itsrelfy

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About itsrelfy

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  • First Name
    Adrian

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus mk3 Titanium x
  • Ford Year
    2012
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Kent
  • Annual Mileage
    15,001 to 20,000
  1. Yes they are split. I've had the wheels off today and had a look. To be honest, to me they don't look that bad at this moment in time. There is a split both sides. Quite small currently. Just spoke to haynes ford in Maidstone and they can do both wishbones for £228 quid if I buy them together which would save me about 40 quid. However ive found replacement ball joints by either moog or Delphi for about 30 quid all in. So 228 still seems excessive. The rest of the arm on both sides look fine. There are no knocks clunks rattles or anything coming from the front so in my mind the ball joints although probably a bit more fiddly seems the way to go. What does anyone else think?
  2. I'm certain the brake fluid has been changed in the last service that they did or at least the one before. I've looked after the car as best I can as I am keeping it probably until it becomes uneconomical to throw money at the air con degas was done in the last service or 2 as well however ford say they can find no record of either this or the brake fluid being done despite that garage being the only one to ever service the car since I've owned it does anyone know how easy it is just to change the ball joint rather than the whole arm?
  3. This is the report sorry its side on 3-4mm left on pads. If if I take a wheel off would I be able onsee for my self the state of the ball joints? Or do you need to be underneath?
  4. erm last mot was may last year and it got a clean bill of health. It had a service at the same time and nothing was said about the ball joints or the discs. the pads were 65% worn at that time. I assume they are the original pads as i bought the car with 9000 miles at 2 years old back in 2014 and i've never had them changed. its now got 56000 on it. I think the pads had 2.6 mm left. I kind of knew they were coming up to needing doing though so those i'm not too concerned about
  5. thats what i thought. i've got the breakdown here. They want £142 for the discs, £135 for pads, £253 for offside ball joint and £248 for nearside. That makes £778 so not quite £800. Its just amazing what they charge.
  6. Hi all. Ford have just rung me as they have my car for service today and they are saying I need new ball joints at the front on both sides as well as brake pads and discs. The total cost is around £800. i'm reluctant to pay this as the car is 5 years old and also a friend of mine is a mechanic who can do the work. but I've been looking online for ball joints and what comes up is a bit bewildering. So I can buy just a ball joint for about 30 quid or a whole arm for about 100 quid. I haven't looked into ford pricing yet. What i plan to do is when i get the car ask them to write the part codes for what i need on the report. but 800 quid just seems like too much money. Am i right or wrong???
  7. I've got the same model. I believe they have some sort of electronic steering lock that arms when you get out. Mine certainly does anyway.
  8. I've had a full set of Hankook Ventus v12 Evo2 on my car for about 18 months now and I think they are excellent tyres. I do about 18-20000 miles a year and they still have a fair amount of tread left and the grip from them is amazing. Fuel consumption is as good as the michellins they replaced. They may be slightly noisier but they are not noisy. The car is still pretty quiet. All in all they were about 80-100 cheaper than a full set of michellins and I'm well impressed.
  9. On my titanium X there is a knob by the sunglasses holder in the roof lining. You our turn it and the colour changes. But you can only do this when the lights are on inside the car.
  10. it's was a surprise when it happened I was just driving along minding my own and bang then everything was covered !
  11. Yes it did and it's good stuff. It did the trick and it smells quite nice too. Not going to be repeating that mistake again.
  12. I've got a 2012 1.6tdci and I too have had no problems. Serviced every 9 mo the due to the mileage I do by ford and I do a service in between so fresh oil and filter every 6000 or so. Hope you enjoy your new car.
  13. It's not arrived yet. I got most of it out with a damp cloth and a spray cleaner. There's a few little spots but I was quite surprised by how easy the marks came out. Hopefully the the auto smart stuff will sort the rest. I can't use a wet vaccum as I don't have access to one.
  14. Lovely thanks. I've already bought some. Just gotta wait for it to arrive now.
  15. Hi all ive been a bit of a plank. On Tuesday I had a smoothie at work and When I got home I forgot to take the bottle indoors with me. Yesterday I stupidly left it again. Bearing in mind it's in the cup holder I don't really know how I forgot it twice but there you are. Anyway, this morning driving to work there was a nice POP as the lid flew open and smoothie basically went everywhere. Ive got most of it off but the headlining took a bit of a beating. I now need to try and get the marks out. Any ideas of what I can use. Wether car related products or household cleaning stuff. I thought maybe vanish or 1001. Any other suggestions. Or you can mock me. It's ok I deserve it. Many thanks Adrian