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#500176 Focus Mk1 Engine Trouble

Posted by stef123 on Yesterday, 08:53 AM

My first thought are a misfire so possible plugs/leads/coil related.

#499592 Brake Service Interval

Posted by stef123 on 01 July 2015 - 06:25 AM

How many cars do you know that actually get brake fluid renewed every 2 years? I don't know of any - not even my own.

#499550 Fuel Rail Is Not Working St200

Posted by stef123 on 30 June 2015 - 10:09 PM


I have a permanent live to the fuel pump and the cut off switch pops out if i hit it hardish then i push it back in. It runs off petrol or carb and choke cleaner put through the throttle body. This is all thats stopping me from getting it finished



Looks like there has been an explosion in there :lol:

#498770 Air Con Nightmare Can Anyone Help?

Posted by stef123 on 27 June 2015 - 03:23 PM

Bypass the switch on the dashboard and see if it helps.

#498676 Meet Jez... The Focus's Replacement

Posted by stef123 on 26 June 2015 - 09:56 PM

Even if you do only get 3 months motoring out of it, you will get your £100 back in scrap plus a bit more!


Hope it serves you well

#498281 Well, She Failed...

Posted by stef123 on 25 June 2015 - 11:31 AM

That's quite a list Jamie!

Even doing the repairs yourself, that isn't worth saving.

#497379 Advice Needed For Fitting Alloy Wheels

Posted by stef123 on 22 June 2015 - 11:12 AM

Yes genuine alloys will fit absolutely fine. You will need alloy wheel nuts for them though.

#496757 Front End Rattle

Posted by stef123 on 19 June 2015 - 07:40 PM

If I remember correctly the drop links were changed?

Anti roll bar D bushes are a favourite on many cars.

#496748 Fuel Filter Drainage

Posted by stef123 on 19 June 2015 - 07:07 PM

Everyone starts somewhere James lol.

#496744 Cambelt Replacement Cost's

Posted by stef123 on 19 June 2015 - 06:48 PM

I have just done one using genuine ford bolts (cam and crank) and an skf timing belt kit. Quite an easy cambelt to do so £250 sounds about right.

Genuine ford parts will be made by gates or skf anyway. Your just paying for a box.

#496741 Fuel Filter Drainage

Posted by stef123 on 19 June 2015 - 06:44 PM

I don't bother with draining water from diesel filters, I would much rather just change them once a year. Last time I did I emptied the contents into a clear container and to be honest there must have only been a couple of millilitre of water in it.

#496493 Oil Filter Removal Nightmare

Posted by stef123 on 18 June 2015 - 07:12 PM

Alz that tool you have posted is fine if the filter have been tightened spot on, anything tight and they just bend.

Good quality pliers or even better a filter cup is the way forward.

The new filter would be better with a mark permanently scribed on it, brake cleaner does amazing things including removing permanent pen.

#495175 Just Need A Little Advice

Posted by stef123 on 14 June 2015 - 08:03 AM

CHT - cylinder head temp sensor

#494944 Engine & Gearbox Oil Capacity

Posted by stef123 on 13 June 2015 - 10:54 AM

I would check autodata for you if I was in but Castrol say 5.6 litres for engine oil and 2.6 litres for gearbox

#494865 2005 Fiesta 1.25 Timing Belt Change - A Few Pics

Posted by stef123 on 12 June 2015 - 09:17 PM

Yeah I guess I probably could bud, it's quite a good engine to do in terms of access and relatively straight forward.