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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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Spark Plug Gaps - Focus 1.6

29 May 2014 - 06:35 PM



Right... i know this question has probably already been asked a thousand times and numerous different answers have been given, but what is the CORRECT spark plug gap to use on a Focus.



Is 1.0mm right as my local ford garage state 1.3mm is what it should be, but the ngk's in my 1.6 petrol focus are at 1.1mm.


What is the big factors with these varying gaps. 


Does one give more power, smooth, less misfires. better mpg etc.


My car has been running smooth for a while , but recently the hesitation and random misfire has returned, its still very intermittant as sometimes it runs as smooth as silk.


It has had new leads coil pack and plugs a short while back. Might recoat the leads with dielectric grease again.


Any ideas on any of the above would be very helpful.

Prestone Screen Wash - Utter Crap

23 May 2014 - 08:14 PM

I recently brought some of this prestone all seasons screen wash after reading some impressive reviews on auto express and it has won awards.


I then saw some on sale in my local tesco's for £3, and i thought i need to try some for that price. I normally use autoglym screen wash which is really good though its not ready mixed.


Anyway my bottle ran empty the other day and i couldnt wait to try some of this prestone stuff.


I ran the pump so it sprayed onto my window and it cleaned ok, nothing spectacular, but it has one major floor, one it looks like p*ss when it comes out of the washer jet and when it runs down the cars paintwork, it dries yellow onto the car, my car is silver and it looks like someone has wizzed up it.


I cant believe an item that is supposed to be this good could leave a staining yellow colour on the bonnet and rear boot.


Never will buy it again


Thought i would warn any potential people wanting to buy this stuff. DONT.