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pistolpete1

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  • Ford Model
    Ford Focus MK 2.5
  • Ford Year
    2009
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Shropshire
  1. Mk2.5 Petrol Engine Differences

    Did you do the sound deadening yourself Dave. I used Silent Coat on my previous Mondeo and noticed a difference in road noise (and sound quality from speakers). How big a difference was it in your Focus? Do you deadening outer and inner door skins? And was it easy to get into the doors?
  2. Mk2.5 Petrol Engine Differences

    Moving from over 10 years of Mondeo mk3 ownership, I found the Focus to be considerably louder at speed. As mentioned, it's okay at town speeds etc, but motorway speeds can be a problem (although I enjoy loud music, which helps). The 1.8 engine is plenty fast enough, especially if your not carrying passengers/luggage, and are happy to use the revs. The original Ford brochure gave the following figures: 0-62mph 30-60mph (in 4th gear) 1.8 10.3sec 12.1 secs 2.0 9.2sec 11.9sec Not a massive amount in it really.....
  3. Degas hose Ford focus problem

    Another degas hose!! 😨😨😨 If the info is correct on my recent thread, Ford changed the hose design in 2013. Therefore they knew there was a problem in 2013. My question is simple.....why has it taken over 4 years to send that recall letter? From what I have read, your original hose lasted well!
  4. To diesel, or not to diesel.....that is the question!

    My father in law had a mk5 whilst his car was being fixed. He thought it was great! His driving style is more a relaxed, chilled back style though. 😂😂
  5. To diesel, or not to diesel.....that is the question!

    At least an engine of that size and speed won't highlight the backwards step in handling from the mk 4 so much! 😂
  6. To diesel, or not to diesel.....that is the question!

    Official figures suggest 0-60 in only 12 seconds in the Mondeo! Love to see the true mpg figures....
  7. To diesel, or not to diesel.....that is the question!

    I'll be honest mpg isn't too important to me (although I see fuel is creeping up in price again!!), as long as I'm not getting under 30mpg. As I'm self employed, car usage is tax deductible, but what I like is a car that will cruise when I want it to, but also have a bit more in reserve for overtaking/more spirited driving 😉. Reliability is very important too, as we are a one car family and use it daily. This is why my original post asked about any potential reliability issues if moving to a diesel engine with the kind of travelling I do. We all know diesel engines have great torque and therefore offer good levels of acceleration when required, but it seems turbo petrols are catching up. With all the information given from everyone on here (and I thank you all for this), I'm going to hold on to my 1.8 Titanium for another year, then look again. At 59k it's unlikely the clutch with fail over the next 12 months, especially with the mileage I do. And it'll be just in time to miss the cambelt replacement at 10 years old 😉. 👍👍👍
  8. To diesel, or not to diesel.....that is the question!

    And the 125bhp version of the 1 litre petrol engine is fitted to the big, heavy Mondeo too!!! 😂😂😂 O-60 in 3 hours??
  9. To diesel, or not to diesel.....that is the question!

    Thirsty due to being underpowered? If I end up with a turbo petrol, I'd be keen on the 1.6 version.
  10. To diesel, or not to diesel.....that is the question!

    Did Ford do something to sort this then? Anyone know how to tell if a Focus has the uprated degas hose and coolant tank fitted? Do they look different? Any pictures to show the difference?
  11. To diesel, or not to diesel.....that is the question!

    Went to Minehead last year. Filled up, then filled up again on our return. Worked out mpg to be 43 for that journey! Not bad when fully loaded with stuff. Heard a new clutch was quite expensive, but in the past I tend to sell around 80-85k miles to avoid that bill.
  12. To diesel, or not to diesel.....that is the question!

    My two previous Mondeo's were using the same engine, and although one used up some oil both were very dependable. This is part reason I got this 1.8 Titanium. Judging by your mileage, mine has loads of life left in it. Have you ever had to replace the clutch on it? If so, what does it cost on these engines? High 20's to low 30's. ...heavy foot.? 😂
  13. To diesel, or not to diesel.....that is the question!

    ***** predictive text! Well spotted. .....
  14. To diesel, or not to diesel.....that is the question!

    Got one of those already....my mk 2.5 is the 1.8 petrol engine (58k miles). Before the recently replaced battery I was getting around 36mpg from this engine. Currently building that back up due to the restart of the counters after replacement. Currently it's 33mpg. My initial thought was to move to a turbo petrol, but with all these stories online about Ford and Vauxhall turbo petrol going wrong, I'm a little put off them at the moment.
  15. To diesel, or not to diesel.....that is the question!

    Have you had the hosepipe that cracks replaced then? Read some horror stories online about engines being scrapped due to this problem, and Ford not creating a recall for it. Have I got that correct? The pipe is something to do with the coolant for the turbo?