Jo Allan

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  1. Want to install a DVD/TV that drops down from ceiling of my ford focus MK1 2002. Where do i start?? Think it would be best to get someone to do it, but not sure who to ask. Where do i begin??? Cheers
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    Panther Black :-(

    Hi guys Got a 'black' ford focus 2002 Zetec and i needed to spray front and rear panel. Rang Ford and asked them my colour and they said panther black, so....... I went to Halfords and got a couple of tins; however no one told me there are LOADS of panther blacks :-( Found out my panther black is F8 (after spraying the car), so i went back to Halfords and they gave me my money back for the used tins lol and made me some F8 (very nice of them). My question I need to take off all the old paint before spraying with new F8 panther black? I used some wet and dry sand paper ready for the new paint, is that all i need to do? Any tips on spraying? ohhhhh i almost forgot, i slightly went over onto the door panel (with the old paint) will i be able to blend in the new paint or do i need to remove it? you think it will be worth it to just do the whole right hand side. So i've got the bit around the petrol cap to do and the bit next to the side indicator, thinking i might just paint the whole side, what do you guys think. Thanks guys
  3. Hi Guys Got a Ford Focus Mk1 2002 Zetec and thinking of getting DTM door mirrors (4 wire) and have a few questions (hoping u can help) 1. can i get ones with indicators and use the wire from the side lights for them? 2. Do i also need to purchase the base plate or will they fit directly onto mine? I'm also looking at silicone kit and clips (not sure of size) to make inside my car look better, looked at a couple of kits but can someone point me to a website (or shop) that can supply ones for my car (where I can put in my reg or make) Thanks
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    Bigger Brake Discs??????

    Hi guys Getting bigger alloys on my ford focus 2002 zetec and was informed that I should get mk3 mondeo brake calipers and transit connect brake disc that are 300mm rathe than mine that are 260mm. does this seem right???? need bigger brake disc, due to bigger allows (better look). Thanks Guys :-)
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    Wheel Sizes Please Help

    Thanks guys. i worke out the tyre size i need 205/45 R17, however not sure about the actual alloy want 17, but would it be 7 x 17 or 7.5 x 17 still slightly confused lol
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    Wheel Sizes Please Help

    Hi guys Getting alloys and the following was on my 15" (want 17") ET52.5 (i know this is my offset), 98AB-DA (not a clue what this is) and....6 jx15H2 (what is this?????). Looking at new alloys and they are listed 17 x 7.5, 16 x 7 etc...... is the 17 and 16 the size of the alloy?? what is the 7.5 and 7??? Very confused
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    want to get some new alloys, can anyone point me in the right direction? Want a website or shop where i tell them my details and they say you can have........... Wheelworxs was good but dont like there alloys.
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    Fuel Hose????

    Is it natural to hear a sound from the fuel hose??? Sounds like... fuel rushing down the hose (i know it sounds stupid); but it's quite loud. here is the story........was reversing (almost full lock) and it felt like the front left hand side wheel was hitting the curb; so i stopped. Got out the car, looked at the curb and i was not even close to the curb (wierd). Steering went a bit stiff, but seems to be ok now (i hope...MOT tomorrow). Anyhow....went to look at the engine, not that i know what i'm looking at, and started to hear a rushing sound. It seemed to be coming from the fuel pipes. What do u guys think????? leak?? or is it a natural sound? do you think it's linked to my steering problems. Slighly worried as i looked on internet and heard stories about fual leaking and fires AHHHHHHHHHHHH. I can't see a leak nor can i smell one.
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    Tv/dvd In Ceiling For Kids In Back Seat

    cheers guys. very good points, thanks
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    What Coilovers???

    Want to lower my Ford Focus Mk1 2002, can anyone give me advice on what brands etc.....
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    Power Steering Pump

    Hi guys seem to be having a slight problem with the power steering (slightly stiff). Does not 'sping' back that good. Could this be a problem with the pump?? the pump look really rusty. Is there a way i can test the pump? another quick question...... could i paint the heat shield with caliper paint?? Thanks
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    Thanks guys. Looked on my alloys and it says the off set (ET) is 55.5
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    Hi guys looked online and found out the on my ford focus Zetec mk1 2002 has an offset of 38-45 is this right? When I'm getting new alloys is ok if there between 38 & 45 then?? also have 63.4 bore and PCD 4 X 108.
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    Heat Shield

    Hi guys Can I paint the heat shield with caliper paint?? Also have problems with my Focus 2002 zetec starting 1st time, tends to almost start then dies, always starts the 2nd time though....wierd. Thanks :-)
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    What Coilovers???

    thanks guys
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    Lowering My Car?

    Going from 15" to 17", worked out bore, off set etc..... however i'm now thinking of lowering my car. Been told to get some coilovers. I have not got a clue, what i need or how many lol. Done some research and it seems like a good idea getting the coilovers so my car don't look like a tractor lol. Will i need 4 coilovers? I need an idiots guide to lower a ford focus Mk 1 lol. Can anyone help? and point me towards some nice coilovers and what brands are good and bad. Cheers guys
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    Lowering My Car?

    Thanks for that. I want to lower the focus only slightly. Getting new allows 15" to 17" and i want to lower the car to almost sit on top of the alloys. Want the car to be lower but not that much so it effects the drive too much. Been told to get coilovers that u can adjust for when you have loads of mates in your car. Thanks for the advice, do u know how much i'll be looking at for a set of 4 coilovers?????
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    17's On 15's????

    Thanks again guys. Not sure about the offset (can find out the details though). Was told I should go on a website and input the wanted tyre size and it will work out what if any inpact it will have on my speedo. after some research i found that 205/45 R17 would be best (see privous post) due to it being only 1mm difference (bigger) in the overall tyre diameter
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    17's On 15's????

    Hi guys I have a 2002 Focus with 15" standard alloys size 195/60 (or 65 can't remember) I'm looking at getting new allows and was told I can have 17's???? can i put 17" on??? Looking at 17" Diamond Raider Alloys, was also told the best size tyre for them would be 205/40. Can this be right? Thanks
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    17's On 15's????

    thanks guys. looked on some websites i have the following: current......195/60/r15 rolling radius 307.5mm circumference 1932.08mm Want......(hope i have this right) 205/45/r17 rolling radius 308.15mm circumference 1936.15mm only a diff of a couple of mm. Does that sound ok? Would i need to get the tracking and suspension realigned as well?
  21. Hi guys. I have damaged the weatherproof film in the drivers side (behind the panel) as i needed to get access to the window motor. Where can i get a replacement and could i used anything? ducktape and plastic sheeting? i have not got a clue
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    Window Tinting

    How do you get them tinted? is there a certain place you can go? Want to get it done, but do not want to use them sheets as i know you can get bubbles etc... I want a really nice finish, so does anyone know what my options are in relation to tinting? Thanks Guys
  23. Hi all, The electric window on our 2002 focus has stopped working. I was told it maybe the switch, so i got a new one (still not working) then was informed it was the motor. Whilst looking at the motor i noticed a plug that went into the motor when I pressed the plug (see below) - the window worked, so we think it might be a loose connection, does anyone know what the part is called and has anyone come across the same? Seems like there is power going up to the 'plug' but from the plug to the motor there seems to be a problem!/kookiethekat/status/164105101483573249/photo/1 Does anyone have any idea? Thanks