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  2. Thanks Dee. If you've got it right will it go over fairly easily or is it still a bit tight to push over?
  3. S.hunt

    DAB Aerial/antenna

    I have tried the fuse but for only like 20 seconds maybe and that didn't work. I could try it again for longer wouldn't do no harm in trying
  4. Dee_82

    Help! 07 zetec mondeo

    which would make sense when starting but the car doesn't run off the battery whilst its running. If the cars modules aren't getting a solid 12-14v under load, then it still points to the alternator....or earthing / shorting.
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  6. As I explained in my post, I check the oil regularly and know that the dipstick has to be fully pushed in. I last checked the oil a month ago so even if I had go it wrong there would have been signs of oil leaking, especially on my drive, which I pressure-washed in April. During that month I did at least six non-stop journeys of about 100 miles and there was no smell of oil burning under the bonnet, no overheating and no drips on the drive. The leak happened suddenly on Saturday after a short trip lasting 10 minutes. i have noticed that my dipstick is not the type usually found on a 1.5 Duratorq engine, according to the handbook. It has a yellowish endpiece with a sort of marked gauge, which is found on the 2l engines. It is still a good, tight fit though. I am going to the dealers today for an oil and filter change.
  7. it does! leave the pin in place until your ready. start at the top on the cam sprocket, then route it down as tight as you can to the crank sprocket, (via the idler) then sort out the fuel pump and tensioner, if you dont get that right side tight you will never get the left side in.
  8. wilto

    Focus MK2.5 ST headlining

    Thanks guys, I've got the white clips all intact on the kit I bought also it's got the washer pipe attached too. The only thing it didn't come with was the front courtesy light, but I already have one on my existing headlining. So is this the correct order to strip out. Remove A pillar trim. Remove B pillar trim along with seat belt. Also trim above rear window (mine's a 3 door) Remove C pillar trim. Remove D pillar trim Remove grab handles and sun visors. Remove headlining. Does this sound about right? Thanks for your help guys.
  9. jace1969

    Things I Do Like

    I got this App for my phone ''Know your car'' as had good reviews and is good,tell you bits of info and when things are up like m.o.t etc. So i tried my old corsa D on it as never found it in 4 years so thought its been in a smash or changed reg. Put in the Reg and said no Reg found but then says try this which is another reg and it was it as now on a private plate,i like that.
  10. Mavroz

    Mk8 Delivery Delays?

    I Clean our screens with glass cleaner and give the wiper blades a wipe over regularly. No issues here if both are cleaned. Never noticed the usb ports powering off with eco mode on to be honest.
  11. cormskie

    1.6 with 1.8 Air Filter assembly?

    Cheers thanks for info
  12. speedboy1980

    New Member from Brazil

    Hello guys! I[m Very glad to find this space on the big world wide web! I am Rosalvo Neto from Brazil and a big fan of Ford vehicles, mainly the Ford Focus. I had three Ford Focus so far, 2005 Mk1.5 Focus 4 doors Ghia 2.0 147HP petrol 4F27-E gearbox full trim package silver color. Unfortunately this car was totalled and for long 7 years I´different cars than Focus. 2014 Mk3 Focus 4 doors SE 2.0 178hp Flex fuel poweshift gearbox trim spackage silver color which I was at same time very happy and very unhappy... 2014 Mk3 Focus 5 doors S entrylevel 1.6 137hp Flex fuel manual gearbox Ib5+ black peal that I am in love since 2015. My current Focus has a lot of changes, most of then are asthetical because it´s very hard to find Ford performance parts on this side of the World. What I did so far: 17 Inches Wheels from the Brazilian Focus Titanium Package Eibach sport springs K&N Conical Filter Leather Powered seats from a Focus Titanium with rear arm rest Titanium package front center panel with arm rest and handbrake lever (I love this lever!) Headlamps with DRL that mimics the Focus ST UK Focus ST rer spoiler From Grile from the Focus Zetec S Cluster IPC with TFT screen Navi System with TV, DVD, USB, Sync, etc... Upgraded speaker system with subwoofer Fog lamp with Titanium Trim bezel from US 2013 model I headed here because I was trying to find a way to fix the mileage of my Cluster and holly cow, you guys saved my day! Now my TFT cluster is shining with the right mileage. Thank you Thank you thank you for this amazing community! Here a picture from my city and my current Focus.
  13. chris timmins

    Satnav SD Card 2011

    Hi all I have a Microsoft Sync system My Ford nontouch screen. ford focus 2011 mk3 model Does anyone know how i can get a update maps or a torrent i can download or is this only a main dealer I am able to get the SD card out thank you in advance.As I am a new to all of this. Chris
  14. HenryV

