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#455476 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 17 February 2015 - 10:17 AM

Have you had the dpf removed? Custom remaps are a lot better than a tunning box, bet your well happy. :)


Dpf removed, dpf delete and car remapped.

Very happy with the results so much. Much smoother than with the tuning box. No power surges/spikes and I can rev the car past 3k rpm without it sounding lime a bag of nails.

I might sell the tuning box on the forum if anyone is interested. Nothing wrong with it if anyone wants a removable option.

How's your car keeping up with the new remap?


#455474 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 17 February 2015 - 10:09 AM

Sway bar will increase that because it will push down harder on your springs mate,
Need lower harder springs and low profile tyres with reinforced side wall to prevent the flexing this way the hole thing stays rigid,
Then your sway bar comes in to play to increase pressure on the hard springs to help it turn in because its more rigid,


Thanks for the info Lenny. The future plans still include getting the Bilstein b12 pro kit and I thought that in the meantime, I could just get the sway bars fitted as they ate not too expensive even with fitting included.
I plan to do the mods one bit at a time like I did with the audio install.
If you find anywhere I could get the bars for cheaper, please let me know. So far, with shipping they come to around €240-250. Not including fitting.


#455467 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 17 February 2015 - 09:43 AM

This is all kinds of awesome! Your attention to detail is impressive,re JL audio logo being level. On mine, I looked at it, moved it a bit and it kinda looked level and drilled the holes lol. In the summer, I might decide to tidy up the installation and the mess of wires.


#455465 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 17 February 2015 - 09:34 AM

A must have upgrade for myself living in Ireland as the original washers a not very useful. Didn't mind paying the Ford dealer the money they asking as it makes driving so much easier.


#454708 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 15 February 2015 - 01:18 PM

Had a few deliveries yesterday/today!

Yesterday my blow & glow fuses arrived.. Heated windscreen finally works on both sides :D

And then today I had this knocking at my door

attachicon.gifImageUploadedByFord OC1423919819.581033.jpg

Ordered through camskill who sent straight from the supplier.. Arrived within 2 days!

 

 

Cool. Where do the bushes go? What are the advantages over the usual ones? 




#454627 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 15 February 2015 - 08:11 AM

Thanks for the link and video Lenny.
Saw it on Demon Tweaks but I have never bought anything from them. Might call Pro Parts here as well as they are a registered supplier.
Agreed about knowing which setting I want the bar to be in. Think I will go for medium to start and see how it feels. It just annoys me that anyone inside the car is rocked sideways if I go round any bend, even at a low speed.
That MCM video was where I got the idea. I have looked underneath the car and know what bolt to remove but they look stuck in.


#454602 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 15 February 2015 - 12:06 AM

Update: So after running the car for 3 days with a mixture of motorway, national road and town driving, I must say that it behaves differently but not a huge amount from the tuning box.

 

The spikes in power have completely gone and the power delivery is very smooth in the rev range. I was driving my wife's Seat Leon 1.6 petrol n/a over the week as well and the remapped diesel feels a lot like a n/a car. That surge in power that was present before when the turbo kicked in is gone which is quite nice as was jarring at times when driving. 

 

Readout for the mpg says 58.1 mpg and when I fill up the tank next, I will know from the app on the the phone what is the actual average mpg. If I get anywhere in the region of 50-55mpg, this will pay for itself by saving me on fuel over the next few months with the amount of driving I do. 

 

Also, the low end torque is very usable and when you need to overtake another car quickly, the power is there to be used, which makes overtaking a breeze, especially when you have a long slow moving truck.

 

Next update will be about mpg.

 

Next upgrade for the car I think will be the rear sway bay. Considering the Whiteline one which I think I will probably get a mechanic to install. I reckon it will not take too long as it's a few bolts that hold the sway bar. These might be seized and require more powerful tools/bigger tools which I don't have, so I will leave it to the professional to install it. 

 

Any ideas where I could order this online? Whiteline BMR78XZ is the item code




#454348 Sound Deadening Doors - Do I Need The Membrane Still?

Posted by Hassen on 13 February 2015 - 10:40 PM

Amazon Uk has it for the cheapest price with free shipping. 




#454061 Sound Deadening Doors - Do I Need The Membrane Still?

Posted by Hassen on 13 February 2015 - 12:11 AM

Glad to see others using Silent Coat. I used it in my stereo install and it made a huge improvement in sound quality. A good side effect was that the road noise at 120km/h dropped by 5db. 

 

Here is a link to some pictures and thoughts of Silent Coat.

http://www.fordowner...d-thread/page-2

 

To the OP: Are you going to get new speakers in? If so, highly recommend Focal as a brand but they will need to be driven by an external amp to get the most out of them  :)




#453774 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 11 February 2015 - 09:49 PM

I got lost along the way as Google Maps had their company at the wrong place. Thankfully it was only a few hundred metres off. 

 

Like you said, leave it to the specialists to do a proper job. This was more preventive than anything. The dpf wasn't clogged and inside it was mostly white thankfully. Tuning box out, remap done and car revs much smoother. Power delivery is over a wider rev range and the car doesn't feel like it's running out of puff past 2,500 rpm. Very happy with the results and looking forward to my road trip to Wales next week!




#453757 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 11 February 2015 - 09:11 PM

Lenny, Matthew sends you his regards at MFK Autocare. How did you find the place? At least I only had to drive from Mullingar. You came from Wexford! And how did you find out about their company?




#453630 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 11 February 2015 - 02:01 PM

I will tell them you send your regards.
And yes, all of the above!


#453620 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 11 February 2015 - 01:33 PM

Cheers Lenny. Will do that once on the laptop at home.
Car booked at MFK Autocare this afternoon for some upgrades after your recommendation.


#453618 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 11 February 2015 - 01:32 PM

Nice pictures :)


#453537 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 11 February 2015 - 12:21 AM

How do I rename this thread please? Thanks  :)