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Clean Alloys

11 April 2014 - 09:15 PM

Could anyone recommend a good cleaner, and brush, for alloys.  My Focus is just over a year old, and up to now shampoo has been fine but they could do with something a bit stronger I think.


This Autoglym Clean Wheels doesn't look too bad - http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B0011DVZGS


TIA :)

When Accelerating Hard Loss Of Power For A Fraction Of A Second

10 February 2014 - 06:33 PM

When driving home on the motorway today there appeared to be a problem with the cruise control.  If it was set to 70 and I slowed to 60 and 'resumed' it it would start to accelerate then the cruise control would cut off and it would could go back to manual mode.


I thought it was an issue with the cruise control but when I slowed to 60 and accelerated quite hard the revs would go up and after a second there was a loss of power for a fraction of a second.  Acceleration after that seems normal but this is what was causing the cruise control to switch off.


I just wondered if anyone else has experienced this and/or if it's a warning sign for something that needs looking into?



Adjust Windscreen Washer Jets

01 December 2013 - 04:08 PM

The driver side - RHS spray is going too far right.  I thought these could be adjusted by using a needle (last time was on my G reg focus..!), but it appears not.  


Is there no way of adjusting the spray?




24 August 2013 - 12:23 AM

This may be a general topic but the responses are so good on this thread I thought I'd ask the question.


Up until a few months ago I've only used hot water and fairy liquid to wash my cars.  This has been OK but now I've got a new'ish car I want to keep the paintwork in top nick.


I've started using car shampoo but this doesn't remove all the little tar marks.  Is it safe to jetwash these marks off, or is it better to use a tar removal spray?  


Also, I wonder if anyone has any general tips on cleaning, and what products they use.

This is supposed to be pretty good but, does anyone on here use it? http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B005G20IL8

Tyre Pressure For Low Profile Tyres

31 July 2013 - 05:55 PM

I bought a Mk3 Focus about 3 months ago, it was 6 months old and had 3K miles on the clock.  


It's got low-profile tyres - I just wondered whether the recommended pressures for these would be different from the pressures on  the inside of the drivers door?  

Thanks  :)