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TeddyR

Budding Enthusiast
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About TeddyR

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    Edward

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Fiesta TitainiumX125
  • Ford Year
    2014
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Lancashire
  • Annual Mileage
    0 to 5000
  • Interests
    Classic Cars
    General Automotive
    Motorsport & Racing
    Car Restoration
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  1. TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS (TPMS) Warming "Check Tyre Pressures" was displayed whilst driving down Motorway in the rain. Pressures were all OK when checked. Warning remained on after restart. Used display Menu - TPMS reset procedure and warning display has switched off. Found Owners Manual very confusing tied to get some answers on the internet but found it full of confliction information. I have written to Car Mechanics Magazine to request they publish a definitive article on the subject. I have asked if they could address the following questions:- 1. Is the new direct TPMS an MOT requirement? (Since found that it is as from 01/01/2012) 2. Are there any legal issues with Police /Insurance if TPMS is not functioning? 3. Is there a way of reprogramming the ECU yourself using a cheap tool/laptop computer etc? 4. Is it advisable to replace sensors when new tyres are fitted? 5. Are non-manufactures sensors available and are they a sensible buy? 6. Why is the cars ECU not self learning when tyres are changed or turned round or new sensors fitted? 7. Was the false reading I encountered caused by the sudden change in tyre pressure resulting from the change tyre temperature as I had just driven through standing water with the inside wheels when the message was displayed? 8. Will tyres pressures have to be altered when conditions go below freezing? It would be greatly appreciated and far more preferable if someone from Ford's Technical department could provide the correct answers specifically as they apply to the Fiesta rather than leaving us in the dark thinking the worst, that this is just a revenue generator. Particularly when the old ABS Indirect System work brilliantly at no extra cost.
  2. I have a Fiesta Titanium 1.6 TDCi Fuel consumption is 50 mpg winter 55mpg summer when driving short tips and 58 to 60 mpg on motorway. I once achieved 67 mpg on a 60 mile motorway run on the flat keeping the speed to less than 60mph keeping. So I think the question is a bit academic in the real world.
  3. Success: I tried Clive’s procedure to reset oil service message and oil warning light. The message and light have now disappeared and have not returned thanks Clive. However, my car is key operated and I had to make a slight change to the procedure on Item 2. I had to turn the ignition key to the “ON” position not the “ACCESSORY” position to make the procedure work. Suggest procedure for Key Ignition 1.6 TDci car is:- 1. With ignition key in off position, press brake and accelerator pedles and hold down. 2. Turn ignition key to “ON” position but do not start. 3. Message “Engine oil change due next service” and “Oil Service” light will display then then extinguish after 20 seconds. 4. Wait 5 seconds then turn off ignition. The warning lights will be cleared. Thanks again for the advice it raises some questions the Message and Oil Light have 2 functions. They warn of fuel in the oil and the 12 month service has not been carried out. My questions are:- 1. If the fuel is contaminated, do both the message and the oil light come on together or just the oil contamination light? 2. Should the main dealer reset the message and oil light when they carry out the annual service if carried out early? 3. Should the main dealer upgrade the Power Control Module (PCM) software to the latest issue when they carry out the annual service? 5. Why is the resetting procedure not in the hand book or given in the Haynes owner’s manual? 6. The oil contamination sensor is very cleaver bit of kit. How does it work? Where is it located?
  4. I have had the same problem as Ron. The service was carried out 4 weeks early. After problems with the local Ford agent had not drained the oil fully using the sump plug and had not replaced the filter element which left the black and contaminated. I replace the oil and filter myself a week later with Ford specified oil a week later. Problem was accepted by the main dealer and gave credit for oil and filter. Yesterday 15 July Oil contamination light came on. Checked oil level it is still clear and the same level it was after the oil change (5 marks below max.) I will try Clive’s reset procedure and report back. Thanks for the infornation.
  5. Welcome to the Ford forums TeddyR :)