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Member Since 08 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 19 2013 07:38 AM

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In Topic: Mk2 1.8 Tdci Focus - Blue Smoke On Cold Startup

16 April 2013 - 05:19 AM

It could be failing plugs but it wouldn't do any harm to give everything a good clean out...


Wynns Diesel clean3 or BG244 (excellent but pricey)

Wynns EGR3 clean

Wynns Turbo clean


It stopped my lumpy smokey startups stone dead.

In Topic: Mk 2.5 Focus 1.8Tdci - Hesitant Under Heavy Acceleration

13 April 2013 - 05:40 AM

If you think a service has been skipped what are you waiting for?

In Topic: Noise In Clutch Area.

14 February 2013 - 01:03 AM

I'm sure the prices vary considerably but my competent local brake and clutch centre quoted about £700.

A dmf dampens out low frequency vibration and reduces stress on the drive train created by high torque diesels so it makes them nice and quiet.

I was going to replace mine with a solid flywheel but then the noise disappeared and it didn't affect starting and that was 18 mnths or so ago...I don't do that many miles but every six months I have a look at the starter motor to check for metal swarf as this is an indication that the dmf is beginning to break up. The rattling will be a broken spring or two residing within the dmf, it sounds terrible at idle or low rpm so unless starting is being seriously affected I wouldn't be overly concerned if my experience is anything to go by.

Avoid pulling hard in a high gears and get it fixed in your own time.

In Topic: Obd Code Reader Recommendation

09 January 2013 - 06:17 AM

Seems like a great price thanks for the offer...unfortunately I've just ordered an Elmscan 5 for $25 a couple of hours after my last post, if it doesn't work out and the offer is still available I'll be in touch.

In Topic: Obd Code Reader Recommendation

08 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

Thanks...I suppose I don't really want to spend more than fifty quid but I suppose the software is all, could be handheld or laptop based is there any advantage to either system?