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marklord1983

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  1. Focus 2.0 Timing Belt Question

    Howdo guys quick question, im gonna get my timing and aux belt done soon and need to know if the water pump is driven by the timing belt? It's a focus 2007 2.0 tdci cheers chaps Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  2. My Mrs had the fiesta 1.25 great little car never put a foot wrong from new and when she sold.it it had 75000 miles on it and still felt like new. The 1.3 is out of the ford ka she had that before, the car was nice but engine was horrible. Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  3. Tdci 2.0 07 Loss Of Power.

    Hi guys as above when under load I can feel my car drop off power a little then pick back up and so on it dosent do it all the time but often and only when on full power and usually 4th gear and above, any ideas? Cheers Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  4. Tdci 2.0 07 Loss Of Power.

    Will do cheers matey Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  5. Tdci 2.0 07 Loss Of Power.

    Thanks for reply mate, it always does a whistle at 2000rpm but not afterwards but it's dine that since I've had the car, fuel filter was done about 10000 miles ago Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  6. Focus 2.0 Timing Belt Question

    I know couldn't believe it myself Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  7. Focus 2.0 Timing Belt Question

    Just an update guys, I had timing belt aux belt tensioners water pump and gear Box oil changed and it cos me 270 altogether which I fantastic I think. Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  8. Focus 2.0 Timing Belt Question

    Touch wood mines been ok other than a few bits i've been quoted 230 all in for timing belt water pump and aux belt which isn't bad at all Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  9. Focus 2.0 Timing Belt Question

    Mines same interval time but then you hear of a few failing before this i've been quoted 95 for all the bits including water pump then 120 for labour, or I might just wait till 115000 miles but im starting to worry Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  10. Can't Regulate Heat

    Ahhh hmmmm couldn't help with that one mate have you checked fuses? Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  11. Can't Regulate Heat

    Sounds like the connection for the turning knob has come off or broke Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  12. Egr Off, Good Thing Or Bad Thing?

    This is just for diesel EGR in spark-ignited enginesIn diesel enginesEdit In modern diesel engines, the EGR gas is cooled with a heat exchanger to allow the introduction of a greater mass of recirculated gas. Unlike SI engines, diesels are not limited by the need for a contiguous flamefront; furthermore, since diesels always operate with excess air, they benefit from EGR rates as high as 50% (at idle, when there is otherwise a large excess of air) in controlling NOx emissions.[citation needed] Exhaust recirculated back into the cylinder can increase engine wear as carbon particulate wash past the rings and into the oil.[6] Since diesel engines are unthrottled, EGR does not lower throttling losses in the way that it does for SI engines. Exhaust gaslargely carbon dioxide and water vaporhas a higher specific heat than air, so it still serves to lower peak combustion temperatures. However, adding EGR to a diesel reduces the specific heat ratio of the combustion gases in the power stroke. This reduces the amount of power that can be extracted by the piston. EGR also tends to reduce the amount of fuel burned in the power stroke. This is evident by the increase in particulate emissions that corresponds to an increase in EGR.[7] [8] Particulate matter (mainly carbon) that is not burned in the power stroke is wasted energy. Stricter regulations on particulate matter(PM) call for further emission controls to be introduced to compensate for the PM emissions introduced by EGR. The most common is a diesel particulate filterin the exhaust system which cleans the exhaust but reduces fuel efficiency. Since EGR increases the amount of PM that must be dealt with and reduces the exhaust gas temperatures and available oxygen these filters need to function properly to burn off soot, automakers have inject fuel and air directly into the exhaust system to keep these filters from plugging up. By feeding the lower oxygen exhaust gas into the intake, diesel EGR systems lower combustion temperature, reducing emissions of NOx. This makes combustion less efficient, compromising economy and power. The normally "dry" intake system of a diesel engine is now subject to fouling from soot, unburned fuel and oil in the EGR bleed, which has little effect on airflow, however, when combined with oil vapor from a PCV system, can cause buildup of sticky tar in the intake manifold and valves. It can also cause problems with components such as swirl flaps, where fitted. Diesel EGR also increases soot production, though this was masked in the US by the simultaneous introduction of diesel particulate filters.[9] EGR systems can also add abrasive contaminants and increase engine oil acidity, which in turn can reduce engine longevity.[10] Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  13. Egr Off, Good Thing Or Bad Thing?

    I put a link on one of my threads which was intresting ill try find it and put it on here Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  14. Egr Off, Good Thing Or Bad Thing?

    It also clogs your dpf faster if you have one, and gunks up the inside of the manifold and adjoining pipes. Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  15. Gear Selection Stiff On Engine Start..

    110k aswell mate Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  16. Gear Selection Stiff On Engine Start..

    My 2.0 tdci focus is abit hard to get I gear in morning until it's had a few mins to warm up I just put it in third and second before I put it in another gear seems to do trick Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  17. Battery Voltage

    Hi guys just wondering if any one knows how many volts a good battery should have, at rest mine is at 11.8v then when started get to 13.4 but goes no higher, it's a 2.0 tdci 07, im just wondering because it's got a little harder to start lately but im doing very short trips 4-5 days a week then 2 days a longish trip, and a few days after my 2 days I travel abit, it's fine. Cheers Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  18. Battery Voltage

    Cool I'll call em up and make sure it's the right one they asked for my r34 and got it off that so I assume it should be the right one Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  19. Battery Voltage

    Just called up my local BBC car store to see how much a battery from them would be as on Internet there like 70-100 pounds eBay is about 50 upwards but dimensions could be different, but the store quoted me 44.50 including vat, that's well cheap might just go buy it and store till mine gives up altogether Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  20. Battery Voltage

    Will do cheers mate Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  21. Battery Voltage

    7 yrs old mate alternator is only 6 month oldish Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  22. Mines just come back on lol ill leave it a few more days and see if it goes off again Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  23. Hi guys anyone know how these come off? It's the little strip on the outside of the doors thinking of carbon wrapping them as they have a few scuffs, if it's easy to do ill do them but if I have to take apart from inside I won't bother lol Cheers Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  24. Focus 07 Door Strip Removal?

    I'll sack that idea then haha, that glue business takes to long to get off and redo I might just try put it on without taking it off Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app
  25. Bonnet Catch

    My wife's 07 fiesta did this took Me half hour to sort it just give it a good clean and fettled with it and it seems to be ok now Sent from my SM-N9005 using Ford OC mobile app