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  • What is E10 Petrol and Can My Car Run It?

    What is E10 fuel and why is it being introduced? The reason E10 fuel has been introduced as the standard grade fuel at forecourts across the country is to try and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This fuel is made up on 90% regular unleaded petrol and 10% ethanol. Current petrol grades in the UK (E5) contain up to 5% ethanol, with the rest being regular unleaded petrol. The Government claims that the introduction of E10 petrol at UK forecourts could cut transport CO2 emissions by 750,000 ton

    Ford Owners' Club
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    Fuel Crisis - and is it improving?

    So what's behind the crisis? The key issue is there aren't enough drivers to supply petrol. There's an estimated shortage of more than 100,000 HGV drivers and petrol is only the latest industry to be hit. The lack of drivers has caused problems for a range of industries - from supermarkets to fast food chains. Fuel tanker drivers need additional safety qualifications on top of their HGV licence to be able to transport chemicals such as petrol. How did the petrol shortage start? La

    Ford Owners' Club
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    Ford Introduces Exclusive New Focus ST Edition with Adjustable Chassis for True Driving Enthusiasts

    Ford today announced a new, special edition version of the Focus ST five-door hot hatchback that enhances driving dynamics with upgraded suspension and light-weight wheels for ultimate road and track driving experiences, alongside unique exterior and interior specifications The Focus ST Edition is available to order in selected European markets, including the UK priced from £35,785. The most dynamic version yet of the fourth generation Focus ST offers true driving enthusiasts the opportunit

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    New Kuga Plug-In Hybrid data shows nearly half of mileage uses electric power

    The Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) was the best-selling PHEV across all segments in Europe during the first half of 2021,1 and customers are making the most of their vehicles’ 35 miles WLTP pure-electric driving range, new data shows According to anonymised real-world data from Ford, Kuga Plug-In Hybrid drivers across Europe have so far this year covered 49 per cent of their distance travelled using externally-charged battery power alone. With 3,628 plug-in Kuga regis

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    FULLY-ELECTRIFIED LINE-UP SHOWCASES THRILLING FORD DRIVING EXPERIENCES AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

    Ford is today pledging to car enthusiasts across Europe that the acclaimed “fun-to-drive” character that has helped define generations of the automaker’s vehicles will remain at the heart of a new era of electrified and connected products As Ford prepares to showcase an all-electrified line-up of road, competition and concept cars for the first time at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed, West Sussex, UK, the company is doubling-down on its commitment to continue delivering the most engagin

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    Ford Adds Exclusive New Ranger Stormtrak and Wolftrak Limited Editions to Europe’s Best-Selling Pick-up Range

    Ford has introduced two exciting, limited-edition models building on the style and capability of the company’s award-winning pick-up - the new Ranger Stormtrak and Ranger Wolftrak Ranger Stormtrak is a premium truck offering distinctive styling and premium features for customers that value outstanding capability and a generous specification to support their active work and lifestyle needs. Ranger Wolftrak is an intrepid, rugged pick-up designed around the needs of customers who work outdoor

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  • Ford Focus MK4 2018

    Good evening all. I’m new to the forum,  I’m just in the process of buying a Ford Focus MK4 2018 st-line it’s a 68 plate and is the new design.  I have two questions, has Ford updated anything on it between a 68 plate and a 2020 plate that is a significant change? Also the 2018 model I’m looking at doesn’t appear to have power folding mirrors, has anybody on here converted their mk4 focus manual mirrors to power folding? I can’t believe that it’s not just standard!  Look forward to hearing from

    linton.jaw
    linton.jaw
    General Ford Related Discussions

    (Working) compressor caused turnover fail?

    So I bought my focus 2008 with the pretense that the aurcon didn't work. The previous owner had it several years and it didn't work when they got it either so it hasn't been run for years. Found out it was due to a cracked pipe which one of you heroes kindly identified for me. Replaced the pipe and got it regassed but was told I may not see much life from it as when they pressure tested they couldn't see my ac compressor kicking in at any point.  So when I ran it, the aircon was okay. Quiet fan

    Thomh1
    Thomh1
    Ford Focus Club

    I want to identify and verify the correct Power Steering Fluid for my C-Max 1.6 Petrol, 2006 Reg, Manual Gearbox

    Having had a slight problem of seepage of a small amount of old Power Steering Fluid on C-Max 1.6 Petrol, 2006 Reg, Manual Gearbox, and I want to flush out all the old, and replace with a verified correct or compatible fluid. Having seen previous posts or blogs online that claim that the owners manual recommending a fluid spec of WSS-M2C204-A2, and claim that was incorrect for my car, but with no supporting evidence to that claim detailed, I would like to find out what the correct Power Steering

    Paul Spanner
    Paul Spanner
    Ford C-Max Club

    Trying to find out correct Power Steering Fluid for C-Max 1.6 Petrol, 2006 Reg, Manual Gearbox.

