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  1. This is a top class feature from ford. Very useful and as others have said the smart charge system from ford keeps the battery from draining as its the way the system is designed. I think you can turn off or alter when this comes on via the elmconfig software but to be honest I think the defaults at 5 degrees or lower are spot on. Also I think that the front window circuit also defrosts the mirrors (Think its the front or maybe the rear cant remember off hand) so when you think about it why would you not want a system like this on a frosty morning. Yes it also helps demist the inside of car as well. It is very very speedy to be honest and yes it time might vary depending on how cold it is outside ect but if you windows are keep clean from dirt both inside and out then I find that the defrost from heavy ice is usually less than 2 min and your ready to go. Also as for the inside demist the cleaner the windows are the faster they demist. A little tip I read about on line thought I give it a go was to use a little shaving gel on the inside of the windows to clean them, I was surprised how well this worked and now use it all the time on my inside windows, especially the 4 side windows, This means inside the car never mists up too bad and clears quickly and also it lasts for a good month almost so a winner all round. As for the VW system they can keep it and the rest of their VW's I will have my ford any day of the week
  2. Welcome to the forums
  3. Thanks I will have a look online and see what deals are about.
  4. Sorry Mike just saw this today. Glad to hear all went well for you. That's Great stuff That gives me confidence it will do my job, No I have not came across anything yet but plan to now that xmas is over and the Bills are up to date lol! If you come across any deals online let me know. I be looking to have it fitted for the summer time this year and also probably give it ago myself at the fitting.
  5. Im looking to replace the brake shoes on my focus before the MOT this year. Has anyone got a part number for the originals or recommend decent replacement ones? Mu local autoshop sells C**p these days so gonna have a look elsewhere, Thanks
  6. Simon Thanks for replying, so it will relearn the values to these senors after a while? Trust me lesson learned for future ref about messing with functions I don't know much about lol!. I just thought the pcm reset module function would be like leaving the battery off for a while to reset thing. I will make sure to back up all original configurations from now on just to be sure. Im looking for a bit of a guide for elm congif but cant seem to fins any type of info on most of its functions anywhere.
  7. I think I will be staying with petrol after reading that lol! Most of my family converted from diesel to petrol over the last year and wish they had done it sooner, Its like I keep telling them and anyone who asks "petrol vs diesel which one should I get????" you need to find a car you like first then look at the differences between the specs engines ect and then consider your own budget and needs as the same thing wont suit everybody I would recommend some of the newer petrol engines like the eco boost or similar because at the end of the day most people want a decent car that is cheap to run but is reliable so really its up to your self to weigh up to pro's and cons and see what the result is. Good luck.
  8. Hi fella's , I serviced the father in laws car (cmax) and then ran Elmconfig and clicked reset pcm and KAM modules (dont ask why its been one of those days lol! I was just trying to clear memory for it to relearn again) Thing is when I started it up then it cut back out, I had to hold accelerator down a little to get her started then I took it for a drive all went well. Car drove 100% . It seems to be ok now would this just of been the modules resetting and should settle down bck to normal after a few journeys? Thanks
  9. +1 same as sean here for the ebay ones. I have a set from ebay I fitted and 3 years later still going 100%, Just a tip the silver ones you see prepainted are a very very close if not an exact match to the moondust silver focus, I have these and they are perfect for the bumper. Also like sean says you can always paint them if you cant get a close enough color.
  10. Stefan Been very busy with family stuff last little while I never had a chance to get back to this so hopefully get a chance soon, All the tools came and look well I have to say, Is the only thing I need now the Timing belt kit (with water pump)? Do I require any extra bolts or gaskets or anything that you can think of? I will have to ring my local ford parts department and get a price. Thanks
  11. Thanks for the replies fellas, good to get all cleared up there
  12. just wanted some advice for piece of mind. i usually get the castrol magnatec 5w30a5 but when i ordered this time i got sent the castrol magnatec 5w30 a5 stop start. it looks the same spec just different label so is it the same stuff and ok to use and or top up along with the other 5w30a5 stuff? thanks.
  13. Hi All Im in teh focus department but family member had a power steering issue , since fixed and I need to know what tyupe of power steering fluid is correct, the manual says wss-m2c204-a2 so is this stuff correct as I came across 2 types: or many thanks in advanced. --------------EDITED---------------------------- I forgot to mention that the one that came out was a green colour so I think maybe the one in my first link is the correct one,
  14. I almost forgot the most important stuff there stefan lol! I think my local has them on offer so I may stock up lol!