wraith1966

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About wraith1966

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  • Birthday 11/19/1966

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  • First Name
    tom
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  • Ford Model
    ford focus 18tdi
  • Ford Year
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Durham
  • Interests
    Classic Cars
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    Car Restoration
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  1. wraith1966

    Ford Focus 1.8tdi 2008

    UPDATE Turned out to be a split in a rubber pipe. OMG rubber pipe was only like 2-3 inches long, local garage claims they have changed loads of them, so must be common. better than what it could have been 🙂
  2. wraith1966

    Ford Focus 1.8tdi 2008

    Advice help. Is the there any water pipes at the rear of the engine ? saw on youtube a guy changing something at the rear think it had a sensor in it as well on a 2008 focus. well this morning i went back to the car never over heated but water running out everywher but could now tell where from due to engine floor cover was on think rear of engine. as the front of the bay looked dry.
  3. wraith1966

    Ford Focus 1.8tdi 2008

    Hi luke UPDATE car is booked in at a local "a friends garage" monday, i do not think its the headgasket, no white smoke at rear of car, no change in the oil, after i topped it up i ran it for 20mins and it did not loss any water and drove it home with no trouble, i normal check water/oil every week or two. but to be honest could be a few weeks since i checked the water, car as been standing 16hrs over night now and water level as not dropped. So as a safe bet i we get the garage to check it out on monday. ? what side is the air con on the car. this morning was small drops of water on the Passenger's side right in front of the wheel infact it was coming through where the screw keeps the engine cover on the bottom of the car, was for sure the air con was on the other side ? Maybe i am lucky and its not the headgasket, and just a leak.. sadly i am too broken to get under cars now lol and had to join AA and after 13yrs still not used them what i did notice and the header tank cap was hard to get off normal no trouble, could the bottle expand ?
  4. wraith1966

    Ford Focus 1.8tdi 2008

    Hello all Looking for some advice and can not think of a better place, as yous have helped me in the past. Model Ford Focus 1.8tdi 2008 with the face lift look I have owned this car since more or less new from jennings with only 1800 miles, as the saying goes manager special lol bit like a zetec s without the bodykit. it often checked, and had few things like new clutch and timing belt, i take care of my cars and been a ford lover since passing my test in a mk2 escort omg wish i still had it lol. Problem tonight on a short trip i do most nights the car over heated and i got the message on the dash Engine Failure, pulling over saw the temp was up. switching the engine off i went to look yes no water in the header tank, lucky for me i carry water, so done the checks, belts on, no white smoke, no water in oil, and no oil in water. waited for engine to cool, added the water let it run kept topping up to the level. sat to see if the temp would go up pasted the normal running level which is just under the half way. after about 20mins waiting i drove home with no problems, but when i got home there is a big black patch on my drive, never seen it before. looked like oil with drops of water on it, if i was to guess this would be the center of the car.. i will look tomorrow when it light. and added feed back. extra info the header tank cap was very hard to remove. asking for advice on what do yous think may have caused this, like said above i never had trouble with it at all, wish it was next month was going to start look for something new lol sods law
  5. wraith1966

    Paul Walker Tribute Cruise

    hello every this is my first ever post here, so be nice to me lol, anyway i was sent this to me on facebook, and started think how to make it bigger, so i throught why not invite friends and clubs around the north east, i knew i would put it here first, ford guys always like to show off/drive, there as alway been something about fords i have been driving them since 1988, and plan to drive them the rest of my life, ok i know the cruise is at a bad time of the year and there be SALT on the roads, but hey you do not have to bring out the best cars, just be there, i have found out the website address (www.summermaDDness.com) does not look much But more people could make better, looks like food and films to be at TEESIDE PARK info Saturday 28th Dec 2013 Meet/Start Silverlink Retail Park at 6pm Convoy to Teeside Park for 7.30pm 1min silence at 9pm Please add comments or if you's fancy joining me on this what could be a good tribute drive more info found in there facebook pages ! "this is a copy and paste off there facebook site" RIGHT THEN!! The Paul Walker tribute cruise down south has been cancelled/postponed due to getting too big with nearly 10k cars attending.. SO, myself and Stacie Williams have collaborated to do something on the same date (December 28th) for the same reasons. Personally i was looking forward to a road trip so we decided that Summer MaDDness will be running a road trip convoy down to Teeside Park for the 'North East Paul Walker tribute event' Convoy will be departing from Silverlink retail park at 6.30pm prompt going down the A19, through the tunnel (pop bang, woosh) then all the way down the A19 to the A66 and into Tee park. I'll get the Event created in the next hour or so and i shall get a flyer done ASAP. Stacie is organsing the Tee park side of things and will require helpers for a few different aspects from collecting donations for Paul's charity to making sure all the cars get in so please message her if you would like to help out.
  6. wraith1966

