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#410595 Fuel Filter...1.8 Petrol Mk2.5

Posted by sonic113 on 17 September 2014 - 11:51 AM

Does my car have one? I can't seem to find replacement parts online




Like mentioned in above posts its part of the fuel pump ( a gaze type of mesh). usually they are 100% but if ever needed replaced the who pump has to be replaced   :( . But up the ups side at least its one less filter to buy at service intervals  :) . There are a few cleaners on the market and different people will have different opinions on each one but myself personally I advice people just not to let your fuel get extremely low all the time (ie don't run the car until its sucking for fuel lol!) because this is where you will suck up all the dirt at in the tank and then chances are the filter will catch it all.


I myself would only run to the "25 miles left  empty" chime on the odd occasion but generally I top up when the light comes on at "50 miles to empty" I only use this as a personal guide though and I have on once or twice run the car empty but that was only to test the digital mileage to empty against the manual gauge for accuracy.


so to some it up basically just keep topped up with good fuel and fill up when the fuel tanks reaches a reasonable level but not too low. As for the cleaners well others may comment on them as I said every one as different opinions and some work and some don't I have used many brands over the years on different cars  and I suppose I could say they do make a difference of some sort but one thing they do is put your mind at ease that you have tried to look after the fuel/injector system lol!  :)


Hope this helps

#409858 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 15 September 2014 - 10:43 AM

Eonon unit looks the business, runs winCE as well meaning you should be able to use other navigation software , TomTom, Igo etc
WinCE makes android and iOS look like a plaything for a 4 year old, meaning with a bit of time and effort, you can mod your head unit as well as your car ! ;) very tempted with that , has anyone got one?


Yes I think The Eonon probably is the winner for me as well. 
I like the fact it runs winCE and you can use other navigation software with it. 
This along opens up lots of options. I have found a few different models mainly for the facelift
focus which I have but for those who have the pre faclift (square version head unit) they supply one for it as well.
Here are some of the models I came across. They all look the same and have the same features advertised
so I dont really know what the main difference is.
Eonon D5161E
Eonon C5161E
I do think it pretty good price for all the equipment you get. It would be great to hear from any one who have an of these EONON units installed. I also have seen a few listings from UK sellers as well with 1 year warranty. I also think being able to mod the hea unit would be great as you may be fit to access wallpapers/backgrounds and add your own or change logos or just the general stuff you can on android devices ect. 
I think this one is a pretty close match to what I personally am looking for.

#409512 K&n Panel Air Filter

Posted by sonic113 on 14 September 2014 - 11:44 AM

Ive done a lot of research on this - ti took a lot of time/ effort to wade throgh all the BS
It depends on the car -
On some it made no difference at all
On some (NA) no difference in power but a slight increase in throttle response
On some (NA) there was a slight increase in power at very high revs (typically 1-3Hp)
On some turbo engines,lag is reduced a bit from low revs and throttle response improved, but no or very slight increase in power - this is typical (what you might expect) from most turbo-diesels
On some cars/ engines new stock/ K&N (or any other make) or no filter at all makes no difference, this is because other parts of the intake/ inducion system are more restrictive than the filter element  
In general you can expect no difference or only a slight difference in power compared to a fresh stock filter - typical independant measured gains are 1-2Hp, you need 10% for a noticable difference in power, though you might notice better throttle response/ reduced lag - or more noise
Often, a "sports" replacement filter replaces a dirty, clogged stock filter so the noticed improvement is due to that - like for like / new for new is a fair comparison
K&Ns are oild cotton filters (like green cotton) they allow small dust particles in when they are new (which can cause bore wear), and need to build up a layer of dust to start filtering properly - stock filters filter out small dust particles, straight from new
a stock filter does not last as long as a K&N (or similar) but a stock patterrn filter costs £5 and a K&N £30 - 6 times as much
I run a stock (paper) filter on my car - (369Nm - independant dyno stock is 209ft-lbs, off the top of my head) - i need to because the CAIS goes into the wing and i tend to pick up road dust from the wheel - the paper filter filters this out and the K&N would not - a K&N would ruin the engine - if i re-located the intake i might consider it, though - who knows - i might need that extra 2Hp
Better get yourself a remap - 9-times out of 10 will make a bigger difference and is probably more cost-effective/ "bang-per-buck"       

I agree on this one. I stick to a stock filter and clean it with compressed air in between service intervals. I used to give performance filters a go in the past cars I had but honestly noticed no differance only my wallet lighter lol!.
I say if you have a stock engine keep it standard and service it regularly to keep it in top shape this way you'll get the best from the engine if you want or need power then buy a car with that as standard because in the long run it saves Hassel and money. Just my 2 pence of info lol!

