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  1. Good afternoon. I am new to the forum. 1st Ford Focus we have owned, a 2012 1.6 econetic diesel with 51k on the clock. Seen many different messages with regards to whether or not these engines have cambelts or camchains. Is there an easy way to find out? With Regards, Mike
  2. Econetic badges

    i have a 13 plate ford fiesta with an econetic badge, i don't know much about cars and was wondering if this badge has any relation to the ecoboost technology or whether it's the same thing, these are the details i received when i bought my car...
  3. Hi All This post is for patient people. There is a LOT of frustration in it as I've been having issue with my car for more than 15 months. I would like to apologize up front if I have missed a relevant discussion that may have referred to some of the questions I have in here. Brace yourself as it won't be neither an easy nor quick read, however to please everyone I prepared a super short version below: 1) Guys do you know how much fuel Ford Fiesta diesel Econetic II (62 plate) should hold? (Online and books say 40.5 Litres) 2) Based on the above how much fuel you can usually put in your Econetic (please provide the value only IF you are an Econetic owner 2008+)? 3) Legally wise, what I need to do before I take Evans Halshar (Ford Garage)) to court? The story below is the letter I sent to FORD. Yes, the main one who looks after the fenchaise. Their response was far from what I have expected but I'll say more on that later on. LETTER: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2017 01 06 21:06 Eamil sent to UKCRC1@Ford.com Dear Customer Relationship Centre 2-3 8*******4 I have received a call today regarding my case reference: I was advised to provide additional information therefore I'm sending the summary: At this point I'm writing to you out of desperation. I'm a simple IT guy who doesn't know much about cars. All I know is that I really do love FORD cars and I thoroughly enjoyed my Ford Fiesta. I purchased my first Ford Fiesta about 7 years ago with TC Harrison in Derby. I still remember the panther black paint on the petrol Fiesta (Titanium 1.4). I was really missing those tinted windows when I exchanged my car for Fiesta Econetic in tango red colour (I really needed to do some extra miles per tank)... I missed it so much that about two years ago I managed to get Ford Fiesta Econetic (Titanium) in panther black colour. I can't describe how much joy it was to look at the tinted windows and the panther black colour again which brought back all the good memories. The situation changed about 14 months ago, when my car (Fiesta Titanium Econetic, EK62NSO) developed an issue related to the fuel levels. Basically, the console was not reflecting accurately the fuel levels and the reserve indicator LED was a matter of past (stopped showing). As a result of the issue I couldn't tell when I was running low on fuel and in effect, due to long distances I needed to travel on daily basis, I ran out of fuel at least 10 times. On 3 separate occasions, I had to call-out AA who had to bleed the fuel to the engine, on other I managed to get the car running by using a jerry's can, which in fact, I purchased specifically due to this particular issue. I hope I don't need to highlight, it’s far from perfect when the car stops on a busy motorway or junction/roundabout and the risks associated. Now I'll try to explain where the desperation is coming from. I currently live in Milton Keynes. The Evans Halshaw is the Ford dealership I'm forced to use (I've paid for 3 years’ service plan up front). As I know very little about the cars, my assumption was that Ford who specialises in Ford cars would always treat me fairly and know how to resolve ford related faults. This was a big mistake on my side. To cut to the chase these guys had my car on 5 different occasions during which they failed to rectify the issue. On top of this during last repair I was forced to pay about £540 pounds (10% discount as per Service Plan) and to my surprise the repair hasn't been performed to standards. DATES of Service + repairs: 1) 2015 08 08/10 - Service (3rd year, manufacturer warranty) + repair Incorrect fuel readings - no fault found Non Fix - console reset and updates Charged for service - £217 Incorrect fuel readings - no fault found 2) 2016 01 19/20 - reapair +1hr fiagnostics to check for fault codes or updates Non Fix - console reset Incorrect fuel readings - no fault found 3) 2016 02 05/03 10 - repair Charged for service - £132 Non Fix - sender assy-f. gasket, fuel tank reseated Charged for service - £212.08 (external warranty) Charged for Service - £138.54 Non Fix - console reset 4) 2016 08 11 - Service (4th) + repair 5) 2016 11 17/12 16 - repair Charged for Service - £548.10 Partial Fix - fuel tank replaced, reported during troubleshooting as 'imploded fuel tank' Also during the last repair (17th Nov - 15th Dec) on two separate occasions I was informed that my car is ready for collection when it wasn't. It's not a big deal but one of those times I actually had to make arrangements to arrive at Ford premises. Furthermore, despite the fact that Ford had my car for 21 working days (17th of November and 15th of December) they haven't resolved the fault with the start-stop system I've reported alongside the fuel level issue. Funny enough during previous visit I was advised that they found no issues with start-stop which should be working just fine... it hasn't been for about a year now. Also I have asked these guys to look at two other things that haven't been done despite their agreement to do them, therefore why did they agree in the first place?! 