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footfistart

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#306155 Ford Focus Eye Brows

Posted by footfistart on 16 November 2013 - 10:35 PM

Excuse me I didn't see the pics posted above. Indeed they are the same shape just looked lol. May have to get some. They'll look awesome on my blue focus :) thanks for posting them :)


#305939 Egr Blanking Ford Focus

Posted by footfistart on 16 November 2013 - 12:48 AM

My car is a dv6 1.6tdci euro 5. Egr blanked and have put 7000 miles through it. No problem. No lights no limp. No smoke and no dpf regen as there isn't any soot for it to collect :) all in all the best buy. And mpg went up. About 66mpg without being mapped.


#289947 Boost Gauge Fitting Mk2.5 Focus 1.6Tdci

Posted by footfistart on 13 September 2013 - 04:20 PM

I loosened The union and found that it was cracked. I received another boost gauge from the same company I asked on the off chance if you could send me another one as an exchange so I plumbed that in and the needle knocked and vibrates alot and I'm not prepared to take it apart so I'm going to send them both back when I get a yes on refund. Pain in the backside really. My pick up is on the rubber boost pipe just after the turbo. The filter I've got is big enough I know I can always go bigger but it just means more money really. Nevertheless I'm going to carry on and loon for a better gauge. Goes to show that price on somethings does mean better quality...


#289718 Boost Gauge Fitting Mk2.5 Focus 1.6Tdci

Posted by footfistart on 12 September 2013 - 02:55 PM

Small update.... The gauge that I have has an internal leak. I believe it's a failed solenoid and let's air out. I've leak checked everything and it's the union itself. I managed to get a quarter of a tern on it but didn't make any difference. The gauge works but it seems to measure a lot of boost when on the move. In comparison with yours at 60mph my car is producing around 10-12psi and if I'm going down a hill it will drop to about 8psi. It peaks around 22-25psi depending on weather. So I'm not sure if the gauge is out of calibration. It flutters on tick over anything from -5psi to +2psi. I've got a inline filter to stop this flutter but doesn't seem to make any differences.

Here's a pic of it at night

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And during the day.

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#287951 Boost Gauge Fitting Mk2.5 Focus 1.6Tdci

Posted by footfistart on 05 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

All wired up and now working... Happy days I'll post pics this evening when it's dark :) many thanks to all who has taken interest :)


#287848 Boost Gauge Fitting Mk2.5 Focus 1.6Tdci

Posted by footfistart on 05 September 2013 - 09:07 AM

Awesome that sounds loads better :) ill give that ago today once I've been down to my allotment (big project I've just picked up yesterday ) so yeah I thought I could use the radio wiring :) I'm glad now as I can do that and won't take me long at all. Thanks FOCA :)


#287726 Boost Gauge Fitting Mk2.5 Focus 1.6Tdci

Posted by footfistart on 04 September 2013 - 07:18 PM

That's alright no worries mate. Would you be able to tell me what colours do what on my module? And where will I find the interior light positive? So I need to splice into the positive and negative feed from ignition? What colours are the ignition cables and where will I find them? How do I remove the climate controls? Will the cables be behind that? All mine is all taped up keeping it neat ant tidy.. but to be honest I'm really confused on what does to what and what goes to where? Like the two feeds in? Where do they go. What colours am looking for? The two outs the go direct to to the gauge as in wire positive out and negative out to positive on gauge and negative on gauge right? So yeah sorry sorry for being like this. But I have no clue what's so ever. So wouldn't I be able To use the radio wiring?


