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Dtc Ignore Or Not?

15 April 2014 - 10:33 AM

Finally got a obd scanner that works today (2nd time lucky) cleared fault codes and went for a run, rescanned to find just one U1900 Network, whilst looking around the net I have come across various opinions on what it could be blah blah, but the the strangest of all is that there a few sites of engineers or mechanics that say you can ignore any U1900 code :o


Any body had this with a focus and had it fixed or just ignored it and had no problems??


cheers fella's



Egr Blanked But Engine Doesn't Like It

13 April 2014 - 11:07 AM

Just blanked my egr finally on a 1.8 tdci, pretty straight forward. However when I first turned the engine over, I got a big cloud of smoke, the big red engine warning arrow and the yellow check engine light, together with the digital readout of check eml :( Gave it a rev and switched off, restarted didnt get eml warning in digital display but the red arrow and yellow engine light are slower to go out. However the engine itself seems like it could stall, sounds like it's having a good old grumble then all is well.


is this normal? anyone had experiance similar?



Bluetooth Elm 327 Device Problems

12 April 2014 - 09:38 AM

I just purchased from fleabay http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649 as seen during a topic the other day, however I have now tried 2 android phones and a tablet with torque pro which cannot connect to the unit., when pairing I get that it is paired but am not asked for any pairing code etc, the devices see the obd 2 but thats it, torque can not see it what so ever.


been at this for 2 days now :(

Painting Of Factory Sensors?

18 March 2014 - 10:38 AM

Is it possible to spray fords factory fitted sensors (55 plate 1.8 tdci)? I have seen various comments around the net with opinion divided, has any one here actually tried it and the sensors still work as they should ?

Slower Than The Slow Focus Mk2 Build :d

15 March 2014 - 01:50 PM

Hey all, 3 times grandad here :o wtf lol I love reading about what you guys and gals do with your focus's, especially the before and after shots. Your motors are a credit to you all. :D I currently drive a 55 plate 1.8 tdci focus ghia.


So I thought I would start to share my photos, don't get excited as per the title it's a slow tinker around, I have 3 gran kids so believe me when I say I am poor lmao.


stock photo of the front.

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stock of the rear.

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stock from drivers side.

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stock passengers side.

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stock from back seat.

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First thing to go was the stupid walnut platic effect radio surround and the stock radio, i didnt want to change up to a mk2.5 radio as I didn't want the red lol, then gear knob and hand brake handle (what a pig to get off that was). Then it was the turn of the 1970's heater controls to go, a couple of chrome rings to see what they looked like, and finally silver carbon wrap. I also have full led internal lights front and rear. Would love to have a go at the switch leds.. when I get the bottle..


A few pics I took after hoovering the thing out after winter..and adding new pedals :)


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I have just got hold of a second rear fog (clear) and hope to have a go at the 2nd reverse mod when my knees bend that far lol. The fog light is gen ford £15 off ebay the scrappy selling it listed it at the wrong price but was prepared to honour the price :D :D 15 quid not bad you may think?? how about if I tell you I got a whole mk2 bumper complete for £15 quid and postage?? lol honest I nearly wet myself.


all for now.