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james_60

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james_60 last won the day on October 21 2011

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About james_60

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  • Birthday 08/30/1985

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    Jamie

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  • Ford Model
    Focus Mk3.5 2.0 TDCI ST-3
  • Ford Year
    2016
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Worcestershire
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    10,001 to 15,000
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  1. Hi :-) The Card (SD CARD) is what contains the Map I have a feeling it is this one :- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-LATEST-FORD-FX-2017-SAT-NAV-EUROPE-SD-CARD-MAPS-FOCUS-MONDEO-KUGA-SMAX/222537687938?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D43781%26meid%3D743fab1eab4549a4a2ba38fc5a67d417%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D332264818417 Your unit is made by Blaupunkt Hope this helps anyway Jamie
  2. It should not be that loud. Was that a hot engine or a cold engine. Also, Was the correct oil put in at the last service, Is the engine cover around the oil filler supposed to have a break in it ? How many miles has it done This engine DOES have Variable Valve Timing. I suspect the Variability system has failed or is failing and that you should take it to ford for it to be checked Bearing in mind this is a Volvo 5 pot engine (Volvo B5254T3) Jamie
  3. Hi Replace Air filter. Are your brakes binding if they are thats a big hit on mpg. Are you doing long journeys or short ones. Stick some Millers ecomax in the tank (i use it at every fill) (cleans things) Jamie
  4. It will say ford because it will have a ford part number. but the amp etc inside the unit etc etc is made by sony, Ford are now switching to Bang & Olufson I notice the sound improvement Immiediatly over a ford standard unit. Ford were using Visteon-Sony
  5. Be sure to update your headunit software to version 3.10 (sync 2 update) unless you have sync 3. The sound comes out at the rear much better after the update. Let me know how you get on with the upgraded speakers :-) Jamie
  6. From experiance with living with Ford cars since the 1980's Ford has used a paper mix cone, its nothing new, and tbh theres nothing wrong with paper cones, That is why they offer an upgrade either as an accessory at the dealer or a factory fitted option ie upgraded system for example like mine i chose the Premium Nav option which included 10 Premium Sony Blue Plastic cone speakers, i say plastic but im sure they are not just plastic, Plus, You can fit 1000W speakers in each corner but they will Likely only be fed with 20Watts Each, Due to the power rating of the *amp installed If you want to install a seperate amp then that leads you down the Modified Garden path. And TBH Im impressed by the sound quality from my sound system, Jamie
  7. I will be looking in my spare wheel well tomorrow. I will reply if i find water. etc Jamie
  8. Hi I dont have a roof box BUT Take a look at the ford accessories site for some inspiration http://www.ford-accessories.co.uk/focus/2014/transportation/roof-transportation?intcmp=other:acc:pdp:prod-list-view::select-product-group That way you can get an understanding of what you can fit to your car, Hope this helps somewhat Jamie
  9. Is ford doing anything about this ? I know its not there fault cars are being stolen but, Are major car manufacturers jointly talking about the keyless system ? Could the keyless system be phased out because of this ? Jamie
  10. pokes tongue out at you hehehe Jokingly of course Jamie
  11. cars are being stolen in the village where i live (Chilswickham Worcestershire) Last week a New 4 series BMW was stolen for example Not happy. Worried Worrying Is there anything cheap i can do to prevent my car from being code hacked Jamie
  12. You are most welcome :-) Reason i say leave touchscreen cal/settings is i got in a flap one day when i coudnt exit the touchscreen calibration etc i woudnt want you to be stuck in that mode. :-) Jamie
  13. Hi Press next track and eject and the same time until a menu pops up :-) Dont touch the "Touch screen calibration menu or anything to do with the touch screen !!!" Jamie
  14. glad i have been of help. There is another way of updating software but its not authorised and may "Brick" your car (Brick ie like a locked out or inoperative phone) Jamie
  15. Hi Shane I cant answer "Your" question but "Ford" will not update it unless There is an issue or Fault that requires the software to be updated. I can say however that usually a software update may give your car better fuel consumption, perhaps iron out some flat spots, but dont expect wonders, Jamie