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    Fusion Plus 1.6 tdci
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    10,001 to 15,000
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  1. The plastic trims. I can't tell you how many times I have had to reattach the skirt/wheel arch trim on the off side rear. But it no problem, as I can store the tools in the gap that's there already! :)
  2. I think the best 'mod' you can do is pour a load of filler into those body trims! I dunno about yours, but Ford assembly must have been on the sherry when they fitted mine. Martin
  3. Thanks for the update. I'm glad you got the required result. If you're happy to, you could maybe review the garage on a relevant website, as most people really want to know what they & the garage can do when it all goes wrong. Martin
  4. Always a grey area this one. This link should at least give you some kind of guidance/confidence to help you to talk to the garage. Fingers crossed. Martin
  5. I would have thought the number corresponds to the firing sequence of the cylinders. You could possibly call a garage to confirm?
  6. I had a similar problem on my last 1.6tdci ((09 reg). There was a brief hesitation during the engine warm up while driving under load IE up hill when the engine was cool, pulling off from a standing start when the engine was cool/warming up. This developed into cutting out under any kind of load IE when the clutch was at biting point, engine would cut. If I started the engine & waited until the engine was warm (about 15mins), the car would run fine, apart from an occasional brief hesitation. I had this checked out 3 times by different garages with no joy aprt from the advice of replacing the injector rail assembly at a cost of around £750, as this was the only consistent area of fault codes. 1 trip to a diagnostic center revealed a faulty solenoid on the said rail assembly which was replaced for £60 sourced from ebay. Perhaps worth checking out? Good luck, as I can tell you from experience it is a really frustrating problem. Cheers Martin
  7. Hi Jim, thanks for taking the time to reply. I have an alternator sourced now, but will let a mechanic do it, as I have no tools, time or practical experience with this kind of thing. Cheers, Martin
  8. Hi All. I require a replacement alternator. I have found a mechanic willing to fit it. Any advice as to where I should source one? TIA. Martin.
  9. Can only point you toward a Haynes manual? Sorry I can't help more.
  10. 100% agree. Nighbreakers are a real improvement & the Ebay price is as little as £15 for a pair!
  11. Yes, mine is the same as yours. I drive regular from Huddersfield to Great Yarmouth which is 206 miles and a good mix of motorway, A-roads & town, same numbers returned.
  12. Oh Right, thanks for that.
  13. Hi tr1gg, What are DRLs?
  14. Just a thought, have you reset the MPG indicated? I do this at every fill up & therefore get a good indicator if all is well day to day. Seamo44
  15. I have 58 1.6+ TDCI . I did have an 09 of the same spec', but was killed by a Taxi driver. This is my 3rd Fusion & I love it. Has been remapped for economy, blanked EGR & a better stereo. I do about 40k miles a year & this car is great at munching miles, returning 60 to the gallon on average.