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#449518 Mot On Monday

Posted by AdeMk1 on Yesterday, 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!

#449503 My Lovely :( Focus Won't Start....

Posted by AdeMk1 on 28 January 2015 - 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!

#447156 Timing Chain

Posted by AdeMk1 on 21 January 2015 - 10:09 PM

As Goodkat says, they should last the life of the engine as long as it has been looked after with regular oil & filter changes.

The odd time ive changed the hydraulic chain tensioner that was faulty.

#447129 How Many Days To Build?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 21 January 2015 - 09:23 PM

Im sure it takes about....... 6 months :P Ants in yer pants?? :D

#447122 Happy 30Th Lenny!!!!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 21 January 2015 - 09:13 PM

Another birthday? But.... he only just had one last year didnt he?? :P

Happy burpday pal :)

#444283 Spare Wheel/tyre

Posted by AdeMk1 on 13 January 2015 - 12:14 AM

Yes, all you need is a space saver wheel and tyre, which is what your car will have had from the factory but some twerp has removed it.

Just go to your local breakers yard and ask them for a space saver wheel and tyre for a 2006 focus, probably cost you £20-30 maybe less.

#444274 Spare Wheel

Posted by AdeMk1 on 13 January 2015 - 12:00 AM

It will be fine as a temporary measure, all the washer does is stops the nut cutting into your alloy when tightening, thats why it spins around on the nut.

The end of the nut will hold the steel emergency wheel securely until you can get your original wheel repaired, so dont worry.

#444116 Fiesta Mk6 1.4 Missfiring, Ok When Cold But When Its Warm Very Hesitant Fault...

Posted by AdeMk1 on 12 January 2015 - 05:29 PM

They're probably old codes relating to the misfire issues. Clear them all and go for a run, check if any come back up.

#443782 My Old Cars

Posted by AdeMk1 on 11 January 2015 - 01:33 PM

Awesome cars!
I had a yellow Mk1 with bubble arches, 8" wide white Weller's, 2.1 pinto with twin 40's, quick rack, 5 speed quick shift gearbox, anti dive kit, 5 linked axle with anti !Removed! bars, lowered 2" on bilsteins, Ashley single box exhaust system..... Loads more! Spent a fortune on that thing!
Mate of mine just bought a shell to build up, sooooo jealous!

#442999 Declare To Insurance Company?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 08 January 2015 - 08:31 PM

Great news! But don't you feel better now knowing all the mods are declared so they have very little chance now of saying "Ooh, black wheels Miss LauMk7? That's a change you didn't tell us about - have fun paying for your own repair costs!"
Trust me, some companies will use anything to wriggle out of a claim, so I declare everything no matter how trivial (even the scoobyclinic.com stickers in my Impreza's windows are declared! Give them nowt!

#441307 Sorry Haven't Been On For A While

Posted by AdeMk1 on 02 January 2015 - 09:18 PM

Congratulations on your new addition to the family!

#440996 Mk1 Focus Key Issue

Posted by AdeMk1 on 01 January 2015 - 11:22 PM

keysinthepost.com can supply, cut and post out a key blade for you if you send them a clear picture of your key blade.

#440911 New Car Has Arrived!

Posted by AdeMk1 on 01 January 2015 - 05:46 PM

Eleanor, one of my must have's too, after i get that lottery win!

#440909 Makeshift Spray Booths

Posted by AdeMk1 on 01 January 2015 - 05:42 PM

Blame Lenny?.......... Absolutely! :)

#440901 Remote Central Locking/indicators Not Working

Posted by AdeMk1 on 01 January 2015 - 05:01 PM

Hi Gregg, happy new year to you too!

Yeah I meant to say in my above post, try to source a second hand one with the same part number as yours.

Hope it solves your issues, keep us informed how you get on.