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  1. Hey guys! just been driving back from work and halfway through, the service engine alert popped up and my car power dropped. The only change recently is an ITG induction kit. I’ve been running a Bluefin remap for about a month and had no issues with that, could it be related to the intake? The error has gone now I’ve turned the car off and back on again so I’m not sure using the bluefin handset to run a diagnostic will do anything? Any ideas on what I could/should check? cheers!
  2. Engine part missing

    This part circled is missing from my car? Does my Fiesta need it as it’s running ok at the moment and can’t remember seeing it there when I bought it? Thanks
  3. Hello everybody, new to this forum but please be patient I am at wits end. My problem, I have Ford Focus 2011 1.6 Ecoboost Petrol around a year ago the car overheating badly, the bottom end on the engine was replaced everything seemed fine for a year then around 2 weeks ago the following happen. The radiator overflow started to pressure up really bad, the lid stuck on so I managed to flush the system with no improvement. I took the vehicle to a small backstreet garage who immediately said "Head Gasket" I wasn't convinced so I purchase two different test both come back negative. I then took the vehicle to another garage who said faulty water pump, he removed the water pump and then phoned me to say nothing wrong with it and he didn't know what the problem was, so after speaking to Ford, they said 3 week wait. I'm pretty good with stuff so I got angry went on a mission to fix it myself. I discovered the thermostat valve was broken, I replaced this and it worked fine for two weeks, then it started overheating again so I checked the second thermostat it had a piece of crap blocking it working I removed and wow I got the vehicle working but now I have another issue. The car drives fine, at normal speeds and on motorways but when it's at low rpm/idle the engine starts to heat up from what ODB2 says. If I rev the engine the temp begins to reduce, I can hear the fans and both pipes get hot. Any suggestions?
  4. Woolyford

    The oil filler cap on my Focus 1.4 CL ,and also the breather pipe from the Rocker Cover , are both contaminated with a mustard coloured gunge . Looks like water/oil emulsified . Any thoughts please ??
  5. Hi everyone, new user here with a technical question. I have a well-traveled Ford Fiesta Titanium with a 1.6 l TDCi engine, purchased new in the UK in 2010. Unfortunately significant damage to the rear end combined with the fact it's right-hand drive and I live in Martinique (a French island) means that it has very little resale value, so I'm trying to sell it for parts (leaving Martinique in May). I went to the scrapyard and the guy there said the engine was a slightly different variant from the ones installed in Fiestas sold in France, so he could only offer about 500 € for it since the engine block is essentially worthless. Having done all the research online that I possibly can, I call BS on his claim. It seems all Ford DLD engines were developed jointly between Ford and PSA and manufacturing is shared, with this particular variant being the 8-valve SOHC DV6D (according to the sticker on the timing belt cover, as seen in attached photo, and cross-referencing English and French Wikipedia). My question, then: could there be any truth to the claim that UK and French Ford Fiestas from 2010 have different versions of this particular engine, or is this guy trying to take me for a ride by talking down the value of the car? Thanks in advance for your words of wisdom!
  6. Engine Noise

    Hi All, I am facing engine problem of my old ford focus car. its Ford Focus 2005 model. I did last service at Ford dealer June'17. Suddenly, end of December'17 in the morning engine made abnormal sound when I started the car. later it gone.. for few weeks, only in the morning the sound last for 5 minutes..then automatically ok. from last two weeks it became more regularly. specially, I feel in colder weather. but, if I drive the car for long time...the sound gone after 10 mins max. please note, home to workplace distance only 15 mins drive, as a result I don't drive too much. the problem I am facing, I went twice garage, and that time there was no sound... runs perfectly well. but, for last 2/3 days... it making loud noise...anyway... you can listen the engine sound I recorded today: at the time I press gas/accelerator, the engine making noise...if you can hear carefully...you can understand...sorry for background sound of my children... If you can share your knowledge about this kind of abnormal engine sound and let me know.. what can be the reason..then it will be very helpful for me...specially to understand garage guys opinion and easier to take the right decision. thank you in advance...
  7. Hi all, I own a Ford Fiesta TDCI 1.4 2006. For past couple months I've had this light come up (amber cog with ! in middle), it goes on and off randomly. Changed glow plugs, didn't fix it. Changed oil filter and it didn't come up for at least 2 weeks, until the other day. Came up first thing in the morning when leaving for work and then came on when I was leaving work. No codes from code reader (my own reader and garage code reader, apart from an acceleration code which I got told was common on my model) No codes on DTC dashboard. Really confusing me as to what it can be.
  8. Hey all, On Thursday, my clutch assembly, seals, trans fluid, and gaskets were all replaced by Ford due to the clutches slipping while shifting. Yesterday I drove back down to my university which was roughly just over a 200 mile journey. I went inside for an hour then came back out to hear a loud, constant screeching noise coming from what sounds like the transmission area. I heard the noise when the vehicle was first turned off but I thought it was something winding down and didn’t think twice as it was -10F without windchill and ran inside. After roughly an hour and a half after hearing the noise, it finally stopped. I called the Ford dealership and asked them what I should do and they stated have it towed immediately to the nearest Ford dealership. I had it towed and several people from the dealership said they had 0 clue what it was, but one thought that it was transmission related. Any thoughts or suggestions of what it might be? Here is the YouTube link to the noise: It sounded like that for the duration of the event. I even started the engine and left it in park for a few minutes, but it did not stop. Please let me know what you think!
  9. Hi, I bough a used Fiesta with 125bhp Ecoboost couple of months ago. Since I'm aware that the engine can get destroyed in a case of coolant loss I decided to have a closer look at it today. I noticed that the coolant hose that is going from turbo to the radiator has been worn out a bit by the heat shield that is protecting it. The head shield has bitten 1-2 mm into the hose and I see that it might potentially cause a slow coolant leak. For now I haven't lost any coolant but since these engines seem to need a proper cooling all the time I'm a bit worried of these kind of small imperfections in the cooling system. Im going to get my hose changed asap. Below is a picture of the hose and the heat shield.
  10. Right, I am a total newbie so please speak in layman's terms! I've seen a lot of people with colour coded engine bays (i.e. all the parts, or at least most, are the same colour, e.g. red) and I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on how to go about this and maybe some links? I'm also looking at getting dark style headlights and tail lights if anyone can give me some advice! Edit: I have a 2016 fiesta zetec s 1.0 ecoboost, I don't care it's not the fastest thing in the world, I like it and want to have a play around :) Thanks in advance! :)
  11. Hi All, Quick question that I've failed to find the information on a search of the forums or on the internet: What temperature does the official Ford thermostat rated to open on a 2.0l Petrol Duratec HE engine 145ps. Other third-party versions seems to be anything from 80C to 92C - confusing! Part number 1476110 Focus MK2 1.8/2.0 Petrol Thermostat & HousingFits 1.8 Duratec (125PS) Petrol EngineFits 2.0 Duratec (145PS) Petrol EngineFits From: 29-03-2004 To: 15-01-2008 Thanks.
  12. Engine swap

