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  1. Hi All Just a quick one I had a accident a few nights ago where the front left wheel on my fiesta took a heavy hit on the curb from a almost straight on angle. It has definitely knocked the tracking out of line and maybe bent the steering Colum. The only thing I am unsure on is that the wheel has been pushed backwards by about 2-3 inches, could this mean something is bent or just purely tracking. The car will be put on a ramp soon I just wanted to gather as much information before hand. Thanks In advance
  2. Hi guys, I have a 2009 Zetec s 1.6 TDCi with 75,000 miles... I recently got the glow plugs changed (and cam belt) to see if it would fix the issue but it didn't. I was just wondering if anyone had any idea what it could be. When the temperature is low (5-10 °C) when turning the ignition the car starts relatively quickly but the rpm drops (700) then rises (quite high, 1100) by using some type of "auto revving tool". The engine never stalls. After about 20 secs of doing this, the car idles completely fine and when driving, it drives perfect. Say if I drive the car, stop and then go back to the car (while warm) there is no issue with start up Someone please help! Thanks alot, Harrison
  3. Hi everyone, So I've had my Fiesta for just over 6 months now. The problem I'm having is that when I'm reversing, the car makes a groaning or moaning noise, as if it's struggling. Seems to have got progressively worse over the past week. Also, the difference between in reverse and out is so minute I end up grinding half the time! Has anyone else experienced this with their Fiesta? Thanks!
  4. Hi. I usually leave topping my engine oil up with the garage when it goes in for service or M.O.T or other work. But I check regulary. So I dont really know whats the best oil to buy for my car. I know that my car needs 5W - 30. But when browsing online after putting my car reg into different online checks. It comes back with different names. For example, Fully Synthetic, Part Synthetic then it will have like A1 or A5. Are these something that I can only have one of or are they just different grades of oil that will still work for my engine. I have a feeling that I can only have 5W-30 Fully Synthetic but not sure on the A1 and A5 etc. I have a Ford Focus Zetec S, 60 plate with the 1.6 Petrol engine. Any help will be appreciated.
  5. Hi All, Does anybody know where I can download the latest SYNC update for the UK? Ford Fiesta Titanium 2015 1.5 TDCI Regards, Martin
  6. Hi there, Just looking for some advice. I have a 2012 Ford Focus Titanium 1.6 Diesel. Is it OK to run this car on Biodiesel? Thanks, John.
  7. Hi there I have a ford fiesta mk5 x reg. I was hoping someone could help me out with a few things with my car. I can't seem to find the boot release button and I've looked everywhere! How can it not have one? Also there is no tachometer, that rev meter thing....I mean how can a car not have a rev meter I'm so confused?! And one last thing..does anyone mk5 owners know how to replace the tailgate contact plate because mines is broken and my rear demister is not working. Thanks for reading this and I hope someone can help me.
  8. Hello, Hopefully someone can help. I'm trying to renew my car insurance and one of the questions is asking if I have an alarm system? According to the user manual of the car I do, but I've never heard the car go off and i've tried many different tests but nothing??? I understand it has a immobiliser but just not sure about an actual alarm. It's a Ford Focus LX 54 plate. Many Thanks!
  9. Hello everyone, I just wanted to say hello and to OFFICIALLY join the Ford owners club as I have just purchased a '14 plate Fiesta zetec s Red edition, which is in fact the first Ford vehicle I've ever owned in my life. absolutely love the car and it's a big step up from my Peugeot 107! got a few plans for the car nothing performance wise as my insurance goes through the roof due to age but hopefully a few years down the line for sure! anyway that's all I have to say and uh, well that's it. thanks.
  10. Not sure if anyone else has experienced this. Just had my car in for a standard service and they've pointed out the following: Lots of oil in coolant (head gasket?), brake/coolant change required, front discs and pads need replacing, drive shafts leaking, suspension broken at the front, major oil leak on underside, rear trailing arm bushes broken, urgent replacement of timing belt, tensioners, water pump. total bill so far is over £1,500 excluding head gasket problem. Car needs two new tyres, new exhaust through-out and possibly handbrake needs looking at, the alarm is also not working for some reason, so even more work to be done. Car is 4 years old, around 80k miles and I've had it since new. Serviced at recommended intervals, no expense spared but this could top 2,500 on a car that's worth 5k? Car is on finance with another year to go, so I'm stuck. Can't sell it as it's knackered and is out of MOT, which it won't pass with the the above oil issues creating clouds of smoke. Only suggestion I've had so far is to buy another brand new car and add on the remaining finance but that's just another 5 years (or 4 years probably) of paying for another car that I don't really want. After 4 years, the same thing will happen again. Doing 20k miles a year is harsh on a car but not beyond the limits of what it should do. I was hoping for 100k of trouble free miles before a big bill (maybe a grand?) How can a 4 year old car be so completely knackered despite being serviced and maintained by an approved dealer? I used to own cars that were 10 years old, never a problem, never more than a £500 repair bill for something massive going wrong. My last second hand car had 150k miles on it and only needed new tyres before I traded it in for something I thought would last a few years longer..how wrong was I..should of kept the banger!
