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About jynxy

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  • Ford Model
    Focus LX 2005 Estate (115 ps)
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  • UK/Ireland Location
  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000
  1. Hi, managed to drop the rad down enough to get a ratchet in, why they didnt have it the other way ill never know. Just have to put it all back again tomorrow. once i find the correct part, the one i have i think is the 105 amp i need 120 amp can i use 150 amp ? Thanks guys
  2. yes aircon is off, its just the top, someone has mentioned removing about 90% of the front of the car, as in rad etc, could be fun. oh well here it goes.
  3. Focus 2005, 1.8 Tdci Hi all, ok well I have half the car apart :( But I cannot get the alternator off, I have undone the 3 bolts and the bottom mounting bolt, I have managed to get a spanner on the top bolt once, but it was that tight the spanner eventually slipped off, I just cannot get the access to get a socket in. How do you get this thing off, why didn't they put the bolts the other side, grrrrr. Please help Thanks
  4. but why wont it turn with pliers ? i would have expecting some turn ?
  5. Trying to change the rear pads and disc on my focus 1.8 tdci estate 2005 Currently doing the drivers side and i cannot reset the caliper, it wont turn in any direction with pliers. do i need the tool or is it seized, if so how do i fix this. Regards.
  6. Hi all, I changed my gearbox oil at the weekend, i used Triple Xl 75w90 full Synthetic (eurocar parts brand) i noticed it was thicker when adding it in the car, which has now resulted in stiff gear changes. ok once warmed up. Is this the correct grade for a 1.8 tdci lynx engine ? Thanks
  7. Hi, sorry if I have missed this but wife had same problem. In the end the ecu just needed a reset by disconnecting the battery. Hope this helps.
  8. Hi, guys thanks for the replies. I have reset the ecu, so will see what happens with that. How responsive is your first and second gears, is there much acceleration, lag etc. Thanks
  9. Hi, not had the car long, when i first got this i was getting approx 500 miles to a full tank, now i seem be getting approx 400 miles its a 1.8tdci 55 reg i have recently serviced this. Crossland air filter Crossland oil filter Castrol oil (a1 spec) Crossland fuel filter Crossland pollen filter denso glow plugs. I have looked for vacum leaks etc which i cannot find, although i hear a small sucking noise when i take me foot of the pedal. only lasts a second or two. first and second gears dont feel as quick as i used to, get about 20mph out of first and 40mph out of second, im sure this was faster before. no error codes using the reader i have. egr valve blocked of egr end. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks
  10. Hi all i have a 1.8 TDCi Lynx engine, approx 90k on the clock. I have a rattle noise when i hit approx 2200 rpm. Any ideas what this could be ? I was thinking either something to do with the turbo or the timing belt tensioner. Thanks
  11. I've done mine about 200m ago only just started changing color.
  12. Does it have oil ? Turbo could be going. Common on the 1.6 although think if was fixed in newer models. Could be a vacum hose or blown exhaust ? Don't ever trust dealers I always service mine. That way I use top quality for same price and peace of mind it is done.
  13. Thanks for the reply I don't know what else to say about the rattle it's like blades or something. Doesn't last for long. Not sure this will help.
  14. Are you having a problem martyntdci ?
  15. any chance of a how to guide ?