E TEA 66

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E TEA 66 last won the day on February 27 2017

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    Ford Focus 1.6 Ghia .
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  1. E TEA 66

    Interior Light - Not triggering

    It could be so it's worth checking it out even if it isn't the issue at least it rules it out although it would make for an easier fix if it is so fingers crossed for you 😉 .
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    Interior Light - Not triggering

    Sorry I couldn't be more helpful as it would seem the mk3 is somewhat different to the mk1 that I have going by what Wilco has said so fingers crossed it won't be too long before you find the issue although if it was my issue I would be consulting the wiring diagram in a Haynes manual in order to trace each part of the setup .
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    Interior Light - Not triggering

    I take it you've tried the other doors then although I know that sounds obvious but sometimes it's easily overlooked if it's just yourself using the car and could well be just a broken connection in the switch on the B pillar or the switch could be stuck for that matter as I once had slight water ingress witch very slowly rusted the switch connectors until it finally stuck in the off position so a proper check would be worth while .
  4. E TEA 66

    Merry Christmas

    A merry Christmas and a happy new year to you too Beethoven and to all the other wonderful Ford Owners club members too .
  5. E TEA 66

    Floor mats

    I had a set of rubber mats for 3 years and had no issue with my feet slipping on them and tbh I've been considering another set as their a lot easier to keep clean then velour .
  6. E TEA 66

    focus brake caliper spring

    I've never come across the caliper spring causing the squeaking issue tbh even when it's popping out of one of the holes slightly and tbh the spring is their to reduce unwanted up n down movement of the caliper and shouldn't really affect the pads that much but it is worth reshaping the spring so it fits better although I doubt it will get rid of the unwanted squeak . As Jonathan has quite rightly said about cheap pads being noisy due to the harder compound as they tend to have less grip so allow the discs to continue rotating a lot more causing more friction and heat hence the tendency to squeak because it's struggles to grip ..
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    focus brake caliper spring

    No the spring isn't the issue as the noise itself is usual down to the brake pad backplate rubbing against the surface of the caliper piston and to stop this you usually put a thin smear of copper grease on the brake pad backplate although I usually clean and copper grease the caliper runners where the pads slide too so their will be little chance of the pads sticking and twisting causing uneven contact with the brake disc ..
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    Well it certainly feels like it so maybe it's just down to the weight difference as my previous car did feel a lot nippier even though it had 10bhp less and the torque was down by around 15lb-ft any way what ever the reason all speedo's are calibrated to over read upto a maximum of 10% hence why the law allows you 10% over the 30 on the car your driving when checking your speed which is 3mph over the legal limit and not all speedos are calibrated exactly the same from what i've read ...
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    125PS on German Autobahn

    Ha ha ! , my youngest lad got the 140 STline a few weeks ago which he took me out for a quick spin in and I just found the high revs made for quicker and smoother gear changes and just add more excitement on a spirited drive 8) so tbh I think you need a test drive then decide as you'll see for yourself the Eco boost is a totally different beast to drive compared to a standard model and even just being a passenger I found the drive really enjoyable even just when pootling down the road .
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    Funny how I found myself back on the forum after looking on the tinternet for an answer to why my Focus felt slower than my old Accent I previously had which was less powerful so it's now obvious after me driving my Focus in test mode that it's down to the speedo calibration being 4mph down and the speedo in my old Hyundai mustn't have been calibrated down that much hence why it felt quicker at 30mph . And yes I know it's an old thread but thought i'd give it a bump since I've found it as i'm sure theirs other members who've wondered why their cars have felt sluggish at 30 even though their cars a well looked after ..
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    Learner Drivers On Motorways

    It's kinda funny this subject being brought up because when I passed my driving test back in 93 I was pretty nervous just thinking about going on the motorway and I reckon if it had been a compulsory part of the learning to drive I do believe I would of gained extra confidence in my driving on the normal a and b roads sooner as I discovered one sunday morning some time after passing my test when i decided to try out motorway driving about 6 am as the roads seemed pretty quite and I found myself really enjoying it and never looked back since .
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    Learner Drivers On Motorways

    Me neither even though i'm 3 years older it's still before my time ha ha ! but any way as proven you don't have to be as old as time to know certain things just curious enough to read about it and remember ;) ..
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    Your Insurance Annual?

    50 year old . Mk1 1.6 Focus Ghia 10 years NCD £420 fully comp with courtesy car , legal cover and windscreen cover plus screen cover and no excess fee with Hastings direct . As for admiral I've never heard any one recommend them and my last quote off them fully comp 2 years ago for a 2001 1.5 12 valve Hyundai accent was £7000 and fully enough I got insured with Hastings for £380 all in .
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    Thumping noise from tyres

    I've never had this issue myself when rotating the tyres although I did have a similar noise issue on an old Rover many years ago but that was due to it being sat on the drive for a few months with a flat rear tyre due to a slow leaking valve but as in your case i'd just try swapping the front wheels over with each other to see if that makes any improvement ,,
  15. Well tbh i'd be taking it back and asking for a refund as that's poor workmanship by any standards and Ford don't seem bothered by the lack of quality otherwise you wouldn't of found that this time round ..