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About rjays

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  • Birthday 02/26/1960

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  • Ford Model c-max
  • UK/Ireland Location Worcestershire
  1. C Max auto/CVT?

    Hey Bigbob..thats the best idea you will have this year!!! regret was not finding this forum BEFORE i bought mine
  2. C Max auto/CVT?

    Hey Bob....Read all my other posts regarding a cvt diesel :o
  3. C- Max MPG

    glad to be of assistance ;)
  4. C-Max sorted at last

    Well i've finally sorted all my issues with this car...I've p/exd it for a peugeot 307 estate!! ..Let me offer all fellow C-Maxers MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES....and good luck
  5. C-Max 1.8ghia 54reg

    Hiya lucas...For what its worth.. i would not even contemplate buying a c-max if i were you...having had all the problems with mine..(read posts)...and seeing loads of posts on this forum, all describing similar and very costly faults...i can honestly say that the CMAX is the WORST car i have EVER owned...i am in the process of getting rid of it...I implore you not to waste your hard earned cash on this costly car and look elsewhere....I will never buy another Ford again...i just hope other participants on this site will back me up on my advice to you before you commit yourself
  6. C-MAX TDCi Power Loss

    hi trignflo...not sure if its just auto's...and i personally have not tried chipping
  7. C-MAX TDCi Power Loss

    Just as an update....Ive finally discovered when the problems arise...Its when the vehicle needs to change down a gear ( 7th to 6th 6th to 5th 5th to 4th etc) to accelerate whether im in auto or semi auto the problem appears....however to combat this i have now learned to get the revs up.. so in semi mode 1st gear 3000revs then change to 2nd bring the revs back up to 3000 and change to 3rd and so on until i reach 7th..i only change down once the rev counter falls below 2000.... this seems to work fine on mine with no problems at all...what its doing to the gearbox i have no idea but it i just masking the true problem or what? the way if the car (in auto mode) changes down a gear to slow down at a junction for example theres no problem.. just when it changes down to accelerate to overtake or going up a steep this the same as anyone elses?
  8. EGR Valve

    Hi Rich...What are you trying to say?....your'e not insinuating that theres dodgy goings on in the motor trade spares/repairs departments are you ;) i can't beleive that !!
  9. EGR Valve

    Cheers for the response stef...To be honest i did'nt clean the adjoining pipes..just the EGR Valve ( you got me thinking now)....maybe thats not a bad idea..i will take another look as it needs to come off again anyway..and now i know how to access the valve it will only take 45mins!!! instead of 5hrs !! However i still feel a "NEW" one needs programming unless anyone else can advise otherwise
  10. EGR Valve

    Hi All...I had a diagnostic report carried out and it revealed code P0404 "EGR Circuit range/performance problem"...I presume this means my EGR Valve is knackered !..As you all know, if i take it to a ford dealer it will cost the best part of £350!..I have removed the Valve (it was really sooted up) and cleaned it thouroughly and connected it back up....but the code is still there...Can someone advise me if i obtain a new one and fit it myself, 1. Do i need to go back to Ford and have it collaberated? ( god knows what they charge for that ) as ive heard on the grapevine that replacing the original one is ok, but a new one needs re programming 2. can any garage collaberate it? or 3. does the vehicle pick up the new EGR Valve and "re-set" itself... Many thanks Rob.
  11. transmission fluid level

    Richard...your a star...thanks a ton
  12. Hi again all...Can anybody tell me how to check the automatic transmission fluid level on cmax Tdi auto zetec...wheres the dipstick!! ??...Bring back the old granada, far less troublesome !!
  13. C- Max MPG

    hiya sierragls...i have a 1.6 diesel auto 2004
  14. C- Max MPG

    Hiya...for what its c-max was showing between 32-35mpg...what i did was to disconnect the battery for 15 mins..(if you see my other post on ford c-max i thought it may do something!!)....after all when your home pc freezes you disconnect it from the mains and "hey presto" it works fine again..anyway i disconnected the battery and next time i drove the mpg rose now does at least 51.5 and the highest ive had is 59.6....this is "normal" driving not long motorway driving,as regards to the other issues with the car..there is no improvement....but give it a wont cost anything...but make sure you have the audio codes!!...hope this helps...Rob
  15. C-MAX TDCi Power Loss

    Well Well never guess what? I am embarrassed to say that i also bought a c-max and THEN found this site....It sounds as if you are all describing my car!!....My symptons are as follows....( by the way its a 2004 tdi automatic zetec)...1. i get to about 1800 revs and the car feels as if its running out of fuel.....2. At 2200 - 2400 revs the "transmission malfunction" message comes up....3. If i switch to driving it in "manual mode", at 2200 - 2400 revs, the engine management light comes on!!.... 4. If i increase speed slowly thus keeping the revs under 2000 the car will drive up to 80 mph with no problem...I took it to the local ford dealer and i quote from the invoice i received, "trace fault to transmission malfunction, spoke to ford engineers..possible fault with turbine shaft speed sensor...unable to locate this part so spoke to an auto gearbox specialist and determined fault is possibly with auto gearbox itself"....The service manager tried to tell me that they had NEVER encounted this problem..which is why they spoke to the ford engineers, who also said they had never come across it!!.... ( I phoned him today and asked him to check out this site! )....the position i am in at this moment in time is a bill for 2hrs labor (£170) although he told me the technician worked on the vehicle for 7 HOURS!!...but he would only charge me for 2hrs...(was this a ply to make me feel better?) Well let me say I DONT...fact is the car is excatly as it was before i took it in, the only difference is i'm £170 out of pocket and none the wiser......PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP !!