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In Topic: How To Tell A Bad Clutch

16 April 2015 - 12:53 PM

Most modern clutches self adjust, certainly the majority if not all of the clutches in modern Fords do.  Focus clutches tend to have a high bite point even from new & mileage wise a clutch can go at 20K if the driver has been driving like a spanner (lots of burn outs/launch starts etc) or it can go well over 100K.


My Mk2 Focus 1.8 TDCI is on it's original clutch & has just passed 120K with no slipping or vibrations (famous last words) :rolleyes:


If it still drives OK I wouldn't worry TBH.

In Topic: Help My Car Has The Red Gear With The !

28 March 2015 - 09:18 AM

The snowflake doesn't have a ! in the middle of it,its just a snowflake which as you rightly say changes colour.


Ah, I missed the ! part in the original post

In Topic: Focus 2005 Mk2 1.8Tdci With Egr Valve Fault!

26 March 2015 - 11:17 PM

It's a Intake manifold air pressure sensor, I snapped mine at the other end but found a seller on ebay flogging them cheaper than anywhere else.. You can't just get the tubed part (I checked) search for item 261338465825 & you'll find it looks the same as your part.  I taped mine up initially & it seemed to run OK, blanking the EGR made a big difference on mine.  I did replace the tube & sensor in the end in part because it was so cheap & easy just to unbolt the sensor, pull the tube off & refit.

In Topic: Help My Car Has The Red Gear With The !

26 March 2015 - 11:00 PM

It's the ice warning light (it looks a bit like a snow flake), when we 1st got our Focus the wife frightened the life out of me (in a snowy December) by ringing me at work to say the new car hard a red cog on the dashboard!!!  If I remember correctly I think if the temp is something like 1-4'C it shows amber & 0'C or below shows red.  If in doubt check the owners book as it will show you the symbol you are seeing.

In Topic: What Mk And Oil?

10 March 2015 - 01:17 PM

The Ford brand oil is made by Castrol & you can often get good deals on it on ebay etc.  Usually a good bit cheaper than the other big name brands.