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 Post subject: focus mk1 1.8
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:21 pm 
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lads. need to know common issues on these bad boys please?

all i know about is in the title.

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 Post subject: Re: focus mk1 1.8
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:37 pm 
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Thinkin of getting one? If it helps iv had my focus 1year now and its been reliable, iv had an exhaust flexi fitted and thats all.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:42 pm 
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im not louis no, for a friend! if i were to get a focus its have to be the st170 ;)

yeah i thought they were pretty solid cars, just wasnt sure on any niggles they have.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:46 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:12 pm 
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Focus' are generally very reliable cars. Not much goes wrong on them to be honest!

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My mate has one, and the work I've done on it include:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:45 pm 
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thanks big g.

cheers Danny, yeah two of my mates have em and they seem solid!

Des, lower arms had gone on this one.

was quite amusing, i know im nowhere near as knowledgable or as good at mechanics as most of you lot on here but i know enough to get by. the guy was a complete con, good job i went with my mate. lower arms had gone, needed to new front tyres, engine block, head, gearbox was coating in oil. massive oil spill underneath which he tried to cover up by saying 'his picasso has an oil leak which he had parked there'... hmm yah ok nobby!

sounded like the calipers were sticking or wharped discs when he rolled it back. puddle of coolant, missing wing mirror glass... apart from that the engine sounded alright lol :)

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major dog! guy was like 'oh, youre mate knows a bit about cars?' lol... obviously realised we had a fair idea to notice the big fuck off puddle of oil. tard. then again, its the risk you take!

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