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Brake Dust Covers

15 October 2012 - 02:41 PM

Hey everyone,

I'm still madly in love with my Mk3 Zetec-S. About 1000 miles on the clock, and she's been cleaned both weekends so far... (we'll see whether that lasts!)

One thing I've noticed when cleaning is the amount of Brake Dust that get all overs the alloys... LIterally COVERED in the stuff with a week/350 miles driving!

Apparently (I'm no expert... clearly) it's the dust from the Disc Brakes? Does that make sense?

Also, I've heard you can get 'Brake Dust Covers', does anyone have any opinions on these or recommendations?

Seem like they could be a great little idea (if they work), but I was wondering if anyone here has had experience of them in the past.

Cheers in advance,


6000K Halogen Bulbs - Mk3 Lighting

07 October 2012 - 02:03 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm just wondering if anyone knows where i could find some decent Halogen bulbs around 6000k colour.

Most I can find seem to be around the 4000-4500k range...

I'm looking to avoid as much yellow as possible in my lights, and was also thinking of putting in LED sidelights...


Also, i'm going to change my interior dome lights to led too,


and also the puddle lamps (which I haven't decided on) as want to get them out first and have a look at the current bulb.

As an after thought... would these be ridiculous fogs? or would they be ok?

Cheers guys, and sorry for all the questions, but there's an awful lot of knowledge on this forum, and i'd love to tap into a bit of it!!


My New Zetec-S

06 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

Hi All,

I picked up my new Focus last weekend, and it's been a whirlwind romance ever since.

I absolutely love the car. Everything about it is soooo much better than my previous Mk1.

I went from a 2.0l Petrol Mk1, to a 1.6tdci Mk3, and i'm absolutely loving it. The economy on the car is great! currently about 48mpg over 500 miles so far (not too shabby from the 22mpg i came from!)

I also think the Zetec-S is beautiful. I've had many compliments on it's looks and yeah, it's definitely fair to say i'm in love! I think the 18in wheels really suit the vehicle.

There's a couple of things I want to do to the car. I've swapped over to a Sony radio, and didn't like the Silver radio surrounds/air con bits, so got some black bits for them, and will be looking to get some interior LED's for the dome lights, and some white LED's for the Side lights, and puddle lamps in the next week or so.

Eventually i guess i'll buy some white headlamps/fogs as well, as they are disappoitningly yellow... but not yet...

If anyone has any advice on some simple mods, or some nice LED's they could recommend, then i'd love to hear what you've got to say!

Thanks very much,

Michael (loving his new car)

Ford Sync - Radio Change

03 October 2012 - 01:05 PM

Hello all...

Does anyone know if Sync is associated with the Radio? or whether it is separate? I'm looking to change my radio from a Standard Ford (62 plate) headunit to another (slightly older 12 plate) Sony radio... and I was wondering whether this would mean i'd lose elements of the Sync?



Radio Code On New Focus

30 September 2012 - 04:23 PM

Hi Guys,

Just looking through the manual on my new Focus for the radio code? Can't see it in there?

Surely they should've given me the code for my new radio?

hmm..... Anyone else with a Mk3 NOT get their radio code with their new car???

Probably worth calling the dealer tomorrow morning to check what's going on...but I thought i'd ask here first.