As the title suggests...I'm grumpy now!!
Decided to pop out and have a nebski at the car today - in particular the brakes. Dawned on me that they're potentially all original factory fitted parts & I've never looked at them.
Decided to replace anyway, the front pads are probably at just under half-original thickness, discs have maybe worn down by under 1mm (so not too bad, there is 2mm to play with and they only very light scoring to the face). Rears - similar story with the meat on the shoes and the drums look ugly (surface corrosion) so I'll change those too. However, I was hoping to do it a month apart - spread the cost a bit
That's not the problem...was expecting to be at least replacing pads/shoes and was tempted to do discs/drums for peace of mind.
What I wasn't expecting to find, however: Leaky rear NS shock absorber and excessive wear on the inside edge of the front tyres. I've attached piccies below.
Soo - dear Forum Folk...and the reason I've posted in the General Ford section
Ford/Motorcraft or aftermarket? If aftermarket what are your recommendations?
Also, does anyone else know why it's so hard to find drums for a Mk2.5 Focus (query same as Transit Connect drums)?
However, small victory - managed to get my mudguards fitted - I'll whack up a guide in the next few days!!