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About mac801123

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    Focus mk1.5 04 1.8tdci, mk1 99 2.0 giha
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  1. mac801123

    Lowering kit

    Hi all, would a mk1 tdci lowering kit fit a mk2 tdci? I bought a kit to the mk1 and now the car has gone so as I still have the kit I wondered if it would fit. It's a fully adjustable kit.
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    Radio code Help please!

    Oh sorry. I've got it sorted now though but thanks anyway.
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    Radio code Help please!

    Hi can someone please help me with a code for my stereo. Many thanks
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    My new beast!

    Hi all, After having trouble with my old mk1 and my mk1.5 I decided to upgrade and get the mk2! OMG what a difference. Here is my new 1.8tdci Ghia. it feels so much better than the old ones and feels more surefooted on the road. Many Thanks Mike.
  5. Hi all, My 2.0 focus had a hiccup the other day when I went to over take someone. The next day it started but was really rough when moving off. Once up the revs a little and is still good to a point. It does not like to be going slow and the revs are trying to stall. I have changed the spark plugs and fuel filter and also checked the timing thinking it may have jumped a tooth but no change. Does anyone have any ideas what may be happening. It's doing my ***** head in!
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    Focus mk 1.5 front bumper

    When are you looking at doing this job? I will be doing this myself and if you want i can do a guide to do the job and wire them with ease. I have got hold of the connectors for the new headlights with about 6" of wiring to help aid the job. Mike
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    Engine issue please help!!

    I will have another look on the weekend and post my findings and see where to go from there. Many thanks.
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    Engine issue please help!!

    Hi, if your on about this program them yes I have limited diagnostic abilities. Don't know enough about using it though. The codes I've retrieved are... P1576 accelerator pedal position unavailable P0121 TPS circuit performance problem P0221 TPS B circuit range/performance P0226 unknown EDIS coil failure P1211 Open TP sensor circuit P0251 injector pump fuel metering control malfunction P2623 ICP regulator open These were retrieved over the day and messing about with various items, removing and reattaching parts and wiring so I'm not 100% sure all these are correct. Towards the end of the day the code list got longer than first thing. The only issue I had to stay with was the TPS issue. Just to check when you reprogram the injectors you program them as the firing order 1342! So number 1 is 1, 2 is 3, 3 is 4 and 4 is 2. Many thanks Mike
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    Engine issue please help!!

    Hi all, I rebuilt my 1.8 Lynx engine and now it won't start! The injectors were changed and reprogrammed to the ecu but It still won't start. I removed the injectors and kept them attached to the fuel supply and cranked the engine, all the injectors sent fuel into pots I set up so I know there is fuel getting to the cylinders! Reattached the injectors and still no start, however with spraying a littte of easy start it tries to start but won't run! I'm not sure if the is enough fuel getting through or how to test if they are working to there full potential. I have checked the timing and can't see any issue there so as far as I can work out it should run. I'm not sure of its delayed but my accelerator pedal is not being recognized by the ecu so could that be causing the issue? Many thanks for any help given. Mike
  10. Hi, Glad you got it working again. Its not been documented on here that I've found but it's the best way to workout it the bulb holder or the wiring was at fault. If you had put another wire to the holder it still probably wouldn't work as the holder was at fault! it just would have caused more frustration with the time taken to do the wiring and the out come would still have been the same. MIke
  11. Hi, have you got your light fix yet?
  12. Hi, yeah that's OK if you don't mind and have the skills (or not to do it properly). The best place to check for a voltage would be the connector before the bulb holder. That way you'll eliminate the holder or the wiring. Then if you really have to you can take a wire from the other side but make sure you solder and put heatshrink tube over the join. You need to make sure you don't get any water it the joint or it will corrode and then stop working again. Mike.
  13. Hi, I had a similar situation and found the holder to be at fault. Try moving the holder and bulb to the opposite side, if this cures the issue the holder is at fault. As the bulbs are in the holder for many years the tabs that press on the bottom of the bulb get weak and loose there spring so the contact is not what it was. I just went to a scraped one and got a holder and it's now fine. I want to upgrade the lights anyway so didn't see the point in going to Ford for a new one. Hope this helps Mike
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    New exhaust for a 1.8 Petrol Titanium on a 2008 plate ?

    Hi you can buy and fit just the rear section, it's a bit of work but can be done. There is a clamp you can get from Euro car prats! Can't remember the name of the part off the top of my head but it can be done. Measure how far from the rear you need to cut. Cut where needed then place the two butt joints together put paste round the joint and about 2" down the pipe and then clamp with the part I'm on about. It's like this but check the size! Hope this helps Mike.
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    MOT Tomorrow - Focus MK1.5

    Hi, last year I took mine for mot and it cost me £300 + cost of mot! This year cost me £12 + cost of mot. Happy days!! Hope it goes well for you. Mike