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Member Since 24 Apr 2008
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In Topic: Oily Smell Inside Cabin

Yesterday, 02:46 PM

They did, in fact, overfill it slightly and I had to extract about 0.5 Litre to get it back to the top mark on the dipstick. It's covered about 2,500 miles since then and the level hasn't budged so I wouldn't have expected that to be a problem. I couldn't see any evidence of oil having run down and been wiped away from the filler. I did wonder if there might be a weep from the filter but I can't see down that far from the top so will have to leave it to them to check. It isn't a burning smell, more the kind you get when fresh oil is in contact with something hot.

In Topic: Rear Wiper

Yesterday, 01:31 PM

Most likely the relay in the passenger fusebox but could also be a fractured wire inside the rubber boot between body and tailgate.

In Topic: Software Update

23 April 2015 - 09:25 AM

PCM = Powertrain Control Module

DPF = Diesel Particulate Filter

EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve

FRP = Fuel Rail Pressure (I think)


Don't know SBD. I thought MAP was Manifold Absolute Pressure sensor but obviously not in the context Darren has used it.

In Topic: Focus Timing Belt Question

22 April 2015 - 04:12 PM

If you don't know the service history I'd get the belt changed ASAP. The cover does help to prevent dirt and debris getting onto it which would shorten its life so I'd advise you get one fitted at the same time.

In Topic: I've Really Derped...

22 April 2015 - 03:59 PM

Changed the glowplug, I Couldn't get the 3rd one out but it still fires and the hole is sealed so I'm leaving it


I hope you screwed the body back in to prevent the broken end being fired out of the head. :o