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  2. Sounds like you've checked most things tbh! Did you check the MAF as well as the MAP? What was the specific air intake fault code? Underboost? The intake pipe from the filter is under vacuum when on boost so shouldn't be hard, boost pipes after the turbo should be hard. Could be faulty injector(s), the 1.8TDCi has a common fault with them around 2008/09.
  3. I always use a Ford main dealer but I wouldn't go near Bristol Street Motors. Bought a Renault Kadjar from them recently. Big mistake.
  4. Windscreen stone chip repair

    I had a chip repaired years ago on a Granada. Absolute waste of time. Eventually had a new windscreen.
  5. 2013 Fiesta Powershift Problems

    Hi all, I have read through the forum and would like to share the issue I have for the benefit of any advice you may be able to offer. I have a 63 plate Fiesta 1.6 auto. I bought the car from Toomeys in Laindon, Essex in August of 2016 and on pick it up it shuddered down the road from 1st to 2nd gear. I went immediately back in to the showroom and the salesman came out with me. He suggested the issue was due to the ‘front wheel spin’ as I pulled away. Right…Anyway the problem was very apparent and just two days later I went back to Toomeys who washed their hands of the problem and suggested I took it to Essex Auto Group Ford at Dunton next door. Essex Auto Group were superb. They told me there was a known issue with the gearbox, took the car in and resolved the issue. A few months ago my son moved to Dublin to live with his fiancée and took the car with him. It has now been re-registered. Low and behold, a couple of weeks ago the issue has started again, some 8000 miles after the work was carried out. I telephoned EAG and they said they are unable to carry out warranty work on warranty work and suggested I speak to a Dublin dealer, with a view to that dealer speaking with Ford to try to remedy the situation. I asked what work had been completed and they said there was a TCM software update and a new clutch fitted. They said they couldn’t supply any paperwork as it was a warranty job. I have now written to Ashley Ford in Dublin as per their suggestion and am awaiting a reply. If I manage to resolve this issue, is it going to happen in another 8,000 miles? Do you think I have recourse to get this fixed free of charge as surely 14 months on a new clutch is unacceptable? Any help and advice you are able to give would be gratefully accepted. Thanks, Mark.
  6. Focus ST Line X 140

    Yeah I did think on the way home about that 😂
  7. Are Modern cars really that fast?

    Ditto on the T5 rumble/snarl, I'm not lucky enough to own one but have always enjoyed the times when I've been a passenger in a MK2 ST or RS and the driver has revved it out. The RS in particular never failed to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when revved out hard, you actually "feel" the engine revving out.
  8. 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!)
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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?
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  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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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