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  2. Focus ST Line X 140

    I love Ford's approach to QC. "That doesn't look quite right but I'm not sure why.....never mind I'm sure it'll be fine and no-one will notice!)
  3. Diesel Stalls At Junctions After Long Journeys.

    I'd be VERY surprised if the fuel filter seal replacement doesn't fix your issue, going on the symptoms you've described. Also make sure the "collar" that holds the seal and housing lid in place in nice and tight because the tiniest bit of air getting in can and likely will cause problems. The collar came slightly loose on mine and after 1 hour on the M1 the engine cut out on a slip road in rush hour traffic . The root cause was simply that the collar had worked loose enough that it wasn't applying enough downward pressure on the seal and it had clearly been letting a small amount of air into the filter housing. Tightened it up and 3 months later not had any problems. Don't forget to post back in a couple of weeks etc to let us all know if it's actually fixed.
  4. Dealver vs Private

    The goods must be of satisfactory quality and last a reasonable time is the jist of it. It can effectively cover the whole car, but it's also what is deemed reasonable, you can't claim for tyre wear after 5 years for example. The law puts a limit on a claim of 6 years from the date of purchase. The first 6 months from a purchase, the seller has to prove a fault was not present at the point of sale. From 6 months to 6 years the buyer has to prove the fault was present at the point of sale. You pay for a independent engineers report which proves it and then can claim that additional cost back against the seller. If you pay a portion of the goods (must cost at least £100) on credit card (I always put £100 on a car deposit on CC, even if I have to pay a surcharge), you also get section 75 protection under the consumer credit act. This extends all your consumer rights to the lender and makes them jointly liable. I've had the full cost of an oven refunded after 3 years, plus the engineers report charge, plus fitting, all paid for on a section 75 claim before.
  5. Focus ST Line X 140

    Oh and incase anyone is wondering about the spare wheel, mine came with a steel min use one. Which I would personally take over a tyre inflation kit any day
  6. Focus ST Line X 140

    Just got back from the dealers. they are the st line x mats, however they don't fit due to the factory fitting left hand drive ones 🙈. So my salesman is ordering the correct set in yet again can't fault the service I've received from the dealers
  7. Dealver vs Private

    6 years seems a long time? Surely you'd struggle to prove that the car was sold with the fault(s)? I don't know anything about the consumer rights stuff admittedly! Does it cover just the whole car or parts of it? In the case of the Focus DPF for example, there weren't any warning lights on for it, just that the engine fan kept running on from the day I bought it and it was intermittently stuttering/juddering (although, of course it was fine on the test drive lol), it was only by plugging in Forscan that I found the fault so I would have no way to prove that it was actually blocked when sold?
  8. Hi all, Strange problem and looking for your advice. I have a 2015 Fiesta Titanium X, so it has keyless & start/stop etc. The issue is that when I park in gear, I shut the engine off by pressing the Start/stop button (RPM drops to zero). Then I release the clutch and the car jolts and seems to stall (even though its off?) I'm finding I have to park the car in neutral, turn the engine off then put into reverse/1st (as required). Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
  9. To many spares

    Any preference where you buy from? Ford part number for your car seems to be 1432483. http://www.mister-auto.co.uk/en/search_s_refoem_1432483.html Eurocarparts also show only one type of clutch for your car if you want to collect rather than have delivered.
  10. Dealver vs Private

    @TomsFocus the warranty is irrelevant in most circumstances, it's the fact you have consumer protection for 6 years from purchase. Most businesses don't want you to know or fully enforce your rights. I bought a lemon from a dealer once (not manufacturer franchise, just independent used car sales), I forced them to take it back for a full refund after a few months once I realised and additionally pay me for all the work I'd had done on it, insurance cancellation fees, etc. I'd have been stuffed without my consumer rights.
  11. Focus ST Line X 140

    I read this but have yet to check mine to see if they fit correct. Also hope they get sorted [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  12. Dealver vs Private

