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#528394 Dash Cam

Posted by artscot79 on 02 October 2015 - 03:03 PM

purchased a cam exactly the same as halfords one same spec for £20 it has all the functions good quality video thats all you need really

#527661 Knocking Noise

Posted by artscot79 on 29 September 2015 - 10:09 PM

More likely its the rear anti roll bar bushes or links

#526230 Two Problems: Left Wing Mirror, Hard Wiring Dashcam. Please Help!

Posted by artscot79 on 25 September 2015 - 06:14 AM

Wouldn't it be easier to just buy for a few quid a 2 or 3 metre USB cable that's all I did using the 12v socket fitted into the glove box with a USB socket plugged In and piggy backed from the chap above

#525615 Mk2 Focus Thermostat And Cooling Question

Posted by artscot79 on 22 September 2015 - 09:15 PM

 1.6 ti vct the water pump is on the left hand side (looking at the car) the thermostat is located on the right near the coil pack as is the temp sender its nowhere near the alternator or the aux belt theres also a second thermostat the bottom coolant hose and the bottom expansion hose lead to a plastic y piece with a small thermostat inside  if the temp is just under halfway and its not overheating let the car idle on the drive for a bit if the top hose and bottoms hot leave it alone youll waste time money and a headache for nothing

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#525525 2002 Focus To Lpg

Posted by artscot79 on 22 September 2015 - 04:27 PM

Dont one its not worth it on that age of car second they run like junk after its been done and third lpg isn't that readily available now

#525524 Need A Radio Code Help Please

Posted by artscot79 on 22 September 2015 - 04:25 PM

We can't give codes here and v codes are only available from the dealer in afraid

#524217 Overheating

Posted by artscot79 on 17 September 2015 - 11:18 PM

Zetecs are not prone to head gasket failures never even had one with a gasket failure either owned or through the garage that includes fiestas and escorts the early silver top engines it could be a weak point mainly due to not using proper coolant ratios other than that misdiagnosis many have bern told its s head gasket from garages and yet a simple coolant pressure cap fixes it so im shocked that not one person has changed the pressure cap on the coolant tank yet... it costs about a tenner and if faulty will prevent the system from pressurizing causing overheating particularly at speed so IDE change that before doing anything

The fans a double speed fan with air on it runs at speed one to aid cooling it switches to the second high speed mode then drops down to the normal mode again

#523876 Newer Style Keyless Remote?

Posted by artscot79 on 17 September 2015 - 06:17 AM

Ive no idea where he gets them they aren't genuine ford I don't think but the guy codes them etc for the dealers

#523846 Name The Colour Please

Posted by artscot79 on 17 September 2015 - 01:44 AM

Tonic blue metallic Halfords paint wont colour match fords paints better

#522813 Split Mk2 Headlights

Posted by artscot79 on 14 September 2015 - 06:17 PM

agree given most leds hate heat the mk2 lights create a lot of heat so it will likely kill them pretty quickly

#522759 Split Mk2 Headlights

Posted by artscot79 on 14 September 2015 - 04:37 PM

been there tried that you cant split the headlight without breaking it the sealant is frankly too good baking it makes no difference either

#522213 Cd6000 Speaker Connections

Posted by artscot79 on 13 September 2015 - 06:34 PM

I went for pioneer ones at £39.99 they're also 240watts and same spec but are 38.5mm mounting depth and those above are 44mm mounting depth gives just enough room to play with and clear the door cards but the sound difference is huge from stock

#522070 Normal Rpm?

Posted by artscot79 on 13 September 2015 - 02:50 PM

It takes a bit of getting used to compared to some other cars I jumped into an almera the other day and it felt strange as the clutch bite was really low down you'll soon get it just remember the bite is passed halfway up a bit more revs and you'll get it

#522064 Break Disc And Pads Replacement

Posted by artscot79 on 13 September 2015 - 02:31 PM

Halfords no need for that kind of language...i wouldn't let halfords touch my car with a duster let alone break I mean fix anything

#522044 How Much Has Your Focus Cost You?

Posted by artscot79 on 13 September 2015 - 12:57 PM

I must admit she didn't argue with upgrading the Visteon stereo to the Sony unit since the kids like a boogie in the back lol or with the speaker upgrade and nearly being wiped out by a transit overtaking 6 cars on a bend justified the dash cam some other mods were really cheap.....or at least that's what she believes lol

Credit where its due its a heck of a list Lenny and looks stunning if my car was newer IDE be copying many of those mods but now its going to the new car fund for next year