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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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Car Book In For Terraclean Service... Excited!

04 July 2014 - 03:17 PM



I am having my car terracleaned this coming tuesday at my closest terraclean operator.


Its gonna cost £90.


I have really high expectations for this and hopefully will get a smoother drive and better mpg etc.


anyone got any personal experience of a terraclean service anything to watch out for.


Are my expectations to high or is this the real deal in cleaning the inside of your engine out.


My car has just hit 50,000 and i'm guessing its never been terracleaned before, so i was thinking why not try it.

How Many Miles To A Full Tank Of Fuel

19 June 2014 - 10:18 AM

Hi everyone. I was wondering how many miles you 1.6 petrol owners get to a full tank of fuel. Mines the 100bhp 1.6 petrol and has roughly 50000 miles on the clock and is well Maintained. I have just started getting over 400 miles to a full tank of fuel and that's with mainly town driving and a bit of duel carriageway. Think that equates to nearly 40mpg.

What does everyone else get roughly. Also. I did that on supermarket fuel from sainsburys as I had a 10p of a litre of fuel.

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