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artscot79

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#401744 When Parked Up How Long Should The Battery Stay Charged ?

Posted by artscot79 on 26 August 2014 - 12:29 PM

sadly thats the way modern cars are now to be fair most people dont leave cars sitting for that long so its not an issue perhaps a small solar charger may help




#401515 Focus Saloon Mk2.5 Rear Bumper!!

Posted by artscot79 on 25 August 2014 - 02:57 PM

hatchback




#396859 Water In Boot

Posted by artscot79 on 12 August 2014 - 08:56 PM

Finding the leak is the first step boot seal spoiler seal or rear lights and rear hinges are the culprits so ide check the boots sealing properly then do the spoiler and rear lights i use marine sealant as it turns into a rubber seal that lasts


#396819 Water In Boot

Posted by artscot79 on 12 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

It may need realigned or the catch needs adjusted both easy jobs heres a tip if you have liquid car polish open the boot and apply it to the rubber seal all the way round close the boot now reopen and look at the painted surface if the seal is doing its job youll see the polish has transferred


#395606 Help A Newbie With First Modifications ?

Posted by artscot79 on 08 August 2014 - 06:17 PM

Ford can tell if the map has been altered easily now


#395588 Help A Newbie With First Modifications ?

Posted by artscot79 on 08 August 2014 - 05:51 PM

Theres plenty to do but almost all will invalidate youre warranty if you still wish to go ahead forget induction kits get a green cotton or k&n filter fir it as for exhausts powerflow are a good make but it wont be cheap personally ide wait till the warranty runs out before doing any mods


#394002 Pedal Set, Will The Mk2 Alloy Pedals Fit The Mk3

Posted by artscot79 on 04 August 2014 - 06:09 PM

simple answer to that one from looking on ebay is no they are totally different in size and shape so no they wouldnt fit by the way the dealer ones are made in china and despite what they charge you they dont cost close to that pick up a set on ebay for around £30




#393311 Focus Mk2.5 Rear Arch Rusting?

Posted by artscot79 on 03 August 2014 - 08:06 AM

Remove the rear arch liners and underseal up there and if poss get some rubber tubing and split down the middle run this along the edge of the arch liner where it meets the arch this stops the wet liner sitting against the metal


#393287 Focus Mk2.5 Rear Arch Rusting?

Posted by artscot79 on 03 August 2014 - 01:05 AM

Dont waste youre time i paid for a bodyshop to do it and 18 months on its back and its not due to the bodyshop the guys very good, ford dont give a damn never have never will again it sounds negative but its the facts as the bodyshop explained to me the issue is poor galvanisation thin paint and bad design the way they designed the focus water is shot at force along with sand and crud at the most vulnerable areas the door bottoms the sills the arches in between the doors rather than applying better protection on these areas they are just painted the same as the rest of the car yet fiat galvanise there cars properly i had a 10 yr old punto with no rust vw apply clear protective thick film to prevent it and it works ford sell you some junk about paying for paint protection rub there hands and count youre cash


#393008 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by artscot79 on 02 August 2014 - 08:41 AM

Dont buy new ones just carbon wrap the scored ones


#392468 Headlights

Posted by artscot79 on 31 July 2014 - 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