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  1. Bluefin on TDCI

    They dont, but if the count has gone up since the last time they serviced the car, Poof goes the warranty on absolutely anything associated with the can bus (ie everything, other than the wheels!)
  2. Bluefin on TDCI

    If you want a chip, I can recommend the Spider Arachnid, I've had one on my 1.6tdci for the last 30K miles. Its adjustable, will not take your parameters out of the ford range and has a good reputation. I get great MPG and a ton of extra torque and power, very noticeable. Its also not a fixed map and adjust to your car and driving style S
  3. Bluefin on TDCI

    There is a parameter on the BCU that increases its count each time the BCU is written to, cant be written to directly to reduce the count, so Ford can see that you have played with the settings
  4. Bluefin on TDCI

    Blue fin remaps the actual chip and that remapping is recorded. The focus sneakily records every time a map is uploaded
  5. Ford Focus engine problem

    Low mileage to slip the clutch, My 2013 1.6tdci has been Spider chipped since 4000 miles and now has 35000, despite an extra 100 torque its still fine I'd start by running a bottle of Archoil 6400-D through it, a) you'll be amazed at how well it works and b) reckon its likely to fix the issue Also yes, change the fuel filter if you haven't done so
  6. Your battery is low

    Open and lock the doors with the plipper a few times and it will go away, car needs a few transmissions without the low batt signal from the plipper to clear it Also the fobs need a really fresh battery, several times I've seen older 2032 not clear the message, put a new good quality cell in and it will go
  7. Ford Focus - Seat replacement?

    Have you tried changing the height of the seat, that drastically changes the angle. Higher = flatter
  8. Overcooling and poor mpg

    Could be a ton of things, but if it started with the cam belt change would suggest the timing is out. If its overfilling badly then the temperature won't be as high as the extra fuel acts as a coolant, that could be timing, MAF, or temp sender or something similar Need to ge the OBD port read to see if there is any clues in the codes stored
  9. Guide to fitting Mk3 Focus DRLs

    You can easily remove the triangular bits with a spodger from the front. No need to remove under tray or lights
  10. Focus 2012 constant chime issues

    AA man probably doesn't know that the focus doesn't immediately shut down when you turn off the engine, but slowly kicks off different systems in stages over the next 20-40 mins. I would expect it to be taking a fairly high draw immediately after shutting down The other issue is the moment you get near it it will sense the fobs proximity and start turning systems back on in readiness to start up. You will need to shut it down with the bonnet up and after an hour or so go measure the drain with the keys nowhere near it to get a true reading
  11. Its the DDS that says which tyre not the TPMS
  12. Mk3 remapped! 1.6 TDCI (115ps)

    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
  13. 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
  14. Maybe a difference between Zetec and Titaniums, I enabled Deflation Detection using Focccus, I thought only the Titanum Plus's had it by default
  15. The ABS tyre deflation detect does, but uses ABS sensors so knows what wheel, regardless of TMPS sensors