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  1. ABS & ESP lights on permanently?

    It could be a whole manner of things. Get the fault code(s) read.
  2. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    That's the way I see it. I sympathise with those affected, and I'd hate to be one of the unlucky ones, but it really is important to maintain some perspective as to how big of a problem it actually is and what Ford can realistically actually do about it.
  3. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    Yeah it's a shame that. I even got banned because I was being a bit too balanced about the issue. If you don't turn up with a pitchfork you soon get turned away...
  4. Silicone grease is the best option as it is inert so won't react with the rubber o-rings, safe on plastics and will withstand the heat of the coolant.
  5. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    Yes, painting them is the recommended mitigation against further corrosion. Have a read back through the thread for further discussion and details.
  6. The Awkward Moment When...

    A much quicker illumination time is the main benefit from LED brake lights which may make the difference between being rear ended or not. It's worth around 5m at 60mph. [Edit: Apologies - just spotted you were wondering what the benefits of filament over LED were and not the other way round!]
  7. Need a little help with engine temperature

    It does sound like a problem to me, either with the gauge or the sender if not fed from the same sensor that the ECU is reading. Unfortunately I am not familiar with the electrics on your model to diagnose further.
  8. On the Mk 7.5 I think it sits above one of the undertrays so if the Mk 8 is the same chances are it might not be readily visible.
  9. Sprayable greases are usually quite thin. This would also explain why it's all over the cap and not just where it might be required on mating faces.
  10. 2016MY 3-Door Roof Bars

    The short roof adapter is required for 3-door cars as there's no opening for the rear bars to clamp to. If you've got a 5-door you might want to consider the Cruz Airo bars as they're cheaper than Thule and have a higher weight rating. [Edit: Apologies; just spotted you've got a 3-door red edition!]
  11. GPS for Android Head Unit

    The GPS module appears to be interfaced via the MS CAN bus (hence why Forscan is able to read from it) and unless your Android HU has a canbus interface (unlikely but not impossible I suppose) then I suspect you'll be out of luck reusing it. As Ted suggests though, you will likely find that hiding the HU GPS receiver behind some plastic trim will still allow it to function fine.
  12. Ah okay. It's probably not an issue given my earlier mix-up with TPMS.
  13. Thanks for that - really helpful. Presumably you can now disable the feature with the in-car menu (ie not Forscan) if required? Do I recall reading the this a reasonably common thing to do, perhaps as a result of false alarms?* I might try enabling this for myself though as on the face of it it sounds a useful feature to have. *Edit: Actually, I think now I may have been thinking of people disabling their TPMS due to sensor issues and that's obviously not relevant to this capability.
  14. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    The data sheet does state a permissible intermittent temperature range of -20°C to 150°C but only a maximum of 80°C continuous. At a running temperature of ~90°C that's pushing things and arguably not worth the risk in my opinion. The high temperature versions states that it has been 'Developed to resist cracking and flaking' and so that is presumably what the consequences might well be for the normal stuff when pushed beyond its limits over the long term.
  15. 1.0 ecoboost engine question

    Ah I see.