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Albert27 last won the day on March 6 2017

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    Mk 2.5 Focus 1.6 tdci & Mk 3 1.6 tdci
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  1. Make sure you come back and update us...some of us are hanging on this story by a thread (get it?) 😄 Terrible joke.......
  2. Agree with Tom. Get it away from Arnold Clark (don't they have a terrible reputation?) and to a reputable independent garage.
  3. Let us know how you get on; hopefully not by posting a new thread entitled "Help, my car's stuck on the drive" 😄 Good luck!
  4. I got the garage to do mine on @TomsFocus sound advice. The bolts on the rear are rusty and prone to snap. I guess it depends how keen (and competent) you are! 😄 If it goes wrong though you're rather stuck! The garage did mention they had to use a press and I think they said they removed the trailing arm.
  5. Can you do us a video of the noise on start up (not while driving obviously!!)?
  6. Any sign of oil in the coolant reservoir? Take the oil cap off - is there any white/milky residue there? When I first saw your post my first though was head gasket but I'm not a mechanic just a keen DIY'er!
  7. You're welcome 🙂 thanks for updating the thread!
  8. I've never seen the point of personalised plates, I think they're tacky but each to their own. I bought a new motorcycle 12 years ago (2008, scary it was that long ago lol) and I had BU08 and a choice of 3 options for the last three letters. It just so happened that one of the options the dealer had was a short for my surname so for two years I had a free personalised plate 😂 The only slightly embarrassing bit was the 'BU08' could be read as Boob followed by my surname. The moral of the story is if you're going to get a personalised plate do it properly not a botch cheapskate version like mine 😄
  9. Probably because a belt is cheaper. Cost saving I reckon at customer's expense!
  10. That made me chuckle....! Don't know much about the ecoboost but someone will be along shortly who does........ Hope you get sorted 🙂
  11. Spot on! Like you I've taken it on and off so many times it just rolls off the tongue 😄
  12. Peter, do you have a diagram at all of the 1.8tdci belt set up? I find it all a little confusing but would be good to know for future reference.
  13. Is there a chain somewhere on these or a second belt (not the drive belt). I get confused with the different set ups. One for @Tdci-Peter I think.......
  14. My mk3 focus (2014),. tells me when a dipped bulb fails if that's any help so I would presume a 2019 model would do the same 🙂
  15. I was watching a video recently on youtube (bodgit and leggit) comparing some timing belts, one with high mileage was in pretty good shape but another with relatively low mileage but older in age was showing cracks. Just goes to show that regardless of which criteria your belt meets first, getting it changed is important. Yep replace the lot and the drive belt if that's not been done. Can't recommend garages but you'll be paying a premium at Ford so worth shopping round to find a decent independent. 🙂