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The Dreaded Corsa...

02 September 2015 - 07:46 AM

Has returned as a police vehicle  :rolleyes:




The way the budget cuts are going, soon officers might have to stick their heads out the window, and resort to shouting "NEE NAW, NEE NAW!"

Help - Scratch Removal!

10 August 2015 - 12:36 PM

Hi all,


Was at Tesco's this morning, and slightly misjudged the length of the Focus bonnet (quite long for a hatchback tbh) - ended up touching the bumper against a brick wall, leaving the scratches in the picture below. I now feel like punching myself, hard.


I know places like Halfords sell 3 piece paint repair kits for approx 15 quid, but these seem to take a long time to apply (waiting 24 hours in between layers) - and I don't even have a garage, so don't exactly fancy doing any long DIY jobs on the side of the road.


Apparently Ford sell a 'pen' that can be used to touch up small scratches. If it's quick to fix, and suitable for the damage I have, I might get one. Any other ideas on the most convenient way of repairing the damage??




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New Car Ideas...

02 August 2015 - 07:23 PM

Hi all,


So unfortunately due to an ongoing family dispute, I may be parting with my Mk2.5 Focus, and buying a new car. My main requirements are that the car must be < £9k, petrol, automatic, safe (i.e. crashworthy), reliable, roughly the size of a Focus (i.e. medium sized), and cheap to run. So obviously no german marques.


I like the Mk3 Focus, except the DCT (Powershift) transmission isn't that reliable, so that rules that out. These cars don't come with factory warranty too, as far as I am aware - not that Ford's warranty is anything to brag about.  :rolleyes:


So sorry if I upset anyone in saying this, but it's looking unlikely that my next car will be a Ford.  <_<Hopefully in the future I might find myself in a Mustang, but that isn't looking too likely right now, unless I win the lottery.


Currently, my primary candidate is a 2013, used Toyota Auris. These generally have warranty till 2018, which is excellent. They also get great MPG, are safe, and will obviously be bomb-proof due to it being a Toyota.


Any opinions/advice? 



Removing A Pillar Trim

17 June 2015 - 09:20 AM

Hi all,


Is there a specific 'technique' required to remove the A-pillar trim on a Mk2.5 Focus?


I've heard the clips break very easily, so I'd ideally like to avoid breaking any, if possible.



Windshield Wiper Part

09 June 2015 - 05:41 PM

Hi all,


Does anyone know the Ford part name/finis number of the missing part in the attached picture? Any links to where I could possibly get it?


I am talking about the piece of plastic that should go over the rusty metal nut. Car is a Mk2.5 Focus. It seems someone nicked it off there at some stage - the weird things people nick these days!  :rolleyes: 


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