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JW1982

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About JW1982

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus MK3 Champions Edition
  • Ford Year 2013
  • UK/Ireland Location Other/NonUK
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
  • Interests General Automotive
    Car Modification

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  1. Which timing belt kit?

    I always use Contitech or Gates timing belt kits. Both are high quality parts that also produce OEM parts for many car manufacturers. I use a locking tool kit and flywheel locking tool from Laser tools. These tools are perfectly fine for occasional use.
  2. Adaptive Lighting Malfunctioning

    The cause of this problem will most likely be a defective Headlight Control Module (HCM). The HCM is only present on vehicles with original HID and adaptive lighting and controls the adaptive lighting and height adjustment of the lights. Your Ford dealer should easily be able to replicate this problem. Covering the light sensor to simulate night and driving the car should replicate the problem.
  3. Pulling my hair out

    All Focus MK2/MK2.5 petrol engines do not have a serviceable fuel filter. There is only a large mesh strainer at the inlet side of the fuel pump inside the fuel tank but this is not a serviceable part.
  4. radio and bluetooth audio

    What you want is not possible. The Bluetooth phone protocol does not allow transmitting of the Satnav instructions from the Phone. The Bluetooth audio protocol does allow transmitting of the Satnav instructions but will not allow you to play music from another radio source simultaneously.
  5. Active City Stop not Available

    The warning message indicates that there is something wrong with the Active City Stop system. If the system is working correctly it should only show a message when the system intervenes or if the system is completely switched off (for example by putting the ECS system in Sport Mode (ST only).
  6. This is a picture of a USA focus.The Focus MK2 that we know was never sold in the USA. Instead of using the European Focus MK2Ford USA developed their ownversion for the USA market which is basicallyjust aother facelifted focus MK1. To convert a European focus MK1 to the facelifted USA version you will need a lot of parts like front fenders, hood, headlights, front bumper, etcetera. None of these parts are sold in Europe so you have to buy all parts in the USA and get them shipped to Europe.
  7. Focus 2013 headlights hid type

    The lever on both original and aftermarket projector headlights is only to temporarily convert the lights from LHD to LHD or vice versa. This will only prevent the lights from blinding other traffic and does not fully convert the light beam. The leveris not a permanent solution.
  8. Focus head unit help

    This radio is the Ford/Blaupunkt Travelpilot FX.
  9. HYDRAULIC TAPPETS

    If it is a 1.6 Duratec Petrol engine ithas solid valve tappets and not hydraulic ones. This type of engine is known to be quite noisy after a cold start. The valve lash of this type of engine is adjusted by changing the complete valve tappets which are available in about 25 different sizes. The valve lash needs to be checked (and adjusted if needed) every 100.000 Miles (same interval as the timing belt). To change the valve tappets it is necessary to remove the timing belt andcamshafts.
  10. Elm327 software

    For diagnostic purposes you should use the Forscan program. The FoCCCus program is designed to change the Central Car Configuration, read the hardware/software version numbers of many modules and update the software of many modules. Despite the program has the ability to delete DTC codes but it will not show them. The Forscan program is designed to diagnose most Ford models. This programhas the ability toshow detailed DTC code information and alsohas the ability to perform some tests and to show some realtime (engine) data.
  11. Elm327 software

    Forscan is perfectly capable to diagnose the Focus MK3. If you use a modified ELM327 interface (or a Ford VCM 2 interface) Forscan will show all DTC codes of almost all modules.
  12. Identifying locking wheel nuts

    These are the original nuts but the stainless steel caps are missing. The stainless steel caps are part of the wheel nut itself and can not be replaced. They are originally crimped ontto the steel wheel nut. Hower many garages, tyre fitters, etc. use airimpact wrenchto remove the nuts. Using an air impact wrench causes the stainless steel caps to come loose and eventually to fall off. Without the caps a 18 mm socket will fit onto the nut instead of the 19 mm socket. The only solution to solve this is by replacing the wheel nuts and in the futuretightening them by handusing a torque wrench. If these wheel nuts are handled properly they last very long. I still use the original wheel nuts with stainless steel cap from my previous Focus MK2. Even after 11 Years these wheel nuts are still in mint condition.
  13. Identifying locking wheel nuts

    Aftermarket wheels do often have hub bore adapters to make them fit on several different brands/models of cars. If you are lucky you only need a new set of hub bore adapters that fit the Ford hub bore. TSW wheels have a hub bore of 72 mm if I remember Correctly so these should fit with the correct hub bore adapter. Be aware that Ford wheel nuts can only be used on original Ford wheels. For the aftermarket wheels you have to use different wheel nuts which are usually supplied with the wheels.
  14. Problem with key/lock, urgent help needed

    Yes, you have to remove the metal inner door panel. To be able to remove the inner door panel you have to remove the window (glass)from the window mechanism first. The inner door panel has a few holes to remove the window from the mechanism.
  15. Identifying locking wheel nuts

    Pictures would help a lotto give you a decent advice. Note that renault wheels are usually not a straight fit on a Ford. Both mayhave a 5 x 108 bolt pattern (depends on the type of Laguna) but the size of the hub bore is different. Ford uses a hub bore of 63.3 mm while Renault uses a hub bore of 60.1 mm. So if your wheels are original Renault wheels they will not fit without machining the hub bore.