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  2. If you could have any car

    Sounds about right. The new tax system is going to be great for me though when I eventually get a Subaru. Tax will have gone from £520 a year to £140!
  3. Sync3 Firmware and Nav Updates

    Been down most the afternoon. Anoying when you rely on it .
  4. MK4 Titanium X Estate

    All I can say is that this is my first diesel car (and I wanted the Titanium X Sport model) and after reading that the 2.0 wasn't that economical, I decided on the 2.2. Over the 4 years (nearly) of ownership, it's averaged 40mpg, which I'm happy with. My journeys are mainly on minor A and B roads, Towns/villages at either end and some major A roads. My previous car was a ST24 which averaged 28mpg, but I had a LPG kit fitted and based on the fact that the cost of LPG is cheaper than petrol, it was calculated that the car was achieving an equivalent of 35mpg (something like that). I then worked out that if I bought a diesel car then it would need to achieve at least 38mpg to make my day to day running costs as close as possible. This was when diesel was 6 pence a litre more than petrol. So that's why I'm happy with 40mpg. My friend has a 2.0 diesel (163ps) Kuga and that has only averaged 41mpg. Not quite like for like but it gives you an idea. If you have a search on google for "mondeo 2.0 tdci fuel economy" or similar, you should find some more information (plenty of chat on this on the Talkford forum). I'm not trying to put you off a 2.0 but just making you aware of what I found. There are plenty of sport models with the 2.0 engine out there, 66 nationwide on Autotrader, though there are twice as many Titanium X models.
  5. Windscreen stone chip repair

    It costs £25 excess for a chip or £75 for a new screen... So 3 chips and you might as well have a new screen instead... Having a new screen through Admiral did put my premium up the next year. It has to be declared as a claim, though it doesn't affect your NCB.
  6. If you could have any car

    Lol I hope not. Even though there's that diesel scrapage scheme I can't see everyone having around 6k to spend on a newer economical car. No point also getting a 2017 car made after April due to massive increase on their road tax. It's like the government is stopping people from driving.
  7. Focus ST Line X 140

    Just had a look at the lights at night, they don't look as bad as they did in the daylight. Still may change them though I've had climair ones before on a fiesta, I like the idea and the look but found them to squeak which I couldn't stand lol
  8. Ford Focus Brake light probiem

    So no brake lights with either old or new tailgate now? If the fuse is definitely good, it sounds like your brake pedal switch might be faulty, and it's just a coincidence about swapping the tailgates.
  9. If you could have any car

    I'd have the Lexus LC500H. Stunning to look at and to me the perfect sports car. Sorry but I'm a hybrid convert. Oh and the days of diesels are numbered.
  10. Sync3 Firmware and Nav Updates

    Thanks for that - it looks like they charge or am i reading it wrong?
  11. Are those LED or those halogen bulbs with a blue coating? When I replaced the front sidelights to the LED ones I noticed the previous owner fitted halogen bulbs with the blue glass. I thought the reason for them having blue glass is so they give out a white light but they where just yellow. I don't know where these LEDs are from as they were spare ones my dad had. I ordered some LED sidelight bulbs for my grans car and some LED number plate lights for myself from autobeam so can give you feedback for them when they come and fitted.
  12. Help very much required. For the passed 2 weeks almost every day I seem to be having trouble with my car. I have a 2017 ford fiesta zetec 1.0 ecoboost. Sometimes when I am stopped in traffic then go to pull off, as I find the biting point and release the emegency brake the car does not move, even when I apply the accelerator. When I then go to reapply the emergency brake it feels very stiff and won't depress. If I try to move off again it does the same thing. I have to aggressively push the brake a few times to get it to unstick. This has happened a few times specifically when I have released the clutch a bit too fast and twice after the car has been stalled (when it doesn't' ask for a manual restart) but other times it just happens when it's a normal pull off. It is important to say that once the emergency brake has been released in these situations the car does not roll forward or back. I've checked the brake servo to see if something was wrong with that, my brakes aren't spongy and usually just applying the lightest bit of pressure stops the car so I am not sure what is going on. My clutch seems to work fine too, my auto start stop works and I have to push the clutch down to start my engine, I also have no problem with changing gears (beyond the odd occasion where it pops out of reverse but this happened in my instructors car too which is the same model as mine) have tried to Google it but nothing that sounds like this pops up. I would prefer to know what it may be before taking it to the garage. If anyone could please help me with this I would very much appreciate it!
  13. Help very much required. For the passed 2 weeks almost every day I seem to be having trouble with my car. I have a 2017 ford fiesta zetec 1.0 ecoboost. Sometimes when I am stopped in traffic then go to pull off, as I find the biting point and release the emegency brake the car does not move, even when I apply the accelerator. When I then go to reapply the emergency brake it feels very stiff and won't depress. If I try to move off again it does the same thing. I have to aggressively push the brake a few times to get it to unstick. This has happened a few times specifically when I have released the clutch a bit too fast and twice after the car has been stalled (when it doesn't' ask for a manual restart) but other times it just happens when it's a normal pull off. It is important to say that once the emergency brake has been released in these situations the car does not roll forward or back. I've checked the brake servo to see if something was wrong with that, my brakes aren't spongy and usually just applying the lightest bit of pressure stops the car so I am not sure what is going on. My clutch seems to work fine too, my auto start stop works and I have to push the clutch down to start my engine, I also have no problem with changing gears (beyond the odd occasion where it pops out of reverse but this happened in my instructors car too which is the same model as mine) have tried to Google it but nothing that sounds like this pops up. I would prefer to know what it may be before taking it to the garage. If anyone could please help me with this I would very mich appreciate it!
  14. Strange Ticking Noise When Cold

