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Service Help- Focus 1.6 Ti-Vct

12 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

I need to service my car (Focus 1.6 (petrol) Ti-VCT. I have just bought a Pipercross panel filter to replace the standard air filter and am now looking for other service parts of which I have questions.


What 5w30 oil would be best for this car? As for an oil filter I am just going to buy a standard one.


I have looked on the car and in the Haynes manual and yet can't seem to find a fuel filter :S I am probably just being blind but can someone give me a hand?


I was looking at getting some iridium spark plugs to replace what's in there now but heard stories that they don't work well with the car, anyone got any info on this?


Mk2.5 (Facelift) Diesel?

08 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

So here is a question that might kick off quite a bit of debate.

At the moment I have a 1.6 Ti-VCT Mk 2 Focus, don't get me wrong I love the car, it's only 115 bhp and I have had a few issues with it but it's fantastic.

With the way fuel is increasing in price I have been looking at diesel facelift Foci. The question is...What diesel engine is the best?

Obviously the small the engine the more economy and the larger the engine the more power...but you can improve either with a few mods and a remap. So does anyone own any diesel versions, and if so, what common problems have you been having?

Best Service Parts

05 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

I am looking to service my 1.6 Ti-VCT Focus shortly and want to know which parts people think are best.


The only ones I think can have any difference in them are; air filter, oil and spark plugs.


I am looking for a panel air filter as an induction kit on this car will kill it. I was looking at Pipercross and K & N.


As for oil I don't have a clue so any ideas are welcome.


Spark plugs I was looking at iridium ones but heard they may knacker the coil pack for some reason.


Any one have views on this?

Power Steering Pump Problem?

19 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

I was driving my car the other night when there was suddenly a horrible whining and groaning noise coming from the engine. I got out and found the noise was coming from my PAS pump. The noise got worse if I revved the engine harder and also when i turned the steering wheel. I also found steering fluid splattered around the engine (obviously dropped onto the aux belt and flew around the engine). I abandoned the car for the night as I didn't want to drive it with no fluid and the reservoir was empty. I went back the next day and topped up the fluid (only took about 200ml as it was just the reservoir empty and not the whole system). I drove it home to find there was no longer a noise and no more leak :s I've driven it twice since there and can't hear anything and the fluid level isn't dropping so I'm assuming there isn't another leak yet. Has anyone got an idea of what it could have been?

Cold Start Problem

03 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

I own a 1.6 Zetec Ti VCT and have recently started having cold start problems. It takes about 5 secs of turning the engine over before the fuel ignites. When it does ignite and starts to run itself, it struggles to keep going without a little push of the accelerator.
It also seems to have a problem reading the revs, when it starts it takes a few seconds to register the revs and then counter kicks in.
Once running OK by itself there are no problems with it and the car runs perfectly fine when driving around. I don't have this problem when the engine is warm, only cold.
Any ideas on what this could be? My only assumption is a lack of fuel for some reason but haven't looked into that properly yet.