Ford Focus 2006 Problems
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The front passenger tyre on my 2006 Ford Focus fell off. Are the axles on the 2002 and 2006 Ford Focus interchangeable?
Not really sure what the axles have to do with a tyre that has jumped ship, but perhaps you mean the whole front wheel and tyre assembly came adrift. If so, you’re lucky not to have crashed or hurt yourself or somebody else. If this was caused by a broken axle (also called a driveshaft) then perhaps that’s the basis of your question.
However, the answer is probably no; the driveshafts from a 2002 and 2006 Focus are unlikely to be interchangeable. Even though the engines and gearboxes form each of these two Focus models were similar, the later car was 141mm wider, which almost certainly means it had longer driveshafts than the earlier car. But if a replacement driveshaft is what you need to get back on the road, I wouldn’t have thought finding one from a 2006 Focus (the same as yours) would be such a problem. Parts recyclers are likely to have plenty of these cars in stock, and specialist driveshaft shops can be a great source of spare parts also.
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Ford Focus 2006: Air compressor failed too soon
I don't think you could claim against Ford for the compressor, the car is now six years old. I would take it to an air-conditioning specialist and have them check the compressor to see if it can be repaired rather than replaced. Likewise the brake rotors, 40,000 km is not uncommon in a European car like the Focus. Again I would seek out a brake specialist and see if you can get some better aftermarket rotors to fit.
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Putting the F back into Focus
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Quality of Ultratune service
It's always a concern when using a non-factory service outlet that you could miss out on recalls or updates issued by the factory. My feeling is that non-factory service outlets are capable of doing the basic servicing, but I'm not convinced they keep up to date with the changes that take place, sometimes automatically by carmakers and their dealers without any advice to the wider community. But I would also say in your case that as your car is out of warranty that you could have it serviced at a non-factory outlet without too much risk of losing out in any way. I would also suggest that you discuss your concern with the outlet you are considering using.
Ford Focus: Can it run on E10?
The Barina will run happily on E10 and I doubt the dealer's advice about the "emission light". Ford, on the other hand, recommends you use the higher octane rating premium fuel, hence the advice not to use E10. Your Focus will run on E10, probably without any trouble, but it will run better on premium unleaded.