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    Focus Mk2 2.0 Ghia petrol
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  1. slartibartfast

    Oil Vanished

    My Mk2 2.0 Petrol has gone from not using any oil, to using loads. I have no smoke and no visible leaks, and it seems to run fine, I haven't a clue where the oil is going, but the PCV hose and valve problem sounds interesting, but I have no idea what this is, or where it is on my 2.0. does anyone have any info I could use to follow up on this please? Cheers. Phil.
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    Spoiler Brake Light

    I have fitted a mk 2.5 spoiler to my mk 2 and I can confirm the brake light on the standard (non st type) spoiler is identical on both models. The main part of the spoiler body is also identical, all they did with the mk 2.5 was to add the little extra wings on the ends, and make it colour coded. Phil.
  3. slartibartfast

    Admitted Defeat 2.0 Tdci Breaking

    sorry if I've missed this, but what year and mk is the Focus you are breaking?
  4. slartibartfast

    2003 (53) 1.6 Ghia Equipment

    Go to and type in the details of the car you are interested in, and you can view the build spec for that specific car.
  5. slartibartfast

    Ford Focus 2009 Zetec - Blowing Cold Air!

    Prise the outer rim of the lighter grey fascia, I have found that if you have strong fingers, you can just pull the fascia away, without the risk of marking anything by prising with tools. the place to pull with your fingers is at the bottom of the fascia, where it meets the similar coloured area with the heater controlls in it. The gap where the trim meets, is just enough to get a grip with your fingers.
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    Mirrors Swap

    nobody done this?
  7. slartibartfast

    Mirrors Swap

    Hi, Has anyone fitted mk2.5 door mirrors on a mk2? My mk2 Ghia already has indicators in the mirrors, so is there any chance it would be a "plug and play" swap? Phil.
  8. slartibartfast

    Revs Hunting 2000-2500

    surely hunting is the correct term to use?
  9. slartibartfast

    Sony Dab Radio

    As long as the Radio on Ebay is from a Focus, then it will be an identical fit, and all you would need to do is add a DAB aerial. If you already have Bluetooth, then it will work fine with the new radio.
  10. slartibartfast

    Mk2.5 Handbraker Lever Cover

    I swapped mine for the silver one, and now it looks and feels miles better. To remove the old one I carefully drilled a series if holes along the top of the handbrake cover (don't go too deep) and then it was easy to run a Stanley knife along the top to join the drill holes. I tried just cutting it, but the plastic is quite thick, and it's very hard work without drilling it first. I must admit, I did not think of tapping it off. I wish I had, as then I might have been able to put the old one back on when I sell the car.
  11. slartibartfast

    Cree Nightmare

    I then decided to replace footwear lights with led ones I'd taken out. First one came out and was a bit warm. Second was quite a bit hotter and before I knew it my fingers felt like they were melting. Ouch. More swearing. So I had to put gloves on and finally got them replaced. Now all look a lot better and I'm not greatly injured. Wow, lights in your footwear, I am impressed. trainers or boots? :D
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    Mk2 Bling

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    Mk2 Bling

    can I resist
  14. slartibartfast

    Ford Parts Catalogue Website

    I just came across this website I expect everyone on this forum already knows about it, but I have posted a link just in case someone has not yet seen it. Very useful for parts identification Phil..
  15. slartibartfast

    Help Needed Please

    I would say it is the vehicle speed sensor that is the problem, it is mounted on the gearbox somewhere, and I think that if it is faulty, it would produce the problems that you seem to have. Phil.