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#384870 Focus Engine Cover

Posted by sonic113 on Yesterday, 11:43 AM

ok thanks karl. Will look forward to seeing the finished cover.

#384595 Tax Disc Holder Pictures?????

Posted by sonic113 on 10 July 2014 - 01:58 PM

Ok thanks guys I need not buy one then lol! Nice to have a clear clean window,

#383544 Strange Clunk Sound

Posted by sonic113 on 08 July 2014 - 01:32 PM

Yes agree I have the same focus and after every start you will get a clunk sound around 10-12mph near the same time as the seat belt warning.Like mentioned its just the ABS self test. and as Jonathon said sometimes you may hear a light thud when you turn on the AC i also get this and it appears to be normal as well so noting to worry about.


as for the  brake fluid light I would recommend checking for any leaks on the brake system and clutch as its a fluid clutch. Just if you got a low reading there may be a leak somewhere in order for the fluid to be that low. But for the type of fluid its recommended to use fluid to a spec of ESD-M6C57-A. 


As a ref I Have included the table of recommended fluid specs for you or any 1 for future ref and just handiness.


I think this might be ok but other may be to recommend something.




Good luck  mate.

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#380792 Ford Focus Jacking Points And Axel Stands/ramps ???

Posted by sonic113 on 01 July 2014 - 12:06 PM

Karl, I think that one looks good. I may actually may get the same one as I think that some of silver lines range isnt to bad for the price.

I have also noticed that a lot of stuff from tool company's seems to come from the same place but is just re badged and recolored with ther own theme (maybe not so much snap on and the likes of the top companies). an example is the halfords ratchet stands.



My brother as these and they are identical in every way to the silverline ones i got, only halfords ones are black with their logo and states 2 tonne but I think that just to keep them right legally incase anything ever did happen. But I have noticed this with a fair amount of tools and gadgets (ie tyre pressure/depth gauges ect)


It goes to show though to do some research on anything before buying as you may be buying the same product but the only difference is the price.

#378226 Focus Wheel Center Caps/alloy Wheels Cleaner!!!

Posted by sonic113 on 25 June 2014 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for replies fellas. Just hope weather keeps up now so I can get detailing at the car.

#370510 Personal Service Records??

Posted by sonic113 on 02 June 2014 - 04:12 PM

Some great replies guys thanks. I never thought about the tax disc or fuel receipts idea but I bet if u added them all up it would be a shock to all lol!
Yeah I think a record of work and receipts of parts etc is good to show as proof of whats been done and if you sell on then it might give the news buyers confidence that the cars been well liked after.

Keep up the good work guys.

#370075 Best Make Wipers Best Price

Posted by sonic113 on 31 May 2014 - 11:37 PM

Need new wipers on front of the mk2.5 focus and was just wondering whats the best make to get and wheres the best price for them?


I think the ones i have at the moment are bosh. a guy down at the local autoshop said not to use cheap  ones and stay with bosh as they last and dont squeak or smear?? so I though i would ask what do you guys think.



#278336 Which Company?????

Posted by sonic113 on 29 July 2013 - 10:42 AM

Going to order privacy shades for focus. While about to order the climair ones I came across a company on eBay called privacy shades UK. These look like they work the same as climair shades but are a little bit cheaper. (Although not by much)
Has any one heard of this company or have the shades from privacy shades UK?
Are these blinds the same build quality as climair or wud climair better?

Any one with these blinds what make are yours? ( I know Lenny's were climair and looked well from his pictures)

Should I go for the climair privacy blinds or the ones from privacy shades UK? I'm looking to order today so any advice wud be greatful.

#275990 Ford Focus Privacy Tint

Posted by sonic113 on 19 July 2013 - 01:12 AM

Thanks for the pics. I think I will get a set of these in the next few weeks. Lenny where did you purchase your set from?

#275795 Ford Focus Privacy Tint

Posted by sonic113 on 18 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

Any one got any pictures of the privacy shades fitted to the focus? Lenny put some up but there is not rear window view from the out side. I'm trying to see whats they look like from a few feet away as do they just look like tint? I'm seriously considering these instead of the film tiny. I think they wud be more practical with the kids but keep the tint look hopefuly.

#275037 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Moondust Silver What Brake Colours????

Posted by sonic113 on 14 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

Thanks for the pictures Lenny.
I do like the drum silver now when I see a close up. The red is really nice against the silver. Do you think this colour scheme would look nice against the zetec alloys?

Speaking of alloys I'm old skool on that. I do like the old 4/5 spoke ford alloys from back in the day. That's way I'm attached to the zetec alloys I love that style of wheel. Your y alloys are nice to but as much as I love the rs I do think too many spokes on the wheels but then again Thats just my opinion lol!

#274689 Ford Focus Privacy Tint

Posted by sonic113 on 13 July 2013 - 02:51 AM

Hi fellas
I'm looking to add privacy tin to my rear window and rear side windows. I want to add it to help with the kids in the back ,keeping the sun of them e.c.t but also to look nice on the focus against the silver. Where is the cheapest and best place to get the film tint? I remember doing my old mk6 escort with it from my local car parts shop (closed now for many years). Not the easiest stuff to work with but time and a cool head and miracles happen lol!
Also what shade of darkness do you recommend I get? I don't want limo black as I think its too dark again I want to stay clear from the bad chavy tint job lookalikes lol! What shades of tint do you have and what's the best one to go for against the moondust silver paintwork?

#274665 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by sonic113 on 12 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

Thanks Ollie
If there is a chance it may cause overheating I might leave it but I will keep an eye out.

#274647 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by sonic113 on 12 July 2013 - 09:43 PM

Lenny really like the engine cover paintwork. When you get the ford logo painted it will look fantastic. Is there an engine cover available for the 1.6 petrol as I would to try this out for my own focus. Honestly it looks great.

#273181 Guide To Fitting Rear Parking Sensors Focus Mk2.5

Posted by sonic113 on 07 July 2013 - 10:10 AM

Thanks for reply. I though adding fronts would be a lot harder and since the rear is the most blind spot I think I will just install rear ones. I'm looking at getting ones from eBay the same kit preee used in his guide. Has any used these and what's reliability like. They seem to get decent enough reviews so hopefully should be grand.