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I've Joined The Club

08 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

Hi all

This morning I picked up a 2012 focus titanium x 1.6 tdci with 9000 miles on the clock and I am really impressed with it.

I was very sorry to see my 2009 zetec s fiesta go but the new car is a much more relaxed place to be it's very smooth and rides beautifully.

I have noticed however that the stop start don't work. I didn't pick this up on the test drive stupidly.

Any ideas why it don't work. I've read the book and it says there are circumstances when it won't work but I don't think any of them applied on my journey home today.

Anyway overall really pleased with the car

Thanks in advance for any ideas you may have


I'm Buying A Focus, But Which One.

02 March 2014 - 06:05 PM

Hi all

I am just about to start a new job which means I will be travelling further. My daily commute will be about 70 miles.

I am looking to buy a focus titanium x but I'm unsure about what engine to go for. The obvious is choice would be the 1.6tdci. But I have driven my brother 1.6 ecoboost 150 and I like it a lot. I have also read on here about some concerns of the 1.6 tdi mpg figures.

Can any of you fine people please give me some advice. What are the real work economies of the 2 cars. I'm not a speed demon so will probably be sitting on the motorway at around 65mph.

The petrol just seems so smooth. I am going to test drive a diesel on Tuesday but can I expect the same smoothness or will I be a bit disappointed.

Can you tell me what sort or range you get from a tankful of fuel in your focus.

Any advice would be appreciated


Hesitation At About 1500Rpm

14 June 2013 - 08:39 PM

Hi all

Hope you may be able to help me. For the past couple of weeks my car has been hesitating at around 1500 rpm when it's first started up and you pull away for the first few times. I don't pull away with loads of revs but I don't remember the happening previously. As I say it's only the irst three or four times you pull away Fromm light or junctions etc.

I've recently fitted a new set of ngk spark plugs an air filter and a pollen filter. The car starts and idles fine. It's a 2009 fiesta zetec s 1.6 petrol.

Many hanks

Snapped Front Coil Spring

16 May 2013 - 07:13 AM

Hi all

Hoping you can help me again. After replacing a failed cooling fan I now have a new problem. A snapped front coil spring.

I need to buy a new pair to fit. The car is a 2009 fiesta zetec s with the 17" wheels. Now I'm guessing this will have the lower suspension. But I wanted to be sure before I buy.

I rang ford and they tapped my reg number in but couldn't tell me what specific springs I need.

So my question is as above really do you reckon I need the springs for lowered suspension. Is there any way to find out???

Thanks in advance for any help and advice.


Less Cooling Pack???

06 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

Hi all


Really hoping you can help me out here.


Does anyone know what less cooling pack means? Im trying to replace my cooling fan as the bearing has gone but i dont really want to pay £260 that ford wants for a new one.


Ive found one on ebay. the number matches what is on mine but when it tells you to make sure it matches your vehicle it says it will fit a 1.6 petrol with air con less cooling pack. The number im matching it to is this: 8v51-8c607-af.


My car is a 2009 1.6 zetec s with manual air con.


Do you reckon this will be ok???http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2578e141b1


Thanks in advance