    Having had a slight problem of seepage of a small amount of old Power Steering Fluid on C-Max 1.6 Petrol, 2006 Reg, Manual Gearbox, and I want to flush out all the old, and replace with a correct or compatible fluid. Having seen previous posts or blogs online that claim that the owners manual recommending a fluid spec of WSS-M2C204-A2, and claim that was incorrect for my car, but with no supporting evidence to that claim detailed, I would like to find out what the correct Power Steering Fluid is

    Paul Spanner
    Paul Spanner
    Ford Fiesta Club

    Ford Focus 2009 Bluetooth help

    Evening all I have a 2009 Ford Focus titanium witch is fitted with hand free bluetooth and Sony dab, with aux and usb in the centre consule with what I think is a I pod holder ,  what I would like to know is how I can Stream bluetooth music or get my iPhone to work tho the usb as I think they use to run a y cable thanks Peter   

    Beaver182
    Beaver182
    Ford Focus Club 1

    Mk4 Focus Gear Lever Vibration

    Hello, my 68 plate 1.0 ecoboost mk4 focus has an annoying but slight rattle/vibration in the gear lever when accelerating moderately/hard across most of the gears but more noticeable in 3rd & 5th. I’ve also got an annoying slight squeak when shifting 3 to 4 too. Has anyone else encountered this and if so, was there a fix? I raised this with Ford whilst still (just about) under warranty but it’s apparently ‘within Ford tolerances’ and the ‘fault couldn’t be appreciated’. Grateful fo

    dave1987
    dave1987
    Ford Focus Club
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    • Good evening all. I’m new to the forum,  I’m just in the process of buying a Ford Focus MK4 2018 st-line it’s a 68 plate and is the new design.  I have two questions, has Ford updated anything on it between a 68 plate and a 2020 plate that is a significant change? Also the 2018 model I’m looking at doesn’t appear to have power folding mirrors, has anybody on here converted their mk4 focus manual mirrors to power folding? I can’t believe that it’s not just standard!  Look forward to hearing from you all thanks John 
    • Since when have  the washer jets, been fitted to the the wiper blade. Every s-max I’ve even seen, has them on the plastic scuttle cover.  Theses are also heated, I don’t see Ford running electrical cables up a wiper arm.  
    • So I bought my focus 2008 with the pretense that the aurcon didn't work. The previous owner had it several years and it didn't work when they got it either so it hasn't been run for years. Found out it was due to a cracked pipe which one of you heroes kindly identified for me. Replaced the pipe and got it regassed but was told I may not see much life from it as when they pressure tested they couldn't see my ac compressor kicking in at any point.  So when I ran it, the aircon was okay. Quiet fan noise and a cool breeze. That's it.  This was in early August when we had that freak heatwave. Fast forward to Friday when it was cold as f**k out and i hasn't ran my ac for over a month. I'd stupidly put the wrong hoodie on and was too hot so thought I'd turn ac on.  BOOM. It started BLASTING cold air at me. Nice bit of fan noise and loads of cold air. If the compressor wasn't working then  it must be now. Happily driving with AC on for another 10 mins then had to idle on a hill junction and end engine cuts out. I thought I'd stalled as I was riding the clutch like a tw*t rather than using my handbrake. Bear in mind tyne ac continued to blast throughout this  tried to turn her over 8 times to no avail. Decided I'd turn off the ac and try again. Three more tries and she flies into life. Ran perfectly fine after that with AC off. SO. A. Did my ac compressor magically start working after being off for years? B. Would the compressor stop the engine starting, yet still be running flawlessly? C. Do I need a new compressor, or a fuse or what?! All advice welcome. Other than don't ride the clutch - I didn't realise that was so bad until I was looking for answers to this. Promise I'll stop that. 
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