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  1. Hi Folks, Does anyone know of any wiring connections that could allow the throttle position sensor to affect the temperature gauge? It is accompanied by a 10mpg loss of efficiency. When I accelerate the gauge drops from normal to a quarter and then returns when I stop accelerating. I have exhausted my knowledge and really don't want to go to the main stealers. I have done all the obvious, Changed CHT sensor Cooling system OK Had the clock unit / dash checked Injectors checked HP Pump is virtually new Changed rail pressure sensor 1 fault code for a Can Bus error to the dash I am thinking there must be a connection between this fault code and the problem as I now know the clocks / dash itself is ok. The car runs perfectly. There is some black smoke when accelerating but I cant see the injectors being told to dump enough fuel to actually cool the head so I have put that down to the 135000 miles its done with the original turbo. I have three cars in the family with the 1.8 tdci engine and this one has also always taken ages to warm up, even for a diesel, twice as long as the other two. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks Russ
  2. 1.8tdci mk2 fluctuating temp gauge

    Yeah sorry I forgot to say Id done the thermostat as well. Did that due to the slow warm up. Also had the water pump changed when I did the cam belt. I'm stumped. Just hoping theres a software glitch or something someone knows about. Ford fitted the new high pressure pump for me a couple of years ago so that's when it had its last software update. Its always taken ages to warm up from when I first got it at 65000 but since the new pump was fitted Ive had a gradual drop in fuel efficiency as well coupled with this weird coolant gauge fluctuation.
  3. 1.8 tdci cold starts

    175000 and all the plugs work ok. I haven't changed the CHTS. Never thought of that. Can't be shot but might be just starting to break down I suppose. The cars nearly had it to be honest but this just annoys me that I can't solve it . Lol 😀
  4. 1.8 tdci cold starts

    Hi, I have 3, 1.8 tdci cars in our family, 2 x focus and an Smax. Now the mk2 and Smax start whatever the weather but the Mk1 is a pig in the cold. I have been through all the plug, loom, relay checks on the mk1 to no avail. The mk2 and Smax glow plug lights stay on for 6 seconds. The mk1, 1 second. I have checked the voltage to the plugs and that goes when the light goes out. My question is what controls the time the power is supplied to the plugs? This is the only other thing left to check and as this is the only difference between all three motors I am assuming it's a fair bet it may be the problem. 😕
  5. Anyone out there a wheel alignment expert? I am trying to get my head around 4 wheel alignment. I bought myself a second hand Balco set that had recently been calibrated. I put the gizmos on the wifes car ( I have had some basic training) and although the rest wheels adjusters are solid they are only a tiny bit off. When I square up the front and back wheels the tie reading In getting is +6 on the off side and -6 on the near side. Now I know this cancels each other out but it seems they are large figures. What I want to know is if this is ok or is it highlighting another geometric problem? The card a MK1 Focus hatch 2003. Thanks Russ
  6. Hello all, My wifes Mk1 diesel has started throwing a code (cant remember no.) for 'MAP sensor circuit fault' which is accompanied by limp mode. Turning the engine off and restarting cures this for a few miles and then it's limp mode again. Clear the code and you get 20 or 30 miles until it comes back. This only started happening after I changed the clutch! No connection I know but strange. The vehicle speed sensor and one of the wheel sensors also packed up at the same time????? I have checked the electrical socket on the sensor and the vacuum pipe has been replaced. Also checked all the pipework from the air box to the EGR. The car runs absolutely perfectly until this fault appears. Any help out there please? :)
  7. LCD Ododmeter failure

    Hi, Would anyone know if a failure to display milage on the lcd screen was an MOT failure? The screen works intermittently. Sometimes just random lines, sometimes the milage. Also if I had to replace the whole unit, does a used unit hold it's old cars milage or does it display what is in your cars ECU? Ta Russ
  8. LCD Ododmeter failure

    Thanks for that chaps :)
  9. Hi all, My 1.8 TDCI 2006 Mk2 had a new fuel pump fitted 18 months ago by Ford at the staggering cost of £1800. (Cambelt done at same time) Last week I got a few seconds of rough running, engine systems fault warning, and the red light. Nothing for a few days then the same again, twice in one day. Nothing again until yesterday then the same again. Stuck the scanner on this morning and it was throwing up codes for Rail pressure too high and pressure regulator fault. Is there anything that could cause this other than another pump being on the way out? :(
  10. Ran for an hour out today. Not a peep out of it. LOL next time I drive without it connected you know what will happen :)
  11. Awesome stuff buddy :) . I got Forscan so I'll run it while I'm out for a few days and see if it happens again. Sods law it will be ok for a few days or weeks now. LOL but at least I know the way to go. I assume I am looking for a big differentail between the FRP & pressure regulator readings?
  12. Hi all, I know the biting points seem to vary on clutches but after I recently changed the DMF, clutch & slave the biting point has literally been just off the floor and its very easy to stall. I pressure bled the system but compared to the other focus's in the house the pedal seems a little sloppy for the first few mm of travel. Do you think there may still be some air in there? How long should I let fluid run through from the pressure bleeder too? There were no bubbles coming out. Can air get trapped anywhere? ta Russ
  13. Mk1 Focus clutch biting point