    Personally, I'd rather stick to private sales...only ever had trouble from dealer cars, they don't know what they've got, just either traded in or bought from auction...buy privately and you get a seller that at least knows the car. Paid an extra ~£500 for my Focus back in 2014 (6 years old, 47k) from a dealer rather than private for the warranty... Within the first month it needed a DPF, reverse light switch, wheel alignment and a pair of tyres (inner edges worn to threads), of course none of that was covered by the warranty as it's wear and tear. So I'd have been better off buying privately and keeping that £500 for the repairs! In a separate incident, I bought a car online to be delivered (was ill at the time and in an awkward situation) - the dealer lied about the car having full history, about the mileage, about the interior of the car (should've had leathers and was pictured as so online, but not when it arrived!) and about a 'tiny scratch you'll never notice' which was 4 inches long and through to the primer. I should mention, this car was only a year old and had less than 10k on it! Turned out they'd been using it as a courtesy car while it was for sale. The delivery driver was also very unprofessional as he left in a brand new car (probably another for sale!) spinning up the tyres in a residential street... I mean, there's a time and a place for stuff like that! I returned the car for a full refund and will avoid this large dealer chain in future. Also just remembered the 2nd car I ever bought, very naive and didn't know much about cars at the time, it was 9 years old and about 65k... There was a dodgy MOT put on it by the seller (still took over a week to get the dodgy MOT put on), it needed various suspension parts as they were knocking and squeaking when I finally did get it, various interior parts were broken (parcel shelf etc) but the worst thing was it was sold with a blown headgasket. Left me stranded a week later when the pressure built up so much it burst a radiator hose. Dealer wasnt interested when I told him and stopped answering my calls after just one! I'm not one for violence but it turned out this dealer had been selling lemons to the wrong people...couple of months later, someone broke into his (very large and remote) house and beat the crap out of him...oh well... Bought a car from a lady that had only done 4 miles a day in it for about 4 years...no service history at all, very cheap car though and only bought as a stop gap...most reliable car I ever owned still to this day... Of course, I have bought lemons privately as well lol, but none quite as bad as the dealer cars so far. Dealer cars aren't any better than private ones in my experience of buying over 30 cars. Yes if the engine drops out within 3 months they should pay for it, but frankly, most things aren't covered by warranty so you're essentially just paying for a better valet and the ability to pay by card instead of cash. Whatever car you buy, it's best to do all the checks you can (this is where I fail as I suck at social situations, panic and forget literally everything about cars) then negotiate money off the price OR have the things fixed before you collect. And make sure you leave some money in the budget to fix any unexpected breakages, don't go right to the budget just because it's from a dealer and appears to have some sort of warranty.
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  14. Hi everyone, I just become owner of S-max 2,2 tdci Titanium, automatic gearbox, 4 months ago. All my previous cars were VW group. From this point of view I can confirm much better driving experience with my S-MAX. Feeling is great inside, and acceleration is awesome. Bu the way I'm from Republic of Macedonia.
  15. To many spares

    Hi guys iv a mk2 1.6zero power focus lx y clutch is just about had it but i cant seem to find a replacement. Ford tells me part x may fit. But im paying a mechanic to fit it. No time for might. Also iv a like hot water smell from front end after driving a while. No loss of coolant thou and i stil get hot air from blowers temp gauge sits just under 90. Thank you for any help reg is sc55odk for ref to clutch if any help. Kris
  16. In the exceptional cases where any goodwill can be extracted from Ford as something major bag gone wrong shortly after the warranty expires, a full Ford service history is very beneficial. It's one of the questions they ask.
  17. Windscreen wiper problems

    +1 for cerium oxide. Great stuff. You need to be quite vigorous when polishing, or extremely careful with a mechanical polisher. But it's worth it. I have a small bottle in my boot. Easy to get from Amazon.
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  19. Fiesta Servicing - Main Dealer or Independent?

    These are good points. I have always been on the side of going to a Ford dealer for this service. @Titanium How can I find that direct debit (monthly) service deal? I can only seem to pay as a sum...?
  20. If its under warranty Ford dealer - it will be you last chance to get anything fixed free - have you checked your turbo pipes for corrosion etc... After its out of warranty then its up to you, a dealer stamp will help maintain its resale value.
  21. Fiesta Servicing - Main Dealer or Independent?

    I would have thought that if you are thinking of changing your car at a mains Ford dealer in future it would be beneficial to have it serviced at a Ford garage for £12 a month direct debit for a yearly service plus breakdown cover free with Ford is not a bad deal.
  22. Hi Luke if its just the head unit then £35 all the lot £60 thanks.
  23. Diesel Stalls At Junctions After Long Journeys.

    Hi, Thanks for this. Had a fortnight calling out the RAC 3 times to recover me after 1+ hours driving on the motorway at a steady 70mph and then having the car stall on the exit slip roads. The car starts first time in the morning and gets me the 10 miles each way journey to work. Before seeing your post, the garage I use had spent several hours trying to repeat the failure (no flags on the EMU) and eventually got a couple of seconds of 'glitch' on the telemetry. They replaced the oil pressure regulator (Ford wanted £1200 for the part, but the garage sourced and fitted one for £200). I took the car for a test run on the M4 this weekend and it stalled as I left junction 32! Then I found your post and suggested to the garage they check the seal on the fuel filter that had been fitted in a major service 3 weeks ago. Sure enough, the O ring was damaged and not sealing the filter. Had it replaced yesterday (assured now that it is a tight fit), so 'looking forward' to a test drive this weekend. The owner of the garage did, at my suggestion, take the car out yesterday for a good run up and down the M50 and did not encounter any problems. The garage is excellent - we have been using them for years - and their efforts to resolve the problem have so far been excellent.
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