    2008 Ford Focus Key Fob

    thankyou this worked above ^^^ and just founded it in the owners book...but your's reads alot better have a great day and thx again. love this website :) every time i ask someone always comes back with something right or nearly there !
  7. wraith1966

    2008 Ford Focus Key Fob

    hello everyone i am back again with a small trouble and its pigging me off. i have had the car since 2008 i am the first owner ! ok my trouble is the 3 button key fob, its stopped working i replaced the battery only to find out it still is not working ! the key fob buttons have very little wear on them..also the micro switches are clicking ok any clues on what to try next would be nice like the cost of a fob or is it something on the car ? where to look etc ? if anyone know of a good cheap place to get a new fob please tell me, i may have to buy one anywhere in the north east uk guys thx
  8. wraith1966

    Rattle,tapping,clicking,knocking Noise Brakes Maybe

    only used that engine, because we could not get a cossy at the time, "cossy" engine lined up today with gearbox, hell not much room for the huge downpipe lol my good god lol
  9. wraith1966

    Rattle,tapping,clicking,knocking Noise Brakes Maybe

    "wase16ll" do not worry buddy, part time co-rally, been making panels all my life, when i said i took a hammer to them, i guess you had a vision of me whacking it lol no no pads fit like they should !..we rally a full wrc fia mk1 escort...we where running it with a red top vx-hall 2L...but its now getting the full blown cosworth engine...no short cuts, all top spec, not sure what to do about roll cage, thinking of taking back half out and putting a seat back in.. the red top vx-hall will be dropped into a locust 7 kitcar...the 1600 xflow that came with the mk1 many years ago, is sitting waiting to be dropped into a 105E ford anglia saloon which as been modded to a pick up...bit history on my work with my famliy so no short cuts, why send pads back when you cam make just as good as factory ones...but saying that not everyone as the tools for the job, so i understand your answer you do not know me, or what i do...BUT thankyou for the safety replie ;)
  10. wraith1966

    Rattle,tapping,clicking,knocking Noise Brakes Maybe

    UPDATE you where right it was the pads to blame, i could not belive this, because they where not cheap ones, anyway after abit of hammering to the ends i made these a bit longer, and now work free of the noise/rattle THANKYOU ^^^^^^^
  11. wraith1966

    Focus Bulb Lists

    Nice topic, really handy THX
  12. wraith1966

    Mk2 1.8 Tdci Focus - Blue Smoke On Cold Startup

    i have this problem as well, i have had my car from new, got 60k on the clock, really not a oil problem why simply it does not use any ! it gets a service every 8000 miles due to alot of stop starting...it is not seals had them tested, cold start blue smoke..but been fine last couple of days ! note not cold, no blue smoke ! some people see blue smoke and start to think the worse wow my car knacked, look if it was passing oil up the seals it would be there most of the time ! and you would never get from service to service, you would burn it off faster, i have had cars where yes blue smoke from oil out the back lol... most of them been petrol ones.. could always try giving more heat next cold morning ! worked for me no blue smoke !
  13. Hello everyone Trouble with rear of the car 2008 Ford Focus 1.8TDCI 5 Door Hatchback... right guys the noise sounds like its coming from the rear wheels/brakes, but i have just done the rear brakes, repleaced with brand new pads ! when i drive down the road and drive over rough surface, i get a rattle noise coming from what i belive to be the wheels/brakes, the sound from inside the car just sounds like a hatch to blame, which i found out it is NOT..from outside the car is really loud,when putting down the window... then i clicked on something by chance, when i pull the handbrake on a faction not even the first click ! the noise goes away ! so looks like maybe cable, but this also works with the foot pedal as well. mmmmmmm "pads are ok" any idea's ? best wishes wraith
  14. wraith1966

    Parking Sensor Module

    hello eveyone sorry its been ages since i was on this website, but i have a couple of problems..... can anyone tell me the location of the "Parking Sensor Module" on a 2008 Ford Focus 1.8TDCI 5Door Hatchback.. best wishes wraith