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#448524 1.6 Lx Misfire When Warm

Posted by stef123 on Today, 09:29 PM

Coil packs can start to break down when they get warm so it could quite possibly be.
Mi would recommend changing the coil pack, leads and plugs with genuine parts all together.

#448473 2010 2.0 Tdci Oil Change

Posted by stef123 on Today, 06:59 PM

its only 6? Torx screws anyway its nothing major

#448391 Mk1 Nsf Wheel Bearing: How Difficult?

Posted by stef123 on Today, 02:39 PM

I agree with Alan, I have had many wheel bearings pressed in/out at garages for a tenner until I got fed up and bought my own press (now I can charge the tenner haha)


If you can get someone to press the bearing, its not a difficult job but you will need a selection of basic tools.

#445943 What's On Your Pizza?

Posted by stef123 on 19 January 2015 - 12:40 AM

Ian I have to admit out local Asda is pretty good for pizzas. No issue with them skimping on toppings or that.

#445940 Leak From Clutch Pedal

Posted by stef123 on 19 January 2015 - 12:38 AM

I'm from fife in Scotland.

The clutch and brakes share the same reservoir but the brakes will be unaffected by the clutch even if it is leaking. The clutch draws it's fluid from higher in the reservoir than the brakes which means your clutch will run out of fluid first..

#445903 What's On Your Pizza?

Posted by stef123 on 18 January 2015 - 11:15 PM

well not much to be fair, I had a pizza not long ago from asda but dropped it down the inside of the oven door! argh!


there was spicy beef, pepperoni, onion and sweetcorn on it however :lol:

#445734 Bolt/socket Stuck On Battery Clamp After Replacing

Posted by stef123 on 18 January 2015 - 05:38 PM

Yep that's it I can see it now.


Sounds to me like the nut has distorted slightly and caused the socket to lock on - common problem and not a big deal. quick tap with a hammer will remove it.

#445411 Motor Mount Replacement

Posted by stef123 on 17 January 2015 - 02:32 PM

Yeah it is easier using a hoist if there is one handy. I tend to use my support beam if I'm removing mounts to change a timing belt etc as it's less hassle than a hoist or jack and doesn't get in the way so much.


The 2 mounts which take the weight of the engine are done from above anyway so there is no worry about being flattened by an engine although it could be exciting trying to pick it back up :lol:

#442003 Urgent Help (Video Included)

Posted by stef123 on 05 January 2015 - 07:11 AM

It's a conrod that has smashed open the rear of the engine block. Rest in piece engine :(

That'll be that then!

Time to find a second hand engine

#441289 Sorry Haven't Been On For A While

Posted by stef123 on 02 January 2015 - 08:41 PM

Congratulations to you both mate :D

#441287 Mk2 Focus Battery Charging.

Posted by stef123 on 02 January 2015 - 08:36 PM

like I have said, its probably that the battery has not got the juice to give the car - the car is trying to draw the power. charging the battery or using jump leads also confirms this.

#441174 Fuel Consumption

Posted by stef123 on 02 January 2015 - 04:28 PM

Sounds to me like the fuel sender is reporting a lower level in the tank than is actually there.

#441026 1.8 Tdci Wouldn't Start So Replaced Battery, Now Wont Start Again

Posted by stef123 on 02 January 2015 - 01:35 AM

12.1v with the engine running is too low.


did you fit a silver calcium battery?

#441002 Declare To Insurance Company?

Posted by stef123 on 01 January 2015 - 11:29 PM

Insurance companies annoy me so much, I could see the point if they didn't pay out due to an undeclared part that ultimately caused the accident but any aftermarket parts fitted and damaged in an accident should just be classed as uninsured and up to the person to replace themselves.

Performance parts or mods I could also understand why they wouldn't pay out but I'm sorry silly things such as sidelights is getting ridiculous.

#440891 Makeshift Spray Booths

Posted by stef123 on 01 January 2015 - 04:06 PM

lmao :lol:


its the fine coat of dust over everything that gives the game away :lol: