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About 1979Damian

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    MK2 Focus 1.8 TDCi Ghia (Saloon)
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  1. Ford Focus Zetec MK3 Upgrades - Bodykit Alloys Remap

    You should take a look at PistonHeads, the amount of brown stuff that people chat on there each day is ridiculous.
  2. Show Us Your Mk3.5!

    You don't want to know
  3. Phil's Build Thread

    Too late
  4. Ford Focus Zetec MK3 Upgrades - Bodykit Alloys Remap

    I'm not sure I'd want much more torque than standard running through the 5 speed box.
  5. Phil's Build Thread

    Must have been a bit cold
  6. Correct oil for MK2.5 1.6 TDCi (DV6) engine

    My father in law was always impressed with my MK2 saloon from the day I got it (handling and the quickclear windscreen) even though he has driven BMW's for the last 15 years. I got him over the Ford in the end
  7. Correct oil for MK2.5 1.6 TDCi (DV6) engine

    Problem with RWD in the UK is when we get a proper winter you need a 2nd car for getting to work i.e. a FWD vehicle. The Focus ST (MK2 and MK3) are great for lift off oversteer
  8. Correct oil for MK2.5 1.6 TDCi (DV6) engine

    The bad news for Ford is their patent for the QuickClear windscreen has expired so other car manufacturers could make an exact copy now and there wouldn't be anything Ford could do about it. They still have DAMN GOOD chassis engineers though!
  9. Correct oil for MK2.5 1.6 TDCi (DV6) engine

    It's a shame really because most Ford models are great to drive, look good and most parts aren't too expensive. But they make odd decisions like the fuel filter choice and not doing recalls when they should do to save $$$$$$. If Hyundai/Kia ever manage to produce cars that are a good to drive as a Fiesta/Focus I'd say they'll be in trouble. Then you'd have similar cars to drive but one has a warranty that is more than double the other. (Warranty length isn't the only important thing obviously but it sure would reduce the chances of any unexpected big bills).
  10. Correct oil for MK2.5 1.6 TDCi (DV6) engine

    I noticed! A top quality fuel filter for my 1.8 TDCi is just a few quid, the cost of the filter for the DV6 was a bit of shock to me. (It'll be a bigger shock to the father in Regarding what main dealers might use, Ford has a history of not giving a crap when design elements of the vehicles are below par. I can just picture the conversation with Ford "customer services" when a customer who is still within warranty calls about a blocked DPF. "Sorry sir, it's a consumable so it's not covered under warranty. Sorry sir, it must be your driving style" They had loads of issues with the clutches leaking fluid onto the clutch plate on MK3's, never recalled them and just played dumb when people had problems. "No sir, no-one has EVER contacted us about this issue, there is definitely not a design fault/common issue, it's not covered under warranty so that'll be £1000 thanks". Don't get me wrong, I love driving Ford cars but Ford UK's approach to customer service is appalling (the filter won't let me put what I really think) although I'm not sure any of the other manufacturers are any better when it comes down to it! (RANT
  11. Correct oil for MK2.5 1.6 TDCi (DV6) engine

    It's what I'm going to recommend to the father in law, all the other car companies that run this PUG engine now recommend low ash oil and I can't see how it will cause any harm. It's not like Ford have made major changes to the engine from the HDi variant. other than changing a few metal bits for plastic parts (making it more crappy/less durable....but cheaper to manufacture) the engine is the same as the HDi unit fitted by Peugeot/Citroen etc.
  12. Correct oil for MK2.5 1.6 TDCi (DV6) engine

    @isetta is the DV6 engine on the Fiesta the DPF version because I under the impression that the 90 BHP variant didn't have a DPF? @andypspThat's standard 5w30 A5 grade oil, not low ash. I'm currently leaning towards "Total Quartz Ineo ECS 5W30 " as it's C2 rated for ash and is designed AND recommended by PUG for Citroen/PUG engines. On a vaguely related note I still find it strange that all the other companies that used the DV6 engine with DPF spec a low ash oil but not Ford?
  13. Hi all, As discussed on my recent other thread, my father in law has bought a late model MK2.5 1.6TDCi and as I'm (apparently) his "Ford Guru" it's down to me to source the service items (he's mechanically competent and happy to do the service himself). My Focus doesn't have a dpf so I've not had to worry about it, however his engine has a cDPF and it's the standard DV6 variant of the engine. My question (finally) is that I know Ford have specs for appropriate oil (FORD WSS-M2C-913-B, FORD WSS-M2C-913-C, FORD WSS-M2C-913-D etc) but the oils officially recommended by Ford don't have a C rating i.e. C1-C4 for "low ash content" and this seems vital to protect a DPF. It appears that although it's a PUG engine and PUG specify low ash oil Ford don't?!? Could the guys who have have been running this engine over the last few years confirm specifically what oil they use? Cheers
  14. Clogged Up Mist Washer Jets?

    *** deleted as I didn't read the date stamps for the thread! ***
  15. DV6 engine query

    Thanks for the advice guys. I think he's going to go ahead with the purchase despite my reservations Nice looking car though and it looks like it has been looked after.