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Old 01-07-2006, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
Tony Mann
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Focus TDCi Heater

Is it typical for a 2003 Focus TDCi 115 to take a long time to warm up this
weather[after sitting outside for 8/10/ hrs]? With an ambient temp of 5-10
deg, ie A coldish day like we're having at the moment, if I use the heater
blower above posn 1, ie 2/3/4 before the temp gauge has reached normal,
after 7/10 miles only luke warm air is produced and the temp gauge actually
goes down. Unless going at motorway speeds [my normal daily run is at
40/60mph] it seems to take at least 10/12 miles to get up to normal and get
warm air from the heater. If I don't use the blower it's up to normal after
about 7/9miles. The local Ford Main Dealer has checked it out but can't
find anything wrong!!!
Comments Appreciated.
Tony.


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Old 01-07-2006, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
Gary
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Re: Focus TDCi Heater

"Tony Mann" <tone.mann@virgin.net> wrote in message
news:o3Qvf.83050$a15.11668@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
> Is it typical for a 2003 Focus TDCi 115 to take a long time to warm up
> this weather...


Yes. See my, and other's replies, to this post :-

http://tinyurl.com/bwudt



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Old 01-08-2006, 10:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Focus TDCi Heater


"Tony Mann" <tone.mann@virgin.net> wrote in message
news:o3Qvf.83050$a15.11668@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
> Is it typical for a 2003 Focus TDCi 115 to take a long time to warm up

this
> weather[after sitting outside for 8/10/ hrs]? With an ambient temp of

5-10
> deg, ie A coldish day like we're having at the moment, if I use the

heater
> blower above posn 1, ie 2/3/4 before the temp gauge has reached normal,
> after 7/10 miles only luke warm air is produced and the temp gauge

actually
> goes down. Unless going at motorway speeds [my normal daily run is at
> 40/60mph] it seems to take at least 10/12 miles to get up to normal and

get
> warm air from the heater. If I don't use the blower it's up to normal

after
> about 7/9miles. The local Ford Main Dealer has checked it out but can't
> find anything wrong!!!


Alas it is, as Mr Ford discontinued the coolant heater for UK cars in mid
2002. :(

Tim..


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