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Focus Tdi 1.8 2000 New Clutch Cost ?

30 April 2014 - 10:56 AM

has anyone had a Clutch replacement done on this model recently please that could give me an idea of how much it is likely to cost (labour and materials ) if done in a garage .
I an unlikely to be able to tackle this on my own due to reoccurring back problem .


may have to bite the bullet and scrap the car .


many thanks

Focus 2001 Tdi Ghia Headlamp Levelling Adjust System Fubar

20 March 2014 - 05:35 PM

blimey thats a mouthful.


SWMBO's Hatch has failed the MOT on the headlight levelling switch not working of all things ???   is that legal ?


Surely as long as it can be manually adjusted and is within the correct adjustment it should pass?


Anyway I digress.


How does this system work and how should I go about troubleshooting it and fixing the problem?


Looks like there should be a motor in each of the headlights which is controlled by the rotary switch on the dash . I have no idea if the is a seperate fuse , whether it has a circuit board somewhere or even where the motors are as I cannot see much without removing the headlights.


Hope someone can cast some light on the subject lol

Help Needed With Paint Codes Please

06 June 2013 - 03:36 PM

can anyone help please with paint codes.


We have a dark red Ford Focus 2001 model which needs a replacement front wing.


I ordered what I thought was the correct 2xpack paint on Amazon Pepper Red Metallic but it turned out to be much too dark


I contacted Ford who tell me that there is 2x Red pepper paints for that year

They tell me my paint code (P8) is for the darker Red Pepper paint ( code 1778326  )


Problem is the Hycote Red Pepper paint sent by Amazon is too dark and its a Pearl paint not metallic Amazon seller swears that there is only one Red pepper paint anyway.


Ford won't post the paint and I'm 110 mile round trip away from nearest parts stockist. If I order from a local Ford dealership its going to cost me £30 for a 150ml can with laquer and it might be the wrong colour paint again


Beginning to lose the will to live and wish I'd never started the job to be honest.