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Andrew Barke

Member Since 04 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 28 2014 08:50 PM

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In Topic: Newbie Driver With Several Questions

27 July 2014 - 11:47 AM

speaking from experiance from driving my mum's fiesta i would say the bite point is failry low (compared to my focus) and the cluch pedal feels light (again compared to my focus). Things might off changed though as my mums is a 1.4 2012 (dont know if ford change things like that mid production), can't imagine, but you never know. :)


as for being nervous when test driving dont worry, just drive like you usually do, doubtful the person sitting with you (dealer/seller) will be paying that much attention, or if you go to some small garages, as well as some big dealers they just hand you the keys and say it got about 50 miles of petrol, dont run out, although i think this is very much dependant on area and dealer. :D

In Topic: Tyres For Focus

17 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

Cheers for the reply Ben, will have a look at camskill as never actually heard of that one! :)

In Topic: New Focus Slow Clutch Pedal

16 October 2013 - 12:02 PM

Cant find the paper thing the dealer gave me, but managed to dig out an old internet page i found when looking into what it could be:



Hope this can help you somewhat.

In Topic: New Focus Slow Clutch Pedal

15 October 2013 - 10:26 PM

I don't suppose you have the technical service thing do you? It might help my case as I still feel the clutch is faulty.

Every review I read about the car is very glowing but mine is laggy with poor fuel consumption (low 40s). I have been doing my 80 mile round trip rabbit run for about 14 years and I usually get the high end of the quoted fuel consumption so something isn't right. It didn't have any codes so the 'mechanics' can't fix anything!

Shame, could be an excellent car.....


Number was 39/2012 but does/did state that it only affected 1.6tdci cars made between certain dates, might help you get somewhere with the dealers.


Will have a look through some paper work tomorrow to see if i can find some more info on it all for you

In Topic: New Focus Slow Clutch Pedal

13 October 2013 - 08:19 PM

On my 1.6 diesel the same thing happened, took it to the local dealer who said its a common fault (ford had issued a technical service thing) with the clutch return valve. took about three weeks for the part to come in (apparently due to a shortage) but was fixed under warrenty and never had an issue since. not sure if the petrol engines use a differnet clutch method or not.