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  • Ford Model
    Focus Zetec 1.6
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    West Midlands
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    0 to 5000
  1. Also it only happens around 20-30% of the time.
  2. It was also happening before the service, I just though I would mention it to rule out plugs.
  3. Afternoon, My focus mk1 1.6 sometimes struggles to start. It cranks fine but can take a good few seconds before the engine fires, other times it will start straight away. Recently had a service with spark plugs changed. Once started it drives fine. I might get some Redex injector cleaner, any other ideas?
  4. Nice to know, I will stop worrying about it. I did have a head gasket blow on an older car so just slightly paranoid.
  5. Coolant flush done. Still about the same so far, maybe just 1 or 2c less. I will keep an eye on it over next few days. I may enable the test/diagnostics mode and check the temps on there, is it ok to leave it in diagnostics mode for a 20 minute drive?
  6. I have a 2001 MK1 1.6 Zetec Focus (Zetec-SE/Sigma engine). My old mk4 fiesta (1.25 zetec) used to run @ around 90c coolant temperature.However the focus runs with coolant temperature normally @ around 100c - highest I have seen is 104c. The coolant temp needle on the dash stays in the middle but I know it always does this and just jumps to red if overheating. Is 100c too hot? P.S I'm getting the coolant temperature via OBD.