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Rusty Wheel Arch

11 March 2015 - 08:56 PM



If have a mk 2 focus with a rusty off side wheel arch, gave it a little poke and now a hole. How easy is it to replace the wing? Are they welded or bolted?


Or would it be easer to fill and paint? I think it would look better with a new wing as there is a scratch down that wing also.


Thanks for your help


I will also try and get some photos when I can.

Mot Failure Kept On Road

21 January 2015 - 01:02 PM

Don't know if it is the right place but if a car fails its mot tomorrow and the owner cannot afford to get it fixed until the end of the month. Can she keep it on the road. It will be taxed insured and importantly not driven until it is tested again?

Just asking as if a police car passes it it will flag as not having a mot

Whistling Noise

26 November 2014 - 11:22 AM


I have a mk2 ford focus tdci 2.0

Monday night my car died, but started first time with a jump but spewed out lots of white smoke which cleared after about 5 mins idling and 500m driving. I did not notice any unusual noises during this drive.

Anyway put a new battery on from ford (farther in law works for quicko) started up first time no smoke no lights on dash. Took it for a drive and there is a whistling noise when I accelerate which was not there before I changed the battery. There was no performance issues, or smoke when I drive it now.

I am working for the next 4 days so cannot get chance to have a good look in day light as I work 12 hour days.

Is there anything I should be looking for in particular before I take it to a mechanic?

Oh just to mention serviced last March by a friend all filters and oil changed including fuel filter and blanked EGR




2005 Tdci Radio Interference

08 July 2014 - 06:42 PM

Hi when I use my radio on mw I get poor signal with a little back ground hiss when the car is switched off. When the car is running the I get very bad interference seams related to engine speed.

Can anyone help?

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Mark 2 Focus Towbar

21 May 2014 - 10:59 AM



Will a towbar from a mk1 focus fit a mark 2 focus, both are hatchbacks. I do not know what make the towbar is on the mk1.


Short story is I want a towbar (cannot afford it at the mo) Brother has mk 1 with towbar he does not use. Will it fit?


Reason i am asking is i Googled it and found 1 result saying it will?