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Everything posted by Athique

  1. So my car took a knock recently on the passenger side and the lower door hinge has been pushed into the body of the car i.e. the frame of the car has gone inwards under the pressure. I've attached a picture of the drivers side for reference but where the lower hinge sits it's no longer flat like in the picture. The rest of the surrounding frame is fine...just that one area has sort of caved under the pressure of the hinge when it got it. My question is since its the cars frame itself that is dented how much would a repair like that cost? Is it super expensive? Thanks!
  2. Repair question for door hinge area

    Hi Dan, Yeah sure that would be great! What kind of damage did you have? I'm in Beckton, East London. The car isn't drivable like this so I'd have to get it transported anyway so Enfield wouldn't be a problem.
  3. Repair question for door hinge area

    Thanks for the replies! Got a picture of the damages side. Trying to think about how to go about getting this in for repairs at the moment. Can't open the door any further
  4. Ford Focus mk2 hatchback automatic boot

    I'm fairly certain what you are seeing there is stronger compression springs. This is how to do it... http://www.fordwiki.co.uk/index.php?title=Automatic_boot_opening_Mondeo_Mk3
  5. Hi, I was recently involved in a low speed crash and the passenger side door and front wing took damage. I'd like to replace the wing and found this on ebay... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOCUS-MK4-08-11-FRONT-WING-PASSENGERS-SIDE-LEFT-NEARSIDE-/221441671214?fits=Car+Make%3AFord%7CModel%3AFocus&hash=item338ef3c02e:g:928AAOxynwlTdiAY Are these parts suitable to use? Isn't the original wing a metal part and I'm assuming this is some sort of GRP or something. Would this be ok to use as a replacement? thanks!
  6. Thanks! It turns out its steel. Have just received delivery and it seems to be a good quality part at least.
  7. Hi Lenny,

    Quick question....you once purchased this wheel well filler pad for your focus and I was wondering if you had a part number or would be able to tell how you bought it. I can't seem to find them anywhere online. Hoping you can help!




    1. Lenny



      It's a spare wheel insert came as standard on the mk1 Focus RS model, 

      Perhaps contact fordpartsuk.com to purchase as I've no part number mate sorry. 

    2. Athique


      Okay no problem. Thanks...I'll contact them and see what they say.

  8. Custom Sized Number Plate

    Hi! Does anyone know of a place where i can order a custom sized number plate? I need one that is sized 430mm x 312mm. I do not intend to mess with spacing etc so thats fully legal. Would also of course need to have the BS mark and manufacturer and post code. I only ask because I've bought a new set of gloss black grills from my 2010 Facelift Focus (see picture) and it looks like the section reserved for mounting a number plate was for the asian market perhaps Any online avenues greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  9. Custom Sized Number Plate

    Ahh sorry I didn't realise show plates for sale here in the UK were illegal! I just presumed it was ok as long as they were only used at events etc
  10. Custom Sized Number Plate

    Went with ProRegPlates in the end...used their Showplate designer and just added the legal details such as BS Mark at the bottom myself. Can recommend them if you want a totally custom sized number plate like mine which is 430mm x 135mm that you can make online using their designer...delivery was fast too!
  11. PDF Downloads

    Does anyone know when this will be back?!
  12. Hi, Can someone confirm for me what these plugs are for? I know 3 and 4 are for front and rear windscreens. Is 5 for ESP button? And the others? Thanks! This next one is behind the glove compartment. I know 1 is for AUX input but what's 2 for?
  13. Custom Sized Number Plate

