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artscot79

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#392468 Headlights

Posted by artscot79 on Yesterday, 08:48 PM

£49 is the average price on ebay for a new one and as said there are plenty


#391812 Bought A Focus, A Few Issues

Posted by artscot79 on 30 July 2014 - 02:54 PM

ive never had a car with hydraulic power steering that doesnt do it if you take it slightly off full lock it will stop as its under less pressuer




#391808 Bought A Focus, A Few Issues

Posted by artscot79 on 30 July 2014 - 02:50 PM

yes youres is hydraulic as well its like driving a forklift when the hydraulics are under a lot of pressure they make a noise releasing a small amount of pressure




#391507 Front L Disc Warpin Again.

Posted by artscot79 on 29 July 2014 - 06:33 PM

No no never copper grease on anything other than the rear of the pads as stef said brake grease on the slides and pistons copper grease if you rub it between youre fingers is rough has particles in it these bits can tear rubber seals giving you far more issues

When i had the motorbike i saw a guys brakes where the seal on the piston slide had swollen letting in all the crud off the road causing the slide pins to start rusting giving sticking brakes that was from the particles clumping up and forcing the seal open given the brake components location theyll never be clean and should always be greased with non oil based brake grease


#391503 Mk2 Corrosion On Roof - How To Fix?

Posted by artscot79 on 29 July 2014 - 06:18 PM

As above im afraid you need a oro for that job as the rust is pushing the seal up the window will need to come out and only then can they determine how bad it is best case its surface rust that can be sanded treated and filled worse case its rotten and needs to be cut out and welded which isnt an easy job as the heat can distort the whole area so again it would be a slow process best case £500 worst near £1000

It may be an mot fail due to its location and the fact the windscreens part of the strucure of the chassis ie it gives it strength it may not not sure how they may look at it


#390133 Clutch Biting Point

Posted by artscot79 on 25 July 2014 - 09:36 PM

even after a new clutch the bite point settles up high no idea why ford do it that way to be honest but its nothing to worry about unless you put the foot down and the revs go up but the speed doesnt




#389392 Ford Focus Rs Mk1

Posted by artscot79 on 24 July 2014 - 02:08 AM

Very nice you may want to top up youre coolant though looks low


#387413 What Is This Lol

Posted by artscot79 on 18 July 2014 - 08:22 PM

its alex salmonds chances of being prime minister of scotland




#387216 Focus Mk2 Engine Noise

Posted by artscot79 on 18 July 2014 - 09:52 AM

no i was told from a very experienced and good ford master tech that he didnt advise it with this engine all ive done is add an extra cold air feed into the airbox by cutting a round hole fitting some large hose into the hole and then using a large hose clip to ensure it stays in place i then sealed it with marine sealant which turns into a rubber like substance and the other end of the hose sits behind the passenger headlight also added a kandn panel filter




#387161 Focus Mk2 Engine Noise

Posted by artscot79 on 17 July 2014 - 11:06 PM

The fan will be the aircon if its set to windscreen the fan runs all the time when the aircon is on

The bottle noise is the air intake design which is a cold air feed down in the rear of the front arch liner

Bearing noise is the aircon the pump is a vss variable pump that regulates the gas instead of switching on and off like old ones tends to do it louder when its needing a refill

As for the temp mines geadual cold to quarter to halfway or just slightly under it heats up quickly in the warm weather we have when it gets colder it isnt so quick


#381764 Checking Oil

Posted by artscot79 on 03 July 2014 - 05:41 PM

Ground rah fat fingers and touch screen phones dont mix lol


#380730 Mk1 Focus 1.6 Petrol - Combined Radiator/condenser

Posted by artscot79 on 01 July 2014 - 08:40 AM

sadly theres not many places other than scrap yards and they arent worth fitting so new unfortunately it would be this is the best priced place i know http://www.adrad.co....FOCUS&year=2003




#379051 2015 Ford Focus St - Official

Posted by artscot79 on 27 June 2014 - 12:42 PM

for me it still looks too standard not what an st should be and those bloomin rear lights are still the same very aston martin at the front

a nice car just not enough if you know what i mean




#373186 Rev On Cold Start

Posted by artscot79 on 10 June 2014 - 01:07 AM

the car will idle up and down as it tries to find a balance the focus is designed for low idle emissions so the ecu constantly adjusts the idle and fueling if you were to see it on the dash display even if tge needle looks still its constantly between revs


#371339 Focus St225 Air Con Pump Not Working

Posted by artscot79 on 04 June 2014 - 08:33 PM

i keep the info as theres many different pumps on the focus depending on engine just incase i need it