    Hi all. Got a 56 plate 1.6 Duratec Ford Fiesta .head gasket failure which is end result in the block being twisted so basically scrapped engine . My question is . Would s smaller day 1.2 engine swap work with current gear box ECU etc as was thinking making it a first car for my son. Many thanks
  13. Hallo everyone, I am new to the forum. I accidently discovered that one part on engine {fiesta 1.3 duratec} is wet, but I don't now what it is. Car is anyhow running strong, only recently a little squeak noise is heard when engine cold. Does anyone know what is this wet part? I have a picture. Wandering of maybe an upcoming problem into the future. Thanks
  14. I own a 78 mk2 fiesta. currently has a 957cc and interested in upgrading soon! what sort of price range can you get hold of an xr2 1600 engine for? and are they easy to get hold of nowa days?
  15. Smelling petrol in engine bay

    Hi all last week I was working under the hood of my 1997 Fiesta Flight, and I could smell petrol in the engine bay and now it's starting to smell inside the car when the fans are on. Anyone know what could be the issue?
  16. Hi So my first car was a mk4 escort and after 4 years of searching i have finally found a car just like mine was. Lets be clear, it´s a hobby car and i don´t want to keep it as original. Now my question is has anyone done an engine swap? What is the easiest fit? What ecu do you use? Can you turbocharge it? I have a serious problem. I am addicted to turbos. I´ve turbocharged almost all my cars so far. Now i don´t want to cut the body in any so it can´t be converted to original. maybe you can point out a doch engine that would easily fit the car and some links to find new forged internals. At the end i am hoping to get 180-220 bhp from the wheels. So i´m not gonna overdo this project. Do i even need forged internals or is there a ford engine that can be turbocharged and handle this small power? English is not my first language so i´m sorry if i´ve made some grammar mistakes. Thank you Raido
  17. Picked up a 59 1.4 Titanium Auto a couple on months ago, and it is making a very loud ticking noise after starting from cold which can be heard in the video clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOBd6abj2T4. In the clip, the first loud click at 16 secs is the aircon compressor clutch before I turned the aircon off. The ticking noise starts at about 20 secs. I made a start on an Is / Is Not analysis (problem solving tool we use at work).Is- Engine / Gearbox- Loud ticking- At idle with autobox in drive or reverse, car stationary.- At idle with aircon working hard (28deg outside temp), in neutral.- Driving forward & reverse with very light throttle.- When car has been standing, cold engine.- First 1/2 mile or 5 mins of driving.- RHS of engine.Is Not- Wheels.- Brakes.- Driveshafts.- Rattle.- Grinding noise.- At idle in neutral.- At idle with aircon switched off.- In drive or reverse with increased revs.- After 5 mins or 1/2 miles of driving.- When engine is warm.- LHS of engine.I am hoping to get it sorted under warranty, but any thoughts on the possible cause would be useful. Has anyone had a similar noise with their Fiesta?Thanks
  18. ;Dear fellow Fiesta owners,I have been driving a Ford Fiesta Mark VI which I purchased in 2010.I have been facing trouble to start the engine lately. After turning the key to start the engine, there is no kick in the engine whatsoever. This is a video of the many attempts at starting the engine: However, after the 5th attempt or so, I would hear this clicking and grinding noise (Noise begins at 0:05 mark and ends at 0:19 in video below) which continues even after I remove the key from the ignition.After the noises stop and when I attempt to start the engine again, the engine would be able to start as usual. But the 'check engine' light would remain lighted (have a listen at the noise before I was able to start the engine up). After being able to start the engine once, I am able to start it again. However the problem would come back again after a drive and when I park it and try to start it again. It is unlikely that this problem is cause by a weak battery since I recently changed the battery to a new one about 3 months ago.This problem would come and go but it has been going on everyday for the past week. Not sure what seems to be causing it.As of to date, I have only encountered one other problem which is with the gearbox computer. Swapped it out and it has been working well.Has any of you faced this problem before? Do let me know!Thanks!
  19. I am looking to make my 2010 ford focus mk2 1.6 diesel sound better, currently have a remap which is the only mechanical thing done, rest is visual, any idea's? I was thinking pop corn limiter for a little extra thing? Want some help brainstorming some idea's, thank you :)
  20. 2010 MK 2.5 Focus engine swap

