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Air Con Pulley Noise, Fix Or Remove ?????

08 January 2014 - 12:19 AM

I just changed my fan belt on my 1.8 tdci focus as it was screaming its head off. Only been about 4 months since i changed the last one. Tensioner seems still good and all pulleys are free.

But since changing the belt today, im left with a dry or worn bearing noise from the air con pump. Is it possible to just remove the hole pump and fit a fan belt from the same model car that has no air con? Not sure if the non air con model has the other pulleys in the exact same location or not. 

I don't use my air con anyway as when i used to use it the evaporator used to leak water into the car, and its a dash out job to fix that.

Has anyone removed an air con pump and been able to grease the shaft to the pulley to fix this problem?

Mpg Question

30 December 2013 - 12:56 AM

I have been driving as econimacal as i can lately to see what range i can get from my 2003 TDCi 115. My light came on at 525 miles, so i will probably get 550 out of it. I filled the tank to the neck, but do the manufactures take a full tank as when it hits the full mark on the gauge or if you fill it till no more will go in?

I used to get 470 miles approx when i used to drive it harder, but i cover longer distances now and drive smoother. So what would my mpg be now?

1.8 Tdci Running On Added 2 Stroke?

21 October 2013 - 01:49 PM

Anyone tried running on a bit of 2 stroke added to the diesel.

Lots of supporters of this online claiming ; slight increase in mpg

                                                                  Quieter & smoother running

                                                                  Vast reduction in soot from exhaust under load and start up 

                                                                  Better wear protection for pump and injectors

                                                                  Improvement in throttle response

                                                                  Good way of cleaning fuel system.


Apparently  1/200 ratio of low ash mineral 2 stroke is best, so about 250ml every tank based on 50 liters.

5l of comma 2 stroke can be had for around £17, so costing 85p per tank and meant to be better at keeping fuel system lubed and clean than any of the expensive tank additives.

Bad Rattling & Knocking Noise ?????

13 October 2013 - 03:08 PM

I have all of a sudden bad rattling & knocking noise coming from either my alternator or alternator pulley. The shaft coming from the alt doesnt seem to be out of order and has no unusual movement. When the car is running if i stop the shaft via the weight inbetween the alt and the belt pulley i get the noise at its worst. As it gets back up to speed it gets less. I noticed that the pulley has a bit of side to side movement, is this normal?

Im assuming because of the most noise when the shaft is not moving when the pully is moving, that the pulley clutch is at fault, any ideas?


I can get the pulley off as i dont have the tool with the small splines, any other ways?

Whats The Secret To Keeping Good Sills When Jacking?

12 October 2013 - 06:36 PM

The sills aren't looking at their best on my car. Every time i jack the car up they get worse with slight bending and deformation.

Most of the cars ive had do this and i can never find another accessible part to jack from with a trolley jack.

Sills on cars never seem strong enough. Ive seen on some audi's rubber jacking points under the cars which is a good idea.