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biff55 last won the day on August 18 2017

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  1. beans or car lifes full of tough choices , its good preparation for the real world ...... lol.
  2. i'm gonna take a wild guess , based on your average students approach to vehical maintenance , and venture that the brake fluid was last changed..... er well never. - which will explain his squidgy brake feel the Op needs to pony up some off his student loan and pay for at least new pads and a brake fluid flush before he rear ends someone. the fact that your MOT warned you 6 months ago that your brakes are junk firmly puts all legal & moral olbligations squarely at your door so stop messing about. ;-D
  3. i once had a droning noise in my car too. it went away when i told her to get out and catch a bus...... boom boom tsk . i'll get my coat 😉 merry xmas
  4. biff55

    H7 adapters

    the white clips shown above were exactly the same as the ones i used to secure standard hid kit bulbs in place before i sold out to become a law abiding citizen. they are needed because of the wiring loom that comes out the back of hid / led bulbs which prevents you from using the spring clip that holds standard halogen bulbs in place. ive never seen the adaptors at the top of the page before though , cant work out how you'd use them tbh
  5. how & where is the voltage being measured , and with what equipment ? you'd be surprised in the variation / accuracy in readings....... 😉
  6. look on ebay for a volvo v50 1.6 rocker cover - it fits the focus petrol engines as they were developed by both companies., though ford in their wisdom , i mean penny pinching stupidity , decided not to fit one while volvo did it will seal the top of the engine and keep plugs dry even with a leaky washer nozzle pop the bonnet & look at your top cam cover - you should see 4 threaded inserts for where it bolts in place........
  7. well injector / fuel system cleaner isnt going to remove gunk from an inlet manifold , thats not what its designed for so i dont see your point ?
  8. If the car has been run on cheaper fuels for a few years then its inevitable that carbon deposits are going the build up in the fuel system. in this case a dose of injector cleaner will certainly help the engine run a bit more smoother & efficient - it certainly wont do any harm to try and it doesnt cost much - just be realistic about the modest improvments you can expect. i will say though that redex is quite a weak detergent , there are much more powerful & effective products available , i have used wynns gold formula a couple of times ( around £15 a bottle ) and have been very satisfied with the results :-) My experiences are for use with petrol engines , i couldnt comment on their effectiveness or potential problems when used with diesels
  9. biff55


    i cant believe the OP actually rang the police just for a scuffed bumper lol. obviously he was expecting crime scene investigation and a county wide manhunt ... 😉
  10. hitch hikers guide ? 😉
  11. Considering the number of problem threads regarding these issues i think Ford really needs to go back to the drawing board for the coolant system design of some of these ecoboost engines , they seem woefully unreliable and prone to failure in one way or another.
  12. the best advice is simply find a decent local independent garage that has good feedback from customers - you can get that from a simple google search that comes with reviews - and put aside your apprehensions in using the services of a professional mechanic. i use a small mot garage a mile from home and hes as good as gold whereas the dealership right across the road are incompetent crooks i've also used halfords auto centre a few times and theyve been great also. just dont trash your engine attempting , by your own admission , something you may not have the skills for.
  13. the air box shown in the photo has a flat panel filter surely ? the drum filter has a completely different shaped air box meaning that cormskie bought the correct item
  14. £700 to fix a broken bonnet catch ? lol , dont you just love ford dealerships.
  15. its not quite as simple as that. a bigger turbo may need , uprated intercooler , increased fuelling from engine management , replacement manifold etc etc..... none of it cheap