    I have a 2010 mk2.5 Focus with a dismal 1.4L petrol. Looking to swap the engine with something more powerful. I live in the UAE but the focus was built in Germany. What petrol engines swap easily into this model? Labour is relatively cheap here and so are spare/used parts, the big question is which engine will fit easily? (petrol only-almost no diesels here) I'm also assuming the transmission will need changed. Catalytic converters are not really needed here under 5.0L so that's one less thing to change, I've already had that removed 😎 Advice for which engines to hunt for would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  21. Hello everyone, i have a 1.6 TDCI mk2 focus and i am wanting to make it into a show car and want to be able to raise the bonet and show off engine, any idea's on how to make it look good ?
  22. Hello! I have had a bit of an issue with my 2012 Ford Fiesta recently in that my coolant Level keeps dropping. On closer inspection, I couldn't see any external leaks i.e. Coolant on the ground under my car or around the coolant pipes. I took the car to the garage who told me after looking it over, that there is no coolant getting to the engine at all, which would explain why it has felt so hot despite me refilling coolant reservoir frequently. Does anyone have an idea what might be the issue here? I am thinking there may be an issue with the thermostat (stuck in the closed position and so preventing coolant from reaching the engine?), but I'm not too sure in all honesty. I have to drive from Lancaster to Shropshire (just under a 2 hour journey) on Sunday as I'm coming back home from University so any advice/help/experience with this issue would be greatly appreciated.
  23. Hi, I am new to this so please bear with me as I am after some assistance of possible please. I have a 2006 Ford Focus and the car judders under acceleration and is running pretty rough. Just got in from work and was doing it all the way back however just before I returned home, as I stopped at a roundabout, there was a knock sound (just the once) and the Juddering disappeared. Coil pack has been replaced, spark plugs look clean, car is well maintained and unsure of the issue. Does anyone have any ideas as to what this could be ? I have booked it into the garage but will be a few days until I can get it looked at. Is there anything I am missing and was the knock relevant to the issues I am experiencing ? Any help would be most appreciated as I have looked on here and seen that it could range from coil packs, spark plugs, leads, throttle body and lost for ideas. Thanks in advance
  24. Engine System Fault

    Hi All, I am facing problem with my Ford Focus 05 number plate from yesterday. Yesterday evening it shows suddenly "Engine System Fault", then "Acceleration Reduced".... I drive home like 5 miles without any problem but that message was showing.. Then this morning haven't seen any message. But, in the evening coming back home just now had more problem... first shown "Engine System Fault", then suddenly "Malfunction" stuck on the road. Tried couple of times to restart the car... but without any luck... after 5/6 times/minutes...It shows again "Engine System Fault", then "Acceleration Reduced" and I drive back home. Last I haven't seen any message....but showing engine yellow alert light.... I am really worrying what can be the problem.... I have annual ford service booking on 4th July with MOT.... and now this problem.... What should I do ? what is the best option in this scenario ? should I wait for next service 3 weeks time or... book appointment urgently.... but in that case... is it possible or safe to drive the car Will be grateful, if you guys share your experienced opinion for my situation. Thank you in advanced... Zaki
  25. I have a 2009 Ford Fiesta style plus with 80k on the clock, full service every year last few weeks when I start up the car it is fairly shaky as if misfiring (especially when cold or left for a long time) although it always starts. I have replaced leads and coil and although it seems to have helped slightly it has not solved that problem. When engine heats up after a few revs or a minute the engine smoothes out and drives fine. second to this is a low vibration that can be felt sitting in the car , diagnostic has been run with no error codes as so far two garages have been unsuccessful in finding the problem. Vibration is mainly felt when idle, revs seem fine. so far advice is possible engine mount wearing away, CAT is broken which may be linked to fuel supply to engine hence cold start up issue and engine thermometer broken. first garage found bolts missing or broken on exhaust manifold any and all advice is welcome