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Egr Blanking Plate Recomendations.

02 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

Hi All,


I've taken to bold step (gulp) of deciding to fit an ERG blanking plate to my Focus. It's a 2008 1.8 TDCI. I had it Terracleaned last weekend and find it a whole lot better to drive since, so I'm thinking that a blanking plate will help it stay this way.


I plan to fit a solid plate made from stainless steel after reading various threads on here about it, but I'm wonderng if any of you guys have a recomendation?


There are hundreds avauilable on Ebay, and the more I look the more I'm confused!





1.8 Tdci Sump Gasket

22 February 2014 - 08:22 PM

Hi Guys,


I have a leaking sump on my Focus 1.8 TDCI, and I was planning to replace the gasket.


However, from digging about on the net I see there is not a gasket, but sealer.


Have any of you guys ever done this job before? Anything I should be aware of?


Thanks in advance....



Focus Rear Bumper

30 January 2014 - 09:03 PM

First, I would like to thank the w£$%stain who struck my car last Friday and left without saying they had done so. Thanks for cracking my rear bumper, much appreciated, and happy new year to you too.


Right, now I have that off my chest, I have managed to source a new replacement, and I'm just wondering if any of you guys have removed the rear bumper and what's involved?


Any comments / pictures would be appreciated. It's a 2008 Mk 2.5 hatch.


Thanks in advance...



Focus Headlamp Wiring Plug

01 December 2013 - 06:38 PM

Hi Guys,


I need to remove the headlamps from my Mk 2.5 Focus.


Removing the actual lamp is fine, but how on earth is the wiring multiplug removed?


There does not appear to be anything to release or press or push to allow the plug to be removed, and I can't seem to get it out.


Any multiplugs I have seen in the past have had a release mechanism on them, but not in this case!


Any help, gratefully received! 

Engine Undershield

03 November 2013 - 09:08 PM

Hi Folks,


I had my car into a Ford Dealer the other day for a service and MOT.


I noticed that they had not attached the engine undershield properly. Worse than that, they changed the oil, but not the filter...W"£$%^S! Just wait 'till I get my Ford Customer Satisfaction through.


Anyway, whilst I had the undershield off I decided to clean it. On the side that is inner most there is a sort of fabric, almost carpet. My one was in a bad state, full of gunk and grit, so I took it off, but I've had thoughts that maybe I shouldn't have!


Does anyone know, apart from collecting drips, what the purpose of this carpet is?