that wins stars on the European sales market for fuel efficiency and lowest in class emissions,
They want to sell, sell, sell, they no longer care about reliability.
The recirculation of waste gases is proven to contaminate the oil with excessive levels of carbon thus blocking oil feed pipes to the turbo causing turbo failure and excessive engine wear,
If I was a car manufacturer or a mechanic Id be all in favour of the egr and agents blanking it,
Because as a car manufacturer or a mechanic Id be making more money replacing blown turbos, blocked oil feed pipes, contaminated induction systems and carbon caked oil sumps.
But since I'm not either, as an independent road user and daily driver of an egr equipped vehicle I have done my research and decided the best option for me with my car is to blank the egr valve and prolong the life of my 32,000euro four wheeled investment.
I'm speaking from experience with diesel engine and from my experience buddy when it comes to egr blanking and understanding its functionality your speaking from your anal passage.

Typical mechanic too,
Opting to change the glow plugs when in discussion about working on a completely different part of the car :lol:
Any chance your a ford mechanic?
They changed my whole pollen filter housing when changing the pollen filter,

I'm not here to convince anyone to do anything,
I'm talking from personal experience and sharing that with others.
The ford mechanics don't design the cars, the he ford mechanic agreed with me on banking the egr,
He doesn't drive a ford body or Peugeot engine, he drove a Daewoo,
Again his personal experience added to my own personal experience and research after all he's servicing the things every day, he doesn't design them but he sees the wear and tare and with that knowledge he agreed yes blanking egr is most certainly the thing to do for lower carbon contamination.


#322416 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 16 January 2014 - 01:10 PM

MCM <3

:lol: I've just added 5bhp to the Levin BZR






#322322 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 16 January 2014 - 05:36 AM


small envelope came in the post yesterday morning from Australia Mate!!

Sweet :D

although VickiC says " I hope you got them for the Levin!''

of course i did luv, for the bottom sill line of the rear side windows as soon as a dry day comes in the weather


Check-It-Out Yall









#322321 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 16 January 2014 - 05:31 AM

Haha don't worry! Few of my mates are die hards in the TOC.. Here's a pic of one of their GTs, attachicon.gifImageUploadedByFord OC1389758846.448371.jpg Nicest one on Ireland as the story goes!

looks mint,

nice shine off it too, im not mad on the rear spoiler think its a Varis,

the EP82 was the fastest of the starlet/glanza range, i had a 1.3N/A EP91 starlet was my first car :wub:

#321835 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 15 January 2014 - 04:04 AM

They're quite popular down here! Wasn't for a TOC meet or anything was it?

:lol: no, i found it on DoneDeal in west cork,

i have joined TOC.ie though, good forum for the specific varient of motor the same as FOC is for the ford varient ;)

both equally good forums. im not trying to steer away members from here :ph34r:

#321834 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 15 January 2014 - 04:02 AM

Nice Lenny, so would you recommend the cool blue intense as a road legal white/xenon look replacement for dipped bulbs. They certainly look good. I like my philips diamond vision, but obviously not road legal and would definitely fail an MOT. And having to take them out before any servicing/mot etc is just plain annoying


Also the cree H11 fogs, do you have any links for the ones you bought, as I got these ones http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1439.l2649 thinking they were from a UK supplier, only to find they came from China and the drivers side one has blown after less than 24hours.


I'm tempted to just get some of these halogen bulbs for a white look http://www.ebay.co.u...=item19bea28fb1

thanks mate,

i reckon the perfect combination for both style and visibility has to be Osram Nightbreaker Plus in the high beam H1, Osram Cool Blue intense in the low beam H7 Cree T10 6000k in the parking bulbs and Cree H11 6000k in the fogs

heres the seller i purchased from with the latest model of Cree H11, i have the first generation Cree H11

heres the ones i have:


But this is the latest version from the same reliable seller:


bit pricey but they do look just like HID but not blinding to on coming traffic.

please Note: No LED bulb such as cree fogs is road legal because led bulbs cannot be focused,

so cree led fogs should fail MOT, but parking bulbs and DRL's are fine, led Reverse should be fine too as there classed as Auxillay lighting for indicating.

but front fogs, high beam and low beam in led form by right are not road legal however you may get away with it.


