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too big wheels

Member Since 11 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 09 2010 12:41 PM
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In Topic: Complete Battery Drain

09 December 2010 - 12:41 PM

If you have Bluetooth get it checked in case it's draining your battery by not turning off.

First step is disconnect to see if fixes battery drain problems. May need dealer help to to this, I would not know where to start.....

In Topic: Starting In The Cold!

09 December 2010 - 12:32 PM

Hi, got 1.8TDCi S-max with similar drained battery problem, garage believes it's the bluetooth not turning off.

Symptoms were trip computer re-setting when starting car in winter and taking a relatively long time from turning on ignition to engine actually starting. Happened last winter & this - batteyy, alternator checked etc - no faults after Ford diagnosis.

Garage disconnected bluetooth unit 2 days ago and problem looks to have maybe gone away - or at least reduced. Though 8 mile school drop-off in freezing temps with heated windows & heated seats on last week may have also helped drain battery. No problem in summer as not many heated extras turned on.

Back to garage on Tues next week to get warranty fix.

Hope this may help

In Topic: 18 Inch Wheels & Tramlining

04 August 2010 - 08:36 PM

Well I went for a set of the 235/45/R18 Michelin Primacy HP tyres in the end - relatively expensive but the tramlining is gone. I drove 2500 miles on holiday to Tuscany with pretty much no pulling to one side along the way, despite the sometimes very poor road surfaces in Italy.

I did more research on this subject and tramlining is made worse with having bands of solid rubber treads around the tyre circumference - just like the old tyres that gave me problems.

I hope this information can help another person who may have the same problem.