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slrooke

Member Since 25 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 12 2009 05:00 PM
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In Topic: brake master cylinder

19 January 2009 - 09:28 PM

ive just been looking at the paper work, it may be nothing but theyve got my car down as a 1.6 focus, even though its a 1.8,

they couldn't have used the wrong parts could they???

i guess the brake pads etc would be different sizes so theyw would have noticed.

is there any way to check if its the master cyllinder

In Topic: brake master cylinder

19 January 2009 - 09:24 PM

to be honest mate, this is my opinion based on all my local kwik fits, i wouldnt trust them to walk my dog. If its just started occuring since they changed the discs/pads and brake fluid, take it straight back to them. sounds like you may have air in the lines. if there is air in the lines it means to have to press the brake pedal further to compress the air first.


i had the problem before, but now its a lot worse. its the reason i took it for their free brake check that they offered,

i gave them a ranf before and they said to take it back if it still occurs after a week

In Topic: brake master cylinder

19 January 2009 - 08:03 PM

Could be air in the brake lines, get them bled and see if that helps, if the brake fluid hasnt been changed in a while it could also be a culprit, alot of garages will test it for you for free and tell you if it needs replacing


it should all have been done,

had it done in kwik fit to day, the guy there said they would change the fluid aswell

In Topic: Oil in spark plug

19 January 2009 - 07:47 PM

hopefully it is the gasket, i had an old mondeo with oil on the spark plugs,

i had to replace the entire engine as there was a crack in one of the cylinders caused by a b
roken bit of spark plug.

In Topic: Fous mk2.5 engine pausing sometimes and poor auto wipers function

14 December 2008 - 06:15 PM

I have a 58 plate focus with engine issues. It seems the car pauses itself at inopportune moments, sometimes, but not always. I have had at least 6 encounters whereby after changing up to 2nd gear and releasing the clutch, the car seems to pause when the accelerator is pressed. It waits about a second or so then ZOOM! Off it goes.
This led to a close shave on a roundabout recently where other cars had to slow down quickly to avoid hitting me. unfortunately two Ford garages cannot find the or replicate the problem - no error codes and they say the car is fine. Trouble is I don't want to carry on driving it seeing if this fault "develops" as they want me to, as I feel it is potentially very dangerous and donít want to risk me or my family.

Anyone experience something like this before? The salesman thought it might be the engine man agent system and it needed to be reprogrammed but the service area say not so.

Any suggestions on what I can do as the car drives very well except for this and a vibrating clutch which suddenly happened after 3 weeks and then since calmed down a bit, but I can still feel it on occasion.


Lastly auto wipers - had a new sensor fitted but it still donít seem to do the job. Can I override this and return to good old fashioned intermittent wipe that works efficiently and perfectly adequately?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


take it back and have your problems fixed under the warantee