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#387413 What Is This Lol

Posted by artscot79 on 18 July 2014 - 08:22 PM

its alex salmonds chances of being prime minister of scotland

#387216 Focus Mk2 Engine Noise

Posted by artscot79 on 18 July 2014 - 09:52 AM

no i was told from a very experienced and good ford master tech that he didnt advise it with this engine all ive done is add an extra cold air feed into the airbox by cutting a round hole fitting some large hose into the hole and then using a large hose clip to ensure it stays in place i then sealed it with marine sealant which turns into a rubber like substance and the other end of the hose sits behind the passenger headlight also added a kandn panel filter

#387161 Focus Mk2 Engine Noise

Posted by artscot79 on 17 July 2014 - 11:06 PM

The fan will be the aircon if its set to windscreen the fan runs all the time when the aircon is on

The bottle noise is the air intake design which is a cold air feed down in the rear of the front arch liner

Bearing noise is the aircon the pump is a vss variable pump that regulates the gas instead of switching on and off like old ones tends to do it louder when its needing a refill

As for the temp mines geadual cold to quarter to halfway or just slightly under it heats up quickly in the warm weather we have when it gets colder it isnt so quick

#381764 Checking Oil

Posted by artscot79 on 03 July 2014 - 05:41 PM

Ground rah fat fingers and touch screen phones dont mix lol

#380730 Mk1 Focus 1.6 Petrol - Combined Radiator/condenser

Posted by artscot79 on 01 July 2014 - 08:40 AM

sadly theres not many places other than scrap yards and they arent worth fitting so new unfortunately it would be this is the best priced place i know http://www.adrad.co....FOCUS&year=2003

#379051 2015 Ford Focus St - Official

Posted by artscot79 on 27 June 2014 - 12:42 PM

for me it still looks too standard not what an st should be and those bloomin rear lights are still the same very aston martin at the front

a nice car just not enough if you know what i mean

#373186 Rev On Cold Start

Posted by artscot79 on 10 June 2014 - 01:07 AM

the car will idle up and down as it tries to find a balance the focus is designed for low idle emissions so the ecu constantly adjusts the idle and fueling if you were to see it on the dash display even if tge needle looks still its constantly between revs

#371339 Focus St225 Air Con Pump Not Working

Posted by artscot79 on 04 June 2014 - 08:33 PM

i keep the info as theres many different pumps on the focus depending on engine just incase i need it

#371332 Focus St225 Air Con Pump Not Working

Posted by artscot79 on 04 June 2014 - 08:22 PM

FD400CM713 - See more at: http://www.autoairpa...h.VEj5twbT.dpuf

the belt is a 10pv belt 119mm diameter pulley part number 3m5h19d629mk 3msh19d629mj 3mshi9d629ml


the st uses the valeo dks-15d pump same part number the 2.0 tdci is a totally different pump wrong make pulley size etc check youreself http://www.autoairpa...5-rs-6685-p.asp


the mk2 1.6 pump is the same only if its a 06/06-01/08 model with a valeo dks 15-d pump with the part numbers listed above

#371306 Focus St225 Air Con Pump Not Working

Posted by artscot79 on 04 June 2014 - 07:48 PM

if the old one has ceased you will need to flush the sysytem before fitting anything a mobile aircon specialist will flush the system and fit special filters to ensure fragments dont damage the new pump should any still bein the sytem if you simply fit the pump youll get about a month out of it trust me made this mistake with my passat and caused even more damage to the point it would cost £1300 to have the aircon fixed

#356521 Can I Correct This?

Posted by artscot79 on 24 April 2014 - 12:10 PM

looks like accident damage ide have taken it back and had it resolved when you bought it as you may need to loosen all the bolts and remove the arch liner to fix it it will certainly cause excessive rust and can help the jacking point rust which is directly in that location

#354134 Ford Focus Mk2 Common Problems Thread

Posted by artscot79 on 16 April 2014 - 12:48 AM

Refitting new plugs won't stop it the plugs have a foam seal this saturates and leaks only sealing them will solve the issue been there done that sometimes they work for a bit then leak again poor design plain and simple ford know this

#351381 Coolant Replacement

Posted by artscot79 on 06 April 2014 - 03:03 PM

The ford stuff is 10 year coolant so its pretty early for doing it i wouldnt use that 5 year stuff for a simple reason if you have issues it will be blamed on not using the correct stuff if you want to do the change buy the right stuff from ford.the ford system isnt easy to bleed to empty youll need to pull the bottom rad hose to refill without getting air in is the hard part ford dont pour it in the expansion cap stoney will likely know the proper process if you have the pink stuff ford would then put purple stuff in

#349385 Focus Mk2.5 Brake Pad Question

Posted by artscot79 on 31 March 2014 - 06:09 PM

i should hope not that would be a reason or concern either that or youve got life insurance and the mrs was trying to take you out ^_^

#346466 1.6 Zetec 55 Reg Spark Plugs Help Please

Posted by artscot79 on 23 March 2014 - 09:47 PM

its from when the plugs were last checked dust and debris gets into the area around the plug hole i try to clear it out with compressed air first garages dont so when you copper grease the threads and try to put them back in the grease picks up the dust and crud and it gets caught in the threads