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  2. Auto lights always ON, Auto wipers single speed only

    Thanks Tom. Is the same sensor shared between auto wipers and lights then? Is an easy fix or dealer job?
  3. Really hope someone can help me or has experienced this before! All of a sudden whenever I switch the engine off either side of the indicators will come on, I can't switch them off and it also stops me being able to lock the car! When I switch the engine back on it runs fine, the hazards come on immediately which is a bit odd as well as the windscreen wipers. All I've done the day before was swap the front brake discs and pads, but none of the electrics were touched. I've tried leaving the battery off all night, but that's made no difference. 2 garages have provided help either. MK1 Kuga 2.0 2WD 59 Plate. Thanks, Jay
  4. Rust!

    The problem is when people think of galvanizing they think of hot dip galvanising. Now that is very good at stopping rust, 30 to 40 years, and it bleeds over to protect cut surfaces, see these galvanizing experiments. But, as in the linked to test of pre galv v hot dipped pre galv (the sort car manufacturers would use) is some way behind that. Pre galv brackets can start rusting in 5 years or less in some cases, particularly at the stamped out edge. Hot dip galv can`t really be used for body panels, certainly body panels you can see, because I`d have thought the finish (for painting) wouldn`t be that good. Typical thicknesses of zinc based anti corrosion coatings : Zinc plating = 10 microns (that`s why zinc plated fasteners rust surprisingly quickly). Pre Galv = 20 microns (can range between 7 and 40) Hot dip galv = 55 microns plus
  5. Hey all, Does anyone know if a steering angle sensor would cause limp mode if faulty? Car keeps randomly going into limp mode and code for steering angle sensor circuit failure is being shown. Thanks, Andy.
  6. Snow, ice and snow socks

    As expected the supplier "Top Gear car products" has sent me a new pair of Tyre Snow Socks, that`s excellent service, and well warrant a link for their £29.95 snow socks. I`m feeling particularly positive toward them so will put the fact that one of the socks ripped on the suspension down to bad luck (plus don`t "waggle" the steering wheel whilst using snow socks...) and repeat that they did actually get me up a fairly steep snow covered hill which my car would NOT go up without them.
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  8. Is it worth parting out a scrapper?

    partly depends on: If you start dismantling it and selling parts do you have space to keep it partly dismantled where the neighbours (and other half) won't complain. When you want to dispose of the remains (possibly not rollable) are you located in a place where you can get a scrap metal merchant to take the remains without charging you for the removal of it. (I am out of touch with scrap metal prices per ton at the moment , they do fluctuate and when high, scrap metal dealers will remove free if they don't have to travel too far)
  9. Dash Cam Installation

    It’s not so bad at the moment. I was looking at getting the F770 set but decided otherwise lol I know they brought some sun glare lenses for the F770 cam. Not sure they will do the same for F800 Pro. I read that they might not due to it might mess with the 2.0 night vision. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. I have always used wire brushes and waxoyl undersealer (not the waxoyl fluid , but the blank undersealer). I expect others have their own favourites "However, the underside is rusty - not corroded." rust is corrosion. "now winter is done with. " not sure it is, we are still in January
  11. Hi, I have just purchased a Ford Focus having driven a Vauxhall Astra for the past 6 years. 1) It may be really obvious but on the SatNav (or maybe its on the trip information display somewhere) I cant seem to see anything that tells me how many miles it is to go to the final destination of a set journey. It tells me the time I am due to arrive and also tells me the mileage to the next junction but I cant seem to find "miles to go"? 2) Is there an easy zoom in / out on the SatNav map display? Many thanks, Mark P.
  12. Clunk clunk clunk

    Thanks dee makes perfect sense. I've been out to the car and tested the abs and can confirm when pulling off with lock that there's multiple knocks. If keeping the engine running and trying multiple times u get multiple knocks. Definatly sounds like its from the drivers side outer cv. Almost like a slipping causing a knock. Thanks for the recommendation with Control arm bushes just a quick question regarding. I've notice they sell bushes or whole complete arms. Not alot of cost added for the complete unit What would be your recommendation? Time vs effort are the old bushes a pitta to remove and fit new would i require a press or any other special tool? And another off the topic question Car was bought as is with no documents apart from the new v5c and one old mot slip. I'm un sure of any service history apart from it was owned by days rentals. Is there anyway for me to tell or check if work has been carried out before. Car is currently sat at around 123k miles and I'm thinking about timing belt and other service items prob bit of a long shot but figured I'd ask.
  13. Focus ST Line X 140

    friend worked for a certain British SUV dealership back in the 80s - factory managed to deliver a metallic green vehicle with a grey tailgate fitted, no idea how that got past QC, then again they did also manage to deliver vehicles with no engine ecu fitted so they had to be pushed off the transporter
  14. Is it worth parting out a scrapper?

