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#511401 Mot Failure... Incorrectly Aligned Front Spring

Posted by AdeMk1 on 11 August 2015 - 08:01 PM

As stef says it will be that the spring will have rotated round 3" and the end of the coil won't be resting in the stopper.
No big deal, I'd bet you can jack up the car, take the wheel off, grab the spring and give it a good yank to twist it round the 3" to seat it properly without having to remove the strut or spring.
Blummin' Halfords monkeys!

#506894 Ford Parts Or Non Oem

Posted by AdeMk1 on 28 July 2015 - 03:57 PM

As Mark said, Gates and Dayco are used as original equipment from the factory on many cars.

Personally i always use Gates kits.

#488787 Leaking Black Liquid So Guessing Oil Related Help!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 23 May 2015 - 02:29 PM

Take it to a local garage to diagnose the problem, it should cost you nothing. Then you will know what's wrong and where you stand. We could be sat here all week guessing what the mystery goop is and it won't help you :)
Its difficult diagnosing a fault from a picture of a patch of fluid on the ground, if you can get it diagnosed we can probably help you fix it cheaper :)

#486628 52 Fiesta Wiring

Posted by AdeMk1 on 15 May 2015 - 11:35 PM

The wiring between the 52 plate and 56 plate wont be the same colours, if it was around the same year you could do it but they are totally different cars to each other.

#481970 Sons 2012 Ford Focus Petrol Diagnoses

Posted by AdeMk1 on 03 May 2015 - 02:52 AM

Coil pack?

#481741 Shop In?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 02 May 2015 - 12:47 AM

Without a doubt, they increase the cost of everyone's insurance after all, why should I let them get away with it? :)

#481485 Car Conundrums!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 01 May 2015 - 02:45 AM

A Merry Car! (America) lol ;)

#481484 Rear Bumper Repair, What Are My Chances?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 01 May 2015 - 02:36 AM

Would probably be cheaper to source a 2nd hand bumper in the same colour to be honest.

Edit: eBay item 261858820112
Not sure if its the same shade?

#480085 Tattoos :)

Posted by AdeMk1 on 27 April 2015 - 12:51 AM

I've got a Tasmanian Devil. I'm getting one more done soon for my Mum who died a little while ago.

#478344 Escort

Posted by AdeMk1 on 20 April 2015 - 10:37 PM

Faulty idle control valve.
You might get away with removing it & giving it a clean with carb/brake cleaner.

#475584 Engine Swap

Posted by AdeMk1 on 12 April 2015 - 03:56 PM

The Puma engine is a popular conversion, but I'd go for a 2.0 Zetec, or if you want to do it properly, a Mk1 Focus RS 2.0 Turbo.
Anything is possible if you have the money and/or skills, for instance I know of a KA fitted with a 2.5 V6 Vauxhall engine.
Don't forget to check with your insurance how the changes would affect your premium, that could well scupper your plans!
My Turbo converted Mk4 Escort Bonus was dearer to insure than a proper Mk4 RS Turbo, they don't like you messing too much.

#473439 Squires Ford Meet 2015

Posted by AdeMk1 on 05 April 2015 - 08:22 PM

That X Pack Mk2 is gorgeous! Great pics chief.

#471938 Got Me A '57 Chevy!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 01 April 2015 - 01:02 AM

Aww man! I got proper excited then as well lol.

#471937 Vauxhall!!! Grrrrrrr!!!!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 01 April 2015 - 12:58 AM

Oh the irony lol, you driving to McDonalds and your car being the meat in a Vauxhall sandwich!
I predict you'll come back as the manager of the local Vauxhall dealer :)

#471205 Fuel Pump Fuse.

Posted by AdeMk1 on 29 March 2015 - 11:18 PM

Change the fuel filter, drain the fuel and put in some fresh stuff. After 2 years of being stood the fuel will be stale and fuel filter gunked up.