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About DJ_Andy_M

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    Ford Focus MK3.5 Facelift Titanium X
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  1. DJ_Andy_M

    Sync 3 help needed

    Could be down to the station not outputting them. They don't all do it. Kiss FM are a fine example of this. And when they do put them out they are generally wrong.
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    1.5/6 diesel duratec

    Please be aware that the 1.6TDCi from the MK2 is not the same 1.6TDCi in the MK3. Injector problems and turbo problems were common on the old 16 valve engine. The MK3 is an 8 valve engine. I've not seen or heard anything about injectors on these newer engines. The 1.5 was introduced with the MK3 facelift and is based off of the 1.6. I've done 72,000 miles on my 1.5. Had the sprocket recall done. I'll tell you something, she's been a joy to drive. Absolutely no issues so far with it touch wood. Some say its a bit slow to pull away, but I disagree.
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    1.6 tdci 8v mk3

    Good luck passing your MOT.
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    Cant rev over 3k

    The dreaded 1.6tdci 16v.... Get it on a code reader.
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    Warranty Sync 2 to 3 Upgrade "not possible"

    A little update. Following my last call where I passed over the TSB number issued for RS owners to upgrade I have been still denied it is possible, followed by them contacting the RS Sync 3 team to then have it be denied again. They are still claiming some difference in the RS that makes this upgrade possible only specific to that car. The problem clearly lies in the software, and judging but a comment I received on one of my YouTube videos the problem is the touch screen which of course running Sync 2/Windows is not being developed anymore.
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    New Shape Mk4 Focus

    I drove a Hyundai Elantra SE in Canada (Basically the i20 I believe in saloon format) and actually it wasn't too bad. Dashboard isn't as exciting as my MK3.5 but I certainly wouldn't say no to one if offered again.
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    High revs

    2002 Focus has the Zetec engine. Have you taken your idle control valve off and given that a clean? These used to be notorious on the Escort for causing this issue!
  8. DJ_Andy_M

    2017 Focus acceleration hesitation

    I recall reading somewhere that there was a software update issued for this issue. Take it to Ford and ask them to upgrade your modules as there would have been many since 2017, and as your car is still under warranty might as well get it done for free.
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    EGR valve issues

    Had issues with my EGR on my MK2.5. They replaced the valve in end but I'm sure a clean will do the trick.
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    Mk4 problems with USB/sync 3

    Your car is under warranty. Book it in with a Ford dealer.
  11. DJ_Andy_M

    1.6 TDCi - Any more oomph possible?

    Use due caution on the DV6 / 16V 1.6TDCi with a Terraclean. I had mine done to sort the DPF out and the terraclean removed carbon plugging something or stopping something from leaking oil into places it shouldn't which in turn I think contributed to my beautiful engine runaway that I suffered.
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    Auto Beam H7 LED

    Not only that so far from the cars that I have seen with these lamps fitted they are bright enough to cause glare but to see where you are going? Forget about it. They look like you've just got fog lights on.
  13. DJ_Andy_M

    Headlight malfunction - MK3 TitX

    Do you have the bi-xenon headlights? They are a bit more complex than the standard halogen ones. Changing to "other headlamps" could cause even more problems than its worth.
  14. DJ_Andy_M

    Warranty Sync 2 to 3 Upgrade "not possible"

    Any chance you can provide me some official documentation privately for this so I can go back to them? You work for a Ford dealer don't you?
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    Headlight malfunction - MK3 TitX

    That's the problem, CANBUS LEDs have a resistor to fake the load a normal bulb would create this could have shorted or created too much load.