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#542373 I Want To Drive Again!!!

Posted by greysquirrel on 21 November 2015 - 10:02 PM

I haven't driven for 9 weeks, and am getting seriously bored!


I broke my collar bone in September wrestling a lion (actually I fell off a pavement-sober!)


The bone was poking up into the skin, so after an operation, a titanium plate and some hefty physio sessions, I'm still not ready to get behind the wheel.


Anyone else been out of action for this long for a similiar thing?


By the way, I drive for a living, so have had 9 weeks off - (paid thankfully!)


I want to drive again!!!!

#539860 Help!! Has My Head Gasket Gone?

Posted by greysquirrel on 12 November 2015 - 11:25 PM

Could it just be that a hose (the one thats spurting water) burst under pressure, and let all the water out in the form of steam. (I had a Nissan 200 do that to me once) Then steam would come out from under the bonnet (it shouldnt with HGF) and there would be a lot of steam in the mirror coming out from under the car. How are we sure it was coming from the exhaust? Did you stop to look?


The problem is that the car was then driven with no water in it, which may have done further damage.


Or perhaps I know nothing, in which case I shall retire back to my cave.....

#520917 Strange Noise When Cornering

Posted by greysquirrel on 09 September 2015 - 08:55 PM

Tyre pressures are fine. The ESP light on the dash isn't flashing, I know what it looks like as the one in my Transit spends a lot of time flashing when it is being driven briskly! Also I never hear it working in the Transit, just feel it. Front brakes on the Focus are under 12 months old, and tyres have around 4k on them.


Im not that worried, everything seems to be working fine, it just sounds a bit odd.

#520259 Strange Noise When Cornering

Posted by greysquirrel on 07 September 2015 - 07:34 PM


#518690 Strange Noise When Cornering

Posted by greysquirrel on 02 September 2015 - 09:09 PM

I have a 2008 Focus 1.6 Zetec 100. Recently it has started to make an odd clicking noise when cornering at speed. It is not a CV joint.


It sounds electronic and regular, almost like a relay switching. The sound appears to be coming from behind the dashboard towards the left of the car.


The sound only occurs when cornering right at speed - not fast, but enough to load the suspension, like a long sweeping right hander. It sounds a bit like the brake self test noise you hear at 12mph.


I think it may be related to the stability control but it seems to have no adverse effect on it.


Can anyone throw any light on it?

#510447 Most Likely Damage To Sustain If Hit Speed Bump Too Fast?

Posted by greysquirrel on 08 August 2015 - 09:12 PM

36 front 26 rear, it tells you the pressures on a sticker on the passenger side B pillar.

I run about 35 all round on my Focus, too high a pressure can reduce grip, increase wear accross the middle of the tyre, and cause problems if you hit a bump or speed hump too fast, as there is no give in the tyre with that pressure. Ooops.... wait a minute......