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gwengo

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In Topic: Mk2 1.6 Focus Overheating

17 October 2014 - 12:03 AM

I've got the same problem. Where can I purchase the genuine Ford 'o' ring, I've tried ford but there claiming they don't stock it. They can only sell me a new heater matrix.

I've bought an assorted box of o rings from Halfords, lubed up a 17x2.5 O ring and inserted it into the female grove on the pipe but now I can't join the pipes back together. Either the o ring is the wrong thickness or I'm doing summit wrong. What size o ring do I need.

 

right, found the picture that I took just after I bought these (for any future reference, so I'm glad I took it now). Not exactly sure which number it is as there are three, I'm presuming its the 1342708, but heres the photo anyway. give me a shout if you'd like me to email you the picture.

 

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In Topic: Mk2 1.6 Focus Overheating

16 October 2014 - 08:49 AM

I've got the same problem. Where can I purchase the genuine Ford 'o' ring, I've tried ford but there claiming they don't stock it. They can only sell me a new heater matrix.

I've bought an assorted box of o rings from Halfords, lubed up a 17x2.5 O ring and inserted it into the female grove on the pipe but now I can't join the pipes back together. Either the o ring is the wrong thickness or I'm doing summit wrong. What size o ring do I need.

 

Hi mate, I called up my local ford stealership and they gave me the number for the parts desk. Sounds to me like they can't be bothered to do a search for you or they're trying to flog you a whole heater matrix. I'll see if I can dig out the part number. Do you have a 1.6 petrol, I'm sure the heater matrix will be the same, I see you have the same year model.

 

I would not recommend aftermarket o rings. I tried a few and kept getting leaks. It's quite strange, as the plastic clips on the joins didn't go around the pipes when I used the after market o rings, but clipped on perfectly when I used the Ford O rings. The only ones that worked were the genuine Ford ones (I hate to say). They do take ALOT of persuasion to get on properly mainly due to the cramped working area, but I found a little silicone gel works wonders, and make sure the o ring is seated properly.

 

I'm at work at the moment, so when I get home tonight I'll get that PN for you.


In Topic: Urgent! - Turbo Help Required.

27 August 2014 - 09:40 AM

That's a good bit of advice Alan. I might just have a go at that myself as I'm not 100% that my turbo is going as I've had no loss of oil as Milton has had.


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In Topic: Urgent! - Turbo Help Required.

22 August 2014 - 09:57 PM

I may have missed the point here, but if you aren't driving it, then I would rip out the old one. You can then compare it to parts from the scrappy or pictures online. thats if there isn't a part number on it. I have a feeling my turbo may be on its way out soon, but I'm just gonna run my car for as long as it takes until it gets too expensive to run. I have an 02 1.8 TDCi thats done 135k.


In Topic: Mk1 Focus Tddi Egr Blanking Plate

21 August 2014 - 10:24 PM

I can definitely vouch for blanking the EGR valve, IMO it's a must. I do have a slightly different engine though. Mines a 1.8 TDCi. I thought, why not, if it doesn't do much good I'll just take it off. It's now been blanked for over 6 months now, and I've definitely seen a vast improvement in performance at the low rev range and I'm even getting much better mpg out of it. Before I blanked off the EGR valve I did thoroughly clean the hose that leads to EGR Valve and around the valve entrance with EGR cleaner, (which were totally bunged up with soot), but it didn't make much difference, so I just blanked it off. Instant results and no error codes to report. Lord knows why they put those things on these engines as from what I understand it just re-circulates crappy air around the engine.

 

I would go for it Charlie, for the sake of a few quid, you haven't got a lot to loose and if you don't get on with it on just take its off. Couple it up with a new panel filter a good service and you will definitely reaping the benefits :). Good luck and let us know how you get on. I'm particularly interested in what panel filter your gonna go for. I'm thinking about it myself ;)