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Clutch Gone/next Car Suggestions And Advice

21 September 2014 - 04:50 PM

Evening folks

So last week I was driving to Birmingham to take my kid sisters sofa bed back that I'd borrowed for my new abode till my new sofa arrived.

Made it 20min away from my destination in very very bad traffic and my clutch started to completely go. Would of made it the entire way of it wasn't for complete bafoons in front of me stopping me from maintaining a constant speed. Clutch went, could not regain speed and I dropped from 70 to 60 to 50 and it was getting dangerous so I bit the bullet and pulled into the hard shoulder.

Phoned AA, came within 40min and towed me to my mechanic in Redditch, 330 quid later and a 5 day stint in a Nissan note and I was back on the road.

Feels so great to have the war horse back but the old girl is on 121k now and she's only a 1.6 petrol bless her. And since the clutch went the engine light keeps pinging up.

So the time has come to get a new car. I definitely need a diesel due to the amount of miles I cover and a bigger engine with more grunt would be good. Preferably no dpf. Between 1.8 and 2L

So far my thoughts are between a new shape Mondeo titanium x, a Mitsubishi lancer gs4 or gs3 saloon, Mitsubishi l200, Nissan navara or a facelift focus.

Whatever I get must be a higher spec with privacy glass and cruise control as standards and preferably 18/17 inch alloys.

Recommendations for other cars along the same lines are welcome, I'm thinking either saloon or possibly estate but then I really like the idea of a 4wheel drive.

Would greatly appreciate any advice on the cars I've mentioned, on engines to go for, reliability and fuel economy as I'm gonna be eating the miles in whatever I get.

Vehicle Wrapping Costs?

06 May 2014 - 10:19 PM

Wanting to get my focus a full body vinyl wrap


Whats the going rate?


Don't suppose anyone knows of a place near ish to Nottingham?

Mk1.5 Bonnet Not Opening. Advise?

29 March 2014 - 09:58 PM

A lad I know has just purchased a mk1.5 focus. The bonnet was opening fine this morning but now he's been for a night time drive and some how only now realized he's got head lights out..


Gone to open the bonnet to change the bulbs and it does nothing when turning the key left or right.


I went to see if I could fix it for him the same way I sorted my mk2 focus using a long screw driver through the grill, but looking through his grill the mechanism is different and there appears to be a white plastic housing around where the cable would be joining the white collet to the barrel on my mk2.


So the screwdriver trick won't work



Has anyone came across the problem on a mk1 focus and is there a fix for it?


Advice appreciated

Rain X Anti Fog!?

25 February 2014 - 09:13 PM

Has anyone else had the misfortune of trying this stuff?


It's very dangerous


This is the description for it



RainX Anti-Fog Product Description


RainX Anti-Fog prevents interior fogging before the
problem begins! Anti-fog is specifically designed to eliminate interior
condensation, fogging and steaming, caused by wet weather, high humidity
& temperatures changes.

Features & Benefits of RainX Anti-Fog

  • Eliminates interior condensation
  • Quick & simple to use
  • Suitable in wet weather, high humidity & temperature changes
  • Reduces interior fogging and removes smoke residue
  • For use on Car Mirrors, Windows and Bathroom Mirrors


Now here's my story on why it's dangerous


I was in a B&Q just over 3 months ago and saw this stuff, read the back of it and it sounded ideal


Purchased it and applied it following directions carefully


However instead of stopping my windows from fogging up, they now fog up constantly, very suddenly and without warning whenever they feel like it. Doesn't matter on the weather conditions or anything, could be a clear sunny day and without warning they will suddenly fog up.


Thing is it isn't actually fog but the product itself keep coming back. No amount of wiping will get rid of it, even the best spray cleaner going won't get rid of it. All that happens is it swirls around and moves about but doesn't actually go.


Eventually it will clear from opening all the windows, but there's still constantly a layer there that will again come back without warning.


Its caused some very scary moments while driving, whether at low speeds or on motorway when it suddenly comes back without warning and my visibility is reduced to nothing and its very hard to clear again.



Has anyone else had the misfortune of using this stuff and please can somebody suggest how to clean this stuff off for good? It has been months now since applying and its still happening after countless times of cleaning the windows.

Bonnet Lip Help

08 January 2014 - 02:55 PM

would anyone with a mk2 facelift focus mind doing me a quick favour and measuring how long their bonnet lip is?


nice one