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AdeMk1

Member Since 21 Dec 2013
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In Topic: Mot On Monday

Today, 12:54 AM

Ford own the patents for front heated windscreens, you dont see them in other manufacturers cars because Ford wont let them.

My MOT due in April - im not worried......... famous last words!


In Topic: How Do Scrap Yards Work These Days?

Today, 12:39 AM

Most breakers in my area you cant walk around yourself any more due to UK's strict health and safety & environmental issues.

Search google for car breakers in your area :)


In Topic: Gear Box Replacement? Mk1 Focus.

Today, 12:32 AM

1.4, 1.6 & 1.8 have the IB5 box, 2.0 have MTX75 box. Easiest way to tell is on the MTX75 box you will have a ring on your gearstick under the gearknob that you have to lift to get it into reverse, the IB5 is just spring loaded into reverse.

Even though your car is low mileage, the clutch could still have had a hard life, a cheap full kit you can find for around £80, its just peace of mind and could save you paying out for removal of the gearbox again within the next 50-80,000 miles, but obviously the decision is yours at the end of the day.

£70-100 for a gearbox on ebay, just be sure you find one for a 1.8 petrol as 1.8 diesel ones are different, any petrol 1.8 box from 1998-2004 will fit ok.


In Topic: My Lovely :( Focus Won't Start....

Yesterday, 11:50 PM

The voltage readings seem ok, so double check the battery connections are clean and tight. Could be a sticky starter motor also, had this a couple of times with my old Mk1 Focus - I took mine off, sprayed a little brake cleaner in it, left it an hour for it to evaporate then squirted a little WD40 in there, was fine after that.

Colder weather will make cars do strange things!


In Topic: Remote Tailgate Switch

Yesterday, 02:43 PM

Here you go Barrie, this guide tells you all you need to retro fit boot release :- http://www.talkford....tton-retro-fit/