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IINexusII

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#499654 1.8tdci Juddering At Idle

Posted by IINexusII on Today, 12:08 PM

yeah i had the sachs flywheel and clutch installed too.. and mine is gone after 10k

 

it could be, but if the mount was bad you would be getting knocking when changing gears

 

going to be changing my dmf/clutch next year and ill be getting LUK this time, as thats what Ford used originally




#499419 How Much Oil Is Required For Change?

Posted by IINexusII on Yesterday, 02:48 PM

a5 is technically better as its higher in spec but if its alot more in price dont worry about it. your car was designed to work with the A1 spec so itll work fine, however if you can get it the same price then why not

 

i purchase the A5 spec from here: http://www.fordparts...2265_c_1044.htm

 

its 5 litres and the whole bottle is enough for me




#499377 Aircon Intervals For Focus?

Posted by IINexusII on Yesterday, 12:27 PM

i think its recommended to get it recharged every 2 years, keeps it nice and lubed up, you should also use it at least once a month to keep the thing working and not drying up

 

£32 is very cheap for a clean + regas, i would go for it especially with the heatwave incoming




#498310 Will Mk2 Facelift Alloys Fit On Non Facelift Mk2?

Posted by IINexusII on 25 June 2015 - 01:02 PM

yep 17" are fine, just remember that tyre prices are much higher than 16" ones :D




#498212 Will Mk2 Facelift Alloys Fit On Non Facelift Mk2?

Posted by IINexusII on 25 June 2015 - 08:09 AM

yes they will, the car is exactly the same mechanically. I have the MK2.5 17" alloys fitted to mine as you can see in the profile pic




#497464 Stock Battery Jump Connectors

Posted by IINexusII on 22 June 2015 - 06:27 PM

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on the donor car, clip the lead onto a ground near the battery, i think thats the best practise




#496650 Focus Smoking On Idle

Posted by IINexusII on 19 June 2015 - 01:15 PM

you want something like this: http://www.spanglefi...ratElectronics/

 

i have the same version and it works fine for everything, ive done PCM updates with it and hasnt crashed on me




#496542 Front End Rattle

Posted by IINexusII on 18 June 2015 - 09:34 PM

check the drop links, lower control arm bushes, also dont rule out the lower gearbox/torque mount




#495838 Focus Mk2.5 On A 12 Plate !?

Posted by IINexusII on 16 June 2015 - 09:24 AM

here is the vehicle in question :)

 

http://www.fandjmoto...201408206745489




#494542 2006 Focus 1.6 Tdci Won't Start. Battery Or Immobiliser

Posted by IINexusII on 11 June 2015 - 09:37 PM

could be the starter, have someone turn the key while you tap the starter with a hammer or a long stick, something wooden, not metal!




#492825 Pcm Update - Ford Or Independent?

Posted by IINexusII on 05 June 2015 - 01:44 PM

an independant will be able to do it if they have the Ford IDS and the latest software




#492787 Wheel Alignment

Posted by IINexusII on 05 June 2015 - 10:02 AM

that sheet is better darren, i used the sport settings on my car when it went for its alignment, it definately tracked better




#492516 Wheel Alignment

Posted by IINexusII on 04 June 2015 - 01:39 PM

http://www.fordowner...ignment-values/




#492264 Mk1 Focus 1.8 Tdci - Poor Mpg?

Posted by IINexusII on 03 June 2015 - 03:58 PM

Hi, Thanks for the detailed post, that really helps

 

On my MK2 1.8 TDCi, i can get around 500 miles in a tank, i usually would do around 300-350 until i get to the last quarter.

 

First thing i would do is change the fuel filter, as you mentioned it is not changed yet. its not much of a problem really to change, you just need to make sure that the filter housing is full of fuel before fitting in the new filter, also you should first dip in the new filter to let it soak up, then lift it up slightly and re-fill the housing to make sure you have as less air as possible in the housing. ive done it this way twice now and the car started up just fine.

 

if that does not solve your starting issues, then the next step would be to get the injectors tested, i believe the MK1 engine is easier to do a leak-off test on, but if that is not possible then the best option would be to send the injectors to a diesel specialist to get them tested on a proper machine.

 

Also, using this engine for short trips to and from work is not really the most optimum as the car probably wouldnt have warmed up in that time, so it would affect your MPG, but i dont think it would be as bad as you are getting at the moment.

 

EDIT: another thing to check before condeming the turbo is to check for any split intercooler hoses, this will make the turbo whistle and reduce power.  its not common for 1.8 tdci turbo's to fail




#492230 Focus Mk3.5 Lights Abroad...

Posted by IINexusII on 03 June 2015 - 10:41 AM

according to this, it still needs the stickers http://www.motoring-....co.uk/faq.html