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  2. Update Sync 2 The Easy Way

    Hi, wondering, between the software early 2016 version and the latest here, what are the changes? what are the improvements?
  3. 1.6 Diesel fuel filter

    thats the same as i use on my car. look at these 2 on ebay max, these will do the job you want eBay item number:253058039147 £17 eBay item number:272378868761 £22
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  5. Dash Cam Installation

    Leave it there i would,i have mine on the plastic where you have put it under it,i didn't want any or as less as possible any sign of looking from outside that i have a camera fitted so all you see of mine is a lens no sticky pad on the window. As said on here thieves are terrible these days for stuff like this so if they cant see it that its a bonus. My choice i would not put it on the side or i would never put a sucker fitment on mine,if you cant see you don't know.
  6. Dash Cam Installation

    You mean one of these under the seat keep it cool! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rechargeable-Li-ion-Battery-4800mAh-Charger/dp/B00BWW4DGC https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rechargeable-Li-ion-Battery-6800mAh-Charger-Black/dp/B00F2L1KI8/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1516330556&sr=1-2-fkmr3&keywords=2V+DC+Rechargeable+Li-ion+Battery+Pack Same principle as a smartphone booster pack! You will need to work out the F800 Amp draw and do some maths x hour x days = Δ mah. If you had a standard Gopro like mine or any smartphone or usb (5 volt) device you could use this massive 26000mah beast! https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B012V9H3WA/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?psc=1 For instance, a 6000 mAh battery could power a device drawing 100 mA (milliamp) for 60 hours. If we had strong sunlight a solar panel battery charger would be useful but they are useless in the UK! >;o)
  7. New Tyres Wanted - and you're help

    £150 fitted per corner...pricey! I'm always a bit dubious of a summer tyre all year round. A pal has had both the Pilot 4's and the AS3's on his MK2 ST and doesn't rate them for grip in heavy rain and/or cold weather. I'm about to get two new front tyres on my MK3 Focus 1.0 and they are currently Michelin Radial X's (whatever they are!) I had Uniroyal Rainsport 3's on my old Focus and they were great in the weather we have in the UK. For the few months of dry weather i'll take the hit for the piece of mind for the rest of the ***** weather we have! I use www.camskill.co.uk to buy tyres and get them fitted at my local Formula1Autocentre. I have used BlackCircles before if the deal is good.
  8. Are Modern cars really that fast?

    Oh agreed, it's an abortion of a car looks wise!
  9. Sudden Drop in MPG

    My old MK2 TDCI 1.8 Sport did about 50MPG. My new MK3 1.0 EcoBoost Petrol does 50MPG My Superchips/BlueFin upgrade makes the 1.0 do 40MPG. Obviously its all how you drive and what sort of roads. Plenty of people rave about high MPG but their journey consists of sitting at 70mph for an hour! I have a mix on my 30mile journey to work of 30-60mph speed limits, round a bouts, traffic lights, uphill/downhill etc so not able to get much of a constant speed to increase MPG.
  10. Dash cam advice!

    I have THIS ONE aswell as the MOUNT Works excellently and i've used the footage in an insurance claim already. I hard wired it into passenger footwell fuse box so only turns on with ignition. Footage during the day and night is superb.
  11. Dash Cam Installation

    I think thats why I went looking for the cig fuse as I remembered what you said in prev post lol Now I was thinking of leaving it in the car where I work, i literally park like 20 metres from my work usually on main road which is a one way street. The area I drive through to get to work can be a complete nightmare. Ironically when I got to the area I live in some stupid kid on one of those push scooter things was on the main road and went through the red light on my left as I was turning right (and yup my lights had turnt green), it was funny seeing his silly face look scared and scooted a long doggedly trying to not fall over, luckily for me I was paying attention and wasn't bombing it round. And thats one reason why I got this dash cam lol I just need to install the rear camera and ill be covered back and front lol Like I said ill be leaving it in the car when I travel in july and park up in the long stay car park. Hopefully by then Ill be able to find a battery back I can connect as well to give the cam some more juice...or I may decide to just get one lol
  12. Dash Cam Installation

    I would leave it where it is - thieves target those males and will know either way however you try and hide it. My GOPRO and Smartphone go in the exact same place - although i remove em when i leave the car. Shame they arent detacheable - when you hit a pothole and need evidence against the council or some nutter bumps the side of your car its nice to be able to take the camera out and film it but i suppose a Smartphone will always do! The lighter socket fuse was what i recommended first lol It is designed for that specific purpose of adding things in the circuitry of the cars now. People think its like the old days when you can just bosh it into any old fuse - I made that mistake myself once. Although in some cars it doesnt provide power when the ignition is off - thats what I would assume the Super-capacitor is for.
  13. Hello all I have just got a set of St2 Recaros mk3 2013 I believe however my car is a 2015 mk3.5 facelift will they be a straight swap? As I’m now reading on some st US forums that wiring is different or gives air bag errors? Current seats are manual cloth zetec/s red stitch, and upgrading to red ST2 manual half leather. Has anyone complete this task? Any help would really be appreciated thank you in advance 😊
  14. MK7.5 Fiesta ST-Line - Subtle Mods!

