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rich57

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  • Ford Model
    Focus 2.0 TDCi Titanium X auto
  • Ford Year
    2012
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    Northamptonshire
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  1. Buying secondhand Mk3 2.0tdci auto

    Well I have the new car (2012 Focus 2.0 TDCi Titanium X auto), generally I am very pleased with it. There is just one thing though; there is what I can only describe as a fluttering sound coming from the automatic transmission when accelerating, I am taking it back into the Ford dealer where I brought it from this week. Does this noise sound familiar to anyone?
  2. Buying secondhand Mk3 2.0tdci auto

    Thanks for the replies and your help guys... yesterday I took the plunge and bought a low mileage 2012 Focus 2.0 TDCi Titanium X auto, pick it up next week. Its full of gadgets including park assist, not sure if I dare use that but we’ll see
  3. Buying secondhand Mk3 2.0tdci auto

    Thanks, I heard about problems with Powershift but I was not sure if it applied to all models?, so I am assuming the Focus 2.0tdci is affected?
  4. Hi everybody . . . I am not sure I am posting this in the right place but here goes I am looking at changing my much loved Mk2 Focus 1.8 petrol Zetec for a Mk3 2.0tdci auto, maybe a 2012/13 model. I want something reasonably powerful and also an automatic so this is my choice. I was wondering if there are any owners here who can tell me anything I should look out for and what they think of their 2.0tdci auto. Thanks in advance.
  5. Cleaning Alloys - Tip

    There's a bit more info here guys - http://www.barkeepersfriend.com/car-care
  6. Cleaning Alloys - Tip

    As it was really nice weather at the weekend so I decided to clean the alloys, I assembled all the usual stuff; Alloy wheels cleaner, tar remover, brushes, rags etc. . . . After about two hours work the wheels were a looking a lot better but still with a lot of tar and engrained brake dusk especially on the inner part of the wheels. I was starting to get a few comments from the girlfriend about me getting obsessive about my wheels and I had about had enough by then anyway so I decided to call it a day. Yesterday a friend of mine suggested using something I had never heard of; “Bar Keepers Friend” not that easy to find but I found some in Waitrose. Tried it on just one wheel last night; brilliant stuff!, gets off all the stains and its only £3 for a bottle, certainly won't be buying alloy wheel cleaner again.
  7. Repainted and new helicopter tape (heated with hairdryer!) added, plus rubber now has silcone grease on, lets hope this does the trick this time
  8. Fuel Light

    Same here, comes on and says 50 miles left, had it as low as 4 miles and it does not seem to flash . . . although I see JohnS who asked the original question has a MK1 Focus, I assume it would be 50 miles left just the same but not sure about that.
  9. Thanks for the advice guys, I'll give it another go soon . . . but I have to say I don't think this is great bit of design by Ford that requires you to put bits of tape on every 12 months
  10. Unfortunately found today the helicopter tape had come away and the constant rubbing on the rubber bits has already taken some of the paint off again, and it’s only a couple of weeks since I painted it and put the tape on . . . be interested to see a photo of this area on another car that has the original Ford tape/patch on if anybody can post one please . . .
  11. The Interior Trim Rattle Thread

    Totally with you on that, they drive me nuts too! . . . my other post about fixing the window / door rattle – I spoke too soon, it’s still there after all I am reluctant at the moment to take it to a Ford dealer until I can actually pinpoint where it’s coming from, otherwise I think I going to get a big bill for them to spend ages searching for it.
  12. Does anybody have any good tips for removing glue deposits left from old weights from alloys?, just gave my wheels a good clean and these things tend to spoil the appearence a bit.
  13. The Interior Trim Rattle Thread

    Rattle update! - I say this very cautiously but I think I may have found the source of the dreaded window / door rattle, I now think it’s not the door or window but the floor seatbelt mounting between the driver’s seat and the door. Last night I jammed some small pieces of foam into the mounting as a temporary fix and to test my theory, so far on the journey to work no rattle, but time will tell . . . the girlfriend thinks I’m becoming totally rattle obsessed, she may well be right!
  14. Mk2 Window Rattle

    No, it makes no difference, also I'm now not even sure its coming from the drivers door, the more I listen the more it seems to be coming from the offside rear passenger door or offside rear passenger door window . . . its really difficult to tell, I've even sat in the back to listen with my girlfriend driving and I still can't tell
  15. Many thanks, think I shall get some of that . . .