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Old 10-09-2008, 11:29 PM   #1
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Ford Focus Mk2 - Position of brake fluid reservoir

On the Focus I own, the brake fluid reservoir is positioned below the overhang of the plastic cover at the rear of the engine bay. There is just enough clearance to remove the reservoir cap, but no way to top it up, other than to use a tube, or squeeze bottle full of brake fluid.

Is this the same on the ST? I have the 1.6 variable valve timing engine.

Has anyone come across the potential top-up/bleeding problem?
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:59 AM   #2
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:31 AM   #3
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yes its the same on the ST. it was the first thing i noticed when i lifted the bonet.

I would guess the scuttle panel is removed or some sort of pump system is used to top it up.....

i'll ask the chaps on the owner forum...
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you can see it here, not hard to unscrew and top up (not that you should need to top up)

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ok the official line from the Focus owners club, is that this is a dealer/garage job.
However you could either remove the wipers and the scuttle panel to do it yourself or..... get one of those funnels with a flexi tube on it.

Not great but if your'e carful it should be quite easy.
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ok the official line from the Focus owners club, is that this is a dealer/garage job.
However you could either remove the wipers and the scuttle panel to do it yourself or..... get one of those funnels with a flexi tube on it.

Not great but if your'e carful it should be quite easy.
Thank you - it is useful to know the 'official line'.

Ford does not provide any online guidance on this issue, so the dealer would just wing it. I shall buy a funnel.
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you can see it here, not hard to unscrew and top up (not that you should need to top up)
The photograph is actually very useful. It also shows it is near impossible to replace the battery on the ST.

The brake fluid does not need topping up. However, one day it will need replacing.
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well when graham goode put my AP's on they didn't remove the scuttle panel, they just used a tube

Ps do you think the battery is hard to come out ?
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ps the scuttle panel is just a bit of plastic held in by a few bolts, it pops off easy and gives access to both battery and fluid reservoir , when we lowered my ST we had it removed in about 2 minsi
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:44 PM   #10
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had my brake fluid changed by ford on the last service, (2nd) cost me 39.99
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