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Member Since 05 May 2014
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In Topic: Bristol Mechanic

23 May 2014 - 02:46 PM

It is a LUK clutch full kit that he will fit and it does include the slave cylinder. The £90 I quoted was for a LUK. he said he would fit one I supplied, ie Cheaper, but not guarantee it. Seems fair enough. I have seen them for sale at £45 on ebay but not a genuine one. He says labour only would be £160

In Topic: 1.6 Ghia Just Bought. Clutch And Trip Queries.

13 May 2014 - 08:01 AM

Well so much for retro fitting a trip comp, there is no wiring loom. I read on a different thread that this was quite common on 2003 models. Typical. Still the old scan gauge does the job and in a lot more detail than the original Ford one. I tried to get the cover off the OBD port by the parcel shelf. Tight aren't they?

In Topic: Ghia Trip Computer

12 May 2014 - 02:49 PM

Thanks James, I will look out for a cheap one.

In Topic: I Hate Car Insurance

11 May 2014 - 06:00 PM

A bit late to the post but I have just bought a 1.6 focus Ghia on a 53 plate. My prevoius car was an S type 3.0V6 Jaguar. I transfered my insurance to the new vehicle and it cost me £16 extra !!!!! Go and figure that one! Even the chap I spoke to at the insurance company was baffled by it but said that was the price. I am 67 and live in Bristol 4.

In Topic: 1.6 Ghia Just Bought. Clutch And Trip Queries.

10 May 2014 - 08:55 AM

Been living with my Focus for a few days now and all the niggles are comong to light. I have not owned a car like this for some time and it has come as a bit of a shock to find out how much doesn't work. Apart from the clutch (289.00 quoted at Mr clutch all the indies want about the same) there is nothing else expensive wrong with it. Blower only works at pos 4 and no A/C, I have read up on this and will attempt to change the resistor pack myself along with the rear widow mechanism  which seems to have come detatched from the glass. She drives very well with no cooling problems and the brakes are spot on.Everything else seems to work and a good clean with have her looking a lot better. Clutch? Do it myself (I was a truck mechanic years ago) and do the cambelt while I am at it? I think I still have an old pair of adjustables somewhere.