Leaderboard


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 05/16/2019 in all areas

  1. 6 points
    TimST2

    Things I Don't Like

    Ian's actually stood under a car in that photo telling the owner the exhaust is knackered Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  2. 4 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

  3. 4 points
    iantt

    Things I Do Like

    The only time I like the rain.
  4. 4 points
    I've had a wheel weight held on with blu tack for over 9 months now, brilliant stuff!
  5. 4 points
    Stoney871

    Irritating air vents!

    They're a doddle to replace, you just need two small screwdrivers to push down the mounting lugs inside the vent and they slide right out. Cheap as chips too- https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183758078004 Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  6. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Don't Like

    Knew you would grow in to it 😂
  7. 3 points
    Chipmk2st

    ST MK2 boost issue? Turbo?

    Thankyou I love my ST and trying to keep it going 🙂
  8. 3 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Do Like

    Someone actually drove this onto the forecourt and left it like that..."its not my job".
  9. 3 points
    StephenFord

    Eurovision 2019 refugee!

    OK guys the Mrs is now watching Eurovision, never missed it! I of course I've never watched it! LOL 🤣 Any other refugees here or just me??
  10. 3 points
    JW1982

    MK2.5 Front brake rotor upgrade

    Just find yourself a scrap car that has the correct caliper brackets. The 300 front disc brakes are used on the 1.8 TDCI and 2.0 TDCI diesel engines and 2.0 Duratec HE petrol engine. There are plenty of these vehicles scrapped these days. New caliper brackets are only available from Ford and cost a small fortune (over €200,- a piece). There are cheap (Chinese) aftermarket replacements but I would not recommend to use these because of the (very) poor quality. Also be aware that the 300 mm front disc brakes always must be combined with 280 mm rear disc brakes. Combining the 300 mm front disc brakes with 265 mm rear disc brakes or even drum brakes will result in a disturbed front/rear brake balance and make the car unstable during hard braking. Definetely not what you want in a critical situation. The Focus MK2/MK2.5 Brake Control Module does not have any configurable brake size settings. The front/rear brake balance is preconfigured in the Brake Control module software and can not be changed. You can install bigger front brakes without any problem as long as they are combined with the corresponding rear brakes.
  11. 3 points
    pcaouolte

    Mr keates

    I guess its due to the question asked when you start a new post: "Title REQUIRED". There have been two recently, the first person answered this question with "Mr" (his title) and this person answered the question with "Mr keates" (not an unreasonable answer). If you are new to this forum stuff it can all get a bit confusing.
  12. 3 points
    JW1982

    has ford changed their spark plugs?

    Ford offers 2 different brands of spare parts. Under the FoMoCo (Ford Motor Company) brand name Ford offers the Original spare parts. These are the parts that are factory fitted. Under the Motorcraft brand name Ford offers a product range of spare parts that are a (usually) cheaper alternative to the Original spare parts. These are usually rebranded aftermarket parts of several manufacturers. Curently most spark plugs that are sold under both the FoMoCo and Motorcraft brand names are rebranded NGK spark plugs.
  13. 3 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    I do like finishing work tonight with the weekend off and nothing; well almost nothing to do until Monday 👍 Been a busy few weeks at home then going to work aswell; particularly this week; getting 6-7 hours sleep per night all week, I had the option of working in the morning but I said no, going to fit a length of skirting board tomorrow morning and that's me done for the weekend 😅
  14. 3 points
    stef123

    2009 MK2 1.6 ZETEC (100) Clutch Kit

    I come across a Borg and Beck kit one, both side of the friction plate had ‘gearbox side’. Enough said.
  15. 3 points
    A bit of blue tack has held mines in for about a year now lol
  16. 3 points
    zain611

    Things I Don't Like

    @TimST2 ah god if you could see me stopping myself from laughing when I saw this 😂
  17. 3 points
    Personal liability: having no money does not stop someone sueing you. It might put them off making the effort but it is not a bar to them doing it. So they could still get a court award made against you, and if you have not got any money to pay it, the debt may hang over you until you do have some money years later. Also in UK law they have 3 years to make a claim against you for personal injury and 6 yrs if you damage their property. Which makes it important to keep copies of insurance documents for years as you don't know when a claim might be made. Tomorrow someone could make a claim against me for something that allegedly happened 5 yrs 11 months ago that I did not even know I had apparently done. Courts can extend the time limits if circumstances are reasonable eg it took years to track down the culprit. The more you look into this kind of stuff the more you realise it is important to have personal liability cover and to keep the documents as evidence for years. If it's injury and the injured party needs medical care for the next 30 years and loss of earnings etc it's over a million quid. There have been cases where pedestrians have been sued for stepping into the road (on their phone or headphones on etc) and causing an accident, I recall one where a cyclist died and the pedestrian was sued. It sounds like I am going on a bit and preaching- but it is something you could be paying for for the rest of your life if you don't have the insurance cover.
  18. 3 points
    Perfect get what you mean now. Got a doner car to test on so can be confident when I do on my own. If it goes pop i will take mine to garage Haha. Thats confidence for ya 😂. Thankyou for this great guide. Makes the job look so easy. Cant wait to get stuck in. 👍
  19. 3 points
    Update: Put the old repaired AG9R-7002-MCC back. All good now. If anyone is interested the mechanic said the AG9R-7002-KA had one additional tooth in the 2nd gear compared to AG9R-7002-MCC.
  20. 2 points
    D13 HPD 95