  11. Hi all, In a similar style to the MK1 Focus thread I started yesterday I am also looking for common problems on MK2 Focus models. I will also be looking to eventually put together a buyers guide for these models so any feedback you could give would be much appreciated! :) James
  12. Will a 1.25 Ford fiesta mk 6 engine fit into a Mk 7? Hi, I have a 59 plate mk 7 1.2 fiesta that I drove through a massive puddle and it has sucked water through the intake. The car still starts and runs but it is misfiring on cylinder 2 and it has been diagnosed to be something is damaged internally which I don't have time to mess with as it could be a number of things and I need the car to get to work, so I'm thinking about just swapping the engine for a used one but as they are both more available and cheaper I would like to know if the older engine (the mk 6) will bolt on considering I will still have the old engine to swap over sensors and things so it doesn't have to be identical. Any help/info is appreciated, thanks.
  13. Hi all, I'm looking to pick up a OEM sports pedal kit for my fiesta, but really want a dead pedal too. I can get the OEM pedal kit without the dead pedal for the fiesta, but all the aftermarket dead pedals just dont look 'original' enough for me. I've found the focus pedal kit on FordParts (http://www.fordpartsuk.com/shop/ford_focus_aluminium_pedal_pad_kit_rhd_f_1534426_c_342.htm), but I have no idea if these will fit the fiesta or not! Any insight into if they'll fit? Alternatively any link to the OEM dead pedal only (or a very similar model) would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  14. Hi. Recently bought a Focus titanium my12. Now i have a question: It says DYB in some certain places in the info paper we got, and if you search on Google you can find focus (DYB). Does anyone here know what it means?
  15. zetec s

    Hey guys, I'm new to the forum so don't have much knowledge of how it works. I've recently bought a 2015FordFiestazetecs(1.0L Ecoboost) and was wondering if you guys could recommend any suttlemodifications I could make just to make it stand out from the rest. So far Iv bought blue floor mats to match the exterior colour and got an 'S' badge for the front grille. I was thinking of smoking the headlights, installing sill plates and potentially remapping the car. It would be good to see what other ideas you have, thanks!
  16. Hello, I currently have a 2009 ford fiesta 1.6 tdci. Can anyone tell me what part this motor is called that controls the direction of where the air blows in the car. Currently it keeps jumping and turning all the way around to the point where the plastic fixing and metal rod pop off as it catches on another part. Please see picture attached. Many Thanks
  17. Hi guys! I own a Ford Fiesta from 2014 with 113.000 Km on board. Unfortunately, my original wheels took so much damage from the romanian roads that I had to buy new rims on which I didn't mount the pressure sensors. Of course, this means that I now constantly get the "tyre malfunction" error. Is there a way to disable TPMS? I was thinking to buy an OBD2 interface (http://elm327.ro/blue21) chip and then "somehow" I would disable this from some application. Is this even possible? Did someone already try this? Any advice is much appreciated.
  18. Hey All Im A Newbie To This Forum But Ive Had My Focus For The Past 9 Months Now And Starting To Slowly Build It Up. I Want The Exterior To Look Mean As Im Trying To Go For An All Black Look. The Mods I Have Done Is Dechrome, Changed Interior Lights To LEDS, Smoked Rear Lights And Debadged The Focus And Ecobeast Sign. Its Getting Lowered Next Week Sometime And The Secondary Colour Is Lime Green. My Brake Callipers Are Soon Going To Be Green Aswell. Planning Mods: LED Front Lights And Rears. ST Rear Bumper Spoiler. Brake Calliper To Lime Green. Black Alloy Wheels 18". Smoke Front Lights. Gel Badge Overlays. Any Alloy Wheel Suggestions And Any Further Mod Suggestions
  19. Hey guys so I need a bit of advice; So I've had a look at this website of a remapping company near me. They're a professional company so they know what they're doing. I asked them about getting my car remapped and what it would cost and what would I gain. My car is a 1.4 TDCI Ford Fiesta MK7. I've done some cosmetic mods to the car already, which you can see on my profile so the car looks nice. This is also my first ever car. The company said that they normally can do around +30bhp and +60nm of torque on this car with a remap. This will cost me £159. Do you think it's worth it or just don't bother?
