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  1. One point to bear in mind is that, due to the slow warm-up, diesels take a proportionately bigger mpg hit than petrol on short journeys.
  2. The short answer is yes. I think the interior lighting might not be monitored on the CAN bus - maybe someone else may be able to confirm that - but all the exterior road-legal lighting will be. If you've read other threads on this subject you may already be aware that a CAN-bus friendly LED lamp has to have a parallel resistor that makes it draw a similar current to the filament lamps and is therefore no more efficient. The only advantage is its higher colour temperature and potentially longer life, although the heat generated by the resistor can seriously shorten the life of some types.
  3. You never use your rear-view mirror then . . . . . .
  4. Could be collecting on the undertray . . . . . .
  5. Actually lambada is an energetic Latin-American dance.
  6. The pump is fitted in the reservoir which is located behind the nearside wheel arch liner. From what you've said I woudn't suspect the pump or filter. There is only one pump that supplies both front and rear washers so if the rear works the pump is likely to be ok (it switches between front and rear by reversing the direction of the pump motor).
  7. Ah, my mistake. I was looking at the car in his profile & didn't notice he'd specified an older one in his original post.
  8. As far as I know on recent cars the code is programmed into the ECU so you don't have to re-enter it after disconnecting the battery. That's definitely the case with our 2013 Titanium.
  9. I beg to differ there. This sounds to me like the classic Focus cluster issue.
  10. They also have a timer to limit the time they are powered up.
  11. Nope. I have done a bit of DIY plumbing though. Any plumber that can't do a decent soldered joint is going to spend a lot of time fixing leaks.
  12. In his profession he'll know how to make a sound soldered joint so you shouldn't need a longer term fix.
  13. I nearly suggested that but thought you probably wouldn't have the equipment to do it. Anyway I'm glad you got it fixed so simply.