1) re-fit the windscreen trim 2) fix the gearbox knob which moves (the top bit) As it stands, although I used to enjoy driving my Ford, I'm seriously considering giving this car away. From my perspective, I've been driving a broken car for more than a year, and the time spent arranging the visits at Ford in Milton Keynes, waiting for AA, stressing out on the side of the road when I'm out of fuel... is just not worth it. These guys charged me already £892.18 (visit 2, 4 and 5) for the work specific to the fuel gauge/level issue. From where I stand it seems they feel untouchable and happy to keep charging me for their own incompetency. Sorry but I have no other word for it. I have lost all my confidence in Ford and I don't believe that my patience or loyalty been rewarded. Actually, I feel like I'm being aimlessly lead by the nose. To get additional spin on this matter I need to highlight that these guys failed to repair the car when it was still on the manufacturer warranty in 2015 and once again failed this year to get the fault rectified under extended warranty. From what I understand they failed to provide sufficient evidence to 3rd party who provides the extended warranty to prove the fault wasn't a result of any action I've performed. At the end of the day they have refitted the fuel tank during one of the repair therefore It's my reasonable assumption that any issues with the fuel tank would have been noticed then. I don't understand how it is possible to miss an 'imploded fuel tank'?! Did I mention that during last repair I summarised all the "troubleshooting" Evans Halshaw performed during previous 4 visits and added my observations and comments. I left it all for the engineer as a print out for a review in hope this would help resolve the issue. I don't believe this should be expected from Ford customers, but I felt like I had no choice. This is also because I felt like the emails I've been sending to the local manager (Kevin Govender) haven't been passed over to the Evans Halshaw engineer involved. I'm a reasonable and patient person but even so Evans Halshaw managed to get me fuming. These guys are based: Ford Milton Keynes 1 Lasborough Road Standing Way Milton Keynes MK10 0AB What I want is a simple solution. Fix my car to my expectations. I've been driving Ford Econetic cars for about 7 years now. I have always been able to put a minimum 36 litres of fuel whenever the console indicated I'm low on fuel. Since the 5th visit my car can't take more than 37.8 litres of fuel and instead indicating low fuel after I used min. 36l now it is showing this at 31.5 - 32.0. In essence my tank is now smaller by at least 4 litres despite Evans Halshaw reassurance the same size fuel tank was installed. 4 litres means approx extra 60 miles which is a lot to me. I purchased Econetic to do *few extra miles per tank... and now this is being taken away from me. I simply won't accept that. I can keep going like this and in my humble opinion I'm not nit picking. It is absolutely revolting how these guys been handling my case. Considering multiple failures at Evans Halshaw end I am convinced that I should be fully reimbursed for the "repairs" they attempted on my car along with the remaining allowance on my Service Plan. This way I can take it so a garage that can fix it... At this point I would like to apologize for the long email and kindly ask you for your help. I would be grateful if you can do something about the situation. At this moment of time I'm so fed up I would be glad to even give away the car for a decent swap... Your faithful Richi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Since then I have received a call from FORD who said, and I'll try to quote: "If Ford Garage is unable to find the fault, there is no fault with the car. Evans Halshaw were unable to find any issues before December therefore this means there was nothing wrong with the car." At this point if anyone is still reading ... be advised I visited ford again. My car still has the same problem as it won't take the mount of fuel it should. Funny enough, the local Manager assured me last week on Friday (27th Jan 2017) that they refueled at the petrol station and were able to put 42lit in the fuel tank. Either I'm going full on ***** mode at the end of refueling of my car or someone ... ... ... I'm just so tired after so many months of arguing with them. I even have the emails I've been senfing them with evidence of the issue in March last year... as per FORD when there was no issue. I would be extremely grateful if anyone can help me out, is there anyone out there? Yours Richi