    Thanks @salsheikh. I'll fire off a few messages to some of the online sellers! The honeycomb grills look fantastic @wilto...I've seen very few pictures of these fitted to a Zetec S. Can't wait for some daylight to fit them myself! I also got the gloss black fog surrounds too which were seemingly thrown in for free...hopefully they will all set off my white car nicely.
  14. Hi...I've just bought a lovely white 2009 Focus Zetec S. I love everything about the car except the exhaust just sounds monstrous...I mean it's over the top ridiculously loud! Is there any way to go about making this quieter i.e. would an exhaust specialist be able to change it or will I have to opt for a new exhaust altogether. I've attached pictures of the underside to show as best I could how it's put together....it branches off into twin pipes that have twin muffler tips on them. Thanks! Also...everything needs a good clean i know!! :o) Athique
  15. Thanks...I guess I'll just enquire about modifications to this one first!
  16. Hi, I just noticed this wiring on the inside of the rear bumper and the first thing that came to mind was parking sensor wiring...but I certainly don't have anything visible on the outside and I tried to take a picture of the label on the wiring which does seem to suggest some sort of parking distance control as it seems to say 15K868. Can someone identify this? Thanks!
  17. Wiring On The Inside Of Rear Bumper

    Ah well...thought I might have had some sensors I didn't know about. Thanks!
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  21. Hi, So earlier on today one of the hoses carrying coolant split and squirted coolant all over my engine and so I stopped and called the AA and they came out and temporarily fixed the split in the hose. In order to get to that particular area he had to basically take the air box off its mounting points and move it to one side. After the fix i started the engine and problem solved...no more coolant spilling everywhere. However once I started driving a bit I noticed a squealing sound from the front of the car and it seems to get louder the faster I drive or the more revs I give..it's unbearable and really really loud...and I mean on the outside....the whole street can hear it...it's horrible. I figured that maybe he didn't mount it back correctly but along with this I've noticed that the radiator fan (I think that's what it is) stays on pretty much full blast and even when I've stopped the car and the squealing dies down slowly....even when the engine is off the fan is still going and slowly dies down and stops as well within a few minutes. Does anyone know what could be causing this? Could something have been damaged when the coolant spilled all over the engine? I mean there are lots of electeical connectors around. Thanks!
  22. Squealing Sound And Radiator Fan Problems

    Haven't had this fixed yet but just wanted to say I figured out what the squealing noise was! It's water/steam escaping from the gap where the hose has split and a temporary repair has been made. That's why it only happens when the engine has warmed up and stops when the whole thing cools down. Basically when the engine gets up to temperature, the water I'm currently putting in the car until I get it fixed is heating up and boiling off I guess and escaping through the hole. The flapping tape around the hole is causing the change in tone of the noise. Checked it this morning by putting something around the area and trying to clamp it (not easy when its super hot!) and the noise would change or stop depending on how I covered it. Will have it fixed tomorrow and then drained and replaced with proper coolant/antifreeze. Thanks for your help everyone!
  23. Squealing Sound And Radiator Fan Problems

    Had a look around and nothing is jammed up anywhere. Started the engine and watched the pipe and water is clearly leaking out of it. I'm just going to have the pipe fixed and then see what happens after that. Does anyone know what that particular pipe is called or what the part number is? You can see in the picture in one of the previous posts it's the pipe located directly underneath where the coil pack is mounted Help much appreciated!
  24. Squealing Sound And Radiator Fan Problems

    The squealing noise dies down and stops before the fan does. The fan still keeps on going for about another 15-20 seconds or so and slows down in stages before it stops entirely.
  25. Squealing Sound And Radiator Fan Problems

    Thanks. I didn't check the coolant because the AA mechanic topped it all the way up before he left but having just checked it I can see that it has drained away somewhere. I topped it up again and the heating is working now although after a quick 5 minute drive the coolant seems to have leaked out again...guess I'll have to just keep water handy for the moment before i can get it repaired properly. As for the repair, the mechanic said the tape would hold until I could get it repaired but it appears that it's still leaking. Here's a picture of the temporary repair he did.... It was wrapped really tightly but seems to be undoing itself and you can see condensation there as well so looks like there is something coming out. Might be a stupid question but doesn't the belt stop when the engine does? If so then why would the squealing sound continue after the engine has stopped? And if it is the belt then is there a way to get the coolant off the belt? Oh and just thought I'd add a sound clip of the noise. Thanks! VID_20140526_195324_27_0.mp3