drsdriver

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About drsdriver

  • Rank
    Settling In Well

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  • First Name
    Graham

Profile Information

  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus Titanium MK3
  • Ford Year
    2012
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cheshire
  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000
  1. Could try doing a service, oil & filter change, definetly a fuel filter change and a air filter. With out much more info on a lumpy engine , it's hard to diagnose.
  2. My money is on the alternator, the smell you described is probably from the alternator . A battery smell is like rotten eggs, so can rule that out. As above , check voltage from the battery when idling, or a cigarette voltage meter u can pop in the cigarette holder.
  3. Yes, BP Ultimate just as good as Shell V Power.
  4. This is what I use in the car. Shows volts all the time . http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dual-LED-USB-Car-Phone-Charger-Cigarette-Lighter-5A-25W-360-Voltage-Temperature-/131511485835?hash=item1e9eb2058b
  5. I used to have 215/55/16 on my Titanium, but changed all 4 tyres to 205/55/16 91v Goodyear efficentgrip performance. The mk3.5 also use 205s so no problem being the wrong size ! Much much cheaper per tyre than 215s . About £48 from Amazon. Does effect the speedo very slightly, makes the speedo over read which is a good thing, less chance of speeding then. I also have the annoying 15 spoke something alloys, does my head in trying to clean them.
  6. This is what I got in the car. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dual-LED-USB-Car-Phone-Charger-Cigarette-Lighter-5A-25W-360-Voltage-Temperature-/131511485835?hash=item1e9eb2058b Displays the running live voltage of your battery when driving and also when engine switched off. When running it's about 14.6v and engine off about 12.5v. when you connect a phone to it to charge, it tells you the amperage it's consuming to charge the phone up. Great piece of kit and fast at charging too.
  7. Car looking great there, I love the colour too, that's the colour of mine. 😊 Another mod that looks good is the Nolden daytime driving lamps that fit in the triangles at the front. Very bright and adds a good stance to the front of the car.
  8. The screens on dash cams turn off when driving , so no distraction, all be it they stay on for about 3 minutes then it goes off.
  9. Possible head gasket problem or try replacing the coolant expansion bottle cap. The cap is a pressure cap, so this could be the cause. Cheapest option first.
  10. I've got the Transcend pro100 dash cam and it's very good. Amazon has got the pro200 on offer at the moment at the same price as the 100. The 200 was voted Best Buy by auto express a few years back. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcend-DrivePro-Video-Recorder-Built/dp/B00GRYT5QI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1478461480&sr=1-2&keywords=transcend
  11. Maybe your battery was low to start with.? Thought with the engine running, the output should be 14.6v ? That's what mine reads with the engine running ! See what other people say !
  12. Great tyre, got them on my mk3 focus only different size 205/55/16 91v They are very quiet and have improved my fuel mpg. They have lasted well too, MOT and service last week said 3.5mm left on the fronts, and 5.5mm on the rears. The car has done 15,000 miles since they were put on. So they are lasting well.
  13. start/stop

    It's purely down to electric use in the car, wipers, blower, headlights, heated screens. It doesn't need much of a drain to stop the stop/start working. Winter is the worst for all car batteries. Try switching most accessories off when driving if weather and conditions allow to allow the battery to recharge. Or get a smart battery charger and charge over night. Ctec 5.0 are good.
  14. My money is on the battery being flat.
  15. You sure your car doesn't have stop start ? I've got a 2012 Titanium and mine does 62 plate. Stop start doesn't always work, but you can tell if you got it by the button on the front console in front of the gear stick. Next to the front and rear window demist button.