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Secondary Air Intake

Yesterday, 10:21 AM

So this morning started the car as normal engaged reverse and then this loud hoover like noise started when i gave it some revs, this continued until the engine got warm (12 degrees outside) about half way between the 60 and middle on temp gauge.


Spoke to a guy i work with and he said it may be a secondary air intake that heats up the CAT when its cold to help with emissions?


Does the focus have this? googled it and there is a part but ive not been aware of it before now.


Focus 1.8 TDCI



Legal Cover: Yay Or Nay?

21 October 2014 - 10:12 AM

So im currently looking at quotes and amazingly Llyods are cheapest for me! :o


I am wondering how important is Legal cover and should i get it at £2.17 extra per month? I dont think i have ever had it previously and if i had i nver said yes to it haha.



Anyone Put These In A New Focus?

16 September 2014 - 09:49 AM

Was just browsing the bay and found these




Look like they could be a nice little extra,


So far only found them on the new focus.



Servicing Myself

15 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

Hi all,


Just looking for some quick advice, I am going to service my Focus myself for the first time as the service plan i had just wasnt looking to be the value for money they make it seem.


I serviced my old astra and corsa before that so have a good idea what im doing haha :P


Just wanted to know about engine flush as i read somewhere this is a good thing to do with diesels. How does this work/how do i do it?


I'm going to be getting the following Oil http://www.eurocarpa...71b30e30


Is that suitable?


Also i hear the oil filter is in a rather silly place, i havent looked myself but is this true?



Should We Trust Garages?

01 August 2014 - 09:50 AM

Hi All,


Im sure most have read about what happen to Jeebs in a previous thread and I too have a story to share about a garage.


It didnt happen to me personally but through my work I deal with people buying cars and also dealers that sell them.


I had a call from a customer who was due to take their vehicle in for a service but was nervous taking it to the garage she got it from (we lease disabled people vehilces) whilst asking some questions she advised me that when she went to test drive a car the garage didnt have what she was looking for in stock.


They did however have someone elses in for an MOT which the salesmen swiftly grabbed the keys and took the customer out in someone elses car! the customer wasnt to keen on this but the dealer informed her it is fine and they do it all the time!


After seeing the other thread and being made aware of TWOCing  i advised the customer of this and that she does not have to go to them and that she should probably look at going to tradeing standards.


It seems that dealerships and garages do take a bit of liberty with our cars so im happy ive got my dash cam in now as ive lost a lot of trust in them.