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  1. iantt

    Things I do like

    dogs wondering wtf im doing. 🀣🀣
    7 points
  2. JW1982

    Lug nuts

    In 2012 Ford started to standardize the wheel types and wheel nuts that were used. The main purpose of this was to reduce the large number of different wheel nuts and wheel types that were used at the time on the various Ford models arround the world. Because almost every type of wheel nut that Ford used also had its own tightening torque this also means that the tightening torque of the wheel nuts is also standardized. However standardizing the Wheel types and wheel nuts has also caused a lot of confusion. It is not clear to many people which combination of wheel / wheel nut is or i
    6 points
  3. momus_98

    I love my car

    Here in the States, particularly in Texas, we've been hit with unusual winter weather. Tuesday morning, Feb. 16 it was 6Β° F (-14C). I was at work & my car started right up. And it got me home. I love my Focus.
    6 points
  4. iantt

    Things I do like

    I do like it's my birthday today,but you know ( people think ) your getting old when your given a garden chair , national trust membership and strawberry plants to grow in the greenhouse. Crikey, I'm not that old!!! I had better go out on my midlife crisis (honda vfr800) for a blast.... Bugger, I can't unless I think of a reason for my journey to be essential. Work posted me a card . I'm going to enjoy the hour off on my day off πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Oh , well I had better sit in my chair in the garden wrapped up and pretend to enjoy it. Perhaps I should have posted this in the don't lik
    6 points
  5. zain611

    Things I Don't Like

    Did another set of headlights this time on my grandads Corsa headlights Here's a old photo my dad took before he did his attempt. The clear coat he put on a few years back was pulling away so I went and improved it. Left is wet sanded and compounded and right was wet sanded Put PPF on them which I had spare from when I did my headlights Finish results There's some water bubbles on the left headlight but hopefully will disappear and evaporate
    5 points
  6. TomsFocus

    Things I do like

    I do like the lilac carpets of Crocuses that have appeared all around here this week... And the longer days too...spring is coming.
    5 points
  7. Turvey

    Things I do like

    You know you're getting old when Google ads bombard you with adverts for SAGA! I'm only 55 FFS! πŸ™„πŸ˜ƒ
    5 points
  8. iantt

    Things I do like

    Dog too lazy to bring me anything.
    5 points
  9. Matter of opinion but for me the mk4 stx 18” wheels are the best looking out of all the focus.
    5 points
  10. I got mine yesterday. My arm is a little tender today, no biggie, and I went for a 10 minute nap this afternoon which apparently lasted over 3 hours 🀣
    5 points
  11. Turvey

    Things I do like

    I do like having next week off and deciding to sit down in front of the fire with an Irish/Gaelic coffee 😎
    5 points
  12. Just tripped the odometer at 2000 posts, it classes me as a 'True Ford Enthusiast', well to be honest, it's you guys that I'm enthusiastic for. The knowledge I have gained on here, and the humour often dished out whilst doing it - thank you...
    4 points
  13. Oh dear Tom, you do realise what you've just done?? 🀣 (a very worthy 2000th post LOL)
    4 points
  14. So having gone out for a very rare drive today (to get vaccinated!), I can confirm that I was talking rubbish. It turns out I get in, press the clutch, press the button and drive off. Who knew!
    4 points
  15. zain611

    Things I do like

    Fitted the restored headlights on the car
    4 points
  16. alexp999

    Number Plate

    At least you get a day off every 4 years.
    4 points
  17. Tom, I'm getting too old for all this, how hard is it to start a dam car these days?? I get in, twist the key, and off I go. Years ago use to envy the 'new' start button on cars, if this is the hassle they cause, you're all welcome to them 😁
    4 points
  18. Below a picture of the Focus MK3 BMS sensor: The sensor is fully integrated into the negative battery terminal. The sensor measures the battery voltage, current and temperature. Note that not all Focus MK3 cars do have the Battery Monitoring System. There were also Focus MK3 versions that still had the older Smart Charge system combined with a Silver Calcium battery.
    4 points
  19. Common problem these days, it seems. I know I like to do a bit of research before actually going to look at a car, but it usually means I end up telling them about the car rather than the other way round (though they seem to know plenty about selling you GAP cover etc!). I see that BMW now have "Product Geniuses" who are supposed to be able to tell you everything you want to know about a car without talking to a salesperson. I might put it to the test when we can return to wandering freely around dealershipsπŸ˜€.
    4 points
  20. Wino

