Dave Kelly

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  • First Name
    Dave
  • Ford Model
    Focus ST 250bhp
  • Ford Year
    2014
  • UK/Ireland Location
    West Midlands

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  1. Dave Kelly

    Poor MPG?

    From what I understand, the previous owner had some issue with Ford about the Oil service reset light. After that I believe he took it to a back street garage who just started pulling fuses. I think another contributing factor was that I fitted a new O2 sensor as I believed the original one had gone lazy,
  2. Dave Kelly

    Rattle / Noise when accelerating

    how is the ignition timing controlled?
  3. Dave Kelly

    Clutch issue?

    Sounds very likely to be the clutch as you say. It's the original and has done 51,000 miles.
  4. Dave Kelly

    Clutch issue?

    Difficult one to explain, but I will do my best. It may be me, but I have noticed a strange phenomenon when performing fast getaways from a standing start and a fast drive and shift between gears. From a standing start the clutch has a diffinate bite point and will spin the wheels quite easily. Trouble is, when I do the same between first and second the bite point does not feel as positive, almost drawn out over some travel resulting me slipping the clutch. Just so different to when I do the same in my 300zx twin turbo. Is it me? or is there some sort of ECU involved?
  5. Dave Kelly

    Poor MPG?

    Well nearly a month has passed and my fuel economy is excellent. Normally I would be looking at £70-£80 a month, now it is less than half that!!
  6. Dave Kelly

    Cruise control

    Interesting read.. https://www.fordownersclub.com/tutorials/article/274-retrofitting-original-cruise-control-on-a-focus-mk3/
  7. Dave Kelly

    Cruise control

    Cheers Tom.. That makes mine a pre facelift.
  8. Dave Kelly

    Cruise control

    How do i determine if mine is a face-lift version?
  9. Dave Kelly

    Cruise control

    My ST 2 does not currently have cruise control, but I would like to add it. I don't want to modify the existing steering wheel, but could I just add a new wheel with it already fitted?
  10. Dave Kelly

    Focus Mk2.5 Front Bumper Removal?

    Any chance of that PDF being sent my way also sir?
  11. Dave Kelly

    Mk1 low idle speed issue

    I believe that you can do a resistance check on the injectors so as to eliminate them, not sure of the correct value though. If you can test all 4 and they are the same, then at least we can eliminate them. Do you know if the timing is controlled by the ECU in conjunction with a crank angle sensor?
  12. Dave Kelly

    Mk1 low idle speed issue

    With regards to your other issue, "Pinking" otherwise known as pre ignition, this could be due to a number of things. When did you last change your plugs? Also, what sort of mileage has the car done?
  13. Dave Kelly

    Mk1 low idle speed issue

    When you disconnect the electrical plug connector, the idle should be at 750rpm. (Base Idle) Once you connect the electrical plug, the ECU should take over and raIse the RPM accordingly. (to 850-900 rpm)
  14. Dave Kelly

    Mk1 low idle speed issue

    If the valve is operating correctly, the ECU will then hold the RPM at tick-over 100rpm to 150rpm above base once reconnected.
  15. Dave Kelly

    Mk1 low idle speed issue

    What is the idle like when the engine is up to temperature and you disconnect the the plug to the idle control valve? ie Base idle.