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#458421 Whats Different About The Zetec S

Posted by SeanW on 25 February 2015 - 10:03 AM

The ability to change steering mode is dependent on the engine.

It's for the 1.8 petrol and up and I believe all diesels have the option.

The system has a hydraulic steering pump augmented by an electric motor. The amount of extra assistance you get from the electric motor depends on the mode (and speed - faster you go, the less help it gives you).
Comfort = maximum assistance for lightest steering
Normal = electric steering at 50%
Sport = no electric assistance - gives most feedback through the wheel.

The electric steering can feel a little numb.

Personally, I run it in Sport. The steering isn't that heavy (and I'm a fairly big bloke who can cope lol). I like the feel of knowing I'm connected to the front wheels. Used to have a Mk2 Punto with electric steering and wasn't overly keen on it.

#457055 Car Conundrums!

Posted by SeanW on 21 February 2015 - 03:24 PM


#456682 Spotted In The Woods!

Posted by SeanW on 20 February 2015 - 12:09 PM

I wooden have believed it if I hadn't seen the picture. That really is a tree-mendous from the plank driving. I bough to his stupidity!

I'll leaf it there!!

#455896 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by SeanW on 18 February 2015 - 10:13 AM

She's almost hot enough to overlook the fact she drives a Crapsa

#454677 Car Interior & Other Stuff

Posted by SeanW on 15 February 2015 - 11:20 AM

Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.co...4754183&alt=web

I think I just threw up a little in my mouth...

#454648 Instant 50Bhp Mod!

Posted by SeanW on 15 February 2015 - 09:43 AM

So how many MPP (Miles Per Pizza) do you get now you've got the extra 50hp? Or does it depend on the pizza?

#452673 How Do You Remove Roof Mouldings

Posted by SeanW on 08 February 2015 - 02:09 PM

Sorry to jump in on this thread.....

I'm looking at fitting the normal crossbars to my 2009 Focus, I've removed the little section in the plastic and found the sealant. Am I right in thinking that for the crossbars I just need the break the seal fix the crossbars with a bolt from the outside (i.e. No need to remove the interior roof lining)?

If I don't want the crossbars on the car is there any best practices for re-plugging the holes so that any water does not get in?


Correct - just dig out the sealant (roughly in the middle of the gap) and you'll find the little threaded cup that your roof-bar bolts will secure into.  Don't worry too much about water ingress.  The mountings are sealed from the inside (like I said, it's a little threaded cup lol)  I haven't got anything other than the plastic covers slotted back in place, and have had no problems.  


Also, if you go for the genuine Ford bars, everything fits nicely inside the mounts for storage - including the modified plastic strips (or the original ones if the bars are on the car).  It's possible Thule bars will be similar - they look incredibly similar.

#448090 Build You Own 3D Printer

Posted by SeanW on 24 January 2015 - 04:55 PM

I did spot a cheaper kit on ebay...but err...the listing showed a model of Batman and had it labelled as Superman


Dodgy, dodgy dealings that!! 

#448078 Build You Own 3D Printer

Posted by SeanW on 24 January 2015 - 04:34 PM



I fell for this twice when I was younger, had a half built robot thingy on wheels, which when finished could supposedly learn it's way around your house, and part of a remote control Impreza WRX which could supposedly do 40mph lol. I can't remember if the magazines stopped or if I just lost interest.

The magazine was "Real Robots"

I collected the whole thing.  As did my sister ("Well, Sean has one..." no prizes for guessing who built hers...)


I did ask Mum to stop buying it, but she refused to give-up her £2 deposit for WH Smith holding them lol


My interest faded when it started needing 1,000 batteries.  That and I was doing two of the friggin' things.  Ohh...and they extended the magazine run about 3 times.


I never used it properly.  Late last year the whole lot was unceremoniously dumped in the bin!

#446812 Happy 30Th Lenny!!!!

Posted by SeanW on 21 January 2015 - 07:56 AM

Happy birthday Lenny!!

The big Three-Oh, eh?! :D

Enjoy bud!! Make it a good'un

#443353 I Am In Love.

Posted by SeanW on 09 January 2015 - 11:55 PM

Might be able to scrounge up 18p lol

#442260 Only One Reversing Light !

Posted by SeanW on 06 January 2015 - 12:11 AM

I believe it's still not mandatory to have even one...

#441786 How Do I Clean Small Black Spots Off?

Posted by SeanW on 04 January 2015 - 02:49 PM

WD40 works

So does Asda Smart Price furniture polish lol

#441554 Makeshift Spray Booths

Posted by SeanW on 03 January 2015 - 04:50 PM

If I can get them off in the next few days, they're yours. However, I MIGHT be joining a ship next weekend...in which case, it won't be done until early April

#441526 Makeshift Spray Booths

Posted by SeanW on 03 January 2015 - 03:39 PM

:lol: blame lenny,
Myself and the toilet have alot in common, im almost 30 years old aswell i take alot of !Removed! and have difficulty processing some operations but i never kiss As s

 :lol: i thought we was friends   your rite there lol i used the empty front bedroom to spray up two mdf boot panels then spray glue like spider man and apply carpet,
Luckily there's no smokers in the house Wouff!! :lol:
I've to paint the bedroom and put in a new floor anyway.

Fog surrounds are looking great now Sean it was either spray them or your grills i suppose,
Are you selling the standard fog surrounds?
I need to either purchase fog surrounds or an ST bumper :)

There's a whole load of incredibly inappropriate jokes that could be made here...possibly even enough to make Vicki blush :blink:

I had a tin of primer and matt black leftover from spraying up some photo frames...and since the DRLs are in the house it made sense to do it that way lol

I haven't really got anywhere to put the old surrounds, so was thinking of selling them - first refusal to you mate!!

Best thing to use is a an old shower curtain in the garage. Pin it up and job done.

Sounds good!! I'm only missing a couple of things...

1. A shower curtain
2. A garage