JW1982

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About JW1982

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  • First Name
    Wilco
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    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus MK3 Champions Edition
  • Ford Year
    2013
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    Other/NonUK
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  1. JW1982

    K&N - Don't waste ya time folks

    The problem is not the K&N air filter but the type of engine. It is a well known fact that most Diesel engines do not have a nice induction sound. Next to this the turbocharger also dampens a lot of the induction sound. Induction sound that simply is not there can not be improved by an air filter. I have the K&N E-9289 air filter combined with the RS air filter housing on my 1.0 ECOboost petrol engine. On my car the K&N air filter combined with the RS air filter housing resulted in a nice induction sound. However it is not extremely loud because the turbocharger dampens a lot of the noise.
  2. JW1982

    Has my car had a new engine?

    A service engine is a complete new engine from Ford without all additional parts and auxiliaries. In automotive language it is often referred to as a long block. Next to the service engines Ford also offers factory rebuild engines. A factory rebuild engine is approximately €700,- cheaper than a service engine. Both the service engines and the factory rebuild engines are sold on an "exchange" basis. The customer pays a core deposit on top of the price of the engine which is refunded after the old defective engine is shipped to the engine plant. The old engine is stripped and cleaned at the engine plant and if possible rebuild to factory specifications. In this case the question is why needed the car a new engine and why the h*ll did somenone decide to install an engine that is not listed as a suitible part or alternative part for this vehicle. The correct Focus MK3 1.0 ECOboost engine that should be selected for this vehicle is still perfectly available from Ford. There are a lot of diferent versions of the 1.0 ECOboost engine which have quite a lot of technical differences. Because Ford does not supply internal engine parts of the bottom end or any detailed technical information of the bottom end of this engine it is very hard to determine the exact differences. Apart from this there is very little information available for part number F1FG-6006-BA. The part number Suffix (BA) suggests that this is a 125 HP engine (Suffix AA = 100 HP, Suffix BA = 125 HP). The part information however does not mention the horsepower at all. Being a Transit/Tourneo Connect engine I suspect that there only will be minor differences to the Focus MK3 engine. The Transit/Tourneo connect is technically close related to the Focus MK3. I would be a lot more concerned if it was for example a Fiesta engine. There is nothing wrong with a new engine but if it was my car I would at least want to have the full service history including the exact reason why the engine was changed and a detailed description of the repair. It is important to know whether they only changed the engine or also additional parts like for example the dual mass flywheel or the clutch.
  3. JW1982

    Has my car had a new engine?

    This is definetely a replacement engine. Part number F1FG-6006-BA is a Transit/Tourneo Connect service engine that is suitible for vehicles produced from 01-06-2015 onwards. This part number was officially never installed in the Focus MK3. It is not even listed as a suitible replacement part for the Focus MK3.
  4. JW1982

    Swop Tdci Engine into TDdi car

    You also need to change the gearbox, driveshafts, fuel tank, fuel lines, exhaust system, etc. Next to this the 1.8 TDCI usually has rear disc brakes while the 1.8 TDDI may have rear drum brakes. Converting a 1.8 TDDI to a 1.8 TDCI can be done without any problems but a lot of parts need to be changed. In this case there is a complete donor car available so the parts will not be a problem. You only have to be prepared to invest a lot of time to perform the conversion.
  5. JW1982

    Different tyres sizes?

    Tyre size 225-45-17 can be used without any problems on the Focus MK3/MK3.5 on the stock 7J x 17 inch alloys. My Focus MK3 has a set of 7J x 17 Inch alloys in winter with 225-45-17 winter tyres and a set of 8J x 18 Inch alloys in summer with 225-40-18 high performance tyres. Both tyre sizes fit perfectly without any problems.
  6. JW1982

    Oil life sensor accuracy

    There is no oil quality sensor. The oil quality is calculated based on mileage, engine hours, percentages of warm/cold engine, engine load, etc. This is not a very accurate method to determine the oil quality.
  7. JW1982

    Focus CD6000 Powers up but no sound

    Despite being rare I have seen 4 defective speakers quite a few times before on the Focus MK2/MK2.5. The original radio has a Philips amplifier IC. This amplifier IC is known to have issues. In case of a shorted speaker (or speaker wire) the amplifier IC should enter protection mode and disable the particular speaker output. However in some cases instead of entering protection mode the amplifier IC can put 12 Volt battery power on all speakers which immediately kills all speakers. Just mesure the resistance of all speakers. If all speakers are defective you should replace both the radio and the speakers. When only replacing the speakers there is a huge chance that the problem reoccurs.
  8. JW1982

    2005 Mk2 Focus relay query.... Please.

    This relay and the addritional wiring were part of a recall to solve a problem with the cooling fan. The relay and the additional wiring makes it possible for the cooling fan to run after the engine is switched off. This recall was only applicable to a very limited number of cars.
  9. JW1982

    Removing front doors

    Removing the doors on a Focus MK2/MK2.5 is pretty easy. The trick is to unbolt the hinges and door check arm first en move the door a bit away from the car. Next there is plenty of space to remove the rubber boot and disconnect the connector. Replacing the doors is a 2 persons job and it is highly recommended to support the door with wooden blocks to avoid any movements while removing the rubber boot and disconnecting the connector.
  10. JW1982

    Confused.com

    This type of 1.8 TDCI has both. There is a timing chain between the crankshaft and the fuel pump and a timing belt between the fuel pump and the camshaft.
  11. JW1982

    What battery?

