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pragmatix

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#508907 I Can't Switch The Windscreen Wipers Off!!! Mk.4 Mondeo 2.0 Zetec

Posted by pragmatix on 04 August 2015 - 02:19 PM

Hi and welcome, I had this on my car you are in the right area with the breaker but you need to strip out and clean the fuse box it's caused by corrosion on the terminals not a hard job but takes a bit of time, get some contact cleaner


#505826 Timing Chain Mk3, Does It Need Changing (1.8-2.0 Petrol)?

Posted by pragmatix on 24 July 2015 - 10:56 PM

My mk3 diesel did 175k no chain or tensioner change


#504670 Tyre Pressures??

Posted by pragmatix on 20 July 2015 - 09:36 PM

Recommended for standard fitment 235/17 is 36 psi having said that I run at 40 psi on an estate


#501346 Electric Handbrakes: Good Idea?

Posted by pragmatix on 08 July 2015 - 03:54 PM

Stoney, they need to improve a lot to be that good, the cost a fortune to repair when the go wrong and oh boy do they go wrong, Mother in Law had a bill just short of a grand to fix hers on a Toyota she's 80 and changed her car cos she hates the electronic handbrake


#499492 Electric Handbrakes: Good Idea?

Posted by pragmatix on 30 June 2015 - 06:59 PM

Have you tried to do a handbrake turn with an electronic handbrake?


#499395 Electric Handbrakes: Good Idea?

Posted by pragmatix on 30 June 2015 - 01:11 PM

It's an overly complex solution to a problem that IMHO doesn't exist


#497645 Plun N Play Ecu Remaps

Posted by pragmatix on 23 June 2015 - 10:43 AM

Superchips are the best there Bluefin is a DIY remap much better than the plug in ones does a proper remap and saves your standard ecu settings so you can reset any time you want http://www.superchips.co.uk


#496360 Matrix Turn Signals For Mk4fl - What Do You Think?

Posted by pragmatix on 18 June 2015 - 08:13 AM

I don't like it, flashing out of sync with the indicators, one or the other but not both, oh and I hate DRLs too, marks judging distance and speed harder IMHO


#492897 Mondeo Flexifuel

Posted by pragmatix on 05 June 2015 - 07:40 PM

Check on ford etis


#491759 Has My Remap Worked?

Posted by pragmatix on 01 June 2015 - 08:13 PM

Definitely as above


#490483 Halfords Discount Card

Posted by pragmatix on 28 May 2015 - 04:55 PM

It's the discount card you get for upgrading your membership to this club, see upgrade membership tab at the top of the page


#489170 Mondeo Insurance

Posted by pragmatix on 25 May 2015 - 07:29 AM

More insurance nonsense, just put the missus on my insurance they wanted £60 I've just been put on the missus new Fiesta insurance and that reduced by £30, think they make the figures up


#485665 Has My Remap Worked?

Posted by pragmatix on 13 May 2015 - 11:54 AM

Sparky, they are very helpful the job takes about an hour, they download your existing ecu settings and your remap is based on those. No rolling road, but you will feel the difference. Only need a days notice so easy to book in


#479167 Aftermarket Head Unit & Convers+

Posted by pragmatix on 23 April 2015 - 08:28 PM

Brutus, am I right in saying this unit give you CD, MP3 input, radio and phone


#477971 Things I Don't Like

Posted by pragmatix on 19 April 2015 - 09:32 PM

My pet hate in no particular order.
Car drivers that do 30 in a national speed .imit then speed up in the 30 happens so often in my village.
Car drivers that think cyclist have no right on the road, yes they can cycle two a breast, read your Highway Code.
Any one who thinks the can sneak up my inside when I'm turning left in my HGV, especially the Merc Black ImG thing that got written off.
Pedestrians that cross the road without looking at you, chancers.
Folk who moan about parking tickets/ wardens you know the rules obey them, easy no tickets.
Lane hogging outside or middle get back to the inside when you have done your overtake.

On the motorway the driver that hogs your blind spot and doesn't overtake forcing you to stop your overtaking move.
Selfish driving .
Remember driving can still be fun but you are in control of a killing machine.
Rant may be over, drive thoughtfully and you will be safe