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  1. My Ford's

  2. Ford Focus 2.0i Ghia Mk1

    From the album My Ford's

    Light Sapphire Blue, Ford mesh top grille, lockwood lower grille. and rear Ford Accessories Spoiler. This was taken afew months before I got the Sea Grey monster!

    © Donald McHarrie © 2010

  3. Ford Focus 2,0TDCi Titanium

    Taken 8th January 2014 near Stranraer
  4. scotsfocus004

    From the album Ford Focus 2,0TDCi Titanium

    © Donald McHarrie © 2014

  5. scotsfocus003

    From the album Ford Focus 2,0TDCi Titanium

    Ford Rubber Mats & Boot Liner Illuminated Gear Shift-leather Allumium Pedal Covers and Handbrake Cover

    © Donald McHarrie © 2014

  6. scotsfocus002

    From the album Ford Focus 2,0TDCi Titanium

    as above

    © Donald McHarrie © 2014

  7. Scotsfocus001

    From the album Ford Focus 2,0TDCi Titanium

    2010 Ford Focus 2,0TDCi Titanium, Metalllic Paint (Sea Grey), Titanium S pack Factory Sunroof Ford Mudflaps Ford Chrome Door Mirror Caps Brightwork around bottom edge of grille Windscreen Washer replace with the MK3 mist style heated.

    © Donald McHarrie © 2014

  8. Front

    bonnie looking car!
  9. Rear

    Nice Fiesta! like these wheels more than I do the ones fitted to the Fiesta ST
  10. New Fiesta, Underpowered?

    I would agree that the Fiesta 1.25 Zetec is underpowered but it certainly is a much better drive than say the Corsa 1.2, 1.4. I was forced to drive a 63 reg some 600miles last week. Stir it and keep the speed up seemed the best policy. It did feel like a bit of a come down from my usual 2.0tdci Focus, just had to plan more and not be so opportunistic with the overtaking. I've yet to drive anything with the 1.0 ecoboost engine.... It still fills me with dread with 3 cylinders.... Fiesta with a 1.6tdci engine sounds better to me. However, by the time this 63reg got handed back to hertz it's willingness to rev seemed to have improved with just over 4k on the clock. I think yours will improve,
  11. Jst008, I hope you get this problem solved soon. Have you complained to directly to Ford about it.... Personally I'd give them the feedback you've got via the Facebook page under Ford UK. All customer care departments need a good old nudge from a post on Facebook! It would be interesting how Volvo deal with this problem, given the climate in Sweden. I think they use this engine in the C30, C70, S40, V40, V50, (Focus platform) S60, S60, V70 (Mondeo platform)... know as the D3... I wonder what the spec is for the filters on them!
  12. Motorway Mpg On Mk1 Focus - 2.0L Petrol

    My Mk1 Focus 2.0i Ghia would give an average of about 38.9mpg, then on a longish run it would creep upto 45mpg. The best figure was 48.6mpg that was the trip over the side of the country to collect the Mk2.5 Focus 2.0tdci Titanium from Jennings Ford, South Sheilds. If anyone knows where Y302MHJ is let me know, I'd like to know where she is and how she's doing?
  13. stooge75, apologies accepted about the caps! :) The fuel debate could rattle on I'm sure, if the stuff you use works for you thats what really matters.... You must like your Mondeo, you won't be here if you didn't - I do like my Ford's, and I like people who like Ford's too!
  14. Stooge 75 there is no need to use capital letters in any situation in any forum. It is deemed to be shouting my friend. SO DON'T at me! As for it coming from the same place yes it does that is correct, in mine and your case I would would reckon that to be Grangemouth. Put it another way it's like full fat and skimmed milk!!! And are you a time served motor mechanic, my father is. Granted he has been retired for the past 15 years. So I reckon he'd know a thing or two about engines and the fuel problems they can have. BP takes the top bit of the storage tank at Grangemouth, and the other brands get the next bit leaving the dregs for the supermarkets. So would you like the dregs from the beer keg to drink? Neither do I, so I reckon my car shouldn't get fuel dregs either! I guess it down to personal choice. Stooge 75 if you think like many others that supermarket and lower brands fuel is fine for you - you use it! I am only voicing my opinion on the subject and possible solution to what seem to be a considerable problem.for the original poster!.. My sister has had two 1.6TDCi Focus's with the engine in question at the start of the is thread one being a '58 plate and the other one a '12 plate. She's a district nursing sister in the lake district, so her car gets used in cold conditions but like her father, and brother she uses BP Ultimate fuel... she hasn't had the problems described at the begining of the this tread. ps. I remember Autocar doing a duel with the powershift version of my car Ford Focus 2.0TDCi Titanium taking it from Calais to Berlin along with a Lamborghini. The Lamborghini arrived only ten minutes ahead of the diesel Focus.... They found the diesel fuel found in Germany to be superior to here, as the Focus managed do another 10mph more than on the stuff found elsewhere! Together with added fuel range as well.
  15. I can only go on my own findings, my annual mileage sits around an average of 15k per year now, the '10 Focus 2.0TDCi MK2.5 is coming up on 32.5k. But I find it performs better, and takes less fuel to brim the tank when using BP Ultimate Diesel. It's predecessor got a diet of BP Ultimate Petrol, '01 Focus 2.0i 16v Ghia it left my hands at 113k nothing other repairs other than normal service items. The one before that a '95 Escort 1.8i 16v Ghia departed at 92k the same no other than normal service items mix of normal BP & BP Ultimate Petrol. The predecessor before that was one of the earliest 1.8i Zetec engines a '92 Escort 1.8i 16v LX left my hands at 341k guess what a diet of normal BP petrol. That must be one of my most reliable cars ever, never used oil. Service accordingly to intervals and belt changes & a water pump its predecessor was the dreaded '92 Escort 1.4i CFi LX mentioned earlier that gave a heap of bother when run on Esso & supermarket petrol. I suspect from the horrors that friends who have a BMW 330d, another one with a VW Golf GT170 have had been using lesser branded diesel fuel or supermarket diesel fuel have been having. The BMW has had to get a new fuel pump and injectors, BMW blame the fuel used. So they have had a hefty garage bill running well into the thousands. As has VW with problems with the injector problems on the Golf. I reckon what they have had to fork out in repairs I rather pay a few pence more for quality fuel.... you may wish to gamble with the cheaper brands or supermarket fuels... I don't!