ferretfloozy

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  • Ford Model
    fiesta 2003 - focus zetec 2007
  • Ford Year
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Devon
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    0 to 5000
  1. question was is the part listed the new design sorry didn't check to see what car you own, the listed item is the updated version for my car ..just looked at the receipt and i paid £86 from local ford inc the union nut i used the green power steering fluid (WSA-M2C204-A2) as that's what is in the handbook and was already in my reservoir (from new) ....flushed and refilled while i was at it receipt is dated 4 years ago ..mine was leaking from the union but was advised to change the lot - as it turned out i had to cut the pipe to get the nut off (turned into those days)
  2. that's the same as the one i fitted to mine a few years ago.. you need to replace the union nut ..i have to say i didnt enjoy doing the job the old nut gave me some problems undoing ..mine has the mechanical pump if that helps
  3. there must be an easier way to identify what size ball joints are fitted (apart from physically measuring them) is there any relation to engine code/build date or disc size? (drums on rear etc) .. did ford just randomly picked parts they had in stock when producing the focus or was there a change over year when they uprated to 21mm?
  4. have looked here? http://replace-timing-belt.com/ yours is listed somewhere ..did mine last year took more than the time they state but then i did in on my drive not in a fully equipped garage and i was in no hurry.. not a difficult task but some parts are tight to get at
  5. it still all comes from the same place and meet the same standards if it didnt there would be thousands of cars failing mot on emissions ..there is a fuel distribution center local to me and every tanker visits it ..shell bp tesco asda texaco you pay more for the additives not cheaper grade fuel
  6. as stoney said tankers all get the fuel from the same dept but additives and detergents get added to the actual fuel tanker depending on who has asked for the delivery. my understanding is that supermarket fuels are cheaper because they opt for different additives than commercial forecourts .. its exactly the same stuff as sainsbury’s, asda , bp shell Texaco etc ..except they don’t use detergents , matter of choice .i never use supermarket fuels but its not because I’m afraid it will harm the engine ..i think it’s worth the extra for the additives, the important thing is the octane rating - if there's a problem with the car it was present before tesco fuel was used
  7. maybe it's because i only go there when i want a free badge.
  8. i think we should be allowed to add that word to list of expletives
  9. i do even less miles than you (average1,300 per year) it's the short trips that are worst for oils especially stop starts, i change my oil and filter every 12 months regardless of what the mileage is (oil is always clean when it comes out)..and i check plugs at same time - don't want a seized plug because its been in too long
  10. the later 2007 onwards ones have red illuminations ..so make sure you get the one with the same dash light colours
  11. i think your easiest option would to be to install a second set of foot well lights next to the original ones but working independently from a switched ignition controlled live .it's the theater dimming that's going to be the problem on the original setup
  12. .2 relays? what if you fit an spst relay with the feed from the foot lights powering it and a fused live from the switched side to power an ignition controlled live to an spdt relay with the feed from the original footlights to the n/c side - earth it with a switch to operate the relay and power the foot lights only when engine is running they will still work with ignition off but won't dim as normal ..but that way there will no feed back to the courtesy light ..it might work
  13. the rear muffler has been removed - that's why its noisy, you'll either need an aftermarket part or revert back to standard
  14. are the discs the same size? my 1.6 with 16's on it has drums on the rear front calipers are pretty close to the 16 rims
  15. if the battery is in poor condition the lights flash at startup to warn you it's not fully charged ..read somewhere in the handbook and its also happened to me when my original battery failed .i sometimes dont use the car for 4-5 weeks so now i have a heavy duty varta ..no problems