sonic113

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    Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Mk2.5
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    2009
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  1. Yeah the rubber cover had come loose so I regreased and replaced cover. Also smeared a little grease in that pin as well. Like you say at least it will help it from sticking in hub next time I have to take it off. All is going well. Thanks
  2. Ok the steering was getting a little stiff in the MK2 so I discovered the issue was the track rod end ball joints, I put a little grease on the slider shaft then pipes.t back in the hub and tightened the nut up to right torque it has made a world of difference, steering is so easy now. My question is is a little greater in that part of the trackrod end ok? We are not talking a heap just a smear ? My way in thinking is that the but is tight so it cannot come loose. What's your thoughts?
  3. Update, clutch all fitted and fluids all in. So far no leaks so I must if did something correct lol! Car driving great , New clutch feels so light compared to old one, but maybe over time with a few 100 miles of driving it will change a little or I just need to get use to it. The old one was so heavy feeling and at the end it was wrecked lol!
  4. Thanks, hopefully get it sorted after work later .
  5. Yeah it is 2.3, I got more this morning so will it later. I know I should of measured how much I took out ,will make note for next time lol!. Do I just keep her level and fill untill it starts flowing out the fill plug?
  6. Ok little update I got all built back up tonight but it got late so I didn't get all finished. Just have to give it another bleed possibly and top up gearbox oil. Now saying that how much oil does the focus hold in the gear box? I made sure she was sitting level and I put 1 litre in of gearbox oil tonight but it seems like she will hold more as it's not flowing out of the refill hole yet, so plan to get another bottle in the morning.
  7. Thanks Ian, box is out at moment , just on a dinner break then will fit clutch and start the rebuild. Will update post later on progress .
  8. Ian your a life saver mate, Yes mine is the 1.6 petrol so I was thinking its the ib5 and so I wont need this then? according to the Haynes manual the petrol 1.4,1.6, & 1.8 are fitted with the IB5 and the 2.0 is fitted with the MTX 75. Looking at the clutch chapter in the Haynes manual its just says to apply a bed of sealant to the slave cylinder. is doesn't state which exact box? But on the Valeo link its states: so maybe it is just for the MTX75. Strange that it does not specify in the Haynes manual if the IB5 needs this. anyone with access to etis could you check this out for me to see if it states anything different? I think to be safe I will just pop some instant gasket around it, it can only help I suppose. Thanks
  9. Not sure, the local factors never heard of the 518 stuff and told me that they never heard tell of anyone using anything to seal around the CSC on a clutch change. It mentions it in the haynes manual so I might try instant gasket stuff that's suited to oil instead of water and see how that goes.
  10. Ok planning on putting the new clutch kit in tomorrow and looking at the manual it's saying that I need ford sealer wsk-M2G348-A5. I don't have this and will have to get some, has anyone used this or an alternative. On the Valeo site it states this: Ford produce and sell an anaerobic sealer, this can be supplied from Ford with part number WSK-M2G348-A5 (superseded from ESK-M4G269-A) or equivalent Loctite 518. https://www.valeoservice.com/en-com/techassist/technical-bulletin/anaerobic-sealer-required-when-replacing-concentric-slave-cylinder-810031 Any advice welcome. Thanks
  11. Have MOT on Tue on the wifes Cmax ( 2009 petrol 1.6). On Friday had a little look and the P/S tyre was well worn. D/S was worn but not as bad both will need replaced. The P/S ball joint was wrecked so I replaced the whole arm as one piece as well as a broken spring (I put two new springs in front as a set on both P/S and D/S) Got all sorted this morning and took for test drive but the car is seriously pulling to the left. when I drive and brake its braking straight (not pulling under braking force) but on a even road its pulling left. I'm thinking its just wheel alignment in which I will get done tomorrow when I fit new tyres? Thanks
  12. Thanks for the reply fellas, I have three cars in bits here all different jobs to be done before tonight's out so I'm going between them. Long story lol!. I actually forgot I took pics before i dismantled for this exact reason. It's one of them days lol!
  13. So I ok picked up new springs, bearings and mounts for the front. I pulled both part as and realised when I went to put all back together I forget what way they line up on the strut. Anyone any tips on this? The bearing has one tab and the top mount as two taps if it helps.
  14. Really good information. So they should be fine for the time being anyways. Thanks
  15. I would of thought with the cmax having the standard springs it would of make the ride more comfortable. Will know more when I fit them.