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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Depends on country. My car has halogen lights and headlight washers so I suspect it has the additional fluid reservoir.
  5. 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?
  6. 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?
  7. Focus Mk2.5 "rusty" seat mount

    Should be fairly common.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Traffic Sign Recognition

    I guess that's the future of modern cars :( Everything is integrated and automatic. However there is no support from manufacturer and the older the car gets the more useless and frustrating the cool gadgets of today get. If something gets broken after ten years you are on your own. No support from manufacturer, no spare parts or they cost more than gold (get a loan to fix the touch screen of your entertainment system that controls most of your cars functions). And since everything is integrated you loose substantial amount of car functionality.
  11. Engine Vibrations - Gearbox Mount?

    No, I did not take pictures. But if one of your mounts had to be changed already, then the chances are that others are bust also. However I noticed the problem when I had loud vibrations after clutch change. It turned out that garage had stripped the mount threads of the gearbox mount. I had to helicoil the treads to be able to change the mount. It was an aluminium piece with aluminium threads and it can be easily stripped when unscrewing the bolt. Even tho I noticed vibrations after stripped thread mounts were still totally worn out and the improvement after new mounts was much greater than I expected. Just fair warning of the thread thingy.
  12. Engine Vibrations - Gearbox Mount?

    I have MK2 1,6ti-vct (2006). I changed motor mounts last year at 190 000 km. All were perished and the gearbox mount was on worst condition of them all. I got mine from Fordparts UK and their sales help told me which one I needed according my cars VIN number. Since your car is only 2 years younger I would suspect that you should change them all.
  13. 2006 1,6 ti vct ticking sound

    Just to follow up in case some one else finds it interesting. Went to the dealer with the clunk. They confirmed abnormal noise and took the valve cover off to see, if there is anything obvious. Checked valve clearances, they are ideal (1,6 ti-vct does not have hydraulic lifters so it was a good idea to check the clearances any way after 203000 km). Nothing obvious was found. All surfaces were in excellent condition and everything seemed OK. Further steps would mean too much work. They said that it might be that valve rods top surface might not be smooth any more and that might be the reason for clunk. However I'm not going to tare a running motor apart for this because besides the sound no ill effects can be seen/felt. There are more variables for this than I can see/understand because sometimes it is louder and some times it is almost silent but it has something to do engine temperature because it is more audible with cold engine. I have located the origin of the ticking sound to the cylinder next to ignition coil. I do not have correct tools for this but used screwdriver to the ear method. So I'm fairly certain it is not VCT system. Anyhow. Current plan is to change oil twice a year (interval about 7000-10000 km) and drive it to the ground.
  14. Focus Mk2.5

    My mk2 road noise was so bad that when I did 200 km drive i was totally exhausted. I tore interior out and did full sound isolation to the car. I haven't done rear doors yet because noise levels are already acceptable. However I might still do wheel arches. Tire noise could be much lower. I got bit worse mileage but with out added sound isolation my car was crazy uncomfortable.
  15. 2006 1,6 ti vct ticking sound

    I did search earlier also but didn't find it then. So no flaps. Is there still something in intake manifold that could do sound like that or is it maybe lifter then?