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#479098 Instant Fuel Usage

Posted by IINexusII on 23 April 2015 - 03:56 PM

Nothing wrong with it, its giving you "instant" mpg :)


when you take your foot off the gas off you get 99mpg because you are not using any fuel, when you accelerate you get 25mpg because your are using alot of fuel

#479027 I've Really Derped...

Posted by IINexusII on 23 April 2015 - 10:51 AM

mechanically they are the same, but asthetically they are different. mk2.5 has better looks, better instrument cluster, radio, red LED's inside, better centre console arrangement. most of the mods i have done are already there on the MK2.5 (spoiler, 17" alloys etc)

#477145 Should This Be Connected To Anything?

Posted by IINexusII on 17 April 2015 - 08:50 AM

looks like the drain hose for the air conditioning

#476889 Help 1.8Tdci Egr Valve

Posted by IINexusII on 16 April 2015 - 12:32 PM

not really any power gains, but the pick up is smoother at low rev range, the car doesnt feel like it wants to stall out when moving off

#476732 Help 1.8Tdci Egr Valve

Posted by IINexusII on 15 April 2015 - 08:59 PM

we've all done it here on the 1.8 tdci, no issues, only improvements :D

#474958 Brake Replacement Which Method????

Posted by IINexusII on 10 April 2015 - 03:30 PM

Method 1 is probably the safest, myself i do method 2 because i don't have a good clamp for the brake hose


Ive heard that pushing the piston back without clamping the hose off could damage the master cylinder as the seal would be going the opposite way and could cause it to bind, but i havent had any issues

#471978 Oil

Posted by IINexusII on 01 April 2015 - 08:23 AM

Like above, get the Castrol Magnatec Fully Synthetic 5W-30 A1 (has a ford approved logo on it)


alternatively you could get the Ford Formula E oil, which is the same oil as the one mentioned above, comes in 5l bottle and could be cheaper




I used the Professional version for my last oil change, to see how it was, and it did make the engine slightly quiter:



#471649 Focus Mk2 Cam Belt

Posted by IINexusII on 31 March 2015 - 09:53 AM

just change the belt and you will be fine, its only the later engines with the lower wet belt that need both changed

#471503 Engine Flush Before Oil Change

Posted by IINexusII on 30 March 2015 - 08:57 PM

like above, ford dont recommend flushing the oil. just change it reguarly with good oil & filter and you should be good

#469245 Oil Change

Posted by IINexusII on 24 March 2015 - 07:43 PM

stick to Castrol Magnatec 5w-30 A1 with the ford approved logo and you cant go wrong

#464616 Anyone Got A Rear Tint?

Posted by IINexusII on 12 March 2015 - 01:55 PM

No one said here they tinted the front windows, not sure why its being talked about..

#464278 Blanked Egr, Now Eml Is On 18,000 Miles Later

Posted by IINexusII on 11 March 2015 - 05:44 PM

yes it will still be doing its thing, but nothing will go into the engine because there's a great big steel plate blocking that crud


i took mine off to inspect it after 6 months and there was a formation of crud around the egr blanking plate  :driving:

#464095 Several Issues I Could Do With Advice On

Posted by IINexusII on 11 March 2015 - 12:14 PM

for the EGR, blank it is the way, most users here have done it and there are only benefits. the only downside would be that the car would take a little longer to warm up because its no longer getting hot exhaust gases through the intake, but the car takes long to warm up anyway so you probably wont notice :)


the thermostat housing is the housing right in the middle of this picture: its from the MK2 but it should look similar.



#462976 Best Battery 2008 Focus

Posted by IINexusII on 09 March 2015 - 10:19 AM

if you want the best then it will be the Bosch S5 silver calcium battery

#461792 Blanked Egr, Now Eml Is On 18,000 Miles Later

Posted by IINexusII on 06 March 2015 - 11:13 AM

It will most likely throw up an ELM on the 2.0 tdci, since it is a french engine. The 1.8 has an older system and will not complain about it, since its made by ford.


the 1.6 should be alright too, alot of users here have blanked their cars, with no issues