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#528036 Car Winter Preperation!!!!

Posted by sonic113 on 01 October 2015 - 10:01 AM

I picked up a set of the bosh ones again and give the window a really good wash down with vinegar and newspaper and all is cleaning 100% brilliantly so hopefully these ones should last more than 7 months.

#518259 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 01 September 2015 - 04:55 PM

I appreciate the faith you have invested in me :lol:


On a serious note Lenny , the article was a good read and your guides and advice have helped out a lot of people on here including myself. wish you all the best with any new projects you take on.  :)

#517929 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 31 August 2015 - 06:35 PM

:)  Give it a while Lenny and a bit of paint here and it should come out something like this one lol!  :D



#517822 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 31 August 2015 - 02:33 PM

All going well it will be a 3.2 flat six :)

Great stuff Lenny


If stick that in a wee mk2 fiesta and all you need is the wings forget the red bull mate! lol!  :)

#517270 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 29 August 2015 - 06:47 PM

Great Input Lenny Thanks.

Some useful guides there as always mate.

Keep em coming lol!  :)

#517146 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 29 August 2015 - 01:10 PM


Justo received five hard copies of this months issue of "12 Volt Review" by Connects2 

Check it out yo; 

Good Stuff Lenny


you are now famous lol!


I had a read through it there very informative interview.  :)

#516856 09 Zetec 1.6 Injector Question

Posted by sonic113 on 28 August 2015 - 01:38 PM

Ok I picked up some of the wynnes injector cleaner from halfrauds the standard 5.99 bottle as they didn't have any of the formula gold one in stock.

Car drove a little funny for a few miles then got better. Today I noticed a big difference as its driving so smooth and have more low down power restored. I think this stuff as helped a lot but what's the difference between it and the formula gold version ?

I think I will use this every 6000 mile or so just to keep all fuel system in top form.

#516707 Quick Clear

Posted by sonic113 on 27 August 2015 - 11:14 PM

quick clear times out in 5 mins due to the high current it draws you should only use it when its needed and for as little time as possible preferably before driving off if you want to test it put a cup of hot water in the car near the window let it mist up then try the quick clear

Great tip there Aurther I will be using these little gem to test thr quick clear if any problems arise.  :)

#510626 Phones & Gadgets!!!

Posted by sonic113 on 09 August 2015 - 04:43 PM

Totally agree.


I already ordered a little cheapy one from Amazon that clips to the Air vent  just before I opened this thread and discovered the brodit style mounts lol!


It should be here this week. I will have a look at it and maybe try it for a while and If that doesn't do the job I will look into the brodit mounts.  :)

#510469 First Impressions

Posted by sonic113 on 08 August 2015 - 10:53 PM

I have the 2009 petrol version and agree with the road noise although the Zetec model does have stiffer springs with the sports suspension so this probably adds to the road noise as well as the make of tyre used. I know some guys on here have add sound insulation with good results. I may look into that at a later date myself.


As for the radio signal I too experience this in certain parts when driving it may break up. I actually unscrewed my aerial from car roof (just the top part no the whole aerial in the roof liner) and cleaned the connection and tightened it back up and found this helped a lot. I found mine was not screwed tight to begin with but I plan on changing the headunit for a OEM look alike one with built in satnav, cd,sd card options ect. There are so many to choose from I have to do a bit of research first.


I think the focus is a great all round car though, the Drive is superb and  ford done themselves proud with each model that came put especially in the facelift versions.



Hope this is of some help.


#510468 Reverse Camera Fitted.

Posted by sonic113 on 08 August 2015 - 10:44 PM

Finally got round to fitting my reverse camera. Looks good. Next job is fit one to father inlaws mk1 focus.



Mr Grumpy99 Great job there.


I will be fitting on of these when I install me new head unit. Hoping to get all done before end of summer. I want to install the camera so the head unit will act as the screen. I really like your camera as its very discrete.

Good Job.  :)

#510287 Throttle Body Cleaning + Maintenance????

Posted by sonic113 on 08 August 2015 - 11:55 AM

Just an update here fro anyone who is interested with the petrol focus. I removed the throttle body and cleaned all the dirt from both sides and also the throttle plate itself. I used wd40 and petrol and a soft cloth. Just make sure that if you are cleaning the throttle body do no use any sharp metal objects (ie screwdrivers ect) as you don't want to mark it by scraping the dirt of.


I also removed the rubber gasket and cleaned it all up as well. Inside the plastic manifold was also dirty so I just used a damp cloth with petrol and cleaned as far as I could reach with it. I let all dry for about 15 minutes then rebuilt all back up. Also when reconnecting the throttle sensor there is a initialization period/Step  when replacing a new throttle body so I followed it just to keep things right even though I was reusing my original one. I have outlined the basic steps below for anyone who may need it.



Steps To Remove


1) Disconnect Battery (This will also reset any Memory states)


2) Remove Air Cleaner OutLet Pipe (The one that runs from the air box to the throttle body)


3) Disconnect the TPS (Throttle Body Position Sensor) (small red locking clip pops up then whole plug just pulls of sensor)


4) Remove the 4 Torx screw on the TB and gently lift throttle body of. Under you will see the rubber gaskets which can be removed and cleaned or replaced depending on condition.



Steps to Reinstall


1) Reinstall is a reverse of the above steps just make sure that the rubber gasket is seated properly and hand screw the 4 torx screws a few turns before tightening them up. Tightening torque figures are 10Nm for those who are interested but DON'T over-tighten. 


2) when all is replaced the Initialization period is as follows:


  -Turn the ignition to position II

  - Wait for 1 minute to Initialize the throttle body.

  - Turn the ignition to the off position.



After that just drive as your normally would and the car should relearn all values. You will also need to reset you clock and date and re input your radio code as the battery was disconnected. 

I have notices the car engine is a lot quieter when revving at higher speeds and does not growl as much, and the car pulls a lot better and smoother. It feels totally better and smoother throughout the gear changes. Passengers also have noticed the difference in the feel of the car so I am very happy with that.


Hope this helps for anyone who may have the same issues or questions about throttle body cleaning.





#510037 Phones & Gadgets!!!

Posted by sonic113 on 07 August 2015 - 02:19 PM

Thanks Fella


Nice pic there stoney looks very neat and tidy, That's the look Im going for I also like the ay you have it attached to the A-Pillar, I will have a look and see if I can get the parts and post a pic when Im done.


#509030 Advice Need - Ford Focus

Posted by sonic113 on 04 August 2015 - 06:14 PM

with the climate pack you get the heated front windscreen


Forgot about that!


Love the heated windscreen. Its one of the most useful features I have ever had on a car. 

#508139 What Wipers????

Posted by sonic113 on 02 August 2015 - 12:28 AM

Thanks Lenny for the posts there :) . I have the exact same ones that you posted up but I wasn't overall impressed with them. They where great for the first few months but then started to smear ect.


Come to think of it maybe i should try that clay bar on the glass as I'm wondering when I get a wash at the local car wash when it rinses it goes to a wax spray and I try not to spray it on the windows but maybe its running from the roof and coating the window screen which then is hard to clean?????


The only other thing I can think of is when I'm detailing the car I do the wiper arms (not the blades just the metal parts) with the Autoglym vinyl and rubber care by spraying it on a cloth and wiping them over to keep them black looking and maybe when it rains ect water is washing it onto the front window screen glass.


The clay bar might get all dirt and grime of the glass.  :unsure: