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About GazNicki

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  • First Name Gareth

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus Sport 1.8
  • Ford Year 2006
  • UK/Ireland Location Lancashire
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000

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  • Location Wigan
  1. Focus Mk2 1.8 Thermostat Replacement

    Petrol engine.
  2. Does anyone have a guide for the replacement of the thermostat on the 1.8 engine in a Mk2? The thermostat definitely needs changing and I have received a quote from a garage that I simply can fathom or afford the charge, not when the part is sub £30 at Euro Car Parts. To confirm the stat needs changing, I have had a bluetooth ELM with DashCommand running while driving, and the temperature was dropping down to 69c when driving on the motorway one night this week. I couldn't get the temp up, even running the engine at high revs. Highest it got to was 72c when driving in the streets back from the Motorway. If anyone could help out with a guide it would be really helpful.
  3. Electrical Gremlin, Instrument Cluster?

    When I had turbo issues with my Mondeo that a highly rated independent couldn't pin down, I bit the bullet and sent the motor into fords. Not only could they diagnose better than the Indy, but they also did it in half an hour and only charged me half and hours labour. An Indy usually charges by the unit, so a 15min job is charged as an hour. Needless to say, I had my Indy bang to rights with a print out from Fords and everything was sorted super quick. I know your issue is different, but I would consider getting Fords to have a look at it as an option. Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  4. Hands Free Kits

    Hi all. Looking to add a few extras to the wife's mk2 1.8 sport and starting with adding the Aux input. I'm looking at a few options for installation locations, but before I do I was hoping someone else had added a hands free kit or phone holder to their mk2 and would be willing to share their ideas. My mk3 Mondeo sports a metal bracket next to the stereo which I bolt an iPhone holder too. Hard wired a second hidden cig lighter with a charger plugged in, and the cables for the aux and charger come trough the glove box nice and tidy. Anyone have any nice setups in their focus? Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC