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JW1982

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About JW1982

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    Wilco

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    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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    The Netherlands

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  1. I did not know the exact service interval in Miles (we only use the service interval in KM in the Netherlands). I read the 12.000 MLS service interval in another thread so assumed this was correct.
  2. The module I installed has part number D1BT-14D212-LA The module did have software version E1BT-14D544-AK which is known as V5.8. After I updated the module it has software version E1BT-14D544-AL which is known as V5.9. I used the following configuration parameters to reconfigure the module: 7D0-01-01 111F 88C0 0354 7D0-01-02 4000 001A 7D0-02-01 044E 4C00 0078 7D0-02-02 00DB 7D0-03-01 0000 0000 00DB I compared the AS-BUILT data of several 2014 Focus MK3 versions with SYNC 1.1 and about 95% of these vehicles had this configuration.
  3. Recently I decided to upgrade from the SYNC 1.0 system to the SYNC 1.1 system. My SYNC 1.0 module did have some occasional problems. Sometimes the module suddenly stopped playing from USB or lost the bluetooth connection with my phone. In my opinion the SYNC 1.0 system has become obsolete. This system is only installed by Ford for about 1 year. The support for this system is pretty bad. Ford promised to release regular updates for the system which allows the user to update the system from a USB drive. Unfortunately this never happened and the system can only be updated by a Ford dealer which is an expensive and time consuming process. The SYNC 1.1 system basically has the same functionality as the SYNC 1.0 system. Next to this the SYNC 1.1 system does also have APPlink. Another major advantage is the possibility to update the system yourself. However not officially supported in Europe Ford releases regular updates for the system which allows the user to update the system from a USB drive. These updates can be downloaded from several international Ford websites (USA, India) and are also suitable for the European SYNC 1.1 modules. Last week I bought a suitable SYNC 1.1 module from a UK scrapyard for less than €50,- including P&P to the Netherlands. The module arrived yesterday so I decided to install the module right away. The module was originally installed into a 2015 Fiesta MK7.5. Fiesta modules are configured different from Focus MK3 modules so I had to change the configuration of the module. After I reprogrammed the module it works without any problems. Finally I downloaded the latest update and installed in onto the system rom a USB drive.
  4. NGK recommends the TR5B-13 spark plugs for this type of engine. The NGK LTR5X-11 Iridium spark plugs are listed as an alternative for the recommended TR5B-13 spark plugs. in fact both spark plugs should be fine. The electrode gap of the TR5B-13 should be adjusted to 1.2 mm. The LTR5X-13 has a 1.1 mm electrode gap. Personally i would only check this and leave the gap 1.1 mm. I always used the recommended TR5B-13 for this type of engine. These are very inexpensive. Instead of the much more expensive Iridium spark plugs I used the TR5B-13 spark plugs and just replaced them every other year. Never had any problems with these spark plugs.
  5. Ford currently uses the Small - Medium - Large service schedule. The service schedule is time and mileage based. The 1st service is a small one and should be performed at 1 year or 12.000 MLS / 20.000 KM (whichever comes first). The 2nd service is a Medium one and should be performed at 2 year or 24.000 MLS / 40.000 KM (whichever comes first). The 3rd service is a large one and should be performed at 3 year or 36.000 MLS / 60.000 KM (whichever comes first). Next to this the time between 2 services must be 1 year maximum.In Your case the 2nd service was performed early. This basically means that the next service must be performed within 1 year after the previous service. In your case this will be a large service. Ford has strict warranty regulations. Not following these regulations will void the warranty.
  6. Are the spark plugs of the correct type and did you check/adjust the electrode gap? On the 1.4/1.6 Duratec Petrol engines the electrode gap must be adjusted to 1.2 mm. Original Ford spark plugs should already be gapped at 1.2 mm. Most aftermarket spark plugs are gapped at 1.3 mm.
  7. SYNC 3 has different hardware. The needed parts alone will cost over €2000,-.
  8. The 6000 CD does not support BluetoothAudio and sounds like crap. Personally I would search for a GEN3 Sony radio and install a Sound & connect (bluetooth/voicecontrol wit USB, bluetooth audio and Ipod support) module.
