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    Fusion 2 1.4TDCI
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    10,001 to 15,000
  1. ...and they switched the lines around and reset the error...and it came back,,, So I cleaned the EGR myself (It's the vacuum actuator type) and got them to reset the error... fingers crossed... ...and nope light is back on... FFS
  2. ...and the light is back... just gonna get them to clean the egr for me... weather is too crap now for DIY mechanics without a garage...
  3. I think I might of found the problem... seems the mechanic forgot to re-attach 2 air/vacuum lines... they should go to this thing between the battery and the back of the near side headlight.... got the garage to work out which one goes to where and reset the fault through obd.
  4. :( keeps throwing an EGR fault saying the reading is out of range, the garage who fitted the clutch have reset a couple of times they seemed to think it was getting triggered by multiple stalls while the mechanic & I were getting used to the really low biting point, but I haven't stalled it once since the last reset. Drove around for 10mins light stayed off, parked at my folks house, had a coffee and a chat... and the light was on when I restarted the car :( Banged/broke a sensor or knocked the carbon deposits loose fitting the clutch is my wild and uneducated guess... opinions/guesses?
  5. I used to work near those lights, in SS Audio, Sony Centre & Gerrards. After market head unit installed... my to-do list is shrinking quickly...
  6. I re-seated the vacuum line on the wastegate seems to be back to normal now...
  7. I cleaned the MAF with electrical contact cleaner as I couldn't find MAF cleaner anywhere... seems a little bit better...
  8. 1.4TDCI 04 Fusion I had a whistle @ 3000rpm so I removed the air intake all the way to the turbo, inspected all the pipe work for cracks then refitted... good news the whistle is gone... bad news turbo now feels like it kicks in @ ~2500rpm instead of 1700rpm like it did before stripping & refitting... could it be damage to the air flow meter? seems like the only thing I could of accidentally knocked/dirtied...
  9. ...another fine idea brought to you by the morons who drive taxis in Bradford. (NSFW quite a bit of swearing... SFW if you mute :) ) on the subject of parking... :)
  10. I need to start reviewing my footage (or get a cam that has a button so you can mark idiot moves...) got a couple of red light runners and a few BMW/audi tossers cutting ppl up today.... so quiet day driving in Bradford
  11. I had 2 people run into me exactly a month apart. 13th of July I was rear ended while stationary waiting for the lights to change at a crossing. 13th of August while I was getting computer parts from CCL on a nearby industrial estate, the taxi in front of me stopped suddenly then reversed into me... I thought he was going to try an insurance scam on me so I pointed at my phone on the dash and said I had a dashcam app running (I'd forgotten to start the bluetooth so it wasn't...). Luckily I got CCTV footage from one of the businesses on the estate. Test footage from the G1W-H (the -H version doesn't have chrome around the lens so it's a bit more stealthy) the stock music on the night scene is because my father-in-law is in the passenger seat, it's better that way trust me...
  12. I guess you live near me... not surprised to see the chain bar roundabout feature in one the videos, I spot some poor lost soul on there every other time I'm on it... only gonna get better after they finally finish adding the extra lane.... not!
  13. Got a 1.4TDCI 04 plate in Oyster Silver (Gold). I think I still had the 1.25 mk4 fiesta when I joined up. Solid vehicle only ever failed MOT on consumables like exhaust, tyres & bulbs. Put some focus alloys on after I dinged a steely on a kerb cos it was cheaper than buying a wheel and new tyre. 50quid including 2 barely legal & 2 good decent (more expensive than the Goodyear efficient grips I have on now) brand tyres.
  14. Good idea.... I'll look see if I can find confirmation either way...