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A_Jobson

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About A_Jobson

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    Settling In Well

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  • First Name
    Alex

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus Sport 1.6 TDCI
  • Ford Year
    2010
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Northumberland
  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000

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  1. Thanks for that, I was really hoping that wouldn't be the case though! How would I connect them using generic USB connectors? I'm sure Ford do this just to make our lives difficult [emoji36] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. It just seems as though a standard USB won't fit into that connector, it's a little bit too small. Could it be anything else? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hi there, I've just upgraded my centre console to the arm rest version. I have a 2010 Ford Focus Sport, 1.6TDCI. The USB connection from the car appears to be a mini USB connector, but the new console has a USB looking type connector, but it's slightly smaller than standard USB. Does anyone have any idea if an adapted is available to go from the micro, to whatever is in the console? I've attached pictures to show the difference. Thanks :)
  4. Peterobert, what do you think then? I ordered mine not long after that post in March...I can't stand driving without it, the car feels much more lively and effortless. FR3 seems to be the best setting (although I haven't tried race mode yet!). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. That is weird. What year were your cars built? Mine is 2010 [emoji848] What does OP's stand for? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Ahh yeah I can see yours is the same, I think I can finally out my mind at rest! Hmm I see what you mean by those coolant pipes. Looking forward to your update on those! :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hmm, where should it go to? Ahh that's good, pleased you got yours sorted :) Does it sit at a similar angle though? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  9. I'm still looking into what case I may have with all of this, so thanks for the advice Dee_82! I am a bit concerned about the angle the mount has been attached though. I didn't think much of it, but it's really playing in my mind. As you can sort of see from the picture, it doesn't seem to sit right. Should I be worried? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. How would I be able to go back to the Ford garage who changed the cam belt, with a case against them? I've thought about this a lot, but have no idea how I'd get anywhere with it [emoji53] I would really like to get the the bottom of why this happened...I hope it would help others too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I have a 2010 1.6 TDCI Ford Focus Sport (with sat nav) which has this instrument cluster with the large screen. My previous Focus had the smaller screen, now I'd never look back...it's much better! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I would maybe get someone to look at it, as you don't want to suffer all of this. I certainly wish I didn't ignore it! Unfortunately, I only have those pics to go off as at the time I didn't think of looking at why it happened before it went in the garage...I was too shocked! :| The good news is I finally got my car back, after 4 weeks of waiting for the drive shaft! All mounts/torque tensioners? were replaced and the drivers side drive shaft at a cost of £994. I can see what is meant about the redesign of the mounts, as the replacement looks slightly and stronger (hopefully)! I did attach a Spider Tuning box to the car about a month - 2 months before this happened...could that have caused the mounts to fail?
  13. Sorry for not getting back to this earlier, I have been so busy with work and ensuring I have a car in the mean time. Also, I didn't receive any notifications or emails for some reason. The car was towed to the local Ford garage and has been there ever since 1st May! Basically, so far all engine mounts and torque restrictors have been replaced. Unfortunately, the passenger side drive shaft was crushed...this is where the delay is. The garage can't get a new drive shaft anywhere, apparently they are also on back order at the factory? I have been told an aftermarket option is there, which is also cheaper, but I don't think it would be worth going for a cheap (but major) part? As the engine is apparently running well, once the drive shaft has been replaced, it can then be test driven. The garage advised the gearbox "looks" ok as there are no cracks or leaks. A concern I have is the deep exhaust sound it made at the time, I hope this is just down to the engine being misplaced without damaging the exhaust. As for cost, I'm yet to be told...dreading to know how much all of this will come to! Thanks Dee_82 for that advice. The fact it had to be removed when the timing belt was replaced is a concern...although this was all also done at a Ford garage, I've got a thing where I won't let anyone else do such major work apart from Ford themselves. Who knows, maybe they did screw up but how would I go about proving that? Simcor, thanks for your suggestions. The bolts do look short in the pictures, but I never thought about that at the time. Do you have any examples of what it should look like? To be honest, the intercooler pipe was rattling off something for a week or so before this happened, but that was the only rattling I noticed. However, I did see a small wet patch on top of the rubber where the mount is, looked like oil. I didn't think anything of it, could this be a sign of failure? I have no idea how oil could have got there. TomsFocus, that's exactly what I was thinking...how many problems does this engine have?? :| I hope this is the last of the problems with this car, as I really do love it! I'll be back with an update :)
  14. Just thought I'd ask if any other Focus owners have had this issue... Basically I was driving about 10-15mph over a those raised rumble strips within a town centre and stopped at traffic lights just after. The engine sounded like it was going to stall and as if I had a boy racer exhaust fitted. I pulled off the road (with some loud scraping and banging sounds), opened the bonnet, only to find the engine had collapsed on the passenger side! The screws are still in the engine mount, but the actual metal appears to have broke off from the engine block? - I'll post pictures later today). It's a Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 2010, with only 54K miles on the clock. Getting fed up now, had the timing belt changed at 30K as that was about to fail...should a car so young have such problems? Got towed to the local Ford garage and it's now waiting to be looked at tomorrow. Whilst in tow, again those scraping and loud banging noises were even more noticeable. I have no idea what damage this would have caused, or the cost to get it repaired...if it can be repaired at all! Has anyone experienced or heard of this happening?
  15. Looks like I was sent the wrong harness for the Spider tuning box... Thanks for your help, much appreciated!