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Halloween Jack

Member Since 28 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 11 2011 09:52 PM

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Using Lots Of Oil.

11 October 2011 - 08:21 PM


Got a 2007 Focus 1.8 petrol that is using at least 1 ltr of oil every 1000 miles.
Has 44K miles on clock and has been service to schedule.
No sign of any oil leaking from engine.
No sign of burning oil from exhaust.
No sign of oil in water.

I check it every 2 to 3 weeks and it goes from full to a completley dry dip stick in that time.
Any ideas?

Steering Issue.

26 April 2011 - 09:57 PM

Bit of a strange one, when I start my focus after about 30 seconds there is a loud thud noise, not sure if it's from the steering or brakes.
I do get intermittent vibration from the steering wheel at different speeds but not all the time.
Had 4 new tyres but was doing this before tyre change.

Focus Mk2 Wiper Blades

04 December 2010 - 11:17 PM

In case anybody is interested managed to get a set of front wiper blades for £9.98 from eBay.
Seem OK and a lot cheaper than the Bosch/Ford price of circa £40.
Link below.

Mpg Getting Lower And Lower.

29 November 2010 - 09:33 PM

I have noticed over the past 2 months that the MPG on my 2007 1.8 petrol manual focus has been dropping on a weekly basis.
Was getting about 36mpg, then dropped to 34mpg now only getting about 30mpg.
Same journey every day, dual carriage way keeping well within the national speed limit.
Any ideas why this would suddenly happen?

Steering Issue.

12 November 2010 - 09:54 PM

I have a strange intermittent steering issue on my 2007 Focus. Sometimes when turning left slowly (e.g. turning into a side street) there is a feeling through the steering wheel like driving over a large stone with the left tyre. The steering wheel also feels like it briefly pulls to the left.

I do sometimes get judder on steering wheel when driving on main roads at 60 to 65 mph but not all the time.

Steering also not to good in the wet even with 5mm of tread still on tyres, donít always feel in full control of the car.

Any body else had any of the above?