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artscot79

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  1. ENGINE UPDATE

    they should be doing the timing belt and tensions they'll argue they don't need to but ide insist you also as said want a good warranty on the engine I personally would have got a refund on it
  2. Rear knocking as wheels turning

    have you had the rear bearing checked rear brakes also upper strut mount broken
  3. Why does air recirc turn off by default?

    it shouldn't unless manually requested
  4. engine malfunction

    its the cluster or wires the u codes high speed can suggest this you'll find after so many cycles of the ignition it will comr back the wires connect into the loom so if its a cluster wire it coil be a break anywhere from the cluster to the fuse box
  5. Air con auto turn on

    turn the knob off of the windscreen to feet and it'll stop coming on though you should use it all year round
  6. Abs Light

    indicates a fault in the abs system usually so codes will need to be read
  7. Marks on paint that disappear when wet

    bottom of the doors particularly if you don't have mudflaps get sand blasted from all the crud on the road being thrown up by the tyres poor design on fords part
  8. On going issue with engine warning light

    dash cluster by the sound of it this will throw up warning lights and false codes the road itself ie the vibration could be setting it off you can push on the cluster to check or with engine running undo the 2 screws to take the whole cluster out and with the cable connected wiggle it around
  9. engine malfunction

    sounds like the dash cluster or dash cluster wiring no idea why but suddenly this year I've seen a spate of them its easy to tell with the car running undo the 2 screws holding the cluster in place remove cluster but keep multiplug attatched and wiggle the wires you'll suddenly get a malfunction message restarting the car will clear it you'll also get high speed can faults the most common place for the wiring is where its clipped in with a metal clip the wiring seems to break there
  10. Ford Smell

    I've clearly never had that british smell any car I've fixed smells of McDonalds cigarettes (I smoke so its bad) mould and must damp or just stink the Kia has a leather smell to it which is quite nice from the steering wheel and leather trim
  11. Why does air recirc turn off by default?

    its to stop the build up of co2 since it recirculates the air in the cabin with no fresh air all the co2 you breath out is also recirculated its set to auto switch off after 5 mins to prevent you killing youreself should you be in a cold climate stuck with the engine running that's how many people die you always want recirc off prevents condensation misting of windows its fine to put on if there's a bad odour outside for a few minutes or when you're car is hot inside from the sun you put recirc on window down aircon on cold and it will cool the inside quicker
  12. Cylinder Head Removal 1.6 tdci

    big job and was to bugger up if you're not carefull and a lot of new parts to buy putting it back together tends to throw up issues
  13. Rear suspension bush perished mot advisory

    the rear bush advisories are extremely common my mk1 had for 3 yrs before I had it had the same advisory and it took 3 years after I had it to need replaced looking at it myself there was nothing wrong with the bush ni movement no splits no cracks looked at a few with similar advisories and almost all are fine.strangely when a ford dealer did the mot and health check he found no issues either.
  14. Exhaust mounting rubbers keep breaking

    there are heavy duty ones on ebay which I've used once they are thick rubber
  15. My Bumper Options?

    different fogs but you tend to get them complete with grill etc can be pricey depending on colour and condition