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Russ last won the day on April 23 2017

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  1. Our son had his 15 plate black edition Zetec S mot’d and serviced at Ford 3 weeks ago, which it passed. They gave him an advisory on his exhaust ‘flexi pipe and rear bushes along with a price of £750 ‘if’ he wanted them done so he went along to a local garage I get my MOT done at and let them look at it, they replaced the rear bushes with polly bushes and put a new flexi section in at a cost of £225!
  2. Asking for a friend who has just purchased an EcoSport. Can anyone explain how to remove the rear parcel shelf. (I haven’t seen the car so no idea of the fitting/removal) thanks in advance
  3. If your on Facebook search ford ecoboost nightmare, it’ll make you weep!
  4. The ABS unit IS on the passenger side of the car therefor if it is the abs unit self test then it will only be heard coming from that side.
  5. You sure it isn’t the ABS ‘self test’ your hearing. When you first pull away, at around 12mph you can hear the ABS making a click/clunk type noise. (It can be loud or quiet depending how hard/fast you pull away) It sounds like that’s all your hearing (natural and nothing wrong) as you say it’s only when you first move off after starting the car.
  6. Brembo disks are UV coated. They eventually will rust but not as quick or as bad as other brands. I fitted Brembo pads and disks which were ok but last year a garage fitted “blueprint” disks and pads which appear to have a better ‘bite’ although I would say, create more dust.
  7. Russ


    If I remember right, to get AUX to work you have to connect your phone using the Jack that’s positioned at the top of the glove compartment when you open the door to it.
  8. It’s a gearbox uncoupled/out to replace it. I last replaced a thrust bearing ohhhhh 40 years ago on an old Vauxhall viva but not having actually removed a front wheel drive gearbox I’m not 100% sure of the method of removing it but I’m sure someone with more knowledge will come along.
  9. From the symptoms you describe it sounds like it could be the thrust bearing that’s ‘gone’.( The fact that the noise clears up when you press the peddle in )
  10. Your right in saying if your turning right & the noise increases then it’s normally the passenger side (and vice versa). I had a very slight noise like driving over a rumble strip when turning right yet totally quiet on the straight or turning left. It was really only when STEF123 changed the passenger side hub/bearing that you could definitely hear the roughness.
  11. Won’t that be picked up at the MOT?
  12. 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.
  13. Just bought 5 litres myself (just incase-better to have it and at that price it’s not robbing the bank)
  14. 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
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