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Max Power

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About Max Power

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    Trevor

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  • Ford Model
    Ford S Max Titanium X
  • Ford Year
    2010
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cumbria
  1. Sony DAB Radio Not Working

    Unfortunately I never found out what the fix was because the garage where I bought it from agreed to replace the unit under the warranty I took out when I purchased the car.
  2. Sony DAB Radio Not Working

    Hi I own a Ford S Max Titanium X 2010 model year and the Somy DAB radio / audio system keeps cutting out and stops working. When I first get into the car it works ok and the radio plays fine, then as I'm driving along all the speakers cut out and only the one on top of the dash board works, then the sound from the radio disappears altogether. If you press the CD mode button a message appears saying there is a drive fault? If you stop and switch the engine off and wait a short while and then restart the car the radio / audio system starts to work ok until the whole thing happens again. This appears to be an intermittent fault and won't do it to order but does it of its own accord when it decides to after different lengths / periods of time. Anyone know what the problem could be and what the fix is? Thanks in advance.
  3. Engine died - is it worth replacing

    £900 to take out an engine just to have look to see what's wrong with it! Utter madness. Diesels if regularly and properly maintained should go on for at least a few hundred thousand miles they are built for high mileages. We have vans where I work that have gone round the clock. Seriously! Your choices are ... 1/ Fit a 2nd hand engine if you can find a good one at a reasonable price. 2/ Fit a new engine if the cost doesn't exceed the value of the car and the rest of the car is in tip top condition. This option also depends on what the actual car is worth to you personally? 3/ Sell it for spares, put whatever money you get for it towards another. I recently changed my 2006 Titanium diesel model which had 84000 miles on the clock for no other reason than I wanted a newer Titanium X model, it ran like a train. In fact I sometimes regret selling it. I sold it for £ 5000, the new owner has got a brilliant car for not much money. The point I'm making is there ARE good ones out there if you look. 4/ Get someone to fix it on the cheap providing it can be fixed of course. Hard choices to make I'm afraid
  4. New S-Max 2010 Owner - Battery Question

    Like you I've just recently bought a new, 2nd hand S Max Titanium X 2010 face lifted model ( Mk2 ) and noticed the same problem i.e. the low battery warning message came on. I took it back to the stealer where. I bought it from and they did a battery test which came back saying it was at the proper charge. My guess is your car just needs a couple of good runs because it's probably been sitting about wherever for ages which has caused the battery to just drain a bit ( The S Max is well known for draining it's battery if it's not used regularly ) I've took mine on a couple of longish runs and the message has disappeared up to now. Also there is the built in Ford converse test you can do whereby a menu comes up on your dash where you can scroll down to see what charge your battery is holding. Google S Max Ford Converse test and you will find a YouTube clip that shows you how to do it. Basically it involves holding down / pressing the centre button on the right hand side of the steering wheels button cluster whilst pressing the power / starting button at the same time ( keep your foot off the brake pedal if you have a power shift box otherwise it will start ) the menu of tests will appear and you scroll down to the battery info. Hope this helps.
  5. Ice White Pearlescent Paint

    I agree, this type of paint does seem to be a pain even though it does look the business. Like you I would have thought there is something suitable to at least make any stone chips look better, I just don't know what? I would also find it strange that Ford have sold this colour but not provide a suitable means of owners maintaining minor stone chips without going to the expense of full panel resprays.. I have 4 very small chips down the edge of both drivers side doors front and rear where the previous owner has possibly caught a garage wall or something? Not a big deal in the greater scheme of things so maybe Frozen White might do if all else fails, however I'd much prefer to touch them up with the proper colour if possible..and of course whilst I might get away with using something like Frozen White on the edge of my doors it probably wouldn't look to clever on a stone chip on say the bonnet. It would be interesting to hear from anyone else who has this particular paint in order to hear if they have had the same problem and how they have got around it.
  6. Ice White Pearlescent Paint

    I've just recently bought an S Max Titanium X which has the Ford Ice White pearlescent paint which was apparently an option colour when the car was bought new by it's previous owner, my problem is I seem to be unable to locate a stone chip touch up pencil in this colour? My local Ford main dealer is adamant that you are unable to get one in Ice White pearlescent paint, and my local Chips Away franchise says the only way to repair stone chips etc is to get the whole panels resprayed due to the complex process of mixing this paint and applying it which obviously isn't a viable option unless the panels became really bad. Ive searched the Internet including firms who sell official Ford parts and there seems to be some confusion between Ice White and Frozen White, even though they have used the correct Ford search codes etc, one even claiming they were one and the same? One checked my vin number and reg and said yes my car was Ice White but then linked to his product which was, yes you've guessed it, Frozen White? My questions are this. Is Ford Ice White the same as Ford Frozen White? Can you get a touch up pen in Ice White pearlescent? And if so where? If not what is a suitable nearest colour in order to touch up minor stone chips etc with the best result? Has anyone else encountered problems with this Ice White pearlescent colour? Thanks in advance for any positive advice / positive comments. I'm a newbie here btw so please be gentle.