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Dave1981 last won the day on March 31 2018

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    Mk2 focus 2.0 Titanium
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  1. Dave1981

    Advice regarding TDCi engines

    Thanks for all the replies. Gives me something to think about!!
  2. Hi all, not been on here since my MK2.5 got written off, but I'm back in the market for another focus but this time I'm leaning towards a diesel.. Anyway, I've found 3 that interest me, all mk2's 2008 to 2010 models and either titanium or zetec spec. A 1.6 with dpf, done 60k, timing belt done at 55k A 1.8, done 110k, no mention of timing belt done but says full service history from ford. A 2.0 with 120k again full service record. Cost of car and insurance isn't an issue, my question is of those 3 are any of the engines best avoided, performance wise is the 2.0 that much better than the 1.8 or is there owt I should look for on them. I've always had petrols in the past so not used to a diesel. Cheers in advance
  3. Dave1981

    Not happy.

    Me too! One good point is I got to remove my stereo so least I can sell that. So if anyone is interested in a Kenwood dmx2017dabs msg me lol
  4. Dave1981

    Not happy.

    Just had call from the repair centre. Total loss due to structural damage..
  5. Dave1981

    MK3 powershift

    Nice one, yeah think I'll steer clear don't wanna risk it!
  6. Dave1981

    MK3 powershift

    It was and I got the stereo out but didn't have time to remove the speakers. When I told them I'd changed the stereo they tried to tell me it was a performance mod hahaha.. had a long conversation about that with them.
  7. Dave1981

    MK3 powershift

    We're they all subject to a recall? Or was it just a certain age range? I've heard horror stories of the clutch going due to being a dry clutch of somat.. never really paid much attention as I always had a manual. It's the TI-VCT version. Yes going from a 2.0 Titanium to a 1.6 Zetec is a drop, but I only got my MK 2.5 as was a bargain at the time. I'm holding out hope it can be repaired as money I've got in it I'll not get back. Sound system alone is worth £1k.
  8. Dave1981

    MK3 powershift

    Further to my previous post bout the kind person who rear ended me, the car has been recovered and I'm currently driving bout in a 17reg fiesta ecoboost, nice car act. Anyway, going on worse case scenario and its a total loss, ive seen a 13 plate 1.6 zetec with 33k on the clock. Full service history 1 owner, but it's the powershift model. I've heard the odd thing bout powershift but is it as bad as ppl say or was it just the odd one that failed. Or am I best avoiding a powershif totally should I have to change cars.
  9. Dave1981

    Not happy.

    I've been looking at dash cams front n rear last few MTH. Too little too late lol
  10. Dave1981

    Not happy.

    Getting new fiesta tomorrow as a hire car so not all bad lol
  11. Dave1981

    Not happy.

    There is a banner with name and number. I've ring em asked and obviously they denied it. But gave details of company to cops and my insurance
  12. Dave1981

    Not happy.

    Yeah was in reverse handbrake etc.. close inspection of rear shows marks from a scaffolding van where the poles lay on the bed. House nearby has got new scaffolding up. My guess is a lorry has reversed into it n shoved it. It's being recovered tomorrow by insurance No CCTV n all neighbours I've asked said didn't see or hear owt.
  13. Dave1981

    Not happy.

    So come to my car this morning and found the following on it. Looks like some has used me as a battering ram as it's been shoved a gd 3 mtr down the rd from where I left it.. reported to cops as no details left and insurance as it's undriveable now so being collected but I've been warned cud be a total loss as boot no longer shut properly, spare wheel well is deformed and rear springs r cracked. Not a gd start to the day.
  14. Dave1981

    Ford Focus mk2 Clutch Torque settings

    From the Haynes manual for the MK2. Hope it helps.
  15. Dave1981

    Rear brake squeak

    I had a squeel on the rear drivers side on my mk2.5, discs on rear, striped and cleaned pads and disc didnt cure it, but taking the slide pins out and cleaning and re greesing did, they were clogged up with dirt and old greese and weren't moving freely. Did the dealer check the caliper or just re aline the pads?