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  1. Hi all, Looking to do an oil service and fix a leaky sump plug at the same time! Does anyone know what type of washer I need to go on the sump plug and where I could buy one?    Thanks in advance! Ben
  2. Hi Guys I need some help! My wife has an SMAX 2.0tdi manual titanium MY2010, it has approx 80,000 miles on the clock. The car had been great up until now and returning a very good fuel economy, we took it into Ford a month ago to have a basic service, oil, oil filter, fuel filter etc. Since getting the car back, we have noticed that it now does about 100 miles less on a full tank (10-15%), there have been no changes in driving styles, habits, routes etc and the car seems to drive fine other than the fact that the fuel economy has dropped a lot! We have taken it back to Ford and they can't see any problems, any ideas as to what might have happened. Your help is much appreciated. Thanks and regards Hi Guys I need some help! My wife has an SMAX 2.0tdi manual titanium MY2010, it has approx 80,000 miles on the clock. The car had been great up until now and returning a very good fuel economy, we took it into Ford a month ago to have a basic service, oil, oil filter, fuel filter etc. Since getting the car back, we have noticed that it now does about 100 miles less on a full tank (10-15%), there have been no changes in driving styles, habits, routes etc and the car seems to drive fine other than the fact that the fuel economy has dropped a lot! We have taken it back to Ford and they can't see any problems, any ideas as to what might have happened. Your help is much appreciated. Thanks and regards
  3. Service Manual

    Hello everybody, I'm Anthony from Croatia my dear wife was driving our Focus C-max 1.6 Tdci until she came in front of a huge puddle (60m long)....she stoped...and then decided she can drive through it. She was driving for 50 m very slowly and then the car when Dead. Yes the engine pulled water and it was water shocked. I cleaned everything, air intake, changed engine oil 2 times with filter. The engine started but it lost 30% of power and it makes white smoke in high rpm. So I need to open the engine, yes myself and my brother (we work with outboards and we own several cars so we have to maintain them as well to be able to keep them). I need a service manual for this engine or car model in order to continue. If anyone can help me I would be very gratefull and in return will place photos & descripitons of the work on the forum.
  4. Hi All Am new here, so please be kind. My 6 year old focus zetec 1.6TDi came up with an Enging Malfunction in the centre section of the dash where the mileage is normally displayed so I pulled over called the AA and they diagnosed the issue as being: P2458 DPF Regen duration too high P242F DPF pressure too high It had two others thay he was able to clear. I was booked into Trust Ford Hounslow for a service the next day (please don't rib me about going to a dealer with a 6 year old car - I've had it loads :-( ), so the AA guy followed me the three miles there. So I told them check the errors first before the service, but when they called me later in the day they said they had already done the service and they recomended replacing the DPF but I could try adding the fluid and then a forced regen for £634. Or approx £1500 to replace the DPF along with the fluid. Very unimpressed that they did a service first on a car with issues that came in with an AA van behind it, but on asking for the area managers name the service guy said he would hold off on the service charge until I decided on a repair and could come and collect my car only paying the £65 charge for diagnosis. When I went to collect it he talked to me at length about the pricing but still not 100% on actual quotes. They also said I might want to think of not buying a diesel car next time if I only do short journey, at the time of purchase we were doing long drives. So wanting a second opinion I decided to take my car home, someone drove it round to the front. Got in it and the NO BRAKES!!! Almost rolled into the traffic! Went back in got another service guy to confirm there are no brakes. Recieved a call this morning and the brakes have been fixed as a pipe had come loose or not been put back properly. So my car went in with the DPF codes above and has got worse: Still has Engine Malfunction warning Now has the Yellow Engine warning light is now onOh and only on trying to collect my car did I find a fluid top up is scheduled for this service but wasn't told about it when booking through Trust Ford's central booking line. Sorry this is so long but I guess my question is: What are my options if the Garage has made my car worse by doing a service? Is it safe to drive? Are these the only options around the DPF?The car is only worth £4.5k so am bit reluctant to spend £1.5k for recon DPF, £300 on the service and an additional £300 on the bushes that have also gone - which they replaced three years ago under warranty. My wife is very upset as she has brand loyalty as her father worked for Ford for many years (passing away whilst still working there) and her brother also worked there.
  5. Car Servcing

