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About artscot79

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  1. do a dash test with the car not idling and idling i suspect battery as the other option is a loose wire or cluster fault
  2. no you don't get a scraping sound you'll get a drone that you'll hear even in the front that gets louder with speed the drums are probably distorted this will cause the scraping noises along with rust build up on the drums
  3. do the dials sweep as well common when the battery is failing
  4. what is it a Prius sorry but on o4 plate you're not getting 70mpg mate let alone 76mpg not even on a 1.6 diesel
  5. it's normal the higher the load the harder it works
  6. depends on the load at the time blowers on lights aircon all add extra load
  7. d the number off the top of the compressor vixible from the front with bonnet open as theres two types of compressor
  8. depends on the dealer if it was a Evans halshaw they do it all the time truth is the car should be checked which it clearly wasn't and depends what the issue was best asking the dealer what the issue is first
  9. first the dash gauge gives a rough estimate not exact the dash figures are more accurate that's normal you likely need either a new coil pack ir leads or have a break in the wire to the coil pack....only use genuine ford leads the cheap ones just give problems as for the fuel it won't say 100% as you have a reserve that's nit taken into account
  10. it's worth noting that higher load creates higher emissions and the focus is meant to find the lowest least emission emitting idling so it will idle as low as is possible
  11. broken spring ? Quite common and not so easy to spot but classic symptoms other than that the steering rack is faulty which is also common personally I reckon one of you're front springs is broken
  13. quite a few Kia owners have them and say they are really good 3 modes eco sport and sport plus even eco is,a big improvement over standard the sport plus is no good for the roads though ill be ordering one soon as well plug and play easily removable come service time
  14. in my case same symptoms it wasn't the cluster but a break in the wire on the multiplug that plugs into the cluster I could get rid of it by hitting the dash above the cluster lol
  15. with a hydraulic clutch unless there's an issue you shouldn't need to keep bleeding it if airs in the system then its getting in somehow through a faulty seal or a leak ide be asking if there's air in the system and why they feel the need to keep bleeding it also if the brake fluid level has decreased if it has its going somewhere the clutch slave cylinder is fed via the brake fluid if its dropped it can indicate a leaking cylinder .on my mk1 I had a new ford clutch kit fitted and the cylinder went after 30 miles so it can hapoen if they haven't found a problem irs time to get the gearbox out check the clutch and slave cylinder etc.if you're unhappy you can reject the car