[quote name='Deano_2010' date='06 October 2010 - 07:22 AM' timestamp='1286345535' post='100019']
Hello everyone. newbie here..lol
I have had a Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi for 2 years now which is 5 years old. Over the last few months I have noticed a terrible decrease in its performance. I am currently getting around 400 miles for the entire tank (driving the say way as usual) and the car does not seem to be able to move off as quickly as it used to.
Now, I admit, I have yet to service the car since I got it, which i should have done. I brought the car to a local garage who told me it needs serviced, but said it will not fix the problem. he believes that getting around 400 miles per tank shows a problem far greater than a service would fix.
Does anyone here have any ideas what else could be causing this? I know very little about cars and do know want to put the car into a garage without an idea of what may cause this. The last thing I want is to replace parts that are fine.
This is an Irish joke isn't it, I'm right aren't I?
The other guy in this joke I'm betting he's Irish as well? Well he will be it's an Irish joke.
Anyway going out of joke mode for a moment, assuming there are no warning messages on the dash, why don't you be a devil and get it serviced, then see what you get out of a tank full after that.
Ford dealers will do an interim service for £99 and a major service for £139 for all vehicles over three years old. And assuming for the first three years it was serviced by Fords, any Ford dealer will be able to tell you if the Diesel Particulate Filter additive has been topped up, that's assuming your car has a DPF fitted [dealer will be able to tell you] And considering you have not had it serviced for two years I'd splash out for the £139 service.
To be honest I could not be arsed to waste my time going through a list of what it could be, when the owner cannot be bothered to have his vehicle service.
I don't consider the latter sentence to be rude, it is mealy a statement of fact, constructive criticism if you like.
And as to the reference to Irish jokes, given that my Grandparents on my Fathers side are Irish [County Kerry]....................well
By the way welcome to the forum