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  2. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    Next time this 'case manager' phones you up to tell you that, you should let her know that it is not really up to the garage to decide what assistance they should give, and that Ford UK should be making the decision based on the many previous occurrences of the issue. They should then me telling the garage what work they are required to carry out, not the other way around. But it does sound like you could be in a for a long one. Maybe to speed the process along, request a courtesy car free of charge and I'm sure they will get a move on
  3. Can I clean off or is this straight replacement of pads?
  4. Hi all, I am new to this forum and am looking for any help/advice possible, we have a Ford Focus Ecoboost 1.0 63 Plate, when my hubby was driving to work last week it starting making a rattling noise with the oil light flashing up and starting chugging/losing power, we called the RAC who towed it to our local garage now upon inspection the mechanic has said that the oil isn't circulating around the engine, it has always had oil in and we have never had a warning light for oil until now, - he just said that it could be a case of changing a part but he wouldn't be sure what part and it could turn into an expensive job trying this and that and then could still need a new engine, he has advised to get a new engine or try to get a second hand one, I will admit now that I know absolutely zero about cars so don't know where to start looking, also I have heard about these engines having problems and also about a recall that was issued that we have never received but not sure if this would apply to our car,
  5. Stalling issues

    Hello I have got an1.8 to 2010 ford mondeo mk4 over the last month I have notice that my car stalls more on hill starts first I thought it was just me being stupid & I lifting my foot of the clutch to quick but it not I notice when I get the bitting point I have to give more gas then normal to move off otherwise the car stalls if I am on a hill I have had a new clutch flywheel last August so dont know what it could be any ideas would help plus i don’t know if it my imagination but some time if seen as if the clutch pedal don’t come al the way back to its normal position after i change gear so if I got any questions nor answer for me please let me know thx in Adv
  6. Stalling issues

    Hello I have got an1.8 to 2010 ford mondeo mk4 over the last month I have notice that my car stalls more on hill starts first I thought it was just me being stupid & I lifting my foot of the clutch to quick but it not I notice when I get the bitting point I have to give more gas then normal to move off otherwise the car stalls if I am on a hill I have had a new clutch flywheel last August so dont know what it could be any ideas would help plus i don’t know if it my imagination but some time if seen as if the clutch pedal don’t come al the way back to its normal position after i change gear so if I got any questions nor answer for me please let me know thx in Adv
  7. Security with 'Passive Key Entry'

    Yes it is a problem, and (probably unsurprisingly) very easy to do. As far as I am aware, there is no way in which you can disable the PKE system without having to go through loads of re-programming. Thieves only get away with this when people keep their keys near the front of their house, where their vehicle is right outside. Fortunately, the key transmits a low-frequency radio signal (which is what the thieves use to steal your car), which can be blocked completely by metal. So, by putting your keys in a small metal box or metal key cabinet will make it impossible for anyone to steal your car without actually having the key.
  8. Heating problems Fiesta titanium

    If your car is the Titanium version it is quite likely to have temperature controlled climate control. This means that when the thermometer inside the vehicle (not sure where it is) notices the temperature is getting too hot, it will blow some cool air to help regulate it. It does this frequently to keep the air temperature as constant as possible. If there is actually a problem I am sure someone here will correct me.
  9. I've been reading on here and other places on the internet about the security of the 'Passive Key Entry' system and how easy it is to break into a car fitted with this system. Is this really a problem as the press would suggest? Is it possible to disable the PKE system and just rely on pressing a button on the key fob? I'm also aware about moving or locking access to the port. Also, using a Faraday bag may help while the car is parked at home, but its a bit of a faff to use when out and about. With the fob tucked away in the bag does it have any range at all, will it still work even if very very close to the car?
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  11. Climair Wind deflectors

    The US deflectors work with little noise
  12. Fiesta titanium

    This is around about like mine and i do very local driving,don't know how people can get over 40mpg on a normal 1.6. With my car and a few on here i would look at around 35mpg. Its through the menu,press the end of the stick and go through vehicle then i cant remember if its info or warning to tick. I have added a PDF ford manual below,look under instruments,it might help you,its a full manual. ENUSA_CG3545_FTA_og_201010.pdf
  13. Dash Cam Installation

