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Good to see it's there but after having a quick flick through, it is just the generic 2016- Focus service schedule (even when selecting RS version) i cant see anything RS 'specific' for the engine or drivetrain on there, so i suppose it's good that there doesn't seem to be anything too complicated in the servicing side of things, although i guess this will be amended to include certain procedures. :nice:
 

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Good to see it's there but after having a quick flick through, it is just the generic 2016- Focus service schedule (even when selecting RS version) i cant see anything RS 'specific' for the engine or drivetrain on there, so i suppose it's good that there doesn't seem to be anything too complicated in the servicing side of things, although i guess this will be amended to include certain procedures. :nice:
I guess there won't be much difference - using stuff like Castrol EDGE Pro 0w40 rather than whatever is used on the regular cars
 

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With such a high performance engine and a 12,500 mile service interval, I'll certainly be doing an extra oil change between services for my own peace of mind!
 

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Is this really the Service schedule for the RS ? It talks about rear drum brakes ? And various other bits and pieces that I dont think are on the car eg Tyre Sealant / Spare Wheel / Tyre pressure monitoring system. And nothing special for the rear diff / clutches assembly that I could see. It looks like a standard Focus schedule to me.

Interesting that the Cambelt is meant to last 125000 miles. Really ?
 

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Is this really the Service schedule for the RS ? It talks about rear drum brakes ? And various other bits and pieces that I dont think are on the car eg Tyre Sealant / Spare Wheel / Tyre pressure monitoring system. And nothing special for the rear diff / clutches assembly that I could see. It looks like a standard Focus schedule to me.

Interesting that the Cambelt is meant to last 125000 miles. Really ?
I think you are right that it is just a standard Focus service schedule. The RS does have tyre pressure monitors though, and a sealant kit, as there is no room for a full size spare because what would have been the space for the spare wheel well is now filled by the rear diff.
 

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Is this really the Service schedule for the RS ? It talks about rear drum brakes ? And various other bits and pieces that I dont think are on the car eg Tyre Sealant / Spare Wheel / Tyre pressure monitoring system. And nothing special for the rear diff / clutches assembly that I could see. It looks like a standard Focus schedule to me.

Interesting that the Cambelt is meant to last 125000 miles. Really ?
It will just be the same statement placed on all car models - it's not going to say check Brembo brakes etc.

The worskhop manual should have any extra detail for any complications from stuff such as the AWD system or the brakes I'd expect
 

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Gareth350, on 28 Oct 2015 - 09:44, said:

It's every 12 months irrespective of mileage Nick. :whistle: :wink:
very true,im interested in how other folk go about it? if you are only doing 1k miles a yr max on a brand new car then is it really worth a fully stamped book warranty wise ?
 

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very true,im interested in how other folk go about it? if you are only doing 1k miles a yr max on a brand new car then is it really worth a fully stamped book warranty wise ?
Personally, i wouldn't touch a car that didn't have a fully stamped book either from a dealer or a specialist, even a car that only does 1k miles a year will need / should have it's oil changed, it still breaks down, so could be even more important. Mine only does less than 2k miles a year but had it's proper service schedule done from day 1 without fail. :yep:
 

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Am genuinely surprised how many of you on here do ultra low miles - I do about 5/6k a year in one car and the rest of the big mileage goes on the diesel company car
 

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Gareth350, on 28 Oct 2015 - 19:44, said:

Personally, i wouldn't touch a car that didn't have a fully stamped book either from a dealer or a specialist, even a car that only does 1k miles a year will need / should have it's oil changed, it still breaks down, so could be even more important. Mine only does less than 2k miles a year but had it's proper service schedule done from day 1 without fail. :yep:
im not on about that gareth,i always service my cars myself purely because i trust nobody to work on them but im referring to having it serviced/stamped for the warranty side of things,ive never had a brand new one before so i may have to change my plans and find someone trustworthy :facepalm: :laughing:

Am genuinely surprised how many of you on here do ultra low miles - I do about 5/6k a year in one car and the rest of the big mileage goes on the diesel company car
i did around 500/600 miles per yr in my es cos and used my mk2 rs for daily driver duty :nice:
 

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im not on about that gareth,i always service my cars myself purely because i trust nobody to work on them but im referring to having it serviced/stamped for the warranty side of things,ive never had a brand new one before so i may have to change my plans and find someone trustworthy :facepalm: :laughing:
Ah, i see what you mean Nick, it's a tricky one then, i suppose if you were to keep the car 20 years then it wouldn't be so important, if selling after 4,5,6 years, then i guess it would put prospective buyers off.

I'd say, maybe the 1st 3 services (whilst in warranty period) would be wise to have done at a dealer / specialist at least, if anything did go wrong, it wouldn't take much of an excuse for Ford to reject a warranty claim because of 'incorrect' (even if done correctly by yourself) servicing.
 

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The only place mine is going is Ford, I would like to use a specialist but if anything did go wrong I would want no doubt that it would be fixed under warranty, lets face it anything that goes wrong with the AWD system is not going to be cheap to fix, and if they can get out of it they will.
 
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