  4. Hi I am new to this forum, but not to the Ford Fiesta. 6 years ago we bought a new Fiesta Econetic 1.6 diesel. It was a great motor fun to drive economical etc. This morning, I picked up my new Fiesta Titanium X Ecoboost. It's a lovely motor and am taking time to learn about the features etc. I will post a photo when I take it. :)
  5. Please bear with me on this one. Until this week I haven't heard of a DPF. My last car was a 2010 1.4tdci Fiesta Edge, fitted with a DPF. My journeys mainly consist of trundling around town with the odd motorway run. And I had the Fiesta for 2 years and 8 months, and the only problem I ever had with that car was the rubber seals around the fuel injectors. There was not any other single fault. 2 months ago, I bought a 2009 1.6tdci Focus econetic. Reasons being i can't afford to run a petrol car with the cost of fuel and tax. And early this week, whilst doing around 60mph the engine lost a lot of power, and on the dash all that was displayed was "Engine Malfunction". I had no prior warning about this. So took it to my local mechanic, and he explained the issue, and cleaned it and now all is well. So I've done some reading about DPF's, and 9/10 people are saying to stay away unless you're on the motorway often, which makes sense considering how a DPF burns off the soot. But I'm a little confused/worried. My previous fiesta had 50,000 on the clock when I bought it, and I changed it at 60,000, and I never had a problem with the DPF. And this focus has 86,000 on the clock. So, what I would like to know, is, 1) Did I get lucky with the fiesta? 2) How long can a DPF go without cleaning just driving around town? 3) Will me taking it onto the motorway for 20 mins clear the filter? 4) If so, how often would I need to do a motorway run? Also, I have read that to begin burning off the soot in the DPF, the engine revs need to be around 2,500rpm. Which is a slight issue, as the other night on the motorway for about 3 miles, at 70mph in 5th, the engine revs only hit 2,000rpm. So, only hitting 2,000rpm even on a motorway, does that indicate that I have an "active regeneration", as opposed to a "passive regeneration'? I'm aware fundamentally, I've made an error in buying this car, I only buy diesel to keep the cost down, with tax and fuel. I'm just wondering, will everything be ok, if I take it for a high speed run say every 2 weeks? After discussing this with my father, he is under the impression that, I didn't have a problem with the fiesta, so it's likely that you will generally be problem free with the focus. After paying £200 for the DPF clean, I'd like to help the engine/filter as much as I can, I also have to consider, that I have no idea how the car was treated by the previous owner. Any help/advice is appreciated.
  6. New Ford Owner!!

    Hey all, just about to join you all in owning a Ford! I have agreed a purchase on a 2009 59-plate Mondeo Econetic as below: (Mondeo 2007-, 1.8L Duratorq-TDCi ECO (125PS), Ink Blue (Metallic) Build Date: 22.10.2009 Vehicle Line: Mondeo 2007- Body Style: 5 Door Saloon Version: Series 40 Engine: 1.8L Duratorq-TDCi ECO (125PS) Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Trans - MTX75 Drive: RHD FWD Emission: Stage IV Emissions Air Conditioning: Dual Zone Auto Temp Control A/C Territory: (+)"GB" Paint: Ink Blue (Metallic) Interior Fabric: Daphne/Twill / Ebony I'm paying £6500, it has 53k miles on it, FHS, 1 owner from new. Does this sound like a worthwhile deal to you?? Either way, I'm looking at adding parking sensors to it so the missus doesn't destroy it (previous car was a Clio!), I'm not to fussed about doing it myself incase I get it wrong, and not sure how I go about getting someone to do them for me. Is it really as easy as people say? What can I expect to pay for someone doing it for me? I'm new to modding at the likes, but am open to new ideas, are there any you can pass on? Many thanks!! P.S. Also I'm not sure if I've done anything wrong on this post, or posted it in the wrong area!!
  7. Ford Fiesta 1.6 Tdci Econitic 62 Mpg

    hi all just got a new ford fiesta 1.6 tdci econetic ii what mpg should i be getting ???? and how many miles to a full tank ????
  8. I've just bought an Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 CDI Econetic Estate. I am feeling really foolish because I just assumed that you could fit a tow bar to any car. However, I am told that towbars are not available for this model. I am not sure why. Other forums suggest that it is something to do with the electrical system, the tyres fitted and even the braking loads. It is really not clear whether a product will become available in the future that has electrical looms compatible with econetic models. Does anyone know whether a towbar is available and whether this would invalidate a warranty if fitted? The worst case scenario will be that I have to buy a smaller tent for the family holiday this year. I have also been told that you cannot fit a rear bicycle carrier to the Econetic model, so bikes will remain on the roof and there is no option for a roof box to save the day. I am sure there will be many others buying econetic estate cars with the intention to fit a towbar who will be really disappointed. And I wonder whether other manufacturers with eco-brands have the same problem e.g. Blue Motion?