Hi I recently got a ford focus st3 2015, I was sat in the car at idle and could hear slight whinging noise, I decided to have a look around in engine bay, didn't find the problem but I noticed when I opened the oil cap there was suction from the filler hole is this normal?
So I have this problem where I'm cruising on a motorway for about an hour and suddenly I notice that my oil temp reading has completely dropped and oil pressure is 5 bar (drops to 3/4 when idling). So I stopped to check oil level, and after fiddling with dipstick, the readings on gauges...
So I just did an intercooler upgrade and what I noticed when the stock one was removed, it had some oil on the tubes (mostly passenger side/I have a left hand drive car). There was no oil dripping out of the IC, but I could feel some dried out oil with my finger inside the IC itself...
I've noticed that in the last 4-5 months I've had to add a litre of oil on two separate occasions.
First time was in April and I was surprised how low it was, nearly at the minimum mark.
This weekend, it was worryingly just below the minimum.
Reading the increasingly regular and terrible news...
Hi all, I've changed the ST oil cooler for the RS one and though I'd do a how to quide with pictures and tips going of my experience and any dramas I ran into and how I've got on in the 72 after fitment.
Ok so hear is the list of tools and products you will need,
2x axle stands,
Just wondering if anyone can recommend a decent oil filter? With previous cars I have found Hengst filters to be decent, but they dont make one for the mk3 ST.
Im looking for better filtration over performance.
So, I drove to work this afternoon and the car felt fine. As i pulled into the car park and started to reverse in to a space I opened the window and could smell burning oil! Didnt really think much of it as it could have been another car on the main road. Anyway, I was driving home 20 minutes...
Put this in the general area cause I hadn't renewed subs, so thought Id add it in here:
Basically got 8 litres for £36 from Tesco today, not sure how long the offer is valid for sorry guys didn't think to look.
Just a heads up really if anyone's doing an oil change this weekend, both Halfords and Tesco have the 4 litre Castrol Magnatec A5 stop start 5W30 on offer for £28, but if you check your local Tesco (larger stores) the 2 litre bottles are on offer for £9 each, so instead of forking out £56 just...
Hi I have just change my oil and I noticed a gold colour deposit on the bottom of the pan
Here are some pictures,after taking to my friends they said it could be a head gasket,coolant getting in to the oil,not sure I hope not, what would happen if I keep driving it ?could it just be old oil...
New to this sorry if this is in the wrong section ...do forgive me
Anyone tried to fit a membrane or diaphragm to the oil filter housing
Found a supplier that stocks the membrane
Does this solve the issue has anyone tried rather than buying a complete unit
I've heard you can just swap the...
Hi guys wondering if you can help?
I was driving today and all seemed normal,
I came to a stop at a set of lights and noticed my oil light is flickering on and off, when at idle. When i carried on driving and had my foot on the accelerator it went off and was fine.
As the light was flickering...
I need some advice on a situation I'm having with my car. I get blue smoke when I let off from full throttle.
Iv had a block mod done in February, I have also had the Intercooler off and a pool dripped onto the floor about 65mm in diameter over the period of 10 minutes.
Got the car back from the dealer after it's service and the oil pressure gauge is fluctuating between 1/4 and 3/4 when I go out for a short drive. I can't remember it doing this before but also not certain it didn't. I have checked the oil level and all is fine.
Am I being paranoid or does...
I need some suggestions on a problem I'm having and hope this has been seen before.
2 months ago I had the block mod done and now I'm burning oil when changing gear, I have been advised to check the turbo.
I have been told it could also be piston rings or valve stem seals.
Any ideas or...
Hello all! Not long had my ST and want to get a move on with it as is pretty basic! Had a mk1 170 a few years back which gave me the bug so back in a ford now! It's a blue 3 door st3,
Lowered 40?(I think) with a revo stage 1 map and RS clutch and flywheel.
So basically I'd like some advice on...
Hi Guys, Hit something yesterday, and need to source a new sump. Can anyone help or know anywhere i might find one? Also how easy is it to remove the sump? has anyone done it and how would i go about it?
Also while looking underneath i noticed this little hole. Its on the gearbox right next...
Jumped in car thismorning and got half way to town and realised My oil temprature guage wasnt working its on '0' all the way over to the left, is this just a sensor fault, can i still drive it till i get it in garage tomorrow or could it be something more!?
Is anyone using a oil catch can on the mk3 engine?
These catch cans seem very popular in the USA and there is quite a lot of information (some contradictory) on US forums
Does the mk3 engine suffer from contaminated valves or are these really only required when making more power / moded?