1979Damian

True Ford Enthusiast
  • Content Count

    1,368
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    11

1979Damian last won the day on February 12

1979Damian had the most liked content!

1 Follower

About 1979Damian

  • Rank
    Ford Enthusiast
  • Birthday 12/12/1979

Profile Information

  • First Name
    Damian
  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    MK2 Focus 1.8 TDCi Ghia (Saloon)
  • Ford Year
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Yorkshire
  • Interests
    General Automotive
    Motorsport & Racing
    Car Modification
    Entertainment
    Computers & Electronics
    Sports & Leisure

Previous Fields

  • Location
    Rotherham

Recent Profile Visitors

4,333 profile views
  1. 1979Damian

    Are MK2 part leather seats compatible with a MK2.5?

    Cheer mate, will do!
  2. 1979Damian

    Are MK2 part leather seats compatible with a MK2.5?

    Taking out the dash probably is more difficult/tricky but I just need it done sharpish, finding out I'm missing a little part or some obscure tool that I can't source locally isn't an option. If I'd had 2-3 days free in a block I'd have given it a go.
  3. 1979Damian

    Are MK2 part leather seats compatible with a MK2.5?

    Cheers mate, I'll keep you all posted.
  4. 1979Damian

    Are MK2 part leather seats compatible with a MK2.5?

    I just need it fixed so I get to work otherwise I'd probably have given it a go myself (a bit like having the dash out).
  5. 1979Damian

    Are MK2 part leather seats compatible with a MK2.5?

    Nah, I've had all the dashboard out in the past without any problems but this is on another level, especially without a proper lift i.e. working of ramps. I've just ordered a used box with 90 days warranty, hopefully it'll be at the garage for tomorrow and we'll see what happens!
  6. 1979Damian

    Are MK2 part leather seats compatible with a MK2.5?

    Talk about hero to zero!
  7. 1979Damian

    MK2 1.8 TDCi gearbox swap labour

    They're good lads too, only fitted decent brand parts and don't take the p1ss with labour like some places i.e. "Ooh, sorry sir it took a couple of hours longer than expected".
  8. 1979Damian

    MK2 1.8 TDCi gearbox swap labour

    lol, that does seem to be done thing these days doesn't it? Thankfully my usual garage only charge £35 p/hour labour so it's not as bad as it could have been (I'm trying to be "class half full, rather than half empty!)
  9. 1979Damian

    MK2 1.8 TDCi gearbox swap labour

    Cheers mate, did you get your replaced or just did you just bin it off? (Incidentally, which engine was your old car?) I'm definitely going to go the used box route rather than scrapping it. It still runs spot on and does 58 MPG on my daily commute if I do 67 MPH(ish) so it doesn't make sense to me not to fix it, that said if it starts costing me £500 a year then it'll be getting binned off. I'm just hoping the labour time isn't going to be too painful.
  10. 1979Damian

    2015 Ford Focus Titanium X 1ltr 3cyn 125bhp

    Ah, the good old intermittent fault.
  11. 1979Damian

    Are MK2 part leather seats compatible with a MK2.5?

    Cheers mate, I was in a good mood until this happened this morning!
  12. Bad news! (for me) Early in my usual 1 hour commute this morning I got a box full of neutrals and ended up stuck on a national speed limit dual carriageway until I got recovered. (To be fair it's the only time that its left me stranded since I bought it 7 years ago so I can't complain). I was hoping it was just that the selector cable(s) had popped of the gearbox but it turns out to be the gearbox itself, the shaft appears to have snapped inside the box. I'm going to source a used box (with 90 days warranty) but wondered if anyone had any idea what the official (Autodata etc) labour time for a box switch is so I can prepare myself for the bill?
  13. 1979Damian

    Are MK2 part leather seats compatible with a MK2.5?

    Cheers mate, like most jobs (not just cars) if you do a bit of research and take your time you can get most jobs done, I've learnt the hard way that rushing a job (especially on a car) tends not to end well!
  14. 1979Damian

    Are MK2 part leather seats compatible with a MK2.5?

    As promised, although I only did the seats this week the pics also show the LED interior light upgrade (I also fitted the 3 bulb front courtesy unit out of the Titanium), better head unit (my old one was just lying about) and a fair bit of vinyl wrapping (VViViD Black Tech Art Gloss Carbon). Before and after (note - it's the wife's car and my 9 year old son and the wife aren't too hot when it comes to keeping it clean) For anyone considering doing the same, it was a doddle, 4 bolts for each of the front seats, 3 bolts for the rear base and only 1 bolt to remove for rear back, although the rear back parts did have a slightly stiff release mechanism at each end.
  15. 1979Damian

