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In Topic: New Mk3.5 And Drl Law?

25 February 2015 - 04:25 PM

Hmmm, I tohught EVERY new model was require to have them (ie faceflifted cars too) as it is classed as a "new" model. I do find it strange that the Fiesta got them though?


Chris, you've pretty much taken the words right out of my mouth on this one as I was gonna say the same thing this morning. 




I do not like the EU's specification on DRLs allowing the main beams to be used. Have you ever seen someone flash at you with them? I couldn't really tell if they were or not!

In the US the majority of cars either use a separate bulb like we have on cars here, or use the headlights on reduced power instead leaving the flasher portion of the main beams to work as normal. Granted there is a few "world" model cars over there that use main beams i.e VW/BMW. The other thing with the EU law is they have to be bright enough to compete with the sun, again in the US they do not, and this actually leads to more stupidity from certainly UK road users as they seem to think their cars have auto lights and drive around at night/very low light/rain without turning their lights on at all, so you get blinded by them.

In Topic: Side Lights, Any Good Upgrade Bulbs Around?

24 February 2015 - 10:40 PM

shame the sidelights don't go off when you put full lights on..




That's called the law. They're actually called marker lights and they are to mark the outline of the car (important if a headlamp bulb fails). Granted I prefer the US way of using marker lights, i.e the indicators with dual filament bulbs. Much clearer marking!

In Topic: New Mk3.5 And Drl Law?

24 February 2015 - 10:25 PM

Day time running lights are standard but the white led ones are on specific specs as standard

Are you sure? i've seen several of the new model now with no lights on at all. I'd expect to see at least the high beams illuminated but they aren't.

In Topic: 1.6 Tdci - Technical Service Bulletins For Turbo Failure?

24 February 2015 - 10:10 PM

Getting a report is what I can do, but as I say, due to the engine running away like it did there is a massive risk that it has caused further damaged and could and probably has masked what actually caused it to start running on its own oil in the first place.


I think the turbo its self is still working and usable as the report didn't mention any broken parts, just carbon deposits and scoring. Nothing about any seals. So I'm suspecting that either the seal went in the turbo and it wasn't picked up or there is its the leaky injector seals. I can put the report up for you to see if you'd like because maybe I'm interpreting it wrong.


Further to your replies Iantt, I've been contemplating replacing the engine, but I suspect it'll need a complete new more than just a new DPF. The catalytic converter is going to be toast due to the amount of junk that would have went through it. As regards a Petrol car... I have one... 2000 Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0 black top :D


I would love to break it but it's currently parked on a private car park near my house, and I'm actually surprised they haven't removed it. It wouldn't be fair to the owner for me to take the P further.

In Topic: Whats Different About The Zetec S

24 February 2015 - 07:45 PM

My dead Zetec MK2.5 estate has the option of sport, comfort etc on the dash.