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#519056 2006 1.6 Ti Vct Cam Variator Problems.

Posted by artscot79 on Yesterday, 05:45 AM

Its not the cam then it could be the injector solenoids or a good many other things you'll need live data to find out what though on this car the injectors when you switch off go into a ready position so to speak you hear it as a few clicks and a mechanical noise if they don't the car will not idle correctly its impossible to say given these parts aren't cheap diagnosis is cheaper

It could be the maf sensor a coil issue a lambda sensor a hose or it has an ecu issue throttle position sensor cam sensor variator solenoids blocked cat faulty temp sensor fuel pump........

#519055 Mk 2.5 Pats Bypass

Posted by artscot79 on Yesterday, 05:38 AM

A mobile locksmith will take a heck of a lot less to just supply cut and code I would not do the above the alarm I'm sure will not activate as the chip is there all the time really you could nick the car in a heartbeat

#518876 Ford Focus 2015 Zetec Autolock

Posted by artscot79 on 03 September 2015 - 05:28 PM

you dont want it its dangerous in an accident its a nightmare to get the doors open hence why ford stopped it

#518322 Focus Mk2 Onwards Rear Strut Mount Replacement

Posted by artscot79 on 01 September 2015 - 07:51 PM

no need to remove the strut this way you can do it with the  strut attatched takes 15 mins in all


no idea how that worked as the mount is bolted to the shock top so you need to remove the nut to get it off these are the mounts1.JPG

#518265 Focus Mk2 Onwards Rear Strut Mount Replacement

Posted by artscot79 on 01 September 2015 - 05:37 PM

A quick guide on how to do this couldn't get pics as it was pouring down.

You need
2 strut mounts
Extension bar and ratchet
Axle stands
Wheel key and 19mm socket
10mm socket 13mm socket

1.Obtain 2 strut mounts
2.Loosen off rear wheel nuts
3.Jack up car and place on axle stands
4.Remove the interior boot carpet at each side to get access to the 13mm nut in the centre of the shock remove the nut completely
5.using an extension bar remove the two 10mm bolts up inside the rear turret
6. Now pull the shock downwards this allows you to remove the mount and fit the new one
7.to replace put the two 10 mm bolts back in and leave loose
8.now go into the boot and put the new 13mm nut onto the shock and tighten up fully if its at an odd angle and the socket wont go on get someone to push the shock towards the body and it will straighten up
9.back to those 10mm bolts and tighten fully wheels back on job done

#517661 Fuel Boost

Posted by artscot79 on 31 August 2015 - 12:54 AM

Old ones you could turn the magic screw and it would boost the fuel pressure and timing then blow the engine pretty quickly lol the old days are gone as stoney said ecu regulated now so no magic screw

#517659 2006 1.6 Ti Vct Cam Variator Problems.

Posted by artscot79 on 31 August 2015 - 12:49 AM

You get injector slap which is normal you get a tick from cold sometimes warm irs normal take any new ford ti vct and lift the bonnet you'll hear it you cant normally as ford put an undertray and sound deadening under the bonnet and more bulkhead insulation inside

If there's no loss in power no warning lights leave it alone if it goes later it'll cost more Tha 350 as you'll need new cam variators new oil new oil filter new timing belt and tensioner

#516754 Focus Mk1 1.8tdci Steering Knock

Posted by artscot79 on 28 August 2015 - 08:21 AM

Strut top mount would be my first culprit you wont get much side to side movement but up and down it will bang like a brothel headboard that will transfer through the driveshaft making it sound like its somewhere else easy test jack up or park the side that isn't doing it up on a kerb putting load on the culprit side push on the body and listen to the strut mount for noise other than that IDE look at the gearbox mount

#516751 Quick Clear

Posted by artscot79 on 28 August 2015 - 08:16 AM

Ford should stick it in the book lol maybe they do never read it its very handy in the winter add the aircon set to windscreen too and you're off in no time no sitting scraping

#516613 Replace Cd6000 With Sony Radio. Help!

Posted by artscot79 on 27 August 2015 - 07:39 PM

I changed mine its a nice was fit only get one for a focus or fiesta not mondeo there's a very noticeable sound difference though I'm going to upgrade the front speakers

#516496 Noisy Mk2 Focus

Posted by artscot79 on 27 August 2015 - 02:19 PM

as proof of mileage the engine should come with info such as year and spec of car and the recorded mileage of the car it came from i do check engine numbers before buying cars as do many others including dealers if you have a record of that info of the replacement it makes things a lot easier secondly the engine mileage you would want as close to youre cars mileage as possible would you want a car thats done 60k when the engines done 140k


evidence required, will need to be one of the folllowing:

-A reciept of purchase on a headed paper, from a garage, confiriming the
engine number,engine size and the fuel type for the reconditioned or
replacement engine, if one has been fitted.

-an inspection report from a body such as the AA or RAC

-An inspection report provided for insurance purposes.

-Written confirmation from the manufacturer showing the engine number and size

If your existing engine has been converted or the change took place before you bought the vehicle we will accept:

-written confirmation on headed paper from the garage that carried out the conversion; or

-written confirmation of the change on headed paper from an independant garage.

I phoned up DVLA on 01792 782058 to be told that there is new rules
regarding engine replacement and that you must provide evidence of the


DVLA say this

Change to engine and/or cylinder capacity (engine size)

DVLA will need written evidence of any changes to engine number and/or cylinder capacity (cc). Written evidence can be:

* a receipt for the replacement engine

* written evidence from the manufacturer

* an inspection report provided for insurance purposes

* written confirmation on headed paper from a garage if the change in engine size took place before you bought the vehicle

#516441 Quick Clear

Posted by artscot79 on 27 August 2015 - 12:33 PM

quick clear times out in 5 mins due to the high current it draws you should only use it when its needed and for as little time as possible preferably before driving off if you want to test it put a cup of hot water in the car near the window let it mist up then try the quick clear

#516316 Focus 2010 Plate Zetec Trim 1.6l (100ps) - Belt Or Chain?

Posted by artscot79 on 26 August 2015 - 09:35 PM

Its a belt
That's the right kit
The time to change is a contentious issue on here ignore what ford say that is based on the belt not the tensioner and its the tensioner that usually goes.

As for price it varies around 200 up here at ford I would only get ford to do it with the kit they purchase if something fails ford will fix as its guaranteed an independent doesn't do that as has been posted on here before when an Indy did it wrong most indys don't know to replace the stretch bolts on the tensioner and refit the old ones

#515862 Mk2 1.6 Focus Conversion

Posted by artscot79 on 26 August 2015 - 02:51 AM

Buy a bigger car unless you want to replace engine gearbox ecu loom exhaust truth is it'll be cheaper

#515156 Will This Exhaust Fit?

Posted by artscot79 on 23 August 2015 - 11:00 PM

Nope non st model exhaust needs to go down the middle then bends over the rear suspension around the spare wheel well its also one piece so you're be better having an exhaust made to fit