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Focus 1.6 Tdci Oil Change - Using A Pump

02 November 2015 - 07:17 AM

HI, I bought a Silverline Oil Extractor Pump to be able to change the oil without getting under the car. However my plan failed since I was only able to extract half the oil, even using a thinner pipe. It seems I was unable to reach the bottom of the sump.


Is this how these pumps are supposed to work or should it be a tight fit to create a vacuum to be able to extract the oil from the bottom?


Anyone has experience using these pumps, on a 1.6tdci maybe?

Mk7 Titanium - New Alarm?

19 October 2015 - 07:50 PM

Hey, I have a 2012 Mk7 Titanium. My car does not have any factory-fitted alarm and would like to know if there are any aftermarket alarm systems which integrate with the car immobiliser  (so you can switch it off from the car keys, so it wont require a new remote).


Are they difficult to fit for a diy guy? I have fitted a few parking sensors and parrot hands free systems to my or my friend's cars so I know my way around with a little help from youtube ;)

1.6 Tdci Loss In Power, Excessive Fuel Consumption

19 October 2015 - 01:51 PM

My MK2 1.6 TDCI is using too much diesel (7.0lt/100km, as opposed to 6.4lt/100km) and not much power, especially when pulling off. I also noticed that during idle it is using around 0.8lt/hr as opposed to 0.5lt/hr I used to see before.


I had changed the Air flow meter and turbo boost controller about a year ago. It's EGR is blanked and DPF removed and remapped.  Fuel filter and air filter had been changed recently. I also dosed a can of BG244 but had little effect unfortunately.


Anything obvious I should check?


Also what are your view about flushing the engine? The car has 112000miles on the clock. I plan on doing it using BG engine flush.




1.4 Tdci - Excessive Fuel Economy

22 September 2015 - 12:26 PM

Hey all, I have a three year old Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCI with around 12000km on the clock.  Recently we are getting really bad fuel economy - around 7.4lt/100km!! Me and my wife are not the most economical drivers out there but even we could get an easy 5.5lt/100km before. What could be the cause of this? 


Would a can of BG244 or Fort Advanced Diesel Treatment help?