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Quick Question!!

21 May 2015 - 12:35 PM

Just a qucik question I have 2 new drums of castrol magnatec 5w30 A1 at home waiting for this years service, I used this last year as well and am very pleased with it.
My question is I have come across Castrol Magnatec proffesional A5  and want to know is ot worth buying this instead or just stick with what I already have since I have 2 drums already here?

Low Washer Fluid!!!

15 May 2015 - 10:15 AM

Is it possible to get the low washer fluid warning to work on the focus? I think I read somewhere that some people added in a sensor to the washer bottle or something.


I did activate it through elmconfig but the Low washer fluid message stayed on the dash screen even after I topped it up with 2 litres of water so I turned it back of again.


Has anyone got any tips or guides for this mod or what to check for as it would be great to see when the washers need a top up rather than wait until they run dry lol!  :)



Genuine Ford Stuff

14 May 2015 - 10:17 AM

Hi Fellas


that time to service the car had come again. I usually go to my local dealer to get my service parts and but upon reading through the forums I have come across a website called "fordpartsuk".


Has anyone bought from here befoe and are they all brand genuine ford parts in boc as they are from the local dealership?


also I have a mk2.5 focus 1.6 zetec 2009 so I think this kit will be correct for my focus?






Upon reading the contents it includes:


Kit Includes: 
.Oil Filter 
.Air Filter
.Air Filter Pad 
.Pollen Filter 
.Spark Plugs 

.Sump Plug & Washer 


all of the above I would usually get for my service except the sump washer and plug but if its included I guess it wont hurt to use it. The only other thing that caught my eye in the contents was the "AIR FILTER PAD"


does any one know what this "AIR FILTER PAD" is? I can only think it may the small sponge type pad that fits under the air filter at the bottom of the intake box but not sure as I have never came across this in my local dealer. They usually just supply the usual stuff (plugs, air filter, oil filter, pollen filter ect)




Genuine Ford Service Parts

04 May 2015 - 06:02 PM

Any one know any online places that sell genuine Ford parts a bit cheaper than the local dealerships?

It's service time again and thought I could get all delivered for handiness. All I'm looking is oil,air,cabin, filters . All else I have so whatsbthe best. Places online for Ford genuine parts?


Brake Replacement Which Method????

10 April 2015 - 02:39 PM

ok looking to settle a bit of an difference here when replacing brake pads on the focus or cmax. (front or rear) according to the Haynes manual they state to use method 1 and according to the ford etsis workshop manual they state to use method 2 (hence the confusion lol! :wacko: )

Now to be clear I have only listed the main differences in the two methods as everything else is pretty similar.


I have always used method 1 on non abs cars and method 2 on abs cars for the fear of damaging the master cylinder seals.

so question is what method/manual is the proper way?


Method 1 (Haynes Manual)


Open reservoir cap clamp hose and slacken bleed screw before wind back either front or rear brake position to avoid damage/flipping the the master cylinder seal then bleed when new pads are fitted.



Method 2 ( Ford workshop Manual)


Open reservoir cap and wind piston back slowly using special rewind tool.


just wanting to know what why you guys do this and why the two manuals list two separate methods.


Thanks  :)