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  1. jg321

    1.6 Tdci Warm Up Times...?

    As for the heat, this is exactly what mine does too! Is a lifesaver in the cold mornings! No funky smell though. I am on the original DPF though :) Temp gauge takes ages to get to 90. Getting hot air immediately regardless of gauge.
  2. jg321

    1.6 Tdci Warm Up Times...?

    According to www.etis.ford.com for my car - With Supplemental Air Heater Not entirely sure if this is it though. Perhaps there's a fuse you can check the absence/presence of? ​Warm air comes from my vents straight away, even from cold. If I don't take the motorway to work the coolant doesn't ever get to 90 before the end of my journey.
  3. jg321

    Advice Please?

    2008 1.6 TDCI with the dreaded DPF here. Does short runs most of the week, the odd long run at the weekends. No problems to report after 50 odd thousand miles. Dee is spot on above - this time of year, 450 miles out of a full tank on short trips, closer to 600 on mixed. Tax is £30 a year. Love this car. Other than glow plugs going, not a single problem. And yes, it is starting to develop the odd rattle, but it's a 6 year old car!
  4. jg321

    1.6 Tdci Warm Up Times...?

    Mine (2008 1.6 TDCI Zebec) takes ages (15 mins at least) for the temp gauge to reach 90. Luckily I seem to have that pre-heater thing, and warm air comes from the vents straight away if I whack it unto full temp.
  5. jg321

    Focus 1.6 Tdci Very Loud Engine

    Mine's the same recently. Literally said the same thing this morning. Assuming it's just getting colder and perhaps we're not on "winter" diesel yet?
  6. jg321

    Ford Focus Mk2 Engine Belt Noise

    Still does it. Not got any worse. Mine does increase with revs though, and tends to stop about 10 mins into the journey.
  7. jg321

    Ford Focus Mk2 Engine Belt Noise

    Sound anything like this? My car has made this noise from when I got it at 17k. It's unto 50k now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YD1h3lerDg
  8. jg321

    Focus Tdci Jumpstarted

    Thanks for coming back to advise of the fix. Always helpful!
  9. Mine said 11 miles remaining the other day and I filled it with 51.5 litres! Given it's a 53 litre tank I'd say this is pretty accurate, if not a little conservative. Was quite concerned about running out of fuel tbh, especially being a diesel.
  10. jg321

    Limp Mode Before Turning Engine On

    Get a code reader on it, but mine did something similar, at least on startup. If you gave the glow plugs chance to think, it went into limp mode immediately. Just turning it over quickly and it didn't seem to notice. As the 1.6 TDI (mine) uses the plugs for DPF regeneration however, mine had a habit of coming back on after a few miles driving. New glow plugs in the end sorted it. Code reader will tell you for certain though. I used a bluetooth one and an android phone.
  11. jg321

    Glow Plugs Replaced.

    I'd look at giving it a nice long blast on the motorway in 4th tbh, now that it can regenerate properly. Agreed, mine is staying legal also.
  12. jg321

    Engine Systems Fault On Dashboard

    Sounds like a right pain. I remember when mine went into limp mode once, going up a hill on Woodhead Pass. Quite scary. Keep us updated!
  13. Question - is it even possible for these things to smoke, what with the DPF? Or will the DPF just clog?
  14. jg321

    Smelly Aircon

    Changing the pollen filter is an absolute nightmare. Took me ages, and ached for days afterwards. Never again.
  15. jg321

    Obc Question

    Change it to miles and Fahrenheit, then when it's on the temp display, hold the set button. It will change to the combination you want. At least this is how you got my Mk 2.5 to do it!