On Mon, 20 Feb 2006 18:50:22 +0100, Michael Heiming
:>> Tim (remove obvious) wrote:
:>>> The fogging is most likely down to :
:>>> a) dirty / blocked pollen filter.
:>>> b) Wet pollen filter because the scuttle panel cover isnt sealed / fitted
:>>> properly. (clear silicone on base of windscreen is essential when
:>> I'm sure your suggestions are helpful, but my pollen filter is always clean
:>> and dry, yet my Focus is the worst modern car I've had for steaming up.
:>> The heating and ventilation generally are one of the few weak points of a
:>> Mk1 Focus. I wonder if the new one is any better?
:>Indeed, and it's pretty likely Ford wouldn't have made some
:>changes during production and issued technical service
:>information (TSI Nr. 24/1999) about the problem if it would just
:>be a wrong mounted pollen filter.
:>Did retrofit those changes, 2 different forced ventilation and a
:>different fan resistor. Though it does help somehow, it didn't
:>solve the problem. Completely agree that this is one of the few
:>weak points about the Focus and you wonder if Ford only tested
:>the car in some desert before selling? ;-)
Hey, I resemble that remark. :-)
In fact our local SVTOA chapter is doing a tour of the Ford Proving
Grounds in Yucca, Arizona this Friday.
I'm real happy with my '04 SVT Focus but it will be interesting to see
some of the final certification tests being done on the '07 Cobra that
PS: You got the Focus over in Europe before we did in the US so it
wasn't our desert they used for testing your Focus. ;-)