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    1.6L Focus Titanium mk2 facelift
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  1. It's the culture we now live in and the "I want to be there NOW!" Brigade. The standard of some driving nowadays is shocking. It doesn't matter what the speed limit is you'll always get people saying things like 'if it's a 40mph I drive at 42 PLUS 10% because you are allowed to due to discrepancies in your speedo!' If it's a 40 road it means 40 MAX! I've seen idiots using phones, eating toast, drinking coffee, twiddling with sat nav's, doing make up and reading papers and that's only on a 7 mile drive to work! i had an argument on an A9 forum with a guy complaining he gets annoyed at people driving at an indicated 58mph and overtakes them so he can do 62mph!! His excuse for his frustration and speeding ...."after a 12 hour day of driving, I'm in a hurry to get home for my dinner!" There are some who will never change their attitude or admit their driving is dangerous to themselves and others and like others have said we should all pay more attention behind the wheel.
  2. I've got a 2008 focus (mk2 facelift) and I'm assuming your windscreen will have a similar piece to lock the scuttle against the screen, I'll nip out shortly and look at our sons as he has a fiesta. Update: Having looked at at our sons it looks like your scuttle might need removed and repositioning in its proper place (which is easy to do) but as its under warranty I'd take it back to the garage.
  3. The sides of the scuttle will not be hard against the screen due to rubber inserts at either side of the windscreen but the centre portion of the scuttle (about 90%) should rest against the screen as there is a channel positioned on the windscreen that the scuttle fits into.
  4. Have you had the leads changed? Check their resistance with a meter to check them.
  5. Take it back and get them to fix it, the scuttle should be against the windscreen. You could try pressing the scuttle to see if it will slot itself back against the screen first though.
  6. £100 odd from (genuine part) cheaper from breakers or possibly Eurocarparts. Depends on petrol/diesel and engine size.
  7. Just read a webpage that states the sensor on the 1.8 is apparently on the back of the engine block so I'm assuming the 2nd video will be the correct one?
  8. Service history means nothing nowadays except if you sold it privately it 'might' give someone piece of mind but if you traded a car in with a FSH the garage won't give you any extra but they'll advertise it with a FSH to make it more attractive to a prospective buyer.
  9. Not wanting to sound cheeky but search YouTube for whatever it is you want a link to ...... coolant temperature sensor - engine temperature sensor ? You don't exactly state what you want a link to. Coolant temperature sensor - Cylinder head temperature sensor (2001 focus) -
  10. The garage that sold the car should be able to retrieve the service history. When I bought my focus last year I didn't realise I didn't get the service book so phoned them to be told they'd send me one. Took a few weeks but I received a service book all marked up with dates and mileages but without stamps (they only stamped the services they did on the car) they did however give me a computer print out with mileages/dates and the name of the garage that did the previous services!
  11. Tried changing the resistor? (Commonly called ballast or choke)
  12. When you close (lock) the car you only get the indicator lights flash twice there is NO chirp! If you want to test it works, double lock the car (two presses on the lock symbol on the key unit so your indicators flash twice) then open the bonnet with your key and lift it. (Assuming a 2006 focus has a locking bonnet?) the alarm should sound after a few seconds.
  13. To find errors you really need an ELM cable and one of the free programs. The 'dash trick' might not show errors up and the codes it does show don't match up with the real error codes.
  14. Yep that's the right battery, I bought a yuasa calcium battery for my Focus just a couple of months ago and it's a good battery, had one in my fiesta mk6 as well.
  15. They're 'sealed for life' so can't top them up.