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Old 18-02-2018, 09:48 PM   #11
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I had the petrol version 2.0 in a Ghia estate. Has the speedo been replaced know issue on these even got w watch dog entry on it and ford folded on repair bills around it
I'll guess that the clock change at 30k was something to do with this then, but otherwise I have no proof it's been done.


As for an update, I haven't gotten round to doing too much yet. I swapped out the rear wiper this morning but it's still rubbish so next thing to try is greasing or replacing the spring. I would have done it today but the football was on

I'm fairly certain the starting issue is the starter motor, but it's also getting worse. Took 6 turns to start yesterday morning so that'll be done soonish.

I've also gained a knocking / squeaking from the rear. Not always noticeable but I'm not the only person to have noticed it, so I'm going to look into that, but I may end up just replacing the rear suspension as I can't imagine it being too expensive and it'll hopefully prolong the life of the car.

Other than that it's been solid as a rock. Done almost 1000 miles in the month or so that I've owned it and it's been excellent!
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Old 27-03-2018, 10:48 PM   #12
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I was meant to be sticking this up for sale last weekend as I think I'd like something a little more fun, but the reality is that the percentage of time that a 'fun' car would be used for fun is wildly less than I can justify, compared to how good this focus has been to me.

It's fantastic on fuel (60+mpg on a run) and the boot just swallows stuff like I wouldn't believe.

Therefore I actually need to start spending some money on this to get it all sorted.

I've ordered a new set of numberplates as the ones on there aren't in the best condition, I've also got a brand new starter motor in the boot but I've heard that it's a right pain to change, so that might be left to a mechanic. New battery and auxiliary belt will be ordered when I get paid.

I've also been thinking about replacing the aftermarket head unit to one with bluetooth as the USB input doesn't seem to be working and I hate having the AUX cable laying about. I've been using CDs, but is it wrong that an apprentice at work called CDs 'old school?' I'm only 26 but that doesn't seem right.....
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Nowt wrong with CD's Stevie! Best way to get good quality sound out of the speakers is through a CD
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Old 29-03-2018, 02:22 AM   #14
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CD’s are old tech though, neither my wife’s car nor mine even have a CD player anymore. I will admit, one of mine has a cassette player, but the other has a hard drive. Whatever that is :P
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Nowt wrong with CD's Stevie! Best way to get good quality sound out of the speakers is through a CD
Some of the digitally remastered stuff is incredible. Yep - old school or not, CDs are very very good lol.

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Oh I'm firmly in the pro-CD camp. I enjoy browsing Music Magpie and getting a bunch on the cheap.

Wanted to give the car a good wash this weekend, but almost non stop rain until the middle of next week has put a stop to that
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:56 PM   #17
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New numberplates arrived yesterday. The rear plate was cracking, and while the front one was fine, I don't like the look of plates held on by screws!

The rear plate came off easy enough, and fortunately the sticky residue just peeled off. Front area was washed before the new plate went on.

New vs old



The mess underneath



Cleaned



Onto the front. And while the plate itself is fine, it wasn't drilled correctly and as I said, I prefer the look without screws. It doesn't show up in pictures well, but the plate curves outwards from the holes being drilled too close together.

Before



And after



And then I moved on to the interior. I'd recently had a passenger with, shall we say, questionable hygiene, and unfortunately the smell lingered. Not a pleasant thought, I know (And I have to work with him daily....) But at least it prompted me to get cracking with the filthy interior. I took the mats out, and scrubbed them with Autoglym interior shampoo after a quick hoover and they came out ok. After hoovering the rest of the interior, I used the same product to scrub all the seats. I know that a wet vac will give best results, however it'll do for the time being.

The seats weren't especially dirty to look at, so no pictures, but the upholstery brush was white when I started.....



Before of the interior;





And after;







Again, its not perfect, however its a big improvement over how it was.

After all this, I had some air freshener from last months Wax Pack so I sprayed that directly into the seats, and so far it's doing the trick.



My next job is an oil change, as a recent check showed that the oil is way over the top of the marker, and I know personally how catastrophic that can be, as I blew a load of gaskets on a GPZ500S by running too much oil!
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All Ford's seem to have that foam behind the rear number plates, not sure why, as my 63 focus has it, starting to make big improvements.
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All Ford's seem to have that foam behind the rear number plates, not sure why, as my 63 focus has it, starting to make big improvements.
I think it is to stop the plate rubbing/knocking against the paintwork. Although I have never been convinced by how much movement there would be
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Spent all that time cleaning it to have a mate do this

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