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btmaldon

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About btmaldon

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  • Birthday 01/05/1962

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus ST-2
  • Ford Year 2013
  • UK/Ireland Location Essex
  • Annual Mileage 10,001 to 15,000
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  • Location Chelmsford, Essex
  1. Passenger front electric window

    Can you check to see if you are getting a live to the switches. If your not getting a live at the passenger door then it could be the loom where it passes through to the door. If your getting a live at both then it is most likely the wiring to the motor or the motor itself.
  2. Help choosing Wind Deflectors

    I had Team Heko on my 2.5 Focus. The fit was good but did cause a bit of wind noise at speed. I haven't fitted to my Mk 3 ST as they don't provide any real benefit and are only good for looks.
  3. Sun blinds for FIESTA ZETEC S RED - HELP

    Try these. I had these on my Mk 2.5 Sport and they fitted great and looked great. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Fiesta-3dr-08-ON-UV-CAR-SHADES-WINDOW-SUN-BLINDS-PRIVACY-GLASS-TINT-BLACK-/310975900939?hash=item48679bad0b:g:TYgAAOSw7NNT~ez4
  4. Focus Style. 2009

    I had a Style in an Estate on an 09 Plate from new for a couple of years. Mine was a 1.6 Petrol 100 bhp. It drove exactly the same as any other 1.6 Petrol. Standard Stereo with Aux port in the Glove Box. Air Con and Front Electric Windows. No other extras to speak of. It was as good as gold. I drove it 518 miles to the Bay of Biscay area of France fully laden on a family holiday and back with no issues. I did 24k miles in it without even a bulb blowing and still had the original tyres with plenty of tread left when I part x'd it for an 11 Plate Focus Sport.
  5. Ive never experienced that. I have never clamped the lines. Just open the reservoir cap first.
  6. Is my Mondeo Rare??

    It does look great. Worth keeping hold of.
  7. New clutch problems

    Hopefully they forgot to reconnect something after putting the new clutch in. This sounds totally unrelated to the clutch but they have knocked something or not reconnected it.
  8. Dad is getting a new ford

    It does look nice in that colour. Its always nice to get a new car to. Hope he enjoys it.
  9. m.o.t hornet

    I have a similar issue. I used to ride bikes, the last one being a CBR 600FK. The Mrs will not let me buy another bike no matter what and her reasoning is ridiculous. I never came off a bike in all the years I had one. There were a few close shaves as a result of car drivers being stupid getting to and from work, but I learned to ride defensively. So I have to settle for an ST instead which isn't a bad compromise.
  10. high milers

    I would say walk. Its not the engine. Its everything else.
  11. The common issues are the thermostat housing which warps because they are made of plastic. The Expansion tanks split and the expansion tank caps stop holding the pressure. All of which will cause a drop in pressure which result in the coolant boiling at a lower temperature. Also stops it circulating properly.
  12. How does this work

    Yep. That's always been the case. Even before the SORN thing came into being you couldn't park a car on the road that wasn't taxed.
  13. Fiesta cooling issue

    Could be the water pump has gone. As the car is 14 years old now check the bottom hose hasn't collapsed in on itself blocking the flow. Also change the expansion tank cap. If its not holding the pressure it wont circulate. People tend to think they have head gasket problem and spend a load on what should have been a mere few pounds. The car has obviously had a problem and somebody hasbeen busy bodging it.
  14. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-MONDEO-MK4-FULL-TOUCH-SCREEN-SAT-NAV-CD-PLAYER-2007-GHIA-2-3-BREAKING-/171560999352?hash=item27f1d519b8:g:SEwAAOSwGotWn8d3
  15. Ford Fanatic Required!!

    Its definitely an early Mk3 XR2i wheel. The early Mk3 XR3i's had a similar one but the boss was raised in the middle. Later XR3i's went to 3 spoke on the facelift.