    Things I Don't Like

    I'd be telling her to self isolate in the shed. Totally irresponsible.
    4 points
  21. Our sleepy sausage dog.
    4 points
  22. zain611

    Things I do like

    Last week me and dad went to see this 2012 Citroen C1 VTR 5 door to get for my sister. Was going for £1900 which is very cheap for that year. Dad test drove it and the engine was perfect however there was a noise coming from the rear driver side drum brake which likely is the shoes binding. That and also the DRL ain't working which could be the bulbs or are just unplugged. Managed to get this for £1650 which is a bargain. Good news is managed to get insurance on it with me as a named driver so can drive it too and with no black box for £680 😁.
    4 points
  23. Bobr

    Oil light

    I don't care what the manufacturers claim, and some are saying 2 years for an oil change, I would always change my oil at 12 months. In my view, saving on oil is false economy.
    4 points
  24. BigLen

    Things I Don't Like

    Through Alexa and Google
    4 points
  25. Zico

    Furry Friends Thread

    I have lost track of the number of dogs we've had in the family over the years. They are both a joy and a pain (at times) but I wouldn't be without them. After I moved into my flat last year I went from being surrounded with the family dogs to having one. Pepper's also enjoying the quieter life and for the last few months, when I'm (trying to) work from home, she's in this spot on the back of the sofa.
    4 points
  26. First time I saw it happen to mine, scared the bejesus out of me as I thought I had caught fire LOL πŸ˜… Entirely normal...
    4 points
  27. Even if your overall antifreeze mix was a little too strong, it wouldn't cause a burning smell. It's more likely you spilt some of it and it's now getting burnt off when the engine gets hot.
    4 points
  28. Going back to the topic - my Mrs had the jab (Astra Zeneca) on Tuesday and she really was only 5 minutes - a new record among people we know! No reactions in her case, either. The brother in law had the same jab as me, on the same day, and that night had the mild "fluey" symptoms that a few of our friends reported. Next day though, he had severe stomach pains, cramps, nausea, etc - all very like the symptoms suffered by the passengers and crew who had the fish in the movie "Airplane!" . (You can see where this is going......πŸ˜€) And yes, it turns out that the night of the jab he'd
    4 points
  29. zain611

    Things I do like

    Do like getting some replacement switchback fog lights from autobeam. The old silver one went faulty and autobeam easily sent a replacement which is updated. On the left side the bulb was touching the AC pump so think the heat got to it. The new one is slightly shorter and not touching so hopefully will last longer
    4 points
  30. iantt

    Things I do like

    Do you get there leaflets through the mail too. I do and I'm only just 57 and a few hours old. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    4 points
  31. iantt

    Things I do like

    Birthday present I bought myself. Unfortunately not arriving until mid march.
    4 points
  32. iantt

    Things I do like

    I was just thinking that as you posted it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ When you say primary, you did mean high school/college didn't you?? Ok you didn't !! Err... Yeah, I meant primary school too.
    4 points
  33. TomsFocus

    Things I do like

    What's really sad is that I'd have liked those gifts myself! Don't forget your mittens!
    4 points
  34. iantt

