Stonemotions

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  • First Name
    Ben
  • Ford Model
    Focus Mk3 1.6 TDCI Titanium X
  • Ford Year
    2011
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Wiltshire

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  1. Not sure on the code, but could be your fuel vapouriser which is part of the dpf system. Not sure if it's fitted to the 2008 model but its it's something to maybe look into
  2. Had a garage look at in the end, turned out to be a leak from the camshaft carrier which required a new gasket, with a further coolant leak established from the coolant pump. I had a single instance of the leak causing a burning smell and a bit of smoke come from the back of the engine which is why I went and had it checked. Was an expensive bill but at least its sorted.
  3. Yes, the housing within the circled area that has the silver pipe attached
  4. I have an smax, but believe this is the same engine as the Mondeo. I have posted in the smax section but thought I would also post here. I have got an oil leak on the car and had a look underneath. Although visibility is limited I think the leak is coming from the item circled in red. The pictures attached shown an engine from the front, with the item in question located at the back right. The other picture highlighting the particular item in question. Can someone identify what that item is? Thanks
  5. I have got an oil leak on the car and had a look underneath. Although visibility is limited I think the leak is coming from the item circled in red. The pictures attached shown an engine from the front, with the item in question located at the back right. The other picture highlighting the particular item in question. Can someone identify what that item is? Thanks
  6. Just bought a 2012 smax, and over the weekend I'm hoping to update the head unit to an android variant with reversing camera and apple car play etc. I will also try and do a guide at the same time in case anyone else is interested. Therefore I can sort out the main part of the infortainment, however, the TFT display is a bit disappointing, and a bit of digging has highlighted that there is an update that can be done. I have a usb OBD, and was wondering whether it's possible to be updated by myself and whether anyone has the software, or knows where I can get it from to add things like the visual parking sensors and digital speedo etc Any help would be much appreciated
  7. Slight alternative, if purchasing a used key from ebay (avoids it being inferior hardware), could that be re-programmed with use of my original key DIY style? I found this guide: https://northcoastkeyless.com/2011-ford-focus-keyless-entry-remote-programming-instructions/ Wasn't sure if any had success in this manner, or know of another method that they have used. If not I will have to ultimately sort it out with ford...£££
  8. Not too worried about getting the blade cut, just need to to program the keyless bit. If it's ford only then so be it. Just wanted to know if I could get away with a reprogrammed copy to use, keeping my original at home
  9. I lost one of my keys when I was moving house and have since had the one key, but I'm a bit paranoid about losing the remaining said key. What are the options for getting a replacement key? Is it possible to buy a blank from eBay and have it assigned to the car using forscan or an internal programming system mode? Blank Key: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123475081912 I have found a ford key code card in my car which I assume is the number that needs to be programmed to the key if that's something that helps. Or is the only option a matter of spending £200 or whatever it is at ford?
  10. The fuel pump locking hole on the mk3 is not really a hole which threw me off. I put the pin in place after rotating the engine loads of times to make sure where I lined it up to kept repeating. I have attached the images of what my locking pins looked like below. Additionally I have attached a bit in the haynes manual about needing to lock the fuel pump if it makes sense to anyone else as this was discussed earlier in the thread about the need for actually locking it. One additional thing that I had to think about, was after removing the 4 motor mount bolts from the block, the motor mount still wouldn't wiggle free. The two sprung studs (arrowed) were holding it on; couple of soft love taps later with a mallet and it came off.
  11. Another big thanks from me @TomsFocus as your guide really helped out and getting my cam/aux belt changed last weekend. Had I have not had the guide I would of probably saved my Saturday and had someone else do it; but as a consolation I got to save money, which was more important. 300 miles on, belt seems good As mine was the mk3 there appeared to be some slight difference but overall was the same. Only thing that was a pain when I went to previously do it was that I couldn't find the flywheel locking pin hole, and after having a read through my haynes manual I found that I had to get a flywheel locking tool. The unfortunate part to this method of locking the flywheel is that the starter motor needs to be removed, which also meant the airbag and battery also had to come out . For anyone that might fumble with getting the starter motor off, there are two bolts you have to remove when your working form the top, and one from the bottom. The two from the top are shown in the attached picture. You just need to pop the cover off the 11mm one. The location is to the left of where the battery is (but on the right hand side of the engine block, when looking at the car head on)
  12. Seeing this guy has made the process seem a lot simpler and more comprehensive than the Haynes manual so great work for putting it together. I am just looking at getting the parts all together as I haven't been able to find anywhere that stocks the dayco kit you purchased, therefore thought I would go as per those originally fitted: Aux Belt (Dayco) - https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/dayco/223533 Water pump (Pierburg) - https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/pierburg/10123880 Timing Belt Deflection/Guide Pulley (INA) - https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/ina/7011553 Timing Belt (Dayco) - https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/dayco/7202042 However there are two types of INA Crankshaft Pulley Tensioners that it says is compatible with my vehicle https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/ina/2385736 - Round https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/ina/7883231 - Oval Does anyone have any idea which one would be required?