#287382 Boost Gauge Fitting Mk2.5 Focus 1.6Tdci

Posted by footfistart on 03 September 2013 - 05:04 PM

I would like it to come on and dim when lights are turned on...but the thing is I don't know how bright the bulb is I guess I can try the bulb by using a battery and test it that way surely? But I do want it dimmed :)


#287284 Boost Gauge Fitting Mk2.5 Focus 1.6Tdci

Posted by footfistart on 03 September 2013 - 01:43 PM

Boost gauge working again... The rubber grommet that I passed it throught was too tight areund the hose causing it to crush and cut off the reading. Then I heard a hissing noise coming from the gauge itself. And the pipe that was crushes had part of that but the other part was that where the pipe connects to the gauge was loose sink managed to get another 1/4 of a tern on it without it breaking. It's quietened down a lot but still there. I guess that's what you get with a £20 gauge. But works well. It's just wiring now. I need full details to be honest. I'm a dump !Removed! when it comes to electrics. Basically I want the gauge to be lite when I turn the lights on. And also would like gauge lite when lights are also off?

Thanks for your help to diagnose my first initial problem :)


#287047 Boost Gauge Fitting Mk2.5 Focus 1.6Tdci

Posted by footfistart on 02 September 2013 - 09:09 PM

So radio out.....
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Vent out
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Boost pipe before.

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Boost pipe after. Please note that cable ties were added after...

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Gauge fitted...

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So there would of been more pics of it working but I'm having trouble with it :( please help!!!


#286865 Boost Gauge Fitting Mk2.5 Focus 1.6Tdci

Posted by footfistart on 02 September 2013 - 03:08 PM

Right ok yeah I thought photo bucket is down as I was trying to go back through the pics and well I can't see them which was why I was asking. Right ok so surround off the radio out as I need to get behind it for pipe routing and give box to be removed to access the grommet. I've got to wait a while for the car to cool down as I've been out and about. I went to the dealership to get radio code as I didn't have one in the end. All free of charge of course :) also found out how to find your serial code out without removing the stereo :) I think I'll worry about electronic bits later as in tomorrow as I just want to get it mechanically working. If I get stuff I'll post pics so watch out :)


#286831 Boost Gauge Fitting Mk2.5 Focus 1.6Tdci

Posted by footfistart on 02 September 2013 - 01:10 PM

Hello mate right fitting gauge today got everything. Could you please send me a pics of what wires I need to splice into? I had to modify the vent as the gauge wouldn't fit. So had to do abit of chopping and now all is well :)


#286080 Boost Gauge Fitting Mk2.5 Focus 1.6Tdci

Posted by footfistart on 30 August 2013 - 09:26 AM

Oh right mines due at 125000k. I was looking at my self sealing nipple at it has two rubber washers. I'd imagine and correct me if I'm wrong that one of the washers will go inside and the other to go on the outside to stop it from leaking? Also I forgot to say that drilling I meant drilling into the rubber boost pipe. Sorry lol

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#285706 Boost Gauge Fitting Mk2.5 Focus 1.6Tdci

Posted by footfistart on 28 August 2013 - 07:01 PM

Stage two? What's stage one? How easy/hard is it for clutch change then? Is that a direct swap? Oh right you still have a good increase in power from 90-125. See what you should do and what other people have/should be doing with lower powered tdci is to upgrade the injectors I.e your 90 to my 110 and again with turbo. I'm sure it doesn't take too much modification hey? I've spoken to someone and he had 186bhp from a 1.6tfci. But its heavily tuned. Lol I bet it pulls like a freight train. Yeah I can't wait either got everything accept gauge. Grrr oh well next four off it will be fitted :)


#285662 Boost Gauge Fitting Mk2.5 Focus 1.6Tdci

Posted by footfistart on 28 August 2013 - 04:09 PM

Wow really that's good. I normally go by the shift light which lights up around 1900. So I'm sure using the boost gauge I'll get even more mpg. Yeah I would of thought about ten to fifteen horses. Be very
noticeable esespecially with the torque :). You got standard clutch or have you updated that?
So you getting the dpf housing split and the breese block removed lol.
My self sealing nipple arrived today along with the wiring. The nipple looks very good and looks strong :) and wiring well it's wiring lol. I might just get dpf removed and deleted and see what sort of gains I can get.