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Member Since 28 Dec 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 30 2014 09:42 PM

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In Topic: Mk1 2003 1.6 Zetec Egr Valve?

30 October 2014 - 09:20 PM

anyone would like to know the best thing to clean it with was going to use egr valve cleaner on everything

In Topic: Knocking Sound

26 May 2014 - 07:58 PM

the strut on the passenger side as been changed i forgot to mention that in my original post. i am going to have a look next weekend and see what i can get to move underneath but it still bugs me how it was fine for a few days and then it came back.


thanks for the reply

In Topic: Accident Repair

10 January 2014 - 08:52 PM

i'm going to try and change the strut in the morning and see how it looks after i have aligned it best by i can by eye.


A full alignment check is going to have to wait till pay day.


As i said i have had it looked at by a professional body shop, not on an alignment machine. But the guy said he has seen it loads of times and was almost sure it was the leg. if i can get it close then it will be better till i can get it fully repaired and aligned.


quick question do i need to take off the drive shaft to or can i move the hub enough to change the strut??

In Topic: Accident Repair

09 January 2014 - 07:54 PM

someone has half repaired the car already its had a wishbone already can tell its newer, track rod looks newer too. I think its been half repaired. 


The subframe is out of alignment a body shop reckons its just been moved and the leg is bent. The hub looks ok. i should mention that it is stiffer on that side. most of it look fine by eye. the wheel is straight just about an inch towards the back of the car.


Cant afford for a professional to repair so going to have to try it myself. just wondering if you all think that sound like the guy in the body shop could be right.


should point out i bought the car like this unknown to me. so i don't know exactly what happened from the little signs that are there i think it was something small could have been a kerb, something no bigger that the bottom of the bumper and not hard enough to even total the radiator, it has got signs of accident damage though. 

In Topic: Tapping Noise

07 January 2014 - 08:50 PM

The only thing i can suggest to try and find exactly where that noise is coming from open the bonnet and just have a listen.


sorry i could help, it might still be your belt, i'm guessing its high mileage with it being ex fleet. Try a service and belt  change n see if that helps. if that noise is coming from the engine in anyway though i would have it looked at could be a bearing or something inside the engine. 


get it checked first because if its bad no point servicing etc.