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Mk1 Focus Fan Problem

23 May 2010 - 02:26 PM

Hi all ive got a problem with the cooling fan on my mk1 1.6 focus.the problem is when i start the car within 5-10 seconds the cooling fan comes on and stays on (even from a cold start)ive done the usual oil and coolant checks and there both fine and pretty sure its not overheating as when you turn the car off the fans go off straight away.

one thing i have noticed though is if ive been driving the car for a while and the engine temp is allready at its running temperature and then start the car the temp needle sits halfway on the speedo as it should,but after the 5-10 seconds it drops to zero then the fan kicks in.

im guessing its maybe temperature sensor thats faulty but not too sure where it is or if it is even that.

thanks in advance

Sports Cat Question

24 February 2010 - 07:56 PM

ive been offered a sports cat for my focus really cheap.its only a year old and in very good condition. ive currently got a gt3 exhaust cat back on (straight through center and large boar backbox) and that is fairly loud at that but not over top.just a nice deep tone

if i put the sports cat on with that set up do you think it would get any louder? dont really want it louder as it will be too much. cheers


05 February 2010 - 12:35 PM

hi everyone. just taken my mk1 1.6 focus for the test and its failed on emissions.havent had the car long but it has 110,000 on clock and apart from this it runs fine. i was going to service it yesterday but it rained all day so didnt get chance so not really sure when it was last done and i too it for a good 45min drive before test

anyway heres what it failed on,

1. exhaust emits excessive blue smoke during accelaration

2. (4%) exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content at idle excessive

3. (8.5%) exhaust emissions hyrocarbon content after 2nd fast idle excessive

4.(409ppm) exhaust emissions hydrocarbon content after 2nd fast idle excessive

5. (0.70)exhaust emissions lambda reading after 2nd fast idle outside specified limits

so to start im looking at putting a new cat and lambda on aswell as a good service.is there anything else i should be looking at/out for aswell?


plasma dials

25 January 2010 - 08:35 PM

ive nearly finished converting all my switches in the focus for blue leds and was going to get some of the blue twist fit leds for the speedo when i saw these http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

really like them and think they'll look well with what ive done. just wondered has anyone fitted them on here or know if there a pain in the !Removed! to fit :rolleyes:


what not to do......

02 January 2010 - 02:27 PM

when you lose control of your car on ice :lol: