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The Button I Never Use??????

13 November 2015 - 12:39 AM



what is the purpose of the small button beside the A/C button. It has a icon of a car with a curved arrow.?


I think its a air re circulation button and it activates a separate blower fan to keep the inside air of the car going around the car but not sure. I have had the focus for 2 years now and I have never used this button so does it help demist the rear door windows or what situation would you use this feature?



Sensors + Maintenance

12 October 2015 - 04:46 PM

We all know that from time to time sensors can get dirty and cause problems and can just fail as well. I was thinking about regularly cleaning whatever sensors (if possible) I can access on my car to try help prevent this (maybe as apart of the annual service ect).


So maybe we could get a list of sensors for each focus engine that are able to be cleaned or tested and made a guide to help clean them.

this may help to solve or prevent issues in the future or may help to diagnose any issue someone may have. 


So Does anyone know any senors on the mk2.5 1.6 zetec than can be cleaned from time to time just for maintenance reasons?


I cant seem to fin a MAF sensor on it only the sensor inside the throttle body I take it this is an air sensor?


also can the crank/cam sensor be cleaned and the lamba sensor?





Pcm Reset Or Update???

07 October 2015 - 11:52 AM

Has anyone done a PCM update using elmconfig setup?


Car (2009 focus 1.6 zetec) is lacking power and have changed all the usual stuff and it has no codes ect so I was thinking maybe a pcm update may help.


Does anyone know hoe to do this or if I can reset the pcm to default settings/state from whenit was new.







Car Winter Preperation!!!!

20 September 2015 - 10:03 AM

ok fellas



nearly that time of the year again when the weather gets very unpredictable lol!


im looking new wipers for the front and back window of the focus. Now I did  buy the bosch ones last year and was not very impressed to be honest. yes they did a great job but i did expect them to last way longer than 10 months or so. i have cleaned the window with every other cleaner and method i could think of  and tried an old set and they cleaned better than the bosch ones but they where done so I need to renew.


the bosh wones are juddering on the wip up motion and just smear the glass which in heavy rain leaves the visibility very poor and not to mention the noise of they rubbing across the glass.



so I think im goin to try a set of the cheaper ones as im not that sold on buying the bosch ones again. Has any body used the cheaper ones like this:





any other recommendations are welcomes, I think the ford ones themselves are a bit pricey as well.

Power Steering Question!!

31 August 2015 - 01:35 PM

I took a spin in a relatives 2010 cmax 1.6 zetec and noticed that the steering was a lot lighter than in my focus. Is this normal as I though they where practically the same car more or less?