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#540530 Rusty Callipers

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 08:45 AM

#540525 Clutch Release Bearing Squeak

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 08:30 AM

Mine squeaks on ocassion too,
Adds to the chu chu effect 🚂Don't you think?😀

#540518 Rusty Callipers

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 08:09 AM

Red +15bhp
Yellow +50bhp


#540516 Fiesta Tricks, Just For Fun

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 08:01 AM

Works on many Fords from 2005 onwards👍

#540513 Can Someone Help To Construct This Thing? (Car Stereo/power Related)

Posted by Lenny on 15 November 2015 - 07:38 AM

Have you got an amplifier fitted or any plans to fit one?

Yeah I believe the stereo wired that way would be just permanently live, wouldn't it? It wouldn't turn on/off with the car...
The capacitor described in the video is a 2200uF 16V one...would that be dangerous? And also, there's a diode ...of whateverkind... I don't know what parameters to look for at a diode...

Have you got an amplifier fitted or any plans to fit one?
If yes;
Maybe worth fitting a 1 fared capacitor in the boot compartment,
Run a fused power feed from the capacitor to your headunit along with a DRL auto on relay.
Wire the sensor feed of the relay to a piggyback fuse which is live with ignition.

The capacitor will also help improve response of your amplifier.




Ultimately if you don't feel too confident in carrying out this task yourself I suggest obtaining a quote from local automotive electrician or car audio installer,

Shouldn't cost much and keep things right
Don't want to end up like this: 😀


#540454 1.6 Tdci Loss Of Power When Cold

Posted by Lenny on 14 November 2015 - 08:30 PM

Thanks so much for the excellent detailed post.
The guides really help, when you suggested blanking the EGR valve I felt my heart sink but now I've seen the guide I'm almost looking forward to it!!
The link to the stuttering article is an unexpected bonus, the car has always done that especially after a long motorway drive immediately followed by an A road, lower speed cruise. It hesitates, 'coughs' and throws out a puff of black smoke.
If I get to fix this as well its a win, win!

I'll get the blanking plate ordered and will keep you posted on my progress.
Thanks again

no problem mate I'm always happy to assist,
It's great to have the forums to document information and guides.

When fitting the egr blanking plate;
Some people use a piece of masking tape attached to the side of the plate;
Gives you somthing to hold when sliding the plate in to place; pull off tape when bolted tight.

Blanking the EGR prevents further oil contamination but need to remove the build up from the sump.
After blanking you should use wynne's engine flush along with some cheap 5W30 oil Halfords brand or somthing.
link: http://www.halfords....catalogId=10151

Id drain existing oil,
Fill to specific level with cheap oil,
Run engine to operating temperature,
Pour in wynne's engine flush 1 can or 2 cans
Run engine at specified rev for specified time.

Drain out oil from sump,
With sump open; pour in 500ml of castrol 5W30 to flush sump.
fit sump plug with new copper washer.
Fill to specific level with castrol 5W30

Engine should idle quieter aswell as run smoother.





Wynne's engine flush is ideal for heavy contamination within the engine because wynne's is quite viscous like petrol in terms of ease of movement liquid,
It will strip carbon caked on parts breaking down it's structure.

However after blanking the egr valve and removing the heavy carbon in my own engine using wynne's the carbon doesn't get in to oil after blanking the egr valve it goes out the exhaust as hydro carbon diluted with increased air flow from induction.

I have moved on to use Xado TotalFlush because it's less abrasive on oil changes, contains ceramic properties which helps prevent wear of parts,
It's liquid structure is slightly thicker than wynne's engine flush which is why I recommend using wynne's for initial carbon removal 👍
Link: http://www.xadoirela...omex-totalflush




#540338 Anyone Seen This Filter Before?

Posted by Lenny on 14 November 2015 - 03:12 PM

Nae it does, its just the filter!!Value for money just fell off the cliff, but it looks well made, wire meshed inside with a very fine foam surround, thick rubber end plate on the hose side with a large rubber bung to go in the other side, it feels firm and I doubt it will fall off...ill shove it in if its not raining and get back to you on how it works :(

take note of your stereo code,
Then disconnect battery for 10 minutes
this will reset the MAF sensor immediately
optimising results from New filter.

The MAF sensor will self adjust if you don't disconnect the battery for 10 minutes but will take a couple of weeks compared to doing it yourself.

#540332 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 14 November 2015 - 02:30 PM

#540325 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 14 November 2015 - 02:21 PM

Aha.. I'm sure reimbursements work some how here :P

that's when
I began to explain the physics of "Forced Induction"😂

#540322 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 14 November 2015 - 02:18 PM

I wish I could put a double thumbs on that.. Wouldnt be able to say that to my misses. She wouldn't know what I was on about :'( poor me lol!!

wish mine hadn't understood me.
her response was;
"well I want 80 next time aswell" 😦💱

#540318 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 14 November 2015 - 02:09 PM

That is a superb improvement!! It's good how you can add the side port though.. Just trying to justify the costs to my misses at the moment "/ its not going too well truth be told.

I didn't tell my missus until well after she fitted it,
She guessed 80euro but was double that and more given it was 1 euro = 70p 😣
worth every penny though,
kinda calmed her down when I said it sucked as good as she did 😂
And prodigy motorsport were cheapest supplier 👍
link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151572141725

#540314 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 14 November 2015 - 01:55 PM

Good point well made. I was looking at getting the same induction kit as yours. Probably get the miles back up.


The K&N57s is an awesome kit and i highly recommend fitting.
as discussed in further detail here:

It increases performance and reduces lag,
If driven easy it does provide a significant increase of 3.2mpg 👌
I'll be having the side port of mine blanked off this week using the supplied blank; as the weather is getting colder 😧diesel doesn't like freezing conditions,
Causes particular particles in the fuel to bond like wax,
This can become enriched within the fuel filter restricting flow,
There are some products available to add in fuel tank preventing waxing but I'm happy enough just to have plug put in side induction.

#540311 One Or Ps4

Posted by Lenny on 14 November 2015 - 01:46 PM

Going for PlayStation 4 myself this Christmas👍

#540308 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 14 November 2015 - 01:41 PM

I thought it would make it perform like an RS.. Is this not the case :P

they will help keep the windscreen from frosting up while driving in winter,
May see a slight reduction in mpg figures as the will create a level of drag creating increased vacuum within the engine bay through front grills.

#540078 Jinjoh's Mk2.5

Posted by Lenny on 13 November 2015 - 06:31 PM

Looks awesome mate,
The blue rings really set it off nicely 👌