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    Ford Focus - Dirty diesel

    About time I started a project for my car.

    I never intended to keep this for long, was a cheap-ish diesel to get to work. Had it a year now and decided to do something with it.

    So here it is:




    These are the 16's it's currently sitting on, it's screaming out for much larger wheels.


    Not many photos, I know. I was never going to keep it so I never bothered with pics.

    Plans (not in any order):

    Clean and polish
    Colour code
    Focus CC front bumper
    Mondeo titanuim/ST200 wheels
    lower 30mm all round
    carbon a few interior bits
    braided brake hoses

    First bit done on the weekend:

    Ciggy lighter and pocket liner remover from in front of the gearstick


    Replaced with lidded pouch




    I'll be getting some 3M di-noc to cover the HU surround, pouch lid, gearstick surround and the steering wheel inserts, as well as making a hole in the back of the pocket in order to relocate the MP3 socket from the glovebox.

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    Bought black leather gearknob from a titanium mondeo - 5. about 35 to buy new from ford.



    - - - Updated - - -

    MP3 socket fitted on weekend:

    HU out:


    Started pulling blanks out, found cables there ready to go for heated windscreen and heated seats. Found one without any plugs, so used that:


    Loads of plastic **** on the back of the plug which needed removing for the socket to fit in:


    One of these:


    Got me this:


    Finished off with a stanley knife and all fitted back:


    Next up: Try some plasti-dip on interior bits.

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    Will be purchasing -30mm springs after trax. Still on the lookout for some 18" ford wheels that I like.
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    Car went into limp home mode wednesday, Got the error codes read yesterday, showing up as glow plug control unit. Ordering new relays CTS and glowplugs to hopefully sort i out over the weekend.
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    Needs NOS
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    yup, it's there on my list, right underneath the parachute to assist with braking.
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    Needs turbo back exhaust & remap

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    Like your knob

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    I also like your knob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcore View Post
    Needs turbo back exhaust & remap
    Might happen at some time, I'm going to do cosmetic shizzle first, then see if i'm bored and want another car, or do something with this.

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    Boring update time. Had a leak on the tailgate for a while. Water was coming down the bolts holding the spoiler in place. Whacked a load of silicone in there to see if that work. Also found that the washer pipe is rubbing against the paintwork in the hinge area of the bootlid. Need some of that clear stonechip protection film to pit behind it to stop it getting any worse.


    Forgot to do my tyres Friday. Booked in for Monday now. Yay!
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    You've had this a while now. Thought of moving into performance upgrades yet?

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    The 1.8 in this is good for 150 max with an exhaust intercooler and remap. They will get done, but my money currently goes on mortgage and childcare, which leaves me with very little to modify.

    By the time I'll have enough extra income to do anything, I'll probably be looking at a new car.

    Unless I decide to try and fit a mondeo sttdci engine in there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coleman View Post
    The 1.8 in this is good for 150 max with an exhaust intercooler and remap. They will get done, but my money currently goes on mortgage and childcare, which leaves me with very little to modify.

    By the time I'll have enough extra income to do anything, I'll probably be looking at a new car.

    Unless I decide to try and fit a mondeo sttdci engine in there...
    I wouldn't, 155 standard good for 200 max. It's a good motorway cruiser engine but it's not a performance engine.
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    There isn't much else to do with diesel Fords. I'll probably end up changing. Wouldn't have another ford either, not my cup of tea
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    why not?

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    Cos they're not built properly?

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    They just don't do it for me. Just a car in my eyes, nothing special about them. Can't really fault the build tbh, only cost me 130 in repairs over 2 years.
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    Why wouldn't it be built properly?

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    My girlfriends Ka has just turned 3 years old and it's been falling to bits for the past year or so.

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