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  1. Hi Guys and Gals, I have owned my 2006 1.4 Diesel Fiesta for just shy of a year now. I commute almost 100 miles a day in it on the motorway, and average around the 60MPG mark (I reset the counter on the first of the month). Over the last few months I have noticed the average MPG start to slip. First to the mid 50s then the mid 40s. Something is obviously not right. This morning on my way to work, the average MPG dropped dramatically (by about 10MPG) when going up a steep hill on the A31. Once the road leveled out the MPG continued to fall down to around 33MPG. Eventually it started to climb again ending around 38. Driving home from work today, the counter started accelerating, 40, 45, 50, 55 by the time I got back it was about 58. Any idea what would cause such a rapid change in MPG? As I mentioned, I reset the counter once a month (on the first) to keep track of my fuel usage over the month. So the average was being taken over the last 1,400 miles. Full disclosure, the turbo has been whining for about 9 months now, think its finally giving out? Thanks for any help.
  2. Hi guys, new to the club here and just needed some advice/information. I drive a 2006 fiesta style 1.25 Firstly I have purchased red LED lights to go behind my speedometer and replace the green ones. I dont have a clue how to take my dash apart to get to where i need to be to fit them, or indeed how to fit them. (Pictures will follow) Secondly, I'm doing some paintwork. I am painting the outer trim of the car a gloss black. What type of paint do I need? What method should I follow to ensure a lasting and good looking gloss finish? Finally, I was wandering if it would be possible to paint the inside of my headlights black? Thanks for any and all advice! This is my first Ford and in fact my first car, I know a little but you might have to bear with me :)
  3. Hi, guys! First, Happy New Year! I have recently bought a Ford C-Max 2006, which looks and goes very well, at just 60,000 miles. But the cigarette lighter does not work. How difficult is to fix this? How expensive? While I have reconditioned a Ford Kent engine, electrics is my weak point. I have used the boot power point for my sat nav, but it is not ideal, having an extension running across the hand handles up on the inside.
  4. Hi All, Question about my Focus. Came back from holiday after a week away and cold weather at home. Took off handbrake which stuck until I reversed out of the car parking space, but it still feels there is a little more rolling resistance than normal when I drive the car. Main points: -Handbrake disengages completely....not slack when it's down. No hand brake light on either, so that's all fine. -Fuel consumption has gone up by 25% (although I am not doing a weekly 80 miles round trip on a dual carriageway during the winter, only combined city/country driving) -Slight noise coming from rear right wheel but not from others when car is rolling slowly, doesn't sound like the brake though So, I'm thinking the bearing, but how could that have just decided to break while I was away? Car is parked in secure location outside. Any ideas? This weekend I will jack the rear up and compare the rolling resistance of each rear wheel to see what's up and report back. Cheers!
  5. Help With A Mk2 Focus Please!

    Hi All! I have I have a Focus Zetec 1.8 petrol (duratec engine) 56 plate it’s done about 66k miles. I’ve only just started to drive this as I’ve only just passed my test :) but something just doesn’t seem right with it … It seems sluggish when pulling off and easy to stall and at times it won’t start unless I press the accelerator. I’ve done some research and I’m going to have a go at cleaning the throttle body to see if that helps. I was also going to clean the MAF sensor but I’ve just read that the 1.8 doesn’t have one? I’m also going to look at replacing the coil pack but I’m unsure of which one is the right one to buy as there are lots of different designs out there. It’s just had a major service but that didn’t seem to help either. Any help would be appreciated guys.
  6. Engine System Fault

    hi i have recently brought a focus 06 on a 06 plate tdci zetec 1.6 had the car since Friday 22nd may so just over a day and my engine system fault has come on heard a bang then lose of power managed to get home and was barely able to get up to speed i live near a few 70 mph roads as work daily use the roads to get to work the fan was still going when i got home for a round 2-3 mins after the engine had been off and keys taken out looked in the engine and when i rubbed down the inter cooler pipe the fan stopped have noticed a small plastic gromit pressed up against the pipe and there's a bit of rust but not willing to drive much till i can get a mechanic to look it over please reply asap and no one say take car back as i have explored that option and all i got was contact warranty which is now closed till Tuesday and i have 3 days of work and no other car to use
  7. can anyone tell me what the little hose is going into the top of the turbo? and where can i get one my split and is taped up at the moment. its directly above the red line in the picture attached ( pic taken from someone else but exactly the same as my engine layout).
  8. One Of The Lowest Mileage Mk2's?

