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  1. Here's a pic of the fix - hope it helps someone else
  2. I have a 2011 1.6 Focus. There is a leak from the joint in one of the heater pipes as it goes along the left side of the driver's footwell into the engine compartment. It turns out the O ring at this joint is prone to failure and Ford can no longer replace it. Instead it appears they have changed the heater matrix so that a whole new matrix is required with pipes that don't have the joint. I imagine this is because of repeated failures of the O ring. Has anyone else had this problem? If so how did Ford deal with it? Is there an alternative source of the O rings. Many thanks
  3. Actually having looked into this a bit more I think it might be the throttle position sensor. Anyone had a similar problem?
  4. I have a 2011 1.6 Mk 3 focus. It runs fine in general but occasionally the engine dies at low revs - e.g. when slowing down in traffic. It starts again with no problem. Only happens once or twice a day. I can more or less simulate this when stationary by blipping the accelerator - the idle speed occ drops below 500 rpm and nearly stalls but usually recovers. The engine management light doesn't come on and there are no fault codes stored. I suspect idle control valve or IAC but I'm not sure what this engine has and what to try to clean or replace. There's a lot of posts about older models but not much on Mk3's All advice appreciated.