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  1. Before buying a C-Max and a Transit Van, I sent the AA engineer ahead of me. B) So I am quite happy with both vehicles. But I want to share a bit of wisdom. Quite a while ago a German TV motoring program invited a top BMW guy, and in the live section a granny called in asking about advice to keep or to sell her BMW (5?) with a rather high mileage. The guy asked various questions, and she explained that the car had all the services, and had been kept inside the garage all the time. It might have been a heated garage, i don't quite remember the detail. And the BMW guy told her to keep it. The station motor heads started to criticize him seriously, live on air, for giving the wrong advice. The BMW guy pointed to all the services, and the protection of the car in the garage from the harsh winter elements. Still the TV guys crapped him out, and eventually he explained that the BMW was made to last 600,000 kms, say 400,000 miles. The TV guys fell silent. So, if we do all the services, garage our cars, we can look forward to good service from them for their life time! :) And don't have to buy expensive new ones! :D
  2. Sync 2 Date & Time Issue

    Hi guys Looking for a bit of help. Picked a Focus up the other day and all was good until someone today pointed out the date was wrong on the Sync display. Now its only trivial (a day ahead) but bugging the hell out of me, even more so the fact I can't figure out out to change it and the manual just says its set by the GPS? Any body know if there is a way to change/reset it? Also any one know what function the Calendar app provides? Thanks in advance
  3. Sync 2 Date & Time Issue

    Hi guys Looking for a bit of help. Picked a Focus up the other day and all was good until someone today pointed out the date was wrong on the Sync display. Now its only trivial (a day ahead) but bugging the hell out of me, even more so the fact I can't figure out out to change it and the manual just says its set by the GPS? Any body know if there is a way to change/reset it? Also any one know what function the Calendar app provides? Thanks in advance
  4. Hi I'm new to the forum so be nice lol, Just orderd my new red edition and will be picking it up on Monday/Tuesday!!!! Dealer told me it's the new "16" model and has drl's and new rear lights, along with a colour screen and a new net pocket!!(didn't get that one). Can anyone shed any light on this or even better have any pictures of the new changes? Cheers
  5. Air Filter Fitting Guides

    Hello all, This is my first post. I've spent a lot of time researching this forum site trying to decide wether or not I should buy a K&N Panel or cone filter or a complete induction kit. I still can't decide... I own a MK5 fiesta zetec(-s?), 1999. First car and i've owned it for a little over 4 months now. I'm wondering if anyone has a guide to fitting an air induction kit please? Should I choose to purchase one, I'd like to know how to fit it in. I think I'm asking because there was discussions about finding your own cold air feed with an induction? Or cone I'm not sure... I understand the air filters don't add much power and to be honest, I'm not after much. It's also for the experience of getting my hands dirty in the engine bay and knowing how things work! Thanks for your help guys. P.s. I know there are numerous posts and topics about air filters but none of them give me the answer I'm looking for!
  6. Hi all, I'm new to the forum but it's seems there is some really good information on here. I just wanted to see what people have been advised for lead times on their Zetec S. I ordered mine (Metallic paint, standard spec, no options) via a personal lease provider and it was confirmed as being ordered on 13th Feb. Currently being quoted a (very) rough delivery estimate of 'late April/Early May' which in my mind is a little too vague for my liking. So that's basically anywhere between 10-13 weeks for delivery. Is that right for what is more or less a generic order? Cheers.
  7. Clock Setting

    Hi I have had my C-Max diesel 1.6 since August and cannot figure out how to change the time on the clock display which is part of the audio system. It is about 12 minutes slow and is now also an hour out because of daylight saving Thanks Caitriona
  8. sorry if this is up on hear but i am new and just need some help think my car has done about 72k its the mk2 1.6tdci 110bhp zetec focus is it due a change and is there anything else due for a change be realy greatfull for some help cheers
  9. Hi There!

    Hi all, I am currently driving in a 1.3 Fiesta Finesse which I have had for just over a year and I'm just looking for some advice on things to do to my fiesta to make look a bit cooler and general up keeping of my wee ford. Thanks for reading!
  10. Hi There, don't often start new threads but i'm impatient so here goes. Ive had lots of fiesta's over the last few years. Currently on a "12" Fiesta Zetec S, my local ford dealer confirmed my order for a new fiesta st on Tuesday 4th June. Now I know the st takes longer to arrive and it all depends if the dealer has the car you want or how far away it is but I just wanted to know people's experience and how long they had to wait to get their new ford after agreeing it with the dealer. Kind Regards To All.
  11. Hi guys, I'm intending to order an EcoBoost 100 Race Red Fiesta, and I was wondering what the average wait time may be. What was your wait time? :)
  12. New Member

    its time to upgrade the focus st need advice which route to take
  13. Newbie Here

    Hi there, I am about to buy my first car which will be a Fiesta Zetec from 2000. I am no good with cars and how they work, but I do love to drive. I will be needing my car with work a lot. I was just wondering... what do I need to look out for when buying this fiesta? Regards, James Betts
  14. Another New To Forum

    Hi, Older Newbie here, Have owned Ford Anglia’s x 2, Escort Mk 2, Sierra’s x 2, Focus 1.6 Auto (8 years, still had original battery and exhaust when I traded it in and it was Y reg), and we had use of a Capri 2.0 Auto that use to go like a rocket!!!! Just purchased Fiesta Zetec 1.4 Auto that my wife will drive. Already made use of the site. Cheers for now.