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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model MK2 Focus 1.8 TDCi Ghia (4 door) (05)
  • Ford Year 2005
  • UK/Ireland Location Yorkshire
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
  • Interests General Automotive
    Motorsport & Racing
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  1. Power steering reservoir

    Depending on the system fitted some power steering systems are supposed to last for the "Lifetime" of the vehicle which is why they aren't always referred to in the owners book.  My MK2 1.8 TDCI has a "sealed" PAS system, it can be topped up but not as easily as system that has been designed to be topped up as part of servicing/maintenance etc.
  2. lights out

    Mines a MK2 so the owners book might have a different level of detail regarding identifying what fuse does what.  have you checked the part of the your owners guide that identifies what each fuse does?  This may not help that much because the descriptions tend to be generalised but worth checking if you haven't already.
  3. lights out

    With so many lights out it's surely got to be a fuse, otherwise you would have to be the unluckiest bloke in the world for all those LEDs to fail at the same time!
  4. Canbus Or Not

    Does a 2005 MK2 also have a CANBUS? (Slight thread highjack)
  5. Rear Anti-Roll Bar Links-Focus Mk2

    I recently had to replace mine, the MK2 can be fitted with 2 different lower arms, each arm type uses 1 but not the other type of anti-roll bar link. If you can post a picture of your lower suspension arm we'll be able to advise which links you need. Basically is your lower arm basically has a "kink" in it you need the ones in the 1st picture, if the arm is "straight" you want the 2nd ones.
  6. Mk2 Alternator

    I think in part it dependS what engine you've got, the diesels have larger, more powerful alternators (in general). My Denso alternator started to wear out at 115K miles on my 1.8 TDCI, it was still working however put dipped under load.
  7. Coolant Leaking From Odd Location

    The are loads of knowledgeble & friendly guys on here mate so don't be afraid to shout up.
  8. The Difference A Day Makes!

    Wow....what did you clean that with?
  9. Removing A Mk2 Front Wing

    Cheers mate, you're a star!
  10. Removing A Mk2 Front Wing

    Good idea (using the ebay pics from the replacements to judge bolt locations).
  11. Diesels

    I agree to a point but some modern diesels deliver an excellent balance of economy & performance. I've been driving a diesel ST-2 for the last week & when driven sensibly it's been returning 49 MPG (confirmed at the pumps) but can still deliver performance (with an economy hit) if I decide to drive it like i stole it I accept some diesel engines, especially some of the lower output units are a waste of time considering the hassles involved. On a more depressing note my 7 day test drive is coming to an end tomorrow so this is what I'll feel like tomorrow once the car's been collected!
  12. Removing A Mk2 Front Wing

    Hi all, I've recently stripped back the sills on my car, treated the metal & resprayed (so far good) however on doing this it became obvious that the bottom section of the front RHS wing is 80% rust i.e. the part which the mud flap bolts through & is beyond being saved. I know replacement (pre-sprayed) wings can be purchased which my cause a minor colour mis-match due to UV fade etc, my question is does anyone have any idea how to remove the front wing? The Haines manual doesn't detail this process, I'm confident working on the car & am able to remove the arch liner. The only Youtube vids I could find for this are MK1's which may not have bolts etc in the same place etc.
  13. Mk5 Issues...

    Well I really enjoyed my time with a MK5 Titanium 2.0 TDCI 150ps, incredibly quite & refined compared to a MK4. The lack of wind/road noise was the 1st thing I noticed (then I noticed all the toys!) :D I think I'd probably go for the 180ps model if I was to take the plunge just for the extra torque. Possibly down to the weight of the car I found myself needing to work the gears more than I expected when using 40-50mph A roads i.e. hills etc. I've got a new shape Focus ST-2 TDCI this week, I actually managed to get the brakes smoking today giving the lads at work a "test drive". That's also much more refined than the model it replaces, I know being able to wheel spin a car in 2nd gear is childish but it doesn't make it any less fun!
  14. Mk5 Issues...

    Well this should be interesting, I'm awaiting a 1 week test drive of a 150ps 2.0 TDCI MK5 Titanium & then a TDCI ST-2 Focus. Apparently "my" Mondeo developed a "shudder" whilst it was being driven to me on Thursday, I've driven enough of my employer's MK4's to be able to say that even though I have a Focus currently I loved driving the "old" Mondeo. For a big car the way it corners especially in the wet never ceased to impress me. I had high hopes for the MK5 (it's apparently more refined to drive (less road noise), it looks like a Jaguar & an Aston had a love child (not a bad thing!) & apparently feels a bit more upmarket inside). I was rather hoping Ford had finally started to raise their game in terms of reliability/build quality, I guess I'll find out soon enough!
  15. Focus Mk2 1.8 Or 2.0 Tdci

    Funnily enough I had to replace my intercooler hose last year due to the infamous hairline crack, a £35 silicon part ensured it'll never happen again. The fuel filter change is a bit of a pain in the !Removed! though, not just seating the seal correctly but bleeding it as well.