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sonic113

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    Ford Focus Mk2.5 Zetec

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    Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Mk2.5
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    2009
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    10,001 to 15,000
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  1. I almost forgot the most important stuff there stefan lol! I think my local has them on offer so I may stock up lol!
  2. Hi Ian No mine is not the Tivct 1.6 its the Normal 1.6. I have ordered those tools so if you think of any others that I may need please do let me know. Thanks.
  3. Thanks stefan I will order those now and hopefully they arrive soon. I will get the flywheel locking tool as well as like you say it makes the job easier and it should be useful to have for future belt jobs so might as well get it now. I will keep this thread updated as I progress. Thanks again.
  4. Hi Stefan I have been busy the last while so only getting back to this tread now. So I have gathered up some new tools for the job including a new 1/2 socket set, breaker bar, Torque wrench and angular gauge. Upon some research the folloing is a list of "special tools" need to help with the job included are the OEM numbers. OEM Number Tool Name 205-072 Cam Sprocket Holding Wrench 303-1054 Tensioner Pully Locking Pin 303-376B Alignment Plate 303 748 Crankshaft Locking Tool Now laser do a kit named "Laser 4347 Timing Tool Set" which includes the "303-376B Alignment Plate" and "303-748 Crankshaft Locking Tool" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Laser-4347-Timing-Tool-Updated/dp/B0039U3QZE/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1473929946&sr=8-5&keywords=timing+tools the only thing missing is the "303-1054 Tensioner Locking Pin", I cant seem to find this seperatly anywhere so can this be replaced with a small nail or something like that? also the 205-072 Cam Sprocket Holding Wrench goes under "Laser Tools 2869" I saw one with a blue handle and one with a red but since they have the same codes I think they are exactly the same so I will get either. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LASER-2869-Camshaft-Sprocket-Holding-Tool-/191675366346?hash=item2ca0bdfbca:g:JIAAAOSwDNdV3x8z http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LASER-TOOLS-2869-CAM-CAMSHAFT-SPROCKET-MULTI-USE-HOLDING-TOOL-/161955472423?hash=item25b54c6427:g:iMgAAOSwX~dWomAl I had the flywheel locking kit listed as well "Laser 4275" but there is no mention of this in the Haynes manual so will it make the job a little easier or will it be a waste and also will it fit my focus (2009 1.6 zetec model). https://www.amazon.co.uk/Laser-4275-Flywheel-Locking-Tool/dp/B0039UEHKW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1473933490&sr=8-4&keywords=laser+flywheel I know you said before you have done a few belts on the focus and any input would be very much welcomed. I am trying now to get together this little bits and bobs before I get the Belt/water pump kit from ford in the next few weeks. Many thanks in advanced,
  5. Thanks Chris, I spotted the option for the rear blades and its saying H351 so that whole set must be correct, I will order it and get them all fitted before the heavy rain, which has came here all ready roll on some snow this winter lol!
  6. Thanks fellas according to wiperblades.co.uk the bosch ones that fit are the aerotwin code A978S so a quick search I found these at at decent price : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-II-MK2-NEW-Genuine-BOSCH-A978S-Aerotwin-Front-Wiper-Blades-Set-/201541866135?hash=item2eecd4d297:g:9f8AAOSwAuNW4DWr I take it this are the right ones then? I got rid of the box of my last bosh set so forgot to note the code lol! anybody got the part number for the rear one? ------------UPDATE----------------------- just found this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK-2-2006-2011-BOSCH-Wiper-Blade-Set-Front-Rear-Aerotwin-Hook-/182186003612?fits=Car+Make%3AFord|Model%3AFocus&hash=item2a6b21cc9c:g:SYYAAOSwGIRXcQnN It looks like the bosh rear wiper code is H351 what you guys think of this set for he money?
  7. I need to get some new wipers for the front and rear window on my mk2.5 focus. Trying to get in there before the storms appear lol! Does anybody have any links or codes to the best priced ones, I think last year I used Bosh but are the ford OEM ones the same or whats the best ones to go for? Thanks
  8. Very very Nice biff, They seem to weather pretty well after 1 year unprotected but I like the black plastic caps as they give the alloy a nice effect. where did you get the plastic caps and how are they holding up? so would you say those alloys nuts are 100% as a replacement for the ford ones, I know that sometimes you can get very cheap metal ones that crack but if you have been using those for a year or more I'd say they be ok,. so are those the one in the first link? Cheers * I Like the silver calipers they do look very tidy indeed. Great set up all round you have there.
  9. Have you any images of these fitted to your car? I have been looking for a set of wheel nuts as the original ford ones have lost the caps and look dreadful without them.
  10. They look like a good bargain, do they look the same a the original ford ones do when installed on car? have you any real life pictures of them on your wheels?
  11. Darren I know what you mean. If the wee caps could be got cheaper and then its just a matter of popping them on that would be great. I cant find any anywhere though lol!
  12. The chrome caps on most of my wheels now are wrecked and need replacing as it doesn't help the look of the wheel lol! Been looking around online and came across these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/GARDEN-MILE®-Replacement-Locking-Fiesta/dp/B01IREUNDY/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1471100688&sr=8-7&keywords=ford+focus+alloy+wheel+nuts not sure of they would fit but would these be decent and look alright or has anyone got any suggestions I don't wanna be spending a complete fortune as I think ford where charging around £6 per wheel nut the last time I checked and more or likely they will go the same way after a few wheel off/ on jobs or tyre changes ect. Thanks
  13. Lenny you are spot on fella. I had issue with inner wear on my front tyres and for months couldn't figure it out and had been replacing front tyres regularly . It went through MOT 100% and I had double and redouble checked all components and could not find anything that needed replacing. I also had the 4 wheel alignment done twice by two different places as I still was getting wear. In the end it turned out to be the alignment but I ended up going to ford to get it done for £65 for the 4 wheels and it was the best £65 I spent to date. Car feels a lot better and no signs of any wear appearing (Touch Wood lol!) I guess the ones I used for the wheel alignment had not got a clue how to use it properly and at least at ford You know its down right. Caught it all on the dash cam lol! They used a hunter wheel alignment machine and the ford guy put in on 2 separate Hunter machines end result was a perfect fix first time I wish I had just gone to them at the start but like all things Lesson learned lol!
  14. I thought as much, i have just ordered a new 1/2 socket set and a 1/2 Breaker bar so Hopefully that will be stronger than the 3/8 one lol! Thanks fellas I will keep this thread updated.
  15. Stefan I'm just wondering would my 3/8 sealy socket set, sockets be ok to undo the crank bolt with a breaker bar? i have used this set for many years on all work on my previous cars with no issues but this is the first time on the timing belt, if not I will just invest in a 1/2 inch breaker and socket and a 1/2inch torque wrench, If you think the crank bolt is 18mm then it should be ok but just wanted your opinion before I spend any money Thanks