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About btmaldon

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    Ford Enthusiast
  • Birthday 01/05/1962

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    Focus ST-2
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  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000
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    Classic Cars
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    Chelmsford, Essex
  1. Welcome Ross. I'm a frequent visitor to Shropshire as I have family in Oswestry and Ellesmere.
  2. Hi Julian. There are a few common issues with the Ka cooling systems. These are due mainly to pressure loss which causes the coolant to boil at a lower temperature. Under pressure the coolant would boil in excess of 120 degrees C but without the system pressurised it will boil at circa 100 degrees C. Common causes include a split in the expansion tank, warped Thermostat housing and Expansion Tank Cap not holding the pressure. The first two should cause a leak, therefore try changing the cap for a new one. Its a cheap fix and is an item that should be changed regularly anyway. If that doesn't fix the problem then start looking at the other options. Hopefully its an easy one.If these don't work come back here and we will look at the numerous other things it could be.
  3. By sounds of it, it is likely to be to top mount on the shock absorber. It will only knock when under load so wont be able to identify with the car off the ground.
  4.  Is it called  Avalon gray 

  5. Have you got a pick of the car or the Paint Code?
  6. Mk 3 Focus ST's have symposer and Mk 3.5 the artificial sound through speakers.
  7. To be honest the Ford nuts with covers are pretty rubbish. I would buy a set of nuts that don't have covers:
  8. They wouldn't be able to start the car without the rest of the key fob as the blades don't hold the chip. Still it is a concern that someone may be able to open the car.
  9. I had the front deflectors on my old 2.5 and they were fine. I didn't use anything to hold these in and they didn't move.
  10. Spray up and down the guides that the windows slide up and down in with the window down. Its usually these that cause the glass to get stuck.
  11. We started using Aldi about a year ago and am saving around £50 a week when compared to Asda. Asda is our local Supermarket and its a 6 mile drive to Aldi but well worth it. We are happy with the equivalent stuff and there are only a few items we have to get elsewhere. The savings are more than paying for my Wife's new car.
  12. Try some silicon spray down the runners and on any of the mechanism you can get to.
  13. Try Nail Polish remover that does not contain Acetone. Try it somewhere you cant see first though.
  14. Just make sure you have a clean connection to the live to the reversing light and a good earth. It will be fine. Fitted some on my ST Focus and it looks factory fit.
  15. What type of battery is on there? Hope its not a Lead Acid battery. That would cook with the Smart Charge system.