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  2. Potential battery issues

    I wouldn't worry about it. You certainly did a good job on those terminals.
  3. *** Fiesta 3 years warranty query

    Closing this thread as the answer has already been explained multiple times.
  4. *** Fiesta 3 years warranty query

    The mandatory warranty that a manufacturer has to provide is, I believe, just 6 months. After that, you're technically into things like the car being not 'fit for purpose'. However, warranties are an area that most, if not all, car makers are competing on. So the likes of Kia are offering 7 years, their sister company Hyundai are offering 5 years, and so on. Essentially a warranty stretching into years is a legal agreement. Part of the agreement is that if you want the warranty repairs to continue, you agree to meet certain conditions. The only time in recent years (that I can think of at least) that manufacturers have come unstuck, is when they were saying they'd only honour the warranty of a vehicle that was serviced by them. But this wasn't because of regulation in the 'warranty industry', it was because a court said this was an unfair clause in contract law. It's the case that the servicing requirements could reasonably be fulfilled by any garage. Unfortunately, many less reputable/pirate companies (Ford included as I found out) will still regularly try to wriggle out of warranty agreements and legal obligations as a matter of standard practice. So unless the OP can prove that having to pay to service his cars during the warranty period is an unfair practice, he'll just have to lump it. One observation though. If the servicing costs of brand new vehicles annoys him, why not negotiate a servicing package as part of his purchase deals?
  5. Interior Rear Light - Help please

    copper one's i've seen people say
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  7. Re Attaching Rear Door Weather Seal

    My dad has had this issue with his mk3 focus we tried everything finally resorting to duck tape which did the trick however it looks terrible. In the end dad took it to a ford specialist who said there was a TSB for this problem so we had it sorted and touch wood the rubber strip has stayed attached to the car.
  8. Heated Screen Problems

    I had one replaced on my previous Fiesta (due to large crack) and after a few months the left side was taking a lot longer to clear than the right and then the left stopped working altogther. I ought to have got the windscreen company (can't remember which one ) to have a look but never got round to it before selling car. The left and right are separate circuits in case anyone wondered. I checked the voltage and there was voltage there. As the left side failed gradually it makes me think there was some problem whereby the volts could get through but when there was a huge power demand there may have been a lot of resistance on a bad connection? The screen connector has spade connector fixed to the copper strip in a lump of plastic, I do not know how it is fixed on, but I would have thought if that connection was poor then it would get hot and melt the plastic. But if there is a poorly soldered connection in the main fuse/relay box perhaps something like that could cause it? I recall Mk5 Escorts had a common problem with the fuse/relay boxes having poor soldering in them.(I had one where this affected the ignition circuit, heater fan and dip headlights and another where it affected the ignition circuit and heater fan - on both, the solution was to rewire those circuits bypassing the faulty bit, relatively easy on cars of that age - not so easy now) Anyway, I am not sure checking the voltage at the connector is good enough as a voltmeter tests it with no load whereas the heated screen uses loads of power (the only thing that uses more is the starter motor). I also have a friend with a 2005 fiesta where the screen does not work. I have checked the voltage is there on both sides(it is) but screen does not work, There is continuity between the positive and negative on each side of the screen. So again I can only think it is an electrical problem where it can't get the adequate amps through.
  9. Focus 2005 1.8i Duratec swirl flaps

    Think this problem was resolved by 2005 think it was the early mondeo's with this engine that suffered. The common symptom is a loud ticking/knocking noise when revving the engine. This can sound like terminal engine damage (Big end noise) but is usually the swirl flaps.
  10. Potential battery issues

    Yeah lol - was worried the terminals had started to corrode but turns out it was just old grease and dirt but it came off quite easily. I read in the Haynes Manual about letting the car sit at idle and wait for it to reach operating temperature so that it can relearn; I let the car sit for 5-10 minutes and it reached about a quarter of the operating temperature before I took it for a drive. Did I leave the car idle for long enough or would it be worth disconnecting the battery, reconnect it and let the car sit for longer?
  11. Any guess on what these wires are?

    [emoji41] Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  12. MK8 125bhp remap

    Only the performance upgrades (MPxxx) and certain parts are approved. Racing upgrades (MRxxx) are not approved.
  13. Any guess on what these wires are?

    Well that was unexpected, glad you figured it out and got rid of them.
  14. maybe give it a post in the fiesta sub forum, someone should know.
  15. MK8 125bhp remap

    Mountune is Ford approved, so the warranty stays in tact I believe.
  16. Depends on country. My car has halogen lights and headlight washers so I suspect it has the additional fluid reservoir.
  17. MK8 125bhp remap

    I also got wind deflectors. They look fantastic in Black. The number plate bulbs are Led indeed. As an addition i 'd suggest a metal footrest to match the pedals.
  18. Focus ST Line X 140

    Joe, looks good in black, looking forward to seeing more pictures. Do like those wheels.
  19. MK4 Titanium X Estate

    Thanks for that. I did subsequently notice that the sport model had the jets in the bumper so figured that was probably the case. Shame the sport model mainly comes with the 2.2l which is renowned for being thirsty. For me, if it's gonna be a diesel, it's got to be economical.
  20. Number plate lights

    Autobeam looks great thanks very much for that :)
  21. MK4 Titanium X Estate

    I think the Xenons were an option on the Titanium X, (standard on the Titanium X Sport) the standard would be the AFS headlight (projector type that swivels when you turn the steering wheel. You should be able to find the sales brochures online to give you an idea on spec and options. Just have a Google.
  22. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge or 8 Plus

    I was looking at the S7 (not the edge) as the prices have gone low now to buy but the one big thing with me is the battery life,i don't use it a lot at all. No games/music just the open a app a few times a day like news/facebook etc,is the battery good on the S7 or is the S6 just as good. I aint a person who likes a lot bigger than the 5'' screen but the S8 looks an amazing phone and reviews looks spot on.
  23. Android 7.0 stopping news feeds.

    I know there a lot of Android people on here,any of you had problems on a app stopping other notification sounds like no sound when item ending on ebay or outbid and amazon don't make a sound when item is being delivered,all setting are 100%.Im back to android after a few years and don't know all these problems.
  24. Saucy sandy

    I have a ford focus titanium 1.6, my little problem is have the brake light on, all the time. This then knock the demister out-rear. Also the temperature is missing and lights come on for airbags and seatbelts.
  25. MK8 125bhp remap

    No it doesn't but I'll keep an eye out for a set of wind deflectors, always wanted them on my old car but completely forgot about them. I'm not 100% sure atm but I think that my car has LED's for number plate bulbs.
  26. *** Fiesta 3 years warranty query

    The warranty is for any parts that are defective and the labour to replace those parts. Not the labour to replace serviceable replacement items that are changed during a service. The terms are in the document. You can have warranty work done at any time - not just during routine servicing.
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