madmole

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About madmole

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  • First Name
    Stephen
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  • Ford Model
    Focus Mk3 Titanium Navigator
  • Ford Year
    2013
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Surrey
  • Interests
    General Automotive
    Car Modification

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  1. Phillips 130% ultimate halogens, blooming good
  2. Yep, another fan of Brembo disks and pads here. No dust and great braking. There is a reason most of the supercars fit Brembo as standard
  3. On my second set of Brembo's and first set of Brembo disks, they were/are a lot thicker than the pads in your photo but also had that chamfer on the ends, its normal. I smother everything in copper grease, all contact points with the calliper, the piston and the backs of the pads, plus the hubs and all faces that make contact wit the wheel. The brembos have never made any noise, brake superbly and produce almost no dust (so much cleaner wheels than the OE pads Squeel is caused by vibration somewhere in the system. This is normally started by the hubs and the disk mount surface not being cleaned fully and not being greased on fitting the disk, so there is a very small play in the disk. Greasing everything prevents this and acts as a damper to any vibration as well as stopping corrosion. Also means in 50K's time the disk will come off again with no effort and you alloy wheels won't salt corrode to the disks
  4. More carjackings = more replacement cars sold. the rate that car sales are dropping they are getting desperate
  5. Mine had a grill there covering the speaker, pop grill out, clip ST pod in the same hole. No need to cut. If you don't have a grill in the centre of the dash I personally wouldn't even think of cutting one
  6. They are dead easy to do yourself with a little care and an 7mm Allen key. look on you tube how to do it and see if you can attempt it yourself
  7. Battery Pos, almost any fuse in passenger footway Ignition Pos, fuse 86 Nighttime lights, easiest would be the submarine lights in the Passenger footwell As you say, plenty of grounds everywhere
  8. Yep, was called Plastidip then. Works well Great on rope ends and tool handles as well. You can get its in spray form now as well
  9. You have a short in the wiring somewhere on the left side, check the connector and wires to it. Check to see if bulbs have blown to a dead short
  10. I havd fitted bi-xenons running leds to mine to replace the reflectors, the rest is simple electronics. The focus uses pwm by default to control lamps brightmes. “Other” puts it back to standard fixed 12v electrics. Unless your running dimp/dips it wont hurt
  11. Dont need to keep the button held either, just press once and keep clutch down. Car will do the rest
  12. Canbus or non can bus, an LED will not take more current than a normal, bulb so won't blow anything. However a poor connection that moves when power is on, could spike something. First thing to check is if there 13v at the H7 connector, that will tell you if the bulb is the issue or the car. If no voltage you will need a code reader I have Canbus LED's in my Mk3, no issues, warnings or config changes Could use Focccus to change car to "Other headlamps" that will turn of the PWM control they use
  13. On the sat nav, you might have corrosion on the aerial base so it can't get a fix, so its defaulting to a fixed manufacturer set location Check where the GPS plugs into the unit and then at the aerial side for corrosion
  14. You can get new bulb holders on eBay that replace the original ford ones and give you some more fitting g space around the LED. My experience was though that on the PFL Mk3 the beam patter was rubbish even with LEDS that mimic normal bulbs I've fitted new Chinese projector lamps with bi-xenon function and put LEDS in, much better, but I did have to rebuild the units as when they come from China the focus and patterns were crud and they were so high, that even the adjusters couldn't compensate. SO avoid the Chinese lamps if you not prepared to disassemble (they went back for repair originally and came back even worse!) Love the white light and pattern and now have 4 bulbs running in full beam mode
  15. I honestly cant tell when mine regens when running. No change in sound or feel Mind you mine is on a spider arachnid chip and revs out quite nicely to 4.5k before coming off power