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Simon S

Member Since 10 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active May 04 2009 03:43 PM
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In Topic: 1.6 performance / pinking / revs not dropping off

03 May 2009 - 07:56 PM

Hi, I'm new to this forum but I'm hoping someone can shed some light on the symptoms I have with my 2002 1.6 focus.
1. When it's cold, the car goes really well, but when its fully warmed up, it definately seems to require a heavier right foot to make it go & has a bit of a flat spot.
2. It's also prone to pinking when pulling away.
3. The engine revs take too long to drop off when changing gear. This causes the revs to surge slightly when I drop the clutch.
I think it might be an emmissions problem, or maybe the mixture is generally running a bit weak.(?) I cant find any obvious split pipes & I've looked through the haynes book, but didnt find that very helpful at all. It tells you how to remove things, but not really why you might want to in the first place!
I've heard mention of MAF sensors needing a clean but the 1.6 engine doesn't seem to have one at all (?!) If it does, it certainly isnt next to the air cleaner where the 1.8/2.0 engine one is.
Any help would be very much appreciated!

Sounds like an air leak to me?

In Topic: Focus Fuel consumtion/temp computer extra info

19 April 2009 - 09:13 PM

So none knows anything about this ?

In Topic: Focus Diesel Rattleing Noise From Top End

27 March 2009 - 06:50 PM

It could be a faulty injector or loose valve clearance?

In Topic: Focus Diesel Rattleing Noise From Top End

24 March 2009 - 08:19 PM

Yes. It's a diesel. They do rattle a bit, although not as much as earlier diesels did.

In Topic: How often do Ford change the oil filter?

22 March 2009 - 06:51 PM

Thanks for that. I suppose it was about a year of crap on it!