focuscolin

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About focuscolin

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    Settling In Well

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    colin

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    focus 1.8 tdci
  • Ford Year
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Leicestershire
  • Annual Mileage
    30,001 to 35,000
  • Interests
    Classic Cars
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  1. Thank you mate it was the pipe on the inter cooler seems to be another common fault on these cars.
  2. Morning all can I pick your brains My car has developed a fault, when I drive and the turbo starts I get a whooshing sound from the engine also lots of black smoke out the exhaust now when I drive slowly it's fine there's no smoke also I've had the engine malfunction light with the triangle come on three times now the car does not go in to limp home mode or lose any power I've looked under the bonnet and can not find any lose hoses or anything really,the car ticks over fine , I put the car in to self diagnostic mode and no codes came up any ideas thank you Colin....
  3. I would say its the thermostat housing as mine was doing the same ,after being fixed she's running like a dream again.
  4. Hello all does anyone know what the part number is on a fuel filter or what it looks like ? for a 1.8 tdci focus mines a 58 plate also how hard is it to change as mine needs doing thanks Colin.
  5. Try a can of bg244 pro diesel cleaner with a Fresh tank of shell or bp posh diesel made a huge difference to mine hope this helps.
  6. Thanks for the info lads I've just ordered some mtec cosmos bulbs they look good ;-)
  7. If I'm right there should be no play , I had a problem with mine not long ago it turned out to be a split pipe causing a loss of power , I had a quick look on eBay and found a few company's who did a recon replacement turbo for 400 quid.
  8. As we're on bulbs what are the best for a white light I've just put some night breakers plus in mine and there still yellow :-( as I've fitted my drl and led side lights they do look out of place
  9. Right all in at a local garage new starter and thermostat housing kit fitted with 12 months warranty £210 quid , what are ford thinking trying to charge near 800 quid the dirty buggers. I feel sorry for people who don't know much about cars there getting ripped off.
  10. I know I've told them to leave it robbing gits. How hard is it to change the housing and the starter ?
  11. Right service done at ford they have told me the glow plugs are fine but the starter motor is on its way out 400 quid to fix ???? And the thermostat housing needs replacing ? Another 300 quid now I know I've lost a bit of coolant but that sounds a lot .
  12. Right service done at ford they have told me the glow plugs are fine but the starter motor is on its way out 400 quid to fix ???? And the thermostat housing needs replacing ? Another 300 quid now I know I've lost a bit of coolant but that sounds a lot .
  13. Don my cap Lenny the car looks great, fair play to ya it's great seeing all theses mods I'm looking forward to seeing the new alloys and springs.
  14. Good advice with the tray chaps I've ordered 4 new glow plugs picking them up on Friday , I'm kinda looking forward to getting my hands dirty lol I do love to have a tinker.
  15. Does look the part good job fella, I've been thinking about getting one of theses for a while now would look nice with my black painted surround.