#409248 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 13 September 2014 - 03:48 PM

Ok looking at some more of these units I have threw together
some video’s  from you tube and a few
specifications That I personally will be looking out for to try to get the most
out of one for the money.


Some features I recommend to look out for:




A Decent Price £££ (Every one probably does not want to spend a lot of money on a unit I for one Don’t  but we want the best for the budget we have, Most of these units retails between £170 to £270 which I suppose is not bad for what you get(Sat Nav, DVD ,CD,Mp3 player ect). So there should be something to suit everyone interested in these.

-  OEM look Fit (I think  this is important As you would want it to blend in and look like a ford original gadget Which most of these units have and are available in the black  or silver colour to match the dash).


ARM Processor (Faster than older models so I believe as units with an arm processor wont have any or very little lag unlike older models.)


Dual Can Bus (Keeps many car functions ie steering controls , car dash display, Dims units lights with car lights, reverse gear selects camera if installed, when car switched of it turns into standby and turns on like OEM head unit.

- Mp3 (Preferably with album art display I think this is a nice touch on the models that have this feature especially if you a big music fan.)


- Blue tooth facilities (Handfree Phone calls ect & Some allow contact lists for easy phone call making I think its a good feature and a good safety value.)


- Remote control (Not a real necessity but if the unit comes with one then I suppose it’s a bonus)


- Dual Zone Feature (This is an interesting one as if you have kids and have back monitors installed you can through a movie from these units to the rear passengers and still sue the radios or sat nav in the front so if you using sat nav to find a Lego land then the kids can be happy watching the Lego Movie in the rear of the car lol!)


Unit Back lighting + Car Logo ( I think this is a cool feature as it lets you set your units back lighting to match your cars dash lightening. Again Not a necessity but helps with the OEM look of the thing Especially if they allow you to set the car Manufacture logo)




Sat Nav
(This is a great feature now as for me this is a buying point of the unit.  No some models allow 2d/3d maps and look good
and also take different formats of  maps
so this does open up a lot of options for the user.

Other Options


Again not necessities but if the unit comes with them then I suppose they are bonus’s .


Rear view Camera Feature

- Ipod Connection Feature

- Digital Tv Feature

- NFC Phone Feature


Some negative points are that most of these don’t come with DAB but this is something that would not matter to me much as I would use the CD or Mp3 more any how’s. Some do report to get a little interference on the radio function but there are foxes for this by means of a signal booster Box I think . Just something to consider if your thinking of getting one.

Personally I think the positive may out way the negative on these units but hopefully if anybody has one installed post up what functions it has, what functions you have tested and what you think of it for the price also some images or videos may help. We may also be fit to help out or put together a guide for installation or settings on certain models of these if anyone needs help.


So on to the video demonstrations I found so far.


Here they are below:


Unknown Unit



Eonon D5162



Thanks for reading this post.


#408876 Zetec 1.6 100 Noisy

Posted by sonic113 on 12 September 2014 - 10:24 AM

No, can't keep my hand over the end, it looks original. it's more of a roar type of sound at revs over 3K, On motorway you have to turn up the stereo, could use another gear.

maybe I'm too fussy. 


I agree. I have the same model and 1 6th gear would be great on motorways. I changed my oil to castrol magnatec (5w30) and this through a few 100 miles of driving had made a difference to the engine noise slightly (at idle its very quiet and very smooth when driving). At high speeds (motor way) there is a bit of a noise from the engine but I think its just the way these are made. Also I have added an engine under tray and plan to add some under bonnet insulation from the scrap yards (Like the diesels have and one from a diesel will probably fit as well) and I think this will help aid the in sound proofing a bit because My father in law has the same egine in the cmax and has an under tray and bonnet insulation and its very quiet indeed.


Hope this helps. :)  

#408043 2014 Upgrades

Posted by sonic113 on 10 September 2014 - 10:29 AM

Others might be able to chip in but I think the soundproofing that's in the diesel would fit the petrol. Don't quote me on it though. Also, maybe an engine cover if you don't have it already. I am not sure that Silent Coat would cut down a lot of engine noise. It will stop vibrations from entering the cabin though.

