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Focus Paintwork

07 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

Does the Mk2 Focus have any known paintwork issues?

My 2007 Focus has a rust spot just under the rear window directly below the window wiper. It's a light brown colour at the minute but I'm worried about it getting worse.

What's the paintwork warranty on Ford cars like?

2007 2.0 Tdci Starting Issues (41000 Miles)

06 March 2012 - 11:06 AM

The past few weeks, I've had the odd occassion where my car hasn't started. It will turn over but not catch. After 2/3 attempts it then fires up. Other than that it appears to run fine. The times this has happened, it's usually been when the car's warm.

However this morning, I got in the car to go to work and the car did the same from cold. It turned over for a few seconds on the first try and then started on the second go.

Once it started, again it appeared to run fine. There was no smoke out the back but there was a smell (presumably diesel?) once it started.

Any ideas what it could be? It seems to be getting progressively worse with no pattern that I can see.

Performance Mods For 2.0 Tdci

02 March 2012 - 11:48 AM

Just at the research stage but currently looking at the following mods;

Stainless Steel exhaust
  • Can anyone recommend any good suppliers of an uprated Intercooler specifically for the Mk2 2.0 TDCi?
  • Is this exhaust ok for my model? http://www.europerfo...oduct=555576908

    I'm not sure if my car has a DPF or not?
  • From what I've read, a de-cat for a diesel is ok as an MOT only involves a smoke test for diesels. However they may fail it if they spot it's missing. Do you get de-cat pipes that look like a cat?
  • Any good Ford re-mappers in East Scotland or am I just aswell going down the Bluefin route?
Am I missing anything?

Heated Seats

27 February 2012 - 02:14 PM

I have a 2007 2.0 TDCi Titanium with half-leather seats. Does anyone know if it's possible to "upgrade" the seats so that they are heated? I read somewhere that it's possible the wiring may already be in place and just needs to be connected up along with the switch(es) and the heating elements.

Another quick question while I'm here. On this page http://www.fordowner...12__hl__ heated +seat__fromsearch__1#entry9812, it states that as standard for a Titanium, it should have Quickclear heated windscreen, heated jet washers and bodycolour rear spoiler.

Is Quickclear the heating element embedded in the front windscreen similar to the rear window? Or is it just a fancy name for pushing the Max button? I'm not convinced I have heated jet washers as mine still froze when it was cold, how can I check? My car is silver, but has the black plastic looking spoiler, any idea why it wouldn't be silver?


Focus Cd Upgrade Options?

10 October 2011 - 07:59 PM

My 2007 Focus 2.0 TDCi Titanium came fitted with the black Sony 6CD Changer (not sure on the model number) (this one: http://www.caraudio-...y_CDX-FS132.jpg)

Is there a Ford unit which includes Sat Nav which is compatible with my car? Or will I have to get an aftermarket unit?