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Vendee

Member Since 10 Nov 2013
Offline Last Active Nov 15 2014 07:06 PM
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In Topic: 2015 Focus Facelift (Mk 3.5) Unveiled

21 October 2014 - 06:13 PM

I'm pleased to see they have moved the offset handbrake lever to the correct side of the centre console for the UK market. I've never forgiven Ford for keeping it in the "LHD" side on the UK Mk2's.


In Topic: Headlight Bulb Recommendation

17 September 2014 - 08:25 PM

Thanks guys.


In Topic: Knocking Noise When Changing Gear At Speed ?

02 July 2014 - 08:18 PM

Engine mounts would have been my first thought but as you have checked them perhaps think about the CV joints on the drive shafts and the front suspension components i.e. shock mounts, wishbones etc. Good luck.


In Topic: Fan Problems On Mk 1 Focus

24 June 2014 - 07:40 AM

The fan will run when the aircon is on, to draw air through the aircon condenser when the car is stationary.

When the knob is turned to the windscreen position, it turns on your aircon for faster demisting........ hence the fan comes on.

 

Its normal.


In Topic: Time For A Service?

10 June 2014 - 07:03 PM

if it were me, i deffo half that millage.... ford oil, n filter only cost 33 anyway

 

I used to be like that. I'm an engineer, I work on gas turbine engines and I know the value of good clean oil in an engine. 15 year ago, when I got my first Focus, I changed the oil in between services like you do, however I sold the car with only 80k miles on the clock so it wasn't me that got the benefit of the extra oil changes, it was the guy who bought it from me. So with my current Focus, I stuck to recommended 12.5k interval and almost nine years and 132k miles later, its fine. It doesn't usually get used for short trips and it does a round trip commute of 70 miles a day.

 

My wife's new Fiesta on the other hand is used for shorter trips and despite being almost one year old, its barely done 5k miles. It will have a service at the one year point regardless of mileage.