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  • Birthday 07/14/1960

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    Ford Focus 1.8tdci Titanium Estate
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  1. Carpysmith

    Roof bars (2005) estate to hatchback

    I had a set on my 2005 Focus Estate which fitted in the channel along roof so could be slid to any position on roof (I think it,s called a "T" track). When I got a 2005 hatchback it had fixed fixing points for roof bars so I think the estate one,s are not compatable with the hatchback! Hope that helps! Regards. Steve (aka carpysmith)
  2. Carpysmith

    Flexi pipe

    Thanks Stefan! reckon thats what I will do, got a place near me that does that sort of stuff!!
  3. Carpysmith

    Flexi pipe

    Thanks for the reply! I thought that repair sections were available, but I dont really have the facilities to take system off the car, garage told me that after taking into account labour costs it probably wouldn,t cost that much more to replace the whole CAT??
  4. Carpysmith

    Flexi pipe

    Hi everyone! Recently had an mot done (and passed) had an advisory for slight blow on exhaust. It is blowing at the flexi pipe on the end of the CAT that joins the rest of the system. I have been told that it comes as part of the CAT, is this correct or is it possible to get just the flexi pipe? Regards Steve (aka carpysmith) 2009 focus 1.8tdci Titanium Estate.
  5. Carpysmith

    h.i.d headlights.

    Cheers for the swift reply!! will have to save the pennies up for some new bulbs then! not cheap I believe? Best place to get them anybody? Regards. Steve.
  6. Carpysmith

    h.i.d headlights.

    Hi all! I am currently running a 2009 Focus 1.8tdci titanium estate. It has hid headlights and to be honest the dipped beam is awful! Do hid lights loose brightness as they get older? or is this something I will just have to live with? Anyone else got the same problem? Main beam is fine by the way, but I believe main beam bulbs are normal halogens? Thoughts anyone? Regards. Steve (aka carpysmith)
  7. Carpysmith

    Club meets??

    Hi everyone! Sorry if this is in the wrong place but I was wondering if there are any club meetings happening (particularly in the Norfolk area) any time this year? I would definitely be interested in attending if there are any localish to me (Kings Lynn)!!! Regards Steve (aka carpysmith) 2009 Focus 1.8tdci Titanium estate (full leather, 18inch alloys, etc etc!!)
  8. Carpysmith

    Silence is golden!

    Hi Damian! The owner told me they don't use "non Genuine" parts but it seems too cheap to be a genuine Ford bearing? Although when I booked the car in at the garage I saw the "ex owner" who I used to do jobs for way back in the days when I was an auto electrician at Lucas, He still has something to do with the business I think! Mates rates maybe?? Regards. Steve (aka carpysmith)
  9. Carpysmith

    Silence is golden!

    Hi all! I put a post up on here a couple of weeks back about my noisy wheel bearing. Finally got car booked in to have it sorted today. It turned out as I suspected that it was the offside front wheel bearing making all the noise! Anyway, I picked the car up after work today and the lack of "growling" from the front wheel is lovely!! The supply and fitting of said bearing was £84 inc vat. I thought that was a really good price?, what do you guys reckon? Regards. Steve (aka carpysmith)
  10. Carpysmith

    Crash, wondering how much for repair or write off

    Hi! Had my car written off recently, according to the assessor anything up to 60% of cars value would be a repair, anything over 60% would be a write off! Regards Steve (aka carpysmith)
  11. Carpysmith

    Wheel bearings

    Cheers Alz! I think on further investigation it is on the front! Don't have special tool to do it either! She is booked in at my friendly local garage to have job done!! Regards Steve (aka carpysmith)
  12. Carpysmith

    Wheel bearings

    Thanks for the input guys! I,m driving to work all this week as it,s my turn! so the plan is to get my colleague to stick his ears out of the window to try and pinpoint what side it is! not too worried about doing the job myself but just wanted to make sure I get the right hub! Regards Stve (aka carpysmith)
  13. Carpysmith

    Wheel bearings

    Hi everyone. I have a 2005 Focus 1.8tdci Ghia hatch with what I think is a noisy wheel bearing! It,s making a droning/whining noise all the time, noise virtually disappears (or at least reduces) when turning left, no difference when turning right. How can I tell which bearing is suspect or is there something else it could be? I have jacked each wheel up one at a time and can feel no play or hear any rumbling when turning wheels but I assume that could be because there is no weight/load on wheel bearings? Thoughts anyone? Regards Steve (aka carpysmith)
  14. Carpysmith

    Norfolk Newbie!

    Small world lol!!
  15. Carpysmith

    Strange noise!

    Thanks Guys! Don,t think it,s anything like that because sometimes I notice it in middle of night when car has been turned off for hours! it,s deffo not a fan running, it,s more like a high pitched whine! Think I must be going nuts lol!!