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south_bound

Member Since 05 Dec 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 28 2015 12:13 PM
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In Topic: My Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci - To Maintain Or To Upgrade To A Mk3 Focus

01 April 2015 - 11:20 AM

I had the same dilemma - 2007 Focus with just over 100,000 miles on the clock, now not worth much more than £1500-2000 as p/ex.  I reckon that any depreciation on a newer model in the first year will be more than the maintenance bill to keep the existing one going for the next few years (as long as nothing major goes wrong).  Its been really reliable so far and I like it so even with the thought of a big bill for the timing belt, tyres suspension I will get it done.  I did the brake pads a while back, only £30 for the bits and fitted DIY.  In any case, that new car feeling disappears after only a few weeks.


In Topic: Focus Mk2 Cam Belt

30 March 2015 - 12:39 PM

But the 1.6 Tcdi only has one belt, right? 

 

I'm getting the timing belt, aux belt and water pump done soon and this discussion shows that a bit of knowledge could help even if you don't do the job yourself - at least you are able to make sure the garage knows what they are doing before committing to them, or worse, finding out afterwards that they screwed up.


In Topic: Focus Zetec S Towbar

17 March 2015 - 02:51 PM

The instructions for my Witter towbar said I would need to cut the bottom of the bumper skirt, but in the end it fitted without needing to cut anything.  That isn't for an S trim though so it might be different for yours.


In Topic: White Bulbs

17 March 2015 - 02:35 PM

OK thanks - thats one of the reasons I look for recommendations from people who have used the same products and think they are good.


In Topic: White Bulbs

17 March 2015 - 11:19 AM

I'm interested in these as well, and am I right to assume these are a straight swap for the existing OEM bulbs? 

 

mjt, what is wrong in the description and does it affect using them?