    This has stayed the same for months now. Drivable but just want to know about the sloppy pedal. :)
  14. Mk1 Focus clutch biting point

    Yay it is one of the 'in the bell housing' concentric slaves. Used a Sealey pressure bleeder from the reservoir. Looking at the system the bleed nipple is obviously above the slave so it would appear gravity has some place in the bleed. I don't see an obvious reason why bleeding from the back up would make any difference but I may try it just in case :)
  15. Focus 2.0 tdci DPF woes

    Due to being a !Removed! and looking for the non existant pump in the tank anger and frustration at the car has left me with a large bill! Whilst trying to get to the tank I binned the exhaust & broke the DPF. So bought and fitted new exhaust & DPF. All pattern stuff. Had problems with the two pipes to the DPF so renewed them too. Cleared the DPF learned values with Forescan. Off I drive but after 2 stops I get the EML on and a code P2002 DPF below effeciency level. Cleared codes but back it came after 2 stops again. Took it for a long run down the A14 / A11 for half and hour at 70 MPH to see if it regenerated but still the EML and P2002. On each occasion I get 2 x P2002 stored and 1 x P2002 pending. When cleared the car runs like a dream. Is the sensor faulty?
  16. Focus 2.0 tdci DPF woes

    Yaeh I regularly say to myself, 'take a pic of that first', then forget, then curse. LOL
  17. Focus 2.0 tdci DPF woes

    You must think your dealing with the original Norfolk village idiot buddy. LOL It would seem I had not!!!! Switched them over and went out for a 7 mile spin, no fault codes. Thank you
  18. Focus 2.0 tdci DPF woes

    I did wonder that. There was a bigger and smaller pipe and I am pretty sure I replaced them like for like, but, LOL, you never know!!! I tend to forget where I've put a spanner after 3 seconds. Would there be an instant change if I changed them round? :)
  19. Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Injector Issues

    Check the timing belt is ok and the timing is spot on. My wifes old Mk1 had a similar thing. I could never get it sorted. Then it came to timing belt renewal. After I had done that it has run perfectly since. No more knock judder or anything. Cant comment on the engine systems fault as that usually shows a code to go with it but it's also worth just checking the fuel filter. Drain it if it has a drain to check for water. Renew it if your brave as there is no bleed mechanism on this engine and you need to draw the fuel up from the tank after changing it. There are various methods I have tried but all are Ba^&%$ds. Then its check if the pump is ok. Mine went at 95k for no reason. I like the Focus. the family has 4 of them. 3 x 1.8's and one 2.0l TDCI's but I find them quite high maintenance. Pumps, steering racks, bushes, wheel bearings, drive shafts & injectors the most fragile. Best of luck buddy :)
  20. Hi, I am just about to get the fuel tank out to get to the fuel sender unit. So I look at the Haynes manual, lift the car, look underneath and there is an additional 'tak' of somesort betweem the tank and spare wheel well. It has pipes & wires going to it and I haven't a clue what it is. I have attached a couple of pics to see if anyone can identify it before I start work. Thanks
  21. Hi all, Simple question. Does the fuel sender unit on this model incorporate a lift pump to assist the fuel system? I have had some small metal particles in the fuel filter, tank side to go with some slow starting and want to rule out a failed lift pump before I do anything else. The Haynes manual says it has but Haynes have said this before about other diesel cars and been wrong. Thanks Russ
  22. Focus 2.0l TDCI Fuel sender

    Your right :) But I had to look LOL
  23. Focus 2007 2.0l TDCI Fuel tank removal

    Well the tank is out, the sender out and I can categorically say there is NO PUMP in the tank. Haynes manual is wrong, Ford dealer is wrong. This leaves me with one problem though. Where did the swarf in my fuel filter come from? The HP pump does not look new but it has run perfectly for 10,000 miles. Questions, questions.
  24. Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Injector Issues

    The injectors in the 1.8 TDCI dont require coding. I know this as when I went to get mine reconditioned the guy just gave me 4 reconditioned ones and off I went. Also when my son needed 4 in his he had 2 reconditioned and 2 off the shelf. Both ran and are still running perfectly. Not saying that there is not something wrong with yours but I wouldn't think coding was the problem.