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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
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  1. Aftermarket alloy wheel fitting

    There are adapters to convert a PCD of 5x108 to 5x114.3 but this is only possible if the offset of the wheels is correct. Most adapters are at least 25 mm thick which means that the offset of the wheels must be about 70 mm to make them fit.
  2. Brakes difference between Zetec S and Tit X

    Whether the car has rear drum brakes or disc brakes does not depend on the trim level. It depends on the market (country) the car is built for and the body type. Some countries do still have rear drum brakes on the Hatchback body type of the 1.0 ECOboost, 1.6 TI-VCT and (some versions of) the 1.6 TDCI.while the Wagon body type does always have rear disc brakes. Other countries (for example Germany) have rear dis brakes as standard on all body types. It is basically a decision of the importer/distributor of the particular country which is probably based on money and requirements/regulations of the particular country.. Across Europe the trim levels and technical specifications of the Focus MK3/MK3.5 are often very different. In some countries the Focus MK3/MK3.5 was/is available without ABS while vehicles in other countries have the IVD system (ABS, ESP and TCS) as standard.
  3. Wiring for AC display ??

    I searched my old Focus MK2 files and documents and found the schematics for the additional circuitry. I made this circuitry myself in the past and it worked perfectly.
  4. The 1.6 TDCI of the Focus MK3 and also the 1.5 TDCI of the Focus MK3.5 are designed and produced as a joint venture of Ford and PSA. The 1.6 TDCI of the Focus MK3 is basically a further developed and improved version of the old 1.6 TDCI that was available on the focus MK2/MK2.5. The old 16-valve version of the 1.6 TDCI has a number of design faults which causes a number of known problems. However applying a reduced service interval and proper servicing prevents most of this problems. If well taken care for and used correctly this is actually a nice, reliable and fuel economic engine. On the later 8-valve version of the 1.6 TDCI most of the design faults are solved. in my opinion the 115 HP version of this engine is the most reliable. The 95 and 105 HP version have some additional parts/systems to reduce emissions. For example an additional fuel injector inside the exhaust to inject fuel which is needed during regeneration. This fuel injector can become clogged which prevents the car from regenerating correctly which can result in a defective DPF.
  5. The Focus MK3 has the newer 8-valve version of the 1.6 TDCI. Compared to the old (problematic) 16-valve version of the 1.6 TDCI the new 8-valve version is almost completely re-designed which basically makes it a completely different engine. Very few parts remained the same.
  6. Wiring for AC display ??

    This is a known problem. Ford changed the fan control electrics during production of the Focus MK2. This problem can not be solved by switching the wiring. To solve this you either have to install the newer wiring and fan that is compatible with the new type control panel or you have to build yourself a circuitry that reverses the fan speed signal.
  7. ABS pump - replacement

    You only have to reconfigure the BCM and to calibrate the sensors (steering wheel position, YAW sensor, etc.). This can be done with an ELM327 interface and the ELMconfig or Forscan software.
  8. ABS pump - replacement

    3M51-2C405-HB is slightly older than 3M51-2C405-HC. Both part numbers should be fully interchangeable.
  9. MK3 focus - Yes or No

    I do not recognise any of the MK3 problems you mention. None of these problems are common on the (many) Ford forums I am reading/posting and I have not seen these problems either on my own car or any of the cars I serviced. There are a few known MK3 specific problems but these are only minor problems that can easily be solved. Good luck with your KIA. In my opinion the quality of a KIA is a lot worse than the quality of a Ford. In the Netherlands KIA has a warranty of 7 Years and believe me You need it! One of the warranty requirements is that the car must be fully serviced by KIA otherwise the warranty will be lost. One of my employees owns a 3 Year old KIA (from new) and it is a large pain in the !Removed!. Service costs are quite high (a lot higher than the fixed Ford prices) the car has a lot of problems. The heater housing has been replaced several times becuse the parts inside simply break off and block the flaps and the central locking does often not work. Both keyfobs and half of the cars electrics have already been replaced but the problem is still not sorted.
  10. ABS pump - replacement

    No, this is the part number of the electric motor. The part number of the complete pump assembly should be printed on a paper sticker which is located on the electronic part (BCM) of the pump. If you want I can also determine the correct part number by the VIN number of your car.
  11. Wheel Nut Torque

    2-piece and solid 1-piece wheel nuts (including locking nuts) should not be combined. This should always be avoided. Using 2 different types of wheel nut (that require a different torque) on 1 wheel can in extreme cases even result in a warped wheel hub. If you decide to use the 2 different types of wheelnut I recommend to tighten all wheel nuts to the same torque to avoid problems. In this case 110 Nm.
  12. Wheel Nut Torque

    On the MK2/MK2.5 Ford prescribes a torque of 110 Nm for the 2-piece alloy wheel nuts and a torque of 130 Nm for the solid (1-piece) alloy wheel nuts.
  13. ABS pump - replacement

    A BCM (Brake Control Module) with a 47-pin connector is part of an IVD (Intelligent Vehicle Dynamics) pump that supports ABS, ESP and TCS. A BCM with a 36-pin connector is part of a normal ABS pump that supports ABS only. A different part number will work as long as it came from the correct type of vehicle. Pumps from different ford models look identical but are techically different. When I retrofitted the IVD system on my previous Focus MK2 I used a late MK2.5 pump. 10.0206-0301.4 is not a Ford part number. This is a part number of the manufacturer (ATE) that only applies to the electronic part (BCM) of the pump. This part is used on different brands/types of vehicles (with different software). The pump can not be identified by this number. There should be a paper sticker on the pump which contains the Ford part number.
  14. Ecoboost Rough Idle. Where to start

    A software update from Ford will remove the Bluefin remap. If you apply the Bluefin remap afterwards the software will be in exactly the same state as it currently is. If the problem is solved by installing the latest version of the original software you also need a new remap file that is based on the latest original software.
  15. What years for newer cDPF?

    A cDPF is only used on late MK2.5 versions of the 1.6 TDCI that meet the Euro 5 emission standard. Older MK2.5 versions of the 1.6 TDCI that meet the Euro 4 standard have a normal DPF with Eolys regeneration fluid. The Euro 5 standard was applied in September 2009 but at that time was only applicable on new vehilcle types to get the European Approval. For exisiting vehicle types like the Focus MK2.5 there was a transition period until Januari 2011. Between September 2009 and januari 2011 both the Euro 4 and Euro 5 versions of the 1.6 TDCI were sold. Be aware that the cDPF does not necessarily means that it is maintenance free. It just has a different regeneration technology than the older DPF with Eolys regeneration fluid. A cDPF also becomes clogged over time and if this happens it also needs to be changed. The only difference is that a cDPF does no longer have a fixed maintenance schedule like the older type of DPF with Eolys regeneration fluid.