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Newbie 1.6TDCi Zetec and few questions

Hi everyone, I'm a newbie to the forum.

This is my return to Ford after 20 years. My first car when I was 18 was a 2.0L GXL MK3 Cortina, I bought from an auction to my regret and soon followed by a Mk2 1.1L Popular Mk2 Escort. I Wish I still had the Escort as it would be worth something now. The only other Ford I have had was a MK4 Escort 1.8D which was a company car when when I was mid 20s and drove 100k miles in 3 years and remember having to have new rear bearings every service. Thames Ford in Wimbledon used to service it but were dire and I changed Ford in New Malden who weren't much better. I still remember the rudest and grumpiest man I've ever met on the service desk when I used to take it in for a service 3-4 times a year.
Since then I have driven lots of different makes over the past 20 years, Renault, Peugeot, BMW, Saab, Volvo, Vauxhall, VW. I hope I'm doing the right thing coming back to Ford.

I'm picking up a 2004 Focus C-Max 1.6TDCi Zetec tomorrow. I'm paying 2850 and it's done 81,000 miles from a dealer. It's a Silvery Green colour depending on the light. What do you think I will get MPG?

I forgot to check about the cambelt when I looked at the car can any one tell me when it needs changing and is there anything else that I need to think about? It is MOT'd till August and has FSH.

How often would you change the oil? I'm thinking every 6 months as it will be mainly shorter journeys and what grade?

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Hi Lee,
Not been here long myself, had mine nearly a month now and enjoying the size difference from a Rover 200 bubble!
MPG I'm getting just over 45 round town and a couple of 70 mile round trips on motorway.
Cambelt interval is 10 years or 140k miles according to book but I think most prefer to get it done on 5 yearly intervals for piece of mind.
According to my Haynes book the oil is 5W30, no mention of semi or fully synthetic.


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Or 54 plate 1.6 TDCI has just returned a couple of 55 MPG fills with mainly motorway journeys but ought to do 45 + on commute just about whatever

The oil is the semi sythetic and I've not found any problem with Halford's "spec for Ford" oil

you might find that the K&N filter works with the diesel with there being no throttle plate to interupt the flow. I reckon its about 7 - 10 % on the MPG as an indication of the improvements

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Thanks guys much appreciated

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