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#16 Rossostopher

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

I am not totally sure whether it is a Ti or not. From my understanding there is the 100bhp 1.6 and the 115bhp 1.6. I am assuming the Ti is the 115bhp, I know mine has been stated as 115bhp on the registration form but not mention of Ti anywhere.

I think I will need to sort out it's own power first before adding things to get the full benefit.

I know I have a dodgy Lambda sensor but surely that can't rob the engine of that much power? I have been reluctant to change it since a new one from Ford is £120 (approx) and Ive heard third party ones don't fit particularly well.

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#17 Stoney871

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:18 PM

Read this for Lambda Sensor info-
http://www.picoauto....bda-sensor.html

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:45 PM

if its 115bhp then its the ti vct in which case its a complicated engine and theres many things that can cause the loss so ford it is you have the o2 sensors the cam solenoids the cam adjusters when mine did it it was the timing cam that was faulty

as for more power forget it no one does anything for these engines too complicated so other than a remap and panel filter thats about it anything else they get very unreliable and expensive to fix .
the ti vct has 2 cams one for air in 1for gas out they work independantly and has cam sprockets that advance or !Removed! the ignition via an adjuster within the sprockets fed via a high pressure oil line all this is done based on fuel flow air intake volumes engine temp coolant temp etc etc trust me dont muck around with it stick to filter exhaust and remap

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:08 PM

Thanks for the info! I will have to look at the aftermarket ones more closely to see what kind of fit they have. I really and going to begrudge spending £120 on one sensor!

I have a lot of questions in a short space of time before I even start anything! I am also looking at changing the spark plugs and wires for better quality parts ( I heard this can give better performance even if it is only little), any ideas of which ones to pick? Whilst under the bonnet, does anyone have any pics or ideas of simple things that improve the look of the engine i.e. hoses etc.

I would also like to change my head unit (6000) for one that is compatible with an iPhone (as I just got my new iPhone 5 through :D) so I would like to be able to plug it in and use the cars controls to control the music and maybe answer the phone etc. I would preferably like a Ford stereo and not a single din head unit. Any ideas on what Ford Stereos there are, or any ideas on decent double din head units which will fit without too many extra surrounds.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

changing the plugs and leads wont gain power the ones fitted are bosch magnecor claim there leads give an increase however the coil pack would require changing and fords in general run bad with anything other than genuine coil packs fitted since the spark is part of the system fiddling with it isnt a good idea i did and ended up at the dealers with a poor car the leads had damaged the coil pack.
you buy slip over hose covers on ebay silicone or plastic having had them they are okay forget the proper hoses no one does a kit ive tried ebay the net and american sites to no avail its an engine that sold in small numbers so wasnt worth the companies time developing parts its all diy im afraid and given the hoses on this car is like a maze i aint removing them till i need to.
theres a few tivct owners on here who are all in the same boat

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:32 PM

So...so far I have only really looked at bulbs and lights. I have found a RHS reverse light and bulbs to buy. Obviously I will have to sort the wiring but I didn't fancy having to 'massacre' the light to add a reverse light so I'll buy one. The bulbs (as recommended on here):
http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_3584wt_1271

I am looking at getting some new side indicators in the range of:
http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_1870wt_1271

To start the LED interior I will start with the courtesy light:
http://www.ebay.co.u...5#ht_863wt_1165

I have also looked at panel filters and decided on this:
http://www.carnoisse...1630-6875-p.asp

If anyone thinks I could be buying better just let me know. I am still looking for headlights and sidelights but am after bright white lights and not tinged blue lights. Can anyone suggest some decent ones?

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

A mod you may be interested in for the mk2 that I've literally this minute just finished doing myself is installing wing mirror indicators. If your lucky to find some ST or cmax ghia wing mirrors going already in the right colour you can do it quite cheaply too.

I got my mirrors for 50quid on ebay, n just transplanted the indicators n covers over onto my existing mirrors rather easily. In theory I could now sell the mirrors back on with my old covers on them n make some money back.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:41 PM

Has anyone tried putting on a shark fin ariel onto a focus, if so do they have any pictures?

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:56 PM

Has anyone tried putting on a shark fin ariel onto a focus, if so do they have any pictures?

I had a photoshop done of one on mine before,
Had planned to remove the original and fit a fully functioning one to the rear, I'll try find the photoshopped image.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:18 PM

tried and failed the reception was crap sent it back to the seller and its not designed to fit theres a locating hole for the ford base but no locating pin on the shark fin you could whack a load of sealant in but i didnt like the way it sat

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:58 PM

Fair enough, I will steer clear of that one then. May just need to get a shorter ariel then because I don't like the long stock one

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:12 PM

Fair enough, I will steer clear of that one then. May just need to get a shorter ariel then because I don't like the long stock one


Richbrook manufacture a short aerial for ford with the ford logo printed on the side, http://www.priracing...0/0/ford-aerial
And if you purchase it from priracing.com you can get 20% discount off the cost price by entering Discount Code: richbrook20

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:38 PM

Richbrook manufacture a short aerial for ford with the ford logo printed on the side, http://www.priracing...0/0/ford-aerial
And if you purchase it from priracing.com you can get 20% discount off the cost price by entering Discount Code: richbrook20


Damnit Lenny got me wanting a new aerial now..

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:27 AM

Lenny as your the Guru fountain of knowledge guy :D lol is there any discount codes for DMB graphics ?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

Lenny, will this aeriel work with the Sony DAB radio fitted to my focus titanium??

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