catfish79

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    richard
  • Ford Model
    focus
  • Ford Year
    2014
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Sussex

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  1. Has any one had a MK 1 without rust in these areas? Is there any point in My attacking these areas now as they were advisory or am I wasting My time?
  2. Hi Guys.Trawling eBay for new front discs and pads.Any recommendations? ones to avoid? Thanks
  3. Quick heads up Guys.Had to replace this bulb front headlight passenger side.Most recommend remove headlight.Time consuming and likely followed by MOT alignment failure I would think. Rob your wife’s makeup bag and nick her little mirror to get view of back of light.Bulb clip is like a hinged spring(Think safety pin here) Don’t disturb the hinge but wiggle clip side loose.Refit new bulb ,replace clip.Its fiddly and a pig to see but quicker this way I would think.Good luck!!
  4. Il most likely get a flaming from someone for this but it will be a gutless wonder.Modern driving on fast roads and You will hate it.Girl I know got a manual one an had it a couple months before it had to go.If Your going round Your home town in it fine further afield forget it.
  5. I’m thinking You have a problem with the alternator.
  6. A little update Guys.Found a garage very local with good reviews. They will weld and under seal the fail areas and also take car of the advise area for £250. I didn’t bother to shop around at that price.Its what I anticipated. Also I’m happy with that.Southbound Isetta Yes to get at it for welding the arch liners will have to come out
  7. I’d go back to the garage.Maybe not seated right.Shouldnt be squealing.Pads don’t look like they are having even contact with disc.
  8. Your making sense Tom.I assumed it would be lower what with water being forced at it in the rain
  9. Hmm good point Tom .I guess low points as they are most exposed to moisture.Ive posted the ‘Fail’ paperwork on My first post.
  10. Lol After all these years I’ve just found out the rear seat cushions lift forward and expose the rear seat belt anchor points!!!!
  11. Ahh and that will give access to seat belt anchorage area and suspension area for welding.? If it wasn’t ***** down now I could have a look lol.
  12. Exactly Guys. I don’t think slapping under seal on it will work with the mot tester on this one. On the plus side I’ve fixed the stop light ,and aligned head light so It’s just welding needed now.I guess lots of mechanical work needs doing to get access to the areas that need welding?
  13. Cheers Guys. I guess this is pretty common on older mk1s now? The beginning of the end lol.Shame As mechanically it’s good and drives nice even has a sunroof so would like it for a bit longer. Thanks Guys. What bothers Me about doing a bit of diy welding is that to get it MOTD it will need to be up to a certain standard or it will be a lot of work to have another fail.
  14. Cheers Guys. I guess this is pretty common on older mk1s now? The beginning of the end lol.Shame As mechanically it’s good and drives nice even has a sunroof so would like it for a bit longer.
  15. Hi Guys .Focus Mk 1 just failed mot.Looks like a lot of welding needed.Please can You give Me thoughts on the cost?Will it be even worth doing?Thanks