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    focus 1.6 ti-vct climate (115bhp)
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  1. Here's a few pics that might help explain what's going on. My ignition advance is all the place but that might be normal I just dont no what I'm looking at and really cant afford dealership prices at Β£96+vat per hour labour
  2. If it helps my obd reader can do a live run and record the journey and engine parameters/stats but it might aswell be in hieroglyphics because they dont make any sense to me Haha...also my timing is showing up as +45 when cruising/idleing is this normal?
  3. Hi all. Not been here for a while as my focus decided it wanted to stop falling apart Haha.. The issue I have is my car loses power when hot... Starting from the top...my petrol 55plate focus 1.6 ti-vct 115ps had a broken thermostat (stuck open) and never reached operating temperature on the temp gauge unless the car was stationary for 10+ mins, but would soon drop as soon as I started moving. Like this the car had power.... out paced my buddy in his 145bhp diesel. If the car was left long enough to heat up I couldn't beat him as the car had a power loss issue. Not massive but noticable! Few weeks ago thermo started leaking from housing and had to have a new one fitted(electronic thermostat) now the car hits operating temp within 10 mins of being on the road(normal) but still has a power loss problem. Not really bothered me before as it only happend when hot and the car never got hot. Now it gets hot quick Its starting to bother me as joing busy roundabouts or dual carriways the car just seems so hesitant. Anyway coming home the other day it threw the EML on. Popped on code reader and came up p000a (cam a bank 1 slow response) done some googling and asked a mechanic what I can do to sort this and he said try a new sensor 1st as it's the cheapest option. Done this. Put new sensor in on Tuesday and since then the car is how it is when hot. Very loud when accelerating and no power.. well there is power but takes ages to get the car going. This morning the EML came back on and this time its reading a fault code p0341 (camshaft position sensor A circuit range/performance Bank 1 or single sensor) the easiet way to solve the issue is to remove the thermostat so it constantly over cools like before but the thermostat is fixed into the housing so I can remove it and I cant unplug it as then it wont recieve any info from the car and potentially wont open causing the car to over heat. Thank you for taking the time to read this. It's hard to try and explain as much as possible without being a mech. I've tried describing it the best way I can if I've not made anything clear or have caused confusion anywhere please let me know and i will try explain it better. Might be easier trying to solve it by doing a question and answer sort of thing but I'll leave you knowledgable lot bend your mind round this for me! Thanks again
  4. Just wanted to add that i have used it to tow a mates 1.5 tonne van about 8 miles back in feb and it pulled like a train. No slipping or anything and yes i do realise that it is almost 2x my legal payload but it done it with ease. I wouldn't want to try it now tho
  5. Hi All, thanks for taking the time read this. I have a 55 plate mk2 1.6 ti-vct focus. I have had the car about 4 years and love it to bits! When I first had the car it drove like a dream for 2 years with no faults. Feb 2016 i hit a dear and done some front end damage. The car has since been repaired and I've had it back on the road daily since January this year( before January it was used as a back up for when my van was in the garage or family/friend'sneeded use of a car) since having it back I have noticed the car doesn't seem to be as eager to move as before. I do need a new thermostat and a few other bits which should help improve the response of the car. The problem I have is when I 1st had the car if I gave it some beans and dropped the clutch it would wheelspin like a ***** all the way through 1st and if given enough beans part way through 2nd as Well. Now if I give the car anything over 2k revs and drop the clutch it will pull right up until I take my foot of the clutch and then bog down like someone just dropped a 2 tonne lead weight on my bonnet. If i come of smoothly then no issues but if im trying to get ahead of someone at a set of lights or joining a roundabout on a dual carrigeway i have to wait for a huge gap because i no when i floor it it just bogs. 1st and second are the worst! I've done all the clutch tests I can think of...pulling away in 4th....pulling away in 2nd with hand brake on ( although my handbrake is only at 22% efficiency πŸ˜‚ ) and it just stalls. Even tried a hill start on a bridge over a train track and it's steep everyone has to downshift to get up it unless your doing 100mph lol and it just pulled away with ease so I am really lost here as to what it could be....i just will mention tho that the biting point on my clutch is somewhere near the roof hahahahaπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  6. Thanks for that 😊 I dont suppose you have a part number do you? And yes I have a local ford breaker but there wasn't much point in going there not knowing what I was looking for lol
  7. Just been under the car and seen this.... it's hard to see but this sits just above the front of the front passenger wheel and I believe it runs down the wing?
  8. After digging through my garage for any parts collected from the road from the time I hit the deer and i found this...does anyone have any idea what this used to be attached to? As you can see its snapped off something but I don't no what.
  9. Even if someone could take a look under there focus for me to see what pipe they have would be just as good 😊
  10. Reg no: KD55 XGS Vin no: WF05XXGCD55C31384
  11. Hi all, hopefully someone on here can help me out. February 2016 I wrote off my beloved focus by ploughing into a stag roe deer.😭 Me and my father spent most of the summer putting her back together and getting her back on the roadπŸ”§πŸ”¨. Last week I serviced the car and noticed when i replaced my air filter there was a huge hole in the bottom of the housing....it was only the air intake pipe completely missing!!! I believe it got destroyed when I hit the deer. The problem I have is trying to identify something I don't have haha. I've been searching the net all week for the correct pipe/hose but no-one seems to know exactly what pipe it is as there are a few different types. My local mech seems to think it was a hard plastic pipe which shattered on impact with the deer as he said a soft rubber one would of split and bent and parts of it would of been left intact whereas I have nothing atall. 1st pic is the filter housing from underneat the car the other 2 are of damage caused by deer