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#159110 Sux To Be Orcomma

Posted by orcomma on 02 January 2012 - 11:28 PM

in my titty, the CC switches off when RPM < 1000 rather than road speed (from what i can figure out) :blink:

but still dlockers - nath is NOT a tool!

even though he did have a "go" at me for not demisting my windows (i'll forgive him in time) :rolleyes: :lol:

#156436 3 And 6 Year Dpf Cost

Posted by orcomma on 14 December 2011 - 12:46 PM

that said, if you don't take them for a long spin out every now and then, they will fail

you can tell when it is in the middle of regenerating because the fan will be on after you switch ignition off and you get a "hot" smell from the engine. if you keep interrupting the regenerations, take it for a half hour motorway blast at 2000-3000 revs

#153773 Retro-Fit Usb........ It Works!!

Posted by orcomma on 24 November 2011 - 10:34 AM

i dont think so... but then, i have been known to be wrong :rolleyes:

#152922 Colour Coded Ms Design Daytime Running Lights Fitted And Working

Posted by orcomma on 17 November 2011 - 02:11 PM

612.... pana smart viera with 3D

- or -

leds for my fiesta....

hmm... :lol:

still look sweet tho B)

#152910 Value Help?

Posted by orcomma on 17 November 2011 - 11:27 AM


Thinking about getting a new car soon and would like to know a rough price on the value of my car if i did a part exchange?

I have a ford zetec 1.4tdci (3dr) (2009 plate new model) in white

Its in very good condition apart from the odd stone chip that is barely visible and has done just over 16000 on the clock.

I was thinking about £7000 there or abouts , am i way off?


The industry uses either Glass or Cap guides to value cars.

For an 09 plate with your stats:

Trade prices (what a dealer would give you for one):
  • CAP sees it at 7300 (clean)
  • GLASS sees it at 7700 (clean)
Retail prices (what you could buy one for from a dealer):
  • CAP sees it at 8550
  • GLASS sees it at 8875

Those are based on the Nov 2011 guides.

Find out which guide your dealer uses before PXing it - most Ford dealers use CAP tho.

Bear in mind most salesmen get commission as a percentage they can get the PX below guide AND the sale above guide.
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#146551 Andybody Have An Idea Why This Has Been Done To My Car??

Posted by orcomma on 01 October 2011 - 12:53 PM

Spot on. We had a titanium TDCi come in with Dual Controls when I was at Arnold Clark and it was left in a similar way.

glad to be of service :)

#145515 Drl Auto Switch, Would This Work?

Posted by orcomma on 24 September 2011 - 02:14 PM

yea and its uber more expensive than the 8.49 kit i linkied to :/

still, gonna wait. doin some research the company that makes the 8.49 also does a dimming version which dims with the headlights - like an audi, but cant find it on ebay. have msg'd the guy there about it but awaiting reply :/ fingers crossed.

#142292 Bluetooth And Cruise Control Problems

Posted by orcomma on 01 September 2011 - 07:48 AM

....Yes im aware of what the buttons do, its just they are evidently not working properly and each button does not perform the required action, im just looking for an explanation for this, possible a wire shorting in the circuit?

A bit of a harsh response given Amberes was only trying to help, GeorgeZS.

Perhaps I can be a bit clearer regarding the way this (and any other) cruise control system is set up:

The ON button tells the cruise control to be aware that it might be set (puts it in STANDBY mode)
The + button sets the current speed as the target speed, and activates the speed REGULATION mode. A green LED lights to confirm regulation is in place
Whilst in REGULATION mode, the + and - buttons adjust the target speed
Pressing the brake pedal, clutch pedal or the CAN/RES button whilst it is in REGULATION cancels it and returns it to the STANDBY state.
If in STANDBY the CAN/RES button reactivates the REGULATION mode without setting to current speed [contrast with + key which does set to current speed], bringing the car to the previous target as fast as possible.

All of this is detailed in the manual.

As for the bluetooth, given you didn't read the manual for the cruise control, I would suggest you have a read first to make sure you are using that correctly as well.

Peace and all that.

#137273 New Fiesta Titanium Ordered!

Posted by orcomma on 25 July 2011 - 12:35 PM

I have a couple simple questions about the A/C. The titanium models come with a climate control module and you can adjust the temperture/climate to how you want it. Now, with the engine fan i only notice it running when the A/C is on as well. Any reason why the engine fan doesn't come on any other time?
Only sometimes i enjoy just turning the climate control off and rolling down the windows. I haven't had my car during the winter yet so i'm just wondering how it works to keep the engine cool during the winter months.

Don't really want to be turning off the A/C if this actually turns off the engine cooling fan and causing the engine to overheat unless it can live without the fan when A/C is off.

The fan is thermostatically controlled and will come on if the engine coolant gets above a threshold temperature as directed by the ECU.

The fan also comes on when the AC compressor is running because, in front of the radiator, is the AC condenser matrix - which also needs cooling.

Having the AC off will not stop the fan coming on if the ECU orders it to, because the engine temp is too high. So to answer your question

Any reason why the engine fan doesn't come on any other time?

the simple answer is that it does come on, if the ECU commands it to. But it will be on all the time if the AC compressor is running as well.

Hope that helps a bit

#123739 Rattle / Vibration From Dash

Posted by orcomma on 20 April 2011 - 10:58 PM

you're posting in the fiesta forum lol

#123603 Jacking Point

Posted by orcomma on 19 April 2011 - 10:54 PM

sorry for the slightly late reply

heres a piccie of the underside of my mk4. note the arrows pointing to the two trolley jacking points

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hope this helps

#122789 Hids On Mk7

Posted by orcomma on 13 April 2011 - 09:18 PM


didn't realise my first topic would be so controversial!

i'm still deciding whether to fit them to mine!