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  2. Mk3 Dashcam Fitting

    Fuse 85 is the one that I was advised to use and it works fine, unsure about the start stop as mine is not working at the moment (think a new battery is needed). I used one of the screws holding the glovebox in for the earth.
  3. Replace Washer Motor

    Hi, I know it was the pump because I had my wifes old donor KA parked next to her new one. The old car washer was perfect so I tested the duff one on the old car and nothing. Works a treat now.
  4. Snow, ice and snow socks

    You`re right about somewhere to store them, particularly if there`s 4 of them. What`s the advice about that ? As far as the law goes I thought it was just that you couldn`t mix radials and crossplies ? Can you even still buy crossplies ! We may end up getting a 4WD, as in a "normal" car but with 4WD. But I read somewhere that a 2WD car with snow tyres is better than a 4WD with summer tyres ! ? ! What about a 4WD with all season tyres ? What are all season tyres like ? I assume there must be disadvantages otherwise surely everyone would fit them ?
  5. Dash Cam Installation

    Mine is below the plastic to get the best unobstructed view. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Mk3 Dashcam Fitting

    Yeah it is a fuse tap as part of a hardwire kit, won't be cutting anything. Its currently in the mk2 but struggling to find the correct fuse on the mk3 with the search on here.
  7. New Tyres Wanted - and you're help

    It's a vote from me too on the ZV7's. I switched from Kumho tyres (cant remember the model) and straight away noticed the lack of road noise i was used to. Grip in the dry, feels much the same but a significant wet grip improvement.
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  9. New Tyres Wanted - and you're help

    In all the years I have been getting tyres changed, I have never had to ask for the weights to be put in the inside of the rim so they are hidden. They have always just done it that way for me! Anyways, tyres. My focus had Michelin Primacy's on it. The car had been sat for a number of years doing not very much until I got it. I hated the tyres from day one. Tram lining and just generally being horrible. Got them changed to Avon ZV7's and the car feels so much better for it. For a cheaper tyre that performs well in all road conditions, is not noise and lasts reasonably high mileage I cannot complain.
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  11. I had this exact same problem and contacted Apple who gave me useless advice about resetting network settings blah blah blah. In the end I reverted to the previous version of iOS (still 11.x.x) through iTunes and now it is working again without problem. Maybe try that.
  12. Things I Do Like

    I don't mind flatpack, it's just that madam goes overboard [emoji54] Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  13. Snow, ice and snow socks

    Getting up momentum and going fast are two different things. But yea, turning into a steep hill is a difficult one. Snow tyres do make a massive difference. I don't normally get them put on my cars ( I didn't have anywhere to store 4 tyres at the time I really needed them), but I have driven a car with them on and they were night and day driving on thick snow and ice. You still need to be careful and no sudden movements unless you want to skid. But forward/backwards traction is so much better on them. I'm not entirely sure how they shed the snow better than normal tyres, but they tend to warm up quicker than summer tyres in cold weather so that may have something to do with it. On dry roads they were ever so slightly nosier, but nothing that would put me off getting them.
  14. Fiesta Mk7.5 USB

    Yeah got a 12v and a 2 USB adapter for it. Was just wondering if there was a quick way to use the USB port itself.
  15. Hello everyone! I would start this post greeting to Lasse1955 (who was the one that started the thread) and everyone else that has replied contributing in the thread. I have a Fusion ’04 1.4 TDCI DURASHIFT EST (EST stands for the semi-automatic variant of this gearbox, the manual one being named “DURASHIFT” only) with 169.000 km. and the problem was that, after replacing the clutch kit, I could’t get the car to engage the shifts, so I started to retrieve the web and came to this fantastic forum. Moreover, I had additionally replace the dual mass flywheel by a conventional (single mass) that I have got from a manual unit from wreckage, so I have the doubt if this could be the origin of the problem. After researching through the entire thread (plus another one also very useful to me: http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/62961-durashift-fix-using-ebay-type-vcm-diagnostic/), I came to the conclusion that the car could be set to go on the road and I started to bleed the clutch once more and the first thing I noticed was that the bleeding procedure can be done very easily: since every time you turn the ignition key on the clutch is activated, so don’t have to push neither pump. Add to this that you put a transparent hose while you are bleeding (turn ignition on/off several times) so you are able to see the bubbles through the windshield and that’s done. Finally, after bleeding the clutch several times, the car is actually running, although, I have to admit it, is still very “hard” on shift changes, but I suppose this is a matter of time, because the ECU will have to “relearn” all the new spares that have been installed on it (clutch disc, single mass flywheel, pressure plate & pilot bearing). Thanks to everyone for this fantastic forum.
  16. Edge bike rack

