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      it has been noted that too many Members are posting messages in the General Chat area instead of the correct Forums. Any messages posted in the General Chat area that are not General Chat will be deleted without warning and offenders may recieve warning points if repeated instances are seen from that Member. There are plenty of different Club areas that encompass 99% of Ford related posts, please select and use the correct one. If anyone is not sure of which area to post something then feel free to P/M myself or other Senior Staff for guidance. The Moderating Staff are having to spend far too much time chasing this problem instead of maintaining the other areas of the forum.


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  1. Ford Focus Mk1 Common Problems Thread

    Is "pinging" "pinking" a common problem on focus mk1 ? if so how do i solve it? will a low octane fuel additive work? or will the ECU need to be checked out (which will put the car off the road for at least a week) be worth doing ? mines a 2003 model is it worth it or do i just live with it?
  2. need a clutch change soon on my focus 2003 50.000 miles (supposedly) getting prices of just under £500 from halfords and an independent garage............. the garage says its labour charges are £75 inc vat per hour how long do you think a clutch and slave cylinder should take to change ive read on these forums its like 2 hours as its easy but had others say 4-5 hours?
  3. seems like i will need a new clutch sooner or later didnt notice it at the time having driven an auto for the past 5 years seems to be biting late ......i guess theres no ajustment on these mk 1 focus is there? its supposedly done 45.000 F.S.H. can anyone recommend an independent chain or independant garages in the south east to do the work and also what am i likely to pay for this? THANKS!! read about someone here saying that its relatively simple to d.i.y has anyone done this?