  20. Hello everyone, I'm quite new to this site and it would be great to meet some car like-minded people. My name's Phil and I own a Ford Crown Victoria P71 Police Interceptor. Biggest engine I've had being a 4.6L V8 so my wallet isn't going to like what's coming next. Feels like eternity going through the import process but finally picking it up next week! Going to be turning it into a Florida Sheriff's car to give it bit of a unique touch. Pics below show it before (as it was when I got it from Florida) to what I'm going to be doing it up as. Thanks,
  21. Hi all. Recently purchased a '96 1.8 Verona. 118k miles. A 1 owner car. Only really had motorway usage. It does drive real well, BUT, it's a bit irratic on idle, when it's started from cold it revs quite high (about 1800 rpm). I've cleaned the throttle body etc, and made all the general checks, ie. air leaks, hoses, plugs not fitted correctly etc. But can't seem to put my finger on it. I have an OBD2 tester,but that doesn't work this this car. Any ideas would be appreciated.
  22. Hi My first post I have a Ford Focus 1.6LX, Petrol Manual 2006, every so often when I drive it all the lights pop up on the instrument cluster and the car goes in limb mode. The mileage clock also goes clear. Whilst I'm driving I sometimes don't know what speed I'm doing and always have my sat nav connected on my phone just in case. If I leave it for a few hours or overnight it almost certainly starts on the button and drives really well when working. First I brought some WD40 switch cleaner sprayed the connections at both ends the car drive fine for ages 130 miles in fact. I was chuffed until the fault came up again. I'm in a bit of a predicament. I purchased a second hand cluster for £50 on eBay. Thinking swapping the cluster would fix the issue, but the car never started with the second hand cluster. I researched later that it needs programming. I'm struggling to find someone who can programme it for me at a reasonable price. I've even looked at doing it myself via a ELM to USB cable connect to my laptop. Download the correct software. The thing is if I mess it up at worse the car is kaput at best I'll repair for the cost of a £20 cable and learned something along the way. I've also looked up online where you can get the cluster repaired for £100/£120 with a lifetime warranty. But then I've only gone out and spent £50 on the cluster, I'll just re-sell on eBay. I don't want be throwing money to a car that's not worth a great much but at the same time it's only done 51,000 miles and as I said drives excellent when fully functional. Any advice, links, engineer repairs would be greatly appreciated. I'm based in Essex. Thanks in advance 😃
  23. Today marks a full year since I have had my MK3 Focus TITANIUM. What better way to celebrate this than to share some of the little changes I have done to it as it became my little project. Given that I am a menace when assembling things, I chose to let people with skill help me out rather than break things myself. Without further ado, please find below my little pride and joy. 1. Delivery. Last year this time, i went to pick up the keys. I was extremely excited and also fed up with the waiting. I ordered my car during a period where the Factory in SAARLOUIS is pretty much closed. Consequently, I had an extra 1.5 months delay on my delivery and when I saw it in the showroom I fell in love with the colour. I chose the DEEP IMPACT BLUE because of the catalogue. I really liked the way it was and in my mind the contrast with all those chrome bits and pieces would work. While this is subjective, I believe the blue suits the Focus perfectly and if you get the extra chrome parts around the car you get some nice results. As it was October, I told my dealer to put the winter wheels on straight away. There was no point for 3 weeks of summer tires and then go back to the garage and put the winter tires. In my area, winter tires are a must and the law enforces solid behaviour regarding this. My car arrived with the classic 16 inch alloys with 215 Continental Winter Tires. Not the best but now that I look back, they were solid and I will put them back next week :). Some annoying squeal on rain but grip on ice is good. This is how the little monster looked on delivery. It had less than 100 km in this picture. 2. Spring and Summer When the time arrived, I quickly went to my dealer and told them to put my summer tires on. I chose 18 inch alloys and decided to put Michelin Pilot Sport 3 as i had some experience with them. I am running 235/18/40 W tires and they are fun as hell. Comparing to how it originally looked, the wheels changed the car completely. I have no issue running these wheels contrary to what people say around these forums, when people want to upgrade from 17 to 18. After cruising for thousands of KM with the car, I came to the conclusion that if I am going to enjoy the car more, I needed to get rid of some of the body roll and twitching on braking. As I have the autobahn 40 km away from my house, unlimited speeds are quite common there. My country has a plethora of twisty roads so that body roll had to go or else. I then started looking into the one thing that could help with that : a suspension. Given that I was no stranger to suspensions, I have a second Ford, clipper, with a Bilstein Eibach combination, I was trying to make up my mind what to get. I looked into Bilstein, I looked into quite a few brands and then I settled for KW. A mate of mine has a TT RS with a KW Clubsport 3 way and after a few laps on the Nurburing with that, I said, KW is the way to go. I then had another dilemma. Which KW to