Thanks Hanssen

it probably will fit, I will check the local scrap yards to see what they have. :)

#407785 2014 Upgrades

Posted by sonic113 on 09 September 2014 - 04:54 PM

I put it myself. Very simple to do but time consuming. It's a vibration damping material called Silent Coat. I have links in this thread where to get it for the cheapest online delivered. The market leader is Dynamat and this is as effective but costs a bit less.
Mind you now that this will only absorb vibration and to a very limited extent airborne noise. What do you actually want to achieve and for what purpose is a good starting point of what type of material that would suit you best.

Feel free to ask questions and I did a fair bit of research on this subject and it will save you a bit of time Googling :)


My focus is the mk2.5 1.6 zetec. Now the petrol is quiet as it is but I have added a new under try that has helped and for I added it to keep under as clean and protected as I can but Under the Bonnet is bare lol!  :) So I want to add some noise insulation for the look but also to aid in a wee bit of sound deadening as well. I cant find any OEM stuff (maybe from a diesel would fit) but since Im buying it i thought there might be bettwr sound stuff other than OEM material but anything will do as long as its tidy looking and doesn't bake the bank.




#406726 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by sonic113 on 07 September 2014 - 11:10 AM

Great pics fella's. The focus's are looking good. Some great shots and angles the ones with airside ford in background are nice.

#406378 Possible Dash Lighting Mod...

Posted by sonic113 on 06 September 2014 - 02:29 PM

Nice work.  :)

It looks really well mate.

can i ask what radio unit you have there as I'm thinking of upgrading mine soon and that one looks nice.

#405194 Cabin Filter Replaced.

Posted by sonic113 on 03 September 2014 - 09:07 PM

good job mate. I did my on my annual service using a genuine ford one but to be honest Id say they are all nearly the same filters for what they do. It is a pain to get to but next time you go to replace it you'll probably do it in half the time as you know now what your up against.


Only one tip is watch the arrow for the direction of the air flow. They should face into the cabin (towards the back of the car not the Bonnet) I thought this was common sense until I found out when the first time I changed it since owning the car the actual ford technician has replaced it wrong way around (arrows facing bonnet) so there you go its an easy mistake to make,  :)

#404333 Guide: Fitting Mud Flaps Focus St Focus Rs Focus Zetecs

Posted by sonic113 on 01 September 2014 - 09:09 PM

Standard Genuine flaps are best if you don't have side skirts or rear diffuser fitted mate,
Here's links:

Genuine Ford Focus 2005-2011 Front Mudflap set:

Genuine Ford Focus 2005-2011 Rear Mudflap set:

Absolutely no drilling holes required,
Provided with fully illustrated instructions.

Genuine Ford Focus 2005-2011 full set front and rear flaps:


+1 on that.


Mine came with a standard set and they are a great fit and actually pretty easy to remove when needed.

#403786 Guide: Fitting Mud Flaps Focus St Focus Rs Focus Zetecs

Posted by sonic113 on 31 August 2014 - 05:11 PM

As always nice guide Lenny.

#403706 Using The Correct Oil

Posted by sonic113 on 31 August 2014 - 01:15 PM

I think its fine as long as it meets the specifications for your car. In not sure though if you have had to mix it. If it where myself I would drain the old oil and refill with the one type.

#402821 Guide: Fitting Ford Projector Puddle Lights Mk2 & Mk2.5 Focus 05-12 Front...

Posted by sonic113 on 28 August 2014 - 09:37 PM

People would need to remove door card to change batterys didnt think of that mate,
But generally led's are low power consumption
Unless the unit is small enough to fit somewhere else perhaps stick on door pocket,
They seem to work off a magnet,
Stick magnet to door frame, when magnet is in contact with the unit it cuts power off

They do look good but myself personally I think I'd prefer the other type that harwires in. But saying that wireless is still very handy.

#402607 Guide: Fitting Ford Projector Puddle Lights Mk2 & Mk2.5 Focus 05-12 Front...

Posted by sonic113 on 28 August 2014 - 02:43 PM

Thanks for the link Lenny. These actually look good but just was thinking would it be easy to change the batterys when need or would you have to strip the door card off? and how long would the battery's last in the car? I take it there must be a switch or senor that knows when the door is opened or closed. But yes a good job and I thought the price was not bad either.