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#471280 Focus Mk2 Cam Belt

Posted by sonic113 on 30 March 2015 - 10:49 AM

Hi Ian, I've bought the cam belt kit from carparts4less. You give your car reg and they supply the correct product for your car, which is only one belt and an idler. I've had the cover off the timing belt, so I can say with some certainty that my 1.8 durotorq diesel engine has the one belt. It may well have a chain elsewhere, but my understanding is that this seldom needs changing unless the car has a particularly high mileage. The 1.6 is a different beast altogether, and looking at the Haynes manual, it seems far more difficult to deal with.


Barrymx5 From some research I think that what is mentioned above by iantt  is correct about the 1.8 having 2 belts. (Timing Belt + Chain). Crankshaft and diesel injection pump are connected by a chain an then the diesel injection pump is connected to the camshaft by a timing belt. 

I think after 2008 ford changed the chain to a belt known as a wet belt. Both version are changeable although the chain may last a lot longer but you would be safer maybe changing all when at it. I also think the 1.8 mondeo diesel engine had the same or similar set up. Just from memory but someone might be fit to give more details on it.
Hope this helps.  :)

#466291 Elm327/forscan

Posted by sonic113 on 16 March 2015 - 11:03 PM

Glad you got the DDS up, as I said before you need to let the system learn your values which could take up to 10-20 miles from memory. I would suggest resetting your osi levels and reset via the cluster then after a few days of driving try it again by taking a tyre down to say 12psi and the warning message should come up

Thanks jbeer I will drive a while and try again. I will keeppost updated.
Thanks again

#466103 Elm327/forscan

Posted by sonic113 on 16 March 2015 - 03:44 PM

Thanks fellas.

It will be late on tonight when I get back to try this out but I will report results when I do.

Ford should of included it as standard but I guess any way they can make an extra few pounds they will lol!

My car i think auto turns on the heated Windows front and bck when it 5 degree or below handy features especially when you get in and start it up on a frosty morning. I must try out the auto lock at 5mph and other features when I get round to it.

At the moment I'm making small notes of what is what in elm kind of a self guide to help me remember what options do what but so far great kit to haveat home for Ford owners. Thanks to Darren and jbeer for the help and as I said I will report back when i get a chance to test the dds out.

#465757 Elm327/forscan

Posted by sonic113 on 15 March 2015 - 06:15 PM

Thanks fellas. Could not of done it with out your help Darren. Thanks also to jbeer for the DDS part. I will try to get it going tomorrow if I get a chance.

So do you have to set your actual tyre pressures first before resetting it in the menus?

Also does eco mode reset with the average fuel reset option?

Thanks again they all add some nice features to the car. Is there any way to set the over speed limit to a speed of your own choice I think it's set at 112kmph which is roughly around 75mph I think.

I guess this is for motorway driving to warn if over the limit or something.

#465413 Elm327/forscan

Posted by sonic113 on 14 March 2015 - 05:41 PM

I've read the YA is specific to another region, Russia or something, I've also read folk that have tried to use a YA image on a AX car had issues. The 512 is the last ROM that supports the smaller screen, the 509 and 512 support both small and large screen

Thanks Darren.
I will hopefully try this later tonight and see how it goes. If you think
of anything else I may need to do let me know so hopefully all goes well lol! I will keep you posted.
Thanks again.

#465389 Elm327/forscan

Posted by sonic113 on 14 March 2015 - 03:57 PM

Acc is accessory key position I.e position 1 providing power to Windows etc.

Thanks for that simon.

I have been reading in the other thread about her updates and level 1\2\3 corresponding to each focus screen size. I have a level 2 ( if I'm reading that thread correctly !) Which is the 2009 petrol zetec small screen not the larger screen (level 3) found on some models with sat nav ect.

My question is will the ROM 512AK be OK on the level 2 screen or is it just an update for the focus models with level 3 screens?

#460579 Focus Mk2 Fuse Size Mini Or Micro?

Posted by sonic113 on 03 March 2015 - 10:52 AM

Hi all,


as per the title can anyone give me a clue on fuse sizes in the passenger side fuse box, I only have ato sizes so i can't measure and can't find the info online.


focus 55 plate 1.8 tdci


many thanks :)


It's the 'mini' type blade fuses you need.



Yes its the "mini" type it is. you can get small packs online with a few different fuse sizes (ie 10amp,3amp 5amp.......ect) that are very handy to have as spares when you need them.