get? They offered 3 possibilities for my car. After a few sleepless nights, I decided to go for the V3. It gave me everything I wanted in terms of adjustments and if decided to go hardcore, I would be able to do some corner balancing as well. After 3 days of wait, my KW V3 was built in germany and shipped. Two more days passed and the DHL van arrived with my brand new suspension. ...and of course the final result. Once this was on, the car was reborn. I started to lose contact with the brake pedal. Left turn, just accelerate and turn, right turn, press the accelerator and turn the wheel. The stability I gained from this suspension pays for itself every day I get in my car. Funny story, when i went to pick up my car, I wanted to sit down and pretty much fell because after so many months of sitting down in a certain position, the car was significantly lower. The mechanic laughed at me and said i should be careful now because the car is lower. After a few weeks, the suspension broke in and lowered a bit more. Springs were not as rough, however, the unavoidable coil rattle at low speeds is present. A small price to pay for a car that corners so well you will pretty much overtake on the inside on the outside above or even under. It goes wherever you point it and will not complain. The roll is minimal and the grip on braking is difficult to describe. Something worth noting here, the suspension is a good way to improve handling and to get confidence at higher speeds. Unfortunately, one does not need to forget that if things do go wrong they will go wrong. No doubt about that. A month in and i was already thinking of my next change to my car. What could I do to make it even more enjoyable? I made a few phone calls and I was given an offer for a remap. I set up the appointment and went to the guys who offered the service. They looked at my car and said I should not worry, the 1.5 ecoboost, rated at 150 hp, does not have 150 hp. I has between 170 and 175 on the dyno. Ford detuned the 182 version but not as much as some think. I was surprised to hear this and did not actually believe him. He ran my car 3 times and it averaged 175 HP without any modification. He then proceeded to load the new mapping and now the car has over 200 HP @5000 rpm. They also installed a cotton BMC airfilter and advised I change my sparkplugs every 15000 km to make sure all is in good order. The original Ford mapping was not bad but it was difficult to access. I drove through the Alps, the Chamonix area, and those hills up required me to constantly keep my car 4500 to 5500 for it to pull when I needed it too. This was annoying on the standard mapping and the new map gives me pretty much everything between 2780 and 5000 rpm. Much better mid range acceleration and lower consumption. 3. Winter and short term I doubt many cars, for the price range, handle the way my car does. I also doubt many, similar engine, burn rubber the same way, however, I must admit, others sound better. I am truly disappointed in the 1.5 Ecoboost and the sound. My significant other has a Fiesta which i helped her choose. We added a 3 cylinder ecoboost engine which sits at 165 hp with a pipe cross air filter. The car sounds beautiful and whenever I am in mine i just cringe. Having said that, I decided to change things a little bit. Some may have seen, I opened a thread on these boards regarding a rear valence. My car does not have Zetec or ST bumpers. It has the classic MK3 ones and flexibility is not really there if I want to change the exhaust. I ordered a duplex exhaust and realised that it will not be the best choice. The guys I ordered from were nice enough to let me change it given that they hand craft them for my car. I went for a single exhaust due to the limitation I have. For the time being, the car looks like this : As you can see, even if I custom cut the left side for an exhaust I have the risk of making my car look like really bad. The guys I ordered my parts were going to cut my valence and make sure everything would be perfect. I saw some pictures as to how it will look on a similar car to mine and decided to change the order. This does not look very good for me. Consequently, I will go for a single system. It is also more discreet and in case i do have a slight rear bumper issue, it will be an easy fix rather than have it custom cut again. I do not have any pictures yet of the new exhaust but I believe some specs will suffice for the time being. 76mm catback-system, right side 114mm round straight wide edge 200 cells HJS sport-catalyst / Euro 6 approved I get the exhaust installed at the beginning of November so I will continue my car log then. If you managed to get this far in the post, I thank you. Happy cruising!
  24. Hi All, I've got a Ford Fusion 2008 1.4 petrol that's developed a rather frustrating issue. Most of the time everything is fine, however on the 5th (ish) time when I try to start the car all the lights come on etc.. but it doesnt appear to even try and attempt to start (just dead) and the immobiliser light flashes rapidly. The remote buttons always lock/unlock without issue. If i take the key out and try again it usually starts. However if I retry without switching off or removing the key it still fails. A local locksmith took a look and said the key was ok, he said he wasnt sure what it wasm but suggesting it looked like an imobiliser or ignition switch issue. And suggested changing the ignition switch first as it was cheaper. Any idea what it could be or I could try? Many thanks D
  25. Hi everyone new here and new to ford bought myself this beauty a few week ago will be needing advice on it in the future :)