    D13 HPD - ST180

    Well I’m back again 😂🤣 so what’s happened after selling the RS in early Feb I bought a golf gtd had that for 6 weeks bought a house (finally) and then got really bored diesel power quickly, sold the golf and just used my family van for a few months and yesterday I bagged myself this little fiesta ST180 a few mods have already been done (saves me time and money) ITG induction kit, R sport crossover, larger inlet elbow on turbo, GFB recirc (to be changed for a forge unit), pro alloy big mount intercooler (again to be changed for a an airtec stage 3 unit), some nice gram lite alloys, Mountune lower springs, power-flex rear spring cups, cobra exhaust with decat, Mountune mud flaps, Mountune front splitter, and the most important one Maxd stage 2R remap with crackle over run making 245bhp and 400nm - quick car to say the least! Toke me by surprise so here’s some photos I’ll get more when I can and when I clean it (of course) and if you’ve followed my previous modified car threads/projects you’ll know this won’t be left alone 😂
  21. 2 points
    Tekman

    one touch windows

    All done work great now did check sunroof has well but all working now Cheers Daniel
  22. 2 points
    YOG

    Breakdown cover, worth it?

    You can get 12 months UK and European Roadside Assistance free with each Ford Scheduled Service, at participating Ford dealers: UK and European Roadside Assistance is offered with a Ford Scheduled Service at participating Ford dealers, valid from the date of service for 12 months, or until the next service is due, whichever comes first. If you do break down you'll get: Friendly, skilled roadside help in the UK and Europe Assistance if you break down at home Alternative transport, replacement vehicle or overnight accommodation if your car can’t be repaired on the spot Recovery including caravans and trailers Ford Roadside Assistance* is available 24 hours a day, all year round with just one phone call https://www.ford.co.uk/owner/service-and-maintenance/service-promotions/assistance
  23. 2 points
    TimST2

    Things I Don't Like

    I also don't like that the builders at work have started to use the car-high stack of building materials 6 inches from the side of my car, and have also started to store stuff behind my car. Unsurprisingly I've temporarily moved to another of our company spaces and complained to reception, not that it'll do a lot of good I expect Secure indoor parking my *****...
  24. 2 points
    Jonson

    Spare tyre Vignale

    Yep, my car was ordered with panoramic roof; spare wheel well was there and contained stowage for emergency sealant kit. I took that out and put in a spare wheel. You can buy all the spare wheel parts for the full kit separately. I'd still like to know why you can't spec. a spare wheel with the roof.... I'm pretty sure you would be able to remove the sub if you wanted - it looks like there is an alternative to the spare wheel retaining bolt which fixes the sub down like a spare wheel.
  25. 2 points
    TomsFocus

    1.8tdci codes U2023 and P2263

    It's much easier to check on the Mondeo engines with the turbo being on top, this video should give you a rough idea. It should start just at the actuator movement but if you've time to watch the whole thing it shows how to manually test the vanes towards the beginning as well as a cheap bodge for sticky vanes...I know how much you like cheap fixes!
  26. 2 points
    D13 HPD 95

