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Guide To Fitting Mist Type Jets On Your Ford

Posted Lenny on 16 December 2013 - 11:00 AM in Ford Focus Guides

Just purchased a set of Heated Mist Type Water Jets found on the New 2011 Focus. From Paynes Of Hinckley

To Purchase the Heated Version £2.93 each exc. P&P Part Number: 1708797 Click Here Top Seller 100%

To Purchase the NON Heated Version Part Number: 1708796 Click Here to Contact Seller Or Contact your Local Ford Dealership to Purchase.

Please Note: If you are unsure that you Ford has or has not got heated jets, purchase the heated version and when fitting the jets, if your system is not heated just tape the electrical plug to the water hose, the system will work just the same.

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Lift the bonnet on your ford, and ensue the ignition is off, and keys out of the car,

Begin to unclip the eleven clips that hold the bonnet insulation pad in place simply squeeze the two sides in towards each other and gently pull outwards then store them neatly together. Preferably cut a plastic bottle in half or an empty Pringles tin to store them all in, until required for re-fitting, this type of temporary storage is good practice for working on your car, as if one is lost this type of part can be a nightmare to replace,


Once all clips are removed gently flap the pad down towards the engine and gently pull out away from the car in a straight line,

GOT A SHOCK TO SEE BAD FORD PRINTED UNDER THERE blink.gif IS mine a Reject ohmy.gif

Store this Insulation part preferably in a vertical position, indoors away from wind, and any risk of it being stood on during the change over process,


Once this is out of the way, unplug the water hose from the bottom of the current jets, by giving a gentle  tug, the pipe should pop off and a small amount of water is expected,


Then to remove the electrical connector use a flat screwdriver to lift the clip and slide the connector out from the socket,



Finally as seen in the picture below, press the clip on the jet in towards the pipe and push upward to the top surface of the bonnet, the jet should pop out of place, gently remove and replace with the new type,


Place the New Jet (Pictured on the left in the picture above) in through the hole



Then connect up to the Water pipe and loom


follow the same process again for the opposite side of the Bonnet,



Next and Final Step is Replacing the Cover

Take two clips in your hand and lift the cover also with both hands, align the cover to the bonnet of the car ensuring the 4 curved pieces at the bottom are all in their metal pockets at the bottom of the bonnet


then with one hand holding the insulation tight to the bonnet, use the free hand to insert the two clips in to the holes at the nose of the bonnet.


this will better support the cover while the remaining nine clips are re-inserted back in to place,

close the bonnet and test the new Jets.



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Also as these jet use a mist rather than a stream of water on your windscreen, the mist type will be more efficient than the standard type jets, making your water bottle contents last longer, and with better windscreen coverage for cleaning.

Please see Video Below Compiledby JohnH

The Model used for the purpose of this Guide is a 2010 Mk2.5 Ford Focus Style Manufactured July 2010, other Ford model styles may vary in the fitment of the bonnet insulation, however the fitting process after the insulation has been removed will be the same across the range.

Hope this helps and feel free to add more information on your experience in fitting to your Ford Model e.g. Fiesta, Mondeo etc. To better help others.

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Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted Lenny on 06 December 2013 - 06:47 PM in Ford Focus Guides

Hi all,
I 100% recommend if fitting an EGR Blanking plate; that you fit a stainless steel one,
Alluminum plates break through over time with terrible results.

Stainless steel blanking plates are top job a fit and forget item.
Here is a reliable supplier of stainless steel laser cut egr blanking plates.

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Tools Required:
16mm Socket
5/16 Socket
8mm Socket
13/32 Socket (only if engine cover fitted)
T30 Torx screw driver
T20 Torx screw driver


Time to fit : 02:15 from start to finish, perhaps quicker if you were not stopping to take pictures or search for the required tools since you guys now have a list lol


The next step is extremly difficult if you don't know how,
But its very simple once you know how; and you will know how to
After you watch this short video from dodge, all wiper arms remove the same way and this dodge wiper removal video video explains it best.

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Clips removal using flat screwdriver to slide from panel.



Once unclipped;
Lift the panel free from place and store in a safe place until returning to the car.

Next step is to remove the panel beneath








also remove the brake fluid resivour from this panel and ensure to place it in an upright position in the engine bay until returning to the panel.



Store all screws in a cup and place it somewhere safe until returning to the car.

When screws are removed from the panel;
Lift upwards on the front and gently pull backwards to release from the clips that grip it at the rear:



when removed:
Store in a safe place until replacing on the car


Now all of these panels are removed, you can gain comfortable access to the rear of the engine,

Your next question may be "where is the EGR Valve located?"