    Turbo gone i think

    Although the 1.8 TDCi is usually a nice solid engine, Siemens supplied Ford with a batch of injectors that were utter ***** and often failed within 70000 miles. The Ford TSB details are below: TSB 27/2012 5/14/12 Excessive combustion noise and or hesitation during light load acceleration with the engine at high operating temperature Subject/Concern: Excessive combustion noise and or hesitation during light load acceleration with the engine at high operating temperature Model: Focus 2004.75 (07/2004–07/2011) - stage 4 emission level only Build Date: 07/2008-12/2009 Build Code: 8D-9E Assembly Plant: Saarlouis Assembly Plant: Valencia Engine: 1.8L Duratorq-TDCi (Lynx) Diesel C-MAX 2003.75 (06/2003–07/2010) - stage 4 emission level only Build Date: 07/2008-12/2009 Build Code: 8D-9E Assembly Plant: Valencia Engine: 1.8L Duratorq-TDCi (Lynx) Diesel Mondeo 2007.5 (02/2007–) - stage 4 emission level only Build Date: 07/2008-12/2009 Build Code: 8D-9E Assembly Plant: Genk Engine: 1.8L Duratorq-TDCi (Lynx) Diesel Transit/Tourneo Connect 2002.5 (06/2002–) - stage 4 emission level only Build Date: 05/2008-01/2010 Build Code: 8C-AL Assembly Plant: Kocaeli Engine: 1.8L Duratorq-TDCi (Lynx) Diesel Markets: All Summary If a 1.8L Duratorq-TDCi (Lynx) engine vehicle of the stated build periods, is noted for excessive combustion noise and or hesitation during light load acceleration with the engine at high operating temperature, please check the fuel injector nozzle part number. If the fuel injector nozzle part number end in 3, revised calibrations have been released to improve the fuel injector nozzle performance. These calibrations should not be applied if the fuel injector nozzle part number ends in 2. This bulletin contains a list of the revised PCM calibrations which should be loaded, in order to rectify the concern. NOTE: Use IDS-78.05 DVD and IDS-79.01 or a later version. For markets where FordEtis IDS is used, refer to WB 45/2009 for the policy on using FordEtis IDS for warranty repairs. If FordEtis IDS is used to diagnose a customer's concern(s), select the appropriate customer symptom(s), follow any diagnostic, repair and post repair procedures presented, and ensure the completed diagnostic session file is transmitted to Ford. Failure to follow this process may affect any associated warranty claim submission. For markets where FordEtis IDS is not available, rectify this concern by following the attached service information. Service Information See Summary. For markets where FordEtis IDS is used, connect FordEtis IDS and select the appropriate symptoms from the concern descriptions above. Follow the FordEtis IDS instructions to rectify this concern. Item Description - Inspect the part number of the fuel injector nozzle. If the part number end in 3, update the PCM calibration. New calibrations have been released via FordEtis IDS to compensate the fuel injector nozzle loss of performance. NOTE: These calibrations should not be applied if the fuel injector nozzle part number ends in 2. NOTE: Use IDS-78.05 DVD and IDS-79.01 or a later version. NOTE: Before commencing module configuration or programming, connect the vehicle battery to a suitable external power supply in order to maintain a constant battery voltage throughout the procedure. 1. Reprogram the PCM using IDS. C-MAX 2003.75 and Focus 2004.75 Vehicle PCM calibration chain (12A650) - Increased energy PCM calibration C-MAX 2003.75 7M51-AU* (e.g. 7M51-AUK) update to 7M51-BPA or later Focus 2004.75 7M51-BC* (e.g. 7M51-BCG) update to 7M51-BNA or later Mondeo 2007.5 1.8L Duratorq-TDCi (Lynx) Diesel PCM calibration chain (12A650) - Increased energy PCM calibration 92kW/125PS with 5-Speed Manual Transmission 7G91-P* (e.g. 7G91-PJ) update to 7G91-AEA or later 92kW/125PS with 6-Speed Manual Transmission 7G91-Y* (e.g. 7G91-YK) update to 7G91-AGA or later 92kW/125PS with 5-Speed Manual Transmission Econetic 8G91-J* (e.g.8G91-JC) update to 7G91-AFA or later Transit /Tourneo Connect 2002.5 1.8L Duratorq-TDCi (Lynx) Diesel(*) PCM calibration chain (12A650) - Increased energy PCM calibration 55kW/75PS without Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) 7T11-H* (e.g. 7T11-HP) update to 7T11-BA or later 66kW/90PS without Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) 7T11-D* (e.g. 7T11-DP) update to 7T11-EA or later 55kW/75PS without Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) 9T11-H* (e.g. 9T11-HJ) update to 9T11-JA or later 66kW/90PS without Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) 9T11-GJ* (e.g. 9T11-GJ) update to 9T11-NA or later (*) Turbocharger with fixed turbine geometry only.