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Fuel Filler Cap

03 March 2013 - 04:07 PM

Hi all,


Yet another question!  I'm sure after I've owned my Focus for a while, I will be able to answer some queries instead of asking :)


So I filled up my Focus for the first time (it had a full tank when I got it and I've now done about 500 miles).  I could not seem to get the cap to go onto the filler opening in a satisfactory way - it was loose and just came off in your hand.  I went home and fiddled more with it and managed to eventually get it in a position where you could not pull it off, but I don't really like it.  I like a nice screw on one or one with a key to lock it in place.


Is the standard one a bit wobbly normally?  I don't know if this one is standard but it has a Ford sticker on it - I don't think it is though because it's flimsy and does not match the build quality of the rest of the car!


I may buy a replacement one as there are plenty of after market ones out there - also I've heard that cars often fail their MOTs if the cap is too loose, so this is not a luxury upgrade!


Has anyone else replaced their filler cap on a Focus and which types seem to work well?




Focus Floor Mats

25 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

It may seem like a boring topic, but my Focus does not have any mats and I worry that the carpet will get worn where it would be better to have mats getting worn.

Are there any tips on what type to get? Are there ones that fit nicely and last or are they all much the same?


Confusion Over Focus Models!

17 February 2013 - 08:23 AM

Hi there,

When I visit various websites and even read reviews on the Focus, they all point to the Style being available from 2008 even though I've got a 57 reg Style?

Seems a bit confusing as if I take this quote from one site: "Cars from 2008 are offered in a re-structured range featuring Studio, Style, Zetec and Titanium trims - plus all cars get ESP as standard."

That would suggest that any 2008+ Focus has ESP and the Style range was only introduced in 2008. So if I've got a 2007 Style (somehow) do I have ESP?

I expect the question is as confused as I am lol

Focus Stereo Options

14 February 2013 - 10:21 AM


Just have a few queries about my stereo (CD 6000)...

I was think the first thing I need to do is get the AUX connection wired into the glove box, but then I've seen there are lots of other options, like adding USB so you can have a more jukebox style option.

I flicked through the manual for the stereo, but it's a bit confusing as to which model has which feature! It says that the head unit can play MP3s off the CD - it does not specify if this is only on particular models, but this seems unlikely? If the CD can play MP3s then that would actually be ok (10 albums on 1 CD is enough for a few journeys!).


100Bhp Or 115Bhp?

13 February 2013 - 12:54 PM


How can you tell if a Focus 1.6 petrol is the 100 or 115 bhp variant?