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Parts To Salvage Off A Focus V Reg Ghia?

27 May 2013 - 10:46 PM

Mates scrapping a car tomorrow its finished, its a v reg focus ghia in dark blue, dents and laquer peel on all panels, front tyres gone, seems rear flexi hose has a weep, and crack in screen, stll has mot for a few months though!


scrappy will probably give £140, and what else could we salvage, bearing in mind the car needs to be driven onto the ramp,


or would it be better to sell whole as spares repairs?


its a petrol 1.8 ghia

Purchased Cat B Mondeo Mk3? Any Body/ Legal Experts,

22 May 2013 - 09:51 PM

Hi, bit of a crappy evening! We seem to be out of pocket of a few hundred! Basically we have here a mk3 tdci, 2005 plate we bought if for £600,

Unfortunately we were concentrating solely on mechanical issues, the bodywork did not look at all out of line or show any cause for concern when we went to view, Not bothering we did not do a hpi check, however we now have a letter from Dvla stating we have to get the car Vic checked, then immediately text checked it came back as a cat b write off!

I have been inspecting the car all shut lines are accurate, boot is straight, chassis rails are straight, I checked the front slam panel on inspection all straight.. Can't see how it was a cat b? The car does however seem to pull to the right upon accelaration, and steering rack was gone on it..

I've checked websites who claim cat b cars should be scrapped and never resold, so do I have any legal standing against the guy who sold it to me? It's had only two owners from new

Any help much appreciated,

Help! Drivebelt Change Gone Wrong

22 May 2013 - 12:48 PM

Just started it up did idler pulleys tensioner belt and crank on a tdci it started up and within 20 seconds the tensioner was shaking very fast and making a loud rattling noise all bolts were loctited and tightened, tensioner pulley was torqued,

What happened? Is it the crank?

Grease Idler Pulleys?

21 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

Is it reccomended to grease the idler pulleys? Where they seat? The one ribbed one has a bearing type obv,

But should I apply a film of grease to it


Removing Tdci Engine Mount,

20 May 2013 - 02:28 PM

Is there a specific way cars jacked up on os, got a piece of wood on a jack supporting the engine removed the 2 18 and 15 mil bolts but it's stuck on the two studs the engines leaning into the mount nothing to lean on to prise off and do t want to damage the thread,

Jacked it up and down and still same?