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Richdot

Member Since 16 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 16 2013 06:35 PM
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#281903 Couple Of Q's

Posted by Richdot on 12 August 2013 - 07:11 PM

Ok thanks. Increase fuel economy? Mines really rubbish. I'm getting 35mpg at the very best on good runs out to and from work every day.


#281783 Couple Of Q's

Posted by Richdot on 12 August 2013 - 12:31 PM

It's a petrol Lenny, only diesels have a filter near the rail.

As for the car struggling to start, I would try it on a live data scan as it could be a duff temp sensor which might have some relation to it heating up really fast.

Ahh right, it heats up to normal temps. I would say it takes 5 mins. Would you say thats too fast then?




#281689 Couple Of Q's

Posted by Richdot on 11 August 2013 - 09:35 PM

Is the ti vct engine the 100bhp one? Anyone know much about it? Like how reliable it is etc


#281674 Couple Of Q's

Posted by Richdot on 11 August 2013 - 08:32 PM

Yeah I'd say that was about right 5 mins. When I had the 1.6 diesel that was about 15mins until that got to half way this petrol is sooner than that.


#281667 Couple Of Q's

Posted by Richdot on 11 August 2013 - 08:18 PM

Yeah mate it has a life time filter in tank. I've put some cleaner into the system a while back also unfortunately the little paper top went in as well. But been told that's nothing to worry about as it won't make its way through the system.


#281625 Couple Of Q's

Posted by Richdot on 11 August 2013 - 06:39 PM

It's had a full service yesterday mate, air, plugs, oil filter, oil.

 

It's life time fuel filter on this model. It's in tank.

 

Is the temp thing normal then?




#281596 Couple Of Q's

Posted by Richdot on 11 August 2013 - 05:32 PM

Hi All,

 

Right I don't think these are problems as such apart from one possibility.

 

 

1. My car sometimes struggles to start, Battery and Alternator test have come back fine. Starter motor is not noisy. It's a bit strange, it starts while struggling and it sort of struggles and hunts for revs a little and sounds a little rough to be fair.  Thoughts?

 

2. Car gets warm VERY fast well my temp gauge does it takes 1-5mins of idling from cold and it's at the half way mark. Does not go passed the half way mark but it gets there very fast. Just thinking if that's just a normal thing to happen with these cars?

 

Said car is a Ford Focus 1.6 Petrol Titanium 2008

 

Thanks.

Rich.




#279614 Ford Focus 1.6 2008 Ti

Posted by Richdot on 03 August 2013 - 02:22 PM

I think usually if it is a whine from the gearbox the pitch of the whine changes when you change gear and it does not do that. So unsure might be normal normal of the engine or something :s




#279610 Ford Focus 1.6 2008 Ti

Posted by Richdot on 03 August 2013 - 02:05 PM

I am not 100% if it is gearbox though that's what i mean




#279600 Ford Focus 1.6 2008 Ti

Posted by Richdot on 03 August 2013 - 01:45 PM

Ok could try that yes. I mean the noise is not that bad so it sort of makes me think that it could be a normal noise.