    D13 HPD - ST180

    Yes it does sounds insane I have some videos I need to upload, it’s like a go kart nothing I’ve driven before, tbh I think it’s a better drive than the RS was strong words I know As always needs must yes, had fast cars had to make a sacrifice to get on the property ladder but once we are on we are on! And I can have some fun in this! 🙂 You will see some sooner than you think....... 😉 plans and parts incoming
  27. 2 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    That's a good price. Im sure I've seen part leather seats off a mk6 fiesta zetec s go for more.
  28. 2 points
    The A1 isn't a nicer car, it's ***** awful. More like a Ka, cramped, uncomfortable and poorly specced. The A3 & A4 are both really uncomfortable as well, I don't think they're rivals for Fords at all, different target market, I don't think the cost comes into it really. You'll also find most people are into either VAG cars or Fords, there aren't many of us that'll drive both without a particular preference! If you want to compare rivals, the Fiesta and the Polo is the comparison...and then it's a no brainer, people only buy the Polo for it's VW badge, the Fiesta looks and handles better, it's cheaper to run, it's slightly better specced if buying top models without extra options and although it's a bit cheaper feeling inside, the Polo isn't exactly luxury either lol. As for Motability, yeah most manufacturers have at least one car available on there now, you can even get Mercs and Beemers if you want! But you'd have to pay for them, the 'free' cars are the small, low capacity, low specced ones usually. You might even qualify for it yourself if your Dad is on certain benefits.
  29. 2 points
    Nick Y

    Things I Do Like

    I do like finishing off another model kit this morning (a classic Range Rover in BTP livery). That now makes a total of 76 plastic kits I have built in the last 4 years. There's 2 or 3 kits in my collection which fellow Ford enthusiasts might like. *Mods, am I allowed to upload these model kit images to an album in the members gallery area?
  30. 2 points
    mel97

    Ford Ka Mk2 MODIFIED

    Hi Guys!! Don't think I've posted in here since 2015!! This is my little Ka, Recently just put coils on, waiting for them to settle before winding them down lower. She's got an Abarth exhaust which actually pops surprisingly, full leather interior, a custom grill and so much more...
  31. 2 points
    People often look at depreciation as a simple loss...but the other way to look at is paying ~£100 a month for comfort, ease and reliability... So it's a bit like leasing, you just have to sell the car when the 'lease' runs out instead of handing it back hassle free... I don't know what your budget is, but I'd suggest the best way to buy or lease would be a car that is just around 1 year old...the worst of the depreciation is over but you still get all the benefits of a nearly new car, including manufacturers warranty.
  32. 2 points
    This is not a question. But I am putting this here in case it helps anyone else. So you have a car (2008 Focus in my brother's case) and only have one key. obviously never good to have one key in case you lose it. So you want to have a new spare key, but you can't (easily) program the immobiliser chip in a new key unless you already have two working keys. So most people get an auto-electrician/locksmith or someone like Timpsons to make a new key. But we are talking about prices like a hundred quid. This is how I did it: OBD code reader from here: https://tunnelrat-electronics.fwscart.com/ I got the USB modified version (I actually bought it a couple of years ago - not just for doing this key- everyone should have one). This seller has been recommended many times on this forum which I why I bought from them. A windows laptop which i have owned for years. Instal free software on it called Forscan. (there are also versions of Forscan for phones/tablets but only the windows version can do the key programming I believe). You also need to apply for the extended licence, which is also free, to do the key programming. Then I bought from ebay a key blade which they cut from a photo of the one key I have. Then I bought from ebay the electronics part of the key. The part with the buttons on and the circuit board inside and immobiliser chip. BEWARE - a lot of the key parts on ebay are just the plastic shells with nothing inside for people to reshell their keys. Make sure you get one with the gubbins in. BEWARE - there are different types of immobiser chip - you need the right one for your model/year. eg. 4d60, 4d63 and the bit number. eg 4d63 80bit. Unfortunately I can't give you link to the sellers I used as I bought the bits a few months ago and they have dropped off my ebay history. The cost of the two ebay purchases was about £20 in total. And then yesterday I got round to programming the key. Check the immobiliser chip is correct type. before programming try starting car with new key. From forscan webiste it says if you get fault code B1601 you have the right sort of chip in the key. If you get fault code B1600 it is wrong. I got fault code B1601 so looking good. So using 'Ignition Key programming' within the PATS part of Service Procedures in Forscan I succesfully programmed the immmobiliser chip in the key. DO NOT accidentally use Ignition Key erase. I then programmed the buttons on the key which does not need anything like forscan as per: https://remotekey.co.uk/ford/programming-ford-remotes/ So I hope this gives someone else the confidence to do it . Obviously not so economic if you don't have the OBD code reader or the windows laptop already. I am not sure exactly what models this works for. I am pretty sure I read on this forum that you can't do it for Mk3 Focus onwards.
  33. 2 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    It's always been the same as far as I can remember, some kids have rich parents, some have had an inheritance payment, some earn a good wage despite their young age. But the majority don't...most of the youngsters I see on the road are driving 10+ year old cars or cheap superminis. The insurance is ridiculous nowadays though, I don't blame them for not declaring mods in all honesty! Lol, I don't think there's anything you can buy in the UK with an NA diesel engine these days...ever decreasing emissions limits aren't all bad!! I agree that's too late, but I do like a nice exhaust myself...
  34. 2 points
    No probs there is some work involved doesn't seem to hard but alot of dismantling.
  35. 2 points
    Lenny

