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#506782 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Lenny on 28 July 2015 - 08:35 AM

I didn't know that bit about the 3 year expiry. Good to know. Cheers Lenny. Gonna ring around today to find out if they have a pair in stock. I would normally get new tyres but funds are low at the moment with house renovation. Every little helps☺

yeah its 3 or 5 years came in to effect two years ago as i remember my mother having to purchase a brand new spare wheel,
Easier to fit a can of foam.

#506777 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Lenny on 28 July 2015 - 08:26 AM

I had to get it through its mot and it was at 1.8, 20 quid lighter and I had a 6mm tyre on there and that saw me through the mot.

That reminds me of another reason why part worn tyres are ok;
Ireland is the only country in the world which has a 3 year expiry date on tyres when it comes to NCT (MOT)
So for example; my mother has a car and would do around 1,000 miles per year around town and to visit family that's about all she drives,
Tyres would last a life time if it wasn't for the expiry date on tyres in the NCT (MOT) test,

This also means;
When we go to a garage for part worn tyres and our NCT (MOT) isn't due for a while,
We can cash in on tyres that might aswell have been sitting on a shelf for three years.
Sadly nobody sells partially worn 18's though :lol: not too many Granny's out there with them.

#506756 Focus Tdci Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 27 July 2015 - 11:24 PM

Sorry my delayed reply I've been busy recently with starting a new job and that.
I was talking to someone and they said with a straight through that it would get annoying with the noise when travelling at 70mph so I'm gonna go with the piper one. It sounds and looks good.
Thanks for the info mate.
I'm gonna get it ordered in the next couple of weeks.

No prob,
Congratulations on the new job,
I bought my piper exhaust back when i started my current job aswell.

#506754 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by Lenny on 27 July 2015 - 11:17 PM

Very nice mate,
Looks brighter and cleaner, shines off the disc :)

#506753 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Lenny on 27 July 2015 - 11:14 PM

Quick Question : What do you guys think of getting part worn tyres? My Avons are on the way out for the fronts after just over 20,000 miles. Need new front tyres soon as they are nearing the end of the thread depth.

Avon ZV5's are great tyres but like that 6-8months on the front is about the life of them,
I dont see anything wrong with using part worn tyres,
There not like re-threads,
Just someone else has gone in and gotten four new tyres while theres still life left in there old ones,
The garage then cash in on selling the part worn tyreson to others,
There still the origanal tyre from the manufacturer,
Ive used part worn tyres before prior to fitting the 18's
They were considerably cheaper and got me by.

#506731 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 27 July 2015 - 09:31 PM

I can't decide what colour to do them :( part of me says yellow. Part of me says blue, whilst another says red :/

Speaking of yellow :)
Ive gone for canarie yellow brake lines from Goodridge,
Purchased them three weeks ago and arrivdd today but ugh no there for a mk1 98-01
I purchased wrong part number with no return as there built to order,
But im on to a winner this time, spoke to hassen whom linked me to the kit he purchased

Yellow is nice


#506666 Speaker Recommendation

Posted by Lenny on 27 July 2015 - 06:49 PM

Cool, thank you.
By the way looking at the pics in your guide, it doesn't seem like it's necessary to remove the wiper to get the inner panel off? So I can just skip that step?

Correct mate,
Just remove the two torx screws from panel then pull,

#506643 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Lenny on 27 July 2015 - 05:40 PM

I do on the computer. Will send it to you after dinner time.
This is the website :

Cheers mate found em on the site,

#506256 Charging Phone In Car

Posted by Lenny on 26 July 2015 - 02:25 PM

Just noticed that there is a newer version of the one I ordered last year:http://www.amazon.co...=dp_ob_title_ceIf it's not too late you might want to cancel and re-order from the above.**Edit**Also appears they do a Charge + Sync cable as well so if you want both you now have the option.

Ill use one for home and one for car,
Should create an F1 version signed by schumacher is faster :)

#506249 In Car Contactless Charging Phone

Posted by Lenny on 26 July 2015 - 02:18 PM

No release for this yet.

I'll get in touch with Ben tomorrow to find out date as im seeking to purchase aswell myself,

#506244 Charging Phone In Car

Posted by Lenny on 26 July 2015 - 02:09 PM

If you've got a 2015 Fiesta then you should have the standard USB port near the handbrake.I picked up a couple of these USB to Micro USB cables for faster charging (no data links):http://www.amazon.co...ailpage_o01_s00

Ive just purchased one of these now myself cheers,

#506162 Charging Phone In Car

Posted by Lenny on 26 July 2015 - 11:28 AM

Your phone uses a micro usb.
They are standard on all modern phones now (apart from Apple as they're just plain obstinate and refuse to conform).

Down with iSheep :lol:

#506146 Is Lighter Socket Supposed To Be Always On?

Posted by Lenny on 26 July 2015 - 10:54 AM

I know im going off topic but going to keep my stuff together..
I have a mini 0806 dashcam that ive just installed this morning (just need to do the new cig lighter socket into fuse holder etc) and ive placed it just behind the mirror but below the black stuff on the windscreen, im gessing that black stuff is for the climate control or something? I didn't think it was a good idea to put it on that, and ive put all the wedges under it so it has better exposure
will that be ok there ?
pics when its all finished

Ive got my suction cup mounted on the black speckles while the camera faces out just below this,
Catches the airbag decal in the footage along top of the screen,
You can see the ring of the cup holder from ouside but not the camera:


The black speckes are to prevent sunlight from shining through blinding your eyes from viewing the mirror,
Doest affect anything mounting suction cup to it.

#506128 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by Lenny on 26 July 2015 - 10:05 AM

I forgot to mention the Drl fog surrounds to paint gloss black as well

I recommend colour coding bonnet lip mate,
Will go much better next to the gloss grills


#506041 Rear Anti Roll Bar Link

Posted by Lenny on 25 July 2015 - 08:45 PM

hi just had the bolt/bush snap off just wondering if its safe to drive while i await new one its a 2001 focus zetec 1.6 thanks Kieran

Id take things really slow on corners and rounabouts,
Avoid anything that puts alot of downforce to either side of the car until replaced mate,
Ideally dont drive atall but aslong as you bear in mind not to throw it in to corners or drive up diaganal hills should be fine.

For those whom dont know,

The snapped bolt in the image above is a "drop link"
It links the "anti roll bar" (ARB) to the bottom leaf beam of the suspension spring.

On cornering the whole car shift weight from centre to left or right sway.
This shifts the cars centre of gravity drastically.

This is where the anti roll bar comes in to play,

When cornering the car leans to opposite side of corner direction,
This action pushes down on the spring and spring leaf arm;

The drop link bolt (snapped) connects the spring arm to the anti roll bar,
Thus pushing resistance back upwards off the spring and on to the spring on the opposite side of the car.

This action helps the car to retain a more centre of gravity preventing the vehicle from rolling over like a Reliant Robin :)