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#463562 Chrome Beading...

Posted by leesheffield on 10 March 2015 - 11:03 AM

Been a while since I have bought anything for my car but just received these in the post and thought I would share with you all. I have always liked the look of the rear fog light surrounds on the ST and wanted some for myself. Without buying the most expensive option I went with these for 25 quid from eBay . Hope you like. Before and after

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#423311 2008 Intake Manifold Runner Control

Posted by leesheffield on 27 October 2014 - 09:32 PM

Forgot to mention where solenoids are. They are on top of engine on my mk2.5 1.8. They are behind throttle body and there are 2 of them with 2 vacuum pipes to each one.

#423308 2008 Intake Manifold Runner Control

Posted by leesheffield on 27 October 2014 - 09:29 PM

I've got the same problem with mine. Been intermittent now for a good few months. Just saving up to get it sorted. So far I have checked all connections, cleaned out intake manifold and throttle body. Checked for vacuum leaks and cracked pipes. Disconnected all connectors a d checked them. Had solenoids off and inspected them. The solenoids are two little devices at top of engine that look like old fashioned whistles lol they control the vacuum as far as I'm aware. This then sucks the runner control which is on side of the manifold that pulls open the swirl flaps in the manifold. This does this with a connecting rod which moves down and opens the flaps inside the manifold. I'm only going on what I Ha e read from lots of other people's experience of this problem. I wish I could fix mine with a simple fix but looking like garage is only option at Moment. Gutted.

#421079 Dash Cam Mounting - Mk2/2.5 Focus

Posted by leesheffield on 20 October 2014 - 03:34 PM

I got one like this-

4" screen and full HD.
The extra mirror size is useful too as you get a wider view and less blind spots.

I had one of these before and it was a good idea. However I found that I couldn't see clearly enough out of the mirror as it rattled and vibrated a lot. It also rattled on the video and sometimes couldn't even hear anything it has recorded. If you can stop that though it is a good idea. Plus if you have blocked out windows you can see barely anything out of it at night.

#420886 Dash Cam Mounting - Mk2/2.5 Focus

Posted by leesheffield on 19 October 2014 - 09:06 PM

Hi. I have one of the following. It fits neatly behind the mirror and then I have fed the wire above the roof lining and into the glove box. I then wired in a cigarette lighter in the glove box. I The sucker I placed in the hashed area of the windscreen. From in the car you can hardly see it and from outside too it isn't really obvious. If I want to view anything I simply remove it or slide the mirror off to view.

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#338355 Philips Blue Vision Vs Osram Cool Blue Intense

Posted by leesheffield on 03 March 2014 - 07:46 PM

Hmm I'm wondering what to do now. Got osram night breakers at Moment. They are awesome for road coverage but they aren't white enough for my liking. Maybe might get some when budget allows and will keep for when the night breakers blow.


#316298 When In Chrome..!

Posted by leesheffield on 30 December 2013 - 09:03 PM

Bought myself some halfrauds chrome detailing strip and here are the results. Hope u like how it looks. I sure do. The other half doesn't see the difference but hopefully you guys will

#311486 Cree Nightmare

Posted by leesheffield on 13 December 2013 - 01:24 PM


Wow, lights in your footwear, I am impressed. trainers or boots?  :D 

Ha sorry my bad. Footwell lol

#303966 Calliper Colour Advice

Posted by leesheffield on 10 November 2013 - 09:34 AM

I agree with Arthur on the rear drums, something relatively neutral like a silver or black. Up to yourself then really on the front...either stick with whatever you paint the drums, or you could go for any colour really. Not the biggest fan of red...think yellow could be nice ya know on your car, and not quite as common as red. What sort of wheels have you got? Just wondering how visible they're gonna be. Have you any plans to add any other little touches to match, like DMB badges or anything?

I too have a blue Focus, mine is a Jeans Blue pre-facelift and I did front and rear calipers with dark blue Hammerite. I used it on my old Mondeo to sort of match the blue Ford badge in the centre caps, so used it on the Focus too. It's a decent colour match to the car as well, and think it's just a nice subtle job which looks a million times better than knackered old rusty calipers, without immediately grabbing your eye.

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Well I decided to go with blue for the front calipers. Also decided I couldn't be arsed jacking the car up so painted them through the alloys with a thin brush lol. Manager to control the paint so none dripped on the rims. Phew lol. I'm going to do the rear drums black I think but this time will be taking the wheels off for that job. Going to borrow my mates trolley jack and axle stands to make it easier. ImageUploadedByFord OC1384075479.592531.jpg

#303965 Osram Nightbreaker Plus

Posted by leesheffield on 10 November 2013 - 09:27 AM

sorry, ys the noghtbreakers are the best o the market, after fitting them i recomend you get your headlights aligned by any garage to see the maximum potential from the nightbreakers H1 and H7
+1 thanks :lol:

Hi just to go back to the original post slightly � how do you mean to get the lights Aligned? I have fitted mine (h1 & h7's) an I did notice a difference. I bought the gold special edition which were supposed to make them 20% whiter but they are still a little bit more yellow than I would like. I was hoping they were going to be whiter tbh. Saying that they do light the road better which is what they were designed for I guess.

#301026 Scraping/grinding Noise When Braking

Posted by leesheffield on 30 October 2013 - 10:22 PM

I've had exactly the same issue recently. It wasn't doing it till brakes warmed up after applying them a few times. Mine were getting low so bought new ones and now the issue is gone completely. Id check them if I were you. Modern brake disks tend to wear down quickly too because the metal is softer to help braking so check them too. You get a much better braking ability if you replace together too. Just be careful to bed them in properly for first few hundred miles though to avoid warping them.

#299381 Illuminated Ignition Barrel

Posted by leesheffield on 25 October 2013 - 08:21 AM

If you have active foot well lighting in your focus,

You can splice the ignition ring to the foot well lighting for the same results,
Its worth a try encase its the plug/socket loom that's at fault and not the LED's

Splice blue on the ignition ring loom to orange on the foot well light loom
Splice black to black on the foot well lighting loom.

Worth a try before purchasing another one mate.

I've just recently found my footwell lights (hVe to admit I wasn't looking very hard when I first looked lol) and I'm well happy with the results. Show up the aluminium pedals brilliantly. I was going to post about splicing to them for an ignition barrel so you must have read my mind haha. Thanks for the reply to this thread.