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About rg1642

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  • First Name Russ

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus 1.8TDCI
  • Ford Year 2006
  • UK/Ireland Location Norfolk
  • Annual Mileage 15,001 to 20,000
  • Interests Classic Cars
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  1. 2.0 TDCI Injectors

    Thanks mate. All my others have been 1.8's and I know they don't need coding from experience. Trust Ford to make life difficult now! :)
  2. 2.0 TDCI Injectors

    Hi all, Just wondering if you need the injectors coding in if you have them refurbished rather than replaced? I thought you would be ok to have them sorted and pop them back in the same cylinders and off you go. Yes or no? ta Russ
  3. Focus Osf Droning Noise From 40mph

    Its not a specific Gen 2 tool and I know it was my fault. It must have been stress on the inner race when I installed it. Yes I am a muppet sometimes! My beef was that Ford were not even diagnosing the problem properly when I had booked it in for a wheel bearing replacement. I know you cant diagnose 100% all the time but when your way off the mark an apology wouldnt hurt.
  4. Focus Osf Droning Noise From 40mph

    Fixed. It was the wheel bearing. Fitted a whole hub and carrier, used off fleabay and the noise is gone. Just goes to show not all wheel bearings make 'wheel bearing noises' and not all main dealer mechanics are right. Complained to Ames Ford in Thetford but have not got a reply. Don't expect one really.
  5. Focus Osf Droning Noise From 40mph

    Yeah it's just defining what the issue is. I still think it's wheel bearing and will find out soon. :)
  6. Focus Osf Droning Noise From 40mph

    Update For anyone interested. I had the car on ramps, running and could not recreate the noise without load. There was however a noise from the drive shaft centre bearing. Fitted an ECP driveshaft. A bit better on the road but still the droning was there. Went to Ford and they diagnosed 'Driveshaft centre bearing'!!!! I said I had only replaced it yesterday but they insisted that was the problem. Took shaft back to ECP and got a Ford OE driveshaft. Fitted that yesterday and............ No difference except that I paid twice as much for the driveshaft. Have now sourced a used hub from ebay and will fit when it arrives just to make sure it's not the wheel bearing. To be honest on the ramp I could not hear a thing from the wheel bearing through the stethoscope. Stay tuned for the next post :0
  7. Focus Osf Droning Noise From 40mph

    Hiya, Vendee, very interesting. It was a Lucas bearing from ECP. I am loathe to condemn the bearing yet as there is no noise at all up to 40mph then bang. Drones like hell. It is worth bearing in mind though. Inatt, this was my next port of call, thanks. Didnt even know there was a bearing there till it was mentioned. :)
  8. Focus Osf Droning Noise From 40mph

    Thanks mate. Just hope your wrong in my case. Will check in the week. This drone is LOUD though. You can hear it above the radio, is way over to the right and cornering makes no difference. I am looking next at the disks as they are very old and may have a tiny warp that is vibrating at speed.I doubt it is them though as braking makes no difference. I know its not the wheel balance as I have swopped wheels with no change. I will check the gearbox though just elimainate that possibility, or solve it. Thanks again. :)
  9. Focus Osf Droning Noise From 40mph

    No it's too obviouslt OSF
  10. Hi people :) I have just fitted a new OSF wheel bearing. Pressed it in with a proper front wheel drive press kit and it turned nice and smoothly no noises etc. I had replaced it on advice from mechanics at work so was sure it was a problem. However on driving the car now I am getting a droning noise and some vibration ( I can feel it on the acellerator pedal!) bang on 40mph and above. Below that no problem car drives as it should. Can the new bearing be bad? There is no difference when cornering. Sound is vehicle spped related and not engine speed or gear related and seems 99% to be the OSF area. The wheel balance weights are still on and I am a bit stuck now. Would the bearing behave like this? Any help appreciated. Russ
  11. 1.8 Tdci Flat Spot & White Smoke

    All sorted with new intercooler hose. Fixed. :)
  12. 1.8 Tdci Flat Spot & White Smoke

    Found a split in one of the intercooler hoses. :) Hoping I can sort it now.
  13. 1.8 Tdci Flat Spot & White Smoke

    Coolant level is spot on, no loss there. I does take an awful long time to warm up. It's a 2006 model but my wife and son both have Mk1's and they warm up much quicker. Oh and forgot to say I ran my scanner over it and there were no stored fault codes. It's a full scan as well not just the OBD2 one.
  14. Hi folks, I may already have guessed the answer to this but I don't want to jump to conclusions so here I go.......... I had the high pressure fuel pump replaced by Ford a few months ago and when I got it back all was fine. Car ran better even though fuel consumption had risen a bit from 58mpg (indicated) to 55mpg. Then a week or so ago I noticed fuel consumption rising again to around 52mpg and at the same time there was an annoying flat spot developing intermitantly around 1800 rpm. This was mostly whilst warming up but occasionally when fully warm. Now I have fuel consumption up to 50mpg and when I have been mooching around the sticks for a bit the slightest acceleration produces a cloud of white smoke. Also on hard acceleration there is white smoke evident looking in the mirror. Previously I have had no smoke at all noticeable in the mirror. I'm off to Cornwall soon and don't want to end up on the hard shoulder. I'm wondering if the old pump going hasn't damaged the injectors? After the £1865 bill for replacing the pump (and a few other bits) I am not relishing another £1k to get all the injectors done. I could have bought another car at that rate. Any thoughts???? :)
  15. Fixed! Seems I was barking up the wrong tree. It was the fuel pump that was faulty. A total coincidence that it came up after an electrical fault. Ever since I bought it I thought it was just a little down on power than the other 2 focus's we have in the house but put it down to being a Mk 2. New pump and it's the same as the Mk 1's. Very costly to repair and if the rest of the car hadn't been perfect I think I may of scrapped it but there you go. This may be of use to someone else with similar symptoms.