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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model 1.6L Focus Titanium mk2 facelift
  • Ford Year 2008
  • UK/Ireland Location WestLothian
  • Annual Mileage 10,001 to 15,000
  • Interests Classic Cars
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  1. Fuel gauge showing 3/4 left but range

    Reset it and see if it changes over the next week, even disconnect the battery for 1/2 hour so the ECU has to learn your driving habits.
  2. Fuel gauge showing 3/4 left but range

    Have you just bought it? How far have you driven it since buying it? Have you reset the gauge since you've had it?
  3. Advice Needed

    Depends where you look, eBay has them dirt cheap but don't expect them to be perfect or be a perfect fit, you could try a breakers yard and get a genuine one cheap but might need to paint it, then again you could get one from Eurocarparts for about £115 (and need it painted) or get a genuine painted one from fordpartsuk pre painted the correct colour for about £270!
  4. Radio question

    The radio will switch off after 1 hour if the ignition is switched off. Haven't heard about it switching off sooner if the battery voltage drops though?
  5. MK3.5 Paint code (where?)

    The paint code is BF its the 2nd box up from the bottom
  6. Go to ford etis website and put your registration in and it will tell you what your car has!
  7. Noise when braking

    New pads and disks done yourself, somewhere around £60 for 'decent parts' (depending where you buy them) and if you got a garage to do it, somewhere around £150 + (again the price will vary depending wether it's a main dealer or small local garage) If the spokes on your wheels are large enough take a look through them and see if you can see the brake pads to check how much material is left, failing that remove the wheel to look.
  8. Noise when braking

    Brake pads worn down and metal to metal contact?
  9. water leaking into engine

    You'd need to take the cam cover off to get to the core plug but it doesn't take long to get one out and replace it. A garage should do it easily and I would think well within an hour. (Have replied to your PM Viper2k16.)
  10. security/alarm

    A check on fordetis would tell you if it had an alarm or not!
  11. Display faulty?

    His info in his original post states 2006 focus 2.0TDCI Titanium!
  12. Parcel shelf standard?

    Try a breakers as a last resort, they'll charge somewhere around £20! (Had to get one when our son bought his mk6 facelift)
  13. water leaking into engine

    If it's the core plugs you could do it yourself and save £'s as the core plugs themselves won't cost much.
  14. 58 plate Focus Titanium - no tdci badge?

    It might have fallen off or someone's started to 'de badge' it?
  15. Owners Guide

    Try here :,i.html