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Old 01-10-2016, 02:08 AM   #31
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What year it is? 2006
What Variant/badge? Zetec
What series? LS
What transmission? 5 manual
km's 460,000

Freeway commute hack. Dealer serviced per schedule. No "major" issues to 370,000, other than blowing headlight globes. Then: new rims (originals wouldn't balance any more). New altenator and starter. Then donated to a young relative. Nil servicing. Developed piston slap c.450k. Engine seized @460k. Dumped in back yard, pending review. Big storm. Tree fell on it.
... Car now officially deceased.

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What year it is? 2008
What Variant/badge? TDCi
What series? LT
What transmission? 6 manual
km's 180,000

Purchased 2nd hand @140,000.

1st 12 months: Replaced 1 leaking injector.
Full size 17" spare (and 3 more in the shed)
Interior trim has received some minor "Zetec" upgrades.
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:03 AM   #32
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460000KMS!
Incredible but a tribute to logbook servicing.
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Old 02-10-2016, 02:09 PM   #33
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What year it is? 2016
What Variant/badge? Sport
What series? LZ
What transmission? 6 Speed Manual
km's 2230

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Old 30-10-2016, 09:26 PM   #34
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What year it is : 2013
What variant/ badge : ST
What series : LW mk2
What transmission : 6spd man
Kms : 48980

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Old 30-10-2016, 09:56 PM   #35
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Old 31-10-2016, 11:22 AM   #36
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Default Re: Just a Survey: How many Kilometers Your Focus has Done?

What year it is? 2013
What Variant/badge? (CL, LX, Zetec, TDCi, XR5t, ST170, Ambiente, etc.) Sport
What series? (LR, LS, LT, LV, LW) LW
What transmission? Manual
and of course, how many km's did it run? 111000
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Old 29-06-2017, 06:28 PM   #37
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Can I just bump this thread, how you holding on with all your foci?

Specifically looking at tdci's
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Old 29-06-2017, 06:37 PM   #38
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Default Re: Just a Survey: How many Kilometers Your Focus has Done?

Now at ~45k km since my last post. General maintenance only.

What year it is? 2011
What Variant/badge? Diesel Trend Sedan
What series? LW
What transmission? Auto
and of course, how many km's did it run? ~45k

Between my last post: for maintenance I've replaced the battery (was still on original), replaced front brake pads, replaced front wipers, oil and filter change.

Couldn't be happier.
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Old 29-06-2017, 08:01 PM   #39
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105,000 has been good last couple of years 2005 focus lx auto.
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Old 29-06-2017, 09:50 PM   #40
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you got nice mileage there guys
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Old 29-06-2017, 11:31 PM   #41
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Wow. Based on my last post, I'm averaging 5,000km a month.

Bugger. That's a bit high.

2008 TDCi (below). Now @ 220,000

Still purring.

Timing belt due @ 240k. So about 4 months away.

Bugger.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:46 AM   #42
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Can I just bump this thread, how you holding on with all your foci?

Specifically looking at tdci's

Sold mine Feb 1 at 278000. Best car ever owned but the road noise and harsh ride was getting to me and at 278000 felt I was maybe pushing my luck. Traded it for a 1000$ on a 2015 LZ.
Saw it on Car sales a few weeks later at $3999.
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:42 PM   #43
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Sold mine Feb 1 at 278000. Best car ever owned but the road noise and harsh ride was getting to me and at 278000 felt I was maybe pushing my luck. Traded it for a 1000$ on a 2015 LZ.
Saw it on Car sales a few weeks later at $3999.
Oh how was it before you sold it and why was that?
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:26 PM   #44
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Still pulled like a train great on the motorway hills what hills consistent 5.2 litres per 100 kms.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:01 AM   #45
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Hi all

Have a 2006 LS LX with 120k had to replace a few things like engine mounts, shocks and brake pads n rotors nut been a good lil runner!
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Old 05-07-2017, 04:32 PM   #46
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What year it is? 2007
What Variant/badge? TDCi
What series? LT
What transmission? Manual 6 speed.
and of course, how many km's did it run? ~287600

Runs great - driven every day.