    Hi all, I have had my car just about a year now it had its first service at 12,000 miles well 13,500 by the time it got booked in.... that was in April...I've now done 18,000 miles...since then! When does it need to be services again? it does say I think its due at 24,000 miles but have a feeling I am going to do that fairly soon before my next year is up..... my last year I was paying the ford service plan which paid for my service, does this carry on? or will I have to fork out £200 for a service within the next couple of months? help appreciated, not too sure how it all works. Thanks Jame s
  6. Hi, It's that time of the year when my car is coming up to its first year service. Clearly wanting to get it done at a Ford dealer, however not sure on service costs. Can anyone share some figures that I should be aiming for when getting quotes?
  7. Ford Focus Paint Issue

    Paint is coming off my new Ford Focus (2014 plate) in 4 areas of the chassis around the boot due to a manufacturing issue when it was originally painted. I contacted Ford in February 2015 and they said I must go back to the dealership. The dealership have tried respraying one area, but this has not resolved the issue, and further areas of paint have begun flaking in the same manner. They left overspray all over the roof. The dealership's response is to continually respray all affected areas, which seems impractical as a new area is flaking pretty much every week. Ford have now said "Unfortunately, we can have no more involvement with this, and we would advise that you continue to liaise with the dealership directly.". Has anyone else seen this problem? How was it resolved? Are there any TSBs for this issue? Does anyone know how to escalate complaints with Ford, or how to speak to someone above customer services? Thank you
  8. Hey all, new member here but I've been hanging around a while. I've just purchased a 2005 1.8Tdci Mk2 Focus Titanium. In lovely condition all round for the milage (121k) especially inside, full service history, and didnt cost too much either. I'm just wondering what parts I should service / replace myself now, and any additions you all would recommend. I've already replaced the glow plugs as they were rather blackened and reluctant to heat up, replaced the air filter, and fitted the mist washer jets. What else should I look out for under the bonnet? Obviously the 125k service will be coming up where a fair amount will need to be checked, I just want to be on top of everything before that comes around so I dont get any nasty suprises. I've also heard very good things about the remap on the 1.8Tdci, is that still recommended for an engine with this amount of miles? Thanks for your time!
  9. I've bought my car from Ford and it currently has a full ford service history. Is there any value in having my MOTs done at Ford? Or does it not really affect the cars value regarding the service history? Would appreciate your thoughts on this.
  10. Hi all, i recently passed driving test and bought my first car Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 2005. The car running ok. And last service made almost 1 year ago. I want to check my car. So, i booked a major full service at local ford dealer. Plus, AC & Winter check. Now, i want to know what service or check includes in this full major service. As i am a new driver and this is my first car, i want to check my car position first. Anyway, could you please share your expert view about this situation ??? Thanks
  11. well my Fiancé is insured by a company called close brothers she was put in touch with them by a broker. (you may not have heard of them i think they are Irish) Anyway the problem is they take there payment on the 9th of each month and she always has the money in most of the time the last few times she did anyway. about 2 months ago she received a letter for the previous month stating that the payment was late and they were going to charge her an extra 15 euro for administration fees ok so that was fine and then this month she got the same letter. Only this time its not ok cause the money was there in the bank from the 7th of the month so it should have been taken out by them. I told her to ring them up and eat the head of them and refuse to pay the extra 15 euro just to pay the insurance fee. She is adamant about cancelling her car insurance to look for another company but i told her to stick it out till the renewal date. As I fear that if she was to cancel now whilst still in contract that there would be a black mark against her name and she would find it hard to get another company to insure her am i right? But if this was to happen again I would imagine that they would be breaching the contract ? any advice would be appreciated as its doing my head in calming her down (shes heavily pregnant at the moment which isnt making the situation any better)
  12. Hi guys, Hope this is in the right section. Time for a little rant! This morning I went to Trust Ford in Potters Bar to get my rear badge replaced under the replacement scheme outlined here: https://app.box.com/...6mudc6e9n74csct . Booked my appointment yesterday and arrived at 930 to be greeted by a lovely lady on reception and an unhelpful sales guy ,Vik, who told me he had to idea about any replacement scheme and would have to call the warranty office to find out. Ok no problem I thought, fair enough its probably not a very common request. So i went for a walk for two hours and decided to go back and see how they were getting on to be told that he hadn't called anyone yet and has no idea how long it will take. At this point I was like WTF its a !Removed! badge, it takes 5 mins to make a phone call and 5 mins to change it. I sat down in the dealership to wait, after 30 mins I seen that nothing was being done so at that point I had had enough and asked for my keys back. No apology or anything. How difficult is it to honour a scheme and change a !Removed! badge! Grrr...
  13. When Is My Service Due?

