Tonis_T

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About Tonis_T

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    Settling In Well

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  • First Name
    Tonis
  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus 1,6 vct
  • Ford Year
    2006
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Other/NonUK

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    Tallinn, Estonia

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  1. Tonis_T

    Ford mk2 engine options

    There is metallic click within the engine. Compression is gone in cyl 1 and 4 and looking with bosescope there were vertical scratches on sleeve wall. Basically would have to open up top and bottom ends. Labor itself costs so much that it is not worth it (plus parts). Besides I have some rust problems an that ads to the problem throwing money to this motor.
  2. Tonis_T

    Ford mk2 engine options

    Well things are set. I'm going with Škoda octavia 3 1,4 tsi estate. Focus was fun and reliable. Even with engine shot it never left me stranded on the road and has been a very good car overall. Hopefully octy will be as good car as ford was.
  3. Tonis_T

    MK3 powershift

    Might be sorted. However if i'm spending my own money, then 1,5 years to wait if it really is sorted or not would be too little time for me to risk it.
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    MK3 powershift

    https://www.mytransmissionexperts.com/new-developments-fords-powershift-transmission-lawsuits/ This is in USA I know, that same thing is going on in Australia. Maybe Euro versions are OK for some weird reason? I would avoid it if possible.
  5. Tonis_T

    Ford mk2 engine options

    Yeah. Not worth doing. I have some rust problems too and I could use the car few years at best even with engine swap. Going to get something else. Probably octavia estate or focus mk3; 3,5 estate.
  6. Tonis_T

    Ford mk2 engine options

    Hello, I have inquired here previously about ticking sound that I heard from my 2006 focus estate 1,6 ti vct 85 kw engine. No one had any good idea here and ford dealership insisted, engine is OK and just ride it. Well, third party engine shop has confirmed, that engine is toast beyond economical repair. I am looking options, what to do. One is to get used engine and hope for the best. Do you guys have any info about what are the options for used engines without major electronics and ecu swaps? Only mk2 1,6 ti vct 85kw or can I use different engines also? Because at least mk3 had 1,6ti vct engines in use and mk2 engines usually have pretty big mileage and finding usable one is pretty tall order. Any info is welcome. Vin is WF0WXXGCDW6P67660 if that's any help.
  7. Tonis_T

    New Mk2 Owner - 2 Issues

    Worth a look. I also had leaking problem when I used roof racks and used screw holes on the roof to fix the racks. When not in use you need to seal the screw holes or they will leak. Hinge area leak MK2
  8. Tonis_T

    New 2018 focus

    Wow, quite interesting that they did two 1,5l engines in such a short time 4 cyl and 3 cyl. I wonder why they did not just stay with 4 cyl engine since it is pretty new design and has many new features the same as 3 pot 1L engine. It is clearly up to date/new and not an old design.
  9. I live in the place where we actually have something that reminds of winter (bit less lately though) and I have to ride in really slippery conditions. During soviet era we just did not have winter tires available so I have driven around for many winters with summer tires and now we have mandatory winter tires. I would never ever use winter tires on one axle and summer tires on other. It is totally idiotic thing to do and will absolutely and totally mess up the cars handling. Now bringing up the fact that our cars have stability controls and other driving aids, that will mess up things even further. Sure, if it happens to be dry asphalt even in winter, then no problem but when it is slippery and you actually need your car to handle, then it's game over.
  10. Depends on country. My car has halogen lights and headlight washers so I suspect it has the additional fluid reservoir.
  11. Tonis_T

    Focus ST Line X 140

    With taller inserts and floor will there be a step for loading area? And has it been designed to be level with space aver?
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    Focus ST Line X 140

    How is the back side molded from factory? Are you still able to physically fit the full size spare wheel or will it only fit either space saver or no spare wheel at all? Space saver is quite stupid idea... If you are riding somewhere with full boot and you have flat... where are you supposed to put your dirty flat wheel if the boot is full and spare tire wont fit to the space savers space?
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    Focus Mk2.5 "rusty" seat mount

    Should be fairly common.
  14. Tonis_T

    Aftermarket radio head unita

    Before you decide you also should read up info from here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/android-auto/android-head-units Some real world experiences there and also good tool development for android head units.
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    Pollen Filter

    I have left hand drive focus. On mine I have to remove throttle pedal to get to the filter. I thought that mine was pain in the ***** but it seems that right hand drive filter change is even worse.