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  1. MOT expired 9 years ago? WTF? Horrendous list of failures/advisories too..
  2. I went to see this today purely as it was about 45 mins from me, and my dad almost bought one 15 years ago. The seller is a proper top bloke, spent ages nattering away. He's done a lot of work mechanically and it runs superb, the engine is almost sewing machine smooth and dry. He's had a few Safranes and amongst his other cars is a nice Cayenne. The stainless full exhaust system is quite throaty but I like it. The ride is wallowy and I found the steering vague, and the pump almost pulsates at low speed and seems to not like it when you dry steer with no revs. Unsure what would cause this. Handling was poor, I guess going from the ST170 to this I'd always be critical as the Focus is so tight and precise so perhaps I shouldn't be so harsh. Other than that, everything works. Ice cold air con, system voice computer etc etc. Good condition inside and body wise has some surface rust on the edges of the boot lip and a couple of random spots on the roof. I was tempted but I think it's a great car with the right engine and gearbox combo, and it'll go on forever.
  3. Well the work lot usually do when it gets dirty on the windows!
  4. Fear not, I've nothing else planned modification wise. Just a k&n panel and that's it.
  5. Tinted the focus today. I wanted it to look similar to my departed Mondeo with the rear tints and I think it really suits and lifts the car, giving it a meaner look. I'm going to give the headlamps a polish soon, and use some gtechniq C4 stuff on the black trim such as around the wing mirror and the headlamp washers. Really love driving this car. Never been so fond of one!
  6. Such a good feeling when it's a good sting! Cake fine though for the innocent transit
  7. New upgraded rear wiper arm/blade fitted. Looks a million times better and really suits the car, old one has been binned. Popped in some subtle LED number plate lights too and changed the reverse lightbulb. Noticed it was out the other day and it's the easiest thing, you push in a tang and it pops out. It still said motorcraft on so possibly the original or just a dealer visit. Fully working now.
  8. I may just fit a nicer back box, I've seen a good used Janspeed one in eBay. But if I decide against that then I'll go for a local exhaust specialist to just replace it. The exhaust itself is in fantastic condition I'm just wanting to future proof it a little
  9. Well I had to do it. Popped to Halfords to get some Millers petrol max additive and at £5 for the Richbrook keyring seemed quite a good deal. I tried my best using Halfords toolbox red touch up pen to fill in the faded ST badge. Wobbly handed as fuck and it's not the greatest of jobs but, even at a couple feet it looks a million times better. A new OE badge is £28 and I don't think I will be buying that any time soon. I will be doing a full service including plugs on this just to keep it sweet. Think I will invest in a k&n panel filter though.
  10. Duly noted and deleted from the watch list!
  11. I've considered your reasoned and well thought out argument. It's still in my watch list however..
  12. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383428423327 Somebody tell me ordering the above is a bad idea...
  13. Groupons ATS regas worth every penny. All regassed fully, no leaks and holds pressure. Was just empty and now I've got ice cold air con in time for our "hot" summer...
  14. So despite the miserable weather I spent 30 mins fitting a pioneer Bluetooth/dab stereo I had kept in my cupboard in the very likely chance that I may buy another car which indeed I did. Routed the aerial and mic wires just fine and sounds a thousand times better already. Also removed the silly red "at" stickers that were on the trim, came off easy. Aside from that, I have the air con regas booked for tomorrow, and I am swapping the front wipers for the denso hybris blades which in my opinion really do look the most OEM style flat blade. Also got a upgrade rear aero wiper arm on order which will complete the slight refreshed look. Love this car!
  15. Bolton! Now GIB!
  16. So I have this arrival that I have been using and it's taken me a while to get used to petrol again. The Mondeo has been sold to a very nice man privately and rather easily too. The focus is lovely. Drives superbly although, the one gripe I've had about these MK1 focus, is that the driving position is odd. I've managed to position it to a decent amount so it's fine and it really does drive amazingly well. The power and torque has taken me by surprise. Will regas the Aircon and fit a better stereo and enjoy it for now.
  17. Fully serviced the Mondeo yesterday. All filters and oil. The fucking pollen filter was one of the most trickiest I've ever done. Lost my temper with it numerous times but it needed doing. The date it was done was written in the old filter...2013! Was really full of dirt and debris and it wasn't even a carbon one. New carbon one installed and air con is immediately smoother and crisp. Found an oil leak though at the intercooler pipe which Ford don't sell as an individual part, but luckily plenty of new silicone ones available on eBay and it's been ordered. Looks a bit of a bastard to fit so will let my mechanic swap it over. It's running so well, belies it's 173k miles completely.
  18. Fell out with the other half recently as I had apparently "not told her anything" about an impending purchase on here which she has managed to veto. However, whilst I am in the dog house I am planning on trying to reattempt at selling the idea of this purchase to her again and not fall out with her. FFS.
  19. How about this? Matt black as per your usual choice but a contrasting big landing point. Will confuse NPAS and drone fliers alike
  20. I quite like the end result of this car. It went from looking like shit, to looking even more like shit, but then to looking really rather respectable and nice. That steering wheel is a lovely little upgrade though. I agree with the whole fear thing but I've done steering wheel changes/mods to BMW's in the past and it is unreal how simplistic the wiring is, even for a novice it was straightforward with no actual worry.
  21. 😂That will be Sam's! I text him a while back with your dets to post it on but I know he's mega busy usually
  22. Need a shitely from Wirral to Rowley Regis, anybody to assist at all bringing a small item near to me please?
  23. I genuinely love the level of sheer addictive tinkery that you do Ghosty. I've owned one of yours as you know and your attention to detail really is phenomenal. Enjoying this, always loved concertos.
  24. Looks like what stuboy would do to his in a fit of drunken rage
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