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JW1982

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  1. The 2nd trip computer is only active on the MK3.5 instrument cluster (software). The MK3 instrument cluster (software does not support this function. Updating the PCM should take less time than the instrument cluster. On most PCM types somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes. Did you use a battery charger during the update? It is highly recommended to connect a battery charger during the software updates. The update process can take a lot of power and causes the battery to drain pretty quick.
  2. I retrofitted the original IVD system (ABS, ESP and TCS) to my previous Focus MK2. To retrofit this system you need the following parts: * IVD pump assembly. This assembly consists of the pump and the BCM (Brake Control Module). * IVD pump bracket. This bracket is different from the ABS pump bracket. * 2x front ESP sensor. ESP sensors (Blue) are different from the ABS (Black) sensors. * Steering angle sensor. This sensor assembly is mounted onto the clocspring behind the steering wheel. * YAW sensor assembly. * Engine bay wiring harness. The IVD system has more/different wiring. The IVD pump has a 47-pole connector while the ABS system has a 26-pole connector. * Interior wiring harness that includes the wiring to the steering angle sensor, the YAW sensor and (in case of the MK2) to the ESP switch. As an alternative you can choose to modify the existing wiring harnesses and add the addtional wiring yourself. Below some pictures: IVD pump assembly. 47-pole connector. IVD pump bracket and mounting hardware. ESP front sensors. Steering angel sensor. YAW sensor assembly. I made the additional wiring myself. This wiring is soldered onto the existing wiring harness and insulated with shrink tubing. Location of the steering angle sensor. Location of the YAW sensor assembly. Original ABS pump removed. IVD pump assembly at the left. ABS pump assembly at the right. The IVD pump is a bit larger. The IVD pump installed. Soldering of the additional wiring. Wiring harness finished. Programming and calibration of the system. Because my car was electronically fully converted to a MK2.5 I used a MK2.5 IVD pump assembly. The MK2.5 IVD pump also supports the DDS tyre deflation detection system. I did not install the ESP switch because the MK2.5 has the ability to (de)activate the ESP system from the instrument cluster menu. The complete retrofit took me about 12 hours and the needed parts costed me about €200,-. Except from the ESP front wheel sensors I bought all parts from a local scrap yard. I disassembled all parts myself to make sure they were in excellent condition and also to know the exact location of all parts.
  3. There is no real need to remove the cilinder head to remove the carbon deposits from the cilinder head bores and valves. Specialist companies can remove the carbon deposits quite easily by walnut shell blasting. This is generally a lot cheaper than removing the cilinder head.
  4. Based on Etis you have the 9-speaker Sony audio system without satnav. This system has a 4.2 Inch full color FCDIM. To retrofit the satnav system you need the following parts: * 5 inch full color FCDIM with SD-slot that is compatible with the old Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system. * SD card (original or copy). The SD-cards for this system are the V cards (V7 = 2017). * Dashboard panel surrounding for the slightly larger 5 inch FCDIM. * Control panel with satnav buttons (very rare and not really needed because the satnav functions can also be controlled from the radio menu). * 50 cm antenna cable with the correct Fakra connectors at both ends (Fakra Z connectors will always fit). This cable is needed for TMC reception. The FCDIM is connected as a pass through device between the original antenna cable and the ACM. * if needed 2 wires between the FCDIM and ACM. The 2 wires used for satnav audio communication between the FCDIM and ACM are usually not installed on a non satnav vehicle. The easiest way to obtain these wires is from a scrap car or by making them yourself using the correct connector pins. However these wires may already be present. the FCDIM is in this case the only part that specifically must be based on the old Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system. All other parts are used for both systems.
