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#409508 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by jbeer on 14 September 2014 - 11:12 AM

As for airbag switch ford make you sign for liability reasons before fitting but ask tezza regarding this.

I was just going to get the facia switch and take an illuminated feed from one of the others so it won't actually be live

#395985 Ac Recharge...

Posted by jbeer on 09 August 2014 - 11:46 PM

Not the easiest of jobs:

Jack the car up on 2 axle stands, Both under trays off, headlight unit out, trim above radiator off, remove Intercooler, drop radiator bracket and drop radiator out supported by axle stand and jack, detach Condenser and remove it, now fit all back together and re-gas.

Total job time 6hrs.  My costs £53 for the Condenser + £50 for the vacuum and re-gas totalling £103, cheapest quote was £290 so we'll pleased.  I had the old condenser out when the guy came to re-gas it and straight away spotted 4 leak areas so that's pleasing to hear



#395977 Ac Recharge...

Posted by jbeer on 09 August 2014 - 10:59 PM

If I remember rightly the Ford OEM one was about £130!!

#395807 Ac Recharge...

Posted by jbeer on 09 August 2014 - 01:57 PM

Got a link? Just incase lol

I got my air con rad off eBay - http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

#395733 Ac Recharge...

Posted by jbeer on 09 August 2014 - 06:10 AM

the pop rivets down the left hand side (front facing) are prone to corrode and cause leaking, (on the mk2.5 anyway)
i had mine replaced with an aftermarket rad which had welded mounts on instead of the pop rivet mounts

This happened to me earlier this year, it was working just not cold cold so had it re-gassed. This only lasted 2 weeks so the ac guy came back and checked everything over incl the compressor and deduced that it was the ac rad.

I changed it myself to save cash, tricky job but do-able and it was the rad as only when you get the rad out you can see the leaks and I had about 4 in total and all on the edges and round by the rivets.....replaced it with an aftermarket one and all's good

#316009 Window Tinting

Posted by jbeer on 30 December 2013 - 11:19 AM

I'm thinking of getting my fronts tinited as already have the factory pivacy glass and have been quoted £60.


I was going to go for 70%LVT so 30% tint

#256517 Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

Posted by jbeer on 29 April 2013 - 11:02 PM

I vote for it to be removed everything is nicely kept up to date in this thread by the people who know what they are talking about.

#254794 Brake Caliper Colour?

Posted by jbeer on 23 April 2013 - 08:22 PM

As it's only paint if you dont like the colour you can always paint over it

#248476 Guide - To Fit Ford Focus Esp Button

Posted by jbeer on 01 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

Hi Pree,


I know you no longer have your mk2.5 but can you remember the colour of the wire that I can piggy back off to get the illuminaton from the side lights? Only plan to have this switch as a dummy.





#225278 Guide - To Fit Ford Focus Esp Button

Posted by jbeer on 08 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

I wish I had the bottle to do this mod......I'm assuming that I could half do this and replace my blank with the ESP button and piggy back off the standard illumination which would still leave it as inactive?