    Wheels are easy to sell with good tyres as it's cheaper than buying just new tyres, but being budgets and looking a bit scruffy, not worth much. If you do remove the wheels, the scrap yard often charges extra (or pays less) to lift it rather than roll it so you don't gain anything. The cat will be worth some money if it's original (aftermarkets aren't!) but again the yard will pay less for the car with it missing. Any nice options on it such as cruise or sat nav? You'll probably get the most money in the shortest amount of time and least hassle by selling to one of those places that advertises 'scrap cars wanted for cash', they often pay more than scrap yards in my experience.
  15. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Saw a copy of a letter today from Ford in the US, they’re recalling RS’ for the head gasket issue - hopefully UK isn’t far behind! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Mk3 Dashcam Fitting

    Also, how do I know if I've got auto high-beams (car isn't on the road yet so can't road test)? Is it a Titanium feature or optional/xenon only? If it uses the dimming mirror sensor I'll have to make sure I don't cover it with the dashcam if so...
  17. Mk3 Dashcam Fitting

    Ah ok, no problem. Everything seems expensive to buy when you're as tight as I am lol... I'll have to measure the camera to see how little I can get away with, currently got this saved in the watch list, not sure which size to go for yet though. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Double-Sided-3M-Self-Adhesive-Sticker-Sticky-Pad-Mounts-Pads-for-Dash-Cam-Camera/253325693178?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=552484681953&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
  18. Mk3 Dashcam Fitting

    Afraid its all been used now as this was over a year ago, its not expensive to buy but sure does come in handy.
  19. I've got a 2007 Focus 1.8 Zetec Climate and the MOT's just condemned it to death The engine's had it and it had a few advisories on corrosion last time too. Is it worth selling anything removeable or just get it towed 'as is'? Although the tyres are new, they're only cheapies and the wheels were on the advisory list for flat spots on the last couple of tests Is there much of a market for spares off it, given its age ?
  20. Focus ST Line X 140

    Joe, car looks stunning. I am about to order a 1.5 TDCi ST-Line X in Black (tempted to try Automatic too) and was wondering (as I currently have a Titanium 2016) does it have the full interior lamp set (with map lights), does it have the red theatre lighting in the roof console, does it even have a roof console, with sunglasses holder and finally does it have the theatre lighting in the door casings and footwells as Titanium?
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  22. Dash Cam Installation

    Do you get a lot of sunlight glare off the dash etc as i have a filter on my A119 which helps a lot,i would look at the f770 being cheaper but it fitting it with this stupid plastic cover as i would have to go onto plastic cover.
  23. Ford focus st-line x remap?

    It is highly unlikely that there will be a bluefin remap any time soon. From the bluefin website: Despite being pretty much the same engine (albeit different gearbox), they will not release one until they have completed the testing and validation.
  24. Fiesta titanium

    According to Honest John your 1.6 Official is 48.7 mpg most people get : 41.7 mpg so do you: drive smoothly, accelerate gently and read the road ahead to avoid braking unnecessarily. ... Keep rolling – stopping then starting again uses more fuel than rolling. ... Change up earlier – don't labour the engine
  25. Edge bike rack

    The trailer is out of the question. I wouldn't drive through half of Europe with trailer simply because of 2 bicycles. I am sure I would be able to find there cheap 2nd hand ones / rent it .. much cheaper than whole operation with tow bar. But after deeper look in to topic, I found there is loads of universal high mount bike racks as well some new amazing suck on to the glass systems. So yes we do have options and more of them than initially would seems to be. Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
  26. Ford Sync Updates

    Hi. I have tried the to upgrade SYNC v. 03.00.09 but i had no succes doing it. I have a new formattet USB 4.0GB and i tried both version that are linked to in this thread. I says this "Installation failed, not enough space or not compatible with this version" Is it because i cant update from 03.00.09 to 5.8 are there any loopholes to get the right version? Do i have to use the master reset before installing the new version? /Rasmus
  27. Hello, this is my first post on the forums but I can't think of a better place to ask this question. My 52 Plate Fiesta Finesse is a bit rusty underneath, the previous owner didn't take particularly good care of the underside - since it's mine now and only 70k on the clock I've replaced a few parts Brake pads Brake disks Water pump Expansion Coolant Tank Battery Thermostat Full Engine Service (Sump plug, sparks, oil, filters, etc) Ignition Coil Second hand filler neck (Rusty not corroded) However, the underside is rusty - not corroded. So I was wondering if there's an ideal solution to fix it up myself, and what tools I would need? I will be getting a jack to crawl under it. Whilst at the garage the mechanic showed me a leaky corroded filler neck and I noticed some of the rust, the garage and 2 other garages have confirmed it's in good condition for it's age and these are just age related issues. I want to get it cleaned up before it's MOT in July now winter is done with. Thanks, Dean
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