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evening all

i changed the plugs about 3000 miles ago on my mums focus

zetec se

it was running sweet until about a week ago it is now apparently lacking power

pulling away when she drives it

i drove it just now and couldnt find a problem any ideas

(by the way i did red line it a couple of times unlike my mum)

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evening all

i changed the plugs about 3000 miles ago on my mums focus

zetec se

it was running sweet until about a week ago it is now apparently lacking power

pulling away when she drives it

i drove it just now and couldnt find a problem any ideas

(by the way i did red line it a couple of times unlike my mum)

Hi I had the prob on my escort when changed the plugs had slack of power it turned out to be the fact that I'd put genuine ford ones in it the car lost alot of power so I bought some decent ngk o e put them on and as soon as I drove I noticed the difference better power and pull away so this could be your prob if not I'm sure there are other members here that can offer advice to you...

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evening all

i changed the plugs about 3000 miles ago on my mums focus

zetec se

it was running sweet until about a week ago it is now apparently lacking power

pulling away when she drives it

i drove it just now and couldnt find a problem any ideas

(by the way i did red line it a couple of times unlike my mum)

Hi I had the prob on my escort when changed the plugs had slack of power it turned out to be the fact that I'd put genuine ford ones in it the car lost alot of power so I bought some decent ngk o e put them on and as soon as I drove I noticed the difference better power and pull away so this could be your prob if not I'm sure there are other members here that can offer advice to you...

nice 1 thanks

the plugs i put in last time were platinum tipped and they were superb

just didnt think they would only last 3k

i know she only does about 3 miles to and from work each day could this be a factor

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Before we all decide to blame the plugs, have you actually looked at them?

Did you change the leads at the same time?

 

You're gonna need to supply a lot more details before users here can suggest things for you to try, as saying that you think its fine but your mum thinks it lacks power isnt really very useful. Otherwise, I think its time to go visit a garage.

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Hi no problem not saying that's definatly why it's doin it just sounds like similar sort thing that happened to my escort,yeh decent plugs are more expensive but don't seem to last as long mind you my escort gets serviced every six thousand miles,three miles a day shouldn't make any difference I only do five miles to get to work n back every day...

 

Before we all decide to blame the plugs, have you actually looked at them?

Did you change the leads at the same time?

 

You're gonna need to supply a lot more details before users here can suggest things for you to try, as saying that you think its fine but your mum thinks it lacks power isnt really very useful. Otherwise, I think its time to go visit a garage.

Very helpfull answer NOT the guy asked a question that's what these forums and threads are for,he's asking for advice sure other members have similar sort prob and would answer properly,yet you say he not given enough info lol then u say take it to a garage not very mechanically minded are you lol......

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Hi no problem not saying that's definatly why it's doin it just sounds like similar sort thing that happened to my escort,yeh decent plugs are more expensive but don't seem to last as long mind you my escort gets serviced every six thousand miles,three miles a day shouldn't make any difference I only do five miles to get to work n back every day...

 

Before we all decide to blame the plugs, have you actually looked at them?

Did you change the leads at the same time?

 

You're gonna need to supply a lot more details before users here can suggest things for you to try, as saying that you think its fine but your mum thinks it lacks power isnt really very useful. Otherwise, I think its time to go visit a garage.

Very helpfull answer NOT the guy asked a question that's what these forums and threads are for,he's asking for advice sure other members have similar sort prob and would answer properly,yet you say he not given enough info lol then u say take it to a garage not very mechanically minded are you lol......

 

Uh, you have no idea how often we have this on these forums. When you go to the doctors, are you the kind of person who just turns up says "Im ill, fix me"? Would it not be a good idea to get a description of the symptoms of whats wrong? Or shall we haphazardly go about replacing all the parts on the car until we hit on the correct malfunctioning component by chance? If he isn't able to give a precise description of whats wrong, then he should leave it to a professional.

 

Besides, I find it rich that you suggest Im not mechanically minded when you're the one who thinks that genuine ford spark plugs in a ford engine lead to a significant loss of power over NGK ones. The only way you could screw that up would be by putting the damn things in backwards.

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Lol sort of reply I expected from a non helpfull member lmfao......

 

As for the plugs yes that's right when it had genuine ford ones fitted it did have a lack of power this was noticeable because I'd always run ngk plugs as they are harder wearing and a far better plug than the ford ones and unipart plugs are even worse if the car had run ford plugs all it's life prob would not have been noticeable so yeh your not mechanically minded one bit do you would of understood this roflmfao.........

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Oh, you have some calibrated rolling road figures to back up your claims about the NGK vs Ford spark plugs? I'd be very interested to see them, as Im sure a lot of people on here would be. If we could gain a noticeable improvement in power from NGK plugs then we will all do it, who wouldnt?!

 

And I really hope you dont fix cars for a living, replacing parts just for the hell of it is not a good way to run a business.

 

Well, if we are going to suggest things it could be, then we may as well replace the plugs, leads, the oil and filter could benefit from a good change, may as well drop the coolant whilst youre down there. The fuel filter could also be clogged up, or maybe the air filter? Once theyre done, then you're gonna need to replace all the sensors (maf, lamda etc) as these could also cause a lack of power. Although, the sensors may be fine. To be on the safe side, lets replace the complete wiring loom. Or it could that the cat is collapsing, or perhaps your manifolds are cracked? Best replace with complete manifold-back exhaust system. etc etc.

 

We're are going to need more than "my mum said the car is lacking power, i couldnt notice it" to try and even attempt to diagnose a problem with the car with any semblance of accuracy. It could be something as stupid as she drove a different car for a day or two and now hers doesnt feel as powerful.

 

So, to Andyb0127 - whats more useful, diagnosing his actual problem, or just guessing and telling him to replace every damn thing on the car?

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Pmpl caled I said try changing plugs ur the one suggesting change everything lol must of hit a nerve with the not mechanically minded tryin ta prove something with an essay of what it could be even more hilarious coming from a guy that's on a club for ford owners yet drives a mg rover....

 

That old chesnut where's the prove about ngk bein better than ford one don't make me laugh I wouldn't even attempt to run my fiesta rs turbo on them or the lotus cortina I've just finished rebuilding to concours standard so no I wouldn't use ford plugs I'd use a decent quality plug

 

So this is always gona be a difference of opinion but yeh I do work on cars for a living and I expect everything to be done to a high standard not the rip of main dealers do

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Pmpl caled I said try changing plugs ur the one suggesting change everything lol must of hit a nerve with the not mechanically minded tryin ta prove something with an essay of what it could be even more hilarious coming from a guy that's on a club for ford owners yet drives a mg rover....

 

That old chesnut where's the prove about ngk bein better than ford one don't make me laugh I wouldn't even attempt to run my fiesta rs turbo on them or the lotus cortina I've just finished rebuilding to concours standard so no I wouldn't use ford plugs I'd use a decent quality plug

 

So this is always gona be a difference of opinion but yeh I do work on cars for a living and I expect everything to be done to a high standard not the rip of main dealers do

 

Chill out, chap.

 

Unless you literally are the best mechanic in the history of the world, and can diagnose cars through the internet, 100% certain, without even seeing them, then there's the possibility you might not be right. There's the possiblility I might not be right. There's the possibility caled may not be right.

 

No need to go shouting the odds, really.

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