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#486125 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by 1stghia on 14 May 2015 - 04:36 PM

I know a man who knows a man.

Bought off an ST225 Specialist Mechanic friend up north... He stripped
and took to a powdercoater who I have used before. Returned to mechanic
who rebuilt and sent to me!

jammy bugger :D

#486032 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by 1stghia on 14 May 2015 - 10:56 AM

nice, did you buy the calipers painted or send them away for refurb?

#479637 Alloys

Posted by 1stghia on 25 April 2015 - 02:55 PM


#479635 Alloys

Posted by 1stghia on 25 April 2015 - 02:52 PM

Had 5 mins spare :) dont know if it is what youre after..


wheels 1.jpg

#479553 Stoneys St3 (formerly Known As 'subtle Hint')

Posted by 1stghia on 25 April 2015 - 08:55 AM

Very Nice ... can tell you were excited due to the slight blurriness of the pics lol

#460975 Focus Mk2 Fuse Size Mini Or Micro?

Posted by 1stghia on 04 March 2015 - 10:44 AM




Yes its the "mini" type it is. you can get small packs online with a few different fuse sizes (ie 10amp,3amp 5amp.......ect) that are very handy to have as spares when you need them.


I included a link below to give you an idea. 


http://www.amazon.co...ini blade fuses



Hope this helps



Many Thanks for the additional info :D

#405381 Focus 2005 Mk2 1.8Tdci With Egr Valve Fault!

Posted by 1stghia on 04 September 2014 - 10:50 AM

yes and no thats mk2.5 my mk2 1.8 has the valve fitted as per pic  when taking trim from near bottom of the windscreen be careful as I stress fractured mine and required a replacement :( but it was cheap so hey ho :)



#375701 My St / Rs Mk2 Build Up. Project Phenomenal!

Posted by 1stghia on 17 June 2014 - 05:18 PM

absolutley breathtaking job, brilliant example of pimping a ride lol


what next an rs500 replica ??

#356575 Focus Mk2 55 Plate Cruise Control Prob/fault?

Posted by 1stghia on 24 April 2014 - 03:15 PM

hi rbz5416


nah still the same, CC works just annoyed me you couldnt tell it was on until it was set. Although I don't use it as you can get a bit tooo comfy when driving lol


sorry I dont have a positive answer for you m8 :(

#353660 Egr Blanked But Engine Doesn't Like It

Posted by 1stghia on 14 April 2014 - 06:04 PM

Yes it does appear to be smoother, especially around the lower rev range, and quieter only slightly though it is a diesel lol. Also keep hearing a quiet dull , i suppose knock would be the best way to describe it, like when you have a chipping stuck in your tyre and you have the window open faster you go the faster the tick the slower etc etc however this knock I can't pinpoint and can only be heard in motion, think its def front half central part of the car. But I don't believe this is related in any way to the egr blank.

#353240 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6tdci Engine

Posted by 1stghia on 13 April 2014 - 11:41 AM

Thanks very much for the guide lenny, even though mines a 1.8 I got there lol

#345097 Guide Fitting Second Reverse Light Ford Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5

Posted by 1stghia on 20 March 2014 - 01:47 PM

Finally got around to doing this mod :D cree's not in yet but ....




sorry couldn't find how to add photo from build thread to here.


Many Thanks to Lenny for his guide, and all of you who have contributed. :D



#345095 Slower Than The Slow Focus Mk2 Build :d

Posted by 1stghia on 20 March 2014 - 01:37 PM

Today I took the bull by the horns ... so to speak, and set about installing the second reverse light,. Overnight the epoxy set (and boy is it strong as I gave it a good old test) Cut away the inside of the bumper to allow the extra bulb holder to fit..




Hardest thing for me was to wire the new loom into the old one above the exhaust :o I have jcb hands and jeez was it tight, must of took best part of 2 hours just to splice in and tape.


Anyway checked the normal fog, looks slightly pink to me through the clear lens :/




Next the big test will it work first time ... normal bulbs in at the moment, as I didnt have cree's to hand at the minute, the new reverse picks up the shadow of the fog light bulb as you can see in the pic, hopefully this will look better when cree's are fitted.


sorry about the clarity, but it was blowing a gale when I took the twin light shot :(




Many thanks to the guide by lenny and all those members who contributed to that thread.





#278594 Removal Of Mk2 Power Output Socket :/

Posted by 1stghia on 30 July 2013 - 01:16 PM



:D Finally did it no more gapping hole in the console :D


Boy did it get warm in the footwell :( went in through the drivers lower trim panel, finally loosened the clips on the power output socket but there was a cylindrical (sp) shape piece of plastic I could not budge what so ever, I ended up chewing it off with long nose pliers :D


Saw what my mistake was straight off in thinking there should be 3 connectors, the lighter itself has a 2into1 block and I found the illumination wire as stated by you kind folks bent back on itself and taped up. (you dont get much slack to attach these connectors)


All in and working as it should. No one! smokes in my car lol its too clean inside. I just didn't like the void behind the gear stick, but as it could be illuminated I wanted it working ;)


Now to wrap or not to wrap :/


many thanks for you guys taking the time to help out it is much appreciated. :D :D