Jump to content


Member Since 21 Dec 2013
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 10:01 PM

#414504 Focus Mk1 Hatchback Air Vent Issue?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 28 September 2014 - 10:17 PM

Did you turn the direction dial to vent? I assume you did if the other vents are working ok.

Sounds like the pipe may have come off the heater blower behind the dash for some reason?

Remove the lower part of the dashboard under the steering wheel (6 screws from memory) and have a quick look (you're looking for a black plastic pipe that runs from the vent to the heater blower).

Also put the blower on and have a feel about with your hand while you're there and see if you can feel air escaping from anywhere, may be a hole in the pipe or some kind of blockage.



EDIT: And welcome to the forum!

#413870 Mk3 Escort - 5 Door Ghia Build Thread

Posted by AdeMk1 on 26 September 2014 - 08:54 PM

Great work, reminds me of when I did a full nuts & bolts resto on my XR3! Took me 4 years & loved every second of it. Keep it up mate, soon be done.

#412594 Ford Focus Mark 1 - Full Size Wheel, Which Liner?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 23 September 2014 - 07:33 PM

You keep your original boot carpet but need to find the foam liner that goes under the carpet to basically raise the level of the boot floor.
Good luck as they are very rare.

#403202 Focus Mk1 Radio Install - Permanent Supply

Posted by AdeMk1 on 29 August 2014 - 10:16 PM

As above, check fuses first as its possible one has blown while fitting the radio.

Ive had this problem before though and fixed it by swapping over the red and yellow wires that had bullet connectors on them (so red wire was plugged to yellow wire & yellow wire was plugged to red wire) then the radio I had would keep the station memory.

#378925 Car Hit By Neighbour

Posted by AdeMk1 on 27 June 2014 - 12:11 AM

All done! £250 later......


Took them 4 days not 2, but pretty happy with it.
Shows the rest of the car up now though so I'll have to break out the detailing gear & get cracking on that!

#375112 Car Hit By Neighbour

Posted by AdeMk1 on 15 June 2014 - 09:51 PM

Yeah really pleased he owned up, but it wouldn't have taken a lot of detective work to figure out his car was involved - my black car with his blue paint on it & his blue car with my black paint on it, both at the same level! I would been a bit lets say, annoyed, if he hadn't admitted it & I found the evidence.
He says it took him an hour to pluck up the courage to knock! (I'm 6'2" & built like a brick whatsit!)
Anyway, just glad he was so honest & it's getting sorted.
Only problem now is the freshly painted bumper is going to put the rest of the car to shame :-)

#364043 Possessed Or Just Didn't Have Their Coffee This Morning?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 13 May 2014 - 08:17 PM

Reminds me of my ex!

#331649 Night Shift Forum!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 12 February 2014 - 02:36 AM

Dont sand blast alloys, they are soft metal and will leave them pitted.

If you are wanting to do them yourself on the cheap then use Nitromors, used it myself with great results.

Score the surface first with a wire brush so the stripper seeps down into the paint. You may need to do 2 or 3 applications.

Use a Scotch Brite pad with paint thinners on for the final prep part, then primer, flat, primer, top coat, flat, top coat, laquer, flat, polish.

Simples :P

#327956 Make Rechargeable Battery Pack?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 31 January 2014 - 10:49 PM

Why not just use a 500w 12v to 240v Inverter for the car & charge them with the house charger?
Or am i over simplifying it?! :P

#326279 Hello - New Member / Old Car!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 26 January 2014 - 10:12 PM

Welcome Dan :)

#324832 Happy Birthday Lenny

Posted by AdeMk1 on 23 January 2014 - 01:27 AM

Happy birthday Lenny, all the best buddy!

#319172 No-One From Here I Hope!!!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 08 January 2014 - 01:07 AM

Wasnt the guy from Liverpool with 45 points by any chance :wacko:

Idiot, hopefully was found in a ditch further down the road.

#316333 Schumacher "critical" After Accident

Posted by AdeMk1 on 30 December 2013 - 10:29 PM

Wishing him a speedy recovery. Sad news indeed.

#315881 What Have You Bought Your Ford For Christmas

Posted by AdeMk1 on 29 December 2013 - 10:24 PM

I got my new rod some Aero Flat Wipers, Screenwash & Air Freshener. Next on the list is retro fitting a Heated Windscreen :driving: