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About 1979Damian

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  • Birthday 12/12/1979

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    MK2 Focus 1.8 TDCi Ghia (Saloon)
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    10,001 to 15,000
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  1. Used a piggy back fuse to run from the 20 amp cig lighter (always on) up through the centre console to the head unit, now everything works again. When pushing the unit back the unit kept flicking on and off but was fine once back in place, I suspect that there is at least 1 broken wire in the loom but it is somewhere in the section that is is hidden so I'll live with it!
  2. I agree with Iantt, that looks exactly like bits of the DMF. When you press the clutch pedal in can you feel a vibration of a 'tapping' through the clutch pedal? (or is it still an non-starter?)
  3. Everything works as it should apart from the 2 positive feeds in the loom behind the head unit. Will check the external box tomorrow. Cheers
  4. Hi all, After the car went smoothly through it's MOT (after it had a front wheel bearing replaced, that I knew needed doing) I though I was good to go. This morning the car had other ideas, the car drives fine but there is no power to the aftermarket Sony head unit that has been fitted for around 3 years. I've tested the various sections of wiring from the head unit back to the car side of the quad lock and the wiring is good (I used the front courtesy light wiring to to power my 'tests'). I also put connecting blocks on the wiring before the quadlock and this also worked perfectly so we can rule out the quadlock itself as being the culprit. The issue seems to be that there's no power being supplied to either the permanent live or the 'switched' supply (at least in terms of the loom that is for the head unit). I've checked all the fuses in the footwell GEM and all look good. Does anyone have any bright ideas? (the GEM is dry, no signs of water ingress etc). If I can't find the culprit and fix it I'll have to look at tapping into a different feed but it'll need to be permanently on rather than switched. When I carbon wrapped a few bits previously I'm sure I found a spare loom on the passenger side (I assumed it was for electric seats, if so does anyone know if the feed for the electric seats in permanent live or if not what other options I have in terms of tapping into a permanent live?). Does anyone know if the 'cig lighter' in permanent live? Thanks in advance for any bright suggestions.
  5. It's typically the same type of people that de-ice a 1ft by 1ft square in the windscreen and set off driving with all the other windows still frozen up and 4" of snow on the roof!
  6. Don't look inside, I looked inside mine pre-Terraclean and nearly had a heart attack! It was approximately 40% restricted (it didn't help with the wife putting ***** Morrisons crappy 7% bio-diesel in it)
  7. Yup, mine has been blanked for a couple of years now with no issues. Only took the blank off temporarily for a Terraclean and never looked back! (130K miles and still original turbo, injectors, high pressure pump, clutch and DMF....hope I'm not tempting fate, lol)
  8. Unfortunately on this engine (I've got one) the EGR is part of the manifold and the sadistic T**T at Ford that designed it clearly designed it to make it far more work than it should be to remove!
  9. lol
  10. The external ones are a pig to remove without snapping any of the 3 lugs that hold it in place, it also has factory applied adhesive to make sure it doesn't go anywhere. I'd say if you're going to remove them, be prepared to potentially have to replace them.
  11. Turning off the rear heated windows won't defrost the front any quicker, the alternator can easily provide the full power both need at the same time. The only way it would be quicker would be if the alternator didn't have the capacity to fully power both at the same time (which isn't the case).
  12. I fitted 3 and now I need sunglasses!
  13. My MK2 1.8 TDCI had a similar issue and it was due to the glow plugs being 9 years old and rather dead. However I don't think I had the excessive oil consumption.
  14. I've got the same engine in my MK2 saloon and my local garage described the engine as 'bulletproof'. The cast iron block makes it a heaver than some similar sized engines but on the upside the block is less likely to be weakened due to high temps than if it was made of relatively 'soft' aluminium. Mines on an 05 plate and just done 130K, still on the original clutch, DMF, turbo and injectors. As with any car, just make sure you service it every year (don't forget to include the fuel filter as Ford diesels really do NOT like a clogged/really dirty filter). Enjoy
  15. I had my MK2 saloon 1.8 TDCI Terracleaned a couple of years ago at approx 100K miles and it made the world of difference. Much livelier pick up at low revs, no more soot storm out of the exhaust when booting it and a much happier runner on cold mornings (previously the engine was a bit sluggish until warmed up).