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#461246 Insurance And Mods

Posted by artscot79 on Yesterday, 11:02 PM

I don't make the rules you're car is insured as standard ie with factory spec its on the owner to ensure the info is correct .....my mate didn't get his insurance pay out as he had a k&n filter fitted and not declared

#460150 A Few Questions About My New Mk2

Posted by artscot79 on 02 March 2015 - 02:10 AM

Try to answer these the ticking no its not normal sounds like tappets an oil change may help it or it can be a sign its not regularly been serviced

The amp no it sounds like the owner took it out you'll need a ford iso connector from the Sony to the ford wiring and a patch lead so the steering controls work the esp etc will fail an mot there could be many reasons for it you'll need I looked at anything from a faulty wheel bearing to an abs pump fault steering assist failure either the steering pumps gone or there's a leak in the fluid or the electro assist has failed yes the buttons a heated screen button.sounds like a boy racers car and it sounds like you've got a few big bills coming in afraid

#459843 Are These Any Good? Aircon Tools

Posted by artscot79 on 01 March 2015 - 03:23 AM

Waste of time you'll know when the gas is low as it wont switch on the recharge kits are rubbish the system needs the moisture removed and oil added which these kits don't do add to that a proper refill at a garage is £35

#459687 Opinions On This Focus 1.6I Flight - Will The Cambelt Last?

Posted by artscot79 on 28 February 2015 - 06:42 PM

£400 is cheaper than the cost of the car when the belt snaps wrecking the engine and a lot less than the cost of a new car on top when it does why dont you negotiate a deal with the seller since the belt is needing done even 100-150 off is better than nothing

#459139 Ford Focus 2001 Model Information Wrong In Ford Etis

Posted by artscot79 on 27 February 2015 - 05:54 AM

Etis isn't wrong I'm afraid the reg and vin number are assigned to the car when its built the problem you have is you don't even know what model it is in an accident you'll be liable and uninsured if the car is not what its supposed to be clearly the vin number and engine number are not the same the badge on the door isn't the one for the car and you have issues with the reg number quite frankly the car sounds very dodgy and the above is the best course of action

I'll say it again I've never seen a v5 that does not have the make and model for example on my old mk1 it stated ford focus 1800cc zetec it also had the date it was first registered and the reg number and vin number

#458614 Ford Focus 2007 Sport "s"

Posted by artscot79 on 25 February 2015 - 07:36 PM

Entirely possible with ford specifications the variance is mind boggling

#458612 Ford Focus 2001 Model Information Wrong In Ford Etis

Posted by artscot79 on 25 February 2015 - 07:34 PM

Drivers side carpet next to the door is a flap of carpet that lifts up the vin is also stamped onto the floor

No model on the v5 is weird how can you tax the car without the model specifics I've never had a v5 in all my years that doesn't state
Engine size
Build date

The vin on the window should match the vin under the carpet and the vin on the v5

It could be as simple as the plate on the door was lost with the info and they've stuck any one on though I doubt it to be honest

#458598 Focus 1.6Tdci Display/stop Start Issue

Posted by artscot79 on 25 February 2015 - 07:14 PM

Sounds like a battery issue the stop start all depends on the charge in the battery so possibly it was just on the low side or since it occurred when you opened the door perhaps a dodgy wire

#458593 Ford Focus 2007 Sport "s"

Posted by artscot79 on 25 February 2015 - 07:11 PM

No heated screen no armrest no sports suspension what's the point it actually sits at the 3rd from bottom trim I must admit ford really do some weird badge ideas my mates got a sport and wasn't very pleased when he found out I had more power in his words "but you can't have mines a sport" my s badges are just stuck on cos they look nice

#458588 Help: Ford Focus 2006 1.6 Ti Pas Pump

Posted by artscot79 on 25 February 2015 - 07:07 PM

Load of rubbish its a 2 port hydraulic pump with a 124mm pulley or number 4M513A69AD same as the 1.6 the cabriolet etc hers all the info you need mechanic doesn't have a clue clearly http://www.kimbercar...2006/Parts.aspx

#458565 Ford Focus 2007 Sport "s"

Posted by artscot79 on 25 February 2015 - 06:41 PM

I can end this one the sport s wasn't introduced as an official model till 2010 by ford http://www.ford.co.u...mber/FocusSport

There is a sport sport s and zetec zetec s


Sport s only came in 1.8 petrol or diesel from 2006 onwards as a limited edition between Oct 2006 and march 2007

Its just a zetec really there's no spec difference except a badge and maybe slloys

#458532 Ford Focus 2007 Sport "s"

Posted by artscot79 on 25 February 2015 - 05:11 PM

Hate ford for this sport I've seen many sports with a lower powered engine not nice alloys and that's about it I've the zetec ti vct I've got the aluminium handbrake cover and button the aluminum two tone gearknob only thing I don't have is the sill plates

I've seen a sport and had a look at it honestly its just a marketing ploy on fords part how a lower powered engine can have a sport s badge baffles me as I've got the sport clocks higher rpm red pointers aluminum clock inserts etc etc

#458527 Ford Focus 2001 Model Information Wrong In Ford Etis

Posted by artscot79 on 25 February 2015 - 05:03 PM

Never mind insurance you're car sounds seriously dodgy the info on ford etis isn't wrong the car when built was entered onto the database vin number engine number and registration so the problems you're car not ford etis if its registered there should be no issues with the registration number they are all linked..... the zetec and lx are different specs

The engine may have been replaced so don't use the engine number use the vin in the front window even then it doesn't explain why it says lx

#455749 Clutch Near Gone At 35K!

Posted by artscot79 on 17 February 2015 - 09:40 PM

Ah I see in that case not an issue then lol

#455710 Clutch Near Gone At 35K!

Posted by artscot79 on 17 February 2015 - 08:41 PM

Just to point out the battery light shouldn't flicker smart charge simply put means more charge is put to the battery when the electrolyte is cold as it warms up the charge I decreased there should be no flicker on the dash if there is it indicates an issue either with the battery or alternator a free load test will sort that out