    I think I might be on to something. Keeping in mind our mighty edge is nothing special/ new on the other side of the pond.. I had a look how they deal with it :) And came across of it... https://www.etrailer.com/trunkmount-2017_Ford_Edge.htm Do any 1 know those brands or mounting style equivalent? Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  17. Snow, ice and snow socks

    On the off chance I phoned the supplier of the snow socks, told him what happened and asked him if there was anything they could do for me. He said yes, they`d send me a replacement pair ! Assuming they come, and I have no reason to doubt it, that`s excellent service. Part of the reason my be I bought them through E Bay, and he may want to keep his 100% positive feedback ! An advantage is I`ll then have a spare snow sock for if the problem ever happens again. I`ll put a link on to him when they turn up.
  18. Snow, ice and snow socks

    I would agree that getting up a bit of momentum is a BIG help in going up a snowy / icy hill. There are, however, two problems with that : The first is that going fast in ice or snow is a big risk, for obvious reasons ! This is particularly the case if other cars are parked by the side of the road, you only have to slide sideways a relatively short distance and there`s contact, then an insurance claim, or worse. The second is you need room to be able to get speed up. The hill which we need to get up has a junction at the bottom, it`s actually a left turn for us, and, to make matters even worse, there are invariably cars parked on the opposite side, which means the corners is tighter and the consequences of slipping are more serious, you won`t just hit a kerb, you'll hit a car.... Thus one is starting from a relatively low speed, it simply isn`t possible to get much speed up. People tell me winter tyres also work better on ice or compacted snow, is that right ? And if so how do they work ? Are they more noisy on normal roads ?
  19. Mk3 Dashcam Fitting

    Have you considered a fuse tap type setup Tom? That way you are not damaging any of the cars wiring to fit or remove when the time comes.
  20. New Tyres Wanted - and you're help

    There is nothing more satisfying than blasting past the wannabe fast car drivers in their flashy motors It's just a shame that most members of the bike club i'm in replace their tyres because the centre section has worn out lol.
  21. I checked various vins in etis by trial an error and i can see this (Pictures Attached). As you can see one engine is listed as Ecoboost 100ps and the other (mine St Line 125ps) listed as Ecoboost 125/140 ps. I dont have the vin of a 140ps variant to check though. At the details both have engine performance level- standand. From this i suppose the 125ps engine is more like the 140 rather than the 100ps. Maybe its exact the same engine. Also i suppose the 140ps variant would have different engine performance level? Maybe someone with a 140 variant could provide his vin to compare.
  22. New Tyres Wanted - and you're help

    I had some better photos but I can’t find them so this will need to do for now lol.
  23. Parking sensor display not working

    You need to reboot the Sync 2 touch screen. Look in the manual for the fuse. It is located in the passenger footwell.
  24. New Tyres Wanted - and you're help

    I didn't even know that was possible! Thought I was picky enough with stuff like that...on wheels with front rims, I always ask that the weights are stuck inside instead of hammered onto the face... I was looking at these last week, how does anyone fit the weights like that, look at them and think that's a good job!? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-focus-alloy-wheels-/282807858648?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=FUbIKVXCksFZc0YdnxvXlJkrYVg%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
  25. Mk3 Dashcam Fitting

    Morning, Can anyone tell me which fuse to hardwire the dashcam into on a Mk3 Titanium? I want it ignition fed rather than permanent - also wondered if some fuses would drop voltage if the stop start operates? Also, can you buy ready cut 3M adhesive pads for the B40c/A118c camera? I'm sure I've seen them before but can only find either circles or squares now. Cheers Tom
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