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FORD FAIR – SILVERSTONE – 6TH AUGUST 2017

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YOG

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    Rick

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  • Ford Model
    Focus ST
  • Ford Year
    2016
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Sussex
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  1. Can you put a link to that battery with a lifetime warranty, and does your car have stop/start?
  2. That Exide EFB 110 Car Battery (EL752) - 3 year Guarantee is £108.58, delivered, from Tayna Batteries: https://www.tayna.co.uk/Exide-110-EFB-Car-Battery-EL752-P10100.html
  3. I always check the manufacturing dates on tyres before having them fitted. Just because they haven't been used, doesn't mean they were recently manufactured, or are even from the same batch. Date of tyre manufacture: The date when a tyre was manufactured is marked on one/both sidewalls (near wheel rim). The code on the tyre usually preceded with DOT and ends with the week and year of manufacture. E.g. a DOT number ending in 2714 means the tyre was manufactured in the 27th week of 2014. British Tyre Manufacturers’ Association Subject: Replacing Car Tyres – Important considerations: http://www.btmauk.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Replacing-car-tyres-important-information.pdf
  4. I switch my tyres front to back every 3,000 miles/6 months, to even out wear. This also gives me the opportunity to properly clean the wheels, and give them a protective coating. When they are worn, I usually go down to Costco and get the higher discount for 4 tyres.
  5. wheel

    If it went in to have the tracking checked and adjusted to within spec, then it appears this has been done. It has had 4 wheel tracking carried out, ensuring all 4 wheels also align with each other, so they all point in the same direction when travelling along the road,so preventing the car "crabbing". The "Red" right rear camber reading is different to having the tracking set, and would need to be "shimmed" to bring it within spec.
  6. In the FORD FOCUS Owner's Manual (2015 CG3630en 01-2015), there is a “Note” under “Locks”: "Note: When you lock your vehicle for several weeks, the remote control will be switched off. Your vehicle must be unlocked and started. Unlocking and starting your vehicle once will enable the remote control."
  7. Simple answer is in your last post, They've adjusted the tracking, badly! You should have mentioned they were checking the wheel alignment, in your first post.
  8. http://www.ctek.com/gb/en/page/whycharge/12v-battery-charger Unlike many battery chargers available on the market, a CTEK 24V or 12V battery charger will react only to the needs of the battery meaning that every CTEK charger is suitable to charge, condition and prolong the life of all of the above Car Batteries.
  9. It's not a question of whether the rear is adjustable or not, the front wheels should be aligned with the rears, to ensure all four point in the same direction. Even "non-adjustable" can be "shimmed", if required.
  10. If you don't have 4-wheel alignment, you run the risk of the car "crabbing" down the road. If that happens, you need to turn the steering wheel to compensate. http://www.alignmycar.co.uk/what-is-the-difference-between-tracking-and-four-wheel-alignment/ http://www.alignmycar.co.uk/start2/?gclid=CNz1k8W9_tECFVS4GwodKUkA4Q
  11. Did you have 4-wheel alignment done, or just the front?
  12. Not sure how Ford set up their regeneration system, but on the Citroen C4, one of the things it does is switch on the heated wing mirrors to load up the electrical system/alternator. Some C4 owners have wired in an LED bulb behind the mirror glass, which lights up when regeneration takes place.