    That sounds valve gear noise like to me. The noise mine makes is as if there is a fast ticking clock in the background, it sounds completely independent of the main engine/valve gear noise. I'll try and get a recording of it.
  15. If you could have any car

    I cant help but love, want need Eleanor the 1967 gt500 same colour, same everything, not the best car in the world I know but for me it ticks every box and back to reality I go
  16. problem with radio

    Hi I have a 09 plate Mondeo Titanium X, Twice now the convers+ thinks there is no radio in that I can't use the voice stuff and the dash display has the radio greyed out even though the radio etc is still working fully, It is as though the radio is turned off but its still on. Can anyone suggest anything? Kind regards Graeme
  17. Focus ST Line X 140

    You'll also want chrome indicator bulbs to get rid of the orange tint in the lenses. T15 Cree LED reverse bulbs are also a good upgrade. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F172078850989 Climair or Heko vents are also a stylish and practical addition (they reduce wind noise with windows open and cut down on water run-off from the roof pouring onto the door sills). Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  18. Ford Focus Mk3 Rear Bumper Reflector Leds

    They look great. Where they easy to wire in?
  19. Cant enter radio code

    The code is not direct entry. Each button scrolls the code. Example - 4321 would be button 1 press 4 times, button 2 press 3 times, button 3 press twice and button 4 press once. Once done then press button 5 to submit the code. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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  21. Fiesta Mk6 blowing hot air only

    Is it a digital or manual AC control unit!?
  22. Hi all, i have a strange probiem with my Ford Focus 1.6Tdci Mk2 5 door Someone ran into the back of me and damaged my rear boot/hatch. I replaced it with one from the scrapyard and now none of the 3 brake lights work. The side lights on the rear come on when the lights are switched on, the rear indicators/hazards work, the wiper and the rear window heater all work but not the brake light. I have checked the bulb and both filaments are fine. However I did notice the fuse (15amp on fuse location 132 was blown) and I’ve replaced it, but no joy, and it’s not blown since It defintley worked on the previous one. I even tried the previous one and it’s the same, no brake lights I’m no electrician so I’m a bit stuck on what to check next . TIA for any help
  23. If you could have any car

    I think someone on here asked much the same question a couple of years ago but there was a £100,000 limit! My choice was an American 50s Ford pickup, a 65/66 Mustang AND a 70s Ranchero! You could get a half decent one of each of them for about 20 grand a piece. The rest of the 40 grand would be spent on maintenance and petrol!!! New, fast cars do absolutely NOTHING for me! What's the point in a car that can do 185mph in a country where the speed limit is 70?
  24. Cant enter radio code

    I have a ford fiesta with a 4500 RDS E.O.N i have tryed to enter my code but it wont let me enter the first number of the code it will take the 234 numbers but not the first.Nothing comes up when i press the first digit no number just keeps flashing.
  25. DPF replacement, argh!

    Cheers might look at that. He's arguing against the wrong description, said I'm free to return for a refund but at my cost for postage. Not having any of it, despite having documentation from ford proving the moron wrong!
  26. Dtc D900 & failure to start

    What voltage do you have when the car is running?
  27. Windscreen stone chip repair

    It's worth getting fixed before it spreads, it's usually guaranteed and your insurance will usually recommend this
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