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clear liquid leak under engine

07 April 2009 - 12:59 PM


I noticed this morning my Focus has started leaking something from the engine area...

It doesnt look like oil - its a clear liquid substance, any ideas?



Brakes Rubbing?!

07 January 2009 - 04:21 PM


I've just had new brakes fitted all round - but the mechanic (friend of a friend) told me that, although he fitted new pads on the front, the brakes had plenty of life in them and so didn't need to be changed. (He was very adamant about this!)

I've since noticed a rubbing noise coming from what sounds like the brakes (noise comes on and off when driving)

As the original discs have a worn 'lip' on them, I have been advised that the new pads could be rubbing on the lip. Apparently this 'lip' can be shaved away to prevent any more rubbing. Is this advisable/safe? Or is it better to get new discs?

I really cant afford to spend much more money on the car at present as I've had a few other problems recently too - so cheapest option would be HIGHLY preferable!

Much obliged,


ST170 cambelt change?

07 January 2009 - 04:14 PM

Hi guys.

I have a Focus ST170, 2003, done about 72,000 miles... can anyone tell me when I need to change the cambelt? Are there any early warning signs for it needing to be replaced before it gives out?

Cheers, Muza