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  • [Traitor Car] 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.
    Originally posted by Vegas
    When I hit boost me fuel runs out

  • #2
    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.
    Originally posted by Vegas
    When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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    • #3
      Will be purchasing -30mm springs after trax. Still on the lookout for some 18" ford wheels that I like.
      Originally posted by Vegas
      When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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      • #4
        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.
        Originally posted by Vegas
        When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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        • #5
          Needs NOS
          TheCorsa's friendly predator

          I like my women like I like my laptop. Thin, virus free and on my lap


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          • #6
            yup, it's there on my list, right underneath the parachute to assist with braking.
            Originally posted by Vegas
            When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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            • #7
              Needs turbo back exhaust & remap

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              • #8
                Like your knob
                Originally posted by Dave
                Originally posted by Stephen Fry
                [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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                • #9
                  I also like your knob.
                  Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi - New Car
                  Black 1.2 Corsa SXI Project - Sold
                  Aruba Blue 1.0 Corsa Project - Sold

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                  • #10
                    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.

                    Originally posted by Tim View Post
                    Like your knob
                    So does your mum
                    Originally posted by Vegas
                    When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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                    • #11
                      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!
                      Originally posted by Vegas
                      When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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                      • #12
                        You've had this a while now. Thought of moving into performance upgrades yet?
                        Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi - New Car
                        Black 1.2 Corsa SXI Project - Sold
                        Aruba Blue 1.0 Corsa Project - Sold

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                        • #13
                          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...
                          Originally posted by Vegas
                          When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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                          • #14
                            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.
                            Originally posted by Dave
                            Originally posted by Stephen Fry
                            [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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                            • #15
                              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
                              Originally posted by Vegas
                              When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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