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exxcite

Budding Enthusiast
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About exxcite

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  • First Name George

Profile Information

  • Ford Model Focus
  • Ford Year 2009
  • UK/Ireland Location Midlothian
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
  1. Low Mpg

    I have 3 efficient grip installed (the 4th one is budget, but with good thread). Had oil changed and the car serviced 6 months ago, so everything should be fine.
  2. Low Mpg

    Hi all, I think I'm getting quite a low MPG, and I'm not sure what can be causing that. It's a MK2.5 1.8 TDCi 2009, with the EGR blanked. I'm usually driving 20 miles at around 50mph daily and the mpg is 36-40. I've seen in other topics that it should be around 50+ Is there anything that can be causing that? P.S. I'm trying to drive sensibly, without booting it on every occasion.
  3. High Pitched Whistle

    Yup, sounds like an intercooler hose. Happened to me last week. It's quite an easy fix... I got this (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121266583573) pipe and it's all good. Took me around 15 minutes to replace, as one of the screws is really hard to get to.
  4. P0098 After Changing Intercooler Hose

    Got some advice on reddit... posting here for anyone with similar problem in the future: The IAT sensor is probably the only one reporting the temperature, so if the OBD2 temperature is changing, it suggests that the resistor in the sensor is actually working.The IAT will be usually a few degrees above ambient when rolling down the road, and several more degrees above that when stationaryThe error appearing and then disappearing might be due to the fact that ECU took couple of cycles before throwing an error.I'll keep an eye on the temps and other stats through Torque just to be sure, but other than that everything should be fine!
  5. Blue Tooth Adopter Torque App

    Hey, I've got this one (http://www.amazon.co.uk/TIMETOP-Bluetooth-Interface-Scanner-Diagnostic/dp/B00DY3EZSI/) and it works perfectly!
  6. Hi guys, I've been browsing the forums for quite a while, but only registered today. This week my Intercooler Hose burst, which is quite a common issue with these kind of engines (Focus 1.8 TDCi 2009). So I bought a silicone replacement, which is supposed to be much better and replaced it myself... so far no issues. After the wee drive, I have remembered that I forgot to connect the IAT sensor back... so I thought I can just connect it afterwards - I left the car to rest for about an hour and went back to connect it. After starting it I got an Engine Problem light, so I connected my OBD2 to Torque and it read code P0098 (Intake Air Temperature Sensor 2 Circuit High). I thought - fair enough - the ECU seems to be confused, it's been running differently for the past week, and now I've installed a new pipe. I have cleared the code using the Torque app, and the error doesn't seem to be coming back. I have also measured the Intake Air Temperature and it's changing, but at a steady rate: 29-30C at idle and going down to 18-21C when driving. So my question(s): should I be worried about the error code not showing up again? Are the temperatures alright? Am I measuring the wrong thing? Should I be getting a new IAT? I have reserved a replacement if it's needed, so I can pick it up and replace myself (if it's easy?). Cheers!
  7. Welcome to the Ford forums exxcite :)

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