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#495730 Is It Possible......

Posted by artscot79 on 15 June 2015 - 07:21 PM

Its only possible if all windows front n rear are electric

#495113 My Focus Seems Slower Than A Mondeo With The Same Engine

Posted by artscot79 on 13 June 2015 - 09:58 PM

Same engine different gearboxes different gearing etc so it wont react the same I'm afraid the only thing the same is the engine

#494804 Focus Mk3.5 No Drls

Posted by artscot79 on 12 June 2015 - 07:08 PM

Its all down to when the type aporoval was done so the mk3 was given type approval before the mandatory drl rule was brought in since the mk3.5 is basically a facelifted car that doesn't deviate drastically from the type approved mk3 its still under that approval so only a redesigned or heavily facelifted mk4 will need them as it would need new type approval

#494592 New 1.5 Ecoboost Has An Issue But Ford Are Fobbing Us Off

Posted by artscot79 on 12 June 2015 - 04:57 AM

Sadly I hear it a lot focus c max s max etc ford just don't want to know I'm the only ford left in my street now the rest got rid a few of them were new focusses as well not the same issue as you but problems ford didn't want to fix in you're case I would get on to ford and demand it be looked into or they can have the car back I cant believe its part of the design for a car to sound like a bag of spanners if anything its embarrassing then there's long term issues if its like that now what will it be like in a year

#494588 Mk 1.5 1.6 Lx Burning Oil, Possible Engine Change?

Posted by artscot79 on 12 June 2015 - 04:42 AM

Its a blacktop engine the old 1.6 engines are known for using oil stef had one and I do recall he had engine oil use issues so he will know if the above is excessive sounds it to me I think his was about 1 litre it used .....

As for changing it its less hassle to replace like for like there are differences between the 1.8 zetec e and the Yamaha derived zetec se engine that you have for one the exhaust manifold is on the opposite side so you're exhaust wouldn't fit throttle body is in a different place airbox and connections are different

#493506 Installing Drl's..

Posted by artscot79 on 07 June 2015 - 11:03 PM

Yep got to agree I've also had a few range rovers with head lights on and full drls blinding the hell out of me I hate the things now

#492176 What Fits In A Focus??

Posted by artscot79 on 03 June 2015 - 07:15 AM

Yep sounds like Haloween alright lol
I prefer turf wars, no fire or petrol just blocks of turf thrown at each other

In Scotland its what's commonly known as a wedding party lol

#492148 Focus Titanium Tdci Lowered 40Mm Problem

Posted by artscot79 on 02 June 2015 - 10:54 PM

Americans cut coils off all the time but they have to be done accurately then the ends ground to look like they are standard then painted its not dangerous if done properly

#490921 Mk1 Bootlid/hatchback Lock Problem - Seemingly Not Electrical

Posted by artscot79 on 30 May 2015 - 07:44 AM

Misaligned catch? The bottom catch has two bolts that when loosened allow the catch to be moved up or down left ir right if its not centered it will hit the lock edge and bounce back up.....if you remove the plastic trim covering the boot sit in the boot and slowly lower it you'll get a better view as to whether its hitting

#490919 New Key Needed

Posted by artscot79 on 30 May 2015 - 07:36 AM

Should be noted if the key gets too worn it can refuse to open the doors or even work in the ignition some Mobil locksmiths can still cut you s new key and programme it for you but you wont see much change from £100

#490073 New 1.5 Ecoboost Has An Issue But Ford Are Fobbing Us Off

Posted by artscot79 on 27 May 2015 - 03:06 PM

so ford say its designed to sound like a bag of spanners..... the sound is awfull

#489141 Help, Electric Gremlins Mk2

Posted by artscot79 on 24 May 2015 - 09:37 PM

Glad its sorted yeah if you're not sure never snip the wires they are interlinked in so many ways to so many different systems

#489015 Sound Deadening

Posted by artscot79 on 24 May 2015 - 09:12 AM

Simple carpet adhesive spray to stick it to the bottom of the carpets fine personally I didn't need it the stuff doesn't move around or anything if cut properly I also used the spare wheel as a template to cut some underlay to fill most of the hole as I don't use the spacesaver a spray of adhesive and its done

#488851 Drl Going Of.

Posted by artscot79 on 23 May 2015 - 07:22 PM

Most likely is a break in the wiring try jiggling the loom a bit while they ate on and see what happens....the wiring is so thin it doesn't take much either that or one of the connections isn't tight

#485834 New 1.5 Ecoboost Has An Issue But Ford Are Fobbing Us Off

Posted by artscot79 on 13 May 2015 - 07:39 PM

Yeah its a hard one definitely not heard noises like that from any mk of focus or the older fords the difficulty is proving its not by design since almost every fault with every ford seems to be by design of course .......

I think it needs to go further but like many of fords faults they never really do hopefully you get a good outcome