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Focus Wheel Alignment/tracking

01 August 2014 - 02:27 PM

Got my alignment done today after having new tires fitted.

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Anyone who is tech minded know the reasons why my Rear Total Toe & Rear LH Half Toe where well out of spec range and unable to be adjusted into the recommended tolerances?

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Bird Dropping Has Etched My Paint

26 July 2014 - 02:54 PM

Came out of work today to notice a massive bird dropping located beside my passenger side door handle. Washed the car and to my horror I discovered what has been left behind.

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The paint has dulled as if the top gloss coat was never applied, and there is small wrinkles in the paint that are rough to the touch.

Im so annoyed my cars paint is immaculate everywhere and is only 2010 year focus.

Can any of you professional detailers out there suggest a fix? please let it be fixable without a respray!

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Genuine Ford Parts Vs Motorfactors

20 June 2014 - 10:39 AM

Hi folks,

Just a quick question for people opinions.

My car will be requiring new front control arms, should I go for genuine ford items or will non branded variants be okay in terms of longevity and performance?

Get them fitted by a ford garage or take it to a small independent?

There is a big price difference but I will pay for the better quality.

Thanks for your replies!

My car is 2010 focus with 30k so still young and worth spending good money on.

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Noise When Turning At Low Speed

02 April 2014 - 06:54 PM

Im getting what sounds like the metallic rubbing/creaking sound that your brakes make if you where to slowly let the pressure off on an incline.

It happens only at low speed 1-5mph when I am usually parking or manoeuvring and lasts a second or two. Im not necessarily using full lock when it happens. It happens both when applying the brakes and not.

I was told by ford that my front control arms will need replaced for mot due to worn bushes but my car passed mot last month without replacing them.

Power steering sounds normal, faint hiss from the pump that gets slightly louder on full lock, and weight of the steering is normal.

Any ideas guys?


Car is:
2010 ford focus ZS 1.6 Ti-Vct
27k miles
Never been in an accident.

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Ford Focus Front Control Arms

31 January 2014 - 10:56 AM

I was quoted £418 from my local ford dealership for two new front control arms as the front bushes have split/worn this was discovered during a major ford blue service and pre mot check.


I am quite shocked at this as the car has just turned 4 with 26k on the clock didn't think these would need done so soon! :( is this a reasonable price to pay? I am tempted to fire it through mot and see if it passes first.