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  2. Afternoon all, Bit of a long and conviluded story here but please bear with me because I'm just smashing my head off the wall try to find out what the problem is; and I'm just terrified to take to the only Ford Garage within short driving range (and it's Arnold Clark - oh dear) for them to smack me with a massive bill. I've come home after 3 and a half months at sea and I've started the car up and left her for 30 minutes to get everything all lubed up again - the grandfather had been turning it over but not running it during my stint away - and summarily set off on a wee jaunt. Got to the bottom of the hill of my street (0.5 miles away) and then everything started going off it's head. My radio turned on and off, the dash started flashing like a christmas tree on smack and then my Power Steering and ABS shut down completely. I got the car parked up and then turned her off. Tried to turn her back on again and *click, click, click* the battery was dead. I assumed it was a dud battery as I'd been away for so long so I went and got a brand new one from halfords - installed it, the car started and away I went again. The next day - same story, got her started, running and got her a mile down the road and boom, same problem. But this time with a rather prominent electric-burning smell. Car shut down on her own this time and hasnt started since. She's now been sitting for a week seeing as Im running through a college course and havent had the time to work on her but, my question is: what could this be? I thought maybe the Alternator? But the father in law (mechanic- - 20 years+) has said it could be the PS Pump (but this model has EPS and doesn't need one of those surely?) or just a bad grounding wire. Does anyone on here have a better idea of what this could be? Cheers :)
  3. Dtc D900 & failure to start

    That's more like it
  4. Tool boxes

    Or Machine Mart
  5. Dtc D900 & failure to start

    Picked up a Bosch S4
  6. Fiesta EMLconfig throttle map

    Hmm, it's just rather frustrating that the throttle behaves quite reasonably when stationary, and then goes dead when moving - it really does feel like the computer has thrown a switch. As for limiting torque, we're talking about a 1.4 here! It's not going to be breaking anything! I can believe that's it's for driveability. Although they clearly anticipate it's going to be driven by some moron with the hand-eye coordination of a confused goldfish wearing massive shoes. All my cars have cable throttles, and switching to drive-by-wire is always maddening. Funnily enough, heel n' toe isn't that big an issue - you just adapt to pressing and holding down the throttle before you go for the clutch to change gear, by the time the next gear is in, the engine will have responded. A bigger issue is trying to balance the car through a bend, or pull away smartly from a junction into a gap in traffic. I did wonder if a remap might be the only answer - not really worth it on this old thing. On James Simpson's website, he does mention switching a 'Ford Eco mode' via ELMconfig https://www.jamessimpson.co.uk/elmconfig-enable-ford-ecu-functions/ So I thought there might a similar switch for the TDCi lame-mode. I might have to just send him an e-mail and ask.
  7. Interior Rear Light - Help please

    Hi lew man, okay will give a go, thinks will be better with a bench tester,! Thanks for your advice
  8. Dtc D900 & failure to start

    Off to euro car to pick up a silver calcium I guess lol
  9. The remote on my 2010 fiesta has stopped working. I have changed the battery and tried to reprogram it. I have also had it checked at my local Ford dealer to see if it was transmitting a signal which it isn't. I assume I just need a new remote? However, I noticed today that the auto lock function that usually kicks after a minute or so if I don't open a door has also stopped working. Is this an indicator that I have a bigger problem? Thanks for any help or advice anyone can give me.
  10. Dtc D900 & failure to start

    It's a lion battery
  11. Windscreen wiper problems

    This happened to me twice after I retrofitted some Bosch aero wipers to my mk6.5 First time I believe it was my wax and after I replaced them this current time i think it was ice. Never had a single issue with my older ones. White vinegar is a very good idea, I used nail polish remover and it helped.
  12. Mk6 Fiesta Reversing light bulb fitting

    Tried a extender on your rachet?
  13. Instrument Cluster

    I was removing mine to change the light inside and broke the plastic on the front (very easily done). I believe if you do change for another one you need to change a few other things too. It's not very simple. Someone suggested to me I would likely need a new key and immobilizer. Not 100% sure if that's accurate but it swayed me away from doing anything else with the instrument cluster.
  14. Right hand dash display

    It is possible to turn off the central display on the right hand side of the instrument panel on the dashboard. I can turn the left off so I can see the full rev counter needle but not the right side so I can’t see the full speedo needle. The traffic sign display and forward distance radar don’t seem to have options to toggle them on and off. Unless of course someone knows better !
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  16. Dtc D900 & failure to start

    I know someone who fried a cheapo non silver calcium battery in less than 2 months, I did tell him beforehand to get the right battery but he decided to be tight and buy the cheapest possible battery. Acid batteries and Ford "SmartCharge" is NOT a good combination
  17. Dtc D900 & failure to start

    Regardless of it's age it's still dead lol... Is it a Silver Calcium battery?
  18. Dtc D900 & failure to start

    Battery is only 3 months old!
  19. Dtc D900 & failure to start

    Battery is dead, I bet it starts from a jump. Dash codes are irrelevant btw, they're only codes actually for the dash, usually minor blips in the canbus, needs plugging in to get engine fault codes.
  20. Hi all after some wisdom... My 08 focus 1.8tdci failed to start this morning. Battery voltage is 11.8v so enough to get it going. However it's like the starter won't fire and it just goes womp womp womp dead. Checked the cluster got DTC D900 and from what I read it's a comms issue. So I need to get an obd on it. However, a garage fudge up earlier in the year led to them putting a used engine in the car. Never been right since but it was liveable. Could they have bodged some wiring when putting ye new engine in? It was the correct KKDA engine that was put in. Any thoughts before I end up with a £500 1.2 corsa?
  21. If you could have any car

    Focus MK3.5 ST3 petrol, that's all I want
  22. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge or 8 Plus

    I've had an S7 for nearly 2 years and it's served me flawlessly. I used to keep it in protective cases (Otterbox and Griffin) but found them a swine to find pouches for. I just use a silicone case now, easier to fit in pouches and protects the phone just fine. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  23. What do you clean your car with?

    And this is how the car comes out with these cleaning products.
  24. What do you clean your car with?

    Here's most of the products I have
  25. If you could have any car

    Thought I might throw in a car I'm interested in getting next in a few years. I'm starting to like the mk5 golf 2.0 TDI GT sport. The front looks similar to a GTI plus the 2.0 litre Diesel engine is powerful with 138hp. 0-60 in 9.3 seconds and claimed 60 mpg. There are some with 168hp which reduces the 0-60 to 8.2 seconds and 58mpg which isn't that much of a loss. To compare this with my mk6.5 zetec s diesel fiesta (£30 road tax, claimed 72mpg and 0-60 in 11.2 secs) the 168hp golf is 3 seconds quicker however the mpg is lower plus it's £190 road tax (138hp is £150). Only thing I have to see if these new diesel rules don't affect me in a few years.
  26. If you could have any car

    I've seen some replicas. They do look nice. There's a car dealer not far from me which has a orange one which you can see just behind the first row of cars in front. It's been there for nearly a year now plus recently they have another replica for sale.
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