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In Topic: Cambelt + Water Pump Costs

23 January 2015 - 09:52 PM

Did it on my 1.8 previously without a problem just priming the filter... Might give it a go...

In Topic: Cambelt + Water Pump Costs

23 January 2015 - 06:37 PM


MOT straight through with no advisories apart from the stupid 'you have an undertray' one!

Aux belt was free issue - zero parts zero labour which was a nice touch.

£422 for both belts, and MOT pass is alright. Expensive but good for peace of mind!

Anyone know if the fuel filter is a big job? They've wuoted £49 all in so it can't be much hassle?!

In Topic: Cambelt + Water Pump Costs

22 January 2015 - 10:51 PM

Just for reference, since the car is in tomorrow...

This thread is about the Ford Focus 2008 mk2.5 2.0 TDCI CAMBELT / timing belt change

(Trying to find this thread again was a disaster!!)

I decided to go with non-gen. Because it was Gates anyway. So seemed a pointless waste of £80 on a car that is well out of warranty anyway.

It's at 107k now, which is way too high to leave it BUT for ref, the ford interval is 120k. Madness.

My car is using a LOT of water, so although I'm now led to believe the water pump DOESNT have to be changed - it's on the aid belt?? - I'll get it done anyway, along with the aux belt

Also MOT due. Great times!

In Topic: Rear End Sliding Easily?

30 December 2014 - 09:24 PM

Haha I've spent a lot of time looking at a lot of tyres mate!

Not long ago the Dunlop bluresponses were top of the EU markings by a mile. Think the sport responses are the performance version and these line up roughly with Goodyear efficientgrip and EG performance.

Based on very little mileage, the good years are silent - hopefully they stay that way.

One thing I've noticed is that the good years are wayyyyy more curved at the edges than the avons on the front.

I have a personal hatred of the avons but as seen in this thread and elsewhere - plenty of people love them.

For what it's worth - I was going with goodyears or dunlops because overall they seem to get the best reviews.

But all tyres get a slating!

Hope this rambling post helps!

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In Topic: Rear End Sliding Easily?

30 December 2014 - 05:18 PM

Ok so on another bit of road (not in the video) the car again slid around a corner...

That was yesterday. Today 2 cars in the hedge and field next to the corner!

BUT WAIT - ITS OK GUYZ!! The council appear to have dumped the entire county's grit supply on this one corner immediately after the crash!

Points to note:

Council are crap
I'm probably too harsh on my car - it did at least make the corner!

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