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#302380 2013 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 05 November 2013 - 12:21 PM

Didn't realise you could fit the bulbs upside down as they only fit one way in the headlamps! lol.
Sorted out the driver side as I couldn't tighten the screw that night due to not having the right tools. Father in laws toolbox in Dublin is lacking badly in everything lol.


So far, very happy with the purchase. Thinking of upgrading the side lights now to LEDs. I found these ones on Ebay. Would they work and be a straight swap? 




Also thinking of upgrading the interior lights to LEDs. Which ones would I need?

Thanks :)

#295635 Lenny Purchase A New Whip? Or Get Serious!!

Posted by Hassen on 09 October 2013 - 09:04 PM

Ah not to worry with the gears. I am sure you will be used to it in a few minutes. Plus, I think that to get into reverse with the Focus, you have to pull the gear lever towards you and then pull back. The 6th gear just slots right below the 5th. No pulling towards you in this case.


The drive home should be a fun one. Is Vicki driving with you down to Cork?


As for the paint, the price you got for the full respray is very competitive. Plus, they did a great job previously for you.


That picture posted about of the black Levin lowered looks ace. Deep dish Bobets not really my cup of tea as well but the stance is spot on. Not ridiculously low and still very usable everyday. Nice find georgen.

#295583 Lenny Purchase A New Whip? Or Get Serious!!

Posted by Hassen on 09 October 2013 - 06:23 PM

They are well used by me now. I use approximately a full tank each 7-8 days! They see chi ching when I pull up at the fore court! Lol.


Btw, where are you picking the car from? It looks like it was really well kept and not abused over the years. That is a very long trip. I hope the radio works at least to keep ya going. 


Btw, Vicki, I think I totally put my foot in it the other day with the Mrs thing. Apologies...and, yes, Beyonce has it right. Hint hint Lenny :P

#295444 Lenny Purchase A New Whip? Or Get Serious!!

Posted by Hassen on 08 October 2013 - 09:41 PM

Thanks very much hassen that's very kind of you,
If I'm passing your way though it will mean I'm going to collect some Levin parts,
So I'd be on my own in the focus with the back seat folded to allow space for parts,

I was close by your area at 5am on the 05th September,
I was on nights that week 11-7 and I finished work 4 hours early to travel to killbeggan in order to collect a Levin interior for 100 euro,
Got to the 24hr Topaz station on the tulamore road at 04:25am bought a cup of tea with 3 sugars, 2 x Red bull and a snickers,
I then asked him to charge me for 20 diesel too,
And he says "are you going to drink the diesel too?"
I then had a sleep in the rear of the focus from 5-8am I must say its very spacious with the rear seat fold properly,
I then phoned the seller at 08:25 and collected the interior, I was home by 11

I'll let you know if I'm down that way some time mate,
Or if you would like a han with anything on the focus its no problem,



Lenny, man, that is dedication! I don't think I would have been able to do that now. Kudos!

Btw, Tullamore people are very witty and funny. The other day at the station here, the guy behind the counter goes to me "Do you want me to keep the €40 behind the counter when you come back to get Diesel during the week?" relating to the change from paying for my lunch. Joker he is!


And you are welcome over any time. Thanks a million for the offer to help, I appreciate it. So far, no plans on mods on the horizon at present but that might change very soon lol.


Best of luck with picking up the new car. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

#295143 Audio Experts Please View, Lenny Requires Sound Advise

Posted by Hassen on 07 October 2013 - 08:50 PM

Lenny, you will have to update me how the boom mats work out as I was tempted to get them once I have fund to get my Focal PS165 component speakers.


Foca, all the information you put up was great to read. I think I understood and learnt a thing or two from it. Gonna try to apply that to my own sound project. Thanks :)

#294759 Lenny Purchase A New Whip? Or Get Serious!!

Posted by Hassen on 06 October 2013 - 10:30 AM

Lenny, you are right about the stands. Safer the other way.


