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  2. rear centre arm rest mod

    ive just been given this and was thinking maybe i could mod it into the rear of my focus as i have leather recaros and the center seat is raised and no one really sits in the middle .has any one done it or thought about it ? it has drinks holder and storage come from a focus fusion.
  3. Catback exhaust ?

    Hi, i have the 1.0L, i just changed my backbox to an ST one as i didnt really want anything too loud, just a nice tone when put foot down. But obv now looking at remapping and when that's being done i will have the full exhaust system done. at the moment it's between Scorpion or Mongoose (recommended by the remap company), but i'd like resonated, so again it's nothing too too loud - not a fan of all this miltek stuff
  4. Edge bike rack

    Any one have experience/ advice how to? what to choose for caring 2 bicycles with Ford Edge. I do not look for tow bar option as my car do not have one fitted and to do it now would cost £450 plus another £400-500 for bike carrier, so perhaps might work cheaper to get cheap bikes in teh destination and than dispose them after use ;) As well cannot get roof mounted one as I have panorama roof :) yey.. So my only solution is tailgate rack... but than we do have that BIG PLASTIC SQUISHY SPOILER. As said I do look to carry 2 cycles externally! Any tips, guides, propositions...
  5. Possible Mk3 Boot Leak?

    Should be fine for what you need it for mate, just be careful not to try and force out the silicon too quickly, that's pretty much the only thing that might break the gun.
  6. Possible Mk3 Boot Leak?

    Fair enough, I'll stick to a triggered one. Didn't want to spend more than a fiver on the lot ideally though. Reckon this Poundland gun would work? http://www.poundland.co.uk/tommy-walsh-caulking-gun-9
  7. Battery Poles Reversed --> Car Dead

    I think @isetta suggestion to disconnect the wiring from the alternator is a good one, that way if it is shorting out electrically because the alternator is knackered, you're left with the rest of the system which hopefully will work (as a test). If the car is still "dead" after taking this step then it may be that other more expensive things are broken like the ECU/GEM which I suspect wouldn't make financial sense to replace. Fingers crossed it's just the alternator.
  8. Possible Mk3 Boot Leak?

    You'll be better off using a standard type tube with a cheap mastic gun, you can usually get a good enough one for about £5 from B&Q/Screwfix etc. The squeezy bottle ones tend to be more expensive and don't give you the same level of control. Regarding what silicon to use, I've not used it personally but I'd suggest taking a look at EVO Stick gutter sealant as it's description states it design to cope with movement, extremes of temperature and can be applied to both plastics and painted metals.
  9. Hi, yeah i'm after the guide for the skirts/front lip also
  10. Hello everyone hopefully someone can help me out with this problem. My ac cluch is not engaging I'm not getting 12volts at the cluch. Can't seem to find out any information about where the ac cluch relay is. Ac button and recirculation light up. Can someone please let me know where the ac relay is and any fuses on the circuit as I haven't a fuse box diagram. Yours sincerely Steve Evans
  11. Keyless entry retrofit?

    Thanks for all the advices. It was just a thought , I had it on my Fiesta and, it was very practical. Anyway, from your description, that's got to be a very expensive and potentially unsafe idea.
  12. Possible Mk3 Boot Leak?

    I've just bought a Mk3 after looking round a few... Every single one I looked at had a wet boot...do any of them NOT leak as standard!? Anyway, I've pulled the bumper off this morning and, as expected, found both rear 'holes' full of water...and ice as it's freezing lol... Have left it to 'dry' (it's snowing and 1c so that'll go well...) and will finish the job on Tuesday weather permitting. Will need to get some sealant tomorrow though and wondered which to get? Needs to be as cheap as possible but I want to know it'll work. I also don't have a trigger thing so has anyone tried the squeezy bottle style ones?
  13. Snow, ice and snow socks

    I`ve just been out having a play.... The road, a fairly steep hill TBH, has some snow on it, an inch ? It wasn`t that cold, only about zero. The Focus would not go up it. I`ve heard all these theories that you should just creep up not slipping the tyres, but, actually, I`ve found the most successful technique seems to be, if the car starts skidding, to waggle the steering wheel. But whatever technique I used it wouldn`t go up. I then put the snow socks on ("Fix and Go") and it went up with only a little bit of slipping. However, I then backed down again to try a hill start. It started going up but with difficulty, eventually it wouldn`t move at all. When I got out the passenger side sock had come off on the inside and ripped itself against the suspension. I had to cut it off.... The socks were the right size, they were TIGHT and took some getting on, particularly with cold hands..... I was NOT putting loads of revs on either, though when the car started slipping I put a few on to try and clear the snow, which seemed to be working till the sock caught itself on the suspension.... It may be good advice NOT to waggle the steering with snow socks on your tyres, I admit when the car started slipping instinct made me try that, and it did work, but not for long. Basically I`m not sure I`ll bother with any more snow socks. They do work, to an extent, but I`m concerned, to put it mildly that two are now U/S in only two days, and they take a bit of getting on, and, by definition, when it`s COLD and wet ! The first, on the wife`s Yaris are the same type, but branded "Fit & Go".
  14. Which automatic Fiesta to buy?

