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Member Since 03 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 29 2011 10:23 AM

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In Topic: Check Engine Light Again

23 January 2011 - 05:32 PM

I thought only the 1.6 and 2.0 had a DPF?....

Either way you have just forked out loads of money to Ford to fix it and they obviously have not cured it so its back over to them.

In Topic: Boot Seat Conversion

23 January 2011 - 05:25 PM

We have a 3rd child due in June. We did a trial fit of 2 booster seats and a baby seat today and it just doesn't work. I mean you can physically get them in (the focus is a wide car), but its just not practical trying to get your hands down the side and do the seatbelts up.

So my car will be going up for sale in the spring. The ideal car to replace it with would be an S-max, but they are pricey. I might end up with something like a Scenic or a Xsara Picasso. :blink:

In Topic: Mpg 1.6 Focus

23 January 2011 - 05:20 PM

The earlier 1.6 foci would do 40mpg no problem. If you drive like a granny then the mk2 might manage it I guess. If you drive mostly around town than petrol cars can be pretty much as good as diesel's. I've always found my diesel cars needed a nice long cruise to get decent mpg out of them. My diesel will do about 45mpg average (late 30's around town).

In Topic: Led Conversion And Other Mods.

21 January 2011 - 05:22 PM

I'd be interested in the rear lighting as I struggle to see to do the kids child seats at night. I've already a rear light and wiring (off a mk1.5 Ghia), but I also have a mk2 size rear light as well.

I'm very keen to get this sorted ASAP if possible.

I've had the ghia light in the front of my car before, but it was out of a mk1 Focus and although it fits fine I didn't like the 1980's style buttons that were on it! :P I removed and sold it anyway.

So aside from the ghia/titanium style rear seat light I'd also consider doing a footwell light which I though I could do by using the rear arm rest.... I'm happy to cut holes, but a bit worried about blowing a fuse with the wiring.

In Topic: Condensation

21 January 2011 - 05:08 PM

My car is dripping water from the vents in the boot. Maybe its just the moisture building up inside on the roof then. I just cleaned it off the rear window with a towel.

To change the pollen filter on the mk2 Focus you have to remove some of the trim in the passenger footwell. I dont recall having to take the glovebox out. I suspect that might be the ideal way of doing it, but we didn't when we changed mine.