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  1. I think the mark 2.5 looks the best, I doubt whether they're as hardy as the mark 1 though.
  2. Fixed prices, you can book on line
  3. Ford dealer price is £339 for cam belt only or £449 for cam belt water pump and auxiliary belt. It's worth getting water pump done anyway for the labour saving especially if you haven't changed the coolant, you are probably due a change to save the matrix corroding. They told me cutting the auxiliary belt saves time for them hence no charge. I paid £550 (I think) with a aircon re- gas, brake fluid change, service and MOT I called it my 50K service! I done 48951.
  4. it's 8 years for the petrol
  5. Ford +4 do fixed prices. I got my 2009 1.6 100 Zetec done last year £550 MOT full service cam belt water pump serpentine belt which I thought was pretty good for a main dealer. They have fixed prices cam belt only was £339 Motorcraft parts
  6. take it out the garage and never return. I have a 2009 1.6 Zetec 50K on the clock, every year it goes to the main dealer for MOT and alternative minor and major services. The only thing they ever found except a jammed wheel nut was drake disks. Last year I ASKED for brake fluid, timing belt and water pump. On 1.6 it's 8 years or 100k. Exhaust and suspension I really would get a second opinion and I don't believe the head gasket, if you do short journeys and don't use Dunlop oil you can get some cram around the filler neck. Get second opinion,
  7. I do alternative minor and major Ford 4+ services on my 2009 Focus, same time as MOT, Ford stamp in book Motorcraft parts and I don't pay a lot more if any than if I took it to a local.
  8. I have the same car on a 09 plate, my next door neighbor has the same engine on a 2007 Titanium. I had mine done two months ago, by Ford dealer with a Motorcraft service, I have only done 48000 but car is over 7 years old and I got it done as I think they're 'interference' engines? (hope that's right) so it can be messy if belt breaks. Nor sure if I'm going to keep car but it's got full main dealer service and they did cam belt and water pump too now. They haven't let me down I know the parts are good, and price is on the web so I know I not being ripped off. My neighbor hasn't had his changed yet similar mileage approaching ten years. I have never heard of a Focus cam belt breaking but if one did it would be mine!
  9. they were a terrible idea when they came out many years ago, when I bought my car it had one intact! Ford replaced them all last year as a good will gesture for breaking my wheel hub on it's MOT (this is a Ford main dealer) less than a year later, the same main dealer changed cam belt and stretch belt and broke two of them after telling me the year before tire depots break them by not knowing what they are doing.... They replaced them again. Wheel nuts you can't use air guns with in 2009? top idea.
  10. Or rocking it in gear used to work on every Ford I owned in the 1980's (><) They get dry spots in the windings.
  11. Hi, please forgive my stupidity if this is obvious. You know the bottom jubilee clip on the expansion tank has been moved away from tank?
  12. I haven't had an advisory yet on the Focus. But the previous car used to get loads, go to the same garage and disappear, reappear, I never did any of them, every other year I got CV gaiter damaged but not leaking. I had the car nearly 9 years, the last MOT had no advisories, six months later it was crushed..... My argument has always been, fail it then, if not please don't de-value my car. I mean, if I was buying it off you "you must knock a grand off for three struts mate."
  13. Ah! mines the old 1.6 duratek one, maybe a mistake not picked up by previous owner. I agree the only 1.0L is petrol I believe.
  14. mine (1.6 petrol) was £185 last month, £30 is diesel + DPF
  15. I wondered what the REP meant. I am new to my area so don't know any garages, I bought Focus 2 years ago with 37k on the clock. So I booked in it for MOT and a Ford 4+ Major service, and this year a minor one, both times they found nothing, no advisories, so I kind of trust em. All the prices are fixed (click on repairs)