    Hi, my fiesta was registered jan 15 (64 plate) - I've only had the car myself a year, properly driving it since may. I've had some jerky/shudders, but nothing maor & wasn't sure if it was just myself (new driver) letting off & wrong time when auto box was selecting? unsure. but is there anyway i can ask ford to check if my has the TCM? or latest gearbox software sorted? recently took it to main dealer for major service - they ended up doing a 2nd year service only, did not stamp book & on paperwork wrote my mileage down wrong saying it had done 10,000 more than it had. car is currently over 17,000. so after some phone calls other week ref this, they decided to sort spark plugs,, rectify all paperwork correctly/stamp book and some kind of allignment? they hadnt done as i wasnt worried about brake pads as they were being changed in a month or two myself to sport ones. Also air flter was not fussed about as it has an aftermarket one. so, reckon i ring ford customer service tomorrow? as i mean warranty expires end of month. but also i have a cone air filter on it (forge motorsport) & ST backbox on. this would not affect warranty / issues to gearbox would it? ( i have mountune cooler/boost/turbo hoses)
  15. Things I Don't Like

    Sometimes you can't always assume someone drives like a knob because they feel like it (or are mentally deranged) but like you said could of been a medical emergency. A lot of us just assumes when someone driving fast, weeving through traffic, and overtaking is some boy racer.
  16. MPG

    Over 12000 miles, 9 Months. Mixed styles and conditions. Heavy foot, for a reason chosen sport, not necessary the reason was speed but still. 210HP , panoramic roof big rims etc.. 36MPG - 42MPG depends on condition. If treating my baby with TLC and drive like pensioner range can hit 500miles. If hitting Autobahn.. sorry 300 miles range is max.
  17. nice snow pic

    Actually snowed a little today in the morning.
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  19. Keyless entry retrofit?

    Compared to the normal remote central locking system the keyless entry system is no larger security risk. On both systems the doors can easily be unlocked by intercepting and transmitting the keyfob signal. Compared to the conventional ignition key system the keyless start system is a major security risk. On a keyless start vehicle the car can be started by simply intercepting/transmitting the keyfob signal and pressing the start button. The only reason why I still have my car is because it has a conventional ignition key system with folding keys. Last Year my car was parked inside a large parking garage. When I arrived at my car the doors were unlocked and the storage compartment in front of the OBD port was removed. Because the car was unlocked by intercepting/transmitting the keyfob signal the alarm was also switched off. After the thieves discovered the conventional ignition barrel they moved on to the next Ford. Several Fords were stolen that day and they all had keyless start.
  20. I was thinking about this last night and putting the lug nuts on loosely then taking the car out for a drive and that should free the wheel then I cam across this lol
  21. Replace Washer Motor

    but is it a faulty washer pump? is there power getting to the plug on the washer pump when you press the washer button? how do you know it's not faulty switch? you might be lucky and it might just be a dodgy connection on the plug on the washer pump and a clean etc might fix it. I have no idea if you can get to the connector plug without doing the dismantling described above.
  22. Hi, I would appreciate some advice as having searched the forum archive I cannot find the same issue I have. I have a 2014 Fiesta Titanium with rain sensing wipers. The operating stalk if flicked down should cause the wipers to operate once. Except they don’t. If you move the stalk to intermittent they work fine. If you move to normal the wipers don’t work, but they will work on max speed. If you press the end of the stalk the wipers will wipe the screen a few times then stop. I have turned the auto wipe function off, as i thought this may be the problem but no difference. On or off my normal wiper function doesn’t work. Any ideas please? thanks Andy
  23. Mk8 Delivery Delays?

    Good to hear. Thank you for the information. At what point does a dealership order number get translated into a Ford Build / VIN number? If my order is "confirmed" does this mean it's with Ford but hasn't been assigned a build number and build date? Do you know what it means if an order is "PVLB"? Thanks
  24. Lots of grinding when pulling away

    1.8 diesel has dual mass flywheel i think. i know they can be problematic but I am not sure quite what noise would be expected from it. But i would have thought that reverse would be affected also . when the dual mass flywheel is going I believe it creates a lot of iron filings which will be visible if you remove the starter motor and look in the hole. I believe the iron filings can jam up the starter motor as they are attracted to the motor by the magnets in the starter motor. but as above it does sound likely to be gearbox
  25. Engine under tray scraping?

    recently since its gotten alot colder theres been really annoying loud scraping sounds coming from under the car when driving along. Im not talking about driving over speedbumps. Im just driving a country road and it sounds like the car bottoms out on slight bumps in the road. looking under that car the lowest point in the engine under tray and nothing is hanging down. surely the tray shouldn't be scraping on normal country road driving. Ive got a Ford fiesta 2013 titanium x 1.6tdci. Has anyone else had this???????????
  26. Water leak

    i had 1.6tdci fiesta. it leaked coolant a small amount but i could not find where. I put radweld in it (not being a cowboy but I just could not find where the leak was). after a few weeks it seemed to leak a bit more. The radweld had actually helped me though because I found a red streak (from the red radweld) coming down the engine from the plastic thermostat cover on the end of the engine above the clutch bellhousing when I was underneath the car. The thermotstat cover is quite hard to get to on 1.6tdci fiesta mk6.5 and the leak would not have been visible when looking under the bonnet.
  27. Catback exhaust ?

    @zain611 Thanks mate but sadly i dont live in U.K (if the company you mention is from there). Im in spain, far away in some kind of paradise islands :P So that option wont work out for me but thanks anyways! @Luke4efc Thanks friend! i know about the sound matters, here in Spain too if you are too loud you draw attention and can be fined. But i dont like too loud, thats why im interested in the resonated models, that are quieter, right? @Gommy Wow! beautiful fiesta you got friend! thanks for the pics and reply, hows the performance? any better, same? And, the fitting is not quite a problem. I have a friend of mine thats a mechanic and specializes in modding so i would get the job done there. Thanks to all for replies!
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