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Help!!! Mk1.5 1.6 Engine Stall At Return To Idle

01 July 2014 - 05:31 PM

Hi,

 

I have a problem with my 1.6L Mk1.5 Focus, in which the engine will sometimes stall when the car returns to idle, other times it will briefly idle at around 500rpm and then return. This problem is worse when the engine is warm.

 

Let me run you through the events in case they are related:

 

- Two days ago on the way to work, one of the cylinders stopped firing, causing the car to drop idle speed and shake violently.

 

 - Yesterday, I bought a new air filter, new NGK TR5A-10 spark plugs, HT leads and Coil Pack which fixed that problem. At this point the car was running much better, but I noticed that the Breather vacuum piping behind the inlet manifold was split and had collapsed in on itself, so I ordered one of these. 

 

- Today, I received said Breather hose and fitted, no hissing or any suction outside of the pipe that I was able to hear/feel. However now the engine is idling wrong like I mentioned before. So I went to a scrap yard and bought a new Idle Air Control Valve (as most forums I had looked at deemed this the problem) this one on the inside had a minuscule amount of carbon built up and the valve worked easy and sprung back nicely. Still does not work!

 

I am in the process now of cleaning the old one with some Air system and Carburettor Cleaner and seeing if that will make any difference and will fit tomorrow...

 

 

Has anyone else had this problem, and if so did you manage to fix it, and if yes then how so... Seems like when one job is finished there is always another one to do!

 

Cheers,

Al  


Focus Mk1.5 Pedal Covers?

18 March 2014 - 09:44 PM

Does anyone know of any good pedal covers which fit the mk1.5 focus?

I have been looking at some of the brushed silver metal ones in Halfords which require drilling... but not sure if they will fit properly with the build of the clutch and brake pedals. Does anyone have any experience with these?

Also, does anyone know of a footrest kit that can be mounted beside the clutch?

Cheers

Focus Mk1.5 Pedal Covers?

18 March 2014 - 09:43 PM

Does anyone know of any good pedal covers which fit the mk1.5 focus?

I have been looking at some of the brushed silver metal ones in Halfords which require drilling... but not sure if they will fit properly with the build of the clutch and brake pedals. Does anyone have any experience with these?

Also, does anyone know of a footrest kit that can be mounted beside the clutch?

Cheers

Leveling Out Pedals

17 March 2014 - 07:16 PM

On the mk1 Ford focus, the pedals are out of alignment (clutch and brake being level and the throttle about an inch and a half further back).

Is there a way of leveling the pedals?

Asking this as when on last track day I found it extremely difficult to blip the throttle when downshifting... And day to day it makes down shifts much less jerky!

Cheers

Best Driving Roads Roads - Norfolk And Suffolk

25 February 2014 - 02:27 PM

Petrol heads of Norfolk and Suffolk; my friends and I are looking for ideas to find the best roads in the region... any ideas would be awesome, ideally national speed limit, lots of corners, little bit hilly and of course as few cameras as possible!  ;)

 

Cheers,

Al