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StevenST13

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About StevenST13

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  • Birthday 08/06/1981

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    Focus Zetec S Red Edition
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    2013
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    Yorkshire
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  1. Sync3 Firmware and Nav Updates

    Ford have been terrible for applying updates to system here in uk for years. US have had free firmware updates for sync since sync 1 over the air updates since sync 2 and 3. In the uk we have had nothing just left with how it is from factory and the dealers charging upto £300 to do any sort of sync updates. Even the sd nav cards are not updated regularly enough for the uk then when they are there 1-2 years out of date. It’s absolutely shocking how ford treat the uk customers with updates on there cars.
  2. Gearbox Gearing - Too long?

    I've got a mk3.5 red edition petrol and I have the exact same problem with the gearing. They use longer gearing to help with fuel economy but to me it makes it worse. I've got to constantly work the engine hard to match the long gear ratios which is killing any eco gains ford think it makes. I had a Fiesta ST before the focus and that was brilliant gear ratios where just right for the car. So in the Fiesta ST 180 I was getting 36 to 40 mpg easy now in the focus I struggle to get 32 mpg from the 1.5 182 engine. Spoke to the dealer and they just fobed me off say as it's only got 2600 on the clock it's not bedded in and I won't see an improvement until at least 5000 if it improves at all.
  3. Hi Rcatt. Nice to see you want to get into a bit of detailing. I've been a professional detailer for 12years now and can help you with some advice. One that has been touched on by jack1997 is the microfibres all I'll add to that is different colours for different jobs makes it easier. Plus proper care of micro fibres and they'll last you and serve you well. Wash separately no higher than 60c with mild detergent and never use fabric softener as this will destroy the fibres. Then let them dry naturally or if using a tumble dryer use a delicates program. If it's inexpensive detailing products your after that give great results you can't go far wrong with autoglym (some will slate me for this) but for price and finish they are one of the best in that bracket and easy to buy pretty much anywhere. Then if you want to advance you can start to try the more expensive products. A good PH neutral fallout remover is a must before you clay bar the car ready for polish and wax. As for snowfoam you can now buy foaming hand pressure sprayers although not as good as a lance it will tie you over till you get your own pressure washer and lance and there not to expensive. If you have any questions or would just like any advice let me know.
  4. Fiesta ST Security - Remove OBD Fuse

    Unfortunately no the glove box doesn't lock when the car is locked. Removing the ODB fuse and relocating the ODB port is the one way to up security. But both both can be over come by a thief so getting a disc lock as well is also a good idea. Tbf I had a fiesta st2 and never had a problem with the security or anyone trying to steal it. I didn't do any of this on mine before I traded in for a focus red edition.
  5. Software Upgrade

    The unfortunate thing is if it is classed as a safety update it becomes mandatory that the dealer must update the software on the car. As stated software is solely owned by the manufacturer and they have the right to upgrade vehicles software. It's not right but in the eyes of the law there's nothing much that can be done. If it was not an mandatory safety update then u could have a case. But I'm not sure how it works in finding out or putting your case across.
  6. New to "detailing"

    A pressure washer is always the best but at a push u can use a hose pipe with a high pressure spray gun. As a very last resort it can be a watering can but I'd never recommend it. You can get attachments for hose pipes that will put snow foam on the car on eBay. Or you can buy pump sprayers that you can apply prewash with i.e. Traffic film removers just make sure they dont contain costic.
  7. New to "detailing"

    Sorry I know it's its late but been busy this year. The only reason I mentioned sponge is because that's the way most people know that step. If you actually look at the products list it says wool wash mitt (or sponge was put as a last resort for those who don't have a wool mit but still want to do it anyway).
  8. Should the dipped headlight be loose?

    I had this problem when I changed the bulbs on my old fiesta ST 180. I found it was the bottom piece that the flat part of the bulb clips into. I solved it by just bending than back whilst the bulb was in place stoped it. Might not be the same problem on yours but worth a try. I've know people go to dealers after replacing bulbs them self and because they have been classed as aftermarket by them. They have been funny about it and tried to charge the time the technicians spent on the car.
  9. 2013 Ecoboost Ticking issue.

    I'd rather not go down the bluefin road as it's not warranty friendly. If there was a mountune upgrade like the ST's I'd do it then.
  10. 2013 Ecoboost Ticking issue.

    There all for the 1.6 ecoboost not the 1.5 ecoboost unfortunately.
  11. 2013 Ecoboost Ticking issue.

    So as I needed more space (especially boot space) due to now have a 10 month old son that's a big plus for the focus. To be honest there's a lot of pros to the focus. It's a lovely car looks good very comfy and easy to drive sync 2 is a massive improvement on the Sony sync system in the fiesta ST and I now have satnav. The aircon even though it's manual is a massive improvement on the fiesta's aircon which I found quite poor. But all in all it's great and I do love the car. The cons and this is me being very picky tbf. The gear ratios are to long and I've found that there is noticeable turbo lag. The turbo is said to kick in at 1600rpm but I've found that it's very flat until you hit 2000rpm. in the fiesta ST there was no lag what so ever as if the turbo was constantly on boost. But this could also be down to the engine and clutch still bedding in as it's only done 700miles so far. Strangely I also got better mpg from the fiesta ST but this again could be due to it not being properly bedded in yet. The big question is would I recommend a focus red edition and yes I would it's a great car especially if you have a small family like me. As for tweaking if looked everywhere and there's not a thing yet to remap the engine from mountune or anywhere else so not really that tweak able as yet.
  12. 2013 Ecoboost Ticking issue.

    Ive just bought a focus 1.5 ecoboost red edition had it a month and although I can't here the noise in the cabin. When I get out to open the gates at home I hear a very simialar noise coming from the engine. What I find very strange is the ecoboost engines sound very much like a diesel just a little quieter. But when I had my fiesta ST2 1.6 ecoboost I never had the sound what so ever. I've looked all over the Internet and it seems it's just normal for the ecoboost to make the ticking sound like a diesel.
  13. Jel overlays - No more DMB?

    geloverlays@yahoo.com you can get them by emailing JustOverlays.
  14. Shell drivers club

    It works the same as any other Apple Pay. You scan the QR code then just use your Apple ID or finger print to pay. Personally I use the PayPal rather than Apple Pay as I'm not sure if it's still tied to the same as contactless payment of a maximum of £30. Where as PayPal has no limits to the amount you pay.
  15. Finace advice needed asap

    I've actually checked in to this with a friend of mine that deals in finance. Basically everything I've said in my previous post is true. Once they have given written confirmation that the account is clear and signed the car over to you. Then they have no legal right what so ever to chase you for anymore money or reposes car. As they have now given up all legal right to any further payments or action being taken against the person.