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iFocus

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About iFocus

  • Rank
    Settling In Well

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  • First Name
    Craig

Profile Information

  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus Titanium 1.6 Ti-VCT 125
  • Ford Year
    2011
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Greater Manchester

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  • Location
    Manchester
  1. Tyre time.

    If those Roadstones are as bad as the Nfera, I wouldn't bother. Nexen aren't exactly great IME, stick to names you know/have heard of.
  2. Tyre time.

    Don't go for the BlackCircles quality choice, it'll still be some cheap chinese crap but with a 'lifetime guarantee'. I went for the quality choice on my last car and they were Sailun Attezo tyres and they were possibly the worst tyres I've ever had for grip. They lasted well though. Personally I'd go for either some Avon ZV7's (very good tyre with decent grip) or a Uniroyal Rain Expert 2; I've not used the Uniroyal but I had the original Rain Expert on another car. Other than that, have a look for Kumho's or Hankooks both brands I highly recommend if you're on a budget.
  3. Mk3 1.6 ti vct issues

    Might be spark plugs, coils or HT Leads. If you've had it over 12 months why hasn't it had it's full annual service yet?
  4. Mk3 1.6 ti vct issues

    Variable cam and solenoid issues are usually in relation to the earlier incarnation of the Ti-VCT engines fitted in the MK2 Focus not the MK3 version. I've heard of very little issues being attributed to the 125bhp version in the Mk3. When was the last time the car had it's spark plugs changed and what fuel do you use?
  5. Tyre recommendations please - 1.8 petrol

    Stick with the Avon's! The ZV7 is an excellent tyre and gives great grip in all conditions. I've not had them on my Focus but has them on my old Kia and couldn't fault them. Currently got Falken Ziex ZE914 Ecorun's on the Focus at the moment and I don't rate them at all, they don't grip well from setting off and I've seen the traction control light a few too many times recently! Plus they tramline like barstewards! Will be glad to get them off the Focus once they've worn out and put some Avons or Uniroyals on it!
  6. New wax sealant needed

    FK1000P is meant to be good, I've used the Double Speed Wax and I don't rate it much. What colour is your car?
  7. My Mk3 ZS - Battery issues

    Yeah you're right about the CCA (cold cranking amps) it's always better to be a little higher than standard especially in colder climates; although I recently replaced the wife's battery in her i20 and I had to go for a lower CCA as the battery they (Halfords) suggested didn't fit. I'd always go for Bosch products over others, probably something to do with brand snobbery?
  8. My Mk3 ZS - Battery issues

    I'd go for the Bosch one; as long as the ampage isn't significantly lower or significantly higher then it should be fine. I note that the cranking power on both of the suggested batteries is higher too!
  9. Focus titanium 2012 mobile phone question

    I have the 2011 Titanium and it has the signal strength in the middle.
  10. Kpgs Mk3 Focus Titanium

    Beautiful car and the right engine too. I love the Tit X Sports.
  11. First Focus...

    Enjoy it and don't worry about the DPF
  12. First Focus...

    With that mileage you don't really warrant buying a diesel; anything under about 18,000 a year you might as well get a petrol. Compare the equivalent petrol engined car to the one you're considering. From a quick look online you can get a 65 plate ecoboost for around the same price with half the miles!
  13. First Focus...

    What benefits are those? Having higher service and repair costs? Any benefit gained from fuel economy can soon be wiped out by a big repair bill like for a DPF, DMF etc. Plus unless it is a Euro 6 diesel the residuals of the car will drop like a lead weight. As Euro 6 came in around Sept 2015 It is unlikely the OPs car will be one.
  14. First Focus...

    So question, do you actually do enough miles to warrant buying a diesel?
  15. Ford 1.6 Ti-VCT which fuel to use, Super or Normal?

    My local station is 1.179 for Momentum vs standard at 1.139; but the extra cost is mitigated by the difference in MPG.