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  1. To be very honest, if it didn’t have the warranty when I bought it, I probably would have just drove on with my fingers crossed, but I wouldn’t have enjoyed the car, I’d have been waiting for something to go bang, the car would have been sold in 6 I know some engines are noisier than others, and they all have a little rattle somewhere, but let’s face it, if it’s causing too much noise it’s not right, you can be sure it didn’t come off the production line making the same noise, So it shouldn’t be making it now. My advice is if you can afford it, have it looked at, for peace of mind if nothing else. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. So just a quick update for anyone maybe experiencing the same problem I was. The car has been with ford now since Monday 1st July, and has been diagnosed as having something wrong with the timing system, so chain, guides, and tensioners are all being replaced under warranty and I should be getting my car back towards the end of this week. Hopefully rattle and noise free. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Sooooo..... left my car back in on Monday 1st July for a proper inspection. The techs have diagnosed the problem to be a component in the timing system which has failed allowing the chain to move more than it should, so they are replacing everything in there with fords blessing under the warranty. Which is great news, all I have to do now is sit back and enjoy my courtesy car!!! But Noooooooo...... garage don’t have any left to give me, and Ford won’t give me one because the labour time required to fix my car is 5.1hrs and not the 8hrs required to qualify. but it’s ok, it’s not like the kids are off school and our family holiday visiting various parts of Ireland starts on Monday and my car won’t be ready until the end of next week!! It’s all brilliant. I just love warranties, main dealerships and vehicle manufacturers. Always have that little extra personal touch for their customers. What’s that I hear you say, stop complaining your getting your car fixed for nothing??? Sure... and hiring a car for 9 days is free!![emoji35][emoji35][emoji35][emoji35][emoji35] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I have a 2.0 st ecoboost petrol and it’s currently sitting on 29.4mpg which ain’t bad for what it is. Now I’m not a little boy racer at 38 but when I’m on my own I do like to have my fun, I was very very surprised just how easy on fuel it can be with even just a little manners. I done a 70mile round trip yesterday with wife and 2 kids and the petrol hand hardly moved. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Yes apologies, I mis-read what you wrote. I don’t know a lot about that type of system but I do know if the voltage in the battery is low the start/stop system won’t engage, meaning the car won’t stop the engine when you sitting in traffic, basically the car detects low voltage and as a precaution won’t stop the engine incase it won’t have the power to start it again. As for not starting on the button in the first place could be low voltage. Is your battery light coming on while driving to maybe indicate an alternator problem? It could also be a less common rectifier problem. The best thing to do Is to check the voltage when the car is running as another person has suggested, this will rule out an alternator problem to start with. And may also give you an indication of a rectifier problem if the charge is higher than it should be which can over time destroy your battery either completely or enough to stop it holding charge. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. What is recharge mode? Is your focus a hybrid or something? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Check for leaks between turbo and intercooler, visually check the pipes for splits/cracks if it’s possible for you to do it, if not you can have the system smoke tested for any leaks, bit more expensive but it will find any leaks that are in the system. This may or may not be your problem, but if it’s not at least you will know your intake, turbo/intercooler pipes and vac lines are all in good order. Hope you get sorted mate![emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Soooooo..... guys update!!! Left my car down today to have the water pump replaced which I was prepared to pay for because it needs done, just received a call from the garage!! ITS NOT THE DAMN WATERPUMP!!!! It’s something internal, and guess what the Ford garage I left it with won’t investigate because they don’t have to correct tools!!!! WHAT!!!! So I’ve just lifted the car ( with 29 miles more on the clock than when I left it) and have booked it into another Ford garage. Unfortunately it won’t be seen for another 2 weeks!! They wouldn’t tell me what they think is wrong and apparently the mechanic looking at the car was conveniently away on a job!! I rang ford customer service and that was completely useless, every question I asked was replied with “I’m sorry, we don’t have that on our system” On the plus side I got my £120 back for the miss diagnosis. And quite possibly I could be eating my words!! Maybe just maybe the warranty isn’t such a bad thing!! I can’t see how they can wriggle out of not standing over an internal engine problem. I just wish I knew what it might be. If anyone has any ideas as to what might be wrong please let me know, I have 2 young kids and want them to be safe in the car. All I can tell you is the noise sounds similar to a belt tensioner rattle, noticeable more when the engine is up to temperature, idling and it’s coming from the same side the water pump is on and sounds down low. Tune in again soon for another episode of WTF!!!![emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks for the replies everyone, i have actually wrote to the ford protect administrator explaining the difference between mechanical failure and operational failure, but I doubt it will matter, they seem to be able to change the definition to whatever suits them. I also told them the part will ***** itself before the warranty runs out and it will cost more in the long run, the head gasket will probably need replacing too. But again some suit behind a desk won’t have a clue anyway. I would have thought the garage would have pushed a little harder too, it’s work and money for them, but they seemed very disinterested. It’s hard to beat the little independent guy, no more warranty crap for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Hey guys, so I posted earlier here about a rattle on my 2013 st (250) when idling, turns out it was the water pump, which I had pretty much verified by my usual mechanic before I took it to ford. However apparently the warranty only covers Mechanical/Electrical FAILURES! So as the water pump has not failed they won’t cover it, so I had to pay £120 just to be told something I already knew. But that aside I’m astonished that in order for the warranty to be worth the money paid for it Ford need you to drive the car until something actually breaks, more than likely causing a lot more damage before they will fix it, at least under warranty. Has anyone else had a similar problem with these idiots, no doubt it’s some idiot in a suit that’s never seen an engine making the decisions, but I mean if a part is making a noise it shouldn’t be making, that must count as failure, surely? Or am I being unreasonable? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Sorry to start up an old thread, just interested to see the difference a few years can make. Age: 38 Car : Focus st 2.0 ecoboost (250) Price : £304 fully comp protected with Hastings direct. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Cheers buddy!! They really are bags of fun. I will keep an eye on the coolant, but so far so good! I will check back when I get ford to check the car, let you know what if anything was wrong.[emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Lol, I do that too. all research points too a pretty bulletproof engine, but nobody knows better than someone who has had one. Always useful to hear the scare stories. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Check the clusters of wires at the back of the passenger footwell, sometimes these can be hit with feet and the connectors pulled out! There should be two clusters of coloured wires. May not be your problem but it’s worth a check. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Lol, yeah it seems the music is a cure for a lot of problems! Thanks for your advice, as I said I’ve only had the car a short time, less than a week, so all the noises are new to me. As I have the warranty I might as well use it. Let them decide if it’s serious or not. Are there any other problems I should be looking out for in the future that are seen as common faults with these cars? My car is currently on 52,000 miles. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk