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#469278 Problem With Car/mechanic

Posted by artscot79 on 24 March 2015 - 08:48 PM

If the water pump was missing that many veins and fins you're old engine must have been overheating its not necessary to strip the engine you only have to remove the thermostat and housing disconnect top rad hose then flush through with a garden hose

#468479 Focus Mk2.5 Zetec Suspension

Posted by artscot79 on 22 March 2015 - 08:12 PM

Eibach are the standard springs ford use to upgrade the suspension if you went into the dealers and asked to have it done theres one option eibach

#468220 Focus Mk3 20011 1.6 Ti-Vct

Posted by artscot79 on 21 March 2015 - 09:40 PM

The car requires a minimum of 500cca battery so yes the Bosch s4 is more than suitable I personally just got a ford silver heavy duty battery a list of suitable batteries can be found here its best to go with 500 ccs or more


#467403 Front And Rear Demister

Posted by artscot79 on 19 March 2015 - 07:09 PM

the heated screen warms up gradually so it wont crack the glass its not a sudden heat if you want to test its working put a cup of hot water on the dash for a minute then test the screen

#466564 Pedal Judder?

Posted by artscot79 on 17 March 2015 - 06:22 PM

If you mean a slight vibration only if you're touching them whilst driving which you shouldn't be anyway I see it as a hint to move you're foot lol

#466563 Badges......again !!!

Posted by artscot79 on 17 March 2015 - 06:21 PM

To be honest I just carbon wrapped the originals cheap and easy to do as for solid ones cant say I've seen them

#465537 Which Wishbones - Mk2

Posted by artscot79 on 14 March 2015 - 10:48 PM

Only way to know is measure them even ford order both and send the unwanted ones back I think they are 18mm but I cant say that for sure

#465194 Low Mpg - Fuel Brand??

Posted by artscot79 on 13 March 2015 - 11:45 PM

The fuel is not the same that's fact supermarkets buy it from who is cheapest it meets standards but its usually got far less or more cleaners in it fact I get better mpg from shell fuel or Tesco 99 fact many breakdown companies advise people not to use supermarket fuel due to running issues fact its proven supermarket fuel in tests gave the car less than standard horsepower dye to its poor burn leading to higher fuel usage lower mpg

#464421 Idle Revs Issue

Posted by artscot79 on 11 March 2015 - 10:04 PM

The mk1 also had a software update to solve under idle

#464264 K&n Air Induction Kit

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

Without the heat shield the heatsoak is ridiculous wait till summer and you'll see the air is so hot under bonnet that's being sucked in as you sit in traffic the car just doesn't have any go till you're moving and fresh air comes through if you can eBay had heat shield you could fit that weren't that expensive you need one that will go around the top half of the filter with the Col air feed blowing upwards at the bottom of the filter that will drop heatsoak right down

#462720 Fuel Filler Pipe

Posted by artscot79 on 08 March 2015 - 06:48 PM

Only issue is the bolts can be a right sod to get off had to cut them off in the past on the mk1 as above undo shock bolts probably the handbrake cable then undo the upper arm bolts the ones each side under the rear chassis that will allow it to drop I think

#462483 Battle Of The Polishes!!!!!

Posted by artscot79 on 08 March 2015 - 09:55 AM

All comes down to cost example sonax is used by f1 teams there sonax polish is £6.99 a bottle and does a great job
..... top with sonax netshield .
£12.99 that lasts for months...... 1 bottle does 4 cars worth

tyres I use simple back to black spray on a sponge which also does the trim £4.99

autoglym I found doesn't last too many products costing too much money meguires is the same I've used poorboys stuff which is pretty good as well so less than £30 does me at less 6 months that's the price of a bottle of son of the polishes yet I get asked all the time what I use

#461592 Insurance And Mods

Posted by artscot79 on 05 March 2015 - 07:45 PM

Insurance assesors get a print out of all the options fitted to the car from the factory they also have the ability to check if the cars chipped the reality is its the new owners responsibility there are certain things they may take no notice of but it all depends on the company naturally they don't want to pay out so if they can find an excuse they will ....my punto was taken by trailer by the insurance company to a garage where a full assessment was done I knew one of the boys and he told me that with the assessor there they went through a checklist engine mods suspension mods interior mods etc

Lets be honest if you buy a motor that's scraping the floor you know its modified just like you open the bonnet and see a big induction filter or noisy exhaust you know so its on you to inform the insurance

#461246 Insurance And Mods

Posted by artscot79 on 04 March 2015 - 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