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Matt_focus_zetec

Member Since 08 Sep 2008
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Ford Fiesta Mk2 1984 1.0

05 July 2010 - 11:23 AM

Hello all

I have just recently bought a mk2 1984 fiesta it wouldnt start and the kids that had it were in the process of destroying this car so i have rescued it and gave it a nice warm home to come to lol

there is only 18,000 odd miles ont he clock its only ever had 1 owner (well im the 2nd now lol) and its in mint condition

floor is still intact no body rust im well pleased with it

Im going to restore it back to it orginal condition and make it all standard it hasnt really been messed with but when i bought it the thing wopuld not start

anyways after setting the timing on the dizzy making sure firing order was right and timing the the rotor arm properly (and with help from my very good neighbour antony) she started



JOBS TO BE DONE
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BATTERY NEEDS NEW ONE

BATTERY CLAMP (WHERE ON EARTH CAN I FIND ONE OF THESE)

DOOR WINDOW SEALS (BOTH SIDES AGAIN STRUGGLING TO FIND A SET)

BUMPERS FRONT AND BACK BEING SPRAYED BACK TO BLACK

2 NEW HEADLIGHTS

EXHAUST SYSTEM COMPLETE

REAR TAILGATE BADGE

BONNET SPRAYING

1 WHEEL BOLT ONLY HAVE 3 IN THE ONE WHEEL


JOBS THAT I HAVE DONE SO FAR
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GOT THE CAR RUNNING

FITTED A INLINE FUEL FILTER

CLEANED CARB OUT

CLEANED INLET MANIFOLD OUT

PUT SOME LEAD REPLACEMENT FUEL IN


This car is my first ever project and i want to succeed in making it 100% orginal again come to some meets with u guys then and shows and stuff

which reminds me i have a set of pepper pot alloys with tyres but the tyre need defo replacing if anyone wants to swap for any of the items above please message me as i would be greatful to see them go theres a set of 5 only the kids who had them before me sprayed the one back (i havent a clue why)

anyways i will add pictures later as im at work and cant get onto photobucket but keeps on the look out and give me your comments of what you think fo the car overall any opinoins much appreciated.

Cheers

Matt

Ford Focus Trip Computer

09 April 2010 - 07:17 PM

Hello all

Does anyone know can you get the 2.0 ghia and rs and st versions trip computer to work with the standard focus is the loom alreadyt here beheind the dashboard as it seems a bit of a long way round to just take the dash out and it not be there

I have a Ford Focus Zetec 1600 -se 2002 plate the first version mk1 not the facelifted one

any ideas guys


Cheers

Matt

Vacuum pressure/engine stalling when slowing down with pictures

14 October 2009 - 09:13 PM

Hello all

I thought i found the fix to the car with the pcv nope it came back today to bit me on the !Removed!

i found a way though if u take the one pipe off the head underneath manifold and put ur finger over it or over the nozzle the enginwill try and stall like it does when i am slowing down but it wont stall fully it will realise then kick itself back upto life just like it normallydoes look at the drawings below

Wht doyou thinkif i get 3 small little filters similar to the ones below with a bit of hose on and attach to the head

when u drive the car with out the pcv valve in the car willrunandidle about 1,300rpm then drive fine shriek a bit like alternator / air con trying to kick in and then be fine but when u slow down and put foor down on clutch it will go to 3000rpm then slowlyidle down to 1,300rpm again this does not bring on a eml light but the stalling thing wont happen thing is i will screw my engine running it like this

thethre filterone will sit on the one nozzle one side of pcv valve then other on otherside of pcv then on on the pcv valve itself WILL THIS WORK?


FILTERS X 3 OF THEM
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MY PCV VALVE
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THE THREE HOSES ALL JOIN TOGETHER LIKE THE ONE IN THE PICTURE BELOW VIA A 3 WAY HOSE CONNECTOR

THIS IS MY VERSION OF THE CREATING MY OWN PCV SYSTEM TO STOP MY ENGINE STALLING WHEN SLOWING DOWN WELL ATTEMPT I SHOULD SAY (sorry about caps)

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THE PCV VALVE SITS IN THE LOWER PART O THE MANIFOLD BOX NOT THE ENGINE BY THE WAY DRAWING SLIGHTLY WRONG

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Can anyone help on this matter as this is driving me insanennow as i have found the problem now is trying to find a fix for it


any help or comments be much appriciated


cheers

matt

STALLING WHEN SLOWING DOWN I HAVE THE CURE AT LAST

11 October 2009 - 06:02 PM

Hello All

Ages ago i posted on here about my engine stalling on my 1.6 focus zetec - se engine. After long months of changing IAC(Idle air contol valve) , Coil Pack , Spark plugs and finding it none of those ihave now found what it is

http://www.fordowner...x...ic=1652&hl=
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http://www.fordowner...x...ic=2162&hl=
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PLEASE READ FIRST.

AFTER HAVING THE COMPUTER REPROGRMMED DIDN HAVE A PROBLEM FOR A WHILE
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http://www.fordowner...x...ic=1652&hl=
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engine undershoots when slowing down ford do know about this problem and have 2 technical notes aganist it

1.reprogram PCM (Powertrain control module) with latest software (Had that done no change)

2.Replace clutch pedal sensor with modified bracket (Had that done before i got the car)

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Took it to my mate down at ford and after spending a hour of pluggin it in and out on the IDS (IDS Ford diagnostic system)running loads of tests computer found that there was nothing wrong

We checked something called the PCV (Positive Crank Ventilation valve) Little valve behind inlet manifold will post some pictures when i get chance and found that this was burnt out and buggered basically.

So because our mom has the same ford focus as me i borrowed hers worked a treat no more stalling or backfiring into engine

I shall be getting my new valve tomorrow and fitting it but anyways happy days finally i have solved the great big myth even my local ford dealer could not solve.

I hope this info helps and wouldlikethis post to be stickyed if possible as i know a few other ford owners who have the same problem.

Problem Solved :)

Cheers

Matt

Exhaust poppin

07 July 2009 - 09:35 PM

Hi guys not used this site in a long while not had any problems really

my exhaust pops rev it and u hear a pop pop pop towards the end is this normal on focus's cos our moms focus dont do it or am i going to be needing to check exhaust out cos i have a strange feeling this has somehting to do with the revs dropping when i slow down cos if u blast it down motorway the revs dont drop anymore they fine for about a few days

let us know if u lot get same problem also coudl it be fuel filter never been changed done 73,000 in it now


Cheerss

Matt