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  1. On a 1.0 ECOboost it is more likely that the camshaft driven vacuum pump has failed. The vacuum pump on these engines is well known to fail in 2 different ways: 1: The integrated plastic check valve is broken. The check valve is part of the pump and not available as a separate part from Ford. There are however aftermarket part available to fix this problem. 2: The vacuum pump developed mechanical damage and clogged the check valve with debris. This is an early sign of oil starvation caused by wetbelt particles blocking the oil pump inlet.
  2. The MK3/MK3.5 instrument cluster is not even on the same speed CANbus network as the MK2/MK2.5 instrument cluster. The MK3/MK3.5 instrument cluster communicates over the MS (Mid Speed) CANbus network while the The MK2/MK2.5 instrument cluster communicates over the HS (High Speed) CANbus network. The module ID's and CANbus messages are also different. Apart from incompatible CANbus communication the MK2/MK2.5 instrument cluster is an integral part of the PATS immobilizer system while the MK3/MK3.5 instrument cluster is not. There are ways to make it work. For example by designing / developing and building a MK2/MK2.5 HS CANbus <- -> MK3/MK3.5 MS CANbus converter. Communication needs to be converted both ways and the converter requires to emulate the immobilizer part. This is definitely possible but both the hardware and software part requires skills, knowledge and especially loads of time. Obtaining all relevant CANbus ID's and messages and converting the (hexadecimal) data into readable data can easily take Months.
  3. That is the Denso satnav system. This system has a DVD drive in the glovebox with a DVD that contains the map data. Ford stopped support for the Denso system in 2012. Since then maps are no longer available from Ford. Jaguar however also had their own version of the Denso system. The Jaguar maps DVD's are compatible with the Ford system. The most recent DVD was released in 2019.
  4. The fact that Ford considers the bottom end to be unserviceable and does not supply internal parts and service data does not mean that these engines can not be rebuild. Both standard and oversize main and bigend bearings are easily available from third party suppliers. If the bigend bearing is the only problem you can probably get away with regrinding the crankshaft and installing an oversized bearing. The crankshaft can be removed from the bottom and there is basically no need to remove the engine from the car. Since the wetbelt needs to be removed it also needs to be replaced. A defective bigend bearing on itself is definitely not a known issue on a 1.0 ECOboost. Lack of lubrication caused by the oil pump strainer being blocked with wetbelt debris however is a well known problem. If this is the cause of the defective bigend bearing there will be much more damage and excessive wear.
  5. At 18-04-2005 Ford changed the design of the water pump and timing belt tensioner. On vehicles produced before 18-04-2005 the timing belt tensioner is installed onto the engine block. On these vehicles the water pump can easily be replaced without messing with the timing belt. On vehicles produced after 18-04-2005 the timing belt tensioner is installed onto the waterpump. On these vehicles the water pump can only be replaced after the tensioner is removed. The timing belt itself can stay in place. Ford even prescribes that the timing belt can be reused when replacing the waterpump. Before the tensioner is removed the timing belt needs to be held in place by special tool 303-1556 (Locking Tool, Timing Belt). This special tool basically consists of 3 plastic wedges that keep the timing belt in place once the tensioner is removed.
  6. A = USA L = Commercial Vehicle (Truck) manufactured at the Broadmeadows Assembly Plant Australia 2J = F250 S = 1976 C = May 39514 = Serial Number K = V8 Since this engine seems to be assembled in Australia the foundry code is also quite interesting to know: CF = Cleveland Foundry (CF is casted as a big "C" with a small "f" inside). GF = Geelong Foundry (GF is casted as "GF" in equally sized letters).
