jjmaia

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  • First Name
    Joao
  • Ford Model
    Focus
  • Ford Year
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Somerset

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  1. On the obd adapter I never have less than 13.6, even when the light comes on.
  2. Hi all, Hope someone can shed some light with this issue. Recently my 2.0 mk2 focus started lighting the battery light. The battery is fairly recent and the alternator is 1 year old. Voltage does not drop bellow 13 something volta with the engine on. This happens mostly while driving in slow traffic or idling for a long time. The light comes one and if I put in neutral the rpm lowers a lot and the engine almost shuts down, but comes back up although at a lower rpm than normal idling (I would say 600 instead of 700).if this happens while already idling you can feel the car vibrate and the rpm drops the same way as explained before. If instate driving at a faster speed without stopping the ligh goes off, although some times it goes off even idling or driving slowly, but that's rare. Obd error is p1246. Thank you for your help.
  3. Hi All, I have a MK2 with a 2.0 Duratec and would like to know some feedback on piper exhausts and oiled filters? I would like to have a bit more of sound from the engine without it being to loud, so I wonder if anyone with this engine (or the 1.8) has this fitted and could provide some feedback? Regarding the exhaust I know there are 2 types, catback and only the end of the tailpipe. Thank you for your help.
  4. Hi, Can we have a reupload of the pictures please? Thank you.
  5. Hi, I have some questions regarding my MK2 Focus. 1st, the orange lights on the ceiling that stay on, I notice the driver side is less brighter, is this normal? 2nd, I have fitted a dashcam, but the lighter socket won't turn off after locking the car. Do you have any recommendation where to connect the fuse to have feed only with the ignition on? Thank you for your help.
  6. Some photos from 2 weeks ago :) Sunrise Drive by Joao Maia, on Flickr Hello? by Joao Maia, on Flickr Under the Stars by Joao Maia, on Flickr
  7. What engine do you have? I'm aware about the clones, been using the Elm 327 for some years, but what I would like to understand is from what I see I need a modified Elm to be used on the focus? If yes, buying a normal Elm and doing the mod on the op will give me the same functions as the one you posted (I'm aware quality might not be the same). In terms of functions I want to check what I can do, but will not activate something I don't have the hardware for. From what you said, elmconfig is one thing, and fordscan another? And I can use the same cable with both? Thanks Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  8. Sorry about the question, but topic is rather big. Is this any useful for a MK2 (56 plate)? Also, I saw some cables being sold on Ebay for £16, but are the the same as a normal ELM with the mod on the OP? Thank you.
  9. Hi all, I have Focus MK2 (2007), and CC is something I really want (and I still can't understand how is not part of the Titanium spec, but whatever...) Is this I need to buy? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2009-FOCUS-4-SPOKE-ZETEC-S-LEATHER-STEERING-WHEEL-USED-UNDAMAGED-GREAT-CONDITION-/282388184033?hash=item41bfa5bbe1:g:XfIAAOSwo4pYPuoF Since it is from a MK2.5, will it work on mine? Thank you for your help.
  10. What screen do people here use together with the cameras? Thanks for the feedback.
  11. Hi, Anyone can explain what is the meaning of this noise? Its only during idle. https://youtu.be/QTofdX5UpcA Thanks.
  12. I have called the dealership to understand when were the spark plugs replaced, and got a good surprise. I knew the last service was 2500 miles ago (Oct-16), what I didn't know was that they have also replaced all filters, spark plugs, battery, all brake pads and some other bits (£1200 bill). Also, in December they have replaced the thermostat, acc belt and anti-freeze.
  13. @ScorpionSX I found the option, now I know ho cold is outside [emoji14] I will try and post some photos this week :) Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  14. Hi all, Last weekend I bough my first Ford, therefore I am now part of the Community :D This is my 5th car (2nd in the UK), and my ownership was as follow: I took my licence in 2007 and I drove my parents car at the time, an 04 Volvo S40 1.6d; In 2010 I bought my first car, a 96 VW Polo with 45 awesome horses; In 2011 a 11 Peugeot 207 1.4 VTI; In 2015 a 92 Citroen AX GT (only had it for a month, together with the 207); In the UK, in 2016, a 02 Toyota Corolla 1.4 vvt-i And now a 07 Ford Focus 2.0 I also had 3 motorcycles back in Portugal so never minded not having a grass cutter for an engine. Since the Brexit voting I didn’t want to spend a lot as the future is very uncertain, so my limit was £2000. I wanted something the same size as the Corolla, reliable, more recent and with a bigger engine. The most interesting for me were the Focus and the Mazda 3. I was really interested in the Mazda (the engine was the same) because of the extra equipment (like CC and xenon headlights), but I saw a lot of bad feedback due to rust. I’ve been checking the market for some time and found this car 1 month ago for £1975. I liked the fact it had leather seats and had no problems with the MOT’s, and I wanted a 2.0 Titanium. 2 weeks ago I saw the price was reduced (£100) and called asking if they would accept my car as a p/x. After I have sent some photos, they have said yes, and between £300/400. Asked for £375 to bring the price to a round value (£1500). The car is from Jan. 2007 and is in great condition, has 99.000 miles and a previous owner. Full service history at a Ford dealership, which was very important to me. Last service was 2500 miles ago, back in October. MOT valid until November. The car has new tyres and brakes. The car has a lot of equipment but there are 2 things that confuse me. In Portugal any car with this kind of trim would have AC auto and CC. I can understand the lack of AC auto has the UK is not hot in the summer (although the AC auto fits more nicely on the console), but I can’t understand the lack of CC, even more in a country where the motorways are free. I already saw a post about adding CC, I have to check and give it a go. For extras the car has leather and heated seats, driver seat is electrical, but I don’t know if it is standard in Titanium or not. I was also thinking in putting the ST interior lights with the orange submarine night light, but it’s already there, probably a paid extra? The only problems I have found are 2 chips on the windscreen (insurance will take care of that) and a small chip on the bonnet that I need to take care before it rusts. Also, rear wiper blade needs changing, nothing that £5 and 1 minute wouldn’t solve. The storage on the dashboard won't open. Only thing I didn’t like is that the handbrake lever is on the passenger side, but I can understand why. My first question is, I have changed the dashboard to metric units, but the temperature changed from Celsius to Fahrenheit. What? Fahrenheit is not metric... Only photo for now:
  15. jjmaia

    Focus interior

    My new 07 Focus 2.0 Titanium interior