The only up coming maintenance is that it's about to get some new front LCA bushes and a LH front driveshaft (only because of a torn inner CV joint boot) replaced on Friday this week. Still running same brake rotors and pads I put in at 109,000 km (yes, amazing but true) when I bought it second hand in 2011....

Love this car as it's still averaging ~5.3 l/100 km as the long term fuel consumption average over the last 178,000 kms and it still handles and rides great. It get's serviced every 10,000 kms (or close enough) and has had two timing belts changed to schedule. Just fitted my third set of Yokohama AE-50 tyres all round, too.
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:44 PM   #47
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Runs great - driven every day.

The only up coming maintenance is that it's about to get some new front LCA bushes and a LH front driveshaft (only because of a torn inner CV joint boot) replaced on Friday this week. Still running same brake rotors and pads I put in at 109,000 km (yes, amazing but true) when I bought it second hand in 2011....

Love this car as it's still averaging ~5.3 l/100 km as the long term fuel consumption average over the last 178,000 kms and it still handles and rides great. It get's serviced every 10,000 kms (or close enough) and has had two timing belts changed to schedule. Just fitted my third set of Yokohama AE-50 tyres all round, too.
That's awesome to see that yours is still running great!

I have some questions though:

1) Do you know if it is still on it's original Dual Mass Flywheel and Clutches?
I heard it is a common issue with mt with dmf, they require more maintenance.
2) On what kms did you change the 2x timing belts?
Aside from the timing chain (also has one) that is due at 240,000


p.s I'm looking at buying meself a six year old diesel soon.
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:36 PM   #48
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perhaps having it serviced at 10,000 rather than the factory interval of 15,000 may prolong life?
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Old 05-07-2017, 11:01 PM   #49
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That's awesome to see that yours is still running great!

I have some questions though:

1) Do you know if it is still on it's original Dual Mass Flywheel and Clutches?
I heard it is a common issue with mt with dmf, they require more maintenance.
2) On what kms did you change the 2x timing belts?
Aside from the timing chain (also has one) that is due at 240,000


p.s I'm looking at buying meself a six year old diesel soon.
Hi, thanks...yes, I've had a very good run with it!

For your questions:
1) I needed to have the clutch and dual mass flywheel replaced approximately 6 months after I purchased it....unfortunately, it was quite an expensive exercise as all the hardware including a new DMF, clutch pressure and friction plate and all the hydraulics (within the bellhousing) and throw out bearing was needed at the time. That work was done at 122,800 kms (~about $2500 job at the local Ford dealer at the time). However, with me driving it since then, it has now lasted > 163,000 kms, exceeding the original clutch / DMF life, to date. No special "maintenance" is required with these (they're not adjustable or anything) but I guess it depends on driving habits more than anything.

2) While I have owned it, the first full timing belt / chain was replaced at the 180K service (and I think it was supposed to be changed at 120K according to the maintenance schedule) and the second one was done at the 240K service (at that time we also did the front crank seal as it was just starting to weep in to the timing area and coating the belt, etc).

I would certainly recommend these LT/LV diesel Focus cars - in fact, I am lamenting that this combination of TDCi / manual transmission is not available in a Focus after the LV model. The only really niggling issues I seem to have are that this series of Focus always seems to blow light globes randomly (headlight, tailight, parkers, etc although never changed a front indicator globe - go figure!) but that is not an engine specific issue, per se.

Sorry about the long post but I would certainly encourage anyone to buy one....just make sure it's been correctly maintained and observe carefully how the person selling the car demonstrates how they drive it and how they've used the car....it can tell you a lot. My car was owned by an AFP officer who commuted from Dromana to Melbourne everyday so it got a nice long warm up and drive cycle rather than short trips. I drive it minimum 100 kms per day; heaps more on weekends.

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perhaps having it serviced at 10,000 rather than the factory interval of 15,000 may prolong life?
Yes, could be - I always specify new fuel and oil filter (not just the oil change) at EVERY service too....fingers crossed, I've never had any oil consumption or fuel system issues to date either.