    My grandparents have a 2006 MK2 Zetec 1.6 Petrol Automatic as their daily driver. (When my Grandpa's Supercharged Jaguar S Type is not being used) I noticed today that it's only covered 32,000 miles since new! Surely that's one of the lowest mileage MK2s out there? Anyone have one/seen one with lower miles?
  9. Ford Focus Speakers

    Hi I'm pretty new to this, I've recently purchased a Ford Focus lx 2006 and its truley amazing! However, I've noticed that when I turn the volume up over 20 the whole left side speakers stop working and when I turn it back under 20 they're fine? Any suggestion greatly appreciated :)
  10. Sorry about this, but this is a continuation from The car still refuses to start, I have done the following. Replaced the filterUsed a vacuum hose to pull fuel through from the tankReplaced the Fuel Rail Pressure SensorReplaced the Fuel Pressure RegulatorReplaced the Fuel Metering ValveThere's more below the pic ... As you can see by the following photo, I have totally bypassed the tank, fuel line and fuel filter by using a funnel and short piece of clear pipe. As I crank the engine the fuel goes down slowly but that car makes no attempt to start. Here is another pic of the parts I have replaced ... I did notice that when I replaced the Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor, I started to get a reading when previously it was at 0. So, what I'm asking now is ... and I don't want to ... do we think all this points to the fuel pump needing replacing? I have a fuel pump that I collected yesterday after a 4 hour round trip, that is where I got the sensors from, also I got the fuel rail too, is it worth swapping out the fuel rail? Thanks, Lee.
  11. Focus 2006, TDCI, 1.8. My car will not start, the story begins... On Saturday night around 11:00 pm I started the car and set off, within feet of setting off, the car stalls and won't start up again, so I roll it back to the side of the road. I have 'Torque' on my android phone and a ELM adapter in the car, I ran the code reader that gives me this .. Sorry for the large image. I'm not bothered about the 'theft' issue as it has not shown up since. .. I left the car for 5 minutes and tried to start it again, after a bit of spluttering, it starts fine and I'm off. 2 hours later on the way home, no issues at all. Now come Sunday and it's time to give my Mum a lift home and the car won't start again, check 'Torque' and it gives me the same P0089 error, again 5 minutes later I try to start the car and it has no problems. Now, it's Monday morning and time for work, try to start the car, turns over but won't fire again, keep trying (cos what else can I do) and eventually the battery dies so it's taxi to work and look at it later. Today is Wednesday and the battery has been charging overnight, I've reconnected it to the car and crossed my fingers ... again, won't start. I've been looking up the problem on the internet and I see people mentioning that this error is a generic 'not enough pressure' error (please correct me if I'm wrong) also there been a bit of a mention of dirty fuel filters, so I've been and bought a fresh one, fitted it and used a vacuum pump to draw fuel from the tank to fill the filter (I connected it to the output of the fuel filter), but to no avail. I've taken the battery off and I'm charging it up again now as i type this. Has anyone got any advise or how to troubleshoot this issue, what things can I check and how can I check them? One big question is .. does the car have a fuel pump in the fuel tank? Please help, the weather is wet and windy and I've got work in the morning again. Thanks in advance. Lee :(
  12. Hey all Im thinking I may have to part with my Fiesta - Pretty sad times! I need to raise some money for my Masters Degree fees and the car is the only thing that i can do to raise it quickly :-( But I'm not sure on what to sell him for. He's an 06 plate mk6.5 1.25 climate petrol done 81k - just passed his mot with no advisory and told the car is in excellent condition - I've changed the standard interior to silver and installed the aux point. I have been watching on eBay but they go for so many different prices I'm not sure what price to gage. Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated!
  13. Hi, I have recently bought a Ford Focus 2006 1.6, which means I still haven't driven it in a warm day. So I never tested the air conditioning system, just assumed it worked. But today I was changing the bulbs on the RHS headlight and realised that two of the air conditioning pipes were completely loose. Since I couldn't figure out how they were put together or find any blueprints, you guys are my last resource before I get the car checked by a specialist. Could anyone tell me whether this is normal or someone purposely detached them for some reason? Pics included. Thanks!
  14. Fiesta 2005/2006 Facelift

    Hiya guys, looking to get my first car and thinking the Ford Fiestas look like a great place to start. Was looking at a budge of between £1500 up to maybe a little over £2000. I was interested in the 2005/2006 facelift versions (I say 2005/2006 because depending on the site I go to they state different years). Now correct me if I'm wrong but most recomendations seems to advice going for the newer facelift editions. However I'm consfused the mad on how to spot them if the ad doesn't specifically state it's a facelift edition. Also on a side not, I understand there are many Fiesta versions from that time and was wondering if anyone could kindly steer me ;) on an approperiate route :D Thanks guys and girls
  15. Retro Fitting Front Fog Lights

