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My Focus Seems Slower Than A Mondeo With The Same Engine

13 June 2015 - 04:38 PM

Hi all

I have come across a confusing situation and I am beginning to wonder if I'm going mad or if my car has an issue.

My brother and sister in law have just bought a 2012 mondeo titanium with a 1.6tdci engine. I own a 2012 focus 1.6 tdci titanium x. Both engines are 115bhp.

I took it round the block just to see how they compare and I was surprised to find that the mondeo seemed keener to get going when you pull away and it felt faster. With my focus you really have to give it a boot full of revs to get it to pull away anything like spritley.

Last year the focus went in to ford to have a new clutch fitted under warranty as there was a clunk when you changed from 1st to 2nd and a squeal when pulling away up hill. The new clutch fixed the squeal but the clunk remains. Ford tell me this is "normal"!!!

So now I'm wondering if my focus is poorly or not. It starts fine drives smoothly once you have pulled away and there is no smoke or anything untoward. But it feels slower than the mondeo.

I appreciate that I could be just imagining it but there really does seem to be a difference especially when pulling away.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this.



02 April 2015 - 09:24 AM

Hi all

I know this topic has probably been done to death but I thought I would ask for your opinions.

I need a set of new tyres and I can't decide what I want.

Currently the car has the original tyres it came with Michelin primacy hp. They have done 29000 miles and I can't say I have any complaints.

But I'm looking at these new sort of Eco tyres thinking should I get these. The ones I'm looking at are dunlop blue response or goodyear efficient performance.

But then I've seen good things about hankook ventus evo2 k120 and they are a bit cheaper.

So I don't know know.

Does anyone have any experience with any of these tyres they want to share.

I suppose I'm mainly after a decent mix of economy, handling and quietness.

Many thanks

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Sump Plug Washer.

09 February 2015 - 11:15 AM

Hi all

I'm probably being dim, but I'm trying to get all the bits I need to do a mini interim service in my 2012 1.6 tdci.

Ford parts uk seem to do most of the parts at very reasonable price but one item they don't seem to do is the sump plug washer.

I've found one place, micks garage that does them but they want more for delivery than they do for the part.

Does anyone know the finis part number if there is one. Or where I can find a washer or a pack of washers at a reasonable price.

By all accounts it needs to be m10 with a 20mm diameter and 1.8mm thick.


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My Cars Been Damaged

23 January 2015 - 01:50 PM

Came back to my car last night to find the drivers door is dented and a little bit scratched with blue paint left on it.

I've stuck a pic on here. Does any one have an opinion on wether it may be repairable by the likes of chips away.

If it isn't I'll have to go through insurance.

I'm really annoyed. The car was pretty much perfect. No scratches. Not even many stone chips on the front.

Don't know why people can't just be honest.

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Temperature Gauge Moving Around

20 January 2015 - 08:33 PM

Hi all

I have a 2012 1.6tdci titanium x and this morning whilst sat in a long queue of traffic I noticed that my temperature gauge pretty much went from normal operating temp to about 60. It came up again once I started driving in free moving traffic. But whenever I stopped again it went back down. Attached File  ImageUploadedByFord OC1421785328.817118.jpg   273.05KB   19 downloads

This picture shows where the needle sat when sitting in traffic this morning.

Is this normal? As it's the first winter I've had this car.

Many thanks

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