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1.8tdci Knocking

Yesterday, 08:52 AM

After a bit of searching i couldnt find any coherent info on what can cause Knocking in the 1.8TDCI


this only happens every now and then but on start up you can hear it knocking very clearly as did a passer by who threw a funny look :P. thing is as soon as i put it in gear its gone and wont come back untill the next journey, maybe not even then its been so intermittant that ive not paid any attention to it.


Any ideas what it could be? car was serviced in April by myself, did Air, Fuel and oil filters plus oil change, slightly overfilled. was knocking before this however.



Hp, Pcp, Lease Purchase???

11 June 2015 - 12:45 PM

So I am currently in year 3 of my 5 year HP agreement with about £4500 left to pay off (pretty sure i got screwed when i bought the car looking at it now)


I just wondered what peoples opinions are on HP, PCP and whatever others there are.


I do near 20,000 miles a year and i know with some of them the mileage allowance can be crippling when you come to renew.


I would like to think if i part ex my car it would cover the cost of the reamining finance, certainly looks that way when I CAP check it but i'll no doubt be over zealous with what I could get :P


So what are your opinions? Which is best?

Most Expensive Focus Ever!

16 April 2015 - 02:16 PM

So browsing Trustford's website earlier and stumbled on this......



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Obvious mistake but pretty funny.......It's Only a 1 LITRE!  :P

Pipercross Air Filter

02 March 2015 - 12:53 PM

So this weekend I managed to partially service my Focus, I say partially becuse i started with the Fuel filter which was a MASSIVE BALLACHE! Followed the Haynes to the letter but the Jeffing thing just would not start, I sucked a lot of diesel Thursday :censored:Anyway i got a mate from a garage down the round to come have a look and they undid each injector seperatly and crank it over to expel any air then used a can of easy start which got the engine goin and its been fine ever since. Rant Over


I got the chance to fit my Piper Cross Air Filter and my what a differance it has made.

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The old filter was pretty dirty


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But a nice clean foam filter has made a massive differance, It picks up so much quicker now it feels completly different. I would defo recommend this cost £50 but when you look at the better MPG its all worth it.


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Did a run from my home in Weston to Paignton Zoo (82miles) and this was the result

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i (tried) maintained 65MPH the whole way so i'm pretty happy, its currently sitting at 57MPG  which isnt bad for only a fuel and air filter change.


To finish the post here is a picture of a goat I took from the Zoo


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Instant 50Bhp Mod!

10 February 2015 - 11:41 AM

I have found the ultimate mod for all us Petrol/Diesel heads!


It's simple and you get paid to add it to your car!!!


Not only does it add instant power but it also gives your car Swag!


So here it is!





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