    Ok then so its back to my old A119 then,it works A1 and very sharp picture being 1440p Seeing the size and type of the f770 800 and the pro it looks a great shape similar to my wedge type,i tried mine under the window but its so low down on the window i aint that keen on it,well eddieboi nice bit of kit. It just round here leaving a £300+ camera on a window i don't think it would last long this is why i go for a cheaper £70 job and is well hidden and does the job.
  14. Sorry if I have posted in wrong section but am new and if I have please could admin move to correct section I am sorry if this is the case am not been lazy it’s a genuine mistake . I have a Fiesta titanium 2012 1.4 petrol automatic. Great little car. But when the car car is at normal temperature the heating is nice and warm. Then for about 5 seconds it blows cool air out then goes back to hot again. Then a minute later repeats and just carrys on doing it I didn’t notice this tho for first week or two after buying from ford. Can anyone else else tell me if they have had this sort of problem before. If so is there a reason for this ?. Is this normal ? What is the fix ? Thanks for taken time out to read and reply to this
  15. I know this is old but doesn't the st-line start at 99bhp and the older zetec s start at 123bhp? I had titanium with sports kit added which was 99bhp, which was stolen, so bought zetec s after which has 123bhp. Can't fault zetec s feel the power difference which pull much more and pisses all over many car in 4th on A roads like they ain't even there
  16. Nothing different, st-line just replaced the Zetec S. So just bought a zetec S with st-line on ur receipt. Nothing to worry about in have 2013 zetec 125 and love it
  17. Hi, Bannko.

    I need your know how to get all these essentials to activate my 2016 Ford Kuga Titanium x satnav and would appreciate approx. costs of all apart from an SD F6 CARD, this is I have cheers, ANDYMCF.

  18. Another consideration, if there’s fluid getting onto the disc, your pads will be contaminated with fluid aswell.
  19. OBD won’t connect

    CANBUS fault? Peter has a guide for testing the resistance of the canbus networks.
  20. I’ve changed seals and pistons successfully before, it can be a bit tricky so unless you are someone who is into the real mechanics of how these bits are assembled I’d go for chucking a recon caliper on it. You strictly speaking don’t need a flare spanner but do be careful undoing the hose. Any sign of it starting to round off, stop! I had a job on a Peugeot 206 a couple of weeks ago doing rear shoes and cylinders. Thought the brake pipes and securing bolts were never coming out! Bolt heads weren’t even hex shaped anymore! Put some serious heat on them, smoke belching out from the seals in the cylinder lol. Got them all out though with no casualties or 2 piece bolts.
  21. Brim the tank, drive for 4 days, then brim the tank again, work out your MPG from that and see if the engine really is using that much fuel, or if your fuel sender is faulty. I think you'd notice using 25L of fuel instead of closer to 5L! Your car must smell beautifully rich!
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  23. Smax faulty horn please help

    When you say the relay "switches" have you physically tested for continuity between the switched contacts or are you just hearing the click? They can still click (the electromagnetic coil is still working), but the contacts make no contact inside it. Does anything else not work on the steering wheel if you have any steering wheel controls? Any ABS/ESP lights?
  24. Just out of curiosity (I haven't used my stands yet) - where's best to stick them? I figure the pinch weld I put the jack isn't a good place for the stands.
  25. Rear drum brake stuck

    Ref: stuck drum brakes. Yep, happens in my car all the time. Wash car, put it away, they groan the next morning. Happens in the Jaaaag as well, rear discs notwithstanding. I would like to meet the man who invented drum brakes, and shake him warmly by the throat. My 1983 Mini Shi*te, er, I mean Sprite. Drums all round, 1275, 10 inch alloys. Like The Terminator, it absolutely would not stop after you'd washed it. Lesson well learned. As Dee says, insurers don't like you mucking about with braking systems. Another lesson learned when I changed my R6 Rover Metro from a 1.4 GTa to a 1.8 VVC. 75BHP to 160 BHP we can do, but brake mods? Er.... tell us about it.
  26. Get some stands with that jack. Do not go under a vehicle raised only on a jack - If the jack hydraulics fail or the car is shifted the car falls - if there are no stands, then it falls onto you. I bought a jack, and a pair of 3 ton stands for £30~, it is just not worth the risk.
  27. Hi from Lancashire!

    Hi I'm Mark from Lancashire just thought id put a quick introduction on here say hi, I'm the owner of a 99 escort 55 van and love it! Slow but full of character 😂😆 hope to talk to many of you gain some knowledge and hopefully hand some out if possible too, thanks! 🙂
  28. Clunk clunk clunk

    Like Dee_82 said, there is no guarantee that it's been done if the aux belts look new, but it is prescribed to change the belt/s when doing the timing belt (as they need to come off, and are the "stretchy" type), so the markings should be present in some shape or form. My old belts (with 84k) were marking less when they came off along with being crazed all over.
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