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  1. talksy

    Ford Focus Lynx 1.8 TDCI 2009

    Thank you both for your posts. Hmm, a tricky one. I am just not sure if I should hold on to it or get rid of it before something big goes wrong. So far, I have only had to change the battery, turbo pipe and brake pads. I checked with ford today and they advise changing the aux belt and camshaft drive belt at 125k miles. That means I only have about 5k left which will last me until around Jan/Feb. The car has never had a clutch and DMF, starter motor or turbo and I am worried that at some point, these may die. It also needs 4 x new tyres, wiper replacements, a/c service and got an MOT advisory for suspension arm rubber bushes on both sides. It feels like things may start getting expensive. The car has done so well, but almost all of the 120k on the clock are nothing but motorway miles.
  2. Hi there, I am the lucky owner of a 2009 Ford Focus with a diesel TDCI Lynx engine (No DPF). My engine number is 9A13507 Got the vehicle with around 25k on it around 5 years ago, and since, I have put the mileage up to 120k. This has been the best car I have owned, hardly any issues and all for the cost of a minor service one year, followed by a major the next. Obviously, the car is now getting to the point where it has done a lot of miles. Can anyone tell me if they kept their vehicle for much longer than 120k miles? Ford want £289+vat to give it a full service, my local independent garage are asking for around £200 with vat but are suggesting that it may well need quite a lot of work doing to it in the near future, and they wonder if I should maybe look at replacing it (they have not seen it yet, just talking over phone). Does anyone have any experience of this engine/clutch and any potential issues (timing chains etc) that may need changing? I have owned it from quite a low mileage, and it has had nothing but motorway miles and careful ownership. In the past two years, I have done around 20k motorway miles per year in it. Would be grateful of any experiences with this engine. I am just a little wary as I have had such a good innings with this car compared to previous ones, for the amount of miles I have had out of it, it has cost me very little.
  3. Hi there, Ford Focus 59 Plate, 85k, 1.8 TDCI (Lynx engine), 4 brake disks. Took my car in for a major service in Oct 15 when it was @ 78k and got a vew issues flagged up on the visual health check. Couple of tires are getting low on tread: 205/50 17WR Front brake pads 75% worn and disks wearing Rear trailing arm bushes split n/s & o/s. O/S brake is grinding almost all of the time now, even when not braking, so I think this must be totally worn. It is turning heads when I pull into car parks. Does anyone know the appx cost to get both front pads and disks replaced on this car? Ford want to charge me £556 to fix the rear trailing arm. This seems a lot. Does anyone know a rough idea on what an independent would charge? Have never had this fault before. I am doing around 100 miles per day in this car. Is is worth me part exing this now and getting something with less miles, before anything else starts going on it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  4. talksy

    1.8 Tdci 2010 Focus, Turbo Problem

    I wonder if it would be cheaper to just go for a full service. My car will be due for one this coming summer. Maybe I should book it in early as I am certain the fuel filter will be changed on a full service.
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    1.8 Tdci 2010 Focus, Turbo Problem

    Rang my local Ford dealer this morning, he thinks it is fuel filter, not covered under platinum warranty. He is going to phone me with prices. What is a reasonable charge for a replacement fuel filter on a 1.8tdci?
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    1.8 Tdci 2010 Focus, Turbo Problem

    Can't believe I am reading this but my Ford Platinum warranty runs out in about 125 miles. Does anyone think this would be covered by warranty?
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    1.8 Tdci 2010 Focus, Turbo Problem

    Thank for your post. How can I check which injectors batch I have?
  8. My Focus has just gone past the 60k point and has developed a worrying problem which I believe is linked to the turbo. If I pull away quite quickly and work my way up to third gear and do 40-45mhp (when I know the turbo will be working), the car is jerking very noticeably. It feels as though the power from the turbo is being turned on and off very sporadically. If I was on the motorway and I was doing 70, and I put my foot down to overtake and build up to 75-80, the power keeps coming on and off it almost feels as though the car is being hit by a big gust of wind, as the power noticeably drops, then comes back, then goes again. I have noticed at lower speeds there is a whistle coming from the turbo area, I have checked pipes, can't see any air leaks. Is there anything I could check, or does anyone have any ideas what the cause is? A good friend of mine who works for Ford said my lynx engine is virtually bullet proof, so I am surprised at such a (relatively) low mileage, I am getting bother from it.
  9. talksy

    1.8 Tdci 2010 Focus, Slight Oil Leak?

    Thanks, ok so it is not sounding like anything too serious. Other than this, car has been perfect, very pleased with it.
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    1.8 Tdci 2010 Focus, Slight Oil Leak?

    What do you guys think?
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    1.8 Tdci 2010 Focus, Slight Oil Leak?

    As promised, here are some pictures of the area of interest today, certainly not as slick and shiny as it used to be.....
  12. talksy

    1.8 Tdci 2010 Focus, Slight Oil Leak?

    Hi there, Thanks for both of the posts. I most certainly do not rev the hell out of it when cold (Good question though), never used to when I had my petrol and no certainly don't with this - my first diesel. Until the temp hits middle (not sure what the actual temp is) I lay off the revs. It works really well as the time it takes me to get to the motorway for work, is just enough time for it to warm. I will get some more recent images and post back. If it is the intercooler hose as @IINexuxII has mentioned, would this be an expensive job? I am told these engines are supposed to be quite good and relatively bullet proof. Have not had a single engine related trouble since owning, and it is very economical - has saved me a great deal since the days of a petrol 1.6. Will take some pics of engine bay tomorrow and post up. Thanks again for your posts :)
  13. Hi, I have had my 2010 Focus for around two years now. Below is a picture of the engine when I bought it - nice and clean no dust or oil. I have noticed over time that there is an oily build up on and around the black pipe at the back of the engine. This runs out of what I assume is the shiny metal turbo and round and under the orange screenwash box. The shiny metal thing which I assume is the turbo is black down the left hand side now (where the pipe goes in) Is this normal? I have no oil patches in my parking space and there appears to be none on the plastic engine guards at the bottom of the engine? Does the clamp maybe need tightening? Can take a picture of it now to show the difference. Car had 23k when I took this, it is now 58k and serviced every year since purchase.
  14. Hi, I have the basic Ford head unit and I would like to upgrade it if possible. Does anyone know if I can put the more fancy Sony unit in? Ideally I would like one which understands USB drives but also works with the steering controls. Has anyone switched their stock one and if so what with?
  15. talksy

    Best Dash Cam For Mk2 Focus????

    Not the most precise way to mount a non-lcd dash cam, but I simply lined it up to where I thought it would need to be, got a whiteboard pen and drew around the mount (being a teacher can have its perks), then held camera there whilst running short record session. Then replayed in my car on laptop and I could see if it needed moving left, right, up, down. I would just repeat process, wiping out whiteboard pen lines until I got it just right.