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kpg

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About kpg

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  • Birthday 09/08/1990

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    Kiefer

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    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus MK3 Titanium
  • Ford Year
    2011
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Londonderry
  • Annual Mileage
    0 to 5000
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  1. Definitely as soon as it warms up the engine runs better and I do believe temp has a lot to do with it but it doesn't necessarily have to be cold outside for the engine to stutter. It's a strange characteristic for an engine to have but I'm getting used to it now and the little things/steps I do to ensure it runs smoothly really do work. It's just like second nature now.
  2. Yea does seem strange but I think Jeebos explanation sounds about right. Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand.
  3. I meant that if you turn the ac on, whilst stationary, for 30secs then turn it off before moving, it's makes a difference to how the car runs. IE: quicker to warm up as jeebo said.
  4. Snow foam, Meguiars spray wax, juicy details diamond quick seal: Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand.
  5. This sounds like an absolute nightmare. I hope you can get some answers soon. Gutted for you bud. Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand.
  6. Even after I got the PCM update, sometimes in the morning on first start when I set off the car jerks around like its trying to kick in but keeps missing. I live on quite a steep incline so anytime I leave the house it's an uphill battle. It doesn't happen every time and I've also realised that putting the A/C on for 30secs before setting off helps the car 'wake up' quicker. But yea seems like the vct unit is trying to kick in but keeps missing = jerky jerky. Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand.
  7. Just search it on google, that's how I got mine. Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand.
  8. Yep. Some of that can be done using the Foccus software. Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand. Oh wait. Didn't realise this was for a Mondeo/Vignale. You prob need some other software other than Foccus. Apologies. Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand.
  9. Yep. Some of that can be done using the Foccus software. Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand.
  10. I got this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222169142334 I used it to program my reverse camera without any problems whatsoever. Has a switch for HI/LO canbus settings. Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand.
  11. Congrats bud. Any pics ? Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand.
  12. Not with my MK3 but the same brand filter in my old MK2 definitely coughed a bit when I installed it in that. Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand.
  13. Aye I've had to do it before for guitar stuff. It's pretty good. Especially if you pay through PayPal you can always get things sorted quick enough. Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand.
  14. I'm in a slightly worrying situation regarding the ST bumper I ordered off eBay. I've had no conformation of the thing being posted, no tracking number and, despite sending 10+ messages, I've had one reply stating it would be posted on Thursday past. I rang eBay customer services and they said that it's often the case with foreign sellers or big companies. He guaranteed that I would get a full refund if it doesn't show up by the latest delivery date which is 7th September. I guess it's just a waiting game now. Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand.
  15. I'm glad I saw your pics of the air filter. With the lack of power issues we've both experience, the one thing I hadn't checked is the air filter. Before opening the airbox up, I had a look to see how much a K&N air filter would be. When searching their website, the part number required looked familiar. I did a search on the part that my previous car had (C-Max) and it's the same, and guess what I have sitting it the garage!! I couldn't believe that the ST uses the same filter as well, must be very universal. Hang on to yours when you change over to an ST in the future!! I used a K&N service kit to clean and re-oil the filter, and it looks like new now. Fitted it last night but haven't had chance to see how it runs with it. Not sure if it's the weather/ outside temperature as it's been running better than usual, especially the overall mpg. I'm getting 47 mpg at the end of a full tank so something must be right. I checked my pipe from the rocker cover and I have no oil coming from mine, bone dry. I guess the square sponge is supposed to be oily, so it catches any rubbish in the same way as the filter. I hadn't noticed any difference in perform with mine. Maybe coupled with the PCM update it picks up better lower down the revs. I must get one of those cleaning kits for mine. It's not the dirtiest but couldn't hurt to give it a clean. Sent from the pub with a pint in the other hand.