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Giffer2

Member Since 08 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 29 2013 09:33 PM
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In Topic: Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

21 July 2013 - 03:33 PM

It's hard to describe, but if I had to summarise the process in one word, MAGIC!

But seriously, I found the bolts had to be just holding on one thread, including the one holding the EGR cooler. From there, get the plate over the top bolt, then it will swing round and drop on the lower bolt with a little jiggle.


I used magic this time and in less than 10 minutes the thing was in and they car back together. (Personally I didn't remove the wipers/panels as there is more than enough space).

In Topic: Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

23 May 2013 - 08:30 PM

How did you slide the plate in exactly as I was having a look and one side seems to foul on the block and the other fouls on the fuel filter.


In Topic: Guide To Fixing Common Focus Bonnet Lock Problem.

19 May 2013 - 09:02 PM

Ford focus bonnet locks, don’t pay out,
If your turning the key and the bonnet will not open,
In side there is a plastic male and female cross that needs to fit into each other for them to turn, on the male there are two tags that spread and prevent this from happening
1, get a long screwdriver, place it through the grill so its pressing in to the black rubber garter where the lock rod enters the lock,
press the screwdriver in as you turn the key.
The bonnet should open,
2, Remove the plastic top cowling and the grill front, key barrel there are two little tags that need pressing to release barrel
3, remove the lock by undoing the two bolts that secure it, don’t need to remove any alarm wires,
on the back of the lock you will see the male plastic cross,
4 cut of the two tags from the male plastic cross.
5, reassemble
iv done two where bonnet was locked and two I did before the bonnet failed
time 15min, cost £0


Couldn't sort mine until I read the above, filed down the 2 wedges on the tags and reassembled, works like a treat!

In Topic: My Ford Keeps Cutting Out

15 April 2013 - 07:43 PM

The simple fixes are always the best and normally the cheapest!


In Topic: 03/53 Plate Fusion Owners??

28 March 2013 - 03:05 PM

Small flat bladed screwdriver and gently prise them off.