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Member Since 24 Apr 2008
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In Topic: Engine Revs Hang Between Gears

Yesterday, 05:30 PM

Andrew, I take it you mean that when you come off the gas and declutch for your gearchange the revs stay high? If so that can't be a clutch problem. Assuming it's not something as simple as a sticking throttle cable or butterfly it might be the idle control valve.

In Topic: Focus Central Locking Issue

Yesterday, 12:16 PM

Yes, the first place to look is inside the rubber boot between body and tailgate. The constant flexing work-hardens and eventually fractures the wiring. The insulation also gets brittle over time.On our 2003 estate the high-level brake light recently stopped working. When I looked the wire was broken and the insulation of several others was cracked and could easily have short-circuited. Even the rear washer tubing was cracked and leaking fluid into the tailgate.

In Topic: Blanked Egr, Now Eml Is On 18,000 Miles Later

26 February 2015 - 11:09 AM

E.G.R.V.'s are purely E.U. emission control , as are D.P.F.'s -  both are diesel engine killers.

Unfortunately un-emission-controlled diesel engines are also human killers. Diesels have always been dirty engines and however much stuff is bolted on they will never be really clean. Even the awful DPF doesn't completely remove particulates which are so small that, once in the lungs, they get into the bloodstream and the EGR doesn't reduce the nitrous oxides that are causing such problems in urban areas. Attempts to clean them up are simply hobbling their performance and adding to both the initial and running costs and so reducing the benefits compared to petrol. Also, of course, deleting these components simply increases these harmful emissions.


I know petrol engines are far from perfect but their emissions are less harmful to heath and a lot simpler to control. I've been driving a diesel Focus for the last five years. It's the first I've owned and I will freely admit that I find it a much nicer drive than my newer petrol Focus but I won't be buying another diesel.

In Topic: Help: Ford Focus 2006 1.6 Ti Pas Pump

25 February 2015 - 10:10 PM

vct = variable cam timing.

In Topic: Several Issues I Could Do With Advice On

20 February 2015 - 12:19 PM

My second problem is I am losing coolant, but there is no visible signs of a leak. I had a new waterpump fitted 6 months ago. I have checked everywhere and can see no leaking but it's using at least 1 litre a week.

Have you considered a head gasket gailure? If the leak is into a cylinder maybe this could throw up a spurious error code.