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joefry1

Member Since 10 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 13 2014 07:47 PM
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In Topic: Fuel Additive For Petrol Zetec?

17 December 2012 - 11:01 AM

If you haven't done it yet, I would give the car a full major service first.


I put it into the garage for a full major service as soon as I'd bought it in June, it showed no major problems, just your normal minor issues from normal everyday use.

In Topic: Dashboard Dials Flickering On Engine Start

12 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

Haven't checked the battery as of yet and yes this problem started when the very cold weather arrived, during the summer I had no problems at all.

If it won't cause any damage or further problems then I'm thinking I might leave it until it gets to a stage where it has to be looked at (which hopefully it won't!). What do people think?

In Topic: Dashboard Dials Flickering On Engine Start

12 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

Yea the more research I'm doing suggests its something to do with the cluster. Is it something I should get checked and fixed sooner rather than later or will it not make a difference, other than the fact the dials don't read properly for the first 5 seconds after starting the engine?

In Topic: Dashboard Dials Flickering On Engine Start

11 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

I've recorded what happens and posted it on youtube so people can see first hand, rather than me explaining it:



Having watched the video, would this still point to a bad battery / duff alternator / loose wire to the cluster??

In Topic: Ford Focus Zetec 1.8 Petrol Poor Fuel Consumption Mpg

25 June 2012 - 10:30 PM

I have the 2008 1.8 petrol and use mainly Supermarket petrol, over the last 1500 miles the car has averaged 37.3 with similar roads and driving as you describe, The on board computer has been checked against fill up to fill up and maths and found to be near enough accurate, I would suggest you check the accuracy of the on board computer as they do vary, your 2005 car may have a different design 1.8 to my 2008 car or it could be your car or your driving style. I hope this helps.


My model doesn't have an on board computer so I'm having to work out the MPG manually by recording the miles I'm driving between each re-fuel and recording the amount of fuel I put into the car each time. I'm still unsure as to why the MPG is so low because autotrader, parkers and others sources where you can retrieve info on the expected MPG of the car state that my model should be averaging somewhere in the region of 35 - 38 mpg