    Things I Don't Like

  36. 2 points
    TimST2

    Things I Don't Like

    To be fair, since there was a clamp down they still go there but there seem to be less tyre marks on the road. I'd always advocate keeping that sort of thing for a track day or airfield day, but at the same time I'm all for encouraging an interest in cars, even if it is just hanging around kicking tyres. It beats the local youth hanging around outside Tesco. I just hope for their sake they're declaring all their mods so they don't have a problem if they have an accident. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  37. 2 points
    TimST2

    Things I Don't Like

    It's funny. Cheddar Gorge is quite a magnet for that sort of thing in the evenings. If I drive home late across the Mendips the wide boys think I'm one of them in the ST. If I'm on my way back from a track day in the Lotus they just stare as I go past Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  38. 2 points
    Albert27

    Eurovision 2019 refugee!

    Before you completely judge my motives........there was some greek dancing in the song At the risk of sounding like a Eurovision geek, there have been some very under rated songs. Could never understand why Kati Wolf's "What about my dreams" didn't win in 2011 or Azerbaijan "Always on my mind" in 2009 although there is a common theme with some of these songs 😄 . I stopped watching in 2012.......i think.....
  39. 2 points
    Eric Bloodaxe

    Eurovision 2019 refugee!

    At least Conchita had a beard to give you a clue!😀
  40. 2 points
    Lenny

    Eurovision 2019 refugee!

    I haven't watched it since being stung by "Dana International" back in the 90's 😂 who knew she was a He until the day after alot of us said we definitely would 😅
  41. 2 points
    dtulip8

    Things I Don't Like

    I don’t like driving my mates 2.0 SDI Caddy van. 0-60 in 20.5 seconds! Thought I was going to die merging onto the M3!
  42. 2 points
    Ryan_Tango

    Stage 1 map

    West Yorkshire Tuning mate he should be able to sort you out custom in house mapping too, did my Focus when I had it and it was ace! Send him a PM on facebook
  43. 2 points
    dezwez

    Eurovision 2019 refugee!

    I am a refugee cant stand the Eurovision,🙁
  44. 2 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    Ah, fair enough! How do people management that? I had to remove a plastic earth peg from a socket in Dad's house before he moved, I'd never seen it before but maybe it's more common than I thought!
  45. 2 points
    StephenFord

    Mr keates

    Valid post, but weird title LOL Welcome to the forum...
  46. 2 points
    Soooooo..... guys update!!! Left my car down today to have the water pump replaced which I was prepared to pay for because it needs done, just received a call from the garage!! ITS NOT THE DAMN WATERPUMP!!!! It’s something internal, and guess what the Ford garage I left it with won’t investigate because they don’t have to correct tools!!!! WHAT!!!! So I’ve just lifted the car ( with 29 miles more on the clock than when I left it) and have booked it into another Ford garage. Unfortunately it won’t be seen for another 2 weeks!! They wouldn’t tell me what they think is wrong and apparently the mechanic looking at the car was conveniently away on a job!! I rang ford customer service and that was completely useless, every question I asked was replied with “I’m sorry, we don’t have that on our system” On the plus side I got my £120 back for the miss diagnosis. And quite possibly I could be eating my words!! Maybe just maybe the warranty isn’t such a bad thing!! I can’t see how they can wriggle out of not standing over an internal engine problem. I just wish I knew what it might be. If anyone has any ideas as to what might be wrong please let me know, I have 2 young kids and want them to be safe in the car. All I can tell you is the noise sounds similar to a belt tensioner rattle, noticeable more when the engine is up to temperature, idling and it’s coming from the same side the water pump is on and sounds down low. Tune in again soon for another episode of WTF!!!![emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  47. 2 points
    If I can do it, you can definitely! Good luck!
  48. 2 points
    As long as it lines up eventually it's alright... I hope you're good at ratios... The cam and crank will line up every 2nd rotation, but the fuel pump is only every 3*. So the first time they'll all line up is on the 6th rotation. You're meant to do it twice so that makes it 12 times. You'll lose count before then anyway. *Or if your name's Albert, the fuel pump never lined up at all 😄
  49. 2 points
    TimST2

    Things I Don't Like

    If you look like your profile pic I'm not surprised! Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  50. 2 points
    bashbarnard

    MOT Failure - Advice Required

    It's cause they've all been told they're causing issues and get shot now before anything major happens