Nurburgring: Ford Focus 1600 Diesel vs Sierra Cosworth
This was my third lap driving around the 'Ring in my Ford Focus. The car
is a standard 2006 Ford Focus Estate. It has the 1600cc TDCI engine
(109PS) and the CVT (automatic) gearbox. Sadly, I left the gearbox in
economy mode for this run, which is why I appear to get on the throttle a
bit late in most of the corners. Any excuse, eh?! Whilst this run was
just over 10 minutes, without the other cars, I would expect to be almost
bang on 10 minutes. Thanks to Chris for being the cameraman, and to my
wife for remembering to breathe in the back!
Ford Focus 1.8 TDDI EGR Cleaning
Ford Focus 1.8 tddi EGR Cleaning with "Wynn's egr cleaning spray"
!!! The black smoke in the end is due to the fact that the guy sprayed with
the engine turned off and this was a mistake from him !!!
Ford Focus Diesel battery condition with dashboard diags
A follow on to my previous video, this shows despite the car sounding fine
on cranking the battery is in fact very weak.
When I checked battery voltage with a data logging DVM the voltage dropped
to 11.1 Volts with the glow plugs on after the car had been run and the
under bonnet temperature had risen to around 10ºC. On Cranking the engine
warm, the voltage dropped back to below 8.2 Volts, showing the battery has
gone high resistance due to age.
What amazed me was how low the voltage was, the starter makes a good effort
cranking despite such low output.
I would imagine a test at below freezing on a cold engine will show
voltages in the region of 6 volts.