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Russ

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    1.6L Focus Titanium mk2 facelift
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    2008
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    WestLothian
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    10,001 to 15,000
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  1. The speedometer is tested in the MOT ..... https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/car-parts-checked-at-an-mot/car-parts-checked-at-an-mot also note -> http://www.ukmot.com/manual/6.7/Speedometer#MOT
  2. Is it me or does the bolt look sheared in the last photo?
  3. I think you have to remove the wheelarch liner to get the bottle out. Hoping I never have to do it in mine!
  4. Correct, if you don't let the pads bed in properly it can glaze the discs causing hard spots on the surface so the pads will grab and slip when you apply the brakes. http://www.mossmotors.com/SiteGraphics/Pages/brake_discs.html
  5. No, your actually correct Ian, there's every chance that after some heavy braking, sitting with the footbrake applied can create hotspots in the disk and cause the disks to warp. It has been known to happen but I'd expect it on 'cheaper' or more heavily worn parts. (Hence why I wouldn't scrimp on brake parts as its 4 little bits of material rubbing on a metal disc that saves your life!)
  6. Never had a set of disks warp in 40 years of driving and I sit at lights & hills with my foot on the brake pedal. Did the OP clean the hub face properly when he put the new disks on?
  7. Yes I know about the silicon grease.....that isn't the issue! I think the fact the cap is new the 'locking' mechanism of the cap has nice new square corners to it and I think it needs to be rounded slightly or put on and off a few times to bed the mechanism in.
  8. Got my new cap today (genuine Ford) fits perfectly right up until you get to the small 'stop' at the bottom left of the cap as seen in the photo. It was a little tight to get it fully home but trying to turn it back to unloosen I had to wrap a cloth over it to get it started then it came back out easily!
  9. Maguires tyre gel works a treat :)
  10. http://me.ppgrefinish.com/media/869785/ppg_ford-colour-codes_2005-2015.pdf
  11. There was a 1.6 focus Sport 2008 (same year/colour as my titanium) in the neighbours driveway unwashed and the colour difference was amazing. Mind you it did look like he used it to transport concrete/plasterboard!
  12. Yep that's exactly what's happening, you need to give it a second or two after putting the clutch in then slip it into reverse and it should go in ok.
  13. There's no synchromesh on reverse gear so you have to ensure your fully stopped, give it a second then slip it into reverse and it should go in ok.
  14. Autobrite Direct Carbanuba. It's a liquid wax with carnauba in it and smells of banana hence carbanuba. You just put a small amount on, rub it in, let it bond for 15 minutes then it wipes off easily! From the link below or even from Amazon. http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=Carbanuba
  15. Try going to https://www.etis.ford.com/ click on the 'vehicle' tab and input your reg number. It will list everything your car left the factory with so Bluetooth should show in the list if it has it.