As with all the cars I've owned, I also always follow the handbook recommended maintenance (ie. coolant flush and change, brake system flush, etc) intervals, too.
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1) I needed to have the clutch and dual mass flywheel replaced approximately 6 months after I purchased it....unfortunately, it was quite an expensive exercise as all the hardware including a new DMF, clutch pressure and friction plate and all the hydraulics (within the bellhousing) and throw out bearing was needed at the time. That work was done at 122,800 kms (~about $2500 job at the local Ford dealer at the time). However, with me driving it since then, it has now lasted > 163,000 kms, exceeding the original clutch / DMF life, to date. No special "maintenance" is required with these (they're not adjustable or anything) but I guess it depends on driving habits more than anything.
What were the symptoms you experienced or/and how badly it was before you replaced the dmf and everything?
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Old 05-07-2017, 11:19 PM   #52
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If I remember correctly, the car started vibrating really badly as I pulled up to the lights at an intersection. I pushed in the clutch pedal and on re-engagement there was a terrible shuddering noise and vibrations and the pedal basically lost it's "spring back"....the car moved but it shook terribly..I was literally 200 metres from a Ford dealership and basically limped the car there (they were closed at the time) and left it there. The next day they diagnosed the DMF failure (it was the springs in the flywheel had collapsed) and then I had to get the whole assembly replaced.
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If I remember correctly, the car started vibrating really badly as I pulled up to the lights at an intersection. I pushed in the clutch pedal and on re-engagement there was a terrible shuddering noise and vibrations and the pedal basically lost it's "spring back"....the car moved but it shook terribly..I was literally 200 metres from a Ford dealership and basically limped the car there (they were closed at the time) and left it there. The next day they diagnosed the DMF failure (it was the springs in the flywheel had collapsed) and then I had to get the whole assembly replaced.
I'm kind of a bit thinking a bit too much about buying the car, cause it has done 150ks and may already be on the kilometre period that can it can have the same issue. I guess when I buy the car, I will be willing to pay for amount of money to pay for the overall cost when it fails.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:24 PM   #54
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What year it is? -- 2016
What Variant/badge? -- RS
What series? -- LZ
What transmission? -- Man
and of course, how many km's did it run? -- 12700

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I'm kind of a bit thinking a bit too much about buying the car, cause it has done 150ks and may already be on the kilometre period that can it can have the same issue. I guess when I buy the car, I will be willing to pay for amount of money to pay for the overall cost when it fails.
My last Focus a 2008 TDCI which I kep till 278000kms had a lot of money spent on repairs and maintenance from 150000kms. I did the brakes first time at 150k. The air dam fell off at 160k had to replace it. Horn failed , replaced it. Repaied drivers seat base foam at seat trimmer.Timing chain and water pump replaced at 200k as per Peugeot recommendation for this joint Ford Peugeot 2litre diesel engine. This stuiff would have added up to $2500 I guess. Headlight bulbs every 3 months.I used to get 80k out of a set of tyres with align/bal/rotation every 10000kms.I would suggest to you look for one with less kms. This is a great car but like all cars I guess at 160k on things wear out and have to be replaced. Also once the kms get up all your rubber seals start to wear out your car gets a bit noisier and you wonder whether diesel fumes are getting into the cabin. Diesel fumes are a bit of a secret health risk.
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Looks like I didn't add all the details in my first post

What year it is? 2007
Body type? Sedan
What series? LS
What Variant/badge? LX
What transmission? Automatic
and of course, how many km's did it run? 48,000
Problems? One. Noise from rear - bearing?
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My last Focus a 2008 TDCI which I kep till 278000kms had a lot of money spent on repairs and maintenance from 150000kms.
Have you ever had a problem with the dual mass flywheel?
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Have you ever had a problem with the dual mass flywheel?
No clutch was still good but most of my kms were highway
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2006-LS ,(wifes car) has done 154 000 kms, had the Alernator and battery go, and the drivers door handle cable snap.
Mechanically the car has been very reliable and is a good run about, and one of those cars that i still find is enjoyable to drive and has a fun driving feel about it.
Main drawback would be it is the Nvh levels are average, motor and road noise are intrusive.

2016 LZ sport(wifes new car)8500km, So far so good- Good looker with lots of tech.
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Year: 2011
Body: Hatch
What series? -- LV LX MK2
What transmission? -- Manual 5sp
km's -- 78,000

Hasn't missed a beat
New engine mount needed now, only issue so far..
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