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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  :)






Fuel Light And Chime.

04 April 2015 - 12:54 AM

Ok guys to keep this short and to the point a few weeks back I did a Rom update with elm config to enable eco mode and dds and all works fine.

Thing is since the update I notice my low fuel light comes on now at 62 miles to Empty in stead of the usual 50 miles to empty. It does not chime at 50 at all. Has any one else noticed this or know why this is and if it can be reset back to the standard light and chime at 50 ,25,12 miles to empty?

Is there a setting or something within elm to alter this maybe?

Any input would be greatful. I'm just trying to get to the bottom of why this has changed after the update. All else is running 100%.


27 March 2015 - 06:25 PM

can anyone recommend a decent torque wrench?


don't need anything too fancy and don't want to spend a fortune as it will only be used a few times a year for wheels and maybe the odd timing belt change.

I was thinking about this one as it seems to have decent reviews any thoughts or recommendations?  


http://www.amazon.co...s=torque wrench



also is there a timeing tool kit available for the focus when changing the belt? anyone got a part number for it?


Thanks  :)





Workshop Manual

26 March 2015 - 01:21 AM

Has anyone got any pdf files or screen shots from any of the Timing belt changing manuals that would cover the mk2.5 1.6 zetec focus?


been looking to buy the auto data timing belts 2012 book from amazon but seems to be out of stock for a good while now.


are they any manuals for this job (timing belt change) anyone can recommend?

at the moment all I have to go with is the Haynes workshop manual.


Thanks in advanced.

Timeing Belt Guide/tips

25 March 2015 - 01:06 AM

Ok fellas


Its service time next month and I will be doing this myself as usual but this time since the focus is around 80,000 I want to also do the belt.


I will be replacing the belt with a timing belt kit and also more likely the water pump as well just when I'm at it.


Has any one got any guides/tips or recommend manuals  for doing the belt as the Haynes book briefly goes over it.


also I was thinking of picking up the following tools to help with locking the timing before belt removal.


Timing Lock kit:


http://www.amazon.co...rd timing toold


also want to upgrade from cordless impact wrench to more powered electric one as air compressor is no longer an option so was wondering what you guys thought of the following to aid with things like crank pully bolts ect:


Electric Impact:

http://www.amazon.co...c impact wrench



and to top it all of ( :) lol!) I need a new torque wrench for doing up the bolts when fitting the timing belt. so due to reviews and not wanting to overspend I was looking at this one which I thought looked decent and should do the job:


Tourque wrench

http://www.amazon.co...s=torque wrench




any thoughts or tips welcome.


Thanks  :)