    Hi All, Hope you can help! I recently bought a 61 plate Fiesta 1.4 Diesel, I've never had a car worth servicing before so I'm a total novice in this area. I looked at the discussion board but coudln't find the answer anywhere. I've looked up the service schedule and I understand that its every year or every 12,500 miles, whicheer is first. I bought the car in February last year at which point it was two years old and had done 9,000 miles (give or take 500 miles). It has two stamps in its service book, each for the yearly service. I do considerably more miles that the previous owner, so 7 months later it has now done 22,000 miles in total. According to the service schedule the third service is at 37,500 miles or 3 years. This would suggest that my next service will be some time in march next year. However, I have now done over 12,500 miles since the last service meaning that the car should be due a service. The question: Is my car due a service now or is it due one at 3years/37,500 miles? Any help would be massively appreciated. Cheers
  14. Personal Service Records??

    just serviced my car at home myself and I made up a service reminder window sticker which got me thinking..... Does anybody keep any kind of personal service record for their car when they do any work or services? I really like the way that the ford dealers give you the paper work of what was done after a service and its all nice and neat (except when you see the price ££££ lol!) . I used to just note down on a piece of paper what wok i did and the date for my old fiesta and escorts in the 1990's but now I have made a folder to keep any receipts of work or parts bought and have printed off from ford etis the service schedule , as well as that i have made a paint and body check sheet and a visual health check sheet just to keep all tidy and so that i came refer to it to check what I i did when i did it. I have also dome the same for my brothers car and my father in laws car as its myself who services them so it helps me keep track of what was done. so does anyone keep any personal service records and if so how do you organize them ect? also just for the sake of it whats the oldest record you have or whats the first bit of work you ever did on any ford? Mines was a wheel change on a 1988 escort lol!
  15. Hi I had a brows through the forum but could not find a subject relating to the vastly different service costs when looking around to service my two Fords. Firstly this topic concerns only Ford Garages, not independent garages. I recently had my wife's Fiesta 1.4 diesel booked into the local garage for its major service I was quoted a price which I thought was a bit steep. I phoned around other Ford garages in the area and was amazed that I could get the same service done for £90 less. I went back to the original Ford garage who has serviced my Fords in the past. only to have the service manager say that he would match the lower price and give me the service at £90 less than I had been quoted originally??? As a side note during this visit the customer in front of me was arguing about the cost of his service. The Service manager did explain that their garage charged £100/HR labour and hinted that the other garages were probably charging less. I consider £100 /Hour excessive in the extreme as the mechanics are probably paid less than £15 /Hr. I know they are in business to make money but this seem outrageous. I have just within the last two weeks picked up my new car, a Mondeo Business Edition estate from Arnold Clark in Newcastle I mentioned the cost of servicing in my local garage and he looked at me as if I had two heads and gave me their service plan leaflet which gives a price which is half of which I am paying in the South of England. He could not understand how they get away with charging so much, and neither can I. Lastly why is it that whatever Ford garage you go to they charge you more for a service for a car which is less than 42 months old? OK comments please don't forget that this is only Ford dealers and there is two services normal and major service for it would seem up to 1800cc, 1801 to 2500cc, and 2501cc and above. My cars are diesel. It would be nice to build a picture or map of what Ford garages are working with a fair price structure and which garages are fleecing their customers. I think if all the Ford owners had this information you would see a migration away from the more expensive garages. Perhaps the Club site could provide a page indicating service prices at Ford dealers in the UK fed from the data provided by service receipts given by club members. What's your view. Thanks for reading my drip. Jumper
  16. Service Advice

    Hi all, My beloved S1600 is coming to the end of its 3 year warranty period and has only had 1 service since it was registered. It's now due a second service at 19,200 miles. What i'm asking is, do i have the service done at ford or could i go elsewhere?
  17. Ford Fiesta Gearbox Oil

