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    The 50mm drop and Mondeo allows make a BIG difference to the look/stance of the car, very nice.
  2. No worries mate, personally I'd say go for the wired version as it virtually guarantees a stable connection, bluetooth is fine whilst it's working but if it has one of those days where it won't connect or stay connected, it's not what you need if you have a problem you're trying to urgently diagnose.
  3. Haunted Car

    It seems unlike that the 2 so close together could be coincidence, for example if you do have some sort of electrical fault that was/is causing certain electrical system to stay powered up even when the car is "off" it could be enough to discharge the battery (depending on what the system are are that are staying on, condition of the battery and charge state of the battery).
  4. Glovebox socket

    My MK2 Ghia has/had the air conditioned glovebox, IMHO it's a stupid idea and disconnecting the pipe to remove the glovebox is just another fun step when trying the change the pollen filter! 1st time I did the pollen filter the pipe got removed and where it connects to (not the glove box end) plugged. I always wondered what Ford thought people would actually use it for as most people don't drive around with the AC on all the time?
  5. Most of us on here have bought from Tunnelrat Electronics, it has the correct "chip" in it and should work as intended, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence from forum posts that a lot of the ebay versions are either "clones" or just plan crap i.e. keeps dropping connection or just super slow. Neither of which you want if you're trying to write a change to the car!
  6. Focus 2015, no clutch.

    Nope, just for playing dumb on anything that might cost THEM more than 50p to fix!
  7. Headlights. Traffic L/R setting plz help

    I don't think it is in the owners manual, hence peoples confusion. Just checked the latest Ford "online" version and couldn't find any mention of it. FORD UK =
  8. Sudden Drop in MPG

    As long as you don't use Morrisons diesel regularly you should be fine mate. Morrisons use the full 7% legal allowance of bio-diesel in their fuel which means more soot, more carbon build up, less bang for yer buck and more chance of yer fuel filter clogging in really cold weather. (It annoys me that they don't price any cheaper than the other supermarkets despite their diesel being inferior to all the others).
  9. Thermostat opening temp duratec petrol engine

    My wife's MK2.5 1.8 petrol also warms up pretty quickly, curious to know what the problem is that the Op is experiencing.
  10. Focus ST Line X 140

    If it was late on a Friday afternoon I wonder if they would "notice" a "Tangerine Scream" bonnet on a "Magnetic Grey" car?
  11. Are Modern cars really that fast?

    Ditto on the T5 rumble/snarl, I'm not lucky enough to own one but have always enjoyed the times when I've been a passenger in a MK2 ST or RS and the driver has revved it out. The RS in particular never failed to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when revved out hard, you actually "feel" the engine revving out.
  12. Focus ST Line X 140

    I love Ford's approach to QC. "That doesn't look quite right but I'm not sure why.....never mind I'm sure it'll be fine and no-one will notice!)
  13. Diesel Stalls At Junctions After Long Journeys.

    I'd be VERY surprised if the fuel filter seal replacement doesn't fix your issue, going on the symptoms you've described. Also make sure the "collar" that holds the seal and housing lid in place in nice and tight because the tiniest bit of air getting in can and likely will cause problems. The collar came slightly loose on mine and after 1 hour on the M1 the engine cut out on a slip road in rush hour traffic . The root cause was simply that the collar had worked loose enough that it wasn't applying enough downward pressure on the seal and it had clearly been letting a small amount of air into the filter housing. Tightened it up and 3 months later not had any problems. Don't forget to post back in a couple of weeks etc to let us all know if it's actually fixed.
  14. Are Modern cars really that fast?

    Yes but it looks like this!
  15. Headlights. Traffic L/R setting plz help

    It adjusts your headlights according to whether you are driving on the left hand side of the road or the right. Have you not looked in the owners book?