    Hi there, I recently purchased and successfully fitted fog lights and a new switch to a 2006 ford focus mark .2 I've found the correct wires for the fog lights in the wiring loom that goes to the main headlights. When I activate the switch though, no power is fed to these wires. The front fog light warning light on the dash illuminates so I'm assuming the switch is working fine. I can't see any record of there being a separate fuse for the front fogs and the relay seems to be shared by the front and rear fogs. The only assumption I can draw is that the relay fitted to cars with no front fogs is different in some way to those that have factory fitted front fogs. Does anyone know if this is the case, and if so what relay it is that I need to get the front fogs working? If this is not the case, any ideas where I should next check? Any help and information is greatly appreciated! Cheers Chris
  16. UK: hi, i am driving a fiesta mk6 2006 and would like to know how it compares to new ford fiesta 2013 or 2014 in terms of boot space and ride height (the gap from ground to the bottom base of the car) - the reason being the new fiesta wheels looks tiny and lower in terms of ride height. wondering if i will have any problems with driving through speed bumps or get up a kerb ? also does anyone know how i can find info on the maximum speed bumps and kerb under british road regulations? thanks
  17. Hi, i've never replaced brake pads/disks before seen as this is only my first car and so I'm not sure if this looks right. I thought the pads would make good contact with the disks and be flat/flush against the disk but instead they look at an angle and tapered. Is this normal?
  18. Ford Focus 2.0 TDCI, 56 plate. I spent most of yesterday taking off the engine undertray, taking out the glovebox and fusebox, removing the radio and surround only to find that the annoying vibration I've been getting for the last few months was from the heater pipes vibrating against something, I don't know what, but what I do know is that if I put some foam between the pipes, the vibration stops. I found this photo on the web (originally from this site) If you look at the 2 pipes to the LEFT of the red circle (they are almost horizontal), these are the offending pipes. I couldn't find a mention of anyone else finding this particular vibration spot, so I thought I'd post it. Lee. P.S. If you find a solution to a question you have asked, please report back and help others :)
  19. Hi if i get a second hand fob can it be programmed to the car? seen video on YouTube where you turn ignition on and off 4 times then when buzzer sounds you press the button on the fob, if yes doing this wouldn’t stop my own fob from working would it. My son just brought a Focus LX 2006 but it only came with 1 fob thanks for any help.
  20. I purchased a Sony Stereo for my 2006 Focus to replace the standard ford unit. When it arrived I noticed it had a sort of water droplet effect on all the buttons. I was told it was from a 2007 Focus ST and I am wondering if anyone else has seen this before. I've been looking at cars (ST's and Titanium's) and images online and never seen this pattern there all just plain silver. The unit itself works perfectly i'm just curious to know if anyone has seen this wired pattern before. Thanks, Marc :)
  21. hi everyone new to forum and this is first post ive just bought a 2006 ford fiesta tdci 1.4, and after looking over it to clean bits up on it ive found a small pipe in the engine bay not attached on one side and it seems to have been covering everything in black soot. had a look but cant see where it goes? any help on the parts or where it should go. would be great thank you. whats the part at the back for because that is where it comes from and goes round the side and then attaches to nothing? where should it go please.
  22. Hi I was wondering whether anyone could tell me what I should get replaced along with the cambelt when I ring up for a quote. I have only just bought the car but it's on 54,000 miles and it's an 06 plate so thought I might get it replaced sooner rather than later as my last car (Clio) the belt snapped so I am a bit worried about it. Thanks for any advice.
  23. i have a 2006 focus and now and again the a/c compressor will grind really loud sometimes louder than other been getting worce over the last week or so. i have checked and there is no gas in the system . any way of stopping this happening? disingaging the cluch by removing fuses ect. ? or is swaping the unit the only fix. thanks.
  24. Fuse Problem

    Hi, I have a 2006 Focus. Looking for help identifying why all of a sudden when I turn off the engine my windscreen wipers start juddering, random warning lights can appear on the dashboard, my hazard lights flicker, rear demister comes on, warning buzzer sounds...these don't all happen every time, except for the wipers but they have all happened at some point. Once engine is on there are no issues! It's strange having your car keys in your pocket walking away from the car and to see the wipers going :-) Does anybody have an idea of what's gone wrong??
  25. Hi There! I have recently bought a 2006 Ford Fiesta 'Style' with the 'Climate' Pack. It has a 6000CD Head unit with an AUX button, yet no sign of a 3.5mm (or any other sort of) jack anywhere; including glove box and near gear stick. I have seen several posts online of how to add this in but it requires some technical ability/knowledge, neither of which I possess. I wondered if anyone knows roughly how much a Ford dealer or anyone else (Halfords?) would charge to do this for me, and otherwise if there's a simplified way with a tutorial that I can fit this jack/cable to my car. Ideally I don't want to be drilling holes for it... Thanks