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Russ

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    1.6L Focus Titanium mk2 facelift
  • Ford Year
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    WestLothian
  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000
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  1. I get that Stef (had it happen on my last fiesta and a cavalier, just never seen it on any advisory I've ever had. When I traded in my last fiesta for the Focus my front springs on the fiesta were far worse than the springs on my focus now yet never had anything said!
  2. Car just passed its MOT (focus mk2 facelift 1.6 petrol 100ps) and as usual the 'customary' advisory note. Front near side Spring corroded, rear near side and offside springs corroded. Let's face it, they're under the car getting the full force of the elements on them, the cars 8 years old (albeit with 46,000 miles on it) so they're bound to get corroded! Anyone else ever had similar or did they think I came up the Clyde in a banana boat?
  3. Might sound a daft question but if the above is true why do you have to set the time/date via the radio/cd unit? (Using the stalk to set the time/date only goes up to a certain year - i forget which but to set the date to 2016 it can only be done via the radio/cd unit)
  4. What a pillock!
  5. The switch to switch the front parking sensors on and off?
  6. Don't think you can program them with Elmconfig ......
  7. Factory fitted sensors on my mk2.5 titanium. Just an audio beep when reversing, no panel.
  8. umpteen people have gave you the same answer, rather than ignoring the advice why not take it to a garage and have done with it!
  9. Is this still ongoing? Once and for all you have two choices....1/ slacken the old ones and count the number of turns, put the new ones on to the same number of turns then go and get it tracked immediately. 2/ take it to a garage and just get them to do it!
  10. They each run excellent services although if it's problems your looking for, if you search hard enough you will find people who have had problems! Personally I use the RAC as it comes with my business class insurance and I've used them 3 times so far in the last 20 years with no problems. My son uses the AA and had no problems so really it's personal choice which one you want to go with. Just one 'survey' that has been done on the subject. http://www.driving.co.uk/news/the-ultimate-roadside-breakdown-test/
  11. Is your glass stamped with FORD on it? If so it will be original and the glass should be tinted.....tinted btw will be a very subtle tint, not black. Although you may not think the glass is tinted it probably is. Auto headlamps, check your light switch, it should have a position labelled 'auto'. If not then you don't have auto headlights! Dipping rear view mirror......there will be a toggle switch on the bottom of the mirror to 'dip' the mirror.
  12. Hasn't this already been answered in your 'other' forum posts?
  13. Where's the clips on the glass? When I replaced ONLY the glass in my Fiesta mk6 drivers mirror it was held in with double sided tape! (The backing plate which I did not replace had clips but not the glass) The OP stated ONLY the glass fell out, the backing plate is STILL in place so if she's replacing the glass it will hold in place with double sided tape.
  14. Has it had new springs? Correct size wheels?
  15. If it's only the glass that needs to be put back, use double sided sticky tape to hold it in!