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btmaldon last won the day on November 5 2011

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About btmaldon

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  • Birthday 01/05/1962

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    Focus ST-2
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    10,001 to 15,000
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    Chelmsford, Essex
  1. I had what I thought was a bearing noise on my ST when I got it. Fortunately it turned out to be the tread on the inside of the nearside tyre was stepped. This was causing the droning noise. If you can run your hand around the inner tread you should be able to feel if it is level or not.
  2. I've never has an Osram bulb blow on me and I always use these. It maybe because I always garage my cars and therefore it is not subject to the lovely British weather.
  3. You probably need a stethoscope to confirm where the noise is coming from if its mechanically driven. If its driven off the auxiliary belt you may need to take it off. and run it. Its been a long time since I delved into a motor that far.
  4. Whole car shuddering at that speed suggests it is the rear end. It could just be rear wheel balancing and or tracking.
  5. Very nice. Thinking of getting mine stickered up.
  6. Ive just fitted the Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited's to my ST main and full beam and they are so much better than stock.
  7. Last KA we had with a constant grinding noise was due to the water pump being on the way out.
  8. Either the Heater Control Valve is stuck closed or the Thermostat is stuck open.
  9. That sounds like a cop out. If it is a 2016 car it should be covered by the manufacturers warranty. If the car is suffering from water ingress this is a manufacturing fault/issue and should also be sorted. Ive never heard of a 2016 car with such a problem before, or is this a different car to the one you have listed against your name?
  10. Its your rear wheels that need either balancing or the tyre wear is very uneven. When its the rear the whole car feels like vibrating at around 70mph. If its the front it tends only to be a vibration through the steering wheel at around 30mph.
  11. Ive never had the Nightbreakers blow on me and Ive used these in numerous cars. I have just purchased the latest Nightbreaker Unlimited's which are supposed to be more reliable and brighter still than previous types. I only fitted these Yesterday so haven't had a chance to test these out yet.
  12. You could try disconnecting the battery for 15 minutes and see if that corrects the issue.
  13. I'm really impressed with how much LED's have improved over the last two years. Unfortunately I just ordered some Osram Unlimited bulbs as the ST2 headlights are really no good for the cars performance with standard bulbs. My previous BMW had Xenons which were great and are sorely missed. I have used Nightbreakers on numerous cars with great results before but will look to try the LED's once they are CE approved.
  14. Its already got one. When you turn the ignition off, do you get a message on the screen to press ok to deactivate interior sensor?