Here are 3 images taken from the front engine bay and leading you to the rear right side of the 1.6TDCi / 1.6HDi engine where the EGR valve joins to the block.





This round headed barcoded electonic valve is THE EGR!!

This cylinder in the image below is the egr valve cooler,
Helps to cool the exhaust gases that are being sent to the valve for re-entry to the combustion chamber.


Now to fit the EGR blanking plate;
You first need to loosten the nut on the EGR Cooler tank



Followed by loosening the two extreemly long EGR Valve bolts.




Once the nut on the "EGR Cooler"
The 2 bolts on the "EGR Valve" have been made loose you can gently pull the EGR Valve from the engine block,
This is a case of trial pulling
Followed by further loosening of the nut/bolts until you have enough space to slide in the plate.

See in the image below this text:
The gap beginning to appear when gently pulling on the EGR valve after loosening


Their is a gasket seal on between the engine block and egr valve flange,
I kept the gasket on the engine block side; when inserting the blanking plate,

So the gasket now seals the engine block to the egr blanking plate,
This is best for a good seal.



Now to slide in the blanking plate from the right side of the engine
In to the left.

Very easy,
Just hook on to the top bolt
Let the blanking plate swing down; it will hook in to the lower bolt itself.

Just push firmly to the left to ensure it is centre in the valve,
Also ensure the gasket seal is between the engine block and the blanking plate.

Prior to tightening the 2 bolts on the EGR valve back up
Followed by the nut on the egr cooler.

Here is the blanking plate fitted:



Now to replace the panels







Ensure the seals are free from dirt
Also check the top panel under the windscreen,
It has a C shaped end that fits the bottom of the windscreen in to the panel for a tight seal.










All back togeather
You will notice boost comes a lot quicker and increased torque lower down in the rev range,
Exhaust noise is a little louder (just a little)
Engine idle is quieter
Exhaust smoke doesn't exist
Your induction system now takes in clean air only
No carbon in your induction
Less engine oil contamination

All of the above are from my personal experience since fitting,

Other things such as increased MPG have yet to be saw but I'll keep you all updated.
Great surprise with the reduced lag in 1st and 2nd Gear though.

Well worth every penny and more!

By far the best modification on the car to date.

Guide: Fitting Bonnet Damper Strut Kit Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5

Posted Lenny on 06 December 2013 - 04:36 PM in Ford Focus Guides

I have purchased this very well built Custom bonnet strut kit for ford focus
From a company called Visual-PerformanceUK on ebay.co.uk

They stock and supply two different models of the kit depending on what model of focus you own,

For the Mk2 Focus (2005-2008)

For the Mk2.5 Focus (2008-2010)

This guide shows fitting the Mk2.5 bonnet strut damper kit linked above.

So here is what you get in the kit:





As you can see in the images above,
Each of the fitting brackets are pre-labeled for straight forward easy to follow fitting.
Once the locations for each bracket have been noted. The labels can be easily removed for cosmetic purposes using a warm damp cloth.

The kit also comes with a small tub of grease and a Cotton bud for easy application of the stuff without messing up your hands or trousers.

Once you have set out all of the fitting kit and required tools.
Go out to your focus and open the bonnet, then position the stock bonnet support bracket for the last time.


Then using a Philips head screwdriver and begin to remove the screw head grommet on the side wing panels.
I find it ideal to use a plastic drinks bottle cut in half and keep all small fixings in it until they are required for refitting. Costs nothing and helps to ensure no parts get lost.


Once removed
Trace up to the top of the panel and lift the end off the rubber strip.


I have looked in to removing this plastic panel for easier trimming but as you can see in the images below;
The side fender plastic trim panels are well bolted under the front wiper panel which spans the width of the car making complete removal of the plastic fender panels a bigger job than worth,
However fitting is possible without 100% removal of the plastic panels.

Remove the metal clips that grip the wiper panel.


Gently lift the corner of the windscreen wiper panel to reveal a Torx Screw.
Using a 90degree elbow allen key; remove this screw and store safely with the other bits.

Once removed.
You should now have enough free play in the panels
To gently lift the plastic side panel and locate the side panel bolt.
Please note: lift the panel just enough to allow the socket wrench to remove the bolt, do not lift too high or fast because the panel would be liable to snap or crack when put under unnecessary strain.




