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Member Since 13 Dec 2009
Offline Last Active May 26 2015 07:22 PM

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In Topic: Bonnet Lock Won't Open!

26 April 2015 - 01:19 PM

its a horrible feeling



In Topic: Ford Focus 1.6 With 53K On The Clock???

20 April 2015 - 06:11 AM

don't see anything to worry about - my 07 has just covered 26,600 it had 18,500 when i bought it 5 years ago - i average about 1,600 miles a year so in 15 years i would have recorded 24,000- even with the original mileage i bought it at it will still only be registering 42,500..just think your lucky to find one so low ..what i will say is if you buy it  make sure it's had a recent timing belt change . you could always check the previous mot certificates to verify milage.if he does'nt have them take the last ticket number and reg then do it online - low mileage does'nt necessarily mean low bills ..rubber cracks ..exhausts rot inside out ..fluids deteriorate etc .. i  bought 4 new tyres at 22,000 last ones still had 5mm of tread but were cracked on side walls

In Topic: One Of The Lowest Mileage Mk2's?

05 April 2015 - 11:29 AM

just drive it for pleasure ..had a mondeo from new kept it 7 years and sold it with 23,000 on the clock .sold my 10year old fiesta with 28,000miles from new..i service  every year regardless of mileage

In Topic: One Of The Lowest Mileage Mk2's?

05 April 2015 - 07:08 AM

my mk 2 on 07 plate has just covered 26,600 ..had 18,500 when i bought ir 5 years ago

In Topic: Jump Starting A Ford Focus And With A Ford Focus

29 January 2015 - 07:10 AM

.if it won't start on a booster/ jump then its its more than just a low battery ..if the charge is that flat then i would'nt want to boost it ..an alternator is not designed to charge a flat battery but replace what is lost through normall use ..the boosters are meant to aid the battery not start a car, the only problems with the cheaper ones is the battery inside is poor quality and has a short life span - since i upgraded to a 75ah i've not had a problem with starting (45ah goes flat if not used regularly) if your going to spend £100+ 0n a booster to sit in the garage just incase you need it ..surely it would be better to spend half that on a decent battery with jump leads then swop old battery charge it up and  use it in the same manner as a booster. In answer to the original question,myself i use any point on the engine of both cars as the earth.