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    focus tdci 1800
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    5001 to 10,000
  1. So you have a star in the middle of bolt head? If the centre is rounded and flush I think you should consider drilling the bolt out if you have access.
  2. My MK 1 is grey and I think black alloys look good.😃
  3. Hi,the discs are normally smaller on the rear,at least they are on mine.
  4. Hello,back along I brushed a kerb and snapped the near side front anti roll bar link,after which I experienced a loud knocking sound.Now you have a new front arm do you find the steering is more sharper?Only asking because mine has done 99000 and I'm thinking of replacing this summer as a pre-emptive advisory strike.Yours also could be the dreaded cv joint.
  5. I replaced all my rear suspension arms and fitted polyurethane bushes,not for the faint hearted if you like a soft ride but I love them and has transformed the car.Anyway mine were completely shot.I've used all the usual methods,loads of lubricant leaving over night,heat but on one arm I decided to grind down the bolt head and knock the bolt through,worked a treat.I ground the nut down with a mini grinder until it was just proud of the arm and knocked through with a punch.Happy days. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  6. As long as the correct spec oil is in and the correct amount,your description of the engine ticking when warm is normal mate.I don't think you have discovered any horrors.Mine sounds like an old tractor,had it for seven years.Just to add the best thing you can do for your engine is regular oil changes at least every six months,happy days.
  7. Nice one buddy.Have you checked that your boot isn't taking in water,very common fault on these cars. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  8. Yours is the face lift with integrated lights?if so,to be honest I find the easiest way is to open up the bonnet undo the top light fixings and dislocate the light unit,remembering the unit is connected by wires.At the back of the unit you can see a cover secured in place by a wire clip,release the clip and pop the cover off ,you now have access to the bulbs. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  9. When my DMF broke got in the car in the morning after a long drive the day before and it wouldn't start.Called the rescue service out,the guy managed to get it going and I crawled to my local garage.So from this I would say one of the symptoms of a imminent DMF fail is not being able to start the car. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  10. The splash guard if like on the MK1 is riveted to the rear hub carrier,buddy. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  11. Yes,i stand corrected 30 days,even if you don't like the item and you order it online you can ask for a full refund. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  12. I found it was a question of elimination although I have a MK1.The first thing I did was take out the air vents,silicon and pop back in.Then siliconed the mating surfaces on the rear light cluster(a pain if replacing a bulb)and screw plug and screw.If that doesn't work you will have to look deeper. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  13. If you order online with your credit card your consumer rights are extended.If you return item within 14 days of purchase you are entitled to a full refund,you should be put back into the same position before you took out the purchase,it's the law,don't take any nonsense from them,unfortunately sometimes it's hassle and many just give up the pursuit of a few quid. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  14. I own a lift and tilt, bought it on eBay second hand for just over £200. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC