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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-28-05, 02:01 PM
P Cadman
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UK Focus Engine Racing On

Help I've got a 1800 Zetec Ford Focus Millennium Edition car.

Problem

When I drive the car at 60 mph the car runs fine - if I dip the clutch the
revs on the car drop to 800rpms like they should do.
But if drive the car at 60 mph and take the car out of gear the engine races
onto about 4000rpms until I put the car back in gear.

The problem only occurs when the car is warm.

If I approach a junction, I come down the gears 'if there's time' but come
the last couple of yards I take the car out of gear and coast to a stop -
this is when the car again races onto 4000rpms and when it gets there it
returns to 800rpm or if the car stops it returns to 800rpms.

I was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and if so can you
please help out.

Cheers

Paul





 
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-28-05, 06:01 PM
Backyard Mechanic
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Re: UK Focus Engine Racing On

Simple answer:


Dont do that.

The regimen you describe is out of the ordinary and not recommended by
anyone I know of. And I have been hearing "Never coast to stop by
taking out of gear" since I started to drive, 55 years ago.

And COULD it be that you have Cruise control?


"P Cadman" <paul.cadman10@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

> Help I've got a 1800 Zetec Ford Focus Millennium Edition car.
>
> Problem
>
> When I drive the car at 60 mph the car runs fine - if I dip the clutch
> the revs on the car drop to 800rpms like they should do.
> But if drive the car at 60 mph and take the car out of gear the engine
> races onto about 4000rpms until I put the car back in gear.
>
> The problem only occurs when the car is warm.
>
> If I approach a junction, I come down the gears 'if there's time' but
> come the last couple of yards I take the car out of gear and coast to
> a stop - this is when the car again races onto 4000rpms and when it
> gets there it returns to 800rpm or if the car stops it returns to
> 800rpms.
>
> I was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and if so can you
> please help out.





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