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About Tonis_T

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    Focus 1,6 vct
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    5001 to 10,000

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    Tallinn, Estonia

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  1. Why would you turn it off when it's snowing? I have never switched it off during winter.
  2. Will the wind deflectors solve the irritating problem when driving with rain? Wind will push water droplets from side mirrors to front side window and it will get dirty really fast.
  3. It is a bit bat tbh. I have 2006 1,6ti-vct estate and I am getting about 30-32(8,8..9,2 l/100km) and this is with -12;-5 C and studded winter tires and i do mostly short trips. -Maybe you or previous owners have used aftermarket air filter that needed to be oiled? In that case the Mass Airflow Sensor might be covered with oil/dirt which could influence your MPG. You might need to clean this. Mine was pretty dirty even without ever using aftermarket air filters. However look around how to clean MAF sensor because you could easily ruin it if done improperly. -Other thing that might influence this is PCV valve. it is relatively inexpensive part but will help keep your inlet manifold cleaner. -Maybe you should crunch the numbers by your self. Just get full tank of gas, check the mileage until you fill up again. Maybe results shown by you'r car are not accurate?
  4. Scroll down, there are both versions available. Oval and square. Key words are intel cpu and 2gb memory. Hardware is pretty much the same no matter the brand.
  5. I would not go for that. I am on the look out for Chinese 2din android unit also. This Quad-Core Cortex A9 RK3188 1.6GHz with android 5.1 usually has Bluetooth working so that only one speaker will be used and this 5.1 android version has other problems also (older 4.x android versions worked bit better). China has new version of similar head units out now. Key words to look out are Intel SoFIA CPU-s, and 2 gb memory. According to comments in xda forums is a big step up from this version. Most of the Chinese head units are the same even tho they are sold under different brand names. Here is one example of the never version head units that should fit.
  6. There is also a possibility to get android head unit that has ford fascia. In xda forums people are talking that those new 2GB intel cpu Chinese android units are quite OK (not without their flaws). Good thing would be that something like that looks factory but you have the full android/gps hands free stuff. Switching to oval fascia is easy in case you want the updated look. Here in focus guides section is a guide from local inmate of how to switch from mk2 stereo to mk2,5 stereo. He has needed parts listed there.
  7. I have owned Continental Premium Contac5 and now bought Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance. Have not mounted Goodyears yet but at least many reviews think that their performance is similar. However "some say" ( that Goodeyar will last longer vs Conti. Just looking those new tyres- in my opinion Goodyears have more rubber on them. Thread is bit deeper vs contis imo. Everything else remains to be seen.
  8. Do the wind deflectors "cure" the annoying problem of water flying from mirror to side window and making side window dirty when raining?
  9. I believe that diesels have often aux heater installed from factory. I haven't heard that you could order this for petrols. This is the one I'm talking about:
  10. Yeah, I did forget that they have ford part numbers shown there so some one is able to help here too. I have been helped by their sales department many times and they are really handy and helpful. Plus you do not have to wait when some one replys here but you get the help in real time. However they do not have all parts listed and and they have put up new listings that are matched via VIN code just for me.
  11. They have online help. Contact sales department and they will check the correct part via reg number or VIN. All you get from here is guesses.
  12. Google "tire speed rating" Then you'll see that W is rated up to 168 mph - 270 km/h and V is rated up to 149mph - 240 km/h. Now you have to decide, how fast is you'r focus? I just ordered H rated tire for my focus (130mph - 210 km/h).
  13. Hello, So I have the infamous ticking. Car has done 190 000 kilometers. Timing belt was changed around 155 000 kilometers. Now the problem was that I had one of the cam shaft gears changed during timing belt change. EML was on, loss of power and everything by the book. However they did change only one shaft gear and not both of them. So basically I only need to get only one cam shaft gear. However I would also be changing camshaft seals so both would come off. When everything is off anyhow, would it be wise to change both cam shaft gears or only the one that was not originally changed? I have understood that the newer gears do not give so much problems as the older ones. Timing belt kit that was used by ford dealer was with tensioner and water pump. That means that timing belt , tensioner and water pump has only done 35 000 km (changing again would be 160 000 km or 8 years which ever comes first) Cheap SOB as I am, would this timing belt kit be safe to reuse or is putting the same timing belt back a big no no (I know it is a big no no but it is pretty new)? Aux belts I would re use anyhow. EML is not on, car drives fine. So I am not in a hurry to decide things as of yet. However the ticking has gotten worse and I am predicting that I am not too far away from EML and power loss. I am pretty disappointed that they did not suggest changing both cam shaft gears when everything was opened up anyhow and now I am looking at pretty big bill no matter which way I tackle this. This time I would like to be sure that everything has been done correctly which is why I would do this job myself. I intend to keep this car for some time. Not sure if driving it to ground but few years anyhow (just did clutch and all rear bushings so no point selling it now) All input appreciated.
  14. This might be more complicated than just bigger= better. Read this before messing with brakes
  15. Hi, I'm about to change my engine mounts. 2006 1,6-ti vct with 5 speed manual. says that the right hand top engine mount will be 80Nm nuts to the block and 90Nm bracket bolts to the bod. Engine roll restrictor is 80Nm for both bolts. However no info about bracket that mounts to the gearbox. For some reason they have left out the left hand top engine mount. I have been looking around internet and have to say that suggested torques are all over the place. Can you guys check if you have repair manual, what are the correct torques.