First to guess what this is....

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Re: First to guess what this is....

Post by steve_earwig » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:30 pm

Not if they're made of cast off Ford parts. Put me right off that has.
Welly wrote:Just popped round to check progress and yet another bush has siezed at the other end of the arm so it needs cutting off and we can't get another new bolt until tomorrow.........DAY 3 :shock:
O ffs :roll: I must admit, from what I can see in the pic there is a certain amount of the old red stuff here and there. Once I would have said waxoyl the bugger but apparently it's not all that. What was that other stuff? viewtopic.php?f=18&t=17204&hilit=+waxoyl#p208033

The underside of the yoyo is a damn site worse than that, the only time I undid a bolt under there (looking for the fuel filter - it doesn't have one) the bolt sheared off. It wasn't replaced.
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Re: First to guess what this is....

Post by Welly » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:33 pm

Captain Jack wrote:I thought Vulvas were reliable?
The are, but my car was made under Ford's penny-pinching and they thought it would be nice to throw a load of Focus sussy parts at it and guess what ALL my problems with this car relate too?

I've had new top mount bearings, both front wishbones, and inner track rod, 2 x sets of rear 'stays', a broken spring and now the rear control arm.

To be fair to the rest of the car I've had no electrical faults, no warning lights or anything in 4.5 years so I can kinda live with replacing these parts, I've always said that once you start getting electrical/electronic faults then THAT's when you're in trouble with cars.
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Re: First to guess what this is....

Post by Welly » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:38 pm

Well it's done but I've been 'done' too :frown:

£500.00 :evil: and I got hit for £60.00/hr :shock: (remind me to check beforehand next time).

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2 x coil springs £150.00, 1 x Control Arm £130.00, 2 x 'bolts' £20.00 and £220.00 labour :frown:
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Re: First to guess what this is....

Post by Captain Jack » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:50 pm

Fark! At least it'll be squeak free for a while!
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Re: First to guess what this is....

Post by steve_earwig » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:41 pm

I thought 60 squid an hour was about right over there these days, for a main dealer/franchise anyway. I'd be livid, over here it's about 20 quid but the price of parts is sky high to compensate.

The FoMoCo lower arm is obscenely expensive, I'd have been rummaging around in the parts bin for a bush that fits. Then sell the car...

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