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artscot79

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#505844 Focus Mk2 Live Ignition Fuse ?

Posted by artscot79 on 25 July 2015 - 05:43 AM

Ignore me lol now ive seen the picture of the piggy back top slot is the fuse for the USB bottom slot for the original fuse my bad


#503608 Dripping.

Posted by artscot79 on 17 July 2015 - 10:32 PM

Doesn't come out easily blowers cant blow it out so put something down into the tube and make sure its not blocked


#502999 How Much Power (= Fuel) Does The Air Conditioning Use ?

Posted by artscot79 on 15 July 2015 - 02:38 PM

the shaft on the aircon compressor ....lack of use can cause this to cease when that happens its not a case of replace it you need to flush out the aircon system put filters etc in so that no fragments contaminate the new compressor thats on a standard compressor ford now use from the ti vct climate the vss compressor which is a different setup easy to tell what you have the vss pump the fan runs all the time and the compressor it doesnt cut in and cut out like old ones it runs continously and varies the amount of aircon gas needed youre 2012 fiesta will have a vss pump so not that relevant but it does need to be used to oil the shafts inside the compressor




#502970 How Much Power (= Fuel) Does The Air Conditioning Use ?

Posted by artscot79 on 15 July 2015 - 10:02 AM

The aircon should be used no matter what the temp is mines never off it acts as a dehumidifier so if you have it on hot have the ac on

Aircon uses very little extra fuel it will decrease power slightly it is true its less economical to drive with the window open by a lot more than using the aircon

Finally it should be used all the time to prevent the shaft ceasing once a month I put it on max cold for 10 minutes then max hot on cold it oils the system hot dries out the pipes preventing bacteria build up every year I use a can of cleaner on it aircon on full pointed at footwells press recirc button press can button put in footwell shut door within 10 mins its cleaned the vents iut


#502606 Ford Focus 1.8tdci 2010 New Battery

Posted by artscot79 on 13 July 2015 - 07:47 PM

After my experience with ford I wouldn't be surprised if they wire up two aa batteries lol Bosch is what ford use just rebranded


#502361 Could This Be The Start Of The Dreaded Rusting Rear Wheel Arch Issue?

Posted by artscot79 on 12 July 2015 - 09:20 PM

you can beat it by replacing the whole rear quarter panel fords are good cars they just rust its always been the case a reason why my old man a ford fan for mos of his life wont buy one sadly even 11 and 12 plates are showing signs of rust.....as i said you can slow it down but it will rear its ugly head again




#502075 Wind Deflectors

Posted by artscot79 on 11 July 2015 - 04:18 PM

far better in my opinion ive had heko on both cars




#502011 She Passed Mot

Posted by artscot79 on 11 July 2015 - 11:23 AM

nice one ignore the indicator thing i get that all the time when i queried it he said the white of the bulb was showing i then pointed out they are silver and light up orange lol




#501684 Led Sidelights

Posted by artscot79 on 09 July 2015 - 09:26 PM

Do youreself a favour buy diamond white 5w bulbs cheaper last longer and wont go in fire


#500564 My Boot Is Letting In Water On My Mk1 Focus. Can Anyone Help?

Posted by artscot79 on 05 July 2015 - 12:01 AM

Rear lights are leaking most likely or the vent flap on the bumper which he's covered with that plate instead of fixing if you want to sort it its Time to take the bumper off


#500378 What Have You Under Your Car ??

Posted by artscot79 on 04 July 2015 - 06:20 AM

Waxoyl underseal


#500192 Dripping.

Posted by artscot79 on 03 July 2015 - 09:49 AM

Only noticed as it drains on the drivers side and is usually a bit more forward the drain is behind the kick panel towards the clutch drivers side IDE start pulling the carpet up as enough water can cause the bung to dislodge and dissapear as you're driving . It can be popped out to drain any water then siliconed back into place


#500188 Focus Mk1 Engine Trouble

Posted by artscot79 on 03 July 2015 - 09:44 AM

Coil pack as well quite common on the 1.8 or the leads only other thing off hand is the pcv hose to the rear of the throttle body collapsing under load also common


#500139 Run Out Of Gas And Steering Wheel Locks Up?

Posted by artscot79 on 03 July 2015 - 03:55 AM

Never had or heard of any issues of the steering wheel locking


#500131 Dripping.

Posted by artscot79 on 02 July 2015 - 11:38 PM

That's not the aircon drain that's the plug in the pass footwell going by the wet mark aircon drains on the drivers side not pass side