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In Topic: Ford Focus Or C-Max 1.8 Tdci Engine Wiring Loom

25 October 2013 - 10:21 PM

It seems rather dramatic to seek a new loom when all you say you have damaged is the plug.

Surely its possible to find a breakers with a smashed car, cut the section of loom that goes to the ecu, then splice the new plug and cable onto your old loom with connectors.Its not as if this is a new car.

I will go look at my 1.8tdci Focus in the morning.


Incidentally, do you find your EGR  gives a shushing noise at certain throttle openings? Mine always has.

In Topic: 1L Ecoboost Possible Problem :s

09 August 2013 - 06:40 PM

Have you filled up with supermarket fuel? If so try Esso or Shell before going back to Ford,

In Topic: Engine Rattling When Idle

14 June 2013 - 12:50 PM

The concentric cylinder is the modern version of the hydraulic cylinder and release bearing. The cylinder used to live outside on the gearbox bell housing and work a pivoted lever that went to the release bearing  inside the gearbox housing. Nowadays its built into and inside the unit and is impossible to get to without the complete dismantling of the power unit/clutch assembly, which you will be having done to replace the DMF.  That's why it needs to be changed, even if there is nothing wrong with it.

In Topic: Engine Rattling When Idle

12 June 2013 - 11:06 AM

This £600+Vat is very reasonable. I suppose they are using good quality parts and changing all the bits including the concentric release bearing assembly? Before taking the car in best check this.


The car will certainly be better when its done. It will be smoother and the clutch will be lighter.

In Topic: Engine Rattling When Idle

11 June 2013 - 10:23 AM

They certainly do differ in quality. The people who did mine insist on fitting the same manufacturer as was originally used by Ford. They also refuse to fit the solid type replacement flywheels, as they feel that customers will only come back and complain.


I also doubt the garage would be very happy about you sourcing your own bits for them to fit. I think eBay bits are ok if you can do the job yourself at home and can take the risk, or if you are getting shot of the vehicle quickly.