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Russ last won the day on April 23 2017

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    1.6L Focus Titanium mk2 facelift
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  1. Russ

    ABS pump for 2008 focus style

    There are places that you can get your abs pump refurbished and sent back to you in about a week, and I’m sure they get coded to your car. Someone will correct me if I’m wrong 👍🏼 A quick google for ABS pump refurbish will bring up various websites that do it .
  2. Russ

    Oil And Sponge In Air Filter Enclosure

    Been in there 18 months so far & photos can be obtained 😉 (used the same in a fiesta mk6 for several years)
  3. Russ

    2015 ecoboost engine advice

    There have been design changes/upgrades between the years. Ford will never admit it but you can draw your own conclusions as to the reason. From 15 plate onwards there ‘appears’ to be less of a problem with the de-gas hose but then again time will tell ! keep your eyes on the coolant reservoir as they’re prone to cracking and loss of coolant due to the heat involved from the engine/turbo. My son has a 1litre black edition 140ps 15plate and so far it’s been good to him. 🤞🏼 assuming you have put your registration/vin into FordEtis to check for any recall?
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    Oil And Sponge In Air Filter Enclosure

    Just buy a sponge from a place like ‘home bargains’ (like a poundshop) and cut a section out to fit, quicker and probably cheaper 👍🏼
  5. Russ

    Lucky escape with engine?

    Keep your eye on the coolant level for the next few days, It’s well known that once the coolant has leaked the damage is done and you only find out a short time later! Do you know if the garage did a pressure test on the engine?
  6. Russ

    Stuck Oil Filler Cap

    If you get the cap off or if/when you buy a new one smear some silicon grease around the seals on the cap and on the internal neck of the water tank and it’ll never seize up again. Don’t ask ford for the grease as it’ll cost an arm and a leg, get some from a shop like maplins for about £5 👍🏼
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    wheel bearing and diffs?

    I know your using your local garage but to give you an idea of Fords pricing against your local garage .....
  8. Russ

    What the heck has happened to my rotors?

    The dark patches on the disks could just be ‘hard patches’ of material in the original castings before the machining of the disks. Cast iron although easy to machine often has hard/tough bits and some places anneal the castings to remove this effect.
  9. Russ

    Rear Boot Trim

    Should’ve removed it and built up the supports that are broken with LOTS of araldyte rapid. That fixes it and it dries within 15 minutes. Did mine a while back on my titanium as I refuse to pay the price Ford ask! A few quid for a pack of araldyte rapid and 30 minutes of your time is better even than that one on e-bay at £105!
  10. Russ

    Mk6 fiesta clutch slipping

    The ‘pre facelift mk6’ or 5th generation 2002-2008 fiesta was referred to as the mk6 in the UK ( )
  11. Russ

    Removing this broken bolt

    Drilling it outs your best bet. As you say start with a small drill progressing to bigger diameters. You ‘may’ need to run a tap down the hole to remove the last remnants of the old bolt. 👍🏼
  12. Russ

    Noise after start up

    I have what can only be described as a ‘rushing’ sound like a kettle boiling after starting the engine on my 1.6 petrol focus. (Non Vct) You hear the pump prime on startup, start the engine then you hear the sound for maybe 2-3 seconds. I’m assuming it’s the system pressurising but it’s only happening the morning after a long run and (at the moment) it doesn’t seem to be causing any other problem. Could this be a sign of a failing petrol pump or air getting in somehow (no signs of leakage anywhere from engine or under the car)
  13. Russ

    Hello from Cockenzie

    Hi & welcome from Livingston, West Lothian (if your in Cockenzie your in East Lothian)
  14. It’s more ‘peace of mind’ than anything rather than ‘is it worth it on a 27k car’ and it’s a chance you take which is up to yourself. I didn’t get mine done on my focus when I had the belt changed, I didn’t get my mk6 fiesta done either when I had the belt done and didn’t get it done on a Vauxhall Cavalier when I had it’s belt done but I did have to change the water later pump as it started leaking.