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ScotsFocus

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About ScotsFocus

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    ScotsFocus
  • Birthday 07/19/1967

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  • First Name Donald

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus 2.0TDCi Titanium
  • Ford Year 2010
  • UK/Ireland Location Wigtownshire
  • Annual Mileage 10,001 to 15,000
  • Interests Classic Cars
    General Automotive
    Motorsport & Racing
    Car Restoration
    Car Modification
    Computers & Electronics

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  • Location Stranraer
  1. 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

  2. scotsfocus004

    From the album Ford Focus 2,0TDCi Titanium

    © Donald McHarrie © 2014

  3. 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

  4. scotsfocus002

    From the album Ford Focus 2,0TDCi Titanium

    as above

    © Donald McHarrie © 2014

  5. 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

  6. 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,
  7. 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!
  8. 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?
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. Personally, I use BP gets used here..... ever since I had an 1992 Escort 1.4i LX it had a diet of Esso or Supermarket fuel. It had problems of power losses, or would rev it head of at junctions. My main Ford dealer turned round and said it was the way the car was driven. After one of these fits on a busy motorway, I managed off. After half an hour, I got it going again. Later on the way home it went from 6/8ths to 2/8ths fuel in the space of 25 miles. So pulled into a BP garage filled it up, it gave a little cough on exit but it hadly used a gallon of fuel for the rest of the 55 miles home. After that I used BP, my father is a qualified motor engineer. On speaking with him, he had found out that it was throttle position sensor that had got clogged up with the other fuels. BP's fuel cleared the muck! In the family we have 3 Focus diesels, they all get a diet of BP Ultimate diesel, the auld yin's Mk1 Estate 1.8TDDi seems to have gotten sweeter and quicker since it passed the 110k mark with average 56.4mpg. So I certainly don't think its a lot of rubbish about which brand of fuel you use. my MK 2.5 2.0TDCi gives about 51.1 average and the sister's 12plate 1.6TDCi gives 69.7 average.... with no problems.... anybody having problems use BP fuel and use nothing but!
  13. All Scottish Members - Let Yourself Be Known

    1. Gazjs - Kirkcaldy (Fife) 2. Dave2912 - Rosyth (Fife) 3. Zippy - Livingston (West Lothian) 4. artscot79-cowdenbeath-(fife) 5. McBean09 - Inverness 6. Bashful - Edinburgh 7. fiesta _zetec-x - Hamilton (Lanarkshire) 8. Danzzza - Berwick upon tweed (Like ON the border) (Technically on english side of border, scottish postcode though :S) 9.C-Max Boy1983 - Edinburgh 10. Iael18 - Balloch (west Dunbartonshire) 11. davedon067 - Dundee (Tayside) 12. DutchasFRP - South Ayrshire 13. DAS - Thurso 14. fords r us - falkirk 15. Raizak - North Ayrshire 16. John21 - ABERDEEN!!! 17. RichardICE - Inverness 18. UK345- Glasgow 19. Nicola88- Aberdeen 20. Ben - Prestwick (South Ayrshire) 21. michael25 - Rutherglen (Lanarkshire) 22. CharlieFarlie - Charlie...( Burntisland Fife.) 23. bruce540150 - brookfield 24. silver53 - paisley 25. Twisted - Livingston (west Lothian) 26. Sapprs - Livingston (west lothian 27. Derek (dw1921) Livingston (west lothian) 28. Jackie - Aberdeen 30. Motocrossmad- bishopton (glasgow, Sat and sunday) Edinburgh (Mon to Friday) 31. D4nz0 (danny)- East Ayrshire 32. arbgarry - South Ayrshire 33. barry2535 (barry) - stoneyburn (west lothian) 34. Andy_1984 - Glasgow 35. Mark-kilsyth(Lanarkshire) 36. Andy B- East Kilbride (Lanarkshire) 37. Cameron1980 Aberdeenshire 38. Jme (jamie) Perth 39. Scotty86 - Newport (Fife) 40. Alb - Musselburgh (E Lothian) 41. singer61 - Viewpark(lanarkshire) 42. pragmatix - Pitlochry 43. Ssssstevo - Livingston 44. ST11 MCC - Edinburgh 45. delboy_11 - Glasgow (Lanarkshire) 46. jordan_macgregor - Focus Zetec 08 - Dunfermline, Fife 47. MarcMK1 - Fiesta Mk1 - Aberdeen 48. Bigdave1786 - coatbridge 49. Peange - Perth 50. Hell_Bunny_sXe - Glasgow 51. ScotsFocus - Stranraer
  14. Mk1 To Mk2.5

    I've driven many Ford's over the years, in my personal life as well as apart of my living (part time delivery driver for Hertz & Avis over the past 20 years) . I had a mint MK1 2001 Focus 2.0i Ghia, it really was a comfortable car., but yet sporty in feel. I now have move onto the Mk2.5 2010 Focus 2.0 TDCi Titanium with Titanium S pack. I feel that the steering on the Mk1 was much more direct than in later cars, and the ride is more sporty in general than later cars ones without sports suspension. No matter what version you they are all miles better to drive than anything VW produces no matter what badge it might wear, be it Audi, Skoda, Seat or VW itself. Personally I wished I had been able to hold onto my Mk 1 & had the Mk 2.5 as well! my Dad still has a Mk 1 Estate, it does NOT feel like a older generation car. What I am trying to say, if your Mk1 is sound every other way than the faulty dash... which I know is a problem with them. Get it sorted and save your money for later. If there is other issues with the MK1, then you cant go wrong with the Mk2/2.5 as a replacement. Certainly in my opinion the Focus is miles better in everyway to a ponderous handling, hard seated ball aching VW!
  15. 2009 Focus Paint Peeling From Outer Sill

    I would contact Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 0845 841 1111. Had some paint issues on my 2001 Focus Ghia I found out if I had took it to these guys earlier the problem would have been resolved sooner rather than listening to the dealer telling me they all rust like that there and that Ford wouldn't do anything about it. Personally I think the dealer can't be bothered with the hassle of warranty work when they come away with statements like that. Ford Customer Relationship Centre will listen, so complain hard enough to make them do something if no joy - then publish the problem together with replies from Ford on the Ford Focus facebook page!! Social Media at its bests!!! :)