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  1. Good morning everyone, I was hoping someone could help ID a part for me please as shown in the picture. Just added a silicone intercooloer pipe thanks to help on here and only knocked the tube from the sensor and broke it as shown . Does anyone know the part number for this tube ? or would superglue do the job ? Also would the car be safe to drive if I need to go pick up the part ? Dopey clumsy numptey day of the award goes to me ! Thank you
  2. Much appreciated , I will let you know how it goes 🙂
  3. Good afternoon all, I was wandering if anyone could help with some suggestions to start fault finding with my 58 Plate Focus TDCI (1.8) It’s basically spent more time off the road than on since I bought it at the start of the year, but I now have a new problem. It recently was cutting out as if it had ran out of fuel(RAC called more than once!) and then went into the garage for repair. Ended up having the tank emptied, new easy fuel filler cap, neck, filter and an o ring replaced – there was also debris in the tank from when the filler cap disintegrated ( was an earlier post) which the garage and RAC thought was the problem and seemed logical as scans showed up low fuel pressure etc and it was when the tank got low (1/4) the cutting out started. No I can only genially do between 50-60 to work and back (24 miles each way) for fuel efficency and the car seemed fine, however I have always thought it seemed like a little flat around 2000RPM then pick up ok as if there was a very slight noticeable delay. Just put that down to me being nervous of any more issues! However last week, I left work a lot later and was able to put my foot down a little (never went past 80) – but as soon as I got past 70 under moderate acceleration the car seemed to almost kick back a little (so it felt) then the engine failure lights came on and it went into limp mode. Pulled over for a few seconds, started and seemed fine until I put my foot down a little and the same thing happened and again and again! I put my code reader on and not a single thing was recorded (it was an cheap ebay one) so I just carried on home as it restarted ok. But it has the same problem still and I'm not sure where to start to look and any pointers would be appreciated. If I drive the car (as if on a driving lesson it will plod along at 6o) and I can overtake a car if I accelerate gently and its fine and drop back down to the magical 2000rpm (60) – but if I keep my foot down if I’m overtaking a few cars the problem starts. Its almost like it struggles above 2000 rpm in top gear/overtaking for any period of time (fine going through 1,2,3rd etc). I can also hear a high pitch air sound (I think) when I accelerate anything more than moderate (but it doesn’t sound like just the turbo) . Thanks all, any help much appreciated. .
  4. Good afternoon all, I have recently purchased a 2nd hand Focus (58 plate) and it has the Easy fuel system . I have been having reaL difficulties fuelling the car as it’s just stops at the pump every few seconds and a couple of times diesel has splashed out. To top it off when I pulled the pump out the cat the easy fuel lock system was in the end of the pump ! A black plastic insert, a black circular part with a lip on and a metal locking ring. I’ve put it all back but it’s clearly broken so needs replacind. Is this a huge job ? I cannot seem to find the parts anywhere , if it’s a beast of a job or even if you can get a conversion cap to go back to a ‘normal’ fuelling system. I also have no idea how I am going to get fuel in without it stopping every few seconds. Any help or advice much appreciated as I don’t know what to do ! Thank you . Image below
  5. Thank you, fully deconnectd the stereo and charged the battery through today until full. Put the key in the ignition, dash lit up and car completely died! Going to have another look in daylight tomorrow and a then a friends recommended a local mechanic - not a word from seller !
  6. will do tomorrow now, thank you and will report back. Much appreciated.
  7. Just unplugged the connections at the back of the stereo) it was one of these aftermarket android things a-sure. The seller said I must have left it turned on (but the screen off) and made sense as i just assumed it went off with the ignition (text book mistake)
  8. Thanks , I did read this elsewhere which is why i disconnected the stereo but still see the odometer light on and battery flat again in 2 days. (Battery is fine its been checked)
  9. Hi everyone, Just joined the forum and am hoping someone can help as Im having a nightmare after buying a 2nd hand Focus last Saturday. (Focus estate style diesel 1.8) Everything checked out ok (FSH, online history all checks and test drive etc etc) Started perfect from cold - all tied in with comprehensive advert etc. The morning after I picked up the car I went to start and the battery was completely dead, rang the seller etc and said just charge the battery as I could have left the stereo overnight -aftermarket fitted(after a bit of research found out this has happened on other Focus due to not being wired to ignition correctly). Charged the car for the day and went for an hour or so drive -all ok(disconnected the stereo just in case) Started fin the next day for the work commute (Wednesday) but noticed the area where mileage / mpg is displayed etc was lit up as i got in the car? Though it was jus me. Car started ok in the evening after shift and got home, but i noticed the red dash display was still on - researched this and found it can take upto 45 mins - so left it at that. Went to car this am, dead as a dodo and the dash was still lit up in the mileage area etc. Currently charging the battery again - but not happy as the car was advertised starts and runs perfect every time etc. have spoke to the seller several times now and all he has said as has never had any problems and to stop stressing him out! Apart from proceeding things with him, any suggestions ? Ive seen various things but thought it may have been the incorrectly wired stereo, but no idea why that part of the dash is staying lit up. 2 out of 3 days the car has been dead and I'm just not of sure what to do, spent my redundancy money on it 😞 Kind regards Mark
  10. Hi everyone, Just bought a 2nd hand Focus Style estate and am having problems , done the usual and researched and everything pointed me this way. Hoping someone can help Kind regards Mark