I included a link below to give you an idea. 


http://www.amazon.co...ini blade fuses



Hope this helps



#458841 Eonon Stereo Replacement - Which One ?

Posted by sonic113 on 26 February 2015 - 11:17 AM

agree with Darren here. He is a big help with these units and knows his stuff. Hopefully get around to getting one of these very soon when I get a few pounds saved up.

#457687 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 23 February 2015 - 01:32 AM

if your having bother with the instrument cluster not turning off then its possible its the existing BT module, I just pulled the plug on mine since its no longer needed and bobs your uncle. sleeping like a baby!

anyone getting aftermarket Headunits might need to keep that in mind, it might even be needed on some of the better OEM headunits from Sony.

good advice there Darren.    :)

#453582 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 11 February 2015 - 11:10 AM

its working out really well so far, the niggles prezza above talks of were indeed present on the first one of these I got, but since I got the replacement unit (has DAB+ connector) ive not had any of them. it would appear that they updated it at some point and in doing so also corrected the niggles.

The only thing it doesn't do right is change to night mode when lights are turned on, all other niggles like the radio changing bug and poor reception are gone.

as for satnav, works a treat once you have the right software :D

Prezza, make sure you have enabled "Mix mode" its a setting on the eonon units that by its self is slightly meaningless but it actually allows both satnav and radio music at the same time, hence "mix mode"

It seems the HU is actually built around two different systems, the first, basic radio audio functionality, the second, the sat nav, this is the reason ive not been able to hack the unit that much, the actual OS controlling the day to day software isn't visible. I believe I can get access to it from an internal USB port but ill not be bothering until the warranty is up


Great Darren.

when I get a few pounds saved up I will order again. I might drop you a msg when I get the unit maybe to get help with setting up the sat-nav software part if you dont mind.


Good to know all is running well though.

#452926 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 09 February 2015 - 01:00 PM

doesn't look it, likes like another Chinese clone. it really is worth getting one with a brand attached, even if it is another clone, you can at least expect some degree of consistency and quality not to mention aftersales support


I had a bit of a issue on last order due to the bank  :wacko: so I will be ordering one of these units maybe at the end of the month.  :)


How is the one you installed working out for you?

Is the sat nav woking well on it?

I will mainly be using it for the cd player and sat nav function so would you say its worth buying on of these units rather than a standalone one that pops on the window?


I do like the way these look OEM fitted though so that also draws me to maybe get one.

would these operate just these same as a stand alone sat nav unit?

#452111 Focus 2006 Lx Auto Fuel Consumption

Posted by sonic113 on 06 February 2015 - 11:10 AM

aren't autos less efficient in the fuel economy dept anyway compared to a clued up and sensible manual driver?

yeah i think auto's are not as good on economy, but around towns its hard to get good mpg I would say.

#449382 Mot On Monday

Posted by sonic113 on 28 January 2015 - 05:36 PM

A bit of topic here but I came across this ad from ford and thought due to the weather it was ideal to post lol!





By the way has ford the only make to do the quick clear front screen?


don't see it much in other car manufacturers bu its a great idea and very practical to have.

#449097 Mot On Monday

Posted by sonic113 on 27 January 2015 - 12:18 PM

Its more of a worry with the work I've either done or had done! :) it is undoubtedly a solid car in every other way

+ 1 the focus is a solid car all round and if looked after well it should give very little problems.  :)  My MOT due next month lol!

#446966 Elm327/forscan

Posted by sonic113 on 21 January 2015 - 03:54 PM

Thanks guys.



Check my signature fella, theres a link there on a guide I wrote that will help to get you started :)


Basically it allows you to read pretty much every sensor it can access (so far I havent found anything it cant read, but then I havent got every ford ever made to test it with :P)


You can do thorough diagnostics (I helped my Auto Leccy identify an issue with my airbag resistance using this!) and read general error codes.


Read my thread, and if you have any questions, let me know!


James I downloaded your pdf and looks good to get me started.


The link is outdated for the elm usb cable. I was going to buy one I saw on ebay but I noticed you have "Modified elm cable" so the one I was looking at is maybe wrong. Can you link me to the correct one?






its easy enough to use it and more importantly its actively updated, id consider paying for it its so good and lets just say I don't usually pay for software!

there is quite a few folk on here that use it too so im sure there will always be someone about that can guide you, but it really is pretty easy going :)


definitely is worth its weight! it makes a nice change to find a free bit of software that works so well!



I agree fellas its nice to get software that is free but also that actually works well.  :)