williamweb

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About williamweb

  • Rank
    Feet Under The Table

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  • First Name
    Richard

Profile Information

  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    focus tdci 1800
  • Ford Year
    2004
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Somerset
  • Annual Mileage
    5001 to 10,000
  1. A healthy battery should be at 12.5 /12.6 volts.I would get the battery tested. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  2. I know very little about electronics and this will probably confirm it lol but will the magnets interfere with the iPad circuitry,just saying. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  3. Yes,Jordan I am considering paint stripper,I do have some really strong stuff knocking around.Thanks for that. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  4. I don't think the tyre fitter wanted to damage the new paint job which is fair enough. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  5. Yes the tyres are 215/45/17 the same as on the ST 170 and yes they have powder coated the internal mating surface.I think i'm going to try washing up liquid first,see if that works. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  6. I think I'm going to buy a 80 grit flap wheel and sand the internal centre down and remove the paint. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  7. The alloy wheel centre won't fit on the hub.I've just had the wheels refurbished my fitter seems to think the new paint on the inside of the centre is so thick that it's too tight to get on.Should I burnish the internal centre down or maybe take it to a machine shop and get it hollowed out to the same as my OEM alloys? Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  8. Hi everyone,does anyone know if the ST 170 alloys is a straight swap to my MK 1 1800 diesel because I took the alloys to my tyre fitter for the upgrade and said they don't fit ha ha so I've got 4 alloys with brand new tyres in the boot at the moment. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  9. If it's a MK1 the hex head bolt is 13mm buddy. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  10. Thanks for that,going for the 215/45/17's and then I'll use a sat nav to see how accurate the tachometer is. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  11. Hi everybody,right, I've 15 inch rims on my MK1 1800 tdci in the process of upgrading to ST 170 alloys refurbished in black.Any ideas guys on the best dimensions to run.Called my usual tyre fitter and he says 205/40/r17 would be to small for the car without being to technical so should I go for 215/45/r17's,thought I'd ask here first before I go for it.Thanks. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  12. Ok buddy,how much to change your injectors?If you are only traveling 4 miles a day and the odd trip I would question owning a diesel.Change the fuel filter and air filter. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  13. Invest in a proper brake nipple spanner"the right tool for the job",always a good idea.You say the caliper is nearly new so the nipple hex head shouldn't be rounded off,the brake spanner will be a nice snug fit assuming you buy the right size. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  14. When using axle stands for the sills,it's a good idea to use these. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  15. Well,I have 2 screw lengths but they are approximately 10mm in length.If you want the OEM parts ask your local Ford parts department they will put you right. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC