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Genuine Ford Focus Coil Pack. Great Price

08 September 2014 - 04:24 PM

I popped into my local ford dealership the other day to get a quote on some parts for my focus. I mentioned by chance to quote me a price on a coil pack as mine is not a 100% genuine ford pack. It's an unbadged bosch coil pack. I still sometimes have hesitation issues.

I am using genuine ht leads and plugs so the only other thing is that fords can be funny with coil packs.

Anyway I have just picked some parts up today and the coil pack only cost me £57.99 Inc vat. Thought that was a great price for a genuine ford coil pack.

I have attached a picture of the invoice to show the price is real.

BTW it's the tc harrisons in burton on trent. They seem to have really good prices for parts even though they are a main dealer.

Cabin Filter Replaced.

03 September 2014 - 05:06 PM

Today I change the cabin filter on my 2010 mk2.5 focus. And it was a nightmare.

Why on earth did ford think a serviceable item like a cabin filter needs to be right in the guts of the car behind the centre dashboard.

Had to remove half if the car to get to it via the passenger footwear.

Also I will assume it's never been replaced on my 4 year old car before as it was thick black and disgusting.

I'm. Thinking it was worth while changing as I couldn't see how any air could even pass through the filter.

I have attached a photo to show how bad it is. Can't believe how dirty it was.

Replaced it with a bosch filter for 12 quid from eurocarparts.

Starting Issue... Unusual!

31 July 2014 - 11:00 PM



I am having a issue with my focus and when it starts sometimes when cold


Most times my car starts first time but i will say 2 in 10 times i turn the engine over it struggles to start and i have to press the accelerator to fire it up.



My car had a new yuasa battery recently as the old battery did the same thing when starting sometimes.


Its like it can't fire up by itself, and odd times when i start the car, it starts straight to idle line around 750rpm, if i can explain this better... right when a car normally starts it revs up to around 1500rpm and then drops down to the idle level, but mine doesn't always do that, it turns over and doesn't rev, i also notice i have to rev the car a bit to get the car normal again. as the accelerator pedal doesn't feel responsive and after a few revs its feels normal again.


I have cleaned the throttle body and its made a slight difference but nothing significant. The car is well maintained so has new air filter, fresh oil and filter. Iridium plugs.


Could it be something to do with the accelerator pedal or something along those lines, also when it struggles to start i get quite a strong smell of petrol, could it be over fuelling.


Or could it be related to the coil and stuff. even though i have changed all that already 


Anyone got any ideas.


Air Con Recharge - Best Place To Go?

30 July 2014 - 12:16 PM



I am looking for get my 2010 ford focus's air con re-charged.


My question is where is the best to go to get this done.


I have used kwik fit before on an older car, and it was awful. All the gas leaked out, but did get a refund. They said the system was leaking, i went to another local garage, who did it for £70 and it was fine after that.



Is it worth going for a super cheap deal or do you lose out on quality. I dont wanna pay top buck for a recharge just want a solid service and the knowledge that i can trust its done properly.


I have seen that f1 autocentres, hiq, ats do these services, any of them any good, plus anyone know anyone local to the burton-on-trent area that can regas air con.



Ford Focus Ecu Updates

10 July 2014 - 09:45 AM

hi, I was wondering if there is an easy way to check to see if my focus has the latest and greatest ecu update, without taking it to a ford garage to check for me. I am happy to pay ford 60 quid plus to update the ecu, but I didn't really wanna pay if the car already has the latest update.

Any ideas on how to approach this matter.

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