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STUG38

Member Since 13 Jan 2014
Online Last Active Today, 06:26 PM
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#330930 Illuminated Ignition Ring.

Posted by STUG38 on 09 February 2014 - 07:31 PM

Probably a silly question. But would you have to disconnect the battery to fit these?

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#321144 Catalytic Converter

Posted by STUG38 on 13 January 2014 - 06:21 PM

Thankyou for your reply. I didnt realise CAT and DPF were all in one. Kind of explains the cost. Im not very clued up on modern cars. If the CAT/DPF were removed would this affect the emissions for the MOT? Take it these jobs are not done at the dealers? Thanks again.


#321133 Catalytic Converter

Posted by STUG38 on 13 January 2014 - 05:48 PM

Hi, hoping someone can help. I have a 2008 Focus 1.6 TDCI. Been a great car up till last few weeks. Recently feels like its lost most of its power. Particularly during acceleration. In the morning on the way to work, acceleration to 30 is slower but between 50-60 and 70 takes forever, even though the engine is reving. During the journey, some performance returns and acceleration improves. MPG has stayed the same and engine always starts first time. Took the car to a Ford Dealer who had the car most of the day, charged around £170 to carry out diagnostics after a test drive. They agreed with me on the loss of power. Their suggestion was that the CAT had gone and would need replacing at a cost of around £800. After speaking to some friends they have made me doubt the dealers suggestion as to the cause of the problem. Does anyone think its the CAT or any other (cheaper) suggestions? Thanks