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#439916 Fiesta Coil Spring

Posted by stef123 on Yesterday, 01:46 PM

A coil spring, shock absorber, top mount/bearing and anti roll bar drop link should come to around £100 - £120 in parts as an estimate.

Any seized bolts could be cut away if all the parts are being replaced anyway. The only 'difficult' if damaged thread would be the pinch bolt which holds the shock into the steering knuckle bit it could be sorted out.

Is the quote of £320 for one side only? If your not familiar with all the above parts, to change a spring means removing all of thse parts anyway so they can't charge you any extra labour for having to remove the shock absorber or top mount for example.

So at a guess I would reckon £150-170 would cover it at any reasonable garage if only for one side

#439629 Urgent Help (Video Included)

Posted by stef123 on 26 December 2014 - 04:39 PM

A very fast clicking noise (if from the starter area) usually indicates a flat battery.

#439565 Urgent Help (Video Included)

Posted by stef123 on 26 December 2014 - 12:20 AM

Have a close look round the engine before you bother wasting your time and money filling it with oil. If the signs of a major problem are there then the car will need recovered anyway so no point in filling it up.

#438827 2009 1.8Tdci Focus Bottom End Bearings!!

Posted by stef123 on 22 December 2014 - 07:49 PM

Probably quicker and cheaper to source another engine to be honest

#437032 What's Going On?

Posted by stef123 on 15 December 2014 - 09:00 PM

Thought I'd covered myself there with the 'more or less' bit  ;)

To the average guy off the street, the rating on the fuse is close enough :lol:
A circuit requiring 35 amps will be fused at 40 with a cable suitable of carrying atleast 40 amps, Although in reality that fuse may be able to draw 60 amps for say, 20 mins before it actually blows (just depends on fuse type and rating).
A large surge in current or short circuit and that fuse will blow very quickly - which is really all that matters.

#435888 Fiesta 03-08 1.4 Tdci Van - Oil Filter Removal Tool

Posted by stef123 on 11 December 2014 - 11:46 AM

If you can have a look on euro car parts, put your reg in and have a look at the filter. I have a feeling it's a paper element type, which you will need a large hex socket to remove the plastic holder

#435613 Ford Focus 1.8 Tdci Rear Disc Brake Mot Failure

Posted by stef123 on 10 December 2014 - 02:38 PM

Sounds like something is up with the handbrake mechanism inside the caliper.

#435542 Cold Weather Making It Drop Off

Posted by stef123 on 10 December 2014 - 09:59 AM

I did wonder what you were meaning, glad you clarified that :lol:

#435473 2004 Fiesta Mk6 Exhaust Change.

Posted by stef123 on 09 December 2014 - 10:18 PM

Usually they don't come with anything unless someone has added it to make it into a 'kit'.

They are cheap to buy, your local motor factor should have them for a £1 each or so.

#435460 Any Advice Would Be Grateful

Posted by stef123 on 09 December 2014 - 09:58 PM

AFAIK, on the mondeo only the injectors are coded.

The tddi pumps are timed and feed each injector where as the tdci pumps supply a constant pressure to the 'common rail'

#435293 Coolant Leaking After Service

Posted by stef123 on 09 December 2014 - 09:35 AM

With a damaged water pump I wouldn't be driving it at all

#433054 Brake Fluid Low Light On Dash Help!!!

Posted by stef123 on 30 November 2014 - 07:54 PM

Very suprised it passed with a brake warning light. As other light such as eml, airbags etc are failures where as battery light isn't.

However, one thing out the way for another year

#432456 It's Amazing What Wd40 Can Do

Posted by stef123 on 28 November 2014 - 02:47 PM

The power of wd40 is awesome, If only it could bring paintwork out like new lol. Shame it can't fit scratches or chunks, as somebody has been sharing those with my car...

Lmao my mrs would be getting a big tin for Xmas then so she could sort the damage to my car

#432163 It's Amazing What Wd40 Can Do

Posted by stef123 on 27 November 2014 - 05:48 PM

James I don't bother with grease on the battery leads. I've never had any issues with any cars in the last 8 or so years.

I'm sure the reason behind grease was on old batteries where the gas escaping from them used to corrode the terminals or something like that

#431963 Urgent - Rusty Dpf Nut Removal!

Posted by stef123 on 27 November 2014 - 07:01 AM

WD40 is basically water compared to plusgas...had already soaked them in it lol.

Anyway, somehow during eating pizza and panicking about this the nuts loosened and I removed them easy after then! They're copper as well...so definitely not rusty.

Got all sorts of other issues now though, wishing I hadn't attempted it now. I like working on cars, but not when its a daily and not in the mud pit that is my drive in the rain. :/

Are they not just copper flashed? Same as with manifold nuts

Glad you got that problem sorted though