  9. Many other car manufacturers suffer from the same kind of problems on their diesel engines. These days the quality of the diesel fuel is also a point of concern. The chemical composition of diesel fuel changed within the last few years. Next to this governments demand from fuel manufacturers to add a certain amount of bio fuel. The current diesel fuel has less lubricating components. This causes the high pressure fuel pump and the fuel injectors to wear prematurely. As a matter of fact the current diesel engines are no longer bulletproof and will not nearly last as long as the old indirect injected diesel engines. Technically there is nothing wrong with the batch of fuel injectors that are used on the 1.8 TDCI built between 07/2008-12/2009. These fuel injectors are within their technical specifications. The only problem is that the initial software of the 1.8 TDCI did not work very well with these fuel injectors. This has been solved by Ford by releasing different software. Many 1.8 TDCI engines have the same fuel injectors and still run without any problems. My experience is that fuel injector issues are usually caused by worn injector components. In many cases the fuel injectors can be overhauled and tested by a specialist. However new fuel injectors are often cheaper than an overhaul of the existing fuel injectors.
  10. Or post a picture of your air filter box. The difference between both air filter boxes can be seen quite easily. A 2006 Focus MK2 should have the flat panel filter. The round cone shaped filter is used from the Focus MK2 versions after the small interior facelift with red illumination.
  11. Some cars do have the wiring pre-installed and others don't. In some cases the wiring inside the cabin is present while the wiring in the engine bay is missing (or vice versa). Basically there is only one way to find out. Next to the fuel trip computer you also need the dashboard trim for the fuel trip computer, the outside air temperature sensor and the windscreen wiper fluid level sensor.
  12. All 5 Inch displays should have the rear view camera input. This is a beige Fakra connector. Personally I would not use a wireless camera. These are known for interference by the cars electronics. A wired camera is the most reliable. The aftermarket camera module can be found at the following website: http://www.ucdsys.ru/?page_id=350&lang=en
  13. .Personally I would go for a Petrol engine with that mileage. The 1.25/1.4/1.6 Duratec Petrol engine is basically bulletproof. Less economical than the TDCI diesel engine but the maintenance costs for the Duratec petrol engine will be lower than the maintenance costs for the diesel engine. The 8-valve 1.4 TDCI is a lot less problematic than the 16-valve 1.6 TDCI. However leaking or defective fuel injectors are quite common on the 1.4 TDCI. Replacing the fuel injectors will cost quite a lot of money.
  14. This is a quite common problem of the Focus MK2 instrument cluster. All warning and indicator sounds are transmitted by a small speaker which is located at the back of the instrument cluster. This is a small SMD speaker that is directly soldered onto the circuit board. The problem can be caused by either a defective speaker or the speaker no longer being controlled by the instrument cluster. If the speaker is defective it can easily be solved by soldering a replacement speaker onto the circuit board. A suitable replacement speaker can easily be found at an electronic component shop. In case the speaker is no longer controlled by the instrument cluster the cluster must be replaced or repaired to solve the problem.
  15. The Focus MK3 has a newer version of the 1.6 TDCI which compared to its predecessor has very few known problems. All 1.6 TDCI engines belong to the Ford DLD engine family. The 1.6 TDCI is called DLD-416 where the number refers to the amount of cilinders and engine displacement. The older problematic version of the 1.6 TDCI is the 16-valve version of this engine. This engine is called DV6 (which is basically the PSA name for this engine). This type of engine is used in the Focus MK2/MK2.5. The newer much better version is the 8-valve version of this engine. This engine is called DV6C, DV6D or DV6F. This type of engine is used in the Focus MK3. The 1.5 TDCI that is used in the Focus MK3.5 is called DV5 and is basically a further development of the DV6F. As said the newer 8-valve version of the 1.6 TDCI has very few problems. In my opinion the 115 HP version is the most reliable version. The 95 HP and 105 HP version have additional parts to reduce emissions. For example an extra fuel injector in the exhaust to inject extra fuel during DPF regeneration. This system is known to cause problems because the injector becomes clogged which prevents the DPF from regenerating. The 115 HP version does not have these additional parts which makes it more reliable. The newer 8-valve versions of the 1.6 TDCI do still have a relative small sump. The amount of oil in the sump is only 3.85 L which is not much for a diesel engine. Despite the prescribed service interval of 20.000 KM/12500 MLS should be fine I personally would use a reduced service interval of 15.000 KM/9500 MLS.