    Interested in DIY timing belt change

    I wish you the best of luck, I really do! TF is right, in that this is really not a beginners job. I also agree with iantt. Luke also makes a good point, that the job will probably cost you more than paying a mechanic to do it, unless you re-use the tools for further jobs. The job imho has to be a labour of love, not of financial saving. I'm very impressed with your keenness but it's Patience (with a capital P) you'll need here If you go ahead with the project, here's some early tips: You'll need a Metric socket set. DO NOT use open ended spanners! MAKE SURE YOU DISCONNECT THE BATTERY! Again, MAKE SURE YOU DISCONNECT THE BATTERY!! YOU'LL NEED AN AXLE STAND. DO NOT REACH UNDER THE CAR WHILST IT IS SUPPORTED ONLY WITH THE JACK FROM UNDER THE SPARE WHEEL! Again, YOU'LL NEED AN AXLE STAND. DO NOT REACH UNDER THE CAR WHILST IT IS SUPPORTED ONLY WITH THE JACK FROM UNDER THE SPARE WHEEL!! DO NOT DISREGARD THE LAST FOUR POINTS OF ADVICE!!! YOUR LIFE IS WORTH MORE THAN YOUR CAR!!! You'll need to support the engine when you release the offside engine mount. I/we used a scissor jack. Do lots of research (procedure/parts/tools). Allow lots (I mean LOTS) of time. You're not going to do job this in one afternoon! Have you got alternative transport whist your car is off road? Take photo's along the way. They'll be useful if/when you hit problems. Get 'MJNewton' and 'stef123' on board. They're excellent advisors! Best wishes, H..
  15. Approaching 102000 miles and the she's still running fine
  16. stef123

    Mk3 Mondeo 2.2TDCi Limp Mode

    turbo actuator would be where I'd be looking first i think. They are known to play up and i should think you'd get a fault code along the lines of what you have there.
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  18. I'm sure there's speaker adapters which you can get to fit normal round speakers in. In terms of brands I'd probably get kenwood or if I had the money I'd go with focal. My dad has focal speakers and has been putting it in his cars and swapping it over to his new car.
  19. Wangarai

    MK2.5 Alloy Wheel nuts and centre caps

    If you're replacing the centre caps make sure you go for genuine Ford ones; there are some ok aftermarket ones on ebay but the quality is still not as good as the genuine ones. I bought genuine centre caps from Vospers Ford on ebay ,a set of four about £16 IIRC.
  20. It is normally the case of the dipstick not being fully pushed in on the 1.5 tdci. They are a tight fit and quite often feel like it is fitted correctly when it's not.
  21. 1.6 ecoboost is either. 5w20 or 5w30
  22. My 15 plate diesel Focus with 22k on the clock has just lost a litre of oil after the dipstick 'popped' up. I first noticed oil on the paving under the car but most of it had sprayed at pressure over the top of the engine and into the bonnet sound proofing. An AA man sent by Ford Assist said he had never heard of this before on cars but there had been a similar problem in vans with the same 1.5 Duratorq engine. The problem was apparently found to be caused by some engines being manufactured with a piston ring missing! My dealer reckons the O ring on the dipstick might have folded over or I had not pushed the dipstick fully home when I checked the oil about a month ago. I know enough about engines to always fit the dipstick properly? The dipstick still grips tightly when pushed in so the O ring might still be OK. Anyone had a similar problem or can explain what caused it ?
  23. Luke4efc

    Ford focus 2015 1.0 ecoboost oil recommendation?

    Surely a slight variation in the viscosity will be the last thing you have to worry about damaging the engine or blowing it up if you're really tuning it up that much to require different oil in the first place? I believe the 1.6 ecoboost uses 5w30, which is maybe where you're getting confused about mountune recommending it to a remapped car.
  24. My 15 plate diesel Focus with 22k on the clock has just lost a litre of oil after the dipstick 'popped' up. I first noticed oil on the paving under the car but most of it had sprayed at pressure over the top of the engine and into the bonnet sound proofing. An AA man sent by Ford Assist said he had never heard of this before on cars but there had been a similar problem in vans with the same 1.5 Duratorq engine. The problem was apparently found to be caused by some engines being manufactured with a piston ring missing! My dealer reckons the O ring on the dipstick might have folded over or I had not pushed the dipstick fully home when I checked the oil about a month ago. I know enough about engines to always fit the dipstick properly. I don't think the O ring is a problem as the dipstick does hold tightly. Anyone had a similar problem with a pop up dipstick?
  25. iantt

    Dpf regens.how do you know

    The vapouriser as Peter said was problematic on the Mondeo, and more so on transits . Done lots of them . Blown fuses. Blocked vapouriser pipes with soot. They can be unblocked assuming you can get the vapouriser out without damage to it.
  26. 5w20 is good enough for fiesta st ecoboost and focus st ecoboost. What makes you think it's not good enough for the 1.0 ecoboost tuned up or not?
  27. Amir9t6

    How East To Fit Zetec S/ St Spoiler

    Hey there, I’m wanted by to buy a spoiler but not sure how to extend the brake wire. Can anyone help?
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