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Captain Haddock

Member Since 28 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 27 2015 09:28 AM

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In Topic: Muffled Audio

27 November 2015 - 09:17 AM

The sound on my Focus Titanium X is automatically muted when the parking aid is actived (reverse gear or manually using the 'parking aid' button) and there's an obstacle within range. Maybe with whatever was done to sort the 'key outside' problem has disturbed something and the parking aid is continuously active ? Hmm .. I'm not sure if the parking alert tone is silent if the warning chimes are disabled - worth checking the chimes are set to active in the menu settings. If you've got the 'parking aid' button to manually activate the parking sensors then try giving it a press, but turn the volume to your previous level first just in case that fixes it.

In Topic: Mk3 Focus 1.6ecoboost With 18inch Wheels

17 October 2015 - 05:12 PM

I don't think you'll get a full size 18" rim to fit (unless you want the boot carpet to look like Quasimodo lying face down :)).


I have 17" rims on my Focus Mk3 and even with the spacesaver spare there are still two foam packing pieces (about 4cm high) around the spare wheel well to make the boot carpet sit level.


A full size spare would be a 5.5J x 16" rim and having had a Mk2.5 with a full size spare I'd guess you'd lose at least 10cm of height in the boot area due to the required much taller foam packing pieces.


In Topic: Ford Focus Mk2.5 Titanium Brake Light Bulbs

16 October 2015 - 07:34 AM

Ring reference = R782

Also known as PR21W, they have a BAW15S bayonet fitting.

Single contact 21W two pins spaced 120 degress apart and one pin is higher up from the base than the other.

See http://www.donsbulbs...~donsbulbs.html for the illustration of the BAW15S fitting.

In Topic: Is 430 Miles Okay From A Full Tank Of Diesel ?

06 October 2015 - 12:41 PM

2011 Focus 1.6TDCi Sport

53L tank

Trip meter reports about 5MPG to 8MPG *high* and range of 672miles

Real average MPG = 64.5

Real range = 720miles(ish)

In Topic: Speed Cameras On Overhead Signs

06 October 2015 - 12:34 PM


As far as I am aware, they only turn them on when there is a limit other than NSL in force.
Not that they couldn't turn them on whenever they wanted though...


Don't use that theory on the M42 around Birmingham; the cameras trigger even when the NSL (70MPH) is in force.