Okay gents got my car back and Dee's in croydon a ford main dealer... did a right number on my car, the stupid ***** ********* ********* BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP (Jerry jerry jerry) apes left the gearbox mounting bolts loose!!!! All sorts of bolts weren't tightened up on the gearbox and this all explain what the whining sound was and the car dropping out of gear on the motorway in 5th.
Words cannot express how angry and bitter this has made me over the last couple of days, my turbo is now making a slight whining sound and although it wasn't there before the apes touched the car... it's well... "normal" there is also a slight whistling from the turbo... ever so slightly, they did not touch the turbo but i do not trust these idiots.
The best part about all of this is they had the nerve to tell me the noise i heard (The gearbox falling off the car) were the winter tyres i had fitted, they seriously ignored the fact that the gearbox was not bolted up correctly to be at fault! I have lost all faith in main dealers and lost confidence in my car completely.
My sweet julia has been defiled and i cannot look at her the same anymore lol... on the up side though the car is now fine, blasted up and down the motorway covered 60 miles and all is well the clutch pedal now feels softer compared to before the gearbox mounting bolts issues and it pulls much better but that's probably due to "boost season"
for the mods i want to finish off the xenon lights but i don't know the future of this car now, i'm not 100% happy i need to love her again!!
Gareth this will not fit the pre-facelift model and yes it is a facelift ST bumper. as far as i know the only mk 2.5 front bumper that bolts straight onto the mk 2 is one of the convertible focus mk 2.5 you will also need the bonnet, lights and wings
Just take your time mate everything will come back to normal. That's why i prefer doing everything by myself, but you always need the right tools and the right place.