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  2. Headlights. Traffic L/R setting plz help

    The setting is for which side of the car you drive on and also for which side of the road. UK is right hand drive and EU continent is left hand drive. *Beaten by Damian
  3. Are Modern cars really that fast?

    Yes but it looks like this!
  4. Headlights. Traffic L/R setting plz help

    It adjusts your headlights according to whether you are driving on the left hand side of the road or the right. Have you not looked in the owners book?
  5. Are Modern cars really that fast?

    My uncles Nissan Almera Tino Automatic is quicker off the line than most cars and that's about 13 years old!
  6. Sudden Drop in MPG

    I stopped buying Supermarket grade fuel years ago after a pal showed me the inside of a petrol and diesel fuel filter after a year of use. Some people may think i'm wrong but it's only what i've been told, read and seen with my own eyes. Supermarket fuel is a lesser grade. Legal yes but not filtered as much as BP, ESSO and Shell. I did have issues with my old TDCI which had a gunked up filter in the fuel tank as well as a worn diesel pump too.
  7. Instrument Cluster

    Bump
  8. Brake Pads Question

    Mintex 1154's on mine.
  9. mk3 Focus Ecoboost 1.0 125 Mods advice request

    I've got a BlueFin and although i am impressed with the 3rd gear pull for overtaking when needed i'm not as happy as i thought i'd be. Especially as it claims to improve mpg but even when driving normally i only get 40mpg to a tank whereas i was getting 50mpg. I wanted a rear engine mount but Mountune state it's only fr the 1.6 EcoBoost and not the 1.0 EcoBoost which is a tad annoying. I still get a bit of suspension engine vibration when pulling away quickly. New Eibach springs are ordered too which i hope will aid handling as well as stance. Has anyone done any other mods to their 1.0 EcoBoost Focus?
  10. Focus Bulb Lists

    What indicator bulbs would i need to replace the standard ones in the headlamp clusters etc Jamie
  11. Hi :) What is this setting all about and is mine set properly Jamie
  12. Today
  13. Hi Does anyone hereown a mk2.5 rs reg M5 51 MOM jamie
  14. Losing Things Down The Back Of The Handbrake

    Until my dog finds it [emoji4] Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  15. Help

    I need some advice please. I tried jump starting my 57 1.6 Ford focus and cross wired the leeds, realising I had done wrong with a big spark I took the cables off and went and brought a new battery. Car won't start at all ive checked my fuses and it says engine system fault. Have i broken it Cheers for any help Colin
  16. EGR/DPF problems?

    Bought my 2nd Ford diesel (Titanium ECOnetic 1.6 Fiesta, 2014 mk 7.5) 3 months ago from a very reputable dealership. Previous diesel was 1.4TDCi climate, 2008. Have had 10 previous cars since the 80's, all petrol though. Liked the Fiesta diesel as used for frequent long trips between March & November. 27k on the clock, first 2 months had worry-free motoring with great mpg. · · BUT In mid-October, 10 days after the last long trip, the fan was running for 4 minutes after ignition off. Never did this when it was hotter weather & nearer 20C ambient temp. Rang dealership, was told it was DPF regeneration & “not to worry”. Was travelling 100 miles that night, but noticed the journey had much reduced mpg by over 22%.from frequent trips before...mpg stayed much lower until had returned, then picked up again. Rang dealership on return, no appointment available for 2 weeks...so took car back early November. · Left car for 3 hours, was told that the EGR valve had frozen open, "see how it goes". Was apprehensive coz warranty expired in 2 days... but assured the "error codes" had been deleted. Assumed the valve had been cleaned as it had been indicated via error code. · Drove another long trip (over 200 miles, mainly motorway) 3 days later. First leg fine, as normal, second leg on return showing reducing mpg again - perfect conditions & rpm over 2k most of the way. · Next morning did short journey (2.5 miles) & fan started running after ignition off. Did the same with fan overrunning for 3 days (all short journeys). Mpg plummeted. If it were DPF regeneration, I had just done a long trip the day before this started! Only reason I could think was EGR stuck open again - sending more particles through the DPF, even on a perfect regeneration trip. Rang dealership, but next appointment was in 2 days... · Mpg now over 30% down but fan had stopped running after ignition off. This time was told "fan should run after short journeys anyway" & “it uses more fuel in cold weather!!” (what doesn’t? lol) & "we never physically looked at the EGR valve, just cleared the error codes & did 5 updates on the software". Been asked to monitor all dashboard readings . As far as I could, I had already done so! Have fuel receipts & mileage details. ECU didn't even register the last regeneration date after these updates the week before. Mpg down from 67 (normal) to 41 at worst (4 days ago). · No error codes at all now - but obviously SOMETHING IS WRONG – most likely the EGR valve? Should I get an independent report of the actual physical mechanics, & not rely just on laptop readings as the dealership do? · Since I went there a few days ago, there has been no fan overrunning at all & mpg is slowly climbing again, but still 15% down from normal. Dealership did nothing except check laptop ECU readings. Think the EGR valve may be sticky in colder weather, but I'm not a mechanic… Now waiting for next faulty cycle, in the meantime not good for my peace of mind. I have heart trouble myself & I am also primary carer for someone who relies on this transport in an emergency. I’m definitely not a mechanic but I have a brain to try & understand… very disappointed after paying full screen price for a 2014 Ford from a Ford Dealership I trusted. Ford UK take note please! (apparently this version unavailable in US). ·
  17. Help