    Things I do like

    I remember the days when you had a cake with candles , made a wish while blowing out candles. Not any more, no on wants a piece of cake with my germs blown over them any more . What's wrong with people nowadays.
    4 points
  35. Have just had this happen on my Mk4 Mondeo over the last few days. Eventually it unfreezes during the day, but a hairdryer does the trick if in a hurry. Did some googling and found this on Youtube which explains that the problem may be water getting past the window glass seal and running down onto (and somehow into) the latching mechanism below. Once water has got in it is likely to freeze during very cold weather, and although it will usually open ok, the spring is unable to make the latch set again until it thaws out. The remedy is to either replace the lock system or take it off, dry i
    4 points
  36. Most relays of the GEM module/fusebox are SMD relays that are soldered directly onto the circuit board. Officially these relays are not considered to be a serviceable part. In case of a defect Ford prescribes to replace the complete GEM module/fuse box. The GEM module/fuse box however can easily be disassembled. Once disassembled the particular relay can be desoldered from the circuit board and a new relay can be soldered in place. If you do not have the skills/equipment to do this yourself I suggest to find yourself a local radio/TV repair shop that can do the repair for you.
    4 points
  37. Turvey

    Things I do like

    I like this pic as posted on our local paper's Facebook page, posted originally by NASA. Unusual on 2 counts. 1, it shows Orkney totally covered in snow, usually we just got a light covering. 2, no clouds! πŸ˜ƒ
    4 points
  38. MarkRS9

    Spot the Focus

    My Focus a couple of weeks ago.
    4 points
  39. StephenFord

    Spot the Focus

    mmm... does, 'snow foam' count? LOL
    4 points
  40. TomsFocus

    Spot the Focus

    Disappointed you didn't title it 'Snocus'... Here's my Snolf. You know when someone wears glasses for the first time and their eyes look massive... Nearly cried at the MPG for that Tesco trip though.
    4 points
  41. I don't really care what fuel a car runs on. I wan't to buy a car that is no more expensive than the existing petrol/diesel cars, will do about 500 miles before it needs refueling and can be refueled completely in a few minutes at the equivalent of a fuel station. I don't want to have to refuel it several times in a motorway service station when going on holiday. I don't want to have an electric cable trailing across the footpath to refuel it parked on the street. I don't want to pay more for the vehicle in the hope of making a saving on the future cost of refueling. The only ones I
    4 points
  42. Phew!!! Just got back from Halfords autocentre who had the Fiesta up on the ramp, checked everything which might have got damaged due to pothole, tyres, alloys steering, alignment etc.. all ok. And free of charge too. Guy says not even tyre got damaged, he says usually alloy or tyre gets damaged but not in this case. πŸ™‚ not been a good 2 weeks one bit for me ( wife was in hospital seriously ill) so this is one thing I didn't want to add to it.
    4 points
  43. That's certainly an unusually shaped pot hole... The temptation to paint a pair of balls below it must have been pretty strong...and would've made it considerably more visible. Got to say though, it's not really the councils fault, this weather is creating so many, so quickly, and they can't fix them in heavy rain either.
    4 points
  44. Ah!!! back in the day lads when Hovis was just a new thing and sliced bread had yet to be invented, thou used to put small metal key in slot and turn it just a bit till orange oil light and the red gen light came on. Then get out and go to front of Jalopy and put big wind up handle in front bumper and turn engine over, them were the days when they made proper cars. None of this witch craft of keyless this and touch sensitive that ! A Man knew what had to be done to get his trusty motor started and would have a feeling of a job well done each time the old girl would fire in to life. By th
    3 points
  45. Turvey

    Things I do like

    I do like finding Β£20 on our drive this afternoon! Checked with everyone in the house, not theirs πŸ‘ I also DON'T like that Mrs Turvey reckons we should have a takeaway tea with it πŸ€·πŸ™„
    3 points
  46. Zico

    Things I do like

    Happy Birthday @iantt and @TomsFocus
    3 points
  47. F0CUE

    Spot the Focus

    Finally dug out and ready to go πŸ˜‚
    3 points
  48. What ?, Outside ??!!, Brrrr ....
    3 points
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