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mixmasterlooney

Member Since 04 May 2013
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In Topic: Plastic Fuel Filler Nozzle

Yesterday, 10:29 PM

The activation of the flaps may delay after locking like the alarm. I don't know exactly how long after locking thr car alarm is enabled but it isn't instant.

I can lock the car then open the bonnet no alarm, lock the car come back 20 mins later open the bonnet and alarm goes off so it could be the same for your fuel filler

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In Topic: Mk6 Front And Rear Brakes

Yesterday, 10:15 PM

YouTube eric the car guy, he has lots of great videos on all kind of stuff well filmed and explain he talks about some of the probs you may face too doing a brake job

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In Topic: Some Call Her A Ford Focus, I Call Her Julia!

Yesterday, 02:55 PM

Pinpointed the exact cause of my problem regarding no water flow. The connectors for the water hose have a 1 way flow valve that isn't on the connector of the mk2, i obviously had it backwards hence no water flow, the arrows are very small and the valve is even smaller but it can be seen on the body with a spring loaded ball to stop water flowing back

 

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mk2 connector flows either direction

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In Topic: Some Call Her A Ford Focus, I Call Her Julia!

Yesterday, 09:10 AM

Hole patched again with silicone this time i will leave it for atleast 12 hours before filling the bottle with water, left it near the heater to speed things up. 

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There is actually and alternative and it is a cheaper route for anyone doing this mod, both bottles are actually the same the only difference in the hole has been drilled for the headlight washer pump, you can basically buy a cheap pump on ebay drill a hole on your original washer bottle (Already pre marked on the bottle) or buy a second hand bottle with pumps and hoses already there like i did but it look a long time for me to find a bottle with everything i needed and wanted on ebay, pumps, sensors, hoses, of course as far as i know, no one has done this mod before so there is no aid or advice out there to tell you exactly what you need and or other routes that can be taken to achieve the same goal


In Topic: Some Call Her A Ford Focus, I Call Her Julia!

Yesterday, 08:38 AM

No rain yet so attempt number 2 at washer bottle installation. The hole i patched failed because i did not give it enough time to dry before filling the bottle, half the water leaked out over night but after removing the wheel arch liner and tested the pumps both worked fine front and rear my guess that the hose was blocked by dirt inside the bottle.

 

Bit of a recap yesterday i had to swap over the connectors for the washer bottle this is mk2 connector

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And this is my connector from the original mk 2.5 bottle

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So i started popping out each connector

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Until it was all completed, to fit my connector on the car

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Now today after i took of the washer bottle i realised how dirty it really was on the inside

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So i stripped the bottle, took off the pumps sensor and hose, gave it a clean in the bath, couldn't get anything on the inside to properly clean it though, no biggy all the debri is out

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When it all dries i will patch the hole again and change over the pump from this bottle in order to use the pump from my original bottle because it's newer and doesn't make as much noise.

 

Sadly though headlight washers so far, i xenons need to be activated in elm for this part to work, i was rather hoping it would work without doing that yet though but if i do activate it today i will deffo pop in the xenon lamps asswell

 

 

Next step, during this week i will have a go at painting the washer covers with spray cans, already have brand new covers from ford primed and ready to go the white ones are only temporary to keep it all looking neat, IIRC i paid some what nearly £40 for the covers from ford sadly i had to go down that road to make sure i got the right covers there are many different types, but i have the official ones i can actually say any mk2 washer covers will work except for the RS models, ST's, ZS, Titanium will all fit, MK2 05/08 will work too but the shape won't look as good and this cover is actually smaller in height meaning your holes need to be perfect couple mill out and your f'ed