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michael.n

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About michael.n

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  • First Name
    Michael

Profile Information

  • Ford Model
    Focus
  • Ford Year
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Other/NonUK
  • Annual Mileage
    5001 to 10,000
  1. Thanks for the reply. I keep being told that, but the fact is I've driven an identical model (even the same MY) just 3 weeks ago and it was faster with 4 persons in the car than mine when I'm driving alone (only in 1st gear). Also, when I was in the process of buying a new car, I've only driven this type of engine and my car was the slowest of the bunch. I bought because it was properly mantained and I didn't think at that point the difference in acceleration was this big (coming from a 1.6 Ti-VCT they all seemed really slow in 1st gear).
  2. Hello everybody ! Congrats on the fine community you've managed to build here and I can say I'm really glad to join you. Two months ago I bought a used 2010 Fiesta Mk7 with a 1.6 TDCI 95 HP engine (econetic). The car has roughly 50k miles and is in pretty good shape, with one exception. It's really slow in 1st gear. I've read online that due to the transmission, the engine tends to be sluggish in the first two gears, but mine is literally crawling in 1st. I've driven quite a few other cars with the same engine before buying this one, but the others were faster. In other gears, mine pulled similarly, maybe just a tad slower. I've had it serviced, I've changed the oil and filters and the mechanic was pretty content with the state the car was in. He said there was nothing wrong to it and the sluggishness may be due to the way the car was driven before, having had a female owner who drove it mostly in the city. I went to another mechanic, who dismissed me right away saying the car wasn't made for racing and was slow by design. He tested the clutch though and said it was ok. I'm considering a remap, but I'd like to sort out the problem before so I can fully enjoy the capabilities of the car. What could be wrong with my car ? What should I check next given the fact that the mechanics I've been to have run out of ideas ? Thanks in advance.
  3. I can't really tell how normal that juddering is since it wasn't there when I bought the car...
  4. Hello everybody ! My name is Michael and I am the owner of a 1.6 ti-vct '05 Focus. I have owned it since summer '09 and I'm thrilled with it, except one small issue that I can't really get rid of. When I first took it into service for oil and filters changes, the mechanic used a type of oil that wasn't suited for my car. After that, my car started making a noise at start up, especially in the summer and with a warm engine (which was diagnosed by another mechanic and after another 2 or 3 oil changes has disappeared almost completely) and a small hesitation / trembling of the engine in the 1800-2000 rpm range in 2nd and 3rd gear. It's a slight hesitation, you can't really notice it if you aren't expecting it, but I'd like my car to run smooth through the entire rpm range. I haven't managed to find out the cause of this issue, even though I went to a lot of mechanics and sincer I'm taking my car into service next month for cam belt and auxiliary belts replacement, I'd thought I could solve this issue as well. I'd appreciate any tip or piece of advice you could give me. Thanks in advance.
  5. Welcome to the Ford forums michael.n :)