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    Focus MK 2.5
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  1. Blocked egr & dpf is what I'd be looking to avoid, plus abit more eagerness when overtaking than the 1.6 tdci
  2. The fit and finish seemed pretty good, I haven't driven one yet but looked round a couple to make sure I can fit the car seats in etc. It's a titanium X so has all the toys, and the reviews are positive regarding the handling. I'd look at a cheeky bluefin remap as well, because, well why not get 200ish brake from the family wagon!
  3. Guys, need to change the family wagon and I'm taken with the grand c-max, ticks all the boxes. Ones caught my eye 1.6 ecoboost 150, but after reading all the horror stories am I mad to even gamble on an ecoboost engine? Having a look on the ford ETIS it's still outstanding for the clutch sensor work to be done? Cheers
  4. I'm in the market for a Mondeo as a stop gap. Can anyone confirm if any android satnav work with the convers+ ? Thanks
  5. Mods, you can delete. Im so unconfident with the Focus given the problems I didn't try and forcefully move it. Turns out I should have. Brakes were seized and needed unsticking. Lesson learnt.
  6. All, Had to pay to have the power steering pump changed on the focus. took it for a wash, it sat for 2 days, now Ive gone to use it and the front brakes are fully stuck on. The car is undriveable! Any ideas why this would have happened? both sides of the car? Thanks.
  7. Thanks for the advice. If I had the ability to play from a usb / sd card again that would be great. Not to bothered about the sound quality in the interim. And the FM reception is pretty bad anyway, so as long as it's not worse..
  8. Morning. Still waiting to resolve my power steering issue which now only happens when there's no revs on?! I've been looking at other bits and bobs. The wife wants parking sensors installed but for the same cost as painted parking sensors I can buy the below head unit and reverse camera from eBay. I've read the guide on here for fitting a camera but can't find the boot open camera, only the reg plate light replacement. Has anyone got experience of the head unit or light replacement cameras? Thanks.
  9. Sorry guys, I meant power steering (trying to be quick typing on my phone). I have an odb bluetooth port and torque app. I'll check tonight for any codes.
  10. I hijacked another thread previously but was hoping for some advice before I go to the mechanics. I hurriedly bought a focus 2009 zetec 1.6.It had some minor problems which Ive resolved. Im having issues with the power steering. Ive read as much as I can but I cant find the symptoms most people get. I don't hear any noises and it intermittently looses PS at low speed / low revs. below are pics of the engine bay, I cant see any leaking fluid as I checked under the car last night? Any ideas whats causing this? split pipe, or PS pump is just on the way out? Any advice gratefully received! thanks.
  11. Hi, first post and Im dragging up am old thread. Not a good start. I've been reading about the PS pump / hose and would like to investigate myself. Did anyone take any pictures of what I should be looking for re the hose etc.I'm not exactly a mechanic when it comes to cars but I'm willing to have a go. We only bought the 2009 focus 1.6 petrol a few days ago but we needed a car urgently. I didn't feel the power steering go on the test drive but it's done it twice since. No warning lights on the dash, no funny noises, it just seems to go when at low speed and low revs. Then comes back. Makes it unnerving for my wife to drive. Any advice greatly appreciated. Oh it's got 71k on the clock.