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#211 TDCiST

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:28 PM

randomly unfortunately... sometimes it sits and swings while travelling steadily... sometimes I think it setlles when booting it, but other times it swings!!

 

I'm confused as it doesn't seem to have any consistency to it at all



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:59 AM

randomly unfortunately... sometimes it sits and swings while travelling steadily... sometimes I think it setlles when booting it, but other times it swings!!

 

I'm confused as it doesn't seem to have any consistency to it at all

As it is random/ If its the same as the Mondeo the temp is taken from a sensor on the head, so it is possible that the sensor or the connector going onto it are faulty, (or the wires etc further down the line) the ECU also uses this for cold start so may use more fuel and for detecting overheating so may even go into limp home mode (when the ECU "thinks" the engine is overheating when it is'nt) the other possibility is the temp really is fluctuating as the gauge displays (less likely- but a good reason to have a seperate temp gauge)

 

I remember reading there was a lot of complaints from some Fords so they "docktored" it to make it read "wrong" but looked "right" (if you know what i mean) i cant believe how cool mine runs on a cold day (ive only recently hooked up my digital temp gauge)

 

Its under warrantee anyway but im sure you will let us know how you get on

 

I was on your other forum and i saw a signature of a vax***l with a vented crankcase breather - never actually seen one mentioned before - ive got mine on a long pipe like a secondary exhaust (i dont like talking about other forums or vax***ls though :lol: ) 



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:52 AM

Hehe it's the place to be for diesel tuning! However I don't like to advertise it on other forums, tis rather ungentlemanly lol

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:07 PM

Update... Once again the dealer has said a loose connection caused the issue. After a little discussion it has been agreed that if (Dealers terms.. I used "When") it happens again then they will replace the temp sensor... 



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:28 PM

Great looking car mate,

Didn't realise that you could fit the ST upper grille. Even though I've painted several for an other ST owners club's members!

I'm defo going to change mine.

You need to get the fog surround colour coded it makes a massive difference to the look off the car. I did mine and being white made a massive difference. Much cleaner look and makes the lower grill look much more menacing!

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#216 TDCiST

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:17 PM

Hey F1, how did you do yours out of interest??

Well what to update...

I've had a new temp sensor... (At last)
I've got a whole car vibration between 60-70... Hoping its just a wheel balance issue and nothing serious!!

And that's it!

Really need to get my rear in gear with this st lower grille mod!!

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:53 PM

Dave,

 

the fog trims come out really easily an the round chrome trims do too. paint it and put it all back together and jobs done!



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:48 PM

Must be a pain to rub down and sand tho

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:44 PM

Use scotch pads. Makes it so much easier, I use it with soapy water to aid cleaning

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 10:58 AM

We'll the car has hit 3 years old now... MOT time! Passed, however it needed

4 new tyres, front discs and pads, and the temp sensor is still playing up... Ford have finally agreed to have the car as a project, and to investigate it fully! Means I'll end up with a lovely courtesy car I guess!

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:54 PM

 We'll the car has hit 3 years old now... MOT time! Passed, however it needed

4 new tyres, front discs and pads, and the temp sensor is still playing up... Ford have finally agreed to have the car as a project, and to investigate it fully! Means I'll end up with a lovely courtesy car I guess!

It will be interesting to see what they find (if anything)

 

You don't seem to be on the forum that much recently



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:30 PM

Well...

Had a discussion today with the dealer... The car has been with them since Saturday, and they've had it apart...

It would seem part of the loom has abraded away and was shorting together every so often... So a new loom is being put in. Hopefully this should be the end of the heater gauge issues!




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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:55 PM

good news. must not have been clipped in properly. could have been a lot worse though.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:26 AM

Warranty fix? given that your just (only just) celebrating its 3rd birthday and they were aware of the issues from before it expired?



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:03 PM

Course it's a warranty fix.. I wasn't going to let them try and charge me lol!!

The issue seems to have basically told the PCM that the loom doesn't exist for the temp sensor... So a new loom was installed, and I need to play it by ear. Hopefully it's not a faulty PCM...


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