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1979Damian

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About 1979Damian

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model MK2 Focus 1.8 TDCi Ghia (Saloon)
  • Ford Year 2005
  • UK/Ireland Location Yorkshire
  • Annual Mileage 5001 to 10,000

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  1. goodbye

    I recently drove one of these (hire car) in the upper trim spec (diesel), pretty nice drive although I didn't find it as engaging when pushed into corners as a Focus 9not everyone wants a car to drive like they stole it!) The interior surprised me as it was much nicer than I expected & externally certainly looks handsome (especially in white or metallic grey like yours). I also recently drove an Optima & that car is a dog compared to a MK4 Mondy or even god forbid the latest Insignia. It had alouddiesel engine with very little usable torque (think 80's tractor engine), handled anything other than racetrack smooth surfaces like it was on leaf springs & few bits of interior trim which were rather too "bendy" for my liking. I can't get my head around how different the latest Cee'd was by comparison (I'd consider once as my next car when my MK2 Focus finally dies).
  2. Mondeo 2015 X Pack LED Headlights

    I test drove a Vignale for a week (through work) & there was a little bit of a purple haze but not enough that it bothered me. TBH I was quite impressed by how good of a job they did at illuminating things compared to the factory fit Xenons on the previous model. Each to their own I guess, if I doubt have them checked (I assume it still has a warranty) but as beethoven said I think the dealer will say it's a characteristic of those type of Ford lights.
  3. Cabin noise ridiculously loud

    Wind noise on my MK2 saloon for the wing mirror area is bluuddy AWEFUL, especially when it really windy or I'm giving the turbo a run out
  4. 1.8 tdci fuel issue

    I hope it's not the pump, that would be EXPENSIVE!
  5. Tesco diesel

    Morrisons being the exception as they like to use the maximum allowed BIO-Diesel percentage of 7%, everyone else only uses 5% BIO. The more BIOin the dieselthe lower the waxing point in cold weather, although I avoid Morrisons diesel like the plague I've used Tesco diesel fairly often without any issues. I ran the car on Morrisons diesel for the 1st year I owned it & the EGR valve went from slightly coked up to virtually blocked, using the other diesels seemed to significantly reduce how quickly the crap built up again. (A Terraclean & then blanking the EGR valve put a permanent stop to those problems!)
  6. New clutch problems

    I've got a TDCI but I'm sure the MK2 petrols suffer from the screenwash jets leaking into the spark plugs. (I'm sure some petrol owners will be along shortly with more precise info).
  7. Hi, Damian, On my Ford Email alert it is saying you posted a message 1Hour ago saying Ford are now giving a warranty of 5 year and 100k mileage on Powershift in the UK but when I go to the Forum I can't find it posted anywhere. So if it was you I wondered if you could reply again on there.I've been trying to get some info on what Ford are doing about it.Yours Willyjonson

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      1979Damian

      That's strange, I don't remember posting anything although I might possibly have liked a post.

  8. Watchdog Powershift Problems

    LOL
  9. MOT Emissions and EGR blanking 1.8 TDCI

    As above, passed 3 MOT's with a blanking plate in on a Lynx engine.
  10. DMF change. Which make of parts ??

    I personally know 2 mates that have fitted non LUK replacementclutches on MK2 Focus's & 1 LUK clutch/DMF. The longest the non LUK kits lasted was 30K, the LUK kit just passed 60K. With the parts making up a relatively small amount of the cost of replacement due to labour, I personally wouldn't be looking to scrimp on parts.
  11. Dale

    I've got the same engine on a MK2 Focus & the short black 90 degree pipe to the left of the EGR valve has a habit of fracturing. I replacement mine with a silicone hose & 3 years on it's still going strong. If you get someone to rev the engine to about 2500 rpm to spool up the turbo, have a listen in the engine bay & use your fingers to run around the undersides of the pipes. Even if the split is tiny you'll feel a bit of airbeing blown onto your hand/fingers (assuming the issue is a split hose). Turbo's on the 1.8 TDCI don't have a reputation for blowing up, although like any turbo a decent supply of reasonablyclean oil is vital to maximising it's lifespan. So if the last owner has only done an oil change every 3 years, that won't have done the turbo anygood.
  12. EGR Blanking plate problems.

    It's unusualfor an EGR blanking plate (if fitted correctly) to trigger a warning light on the Lynxengine. I did mine approx 2 years ago & no noisy EGR valve or warning lights. I'd check for boost leaks 1st mate.
  13. MK2 Focus Power Steering Failure

    That really does sound like an electrical issue. Have you checked that the earthing points are still attached?
  14. MK2 Focus Gear Gaiter and Surround separation

    The frame/surround is fairly easy to pop out once you have the knack, if it's being replaced then at least you don't have to worry about being too rough with it. I replaced mine with a genuine Ford part (nicer leather than the original & the surround was chrome not Satin silver) I've got some pics in the build thread.