  5. The Focus MK3 audio systems are basically a modular design. Because of the modular design it is very easy to change parts of the system. You only have to make sure that the parts you use are based on the correct system (Bluetooth/Voicecontrol or SYNC). The SONY ACM is basically based on the standard High Level ACM. As long as they are based on the same system (Bluetooth/Voicecontrol or SYNC) the SONY and High Level ACM's are fully interchangeable. Both satnav and non satnav versions of the SONY and High Level audio systems use the same type of ACM. The satnav functionality is fully integrated into the FCDIM. The only difference between a satnav and a non satnav system is the type of FCDIM, the surrounding dashboard panel and the control panel (FDIM). The FCDIM is not only a display but in fact is a standalone CANbus module that controls many functions. Next to the satnav finctionality the FCDIM also partly controls Bluetooth/Voicecontrol or SYNC functionality. The control panel (FDIM) is a standalone part of the system that controls both the ACM and FCDIM. All FDIM versions are technically compatible. The functionality of both the SONY and High Level control panels are the same. Even a non satnav control panel can be used to control the satnav functionality from within the radio menu. What do you exactly want to do and which audio system is currently installed?
  6. The audio units (ACM) and Displays (FCDIM) and wiring of the old Bluetooth/Voicecontrol based system and the newere SYNC 1.0/1.1 based system are not compatible. Installing an incorrect ACM or FCDIM will result in loosing Bluetooth, voice and USB functionality. There are only a very limited number of ACM/FCDIM hardware numbers that are used during the transition period from the old Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system to the newer SYNC 1.0/1.1 system. These hardware numbers support both Bluetooth/Voicecontrol and SYNC. However it is very difficult to determine these hardware numbers.
  7. The exact type of radio can only be determined correctly by the part number. Note that the date listed on the radio is usually the production date. Next to this ford also lists a expiration date on the radio. The expiration date is 5 Years after the production date. If the radio has a label with 2013 it can either mean that the radio was produced in 2013 or that the expiration date is 2013 and the radio is actually produced in 2008.
  8. Did you install the correct type of Sony radio? The phone not connecting suggests that you installed an incorrect radio. Both the GEN 2 and GEN 3 Sony radio look identical from the outside. However there are technical differences. Next there are technical differences between the Sony radio's of the different Ford models. The GEN 2 radio is based on the 1st generation Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system. The GEN 3 radio is based on the 2nd generation Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system. Radio's, wiring and modules of the 1st and 2nd generation Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system are not compatible.
  9. The 2.0 TDCI has a cartridge type oil filter. The oil filter itself is basically just a paper filter element which is installed into the housing on top of the oil cooler. The housing has a cap which can be removed using a 27 mm socket.
  10. Ford supplies and installs the X-vision parking sensors as an approved accessoire. However these are aftermarket parking sensors and just like any other aftermarket parking sensors the X-vision system is a standalone system which does not integrate into the existing vehicle electronics. It is completely normal that there is no visual information is shown on the FCDIM (display of the car). X-vision used to have an additional CANbus module to display the parking sensor information onto the FCDIM. This optional module acts as a gateway between the X-vision parking sensor system and the FCDIM. However this module is no longer listed on the X-vision website.
  11. The test menu of the instrument cluster also shows a calculated temperature.
  12. When changing the thermostat it is recommended to also change the coolant. On the 1.0 ECOboost the coolant can form crystals as a result of the higher coolant temperature. These crystals can attach to the internal cooling system parts and cause problems on the long term. When changing the thermostat the coolant system needs to be partly drained anyway so it is little effort to change the coolant completely. On this type of engine it is highly recommended to vacuum fill the coolant system. This way there will be absolutely no air in the coolant system.
  13. A decent diagnostic system/software should indeed be able to display the realtime temperature.
  14. Be aware that the temperature shown on the temperature gauge is a calculated value. This is not a realtime value. The temperature shown on the temperature gauge is calculated by the PCM. The PCM uses data of several sensors to calculate the temperature. Every single one of these sensors can affect the temperature that is shown on the gauge. I have seen before that a defective sensor that is not directly related to the engine temperature caused incorrect temperature gauge readings.
  15. This is the correct new type of degas hose. This type of hose was not yet available in 2013 so for some reason it has already been replaced before you bought the car.