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    Focus 1.6 Zetec (57)
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  1. Thanks for the info Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. No i was just driving along at a steady 30mph. I don’t think I’ve ever reved mine in to the red as I drive like an old lady [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I’ve had my 1.6 petrol 2007 for 11 years and it has 165000 miles on the clock. Things I’ve had done apart from a yearly service are starter motor, front wishbones, front shock absorber, battery, front and rear wheel bearings, engine and gearbox mounts and exhaust repair. Just has an engine malfunction warning come up though I’m hoping it is not an expensive job otherwise I might just replace it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hi all, On my 57 Focus 1.6 petrol I just had an “Engine systems fault, Reduced Acceleration” error pop up. The rev counter and speedometer dropped to 0 and back to normal a couple of times and the red light to the right of the information display remained on. The abs and handbrake light also flashed briefly and then remained off. Car seemed a bit sluggish when accelerating after changing gear although I was able to get it to 60mph fine and drove for 10 mins to get home. I checked the fault code on the dash which gave dtc #01 D900 only and on torque I had a u0001 pending fault code. I went for another 15 minute drive after about 20 mins but the car drove fine. Could anyone suggest what may have caused this to happen and if it may be a issue that may get worse? Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Could it be a drive belt whining? When I turn on my Aircon in my MK2 focus it makes this kind of noise when driving at slower speeds when accelerating. Sent from my XT1562 using Tapatalk
  6. I've got those tyres on my focus and although quiet initially, I found they become very noisy after a year or two of use. I had some Dunlop fast response s before and thought I had a wheel bearing going but changed the tyres and noise went. Don't know for it's and Dunlop issue but both sets of tyres became very noisy and also they crack inbetween the treads Sent from my XT1562 using Tapatalk
  7. Not sure which mk yours is but even after 8 years of ownership I also find my mk2 difficult to park compared with other cars I've driven due to the way the ends of the bonnet and boot are not visible to me. I'd be interested in how others judge how close their bonnet and boot is from other cars without parking sensors. I have worked out that the bottom of the wing mirrors mark where the front of the car is. Sent from my XT1562 using Tapatalk
  8. Should be stamped on the driver's door pillar but mine is 30 psi for fronts and 33 psi for rears for load of 1-3 people. Sent from my XT1562 using Tapatalk
  9. Ended up being the starter motor, he showed it to me and the gear teeth were worn. New one fitted and starts up quieter than before now Sent from my XT1562 using Tapatalk
  10. The AA man is looking now he suggested either the starter motor gear or worn flywheel. Hope it is just the starter and not flywheel as that sounds expensive from what he said Sent from my XT1562 using Tapatalk
  11. Hi guys I have an issue with my usually dependable focus. This morning I went to start the car and when turning the key it makes a grinding noise and there is also a spinning noise. The engine doesn't turn over and start. What could it be, I haven't had any issues starting before. Thanks Sent from my XT1562 using Tapatalk
  12. Hi, I've also got a 1.6 100ps Focus and it is a pretty noisy unit - tappy and loud when revving it hard. Mine has the holes but never came with an engine cover. Would come in handy to protect the engine from leaky washer jets which seems to occur with some focuses.
  13. Yes, check the spark plugs as sucofdrof says as if it is full of water the plugs can get stuck leaving an expensive repair. You can check for errors and test the dials and dashboard lights by holding down the set button on the indicator stalk and turning the key to ignition on (dont need to start the car) and then release the button. You can cycle through the tests by pressing the same button. Look for dtc errors - hopefully you'll have none recorded. Do this after you have test driven it in case it has been cleared before viewing. Other than that just normal checks, check the clutch is ok and doesn't slip and gears go in fine including reverse. Also check condition of brake pads and tyres and listen out for any strange noises while driving. Check if cambelt is changed as it is every 100000 although some get it changed earlier for piece of mind. Good luck with the car hunting!
  14. On the Torque app my coolant temp is 88.9 degrees C and engine temp 128 degrees C at operating temperature. Mine is the 100PS engine mk 2 focus. Hope that helps.
  15. Hi Glenn, You can put your reg/vin number into the ford etis wesite here: This will tell you what needs doing. Cant really help with the other questions but im sure someone else can help. Enjoy your new Focus!