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#544440 Bad Condensation After An Hour Parked

Posted by artscot79 on 28 November 2015 - 05:33 PM

Only problem with it being s leak is it would condense all the time even on s sunny day it would heat up the cabin causing condensation if it is a leak then its not long started it all depends how long you're in the car if its short quick journeys or long trips etc but I pass a lot of cars this time of year that are the same

#544248 Bad Condensation After An Hour Parked

Posted by artscot79 on 27 November 2015 - 11:35 PM

If it was a leak you would get it a lot .
you're only getting it now its below the dewpoint so its likely as simple as outsides cold insides hot hot air on cold window makes condensation a lot of cars do it

#541533 Ford Focus 1.8Tdci Rattle

Posted by artscot79 on 19 November 2015 - 01:49 AM

As above the cluster has nothing to do with an engine rattle with a diesel take you're pick from oil pumps to diesel pump diesel filter or the oils ok and thin and needs renewed

#540996 Focus St Long Waiting Times - Anyone Else Got This?

Posted by artscot79 on 17 November 2015 - 12:25 AM

It ain't that long a wait ill probably have to wait that long to get an st the things will hover by then

#540994 Clutch, Engine Pinking Or Variator?

Posted by artscot79 on 17 November 2015 - 12:21 AM

The heat shield attached to the brake lines runs under and above the cat so it will rattle under acceleration if you pop it off the clip may have rotten on the bit above the cat you can't see a few cable ties to resecure the clip can help its just a pain to refit the 2 welded clamps always rot I removed them altogether and used a cable tie to hold the sensor wire away from the heat shield attatching I to the bulkhead...under the car in the same area is the heat shield above the cat which can annoyingly rattle again it does it under acceleration and not when coasting

Having had these issues its best to get the car on axle stands get under it and have a good root around the heatshields in particular back to front the noise sounds like a metalic vibration to me and not engine related as for the rear manifold metal cover try lifting it up and down if its rattling you'll know as it will move it took me ages to pin point mine

#540565 Clutch Release Bearing Squeak

Posted by artscot79 on 15 November 2015 - 12:27 PM

Wouldn't know Lenny kids and the Mrs dont shut up long enough to find out lol

#540521 Clutch Release Bearing Squeak

Posted by artscot79 on 15 November 2015 - 08:17 AM

The whom gearbox has to come out if its squeaking try wd40 on the rear of the clutch pedal

If you're changing a release bearing you're as well doing a whom clutch kit a garage will take around £309 minimum that's mainly labour

As I say if it ain't broke leave it alone

#540520 Rusty Callipers

Posted by artscot79 on 15 November 2015 - 08:14 AM

Hammerite works as well as any caliper paint so no need to buy over expensive stuff

#540371 The Button I Never Use??????

Posted by artscot79 on 14 November 2015 - 05:00 PM

The air rides worth more than the scrap its attached to lol true air ride is very comfy but its a corsa I detest them with a passion always have

#540331 The Button I Never Use??????

Posted by artscot79 on 14 November 2015 - 02:27 PM

Bagged...yeah bag of xxxx...Vauxhalls....burn em all 🙆 especially the 1.2litre f1 driver big bore all show no go corsa

#540109 Dealer Not Happy After Independent Healthcheck

Posted by artscot79 on 13 November 2015 - 07:48 PM

Car was legal at the point of sale so brakes will be up to you to replace I'm afraid you may find the dealer starts to get miffed with you IDE dance and say I was wrong and apologize you may need them in the future

#539884 The Button I Never Use??????

Posted by artscot79 on 13 November 2015 - 12:52 AM

Air record button does just that recirculates the air in the cabin no external air its limited to 5 mins I think as it builds up co2 in the cabin and if used too long will mist up the windows not demist its purpose is to warm the cabin up quicker and if outside smells are bad it stops blowing stinking air into the cabin


#539882 Anyone Seen This Filter Before?

Posted by artscot79 on 13 November 2015 - 12:46 AM

Never had heat soak really? its not an ok wives tale any true tuner will tell you that as they will tell you not to fit cheap nasty foam filters that do little to filter the engine those ram air filters literally fall apart originally designed for motorbikes not cars ... ive had more performance cars than I remember and cone filters always suffered heat soak as they draw in warm air from inside the engine bay this has less air creating a smaller bang which equals less hp in simple terms which Is why people started making ducting from pvc pipe to put the filter as close to the bottom of the engine as possible but the it got wet.... ive had cars that if you sat in traffic the heat soak was so bad that if you put the foot down there would be no power (Nissan pulsar gti) till you got moving .

as said its a proven fact ..
you'll get less as you have the engine cover which channels heat downwards its a diesel which runs cooler and the filter sits behind the rear light. Do a dyno test on the car and ask them to switch the fan off you'll see what heat soak does

#539878 Clutch, Engine Pinking Or Variator?

Posted by artscot79 on 13 November 2015 - 12:28 AM

What fuel fo you use the 115 ti vct can run on unleaded but its supposed to run on higher octane try Tesco 99 Ron to rule out engine pinking the noise is hard to pin but check the radiator isn't rattling around .it could be the variator but even when mine was shot it didnt do that also at the back of the engine you'll see the manifold heat shield give that a tug and move around as the washers rust away causing a similar rattle

#539284 Advice Needed.....

Posted by artscot79 on 11 November 2015 - 11:20 AM

The bite is always high on a focus even new clutches settle to that height and its non adjustable. No point proving a bad clutch anyway ford will state its driver error and you get the bill

The stumble could be down to the emissions when the focus Is ay idle ot idles quite low around 700-800 rpm to keep emissions down since it constantly fluctuates the car is constantly trying to keep it as low as possible and it can hiccup slightly