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Brummiebetz

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    Fiesta 1.1
  1. Hi there I had that on my Mk3 Fiesta it was just the universal joint on 5the steering rack an I bouhht mine for about a tenner or so at the time from my local car spares shop. It may even be easier with some WD 40 on it and it will losen the rust of itelf with use. The joint just siezes a little bit. I have a Mk 4 now and it looks as though they have put a plastic collar around it to stop the water and damp getting in
  2. Core plugs are what the manufacturers put in when casting the engine blocks ect they need to place chanels forthe coolant to flow round . The core plugs are just steel caps almost like milk bottle tops only thicker and made out of mild steel . Sometimes these can corrode with age especialy if no antifreeze is used . Anther possability is that the engine may have frozen up at some time and the expanding ice has forced out the core plugs which are forced in rather like a cork in a bottle. Other than that it may be a head gasket. Like the rest of the replys say see if the oil and water have mixed in the engine . Emulified oil is a sure sign Brummiebetz
  3. Hi I did my neighbours rear wheel bearing ,his I suspect was an older Focus . I'm sure this one was drums on the rear. The bearing I remember on that one was more like a front wheel bearing If I remeber it well. The type with a wide outer race inner and outer all in one piece . I did manage it without a press but Boy what a job. I think I ground the old outerv race a tad narrower and used it as a drift. Butchery I know .but I think we got away with it! Brummiebetz
  4. Hi I did my neighbours rear wheel bearing ,his I suspect was an older Focus . I'm sure this one was drums on the rear. The bearing I remember on that one was more like a front wheel bearing If I remeber it well. The type with a wide outer race inner and outer all in one piece . I did manage it without a press but Boy what a job. I think I ground the old outerv race a tad narrower and used it as a drift. Butchery I know .but I think we got away with it! Brummiebetz
  5. Hi Andre My friends had this when water was entering in to the heater duct on the passsenger side through the pollen filter ,due to the drain hles being blocked up in front wings . try a piece of flexible curtain wire or something to unblock the holes ,otherwise take the plastic liner off at the bottom of the wings and clear all the muck and dead leaves out . Then check under the passenger seat under the rear of the front seat in the floorfloor for for water leaks to see if the water has trickled back into the central locking electrics and sn'nt playing havoc. I dried this one out with a hair dryer sprayed it with wd 40 and it was ok . Hope that you are as lucky as I was Brummiebetz
  6. Hi Andre My friends had this when water was entering in to the heater duct on the passsenger side through the pollen filter ,due to the drain hles being blocked up in front wings . try a piece of flexible curtain wire or something to unblock the holes ,otherwise take the plastic liner off at the bottom of the wings and clear all the muck and dead leaves out . Then check the passenger under the rear of the front seat floor for for water leaks to see if the water has trickled back into the central locking electrics and sn'nt playing havoc. I dried this one out with a hair dryer sprayed it with wd 40 and it was ok . Hope that you are as lucky as I was Brummiebetz
  7. Hi Ashly I have just taken my friends off part way while thinking of a head rebuild or possible enjine swop. I found the pump was a little hard to get at but on the whole not too bad. Mind you I had already removed the alternator off this one . This was a 2ltr twin 8 valve petrol model . I'm not sure if the diesel or 2.3 petrol enjine is the same . I don't know if this is any help but I've sent it in the hope that it may be Brummiebetz
  8. Hi I had this when the water was flowing into the car from the heater inlet (Pollen filter) and filling up the passenger footwell ,then flowing under the passenger seat and filling up the storage space under there (The one with a square that lifts up in the floor)with the central locking controlls inside it. shorting out the central locking and causing havoc with the central locking .The water entered under the bonnet which was happening because the drain holes on each side of the chamber at the back needed un blocking ,a lenth of flexible cutain wire may do the trick
  9. Hi any one out there know if a Scopio 2ltr Petrol 8 valve enjine will fit in a Galaxy 2ltr Petrol 8 valve petrol. A straight swop, or no chance ,or missing holes and threads