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Mk1 Focus Service - What To Change?

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Looking at giving my Focus a service myself I have put together a parts list.

Have I missed anything? Any tips, tricks and suggestions on brands and carrying out the work?

- Pollen Filter & Seal
- Oil
- HT Leads
- Spark Plugs
- Fuel Filter
- Oil Filter
- Air Filter
- Wiper Blades

- Clean battery Connections and Earth Straps

- Clean Idle Control Valve with Carb Cleaner

Thanks in advance!

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Just a quick question on brake fluid - the manual says to change every 2 years but I suspect mine hasn't been done for much longer than that, if ever. What are the potential issues of not doing this (the brakes seem to work fine when I drive)?

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Don't use cheap fluid that's 2.50 a bottle either.. learnt that lesson when I used some out of desperation with the old bike...

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I wouldn't use DOT 5 its silicone, stick to DOT 4 or possibly DOT 5.1

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Dot 4 low viscocity brake fluid ford now recomended

1847947 1 litre £9.25

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Brake pads ( if required )

& discs, If required :P

Thanks for the suggestion for brakes, these seem find and when it had the MOT a few weeks back the garage checked them too and said they were fine. I was going to try and bleed them myself incase they needed it but not sure if thats an easy thing to do yourself?

Also going to add Idle Control Valve Cleaning to the list with a bit of Carb Cleaner, its only two bolts and the car is a little jumpy when changing gears so hoping this will fix that issue, wondering if the two bolts that hold the ICV on have a certain torque setting or you just to them nice and tight?

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