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Russ last won the day on April 23

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  1. Number plate bulbs

    Easy answer is yes they can and do get hot.
  2. Mk2 Focus Front Break discs Size

    Brembo disks/pads and they were 278mm. (1.6 petrol mk 2 facelift)
  3. Pipe Leaking In Engine Bay?

    Was the pipe against the bulkhead? If so it could be the drain pipe from under the scuttle (as you thought), you ‘may’ find the pipe is full of debris causing water to collect and drain out only under certain conditions. (Had it once and unblocked the pipe/hose with a long wire rod)
  4. Engine System Failure.

    Could also try a quick clean and light lube of the throttle body as it isn’t a hard job (only need to disconnect the pipe from it to gain access) and only takes minutes but as TomsFocus says get an ELM onto it for any codes.
  5. Due to ‘ongoing’ problems with the ‘ecobooms’ Losing their water, like iantt says, I doubt you’ll have any problem.
  6. Fiesta Ecoboost 1L Engine Problem?

    Quote: “he did say from their limited experience with Ecoboost engines they were a little thirstier oil wise than other Ford engines.” I’d say filling up from min to max more than once in a year is more than ‘a little’ thirsty!
  7. The alarm setting itself?
  8. Where is it?

    Look underneath the car at the front of the engine. 👍
  9. Speedometer Colour

    Not sure how hard it would be as a DIY project but this place can do them .... (I would assume it’s just changing the LEDs but would you chance damaging the board doing it yourself?)
  10. fuming ...

    Traction control is the ‘light with a car with skid lines’
  11. Brake squeak (brake pedal)

    Return spring on the pedal rubbing against the location it’s hooked onto? You could try a little (and I mean a little) grease where it rubs in the hole. Used to happen on my mk6 Fiesta & it irritated like crazy!
  12. Help! Overflow Hose Failure.

    He’s logged onto the Fb page now, hopefully he goes straight to Ford!
  13. The owner of that page, Louise O’Riordan has since managed to get AutoExpress to run an article about the problem using ecoboost owners information (reg/mileage/photos etc) which is due to run in November’s Issue I think. The Facebook list of damaged cars is growing daily!
  14. Dodgy remap?

    Just what may appear a ‘daft’ question but mapped to ?
  15. Help! Overflow Hose Failure.

    If I were you I’d be getting in touch with Ford and not letting your local garage touch it. As I said, that Facebook page explains everything. Your local garage may replace the part but there’s no guarantee you haven’t already damaged the engine.