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Aldo

Member Since 04 Jun 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2009 08:31 PM
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MOT @ 80,000 MILES

20 July 2009 - 10:32 PM

Just had my MOT done on a 1.8i ford focus 2002 reg with 80,000 miles.

It passed :-)

What I am struggling to understand is the following (I have looked for this info everywhere but can't find it)

MOT print out is :

FAST IDLE TEST PASS
ITEM ........................... ACTUAL ....................................LIMIT


RPM .....................................M.CHECK ...............................2500 - 3000

CO......................................0.00 % ....................................0.20 MAX

HC........................................1 PPM ..................................... 200 MAX

LAMBDA .................................1.00 .......................................0.97 - 1.03

NATURAL IDLE TEST

ITEM .........................ACTUAL .......................[u]LIMIT


RPM.................................M.CHECK...........................450 - 1500

CO..................................0.00 %......................................0.30%





Does this mean the car is producing no CO2 or am I just reading it wrong ?

Gearbox and Engine issues

29 June 2009 - 10:22 PM

Hi All

I am new to this site and wondred if anyone may be able to point me in the right direction.

I own a 1.8 Petrol Focus 2003 Reg.

Unfortuantely recently I have been having the following two issue.

1 - The gearbox ocassionaly gets stuck in gear and in many ocassions I have got stuck at traffic lights due to not being able to release the gear from eg 3rd in to 1st. After 1 - 2 minutes of having the engine switched off the gearbox is perfectly fine and smooth and the problems may not comeback for another 1-2 days.

2 - The cooling fan comes on 10sec after starting the car from cold and keeps kicking in every 2 minutes at 3 to 4 minutes cycles.

I am really not sure where to start looking for the problem :-(

I have even made sure the aircon is off as originaly I thought the fan was linked to that but no luck..