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So, I've had a ruck with my mechanic Tony (mostly because he would rather be out doing his 'buying on comission for wealthy punters' rather than fixing cars) and have had to look at this Focus today. I've put the front end on stands and spun both front wheels which has shown some runout, more so on the drivers side. What is an acceptable radial runout because one tyre has a section about 9-10 inches that is about 1.5mil low? The last car I had with flat spots, the low spot was a much small area so probably from a skid. This car is ABS so I'm guessing not a skid, maybe its been sitting on flat tyres for a while? I don't know.

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1 hour ago, met said:

So, I've had a ruck with my mechanic Tony (mostly because he would rather be out doing his 'buying on comission for wealthy punters' rather than fixing cars) and have had to look at this Focus today. I've put the front end on stands and spun both front wheels which has shown some runout, more so on the drivers side. What is an acceptable radial runout because one tyre has a section about 9-10 inches that is about 1.5mil low? The last car I had with flat spots, the low spot was a much small area so probably from a skid. This car is ABS so I'm guessing not a skid, maybe its been sitting on flat tyres for a while? I don't know.

swap front to rear , then

test drive ?

 

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bit of good news :lol: the car that was oily underneath, and this model never leaks, was a loose gearbox filler plug :rolleyes: and the clutch that spun when you rested your foot on the pedal, adjusted to perfect :D

 

so much for full service history :rolleyes: by a back street bodger !

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Hi

Does anyone retail vans or commercial vehicles had a van this week that sold within the day and had a pick up 4/5 weeks ago that was the same. Thinking this may be the niche that I need in my area

Thanks

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Been quiet here so have been scrolling through Facebook to see if there are any 'wanted' posts for any of the types of cars we have in stock.

Maybe it's quiet because people are on a tight budget

She was offered a Mercedes A Class - asked what was wrong with it and if it had an MOT! What do people expect for their money these days!

 

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27 minutes ago, andymc1973 said:

and the tax and the insurance?

Probably expects that included too.... Plus delivery and a lifetime warranty

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4 hours ago, andymc1973 said:

and the tax and the insurance?

We all know that wont happen

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Sorry, I know times are hard but I have absolutely no sympathy with the sort of greedy chancing twat who expects a runner for £50. The scrapman will give more, he’ll also collect it and you can guarantee he won’t be back with a warranty claim.

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On 2 November 2017 at 0:51 PM, Stephen said:

Hi

Does anyone retail vans or commercial vehicles had a van this week that sold within the day and had a pick up 4/5 weeks ago that was the same. Thinking this may be the niche that I need in my area

Thanks

We specialise in commercials and are based in Essex. We have been very quiet, what was the van and details? The only things we have had interest on are the bargains

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Pick up was Nissan navara and van was transit had fuel pump done and flew out think was lucky as who bought it needed it for work and guess didn't have much choice

So guess its not as good as I was hoping then in general just hit lucky 

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On 31/10/2017 at 9:30 PM, have a word with the wife said:

swap front to rear , then

test drive ?

 

All four tyres have this problem. I noticed O/S rear bearing had some roughness when spun. The noise is defo from the front O/S? I'm chasing ghosts

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5 hours ago, met said:

All four tyres have this problem. I noticed O/S rear bearing had some roughness when spun. The noise is defo from the front O/S? I'm chasing ghosts

turning left at 30-40 mph and the noise increase its the o/s

turning right at 30-40 mph and the noise increase its the n/s

hth :)

 

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10 hours ago, have a word with the wife said:

turning left at 30-40 mph and the noise increase its the o/s

turning right at 30-40 mph and the noise increase its the n/s

hth :)

 

Noise starts about 25mph fades away into geneal road noise after 30mph ish. 'Loading up' the bearing doesn't really affect the noise, but I'd say O/S is noisier slightly.

Drove it again yesterday, sounds like front O/S, but the only issue I could find is the rear O/S bearing which is picking up a bit when spun. Generally, when driving the back of the car is silent.

Thanks for the help:)

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Hi Met

The Ford Focus has something called a driveshaft support bearing. Its on the OSF dirveshaft and is bolted to the cylinder block. It can be bought aftermarket from most Parts shops. Eurowrongparts keep them in stock.

We see quite a few wrong diagnosed bearings and gearboxes with this fault.

Quite easy to check if you can get the car in the air.

 

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4 hours ago, Stalker said:

Hi Met

The Ford Focus has something called a driveshaft support bearing. Its on the OSF dirveshaft and is bolted to the cylinder block. It can be bought aftermarket from most Parts shops. Eurowrongparts keep them in stock.

We see quite a few wrong diagnosed bearings and gearboxes with this fault.

Quite easy to check if you can get the car in the air.

 

Yes, I know what the support bearing is thanks:) We had the car in the air running already.

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All those crazy price auction purchases are finally finding there way onto the market. There are some real chancers down this way trying to make money on some old shitters

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Took a deposit on an Astra I had since March! Thats it the last of my cars are gone

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1 minute ago, MrC said:

Took a deposit on an Astra I had since March! Thats it the last of my cars are gone

Astras, don't go there....

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16 minutes ago, Arfur Dealy said:

Astras, don't go there....

I have an enormous hate affair with Vauxhalls.

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15 minutes ago, Arfur Dealy said:

Astras, don't go there....

In my neck of the woods they are hugely popular with a 'certain' type of guy (I know I shouldn't stereotype). They have to be three door though. I can't buy them in anywhere near decent nick, they are always worn out, dent on every panel and broken interiors from amateur HiFi installs.

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2 minutes ago, met said:

In my neck of the woods they are hugely popular with a 'certain' type of guy (I know I shouldn't stereotype). They have to be three door though. I can't buy them in anywhere near decent nick, they are always worn out, dent on every panel and broken interiors from amateur HiFi installs.

Mine was a 2008 SXI 3 door in dog dick red 43k miles and clean as a whistle, sold for £2500. Advertised everyday day since March, one viewing back in the summer.

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10 hours ago, MrC said:

Took a deposit on an Astra I had since March! Thats it the last of my cars are gone

Keep following the T5 dream ! I’ve just taken a T4 camper day van as a PX, it’s s smart looking thing. 

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