    That’s what I thought, with the black window trim I don’t think the wind deflectors would add too much looks wise, and as you say they actually increase the wind noise, especially on motorways etc.
  15. MK7.5 Fiesta ST-Line - Subtle Mods!

    Yh, there is fine line between making the car your own and ‘over modding,’ making it look cheap and boy racer like...
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  17. Dash Cam Installation

    I will lol I just need time to read this damn manual lol Ps I managed to get the parking mode to work lol I had to move the piggy back from the ignition fuse I used to my cig lighter fuse which is constantly powered by the battery. Got the “parking mode is on” 20 seconds later after I had turned engine off. This is where I mounted the F800. Was debating weather to move it to the left behind the windscreen black dots to hide it more but was concerned I wouldn’t get the best of views for cam, thoughts? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  18. Happy Birthday

    Tomorrow is the 12th Birthday of my Fusion. In the last 12 years she has been utterly reliable, never broken down, never failed to start, and never given less than 40 mpg across a tank. OK, she's low mileage at 63k, but she's always lived outdoors, and has never let me down. Not a spec of rust on the body either, although she has been waxoyled several times now. She looks a quarter of her age and ticks like a Swiss watch, so I can't see any reason to sell her. Hell, its not inconceivable that she'll spend the next 12 years with me as well. All bought and paid for, all going well. I chuckle at these folk who pay hundreds a month on a new car loan (or even worse, PCP) when comfortable, dependable motoring can be had so cheaply. OK, she's not set my Y fronts ablaze with desire, the neighbours look down their noses at her, and she's never likely to get me laid, but if you're one of those old fashioned people who buy a car for transport (and not to impress people you don't like anyway) then this is the way to do it. So happy Birthday Miss Zetec, and may you have many more like it.
  19. New exhuast for my ford focus

    Yeh after reading around I think that’s what I’ll do. Thanks for the help
  20. Modified Fusion

    Yes indeed. Mine is the facelift which originally had the amber indicators, but I swapped them out for a pre facelift set. Its a direct swap, very easy, and the only other change required is the addition of orange indicator bulbs, or Silvatecs in my case.
  21. Engine warning light

    Yep, an informal special ops company formed from, of all things, engineering corps personnel. Not a job I'd have relished!
  22. 1.0 petrol versus 1.5 petrol

    The 125 is up the the job, though it needs working if you're pressing on. The 1.5 has more power, but its not as eager feeling, the delivery isn't as pleasing, and the 95% of the time you're not using the extra horses its supping more fuel. The 125 just feels nicer. If outright thrust bothers you that much then neither motor is the one to choose.
  23. 1.6 Diesel fuel filter

    All the same filter.
  24. 1.6 Diesel fuel filter

    Oh good idea!! It actually came up with this one: https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Ford_Focus_1.6_2013/p/car-parts/filters/engine-parts/fuel-filters/?503590488&1&b91fb327f7ae972ab478663f483f69861e034931&000140 Thanks
  25. Flash Code 16 - No crank.

    It will be done tomorrow night with pics! 2nd hand loom £40 eBay. Will have a go and if it holds all well and good, if not I know it's only £40 👍👍👍👍
  26. 1.6 Diesel fuel filter

    yours is probably https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Ford_Focus_1.6_2013/p/car-parts/filters/engine-parts/fuel-filters/?503590488&1&b91fb327f7ae972ab478663f483f69861e034931&000140 just type in your reg and it will come up with one, just see which one looks like yours
  27. Flash Code 16 - No crank.

    That sounds similar to what I had in mind. Push pin into the ECU "clean cut", then solder the pin in while you can get the iron on to it. Then get the loom wire as close as possible, wrapping round the pin, then solder again, trying to bridge the two. There may not be direct copper to copper contact, but it is the best you can do in the circumstances. Maybe look out for a 2nd hand ECU loom later, I suspect a new one would be an atrocious price, if available at all. But I think this joint should last quite well if protected.
  28. 1.6 Diesel fuel filter

    Hi, my 2013 Focus diesel 1.6 is due for a fuel filter soon as it's done about 20k miles since it was replaced last. Slightly confused as i have come across 2 types of filters. Can someone please confirm that this is the correct one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263069800813?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 Any advise in replacing this filter will be appreciated!! Thanks in advance
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