Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sunny Melbourne, Victoria
Just some good news, Fritz is up and running again!!! I put him in for a service at Dominelli Ford and got the 15,000km service, got a rattle fixed and then got them to fix my problem. Turned out the driver's side engine mount was stuffed, faulty and something must have set it off, so that explained very well (i'd almost say it's a textbook case) the lumpy idel, vibrating engine, off sounding exhaust and rattling dash!!!!! So that was warranty repaired after 6 months of ownership no worries.
Then I got them to install the latest engine management upgrade to the computer, not that it does much but keeping it up to date can't hurt I guess. Even if it makes an unnoticeable gain, must have been done for a reason!!!
To top it all off, they washed if at the end of the service. So now it's as tight as a drum, rattle free, purring like a kitten and just an absolute dream to drive. Amazing how loose just 13,600km made it feel!!!!!
I am SERIOUSLY recommending Dominelli Ford Service in Sutherland, Sydney. They were really informative, friendly, a pleasure to deal with and performed a no nonsense, top notch service on my car. They rang me 3 times to let me know what was going on (in 2 days!!!) after I called them to find out when it'd be ready and they weren't sure at first. Mind you, I did dump it on them unannounced and not booked in at 7:30am Monday morning before uni then caught the train for 2 days which i usually do anyway. By Tuesday arvo it was done, when they had only started on it Tuesday morning!!! Major service and repairs and all that in just one day. To top it off, only cost $180 which in my mind is pretty worth it considering how at ease I feel knowing that it feels so darn tight, so clean and I know I've been given a quick, friendly service. If you don't go there you're doing yourself and your car an injustice.
2002 Ford Focus Zetec - Machine Silver - 3 door
2 1/4 inch Cat-Back Exhaust, 40mm KW Lowering Springs, K&N Panel Filter, ST170 Indicators, Zetec Floor Mats, Darkest Legal Tint, Genuine 15 Rear Wheel kW FPV Sticker
European Ford Owners Club - Southern Region President