    Hi there. ive just renecently bought my first car, a ford fiesta. Im planning to service the car soon and want to change all the fluids and lubricants. I know what they all are appart from the manual transmission fluid and aamount. Could someone please tell me the type and amount of gearbox fluid for a 2005 ford fiesta 1.4 zetec climate. Thanks
  18. ok i have posted a few topics on best oil and best spark plugs but this got me thinking on the ford focus mk2.5 1.6 zetec petrol when doing a service is it best to use genuine ford parts for: -air filter -oil filter -cabin filter or does it not really matter about these as they are just filters and one should be as good as another and whatever your local auto shop stocks will do just as good. of topic a little can anyone recommend good spark plugs for the above car? Im looking at NGK or Bosh maybe but not sure what ones to get for best performance in engine. The ones that are in it i think are ford as they are just blank labeled. Thanks
  19. just wondering whats the best oil to get the smoothest running engine on the ford 1.6 zetec castrol magnatec 5w30 or the ford formual f 5w30? also is this castrol magnatec any good or is it just a sales ploy and is the ford formula f the best oil for the focus? i like the idea of the partcles in it sticking to the engine parts for quiet running and protection on cold starts but does it actually work or as i day just another sales ploy??
  20. Hi, new to the club, just bought my first Ford today! A 2003 Fiesta 1.4. Quick question about servicing, it has stamps up to 50,000 miles at the end of 2011, and I've bought it on 69,000. I want to take it for a full service just to make sure everything is OK with it, has anyone got any experience with Fiesta's of this age going for services? Just so I can get a rough idea of costs and if there are any common problem areas. I've seen quotes for around £150 but don't want to get a nasty shock if there's something totally wrong with it, so I'm kind of worried to actually get one done. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys!
  21. Hi guys, Just wanted to let you know what's happened to my 13 Plate ZS. on the 1st April was driving back home in traffic, then I couldn't get the car into gear any more. I drove back home in second gear, and things just got even worse. The car was struggling to start because the clutch wasn't engaging properly, Called my local ford and they advised me to call ford assist this was around 4:30pm. Ford assist said it could be up to 2 hours for someone to come and take the car by which then my local ford will be closed. I decided to drive the car in second gear to my ford garage(Thank you long gear ratios!) Took it too ford, one of the guys drove it and said he also thought it was the clutch. At the this point I was very annoyed because I had previously mentioned to ford that the clutch on this car is giving me problems and I think its faulty, back then ford assured me that there is nothing with the clutch and having said that after a few weeks I broke down because the car wouldn't get out of reverse gear, AA guy came and managed to get it out and gave me a report saying ford needs to investigate gearbox! Took it too ford next day, and they said they cant find anything wrong with it, and that they can't investigate the gearbox because the problem wasn't there at the time. I hoped it was a one off and left it. The car has been with my local ford for the past 12 days and a series of events took place. The guys there said that if it was the clutch then I would have to pay for it. I said to them I will not pay for a new clutch on the car because I've had it for less than 6 months and the car has done 15k in total. We ended on them saying lets see what the problem is first. I phoned them up a few days after and they said that they need to get approval from ford to open up the gearbox. after a few days I phoned again they told me that the clutch on the car has failed but they have no idea why! They also said that they phone Main ford and they agreed to pay for the new clutch because they don't know why it failed. They said we are now waiting on parts to arrive and it shouldn't take any longer then 2-3 working days, this was on the Tuesday 8th April. I phoned them Yesterday and they said they are still waiting on parts which are expected to arrive by Wednesday/Thursday and the car should be ready by Friday 18th April. I was very shocked to hear how long it will take to receive a clutch. Very sorry if the story had dragged but overall I just wanted to say that I've personally never seen such bad service from a local ford garage. In total I would be without my car for 18 days and that's if I get it back on Friday. I personally think if I was paying for it myself they would of had it done the next day. What do you guys think about the whole situation? Many Thanks Noor
  22. Service History Help

    Hi, I have a Focus Zetec S 60 plate and have had it full serviced every year since registered. I was just wondering as its due its service next week, can I have a 'Part Service' done at the garage and still put down FSH when it comes to selling it? Or does it have to be a Full service every time in order to put this down on the paperwork? Many Thanks. Mark
  23. OK I'm getting new Axel stands as my old pin ones has had their day. Now I see the rachet type ones and was thinking of getting this type instead of the pin ones. The focus is around 1600kg I think so if I'm right that's about 1.6 tonne , so 2 or 3 tonnes axel stands would be OK to use on the focus. I'm looking Just some advice before I buy. Are the rachet type axel stands safe as the old pin type ones or safer? Wud u trust them OK when under the car? I was also looking at car service ramps. What's anyone's opinion on these. Also what's the best ones to get and has anyone made homemade ramps? Thanks.
  24. Hi Could some of you please help!! I have asked a garaage to quote me for the following: Service, Air con service, and to check if there is a problem with water ingress and this is the quote he came back with: the price for the service on your car is £199.99 that is for a full service which includes engine oil & filterair filter spark plugs if not platinum & engine flush.The aircon service is £49.00 & to look at your water ingress is separate which would be £96.00inc. Is this reasonable? Can anyone recommend a good mechanic in central london. I bought the car second hand and its 10 years old and looked after very well. it has about 56k of milage (1.6 Automatic ford focus) Thanks in advance.
  25. Hi There!

    Hi all, I am currently driving in a 1.3 Fiesta Finesse which I have had for just over a year and I'm just looking for some advice on things to do to my fiesta to make look a bit cooler and general up keeping of my wee ford. Thanks for reading!