  7. INA is a brand name of Schaeffler. Schaeffler is a major industrial and automotive manufacturer. Schaeffler manufactures industrial bearings under the ***** and INA brand names and OEM and aftermarket car parts under the INA and LuK brand names. Apart from these brand names Schaeffler also owns a considerable part of Continental. INA timing belt kits usually consist of an INA tensioner and waterpump and a (often rebranded) Continental Contitech timing belt. The Continental timing belt kits are usually the same but rebranded differently. Through the Years I installed quite a few INA/Continental timing belts. All without any problems. In my opinion you can not do anything wrong with any of the following brands: INA Contitech SKF Gates Dayco
  8. The 1.6 ECOboost was developed in a time when fuel consumption was not top priority. At the end of the 00's many of the competitors had already introduced small displacement turbocharged engines. Ford must have realized that the competition was way ahead and rushed into developing a small displacement turbocharged engine. This resulted in the 1.6 ECOboost which was basically a further developed, turbocharged version of the 1.6 Sigma TI-VCT engine. Problem with this engine is that it is either ECO or boost and not both. On a lighter car like a Fiesta ST or Focus MK3 the 1.6 ECOboost can be quite economical. The Mondeo, Kuga and Smax/Galaxy are much heavier which affects the fuel economy drastically. The 1.6 ECOboost was further developed into the 1.5 ECOboost. The fuel economy however did not change. My Kuga Vignale 1.5 ECOboost has an average, combined fuel consumption of just 28 MPG within the last Year. So 32.9 MPG is actually not too bad.
  9. This is a well known problem of the 6-CD Sony radio's. The problem is usually caused by a broken part inside the CD changer mechanism. The mechanism contains lots of fragile plastic parts that can fail. Replacement CD changer mechanisms are available from 3rd party suppliers but usually cost more than the radio is worth. Back in the days I repaired quite a few of these radio's by replacing the broken parts with custom made fiberglass parts. The adjustment of the CD changer mechanism however is extremely difficult and time consuming. For future reference. There is a known workaround to prevent this problem. You should only load 5 CD's and leave slot 6 empty. This prevents the mechanism from getting stuck (and breaking parts) while changing the CD that is played.
  10. I never had any problems with larger or NTFS formatted USB drives on both the old Bluetooth Voicecontrol system or the SYNC 1.0 / 1.1. system. I even had a 256 GB SSD drive working without any problems.
  11. Just some examples: Part number 3M5J-1K007-CA 6.5 X 17" Alloy Wheel Part number 4M5J-1K007-BB 6.5 X 17" Alloy Wheel Part number 5M5J-1K007-AA 6.5 X 17" Alloy Wheel So I suggest to either take a look at the dimensions at the inside of the wheel or post a picture of the wheels you have.
  12. From production date 05-05-2014 the old (optional) DDS tire deflation warning system was discontinued. From that date every European Ford has the TPMS tire deflation warning system with pressure sensors inside each wheel as standard. Earlier vehicles with TPMS like the late Focus MK3 and most MK3.5 do also support DDS. By disabling the TPMS system and enabling the DDS system in the CCC (Central Car Configuration) using a suitable diagnostic system the vehicle still meets the requirements. The Continental VDO TPMS sensors that are used by Ford have an average life of 7 Years (depending on usage of the vehicle roughly between 4 and 10 Years). Once the integrated battery is empty the sensor stops working and (preferably all sensors) need to be replaced. Ford uses both metal and rubber tire valves for the TPMS sensors. Which type is fitted depends on the wheel design. The rubber TPMS tire valves can easily be identified by an identification ring on the valve stem. This is an industry standard that is used by most car manufacturers that use rubber TPMS valves. Every decent tire fitter should know how to recognize a rubber TPMS valve by its identification ring on the valve stem. Especially since these TPMS valves with identification ring have been used for over 15 Years.
  13. 225-45-17 will fit perfectly as long as the rims are 7 or 7.5 Inch wide. Many original Focus MK2/MK2.5 17 Inch rims are only 6.5 Inch wide. 225 mm tires are too wide for a 6.5 Inch wide rim. I never noticed a difference in handling between 205-50-17 and 225-45-17 on my previous Focus MK3.
  14. The interval for the timing belt of the 1.25, 1.4 and 1.6 (including TI-VCT) Duratec petrol engines is 100.000 Miles / 8 Years (whichever comes first). If the belt has not been replaced it is almost 3 Years overdue.
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