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#404010 Which Focus Diesel To Buy?

Posted by Ianb on Today, 08:32 AM

Thank you gentlemen for some great advice. How did we ever buy used cars before the advent of t'interweb...?


With a wing and a prayer... :lol:

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#403988 Cree Led Headlight Bulbs

Posted by Ianb on Today, 07:09 AM

Osram i get around 30 months out of them,
And i work nights every 3 weeks for five nights at a journey of 25 minutes each way so they get plenty of use,
As for cree reverse bulbs,
Have them fitted three years now and i reverse in to my drive everytime I come home,


Well for £13.56 you're looking at 45p a month...not toooo bad I suppose :P



....better start saving my pennies..

#403939 Tailgaters! What Can Be Legally Used To Dissuade The Morons ? Discuss

Posted by Ianb on Yesterday, 10:18 PM

You got my half of the truce..

#403904 Good Afternoon All

Posted by Ianb on Yesterday, 09:17 PM

You can get front and rear for about 20 quid...


£20 total??? 


With my fiancée on the insurance, it might be a worthwhile investment :lol:

#403847 Which Focus Diesel To Buy?

Posted by Ianb on Yesterday, 07:28 PM

Part of the Peugeot family here, 1.6tdci owner. I love it, but wouldn't mind a bit more oomph which I'd imagine you'd definitely get from a 1.8 and 2.0... So really I wouldn't recommend a 1.6, purely from the fact it could do with a bit more of power that would always be helpful in some scenarios.


Overall I've heard mixed reviews and I'd suspect that each engine owner has positives for there's and negatives for all others.


Regarding any engine with the a DPF, there is the option to gut the DPF, which is illegal, but no one would be checking inside it and if they see it there then I doubt they'd investigate.


EGR blanking would also help either a 1.6 or a 2.0... but I'd assume it'd also help a 1.8? Clive will probably be able to give an update on this, he's also given a fairly good recommendation for the 1.8, so might be the way to go.

#403560 Dash Cam Dangerous Driving Clips, Should You Be Able To Up Load Evidence To T...

Posted by Ianb on 30 August 2014 - 10:26 PM

Find you quite rude catch, so I'll leave you with this:

You obviously have the solution, so why bother asking on here and shooting people down for clearly justified answers? Why don't you 'think outside the box' and take all your info/solutions to the powers that be rather than leaving them locked up on a 'Ford Forum'.

#403351 Recommend Everyone Who Buys A Memory Card Does This!!!

Posted by Ianb on 30 August 2014 - 03:46 PM

Unfortunately until you get the actual card in your hand no amount of reading will ever tell you if the card you'll receive be real or fake.

Amazon has also had issues with fake cards. Even sealed cards in what appears to be original packaging can be fake



#403259 Morning All

Posted by Ianb on 30 August 2014 - 10:05 AM

Well from what I hear mk2 and mk2.5's are identical beneath the body work, so from what I've experienced in mine, it certainly is a nice car to drive.

Mines a diesel though.

I also have a style, they're actually the entry level focus, with zetec being next, etc

I don't know whether you've joined for any particular reason (into modding, or just for fun etc) but one change I made to my focus which was very easy, was to change the centre console to one with an arm rest. If im correct yours won't have an armrest so that could be a comfort factor to look into. I can give you links later when I'm on my computer if you like.

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#403240 Morning All

Posted by Ianb on 30 August 2014 - 08:33 AM

Hello and welcome :)

Congratulations on passing your test. Judging by the year (08) I'd say it's a mk2.5, I don't recall any mk2's carrying an 08 plate.

What is it though? Also petrol/diesel?

Picked a good forum, they're a very helpful bunch on here!

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#403217 Terror Level Raised

Posted by Ianb on 29 August 2014 - 11:05 PM

Oh I'm all for them leaving... It's the coming back afterwards I have a problem with...

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#403078 Heated Fan Type Washer Jets

Posted by Ianb on 29 August 2014 - 03:58 PM

Interesting for the future :D


Although I don't have the heated ability so would I just be using them for the fan spray?

#403053 Terror Level Raised

Posted by Ianb on 29 August 2014 - 02:42 PM

Something to do with halfwits roaring around Syria and Iraq removing peoples heads without permission I believe.....

#403044 Terror Level Raised

Posted by Ianb on 29 August 2014 - 02:29 PM

Eyes open folks.


Reduced to substantial since 2011. Just been raised again.


Stay safe.



#402867 Vectra For Sale On Ebay!!!

Posted by Ianb on 28 August 2014 - 10:48 PM





#402864 Induction Kit Or Air Filter

Posted by Ianb on 28 August 2014 - 10:42 PM

That's what you want to see when you buy a car, a nice simple service with filters and it will go on and on and on :D :driving:


Couldn't agree more. I mean it's a diesel so it's not exactly a sports car..and that's ignoring the fact it's an estate... BUT.. If you open the engine and it's got all the shiny bits here there and everywhere and a great big cone filter no box etc... you know that whilst the guy has been enthusiastic enough to change stuff and possibly maintain it, he's also probably ragged the !Removed! out of it...