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neilcartledge

Member Since 03 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 10 2012 02:52 PM
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Fuel Gauge

29 March 2012 - 08:27 PM

I have a focus 1.8 tddi , y plate

quick question please guys

in light of the current mass hysteria regarding fuel in the uk i just wanted to know where on the gauge will it go as a maximum before it runs out , i've never let it go beyond the line near the empty sign, but will it go right down to the empty e sign before it runs out?

on the odometer trick test fuel volume (option 10) it currently says F0027 followed by L003

Basically, where and when will it run out of diesel on the gauge?


Can't get diesel for love nor money in my area at the minute :-( and i'm currently below the line

1.8Tddi Zetec Diesel

09 March 2012 - 08:29 AM

Just wanted everyones experience and opinions on this particular model

Just got rid of a fiat brava mainly because got 2 kids and another due in October. Had spent a bit on the car and to be honest seemed like the head gasket was on it's way out. Also it was returning summat like 20 mpg when a few months ago it was doing 30+. Also tax was up

Ive been after a focus for a while , nice look good reviews , very popular car , millions of owners cant be wrong can they?

So when I saw this particular model on the forecourt I compared it to their other 10 focuses and this one came out on top every time

103k , 3 previous owners, there was however no service history which was a bit of a concern

First thing I did on Monday was to have new cambelt fitted and as soon as I have 100 quid spare next month I'm having a full service done

So guys give me all your experience , will this cat keep me happy than the 4 years I had the brava? What problems should I look out for? What are the benefits of a 1.8 diesel? Basically have I bought a good car?



Odometer Trick Test

06 March 2012 - 09:27 AM

Just done the odometer test, reset button and turn to ignition II etc... One thing I didn't get was on number 10 the fuel volume test it said f037? Anyone know what this means? How much fuel left etc

Neil

Cambelt

05 March 2012 - 09:20 PM

Had a brand new cambelt fitted today on my 1.8 tdi

Forgot to ask the mechanic, but when will i need to replace? hopefully a years :-)

Also had some good news when took the car , mechanic who worked on it said everything and anything that can go wrong with a focus was fixed during the mot, he did tell me but i forgot but basically he spent 5 days work on it getting everything done like new brake pads etc , well pleased :-) fingers crossed for a very cheap garage bill in the years to come

Focus Zetec 1.8Tdi Trip Computer

04 March 2012 - 01:40 PM

Got y reg 2001 1.8tdi , no obvious signs of a trip computer but looks like its housed in the coint tray in far left hand corner , had the cover off this morning but can't see any wiring , maybe i'm not looking hard enough , any ideas here guys? i'm told all pre 2002 focuses came with the wiring for a trip computer without actually having one , although i think the ghia models in 2001 had them

seen one on ebay that will fit perfectly but without the wiring it's obviously buying it , even though the seller says it will fit any 1998 - 2004 focus model