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dave1987

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  1. Definitely stand your ground. Autoglass tech told me some insurers (Churchill being one) won’t cover the cost of genuine windscreens because ‘they’re twice the price’ of non genuine parts. To my mind we all pay our insurance premiums, barely ever claim and when the time comes they just need to suck it up and provide proper replacements and not knock offs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Sorry for the delay. The ford screen in my mk4 focus is made my Pilkington. After insisting on genuine glass being fitted autoglass showed up today with a Pilkington screen complete with Ford logo and fitted that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Agree with the above - depends if you want to change 2 at a time or rotate and do the full set. I prefer to rotate them and just do all 4 in one go personally. The rear ones can last a while and I just don’t want old aging tyres left on there for years on end - would rather use the tread by rotating to the front and just swap them all together. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’d just get the convenience check done for the breakdown cover, get an oil & filter change done (using ford parts & fluids etc) separately, reset the oil life % on the dash and wait another year for its 2 year/18k interval. I wouldn’t want to leave it 18k miles without changing the oil in any case Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Agree on the parcel shelf, my 2012 mk3 had the same issue with the plastic lugs falling off. Sun visor I agree is a breakers yard job to sort. Also check the drivers footwell for dampness near the clutch pedal to ensure the coolant hose clip there isn’t bust and leaking. A very common fault on a mk3 focus that will lead Ford to want to change the entire heater matrix at a cost of nearly a grand. I annoyingly had the pleasure of it. Another common fault I even see on later 2017 mk3.5 cars are the door seals falling off at the bottom of the door. You can very easily glue them back on with supe
  6. I posted elsewhere on this but watch out for autoglass trying to fit non genuine glass - they tried fitting an ‘AGC Automotive’ screen to my mk4 focus which I refused and insisted on a genuine part going in. The fitter called the office and a genuine part from ford has been ordered and a new appointment made. Apparently they try to fit ‘OEM equivalent’ glass because it’s half the price of genuine screens. My advice is hold your ground and insist on genuine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I don’t think so. I had this exact issue on my previous 2012 Focus and tried to get Ford to cover the cost because quite frankly they know full well it’s a design fault (the clips next to the clutch pedal) and owners shouldn’t be lumbered with a bill the thick end of a grand for something they created to make the manufacturing process easier. Either way, they flat out refused and it cost be £850 at a Ford dealer to have the work done (Winford Ford, just south of Bristol). It’s a big labour intensive job with front seats, doors and dash all removed. The dealer I quoted there I can recommend tho
  8. Hello, I have a 2018 Kuga Titanium 1.5 Ecoboost 150 manual with 12k on the clock. I’ve noticed an intermittent tapping noise, almost like noisy hydraulic tappets intermittently on start up after the car has been sitting for more than 10-15 minutes. This only lasts a second and then stops and otherwise drives fine. My gut instinct tells me oil isn’t getting to everywhere immediately on start up, hence the tapping noise. The dealer who did a very coursery listen when I had the clutch slip detection recall done suggested it was fuel injectors but I’m not convinced. Anyone any thoughts? Many t
  9. Just to follow up - got my wheels rotated front to back with no issues at all. I think my local dealer just couldn’t be arsed to do it or didn’t have the ramp space available at that time so just fobbed me off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I don’t think so? I eventually had mine rotated front to back anyway and had absolutely no issues at all. I just think my local dealer probably couldn’t be arsed to do it personally. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks all. Think I’ll just give it a go and see what happens, pretty sure I was just being fobbed off by the garage to be honest. Re: the window. I don’t know what they did exactly but I’m told they had the door cards off both front doors, cleaned and lubricated the mechanism and runners, then reset. Don’t just let them say they’ll reset because it doesn’t actually clear the fault! Very annoying because it’ll entail another dealer visit or your car staying there longer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Yeah I’ve seen this come up before but I’ve not suffered the same fault myself. Likely a known issue! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Oh ok - what year is your fiesta / focus? Did they have the newer TPMS fitted? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I’ve got a mk4 titanium x hatchback. I came from a mk3 Focus 1.6 Ecoboost with 150hp down to the 1.0 Ecoboost 125hp, both manual. The 1.0 125 is describe as adequate - it’s by no means fast, but it’ is enough for this size of car and that’s coming from someone that’s dropped quite a few horsepower in an equivalent sized car. MPG is about 42/43 in mixed driving. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Hello. I’ve sold it now, but my 2012 Focus mk3 had this exact problem too. It’s relatively easily albeit a bit fiddly to remove the plastic trim at the bottom of the centre console in the drivers footwell. Push the drivers seat all the way back for access and you should see a screw on the panel (I can’t remember exactly how far along) - undo that first. You then need to gently prise it down and forwards (towards the bonnet) to get it away - there are tabs that face backwards at the back of the panel and up towards the gear lever / handbrake. Next gently (with something plastic, not a metal scr
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