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In Topic: Focus 1.6 Tdci Oil Change - Using A Pump

02 November 2015 - 03:54 PM

I'm beginning to get the vibe mines on the way out too, 80k, some times when I boot it I get what feels like a small and quick wheelspin, ESP doesn't kick in tho. its absolutely fine and will stall the engine down to second gear with the handbrake on.

I'm in two minds tho, I can get one of two things done, Clutch and DMF or timing belt and water pump.... decisions!

 to check the clutch put it on two or three gears too high (while on 3rd put it on 5th) and floor the throttle. If the engine revs but you don't go faster, then your clutch needs changing.

In Topic: Focus 1.6 Tdci Oil Change - Using A Pump

02 November 2015 - 03:52 PM

Interesting indeed! Thanks for the explanation.  I will certainly check about this and see where I can get my hands on a kit.  Would it be possible to clean the Intercooler? My car has just over 112K miles so i guess there is quite a lot of cool in there?


Mind you I already blanked the EGR and removed the DPF and also changed the Injector seals. I am flushed the engine during the latest oil change. So, yes, I do treat ma Focus with a level of paranoia :)


Another question, does the 1.4 TDCI also suffer from the same problems? My wife has a newer Fiesta and maybe I can attach such a oil collector while still relatively new (8K miles)

In Topic: Focus 1.6 Tdci Oil Change - Using A Pump

02 November 2015 - 03:39 PM

haha, my original clutch gave in after 85000miles... remapping to 140bhp was the last straw i guess :D

In Topic: Focus 1.6 Tdci Oil Change - Using A Pump

02 November 2015 - 01:50 PM

Interesting - Sorry for the stupid question but what is the purpose of the oil catch can? Is it to prevent oil from getting to the turbo and/or the MAF sensor? I was of the impression that the tiny amount of oil from the breather helps to lubricate the turbo...

In Topic: 1.6 Tdci Loss In Power, Excessive Fuel Consumption

29 October 2015 - 11:58 PM

I'm intrigued by this thread. Mad. You say your car has been remapped. From what power was it remapped to and how much was it and where was it done. I ask as there have been stories over time of bad remaps causing problems similar to yours. I have a 115 bhp mk3 focus tdci and I find it normal to slip the clutch on a hill start otherwise my car would stall.


My car has been remapped to around 148 bhp around 4 years ago. Never got it tested properly but with an obd2 adapter and torque pro on my android I used to get around 125bhp. It also used to feel much better and more aggressive when accelerating.  Mind you on the OBD2/torque it now only shows around 90 bhp. So I dont think the remap was bad, since it used to be great, but something happen and cannot pin point what. :/


by the way, I was talking about a steep hill. Even a slight inclination of trying to pull off with the a/c on is a struggle sometimes.