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Member Since 15 Feb 2013
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In Topic: Showroom Clean

15 April 2014 - 10:48 AM

I pretty much follow Emma's step by step approach, which isn't surprising because I'm lurking over at DW a lot too.


If you're in a rush and you've got a proper snow foam lance, the Demon Snow Foam Shampoo can do the pre-wash and wash in one go.  Spray on the foam, wait a few minutes, then use a wash mitt to wash the car properly with the remaining snow foam.  The Demon Foam can be used as shampoo in a bucket anyway so works out alright.


In terms of what I use....


Buckets - £1 from pretty much anywhere

Pressure Washer - Nilfisk Centennial

Wash Mitt - Noodle from Asda, £2


Demon Foam Snow Foam Shampoo

Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo


Autoglym Resin Polish


Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection


Meguires Carnuba Wax (basically a polish - liquid form)



Meguires Endurance Tyre Dressing

Wonder Wheels with the brush


Demon Shine is a good cheap quick detailer


Drying Towl - £2 Asda one.


oh and glass - Autoglym Glass Polish is amazing stuff but don't put too much on!

In Topic: Egr Blanked But Engine Doesn't Like It

14 April 2014 - 08:42 AM

I managed to snap one of the bolts holding the 2 sections and blank together.  Still seems fine.  The engine management light comes on and off now and again - but it did before I got heavy handed!  Sometimes I reset the DTCs, sometimes it clears itself.  It has never had any effect on the actual running of the engine though.

In Topic: Window No Longer Automatically Closes

04 March 2014 - 04:12 PM

They need resetting after a battery swap - I've had this a few times.  mintalkin is spot on, but my method is slightly different just to ensure it definitely definitely gets reset....


Start with all windows up/closed


1) Press and hold drivers door window auto-down button, keep holding until the window hits the bottom, then continue holding for a further 6 seconds.  Let go.

2) Immediately press and hold drivers door window auto-up button, keep holding until the window hits the top/closed, then continue holding for a further 6 seconds.


Repeat for all 2/4 windows, and it'll work again.  It's quite annoying!

In Topic: Osram Nightbreaker

03 March 2014 - 10:56 AM

thinking of buying some of these phillips bulbs, but how easy is it to change the bulbs simple job?


Yep.  Three steps per bulb.


1) Unscrew the obvious top mounted star/torx/flat screw.

2) Push down (with same screwdriver if you like) on the black plastic tab visible from the back of the light cluster, on the inside side.  It will click.

3) Do the same with the other tab, which is hidden away more on the outer side of the cluster, at the back still, near what I think is the alignment thing.


It'll now be loose, apart from wiring, and its easy to swap all bulbs out from behind the rubber seals.


If you've come from a mk1 focus, you'll be amazed at how easy it is - I don't miss the faff with the mk1 AT ALL.

In Topic: Osram Nightbreaker

27 February 2014 - 03:06 PM

I was looking at the cool blues, but someone said Autolamp Cobalt Blue's were the best xenon effect lights.


I also went for the Philips xTreme Vision as you can get them from EuroCarParts pretty easily at any branch.  Use 'MBCLUB30' for 30% off as well.