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Member Since 03 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 06 2012 09:53 PM

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In Topic: Rear Bush Replacement

05 June 2012 - 09:43 PM

Hi Vicky,

Reading your post, you are referring to the rear sub frame bushes, and not the anti roll bar bushes as a few people semm to think you mean.

I replaced the rear subframe bushes with flo flex ones, yes they insert into the metal casing in the subframe.

I put the car on ramps, and did one bush at a time so as not to alter any settings on the subframe.

Undo the single bolt on the bush. then remove bush, right, I found this a right pain, I have removed cylinder heads from my cars, gearboxes and changed clutches and it is a pain in the rear. I suggest you use a deep 44mm holesaw obviously fitted to an arbour, make sure the arbour you use will fit into the drill that you use, some arbours are too large for the drill chuck. Once you have drilled as deep as you can, if it still does not come out, then I then had to burn the rest out!! I used an old gas torch that plumbers use, heated up a small strip of metal and pierced all the way around the bush, it did work but it does take a long time, I also found that if you attach a pair of mole grips on the metal and rotate it will come out. Then you will find rubber in the housing on the car, then you use a round wire brush and attach it to the electric drill and clean the inside, you may need to have sveral of these as they fail quite quickly. When pushing the new ones in, you can use some washing up liquid but not grease etc. Good luck, any probs please ask.

In Topic: Black Eye Mod Help And Advice

01 March 2012 - 10:00 PM

I did this last week, follow the wiki instructions, the sidelight lense pops out with the help of a small flat blade scredriver to prise the three clips off, allowing access to the screw.

Prep is key, make sure you rub down every possible crevice, otherwise the paint will not adhere, and make sure you do all around the edges where the lense will sit in.

In Topic: Rear Wheel Bearing?

09 February 2012 - 04:29 PM

That will be Focus not a DOcus, maybe a new model name!!

In Topic: Rear Wheel Bearing?

09 February 2012 - 04:28 PM


I had the same issue with my 2000 Focus 2.0 16v.

I bought the cover alone from Foed, and a magnetic ring, then I had to do the same to the other side, however there is a place near us that do the bearing and the magnetic ring etc for approx £30. The place I went to is Central Auto Supplies, places in Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough etc, good quailty bearing as well, I did fit some poor quality units but they didn't seem too good.

Another thing as you say is pressing them out, I tried, couldn't do it but gave a local independent garage £15 and he pressed bearings in and out for both hubs.

Be careful not to leave it to long before doing as the bearing will fail, mine did very rapidly, say 2 weeks, lots of wheel wobble and the abs sensot which is fixed throughthe back was damaged, it is a magnet but connected electrically and cost approx £120 from Ford, Ford part only, you can buy copy parts for approx £30 but do not know if it will work with the system, so bought one from a breakers for £1.00.

Any others queries, just ask.


In Topic: Which Aftermarket Panel Air Filter?

26 June 2011 - 10:55 PM

Installed a K&N panel filter on mine a year or two ago. Bought it for around 20 and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Did it make much difference to your performance, economy etc, thanks for your reply also.