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STEADS

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#432719 Manufacturers Service Or...?

Posted by STEADS on 29 November 2014 - 02:13 PM

I'd say find your self a reccomended Indy that's outragous for a service and they charge them prices cos people tend to be naive I wouldn't dream of paying any where near that when I worked for an Indy years back the only difference between what they called a full service and engine service was that we used to check the brakes over .


#432714 Timing Belt And Water Pump Change..

Posted by STEADS on 29 November 2014 - 02:05 PM

I believe it's around 110,000 might be advisable to do both in one hit save money if the pump goes at a later date .


#430593 Front Bumper Hanging Off

Posted by STEADS on 22 November 2014 - 06:36 PM

You should be able to redo that by just removing the wheel arch liner get a tap hammer a tap down where it has pulled the plastic screw fixing throug the hole either that or just a good a fix tie wrap it bumper to wing done that before looks just as good


#428459 Engine Light Fault

Posted by STEADS on 14 November 2014 - 08:21 PM

Temp gauge going down to me would indicate an air lock in the system when you changed the thermstat over did you bleed the system after top up by leaving the cap off the resiviour and holding at a fast idle with heater on full till hot air is coming out ideally have vents on the screen so you can feel when it's hot .


#425341 Focus St Spoiler

Posted by STEADS on 04 November 2014 - 04:34 PM

That's neat a bit of improvisation


#424014 Potential Costs

Posted by STEADS on 29 October 2014 - 10:48 PM

More than a hype in your insurance if you pay yourself no expert but think your looking around the grand mark new rear quater and paint job fair few hours labour which will be the main cost say might be wrong personally anything that bad I'd be putting through the insurance .even if they pulled and filled it the labour would rack up shame on a car with low miles on it but worth doing .


#414004 Where To Locate The Front Axle Stands?

Posted by STEADS on 27 September 2014 - 12:25 PM

Ditto with Darren it sits in the axle stand nicely so it don't move


#413651 Alloy Wheel Change Of Colour...

Posted by STEADS on 26 September 2014 - 12:19 PM

Just beware though on the fast service just google them first not saying they don't do a decent job but there a guy on another site (Audi ) who got really messed around by them and left him without wheels for a fare while not what you want when you need your car .


#406583 Small Styling Mod To Front Grille

Posted by STEADS on 06 September 2014 - 08:51 PM

Nice in red sets it off just right subtle


#405010 Focus Wont Start

Posted by STEADS on 03 September 2014 - 02:19 PM

On your obd what fuel pressure reading do you have this wil give a good indication if it is fuel related .should be looking at something like 4000 psi before it will fire .


#395911 Spark Plug Seized

Posted by STEADS on 09 August 2014 - 07:15 PM

Know where yer comin from but not sure if many people know of plus gas they would tend to go for wd nowt wrong with that just found that when you need something unseizing that's in a more delicate place like this plus gas is the better option wd seems to be more readily available though


#395903 Spark Plug Seized

Posted by STEADS on 09 August 2014 - 07:05 PM

Try some plus gas use penetrates to loosen stuff off I,d give that a go first


#391927 Cambelt Change Prices And Advice

Posted by STEADS on 30 July 2014 - 06:01 PM

Go and as them for a cash price so you loose the vat havin my mats vectra done on Saturday 91 for the kit 75 labour 166 All in hell of a difference


#387831 Central Locking Wont Lock Drivers Door .

Posted by STEADS on 20 July 2014 - 09:37 AM

That's really odd as the drivers door is the master the rest slave cylinders I'd be taking the panel off and with the help of an assistant look at what the lock is doing when locking and opening possible it's a dodgy electrical connection had similar on a vw cabriolet recently took connector off reseated it and still working now


#386651 Where Can I Find Rear Bumper Extension?

Posted by STEADS on 16 July 2014 - 05:42 PM

Put eBay search in as focus s bumper there's five or six on there in various states in condition and colours don't be to worried about buying a damaged one as a decent body shop will make good and you won't tell my front lip was repaired before spraying and you can't tell .