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About artscot79

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  • Birthday 03/25/1979

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    focus mk2 ti-vct
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  1. I highly doubt it would make such a difference even k and n stated they couldn't improve on the stock set up that much
  2. with keyless entry you don't need keys just the right gear bought from china and knowledge and the cars gone simply by sitting a distance away and using the said equipment to copy the transmitter codes to unlock the door deactivating the alarm after that they use the equipment to start the car via obd port 30secs max..its hotly debated with manufacturers claiming its not possible the facts are they are being driven away without keys since its a potential.minefield for manufacturers they deny it its well documented on crimewatch internet etc range rover being the most common . to answer the question you cant stop them if they want it no disklock etc will stop them they may choose an easier target though
  3. just curious but driving uphill how did you burn out the clutch assuming you weren't riding the clutch
  4. truth is don't waste youre time the ti vct is a better car to tune even then its not worth it bigger throttle bodies a custom remap add the exhaust a sports cat etc easily over £1000 to get if you're lucky 10-20hp assuming the engine is in good nick
  5. sadly you'll need to go to ford it's not the dog if there's no codes at all it could be a cluster issue
  6. from the location the thermostat housing which is on the right hand side looking at the engine between the rocker cover and battery
  7. it looks like a stone caused the initial damage the temp change made it crack
  8. its the aircon drain hole in the drivers footwell at you're left foot if you pull the carpet back the hose is there remove the plastic panel and give it a check
  9. you'll need an aircon specialist if irs switching off it thinks theres low gas so one of the sensors could be faulty or a leak or a failing piston in the pump only a specialist with the proper equipment can tell
  10. its the recommended replacement timescale for the part every 3 years
  11. usually does once unwrapped IDE but a longer cable only a few quid on eBay that way you can route it where u want
  12. the expansion cap should be replaced every 3 years so for less tgan £20 IDE replace it anyway always over looked and can save a fortune in false diagnoses later on
  13. yore correct ford does know about it that's why the car handles well in the corners sadly its too much camber especially on the rear good old laser tracking does the job I got it checked yearly as its cheaper than constant new did it with the swift only difference is they replaced the rear tires free as they knew it was an issue
  14. sadly no you're have to remove the head to replace the seals I can't see ure vid on my phone its a pig of a Job taking the whole ti vct apart again
  15. jack it up put you're hand on the rear shock rotate the wheel with the other hand you'll feel it through the shock a roughness if its bad you will hear I from turning the wheel check all 4 as it can be from the front but sound like the rear