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Member Since 08 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 31 2014 03:05 PM

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In Topic: 1.6 Tdci Warm Up Times...?

30 December 2014 - 05:33 PM

As for the heat, this is exactly what mine does too! Is a lifesaver in the cold mornings!


No funky smell though. I am on the original DPF though :)


Temp gauge takes ages to get to 90. Getting hot air immediately regardless of gauge.

In Topic: 1.6 Tdci Warm Up Times...?

28 December 2014 - 05:04 PM

According to www.etis.ford.com for my car -

  •  With Supplemental Air Heater


Not entirely sure if this is it though. Perhaps there's a fuse you can check the absence/presence of?


​Warm air comes from my vents straight away, even from cold. If I don't take the motorway to work the coolant doesn't ever get to 90 before the end of my journey.

In Topic: Advice Please?

27 December 2014 - 07:33 PM

2008 1.6 TDCI with the dreaded DPF here. Does short runs most of the week, the odd long run at the weekends. No problems to report after 50 odd thousand miles. Dee is spot on above - this time of year, 450 miles out of a full tank on short trips, closer to 600 on mixed.


Tax is £30 a year. Love this car. Other than glow plugs going, not a single problem. And yes, it is starting to develop the odd rattle, but it's a 6 year old car!

In Topic: 1.6 Tdci Warm Up Times...?

27 December 2014 - 07:28 PM

Mine (2008 1.6 TDCI Zebec) takes ages (15 mins at least) for the temp gauge to reach 90. Luckily I seem to have that pre-heater thing, and warm air comes from the vents straight away if I whack it unto full temp.

In Topic: Focus 1.6 Tdci Very Loud Engine

09 November 2014 - 06:10 PM

Mine's the same recently. Literally said the same thing this morning. Assuming it's just getting colder and perhaps we're not on "winter" diesel yet?