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eddie eastwood

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  1. does my stereo have bluetooth?

    Have a look if there is a microphone inside that speaker grill by interior light.
  2. How do you disable bluetooth?

    Probably a function in the radios menu. There again if you do not have a mobile phone then it will not it will not be used.
  3. ELM327 FORScan adapter

    +1 for the tunnelrat-electronics one
  4. Rear strut mounting

    Did both top mounts on my 2006 Focus Saloon about six weeks ago, check if these are compatible for your Focus. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BIRTH-REAR-AXLE-SHOCK-ABSORBER-MOUNTING-STRUT-MOUNTS-OE-QUALITY-REPLACE-51460-/142055147634?epid=628772641&hash=item2113258872:g:tBMAAOSw7GRZCMG2
  5. Codes

    https://www.obd-codes.com/p2008 https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p2008-obd-ii-trouble-code-intake-manifold-runner-control-circuit-open-bank-1-by-spencer-clayton
  6. brakes are really hot and smell like burning

    Did you clean the new brake discs with break cleaner to get rid of the surface film
  7. Air vent trim (where to find parts)

    Have a look around a scrapyard/breakers
  8. Water in spark plugs

    Water also comes over that scuttle panel in front of the bottom of the windscreen when you wash the car and/or in the rainy weather The solution that cured it on my Focus.
  9. Service history

    You could try and see if a local Ford dealer could get it for you.
  10. Windscreen to fail MOT?

    Your could try some glass polish or jewelers rouge if as you say its only on the surface. Just did a bit of research and Cerium Oxide is recommended instead of jeweler rouge.
  11. Water leaking into engine.

    Where exactly is it leaking through? cannot tell from the video if its through the windscreen washers blocks you can put some sealer there.
  12. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.X2x+T10+W5W+501+CANBUS+ERROR+FREE+8+SMD+LED+XENON+HID+RED+SIDE+LIGHT+BULBS.TRS0&_nkw=2x+T10+W5W+501+CANBUS+ERROR+FREE+8+SMD+LED+XENON+HID+RED+SIDE+LIGHT+BULBS&_sacat=0
  13. Orange residue in spark plug hole

    I left it.
  14. Smart meter

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/04/smart_meters_more_expensive_fewer_savings/ Smart meters: 'Dog's breakfast' that'll only save you 'a tenner' – report £390 per meter... £420 ... pff, it's public money, who cares? Smart meters will cost each British household £420 and save people just “a tenner a year”, according to reports. Cost-benefit estimates for the British smart meter programme vary hugely, with figures ranging from modest savings of around £26 a year (as we reported last year) to the Mail on Sunday’s latest guess coming from Gordon Hughes, an economist at the University of Edinburgh. “The introduction of the smart meter is a dog's breakfast. At best it is misconceived and an astonishingly expensive project. For those claiming it will bring major savings, I say they need to grow up,” Hughes dutifully raged for the Sunday newspaper. The £11bn project, which came about in part because of European Union directive 2009/72/EC, snappily titled “Directive 2009/72/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity and repealing Directive 2003/54/EC (Text with EEA relevance)”, along with a similar directive on gas meters, is supposed to put smart meters into 80 per cent of households by the year 2020. An EU webpage last updated a couple of weeks ago says the UK is on track to meet this target, though the source of its claim is unclear. The same page states: “While cost estimates vary, the cost of a smart metering system averages between €200 and €250 [£184 - £230] per customer, while delivering benefits per metering point of €160 [£147] for gas and €309 [£284] for electricity along with, on average, three per cent energy savings.” Four years ago a British report revealed that the cost of installing smart meters in the UK is £390 per household, while more recent estimates are that the benefits are now as low as £11 per household, agreeing with the University of Edinburgh’s Hughes’ estimates to the Mail on Sunday. All costs for installing the UK smart meter network, from the backend systems to the consumer unit in your home, are met by hiking up your gas and electricity bills. A Dutch study from earlier this year also found that some smart meters are capable of giving wildly inaccurate readings, exaggerating energy consumption by up to 582 per cent. The hugely expensive project was not helped when El Reg revealed that the monopoly comms hub supplier for the north of the UK, EDMI, wanted millions of pounds to change a single component in its hub. As government figures have gradually watered down their language when referring to the project – the Conservatives’ 2016 manifesto referred to “offering” smart meters to households – it could be inferred that the “80 per cent coverage by 2020” target will be missed. Estimates vary widely over how many have been installed so far but the figure appears to be somewhere in the low millions, as compared to the UK’s 27 million households. With the UK slated to leave the EU by 2020, it is unlikely that any financial penalties will result if the target is missed.
  15. Orange residue in spark plug hole

    Do the best you can, if you start scraping at the rust you might leave some bits behind that could end up going down the plugholes next time you change the spark plugs. One of my spark plugs was that tight because of the rust on it it took me three days to finally get it out. Would only slackened of a bit on the first day sprayed some WD40 as best I could, second day it slackened off a bit more and sprayed it again, third day with use of my 18 inch ratchet finally got it out and what it rusty mess on the threads it was. Talking about it with an old motorcyclist friend he reminded me you could also have used Cola instead of WD40.