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Member Since 24 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 23 2014 05:47 AM

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In Topic: Cant Get 1St Or Reverse After New Clutch

23 January 2014 - 05:48 AM

Just to update, The email I received from Valeo confirming the clutch kit supplied by the Motor Factors was incorrect, as my car had already been converted to single mass flywheel, the flywheel would had to have been made by Valeo (but it wasn't)

The Motor Factors have agreed to supply a full 4 piece Valeo conversion kit at no extra cost to the mechanic at no extra cost to me, however I have to pay the labour cost (which the mecanic has agreed to half £80)

So all in all, a good resolution.

The actual problem was the clearance from the SMF and clutch plate.

Wow, what a caffuffle!!!!

In Topic: Cant Get 1St Or Reverse After New Clutch

21 January 2014 - 05:07 PM

Hi, yes all gears work whilst engine off, He took me for a spin to show me the car runs in every gear, at first we had to stop the engine in order to engage first gear, obviously im not happy with that, I have just had email conformation from Valio to confirm that LUK CSC is not compatable with Valio clutch, and that the Valio clutch is not compatable with any other Flywheel but theirs.

I've asked the mechanic to bleed it again, and to test the master cylinder, but he says its OK.

Im stressed to death at the moment because of the spiralling costs.

Thanks for the swift reply ANSKA,

In Topic: Cam Belt Or Chain ?

10 January 2014 - 08:10 PM

I had the same query, I contacted my local Ford dealer, asked for parts, gave them my reg and asked for the Cambelt/chain, They'll tell you either way, My 2008 1.8TDCi has a Belt.

In Topic: Cost Of New Key?

12 March 2013 - 06:23 PM

I actually did buy a full Mk2 Focus key with the glass transponder for about £12 i think it was, I then contacted a few Auto locksmiths in my area for quotes, I then found one on my estate who charged me £50 all in, he had a new blade cut, he then paired it to my car, 10 min job and I now have a spare key and a working Fob, If your in the Manchester area Ill put you in touch with the locksmith, £50 is cheap.