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    Focus mk1 1.8 Ghia
  1. Afternoon guys! I wonder if anyone can advise.... 80% of the time I start the focus (mk1 1998 s plate 1.8 ghia), there is a sort of grinding / whirling / clinking noise after the key has been released and the car started. Would anyone think this is the starter motor? Thanks in advance guys!
  2. most breakers sell wheels with tyres as policy, even if they are near to bald lol should be able to find one easily, have a look on ebay aswell, im guessing for a wheel with or without a tyre, around £40 ish. or just nick one lol joking :P
  3. of course, one thing to remember, is that tcut does come in different types, the red tube of "paste" is the most abrasive, but you can get the coloured liquid tcut polishes which arent as harsh. i would say a good all round polish for what you would want is the liquid coloured tcut as that get sall minor scrapes out and comes up like a treat.
  4. Yeah the motor works sometimes. if i had to put a number on it, i would say 1 in 6 locks the motors work. its really weird, ill see what happens with a new battery, might work, might not, who knows.
  5. anyone have any ideas!?!?? andy
  6. Hey guys, got a technical question regarding the central locking on me motor. the remote battery is dead and i am waiting for a new one to be delivered, but.... the central locking works intermitantly when locking either of the front two doors. sometimes all doors lock, but sometimes only the door with the key in it. aswell as that, the rear drivers side door does not register any locking or locking if the central locking does decide to work. do you guys reckon that with a new battery, the whole system will decide to work properly? or do you think that it is knackered? lol cheers in advance.
  7. Prob be a good idea to check other levels aswell, like power steering fluid, blake fluid etc also check tyres to see if they have perished. maybe wiper blades. also check the brakes/handbrake and make sure they havent seized on. sure that will be enough for the moment lol
  8. lol yeah that did cross my mind, might do, but now im set and geared up for winning lol yeahs its the one with the map lights either side on the mk1. seems very simply, but just cant think what may be missing or whats happened lol if i go to the scrapper, definately the easy option, but wouldnt half wind me up when im thinking about it lol
  9. Hi guys, Im pretty new to Ford, having owned VW, Renault (twice) Vauxhall (whoops) and BMW, ive now joined the focus bandwagon as myself and the future wife wanted a new car with better mpg than 30 to 35 from a 1.4 clio!! Anyway, i like to do the DIY route and fix things myself, but i am a little lost with this one..... The front interior light has had a fit and decided to play silly buggers! The middle slide switch has lost all pressure and pulls straight out. I took it apart last night and had a look and i think there may be a piece missing. The black switch slots into the main light unit and i assume the small square copper plate locates over the black shaft of the slider swith. Then theres a small cone shaped spring which again, i assume, goes over the black shaft. Confusion starts now as there is nothing to keep the spring in place and keep pressure on the switch to "click" on wither of the three light settings. Any ideas guys? Please! lol Andy
  10. Hi all, been looking on here for a while now as have just bought my first ford! got my hands on a tidy mk1 1.8 ghia in blue, pretty sweet! have had a variety of cars, and as share a car with the future wife, we had to decide on a car we both like, personally, i think a focus st170 would have been fine, but hey, its not that bad lol anyway, very happy with the drive of it, very direct. what do people think the averge mpg is on it? my old clio was getting 30 to 35 mpg. not a 3 litre v6, but a 1.4 auto lol, just hoping to get more than that!! sure ill be back soon! andy