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Old 16-03-2017, 08:49 AM   #101
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Congratulations on the news!!! My son is 20 months old now and he's still the best thing that's ever happened to me and my wife. You guys will love it Focus is a practical family car as well...
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Old 19-03-2017, 10:10 PM   #102
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Congratulations on the news!!! My son is 20 months old now and he's still the best thing that's ever happened to me and my wife. You guys will love it Focus is a practical family car as well...
Thank you We are both excited.

Focus. Don't mention the Focus! New developments. It's drinking water like it's going out of fashion.

I am praying to the car gods that it's just the EGR Cooler. I didn't get a chance to do it this weekend.

Our other car, the 206, has had a new axle put in it and fresh MOT, trusty old Pug, we love that car.

it's strange, it's like the 206 WANTS to live and the Focus, feels as though it's given up. Poor thing.
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Well what a year 2017 has been.

Our little daughter arrived on 20th of September, so she's now 11 weeks old! Of course everything stopped to enjoy our summer (what we got of it) and more recently, baby has been a priority as she always will be but as a lot of you know, the first weeks are the hardest!

Just an update on the car. The leaking coolant was the EGR cooler. I sourced a good 2nd hand one off the bay and that cured that problem. (pics to follow).

Only issue was...managed to strip the thread in the manifold for the putting the EGR valve back on (had to come off for access as the cooler is directly behind and beneath it). I tried with just the one bolt but when driving it sounds like R2-D2 is having very nasty things done to him, So currently EGR Valve bypassed by having the system blanked where the exhaust fumes come in and valve unplugged. So now have EML on.

Turbo still wooshing but I am just driving on, either the variable vanes are coked up OR a blade is chipped, or there is wear in the bearings. I know that wear in the bearings would be death for the focus if they went so I am sourcing either a known good 2nd hand turbo or a recon (for some reason recon prices seem to have jumped at the moment for them).

When I fit the turbo, I will either get the manifold re-tapped or just buy a used one from the bay so that I can bolt the EGR Valve back on properly.

also just ordered a new aerial base with aerial as the radio has never had good signal and it's a common weak spot as they corrode.
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Congrats on the new arrival !!!

Just read through from start to finish with a wry smile on my face ! Well written and photographed, so thank you very much and all the best with it as it continues !
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:07 PM   #105
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Really enjoyed this thread and hope you get the whoosh sorted soon!
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:51 PM   #106
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Nice, I also had a £0 car once. Ford Escort XR3i
You were into stealing them like so many other folks???
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Well hello Sailor. Lol

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Well, just read through the the thread with a brew

Congrats on your new arrival
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