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In Topic: Ford Focus Mk1 2002

Yesterday, 05:35 AM

The brake pipe just comes as a coil and you make it to suit.

In Topic: Engine Fire 1.8Tdci

24 March 2015 - 10:15 PM

Have a search on this forum, this has come up a number of times now. I would post a few links but I'm using my phone just now

In Topic: Problem With Car/mechanic

24 March 2015 - 10:13 PM

Disposed of the engine but kept the water pump, says it all!

In Topic: Ford Focus Mk1 2002

24 March 2015 - 08:38 PM

Can't complain, 13 years from the presumably original steel lines.

I personally prefer kunifer brake pipe, it's easier to work with than steel but more difficult than copper but much more resistant to corrosion and less likely to fracture through vibration. All brake lines should be supported regularly - more so with copper.
It costs a couple of quid more per pack than copper but IMO it's worth it.

The cheap nasty tools available are only any use with copper so worth bearing that in mind. I use a Sykes tool but it ain't cheap to buy for just one job.

In Topic: Ford Focus Mk1 2002

24 March 2015 - 06:03 PM

A 3 piece kit consists of friction plate, pressure plate and CSC (slave cylinder)

The flywheel should be fine, I have replaced one in the past on a car which was driven very hard throughout it's life, it was full of cracks and probably best the point of exploding!

When I had my old focus I used to find the clutch would slip for the first half mile then be fine all day after that, ampst like there was dampness on the flywheel sorta thing.