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Offline Last Active Aug 27 2014 09:36 AM

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In Topic: Urgent! - Turbo Help Required.

27 August 2014 - 09:34 AM

Hi, Milton there is a test you can do, just to make sure that its your that is going, it will only take you about 30 minutes, take off the pipe from the air filter going down to the turbo, the bottom clip is a push fit type it don't remove it from the pipe just lift the clip a small screwdriver will help, with the pipe out of the way you can get to the turbo, using your finger on the small nut see if you have up - down / side to side movement, if you have movement then a replacement one is needed.


if you buy one off e-bay, ask seller if there is any play. or if there are any car breakers in your area see them.


the e-bay number that I sent you in my last post is a good starting point!




In Topic: Mk1 Focus 98-04 Brake Question From Mot

21 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

Hi, just looked at the manual for 2001 estate, it says that it is only on (none ABS estates) and is on the rear cross member, you can't miss it a lever with a spring going to a unit with 4 brake pipes,  it called (load-sensing valve) (LAV)  and most likely only form Ford new or second hand from a scrapyard..

In Topic: Urgent! - Turbo Help Required.

20 August 2014 - 09:17 PM

Hi, I have done this, on 99 & 02 tddi focus, and used second hand parts, just check for play in the turbo be for you buy it, to do the job you will need to take of intercooler, air filter box, inlet manifold, exhaust manifold, 4 nuts or bolts holding on the cat to exhaust manifold, 1 bolt at the bottom of the cat, 2  8mm bolts for the oil line to the turbo, then using new gaskets, and the small gasket for the turbo oil line, replace exhaust and inlet manifolds first with new gaskets, then the turbo oil line with the new gasket, refit the cat no gasket needed, air filter box and intercooler, and refit all pipes and wiring plugs, it is also best to do an oil change.


hope this is helps you


e-bay.co.uk           Number   121411899279 is the one that you will most likely need.

In Topic: Mk2 Focus Alarm Going Off.

17 August 2014 - 08:52 PM

Hi, you may have got this sorted by now, but I had the same problem with my mk2 focus the alarm would go off on it own, then went ok for a bit, it was the bonnet lock, and in the end I could not lock the car,  So I just unplugged it and used a paper clip in the plug and just left it off,  the alarm still works fine, the cost of a new one was high that's why the paper clip was used.

In Topic: Turbo Issue

10 August 2014 - 06:14 PM

yes, you need to jack it up, tork screws hold it on, when putting it back on two plastic clips on the back hold it in place so you can put the front screws in.