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Russ

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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. Never seen any information anywhere that stipulates the mpg figures 'should' come within 10mpg, the fact remains that the official figures mean didly squat and should be taken with a pinch of salt.
  2. The mpg figures for vehicles is calculated under lab conditions which you will never ever achieve in the real world and the distances over which the figures are calculated bear no resemblance to any form of driving known to man or beast!  How the 'official' mpg figures are calculated ..... http://www.dft.gov.uk/vca/fcb/the-fuel-consumption-testing-scheme.asp
  3. oil behind clutch pedal

    To be Honest, I'm not sure but last year the mk6 fiesta I had needed the master cylinder done and it cost me £160 at a garage! its 'do-able' yourself.....the cylinder won't be too costly depending where you get it, have a look here for the method http://www.justanswer.com/uk-ford/3cv5o-hi-need-change-clutch-master-cylinder.html#re.v/511/
  4. oil behind clutch pedal

    The master clutch cylinder on the pedal is leaking and needs renewed.
  5. Insurance

    Never a more truer saying than no matter what your car insurance costs, you'll only find out how good it is (or isn't) when you actually go to make a claim!
  6. Where is engine code on MK2 Focus?

    I believe the engine number is etched in to the block next to the gearbox bell housing.
  7. Folding wing mirror?

    Check ford etis, the page will tell you what features your car has. ie folding mirrors etc
  8. mk1 1.8 petrol focus misfire

    Have you used a meter to check the leads? I had the faintest of misfires only felt under acceleration, had it for 18 months, it was only when I actually used a meter to check the leads that I found one of them was 'away'.
  9. Having to replace the front bumper on a fiesta mk6 facelift on our sons car due to some 'Corsa' (sorry for the bad language!) driving limpet cutting lanes and forcing him up onto a roundabout where the bumper dragged on the grass causing damage. The actual bumper seems not too bad but has moved on the drivers side and the passenger side has split at the section hooked behind the wing allowing it to be pulled slightly away from the bodywork. Basically we think the tags/clips on the bumper are damaged and because of this he wants to renew the bumper without paying fords  extortionate prices. Has anyone (or does anyone know of anyone who has) bought or used a bumper from e-bay and how good are they? He's been looking at one of these ones http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FIESTA-MK6-2006-2008-FRONT-BUMPER-INSURANCE-APPROVED-BRAND-NEW-/141891997023?hash=item21096c0d5f:m:mNdN_2YDsFffH5NzP6AK1Sg
  10. Watch out Badgers about!

    Got wild deer where I live roaming freely, saw one run in front of an articulated lorry one morning, the driver didn't even see it!
  11. Hidden diagnostic menu

    I think on the fiesta you press the end of the indicator stalk to toggle through the menu to get back to mpg. The manual will tell you the method.
  12. Personally I'd be making one out of paper mache (using a mates one as a template) and using Velcro to stick it up!
  13. Not the normal mpg question

    Dropped from 39 in the warmer months to 33! (100PS petrol)
  14. Total N00B With Charging The Battery

    Ah winfield, woolworths old brand ;)