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Member Since 09 Aug 2010
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In Topic: Just Bought A New Focus Zetec S

15 December 2010 - 10:16 AM

looks nice mate! I think the exhaust looks fine. scary seeing a hammer that close to your new car? lol

In Topic: Turbo Whistle With Rev Counter Jumping Up

15 December 2010 - 10:13 AM

my focus titanium 1.8 does this "whistle" at exactly the same revs as you mention. the whistle is more noticable when the car is cold. it has always done this and ford say its totally normal, would not worry :)

In Topic: Fiesta Mk 7 'paint Finish'

15 December 2010 - 10:05 AM

What are you two? Idiots, yes I reckon you are and probably spawned from the same 'rotten egg'.

Note to MODS: The two cretins mentioned above should be banned from these forums. Please ensure you do so with immediate effect.

Thanks, BHeart

That seems a little harsh to me, everyone here is entitled to their own opinion.

I understand what you are saying, and I personally completely agree with you on the matter of your car. I would be unhappy if my new car wasn’t 100% perfect upon delivery, i don’t think your standards are too high. However I feel that you have left it a little late to reject the car now. Best you probably could get would be ford realigning the bonnet for you.

My advice would be to push ford to look at the bonnet to get it seated correctly and not let the paint issue spoil your new car for you.

Funnily enough I only noticed yesterday that my Focus Titanium has a patch of matt black paint on the inside of the rear door bodywork, I’ve enjoyed the car LOADS and do not intend to let it spoil the car for me :)

In Topic: My First Car... Mk7. Two Questions

15 December 2010 - 09:45 AM

just to reiterate what has already been said,

the stall prevention system increases the revs. if you are stationary and clutch up then down quickly (but not far enough to stall) you can see the revs rise up for a second then drop to idle again. although it has occasionally saved me from stalling I wouldent say it was particularly useful :P

just something else to go wrong :P

In Topic: Intermittent Starting Failure

05 December 2010 - 03:09 PM

from what you describe it probably is the crank sensor, however to rule out the glowplugs not heating enough, try turning the ignition on and waiting for the glowplug light to go out, then turn ignition off. then on again and wait for the light to go out 3 or 4 times. this is to give the plugs more time to heat up. if the car starts first time after this you know its something to do with them. if its exactly the same you can rule them out.

my 1.8tdci will not start in this cold weather enless i let the plugs heat up and wait for the light to go out. so i guess they are integral to the starting :P

i would check it as its easy to do. like said before though, does sound like the crank sensor playing up in the cold :)