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grahamp

Member Since 16 May 2011
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In Topic: How Many Mpg Do You Get With Your Focus?

10 July 2013 - 07:45 PM

2008 1.6TDCi (90) estate, 60k:  60 - 62mpg on motorways, if you do nothing but short school runs in winter the worst case scenario it'll drop to about 53, averages around 58 so with the £30 tax disc its cheap to run.


In Topic: Front Pads And Disc Change

17 June 2013 - 08:24 PM

For the rears, if you buy the expensive Laser tool you need the Ford adaptor too. Cheaper alternatives can be had for around a tenner though.


In Topic: How Can I Prevent A Major Turbo Failure (Focus 1.6 Tdci 05)

03 June 2013 - 07:32 PM

Dunno really... when I was thinking about doing the job I did wonder if I could get away with taking the sump off with the pipe in place, but as I always intended to tackle the turbo oil feed I didn't investigate. Its not accessing the bolts that's the issue, just the fact its just generally in the way. You could get under and have a look, measure the length of the 2 studs vs the gap between sump and exhaust, add a bit for manouvering and add a bit more for luck, and if the gap's bigger than the stud then I guess you might get away with it. You can access all the bolts with the exhaust in place I think, though tightening you should use a torque wrench...   

Haynes manual Sump Removal section says remove cat section of exhaust in step #3.  Ford's ETIS software doesn't mention it though.

 

Before I ordered any parts I made sure I would be able to get the exhaust off by undoing a couple of nuts etc, so if I were you have a look under and see what you think.


In Topic: How Can I Prevent A Major Turbo Failure (Focus 1.6 Tdci 05)

03 June 2013 - 01:17 PM

In terms of difficulty removing sump I did find it tricky which was mainly down to the fact I'd never done one before and they stick like limpets. I needed both studs removed in order to free it, sump removal tool to break seal and pry bar to lever it off. When it popped off I realised its pretty easy, i was just worried about knackering something.

I had bigger probs getting it on.. I think there's a slight manufacturing fault with the stud hole on the gearbox side. Oil can leak past the stud and Ford have a revised TSB for the sump where u go round both sides of the hole with sealant. I found the thread in the hole was slightly damaged, it was very tricky getting it started and when trying to torque to 12nm the end of the stud sheared off. A garage might use a tap on the bolt hole but a DIY guy without resources could be in trouble.


In Topic: How Can I Prevent A Major Turbo Failure (Focus 1.6 Tdci 05)

03 June 2013 - 12:11 PM

You can generate a service schedule at WWW.Etis.ford.com or the Haynes manual is pretty good, and of course this forum.

In terms of servicing yourself .. jacking / supporting is a bit sketchy, fuel system can be hard to prime, cabin filter is a bit of a pain, otherwise it's a very straightforward car .you might be able to get sump off without disturbing cat pipe but getting it on might be a pain.. it will have wet sealant, you'll need to get it over both bolt studs and there are a lot of bolts to torque up in 5 mins before sealant goes off. But it might be possible.