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    Focus mk2
  1. Looks as if the only reading is from the lamda sensor ! most likely the probe thats placed in your exhaust was not working properly !!!!!! If its a hydrocarbon burning machine it must produce co2 !!!!!! cars rarely fail emissions anyway !
  2. This is a word of warning for focus drivers on spark plugs and water ! Today i had the RAC recover my car. Water from the washer jets was leaking into the engine and finding its way into the spark plug ports. It caused a short circuit damaging the coil and plugs !!!! To check this pull out HT leads and make sure that inside ports is dry and no "rusty water". If their is i would suggest removing and replacing plugs and draining water out !!! Also new modified washer jets with better seals are available from ford on part number - 1501053 cost approx £10 per washer jet. i hope this helps someone and will prevent costly repair and recovery !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Had the system charged Febuary 09 at ford dealer. When the a/c is switched on a whining noise starts . i dont know if its the evaporator or compressor anyone have the problem or know any more about the systems ?
  4. Agreed ! New rotory switch !
  5. Crank case breather i think......... wont be much to fix ! Black tape it and it should be fine !
  6. Well personally when i picked up my own car the spare key was NOT a fob key with the lock and boot buttons , just a simple key ! As for the locks i dont know , look at it this was if someone wanted to break into your car they could easily have another key cut making their 3 keys in circulation. Knowing ford it will cause problems if you ask them to change the locks , i dont think its a good idea as ford does not have the best customer service in the world !!!!!!! !Removed! up and brewerys spring to mind !
  7. No the airbag module is set to fire in a specific charge , it is designed for the amount of airbagsfitted to the vehicle, fitting additional circuits will vary the resistance in the electrical loom and delay the firing time ! the dash will not have a soft spot for the bag to rupture ! Remember airbags in effect are mini bombs and shout not be tampered/modified or added !
  8. Alright mate !!!! Timing belt needs changed at 100,000 miles , i know this is a lot of miles but with advances of engines and belt material , this is what ford suggests !!! Im going to do mine at 75k just to save any heart ache ! Hope this helps and if anyone else has any input feel free !
  9. Just go round every connection and check for tightness , you can buy a leak developer spray thats a white chalk like substance when you run the car and theirs a leak it shows up instantly.
  10. I have just bought the 9.5" strip led's from these guys and i have to say i am very very satisfied with the product, cost and service , usually i dont like using companies that "advertise" on forums but i have to say hands down that i would/ will be using these guys again !!!!! anyone needing info just pm me !
  11. Yep i have the same model of focus and they are quite stiff ! just a good sharp push does the trick !
  12. In my opinion when dealing with oil its almost like car colours you say its topaz blue but decide to use midnight blue , yes their both blue but totally different make ups.
  13. Is this a focus MK 1 or 2 ?
  14. Erm it could be a combination of things but in my experience it sounds either to be your battery on the way out , test this with a multimeter you should get 12v ! or it could be the alternator , the reason why i dont say its the dials is because you mentioned cutting out !
  15. Why do you need the gap ? Not being funny but when plugs are bought they are set to specific gaps to give the required air gap for the fuel/air mix to ignite most efficently , further more if you adjust them coatings like silver or irridium coatings can be damaged on the contact surfaces thus increacing resistance across the 2 point which would give delayed combustion