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Oil Around Spark Plugs..

19 January 2015 - 02:09 PM

Hi all, I changed the spark plugs this weekend on my car and notice that around two of the spark plugs there was some oil, looked like engine oil. I am guessing that some kind of seal/gasket needs replacing, can anyone tell mewhich gasket/seal it is that I need to replace please and also whether it is
something that you could easily do yourself?. I mopped up all the oil that was there before putting the new plugs in.


Also the boot release/open button on the dashboard seems to only work intermittently, anyone know how to cure this too please?


My car is 2001 mk1 1.6 focus, thanks in advance guys :)


A Few Niggling Problems.

23 June 2014 - 04:15 PM

Hi all..


I am having a few niggling problems with my 2001 focus.

First is that the front passenger electric window, goes down without any problems.. but when i comes to putting it back up (closing) it struggles to go up/close.. comes up very slowly.. you can hear it struggling. Does anyone know what the cause of it might be? If it was the electric window motor would the open window(window down) function also not be affected?


The second problem is that the front passenger side wheel keeps develeping a bump on the tyre after a while. This is the 3rd tyre that has developed a bump on the tyre. It is causing the steering wheel to wobble as i drive. Braking is not affected nor is the car pulling to one side. I have checked that the tyre is not catching on the wheel arch lining or anything. What else could i check/be causing the tyre to develope a bump?


Thanks in advance guys :)

To Fix Or Scrap... Advice Needed..

04 February 2014 - 12:18 PM

Need some advice for my ex please… she brought a 1.6 diesel ford focus auto.. she paid £3795 for the car about 7 months ago from a private seller. It's a 2008 and approx 70,000 miles. Exact model is: ford focus ghost tdci cvt it's a 1560cc diesel .

She recently had to pay £1258 to fix it at first. It had a catalytic convertor and dpf, resonator assy, mass air flow center, air filter and 4 new tyres.

A week after getting the car back… the car had more problems, in that it had no drive, engine running but no movement, she started the car and put it into drive but the car would not move. The garage she took it, are now quoting over £3000 to fix it.. something to do with transmission - the turbines damaged, transmission and needs a torque convertor.

What do you think is best for her to scarp the car or get it repaired??

Thanks in advance :)