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#1 gav007

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:46 PM

Anyone else think the MKii focus is a piece of !Removed! compared

to the MKi ?

 



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#2 jeebowhite

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:29 PM

Not exactly the greatest first post made by a new member!

 

So why do you not like the MK2, many people enjoy it, and the MK1 was revolutionary at the time, the MK2 is still a very good car!



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:42 PM

Not exactly the greatest first post made by a new member!

 

So why do you not like the MK2, many people enjoy it, and the MK1 was revolutionary at the time, the MK2 is still a very good car!

I got about 130 miles for £20 of diesel in MKI

Get about 110 miles for £20 in MKII

Its noisier (no soundproofing)

sounds like a transit van

My own fault for buying it without a test drive

Asumed it would be as good as MKI  that i had for 10 years and loved it



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:06 PM

I can see why your not a fan on those scores, but could the fuel price be a factor on the miles? less fuel for your £20?

 

As for the soundproofing, it makes sense, it is a bit louder as there is less soundproofing inch for inch, but that can be relatively easily resolved.

 

depending on the engines health it could be as much the reason for soundling like a diesel, you can blank the EGR and do a service that will help reduce the knocking.

 

Did you buy from a garage / trader or a private sale?



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:21 AM

I personally think the MK2 is an improvement over the MK1 in all ways.

Each to their own I suppose.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:29 AM

I don't like the MK2 much, sorry. MK1 or MK3 for me!

The Mk1 is an excellent car and I would still happily have one!

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 10:54 AM

I bought it from Arnold Clark  1.8 TDCI Ghia

forgot to  say the sony cd player is not as good as

the Ford 6000 cd  on my mki



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:02 AM

Forgot to  mention  when i put the foot down  you hear

a rush of air in cabin as if  the blower motor is on

(This is with the blower motor off )  any ideas ?



#9 Stoney871

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:44 PM

look for a split in the intercooler hose.
It's the large pipe that sits just under the engine cover on the drivers side of the engine bay.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:19 PM

Take the car back and in writing also, confirm what the complaints are with the car. The whoosh noise is likely a split hose or pipe. The diesel knocking could be a dodgy EGR or injector.

 

You can get the car improved by getting the garage to acknowledge there responsibilities in the sale.



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:36 PM

look for a split in the intercooler hose.
It's the large pipe that sits just under the engine cover on the drivers side of the engine bay.

You were spot on mate split hose  cheers



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:09 PM

No worries.
The symptoms you described were a dead giveaway.
I had it on mine, started as a whistle and ended up as a full blown roar followed by a warning light once the turbo pressure built up to boost.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:50 PM

If you want it, I have a useable hose that might be of use to you.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:42 PM

If you want it, I have a useable hose that might be of use to you.

Thanks for the offer mate but got one of fleebay for a £10



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:46 PM

no worries :)



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