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About jamboken77

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  • Birthday 07/01/1977

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    Ford Focus 1.8 LX 2001
  1. Clutch Replacement

    Hello all, I have been quoted £316 for a new three piece clutch fitted. Does this sound about right or should I shop around more? Cheers
  2. Air Con

    My air con has been getting less and less cold over the past month, so I thought it would be a simple job of recharging it. I bought a recharge kit from Halfords after reading good reviews and it saves me £30 over going to a garage. I followed the instructions, but it my air con was showing the correct pressure and said it was filled. Any ideas why it might not be as cold if the pressure is showing as correct? Cheers
  3. Cam Belt

    I'm not really up on all the lingo, so what does it mean when they say 'do you want the timing kit with that', is it necessary and should it add a lot more to the price. All confusing and my car is on 100k and I'm sweating on it not destroying my engine.
  4. Cam Belt

    Wow that's good! I've now been quoted £160 from another garage, which almost seems too cheap..... hmmm. Thanks for your reply.
  5. Cam Belt

    Hello, How much should I expect to pay for a new cam belt fitted for a Focus 01 1.8 LX? I've been quoted £269 but this seems excessive. It has 100k miles on it hence the new cam belt. I'm in the Nottingham area so if anyone can recommend somewhere to go to get the work done then that would be great. Cheers
  6. Internal Heater

    Thanks guys! Are there any pictures about to where the resistor goes? Also where will I find the 'shaft' for the fan? Cheers
  7. Internal Heater

    My internal fan after squealing for ages, now only works when it is on setting '4'! Any ideas?
  8. Squealing fan!

    Cheers guys, sounds like it's the internal fan, it sounds like it's just in one of the vents. Really annoying, not sure how to get into the fans?
  9. Squealing fan!

    My internal fan for the heating/air con has started squealing and it's driving me mad!! Does anybody know the likely cause and any solutions please? Cheers
  10. Cigarette lighter

    Don't smoke in your car, disgusting habit and not nice for the next owner...... simple ;-)
  11. 2000 Focus 2.0l Ghia - Coolant leak, but where?

    Nice one, sounds like it's sorted, I'm not very good with my hands, but understand the theory, hence getting the garage to do it ;-). It cost me about £100 with the labour and the £70 part, so not too bad and better than the head gasket blown!!
  12. 2000 Focus 2.0l Ghia - Coolant leak, but where?

    Sounds like the problem then. I got the whole housing and seals replaced, it was pretty rotten! It's not too much damage and better than head gasket problem ;-). Good luck
  13. 2000 Focus 2.0l Ghia - Coolant leak, but where?

    I had a very similar problem, it turned out to be the thermostat housing, so there was no obvious leakage. It seems to be a common fault with the Focus according to the garage and it only cost just over £100 to replace. Be careful though, if you leave it too long, it could move to the head gasket.
  14. 6000CD MW interference ? Bloody annoying !

    Isn't that just a description of MW in general, especially in cars? Every car I've owned has never had a good MW reception :-(
  15. fan running all the time

    Ah a good sign then, probably what the other guys say then.