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Member Since 18 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Jan 13 2010 12:18 PM

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In Topic: spark plug socket size

01 October 2009 - 12:12 PM

i presume it was too big? you will probably need a 10mm tube which is like the 'middle' size

i hate the way spark plug sizes go, here is something that may help though

8mm (Euro 14mm)
10mm (Euro 16mm) - this is what you will need
14mm (Euro 21mm) - this is probably what you bought

Would it be the same size socket required for the Focus mk1?

In Topic: steering leak

21 April 2009 - 11:44 AM

dont think its that coz it keeps on doing it, the only reason i top it up is after a few days it starts making groaning sounds and toppin up the fluid stops it then it goes down to between min and max again :-(

In Topic: strange noise from focus

13 April 2009 - 02:25 AM

I am currently waiting for a lower arm to arrive. The strangest thing is that if the fluid is topped up to max as soon as car is started it will drop down to halfway between min and max, And then after a few days the noise starts again. Top fluid up noise disapears for a few days. Hope its nuffing serious!!!

In Topic: strange noise from focus

09 April 2009 - 01:28 PM

Been out checked power steering fluid. It was between min - max. Topped it up noise has dissapeared now. But went for a five minute run. And checked fluid again. It has gone back to being between min - max. There was no obvious signs of leaks or anything. Could it be down to the problem with the lower arm?

In Topic: strange noise from focus

09 April 2009 - 11:26 AM

it sounds like its related to the powersteering although when bonnet is lifted it sounds like its coming from belt area. Nothing was replaced i had the ball joint to fit to the arm that was on it but found the bushes has also gone in the arm therefore old arm was put back on. When turning when moving from standstill or turn the wheel when stationary its as if its putting strain on the pump. Powersteering fluid is between min and max now was up above the max last week. Will top this up later today and see if it goes away or helps any.