And, btw, you can always leave Vicki to chat with my wife. I am sure they will have a field day talking about how ''My husband is obsessed with his car. That's all he talks about!" Lol.

#294505 Lenny Purchase A New Whip? Or Get Serious!!

Posted by Hassen on 04 October 2013 - 09:03 PM

Had to show this to my wife and she had a good laugh reading it. 


Lenny is always welcomed for a play date. I will get the tools and the cars ready :P


Btw, Halfords are having a deal on jack stands and other tools. Check it out:

#294393 Lenny Purchase A New Whip? Or Get Serious!!

Posted by Hassen on 04 October 2013 - 01:46 PM

Lenny, if you are going to visit Co. Offaly, you are more than welcome to pop over to Tullamore if it's on your way and have a cup of tea or something stronger! Along with Mrs Lenny and the kids as well. My wife keeps telling me that it's weird that I talk about you and what you been doing to your car without having met you. Pfff... I swear...I am not crazy :P

#293751 Lenny Purchase A New Whip? Or Get Serious!!

Posted by Hassen on 01 October 2013 - 10:29 AM

Congrats! That is one very clean looking engine. I reckon this car was looked after very well since the owner was a mechanic. How is the interior? And where did you find it? Thought the car was gonna be purchased next year lol.


Btw, there is a crowd up in Dublin doing trade in for alloys if the ones you got are not to your taste. 

www.route66dublin.ie. You have to call into them though to get a quote. They have a big selection from what I can see. Never deal with them so far though.


Tell me about working random hours! I am on call tonight and fingers crossed it's quiet now.

#293747 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 01 October 2013 - 10:08 AM

Lenny, many thanks for all the advice and guides you posted. Best of luck with the new car :)

#293746 Lenny Purchase A New Whip? Or Get Serious!!

Posted by Hassen on 01 October 2013 - 10:05 AM

Woohoo! Nicely done Lenny. Can't wait for the pictures. What mods are already on it or is it a stock car?


p.s: Do you not sleep? re post at 12:49am? lol

#293745 Jean Genie - Focus "stdci"

Posted by Hassen on 01 October 2013 - 10:03 AM

That's cool regarding the remap. The price quoted is very decent and like you said, with the mileage, it would pay for itself by saving on fuel.


Also, do consider a tuning box as well as the new ones do a very good job. I know a lot of people wouldn't agree with me on this, but I have had one for the last few months and it has paid for itself by saving on my fuel bills. Granted it took a lot of tweaking of the settings to get what I wanted from it but there is now the option of either going for an eco or max mode with the twist of two buttons on the box. Another upside is the amount of low end torque that is very usable on a day to day basis rather than just having most of the torque at the top end of the rev range. Major downside was that it was not as easy as I thought to fit it as the engine bay is quite cramped for that connection,

#293258 Lenny Purchase A New Whip? Or Get Serious!!

Posted by Hassen on 29 September 2013 - 10:52 AM

Hard luck Lenny with Option 1 being sold. There are a good few out there, so don't worry too much. You might even end up with a better one :)

#290232 2013 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 14 September 2013 - 09:07 PM

Guys, my rubber pedals are a bit worn out and thinking of getting a set of new pedals. 


Any recommendations of which ones to go for and where to get them?


#289614 Lenny Purchase A New Whip? Or Get Serious!!

Posted by Hassen on 11 September 2013 - 08:45 PM

@Lenny: Will keep an eye out and if I see any new ones will PM you. Did you consider trying to import a fresh one from Japan? Or better, find a nice used model from the UK and bring it over. I reckon there will be a good few more over there than here.


@Vicki: Let Lenny enjoy life a little. He has served his biological purpose already ;) Let him have his toy...ahem project car. The way I see it is, he is a wealth of knowledge already and will be helping out others with his future guides for the next car. That kind of karma goes a long way and it's always good to have some good karma in this lifetime. Plus, it could be worse and he could have chosen to get a golf :P