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kpg

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#470208 Power Steering

Posted by kpg on 27 March 2015 - 12:06 AM

Here's the video, listen out for the high pitched hiss sorta sound:





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#470173 Vinyl Wrapping (Chrome Under Windows + Boot Strip)

Posted by kpg on 26 March 2015 - 10:37 PM

Drive over here to me in NI and I'll do it for nothing. I get paid to do that sorta thing ;)


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#468938 Power Steering

Posted by kpg on 23 March 2015 - 10:08 PM

I've tried on Sport and Standard mode and the same symptoms on both. It's strange that the steering can feel normal but when I go full lock it goes rock solid. It's so strange. It never used to whine before and has only started since I've experience these problems. I'm baffled!


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Mine does something similar. Feels a bit chunky normally but when at full lock there's a hissing/moaning sound from inside and outside the car. Only at full lock though. No loss of fluid and no funny smells or anything.


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#467799 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by kpg on 20 March 2015 - 06:58 PM

Ok so HT leads arrived today and I fitted them in 15mins on my lunch break. Definitely feels a lot better moving off in first gear. No lurching, loss of power, struggling etc. happy boy again.

I'm pretty sure the car will last me til the end of the year. If it gets to 100,000 miles or after Christmas I'll be looking to change. I had a MK7 Zetec Fiesta a while back and loved it so I'm considered moving back to the Fiesta only this time a Zetec S with the 1.6. Petrol obviously. Running costs should be a bit cheaper than the Focus so that's a bonus.

I did have a look at the 2.5T Mondeo TitX. Very nice car indeed.

But for now I'm enjoying the nips of the Focus :)


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#467479 A Big Announcment

Posted by kpg on 19 March 2015 - 09:22 PM

Congratulations buddy :)


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#467376 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by kpg on 19 March 2015 - 06:39 PM

Just thought I'd update my thread with a couple pics taken today.

Still waiting for my new HT leads to arrive.

After cleaning the throttle body car does feel like it pulls better. A good bit smoother too.

The only thing bothering me now is a loud click when braking. Don't have a clue what it is or where it's coming from but only happens when braking.

Anyways here's the pics:

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And a lovely wee sunset:

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:)


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#465826 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by kpg on 15 March 2015 - 08:13 PM

New HT leads?
They can degrade and break down causing intermittent weak sparks.


I've just ordered some new Bosch HT leads so hopefully these will make a difference. If it doesn't solve the problem could it be crankshaft related?


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#465543 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by kpg on 14 March 2015 - 10:54 PM

Have you checked your spark plugs?

Yep had them and the coil pack changed a while back. Might got for changing the coil, pack and plugs all in the one go next time.


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#465192 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by kpg on 13 March 2015 - 11:40 PM

Carb Cleaner. Cool. Was just googling for a while there and carb/contact cleaner seemed to be the most mentioned. Wil attack tomorrow :) cheers Clive.


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#465176 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by kpg on 13 March 2015 - 11:09 PM

All joking aside, is there a specific way to clean a throttle bottle or do I just go for it ?


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#465174 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by kpg on 13 March 2015 - 11:07 PM

"Does what it says on the tin....."


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#465139 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by kpg on 13 March 2015 - 09:56 PM

I was wondering if there was further explanation to Clive's eloquent input...


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I am so completely and utterly lost ?


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#465070 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by kpg on 13 March 2015 - 07:29 PM

Ik


Please elaborate lol :P


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#465036 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by kpg on 13 March 2015 - 06:18 PM

So I've been crying a wee bit about how my cars running lately. Out of curiosity I was out checking the oil so I decided to check my air box and throttle bottle too.

Air box and oil was fine as far as I could see.

Looked in the throttle body and saw this:

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I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this question but I'm guessing it's not supposed to be that dirty in there?

Symptoms I've been experiencing in the car is rough idle and poor acceleration under load.

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#464455 Messing With Photoshop

Posted by kpg on 11 March 2015 - 11:03 PM

Just another pointer, if you're thinking of doing any semi-serious graphic work I would suggest using Adobe Illustrator. It's a lot more detailed and resolution friendly when working with text/fonts/characters. PS is ok for .jpeg work and textures but for everything else, Illustrator.


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