When the bolt has been removed.
Obtain the specific bracket for this side of the bonnet aswell as two serrated washers from the kit.
Fit 1 x serrated washer on to the bolt
Followed by the bracket,
And finally the second serrated washer,



Now bring back to the car and fit in place,
The flat edges on the bracket aswell as the pre-drilled hole make fitting a breeze because it lines itself up perfectly without fail.
When bolting it all down,
Just lightly tighten because fitting at this stage is just for cutting purposes and not final fit.
When in place it should look somthing like this:



Spraying Rear View Mirror

Posted Lenny on 16 March 2012 - 04:39 PM in General Ford Guides - Modern Fords

Here's a guide on removing and spraying your rear view mirror,
This Guide is now Available in Downloadable PDF Format, which can be Printed to Paper to better assist you with the Modification
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The equipment needed was all purchased in my local Halfords store,
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Harris Masking Tape 25mmx25m €3.99
Halfords Enamel Gray Primer €9.49
Halfords Ford Moondust Silver € 8.49
Halfords Enamel Clear Lacquer €9.49
Halfords Paint Preparation Wipes €5.68
3M SandBlaster Extra Fine P400 Flexible Pads € 8.49
Total Cost €45.63
Sitting in the driver's seat hold the stalk of the mirror and gently push the mirror unit up towards the ceiling, it should slide out of the steel bracket that is mounted to the windscreen,
Using a small Philips screwdriver remove the screw from the mirror, if fragments of metal are found while removing the screw don't worry this seems to be normal as the tapping of the aluminium part (mounted in the mirror) would have left fragments inside,
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Once removed find a container to hold the stalk, screw and screwdriver as the process will take around 24hours to complete and the last thing you want is to lose a part, i used an old plastic bottle to safely store the items.
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When I began to mask up the area I didn't want to paint a noticed imperfections in the mould where the rubber lip is joined to the plastic around the lip of the mirror, as can be seen in the picture below, I smoothed these off prior to masking around the lip and glass.
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After a light sanding to roughen up the surface you want to paint, wipe down the surface with metaliated spirits or specific wipes to remove any dust or fragments prior to painting,
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Once wiped down don’t forget the number one rule that’s always cover your hole, I nearly forgot to cover the part that joins to the bracket, last thing you want is to get any paint or debris in to it as refitting the screw would be a nightmare.
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Following the instructions on the can of primer, shake the can for at least 3 minutes prior to use, also take care in choosing the location to spray your mirror ensuring the area is clear of any item you don’t want to get paint on, as everything around will get a blanket of paint on it even your cloths so wise to cover anything with plastic bags or remove altogether,
Also the paint should be at the same temperature as the area you’re going to spray it in ideally +20oc not damp or very dusty as the dust in the air will mix with the paint being sprayed and fall on to it,
After coating with primer, leave it to dry for at least 4 hours then give it another light sand this time with one wet piece of sanding pad dampened with water and one dry piece, leave it for another hour to dry then wipe down again with paint preparation wipes, once dry commence the first coat of Car coloured paint also shaking the can for at least 3minutes prior to use

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After applying first coat of Car coloured paint, leave it to dry then another light sand with dry pad followed by preparation wipe and another coat of paint, then a second coat,
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Again leaving it to dry light sand, preparation wipe then moving on to the finishing stage of lacquer coat’s

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The following picture is after one coat, i didn’t sand between the coats of lacquer as it didn’t specify to do so, and also i was afraid it may affect the outcome of the finish, 2 coats of lacquer is sufficient to smooth the finish but i gave mine 4 just to give it a nice shine,

Two Coats of Lacquer
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Four Coats of Lacquer

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After coating and leaving it around 3 hours too dry gently remove the masking tape from the mirror take care when doing this as the paint although dry is still very brittle and prone to lifting or chipping at this point, leaving the tape on too ling will leave it harder to remove also, the paint will take up to 7 days to cure completely so may be wise to keep air fresheners off the mirror for a week after spraying, and if you wear rings be careful when adjusting the mirror,
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Mine is now fitted and looking through the windscreen it seems slightly darker than the rest of the car’s colour but this is due to the tint in the window, once seen inside the car it’s a perfect match,
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Weighing up the cost and time I reckon it would be way cheaper to get it sprayed professionally in a garage rather than doing it yourself, I could be wrong but after adding up the cost of the materials and time taken to do it although I really enjoyed doing it myself and I’m well chuffed with the outcome, and also I wouldn’t have been able to create this guide for the site if I’d gone to a sprayer.

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Activating Single Door Unlock And All Door On Your Ford

Posted Lenny on 16 March 2012 - 04:21 PM in General Ford Guides - Modern Fords

Activating Single door unlock on your ford

Whilst car is locked
Press and hold both lock and unlock buttons together, until indicators flash.

This will mean now that when you press the unlock key the drivers door only will unlock,
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press lock once and all doors including boot lock as normal

press lock twice within 30seconds and dead lock mode is activated meaning doors cant be unlocked from inside the car, if window is broken or a person is inside front or rear the doors wont open, unless the unlock button is pressed

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