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About artscot79

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  1. 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
  2. it's normal the higher the load the harder it works
  3. depends on the load at the time blowers on lights aircon all add extra load
  4. d the number off the top of the compressor vixible from the front with bonnet open as theres two types of compressor
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. oh forgot to say if you turn the car on and off does the error clear another symptom of the cluster....beware if it gets really bad the car will refuse to start there is a how to on the forum of how to repair the cluster or a company like cluster repairs can test it on the spot fox it and put it back in if you wait an hour
  14. could be a cluster issue then no idea why but I had a lot of mk2 focus that literally once they hit 10yrs old were all having cluster failures a ford tech I know an old boy told me the focus was never assumed by ford to last 10yrs anyway so none of the parts were really designed that way.there will be no diagnostic codes on screen but a proper machine will show random can bus error codes either stored or pending it can also be the wiring to the cluster to check I remove the cluster leave it plugged in start the car and move the wiring around you'll either get management lights come up or you won't if they don't its usually the dash cluster
  15. I have a suspicion it may not be if you still have a leak after the screen replacement the drain channels on the top of the car may have to come off not an easy task though as the welds are under there so roof lining out and start searching for water trails