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In Topic: Scuffed Alloy, Any Recomendations Essex/hertfordshire?

11 April 2014 - 10:01 PM

Thanks for your post. Yeh agree, would rather not go through insurance, it costs enough as it is.

You mentioned about paying around £45. Have you used anyone before?

Have never had to get one refurbished so don't have any contacts or potential people to try.


You could just leave it, go thought insurance etc or pay £45 for the alloy to be sorted. You can get it done cheaper but I wouldn't trust them. You normally get a better deal when you want all 4 alloys refurbed .

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In Topic: Shaking Steering Wheel

02 April 2014 - 07:53 PM

Just thought I should post an update to the op.

It transpires that the cause for me was a severely damaged wall on the nsf tyre. A tyre which was well under 1 year old. This was caused by the numerous pot holes in my area, and as such I have now initiated proceedings to recover my costs from the local council. Not only was the tyre damaged but the alloy buckled. Does anyone know how much it would cost to repair the alloy?


Since a replacement tyre has been put on, the shaking and wobbling has gone.


In Topic: Shaking Steering Wheel

06 March 2014 - 08:01 PM

Hi Talksy and all

Interested in this thread as my steering is shaking since I bought the car 5 weeks ago had the wheels balanced and laser tracked......easy fix?..... no joy...... back to the garage balanced again....... no joy.......replaced both rear bushes on the front wishbones........found out they were rotten so replaced them...... result?.......no joy....still shakes @ 70 -80 mph and when I brake there is a judder......my thoughts now are that maybe its a warped brake disk maybe because of a caliper sticking?.............will investigate this and get back to you





Hi there.

Ok well here is an update from me,


Went to Tesco to pump my tires to the right pressure thanks to the post by @zeglover.

Can't remember what my wheel details were but I have the 17inch alloy and it said 33psi apparently.

Wizzed round all four and found that AGAIN both front ones were under inflated. Two weeks ago, I had pumped them both up to 31 (didn't know the right pressure and thought 31 was a safe number).


Nearside front was on 17 (last time was on 16) and offside front was on 24. Have put them all to 33 and had no juddering at all on the way home tonight, although didn't really do any speed. I will report back once I have done 60-70. I am very worried that they are loosing air at such a rate, couldn't see anything such as a slow puncture.

In Topic: Shaking Steering Wheel

05 March 2014 - 09:04 PM

Mine are on a sticker where the drivers door closes take a look there could also be the wheel balance with regards to shaking steering wheel

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Thanks, will take a look. I have a feeling it could be tracking, but four wheel alignment is a fortune in my area and don't see why I should have to keep paying out for unnecessary work. It would be a case of either wheel alignment and a tyre will go bald, not enough money for both, just been made redundant. Sounds like I am being a tw*t but on a daily basis I am going over 3-5 considerable pot holes - too many to keep reporting, can't avoid them, nearly had serious accidents. Essex Council and are a joke imo, until someone is killed, they are going to continue to be incompetent.

In Topic: Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

22 January 2014 - 02:35 PM

 There is programmes out there that can do this,but now that you can get all the info online on previous MOT's with the current mileage at each mot, clocking could only be done in small amounts as you can easily catch them out

 hmm interesting. The cable sounds really useful, I am going to go for one.