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#420071 Mk2 1.6 Focus Overheating

Posted by gwengo on 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.



#303939 Egr Blanking Ford Focus

Posted by gwengo on 10 November 2013 - 12:13 AM

For what it's worth guys I have a 2002 1.8 tdci an I fitted a blanking plate. I've done 10k with it installed and have found subtle but noticeable improvements all round. Never had any error codes or issues.

#248599 Steering Wheel Not Straight

Posted by gwengo on 02 April 2013 - 11:54 AM

Thanks stef123 I have called them now, they're gonna look at it this afternoon. You are right, this should have been sorted when the tracking was done in the first instance.

#248558 Steering Wheel Not Straight

Posted by gwengo on 02 April 2013 - 09:30 AM

Cheers for the advice guys.


@ Lenny: when you remove the steering wheel, does the boss have toothed edges (around the outside) where the steering wheel connects to the car, in order for the wheel to be rotated and adjusted? I used to own a Mini city and it was a case of undoing a bolt and re-aligning it straight using the toothed edges of the shaft for the steering wheel. (I hope this makes sense :unsure: )



#248075 Steering Wheel Not Straight

Posted by gwengo on 31 March 2013 - 09:55 AM

Hi all, I have a 2005 mk2 ford focus and yesterday I took it to the garage to have the wheel alignment adjusted, thanks to all the potholes in the road (I think the council should be paying for this myself, but that's another story). When driving the car home I noticed that the steering wheel was set to the left when driving in a straight line. When I straightened the steering wheel, the car moved to the right, very frustrating!!! I couldn't go back to the garage cos it was at the end of the day and I was the last customer. Now I won't be able to go back to the garage for another week as I'm at work.

Is there any way that I can straighten the steering wheel myself, without altering the tracking and wheel alignment that has already been done? By taking the steering wheel of and re-setting it to dead straight?

Any advice would be much appreciated :)