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#488630 Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

Posted by Russ on 22 May 2015 - 09:03 PM

Pm'd. Thanks

#488272 Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

Posted by Russ on 21 May 2015 - 05:12 PM

Much cheaper than a replacement Modified elm327,
Would be nice to have some sort of decal made up for the case,
I can visualise modified elm327's being sold along with these cases in the near future lol
I've got a spare case arriving for free as result of an eBay dispute as it was supposed to arrive in 3 weeks, i raised a claim and seller despatched again so if anyone wants a free one,
Ill ship it out when it arrives in 5 weeks.

Might be a bit late but did you get any takers on the 'extra case' Lenny?

#485674 Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

Posted by Russ on 13 May 2015 - 12:06 PM

ELM arrived yesterday :) before I 'dive right in' has anyone bought theirs from Tunnelrats, (like I did) and if so, how would you rate using it? Just wondered, I tested it last night and saved my configuration but found (what I assume is) an old DTC code for the auto wipers which I read in another post could be down to a software bug. I'll erase the code on Friday after work. (U2030 was the code)

#485066 54 Fiesta Air Filter Change

Posted by Russ on 11 May 2015 - 10:01 PM

The bit of sponge, just get a new sponge and cut a piece the same size to fit in the recess in the filter.

#484941 Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

Posted by Russ on 11 May 2015 - 03:58 PM

So after its activated you don't get the option for on/off in the menu. So basically once it's on its on and you have to 'elmconfig' again to remove it?

I know on some other makes of cars if it's enabled you can still switch it on or off via the menus

#482085 Fiesta Cutting Out When Decelerating

Posted by Russ on 03 May 2015 - 02:08 PM

If it's a petrol, check the throttle body to see if it's 'gummed up'

#482042 Sons 2012 Ford Focus Petrol Diagnoses

Posted by Russ on 03 May 2015 - 11:51 AM

Did you also check the leads with a meter?

#481908 Disconnects Usb Drive

Posted by Russ on 02 May 2015 - 07:55 PM

Have you formatted the USB drive to FAT (NOT FAT32) and is your folder structure correct on the drive?

#481889 Coolant Leak. Help!

Posted by Russ on 02 May 2015 - 06:39 PM

Any pinkish looking crust around pipes/connections?

#481888 Engine Warning Light 2009

Posted by Russ on 02 May 2015 - 06:37 PM

It hasn't been serviced for 3 years! Including the oil?

#481886 Mobius Dashcam - Impatient Driver

Posted by Russ on 02 May 2015 - 06:29 PM

Not even a signal ! There's a village missing it's idiot somewhere!

#481321 Titanium Roof Console

Posted by Russ on 30 April 2015 - 04:17 PM

It's the mic for the 'hands free' as gillyallan stated

#4576 MOT Failure on Emissions

Posted by Russ on 18 September 2008 - 07:24 PM

Hey Folks,

This is my first.... probably of many posts here - so Hi All!

About a month ago, the Fiesta (1998 1.25 Zetec) failed it's MOT on emissions, however I've spent quite a bit on it over the last year, so even though it's not worth thousands, I don't want to scrap it, plus apart from the engine, it passed with flying colours!

So, I have four options:

1) Fix it - wouldn't say I'm a full blown mechanic, but could get through it with a few swears and screams!

2) Buy a new engine - I'm in Leeds, found one in Manchester at 175 all in, but don't know the mileage, then fit it.

3) Buy another Fiesta with 12 months MOT, pull the engine out of it, throw it in mine, get it through it's MOT, then change the engines back... cough cough - obviously this is hypothetical!

4) Get the engine rebuilt - but it's 500 and really don't want to spend that much!

Anybody hit this problem before? I've heard it's quite common and a lot of them give up at 60k.... guess what, mine's done 60k!

Any help would be amazing - anyone gives me a quick fix, I'll get them a pint....... but you have to come to Leeds!



Have you tried putting some "cleaner" into the fuel and giving it a long run before your MOT.
I just had a service on mine by a ford dealer who put some Halvoline cleaner into the fuel that supposedly lasts 6 months. The Lambda sensor as already stated is another prime suspect, my sons last peugeot failed its emissions, after a week of replacing bits with no luck it turned out to be the lambda sensor! They only last a few years and once clogged up fail