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Ride Height

28 June 2015 - 11:14 AM

Hi I changed the front springs because one of them snapped, but it looks a lot higher than it did before I changed them.

If anyone with a mk2 focus 2 L diesel can measure the distance between the rim and top of the arch so I can compare.

I have attached a photo



Mot Advisory

20 June 2015 - 09:17 PM

Hi I got a advisory but I don't know what it means from the sheet it says

Nearside rear upper torque/reaction arm slightly corroded

Can someone please show me which part it is and to fix it do need to replace it or can I remove the rust and paint over it

My car is a mk2 focus

Any help would be great

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