    I need some advice please. I tried jump starting my 57 1.6 Ford focus and cross wired the leeds, realising I had done wrong with a big spark I took the cables off and went and brought a new battery. Car won't start at all ive checked my fuses and it says engine system fault. Have i broken it Cheers for any help Colin
  18. Dealver vs Private

    Definitely dealer. I would only buy privately if the price was so low that I could afford to forget it if something went drastically wrong.
  19. Dealver vs Private

    Would agree with you. When me and dad went to check my fiesta I have now we looked around the body (bodywork is immaculate excluding a few pin dents) and the car drove nicely. It's just a day after buying when we noticed the car would puff white smoke for a few seconds after being started after several hours. We think it's a leaking injector. The owner said its had a new clutch, timing belt, water pump, new seat cables and it's been remapped. Sadly there's no paperwork to prove that. The owner said he'll send it but nothing. It kind of made me not very happy with the car but after 3 to 4 months of driving it I'm kinda getting used to it and happy with it. Clutch to me feels great, no slipping and it properly catches when engaging it. Stuff like remap I just have to investigate. What I'm saying is there are some people who may lie or not give prove of certain work which may be done. With my car for example the guy bought it for his wife and said he did this work so she doesn't break down. I'm sure with dealers they give you a warranty. Thankfully at the moment the car drives lovely but the injectors may get sent off to get reconditioned. Also there may be people like myself who can't afford a car with a dealers asking price
  20. 09 ford focus zetec cdti 1.6

    DPF or turbo, I would usually expect an issue that is sufficient to trigger the "engine malfunction" warning on the dash would usually trigger a code. Some codes don't stay active but are stored historically, simple code readers i.e. £15 off Amazon type readers often only display "active" DTCs. Do you have and ELM327 cable and Forscan (software) or are you using a cheap generic ODB2 reader?
  21. If you could have any car

    I would like some kind of Tesla. The specs are good, and I like gadgets. Unfortunately in my car park, there is nowhere to park that would facilitate charging. That, or a Focus RS. Just as long as i'm not paying for either. Totally impractical.
  22. Hi, I'm looking to fit LED halo ring fog surrounds onto my mk7 Fiesta. There are a few places I can get them but can someone please tell me how easy they are too fit? Hopefully someone has fitted these and know what do do! Here's a link to the website with instructions but still don' understand as haven't done this before 😣 thanks for any help! https://autobeam.co.uk/collections/fiesta-mk7-5-2013-2017/products/drl-indicator-led-ring-kit https://autobeam.co.uk/collections/fiesta-mk7-5-2013-2017/products/ambient-led-ring-kit
  23. 64 Plate Focus Zetec

    New car picked up today Focus 120 Titanium 1.5 cdti http://s201.photobucket.com/user/Coopes_01/media/23736135_10155169891615765_3839209067283867036_o_1.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
  24. 64 Plate Focus Zetec

    New car picked up today Focus 120 Titanium 1.5 cdti
  25. Focus ST Line X 140

    Joe, any response to the floor mat issue?
  26. Ford Fiesta ST Interior

    It is an ST-3 and the dash and all the buttons look so cluttered, but the drive 😈
  27. Dealver vs Private

    Thanks for your input, i was thinking the major thing to test for when buying private is head gasket failure and you can buy a test kit for 30 quid or so, if the head is ok then theres nothing That much worse
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