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  1. Won’t that be picked up at the MOT?
  2. Wouldn’t surprise me if you find the garage never used any exhaust paste when they put the new one on so it’ll take a bit for the exhaust to seal properly. That’s why some exhausts sound ‘raspy’ for a while after they’re fitted.
  3. Just bought 5 litres myself (just incase-better to have it and at that price it’s not robbing the bank)
  4. Russ

    High revs

    Had a look on an RAC site and someone with the same problem said they managed to fix it on their focus by replacing the Crankcase pipe behind the throttle body? (They said it was a bit difficult to see but never said if the pipe was collapsed or split) just a suggestion
  5. £22.30 and free delivery on Amazon just now 👍🏼
  6. Never changed mine on my fiesta mk6 and as far as I’m aware my 2008 focus has never lost any so hasn’t been changed either 😁
  7. You could try moving the pads off the disk by slowly/gently prying them off the disk with a large flat blade screwdriver so the disk runs freely, put the wheel back on (to hold the disk square and tight) then spin the wheel again. After you have retested make sure you depress the brake pedal a few times before driving so you push the pads back into contact with the disk! If the bearings on its way out you’ll hear a roughness/rumble when you rotate the wheel.
  8. Had this a few times and found not pushing the hose fully ‘home’ & depressing the trigger halfway helps. Just watch because if you overfill the tank it tends to run out the breather pipe over your wheel !
  9. Your battery is going flat (as you rightly say) and yes I’ve also heard this is an indicator. Had the same on both my mk6 fiesta and my focus mk2.5. As Jonro above says, use a multimeter to check your battery.
  10. Could possibly be a bearing starting to fail? Few months back I had a noise on turning right and on occasion also had stearing wheel wobble on braking. The fact I had the noise turning right (very faint like driving over rumble strip) and with the weight of the car being thrown left guessed that the left hand wheel bearing was on its way out. Stef123 changed out the wheel hub for me which turned out to be ‘shot’ and only really detectable when he got the hub off. I also saw my disk on that side had strange marking/glazing on it (like yours in your original post) which I’m assuming was caused by the slight wobble caused by the bearing. Have you jacked the front wheels up and spun them by hand to see if there is any noise coming from the bearing?
  11. Had a mate who had similar on a Vauxhall (bad word). It was only when they looked at live data they figured it was the plugs starting to break down. I also had a slight misfire/loss of power on hard acceleration on my last mk6 fiesta which lasted 2 years until I tested the plug leads and found one was a ‘duffer’. (Just an idea check the easy/simple stuff first)
  12. Stops the fuel pumping to lessen the chance of a fire if the lines rupture and as you say stop the engine 👍🏼
  13. (Switch two sensors around) Switch the position of the sensor not making any noise with another then put the car into reverse (ignition on but not started) and listen to the sensors to see if the one originally not making the noise is still silent.
  14. I looked at numbers on the original part (in the photo) and couldn’t figure how to match them up with any I saw on eBay so thought “£12.99 isn’t going to break the bank” so made sure the one I chose had the pins in the same position, just bought it thinking if it didn’t work I’d send it back! If you look at my post here -> you'll find pictures of my sensor and a link to the eBay page I bought mine from.
  15. Just had the same problem on my titanium mk2 facelift before Xmas....... Put the car into reverse gear with the ignition on but obviously NOT with the engine running. Put your ear next to each sensor and you should hear a noise coming from it. (My daughter said it’s reminiscent of a type of taser sound-she pinpointed the duff sensor on mine as I have tinnitus) When you find one that isn’t making the noise, that’s the duff one! I managed to get one off e-bay for £12.99 just before Xmas and it now mine works perfectly 👍🏼 (you’ll need to remove the old sensor to see what it looks like to get the correct replacement-easy to get out from under the bumper) I’ve attached a photo of my old one below