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About kingsblue

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    Focus 1.6
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    5001 to 10,000
  1. The pads with the three protruding metal clips clip into the piston.
  2. Looks a nice car, are you sure you've ordered the right sat nav card? I thought the latest one for the sony non touch screen was the V6, just noticed you've bought a different car with a touch screen so ignore that.
  3. In that case 29-32mpg sounds about right then.
  4. I find the 1.4 engine quite adequate in the Fiesta, The 60 plate Zetec I've just bought has the stereo with an extra row of buttons, usb & bluetooth fitted, I don't think the earlier ones had the usb, the bluetooth was an optional extra when new, 70 mph at 3000 rpm sounds about the same in the Mk7, I'd say you'd need at least £4000 upwards for a tidy non cat c or d 1.4 Fiesta.
  5. Did it have a new fuel filter when it was serviced? If so there may be an airlock, although that doesn't explain why is was running fine when you collected it!
  6. The link posted for the shell oil being M2C913-B above should be ok, although the newer Ford spec is M2C913-C which is fully synthectic rather than semi, you can get the genuine Ford formula F for £19 from ebay Or Opieoils sells some different brands of M2C913-C spec
  7. I used to have a 2011 MK2.5 Focus, with bluetooth, when locked I noticed the mileage display would stay lit all the time rather than the usual 20 minutes shutdown, within 2 days my battery was flat, after reading on post on here by JW1982, the most common cause of the mileage not shutting down & draining the battery is either the bluetooth module or the car stereo, I disconnected the bluetooth module which is behind the glovebox on the MK2.5 Focus, charged my battery up & never had a problem after, I'm not sure if your's is the same fault, If I was you I'd try disconnecting the bluetooth module although I don't know where it's located on the Fiesta.
  8. Very nice Escort there, with the good old pinto engine as well, running on twin 45's? with regards to your question, try posting on the retrorides forum, someone on there may know the answer.
  9. I'm guessing petrol, the 1.4's seem to have an oil cooler, the last one I changed I used the claw type filter tool, the one with 3 legs and you use a 3/8 drive ratchet.
  10. Being a 1.0, I'd check your Degas hose, although being a 2014 it may have the later hos fitted, 2 litres of coolant is quite a lot, have a read of this thread
  11. Open the glove box, the aux socket should be top left if I remember.
  12. Borg and beck used to be known for their quality especially clutch kits, as Iantt has said they've been bought out now so not sure of their quality,
  13. The 1.8 TDCi is a very good engine on the whole, they don't have a DPF, the main issue with that engine though is the injectors on the 2008 models seem to have problems. Have a read on this thread about it.
  14. That's a bit unlucky, at least the garage are sorting things out, which garage did your dad buy the Focus from?
  15. The 1.6 petrol in the mk2.5 is fine, as others have said it's a basic engine, of all the 100 bhp versions I've had none of the have used a drop of oil, I was averaging 40 m.p.g as well, that's with a light right foot though, theyr'e no rocket ship but I found them perfectly fine, the 2008 titanium you mention with 101k on the clock is probably worth 2.5k ish if its tidy, like you said the cambelt is due though.