Lenny mate how do you find the brightness of the cool blue intense compared to that of the nightbreaker unlimiteds for night time driving?

And hyrule your diamond vision should pass the mot no problem. Examiners cant physically remove the bulbs to look for E marks. As long as it doesnt produce a stupidly blue light and just looks white you should be fine.

I know this cause my car sailed through its last mot with no advisories with osram cool blue hypers fitted which are also not E marked.

Hi Charlie,

i reckon the Osram Cool blue intense are a whiter light than the Osram Nightbreaker plus,

Osram say the nightbreakers are brighter than the cool blue, and that is true but i think the white beam is perfect for the low beam, goes nice with the 6000kelvin parking bulbs and cree fogs, but i would keep the Osram Nightbreaker Plus bulbs in for the high beam.


liking the new bulbs fella

thanks mate, worth every penny


Lenny, your Vicki's car looks good with those lights. ;)

:lol:  it does yeah.

help her keep it between the hedges

#321432 Best Headlight Bulbs (With A Blue Tint)

Posted by Lenny on 14 January 2014 - 01:02 PM

Took these pictures at 07:23 this morning
Both on the road and in lidil car park with Toyota in the background ;)
And a picture of them agents a white wall in lidil car park to show there's no yellow shining on the wall.

This is Cree H11 led fogs
T10 led parking bulbs,
Osram Dipped DRLs
And the osram cool blue intense








#321414 Egr Valve?

Posted by Lenny on 14 January 2014 - 12:37 PM

Looks like my car is a euro4 engine. So does this mean that my eml is going to come on?
Bit concerned about doing the mod now. Some people say it can mask problems if the lights on and if you get the code deleted it will come back. Confused.com haha!

I've done it on my 2010 DV6 engine and no EML's
Ford mechanic even told me I was right to blank it,
I told him I had blanked encase an Emil light was to pop up on there system,
I wanted them to know I had blanked it encase they would spent hours of labour costs sourcing a suspected issue.
But when I said the egr was blanked,
He said the engine will be all the better for it,
That's almost two years ago now, 80,000km later still no eml's or error codes

#321379 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 14 January 2014 - 11:03 AM

The standard exhaust has been fitted,
Cost 90 euro for exhaust fitting and welding aswell as the manifold welded,
All happy, exactly what I asked them to do, but I need to investigate the cat flange on the manifold side,
As its leaking on the flange but the job I wanted done is perfect very happy.
I didn't get pictures up yesterday as I'm working nights this week and had to get some sleep :rolleyes:
Anyways here's some pictures,
Please bare in mind the exhaust is a temperary fix until I can afford to fit a varex,
The back box is fitted but I was expecting it sit rectangular up in the body instead of the angle its at,
But I had painted the top of it gloss black so its not as noticeable agenst the black body.
And will keep me going until the varex comes through

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#321141 Catalytic Converter

Posted by Lenny on 13 January 2014 - 06:08 PM

Hi, hoping someone can help. I have a 2008 Focus 1.6 TDCI. Been a great car up till last few weeks. Recently feels like its lost most of its power. Particularly during acceleration. In the morning on the way to work, acceleration to 30 is slower but between 50-60 and 70 takes forever, even though the engine is reving. During the journey, some performance returns and acceleration improves. MPG has stayed the same and engine always starts first time. Took the car to a Ford Dealer who had the car most of the day, charged around £170 to carry out diagnostics after a test drive. They agreed with me on the loss of power. Their suggestion was that the CAT had gone and would need replacing at a cost of around £800. After speaking to some friends they have made me doubt the dealers suggestion as to the cause of the problem. Does anyone think its the CAT or any other (cheaper) suggestions? Thanks

Your cat and dpf are all one unit mate,
Get your dpf internally removed an car remapped for around 400
Also blank your egr valve with a stainless steel blanking plate.
No trouble there after

#321092 Best Headlight Bulbs (With A Blue Tint)

Posted by Lenny on 13 January 2014 - 04:24 PM

Osram cool blue intense now fitted,
The image below is cool blue on the left unit and osram night breaker plus on the right unit


And again,
Cool blue intense in the left unit and nightbreaker plus in the right unit.


Now with osram cool blue intense in both units



I'm working nights this week 23:00-07:00
I'll get some night shots some night this week ;)