    The Battery Monitoring System is not only for Start/Stop. The Battery Monitoring System is basically a key part of the battery charging system. Ford uses the Smart Charge battery charging system for over 20 Years now. The Smart Charge battery charging system system has an alternator that is directly controlled by the PCM. On the older Smart Charge systems the system uses the battery voltage, ambient temperature and engine temperature to calculate the battery charging demand. Based on the calculated charging demand the alternator is controlled by the PCM through a single wire LINbus network. The latest generation of the Smart Charge system offers Smart Regenerative Charging. This system is a lot more advanced and next to the battery voltage, ambient temperature and engine temperature the system also constantly measures the SOC (State Of Charge) status of the battery. The system relies on a sensor that is integrated into the negative battery terminal/cable assembly. Below some information of the latest generation Smart Charge System with Smart Regenerative Charging that is installed on most Focus MK3/MK3.5 versions: Description and Operation Smart Regenerative Charging is an intelligent charge control system that calculates and regulates the set generator voltage. The basic idea of the system is to increase the generator charge voltage when the vehicle is decelerating and reduce it when it is accelerating. This means that during the acceleration phase, there is no additional energy demand as a result of having a high generator load; however generator load is increased when the vehicle is decelerating. This strategy enables further fuel savings to be achieved. The largest element of the Smart Regenerative Charging Strategy is stored in the BCM module. It receives all of the important information relating to the battery condition sent by the battery monitoring sensor via the LIN (local interconnect network) data bus. The information obtained is used to calculate the required set value for generator charge voltage. This is sent by the BCM to the PCM via the HS-CAN (controller area network) data bus. This then adjusts the value received if necessary and passes it on the generator via the LIN data bus. The charging voltage is adjusted depending on various parameters, such as the current level of engine efficiency. The smallest possible set value for the generator voltage is 12.2 V, while the maximum charging voltage may be anywhere between 14.5 and 14.9 V. However, when the battery is in a refresh phase, the voltage may occasionally reach up to 15.2 V. These refresh phases are required as the battery charge status is 80% over long periods of time, which increases the risk of sulfation in the cells. Battery Monitoring Sensor The Battery Monitoring Sensor continuously monitors the condition of the battery. The sensor is equipped to vehicles which have Smart Regenerative Charging or Start-Stop. These systems require knowledge of the battery state of charge. The Battery Monitoring Sensor is the sensor used to provide this information. Battery Monitoring Sensor connection The Battery Monitoring Sensor is clamped directly to the negative terminal of the battery and grounds to the vehicle at the chassis ground connection point by means of a thick (25 to 35mm²) cable and eyelet. External customer loads must only be connected to the vehicle at the customer battery connection point. If the external customer load is connected at the negative battery post, the Battery Monitoring Sensor accuracy cannot be guaranteed. It is recommended that the Battery Monitoring Sensor pole clamp is not removed unless a battery replacement is required. Should the battery need to be isolated, this should be done by disconnecting the ground eyelet at the chassis ground. Battery Monitoring Sensor reset The Battery Monitoring Sensor also estimates losses in the battery capacity over time. The Battery Monitoring Sensor should be reset to factory default settings, when the battery is replaced. It is urgently recommended that the replacement battery has the exact same specification as the original battery. If it does not, the accuracy of the Battery Monitoring Sensor outputs will be compromised. The Battery Monitor Sensor measures temperature, voltage and current throughput of the battery. It uses this information to calculate the battery SOC (State of Charge). To function with high accuracy, the Battery Monitor Sensor must be recalibrated at regular intervals. A recalibration occurs during a rest period when the battery quiescent current is less than 100mA. This rest period must last for at least 3 hours. The longer the rest period, the greater the accuracy. The timeframe in which a recalibration must take place is seven days. If the system has been unable to carry out a recalibration within 7 days, the SOC accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This will result in the Start – Stop and SRC systems being deactivated.
  12. JW1982

    2014 focus 1L ecoboost fuel pump control fault

    DTC: P025C Definition: Fuel Pump Module Control Circuit Low DTC failure Byte ID: 11 Description: Circuit Short To Ground This DTC code is either caused by a wiring defect (short to ground) or by a defective fuel pump module. You should first disconnect the fuel pump module and inspect the wiring for visual defects and measure for continuity between the wiring and ground. If the wiring is undamaged and there is no continuity to fround the problem is caused by a defective fuel pump module.
  13. JW1982

    Retractable Electric Tow Bar

    The reason why the retractable towbar is so rare is because it was very expensive. The original detachable towbar was much cheaper and much more reliable.
  14. JW1982

    Retractable Electric Tow Bar

    There were loads of problems with the retractable towbar. Most of them are caused by a defective control module.
  15. JW1982

    ecu location

    The instrument cluster only displays a limited number of fault codes. however these are no proper DTC codes. The instrument cluster fault codes need to be converted to DTC codes first to be useful. Converting the instrument cluster fault codes to DTC codes can be done on the Ford Etis website (this function requires an account as an independent user). However the DTC functionality on the Etis website is only available for Euro 5 and Euro 6 vehicles. You should first perform a proper diagnostic using a Ford specific diagnostic system. This may show a lot more DTC codes that are not showed by the instrument cluster. At this point you do not have a clue which of the DTC codes are active codes and which of the codes are previously stored codes. Most DTC codes (especially critical ones) will not be deleted by just disconnecting the battery. A proper Ford specific diagnostic system shows the DTC codes including all relevant information like for example: * Fault description. * The moment (mileage) the fault occured. * Conditions (battery voltage, engine temperature, etc.) when the fault occured. * Engine malfunction warning message or not (Many DTC codes are stored wihout a warning message). Without a proper diagnostic you can only guess what the problem may be.