madmole

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About madmole

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    Too much time on the boards

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    Stephen

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    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus Mk3 Titanium Navigator
  • Ford Year
    2013
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Surrey
  • Annual Mileage
    5001 to 10,000
  • Interests
    General Automotive
    Car Modification

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    Staines

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  1. Its the DDS that says which tyre not the TPMS
  2. Details are all here http://www.dieseltuning.co.uk/arachnid-chiptuning.html Spider won't damage your car as it never takes any parameter outside the Ford specified ones which can't be said for a single map. They are an order of magnitude different from a resistor in a box tuning chip
  3. Cant remember, but I tested it when I first enabled DDS and It definitely said the wheel involved. remember DDS is not TPMS, they are 2 different systems DDS works via ABS sensors and does not use the TPMS transmitters in the tyres. TPMS needs the wheels sensors registering to the car. I don't use the Ford TPMS but have a separate system I fitted that identifies each tyre, its pressure and temperature. When registering the sensors you have to say which corner each is
  4. Maybe a difference between Zetec and Titaniums, I enabled Deflation Detection using Focccus, I thought only the Titanum Plus's had it by default
  5. The ABS tyre deflation detect does, but uses ABS sensors so knows what wheel, regardless of TMPS sensors
  6. You may not change anything, but the air filter will get dirty, the DPF block etc and the engine wears over time. A fixed map will not be optimal over time Call it Race mode or Fast Road 5, just a tune thats all performance and no economy. All the other settings produce better MPG than standard and are dynamic, i.e. they vary based on your driving style
  7. The only thing it may confuse is actually which corner you have low pressure on. Will still warn you of problems and I'm sure you can then look to see which tyre has the issue
  8. Thats a fixed map, generic one size fits all engines map on a chip. The spider chip actually retunes on the fly and builds a curve to fit your car, with your air filter/exhaust combo and can relearn if you change anything. Plus the spider has multiple profiles that you can change on the fly (Off, Eco, 4 road settings and race). Spider also guarantees not to take any parameter outside the Ford specified figures so is safe
  9. Whiteline does fronts as well, just not an easy fit, you need to remove other stuff to fit them.. The rear on its own is great, cuts down understeer (not that the focus is bad for that, unlike Vauxhall's) but doesn't get into oversteer and doesn't hurt the ride
  10. Just meant it was switched of by the last owner using Focccus or they asked Ford to do it, by pulling the fuse you effectively reset it. personallu i'd leave it off and save a ton of wear on your battery and starter motor
  11. Noisy turbo spinning down from lack of oil, spect you've lost boost pressure
  12. Well done Ford, and avoids you ever having to say the V word again
  13. Fuel pump not able to keep up while running?
  14. Sorry, wasn't calling you sad, sad is those that buy the stick on fake disks! Disks are far better for active driving at speed, drums are great for about town and parking Plus drums last a lot longer and are cheaper to run, you'll rarely ever need to replace a drum, and the pads last forever on the back wheels Mind you my front pads have done 30K now and are just about to be replaced with Brembo ones, but I'm old school and use gears to control speed. impresed with the standard OEM setup on the Mk3, it's actually better than the 6 pot Setup I had on the old works BTCC Mondeo!!!!
  15. Lol, you can buy stick on fake disks and calipers if you're that sad