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moggsy100

Member Since 15 May 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 29 2012 10:35 PM
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Summer To Winter Tyres

29 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

Evening....
I currently have the new shape focus on an '11' plate... Its the titanium x model that comes with the 18" alloys with Michellin Pilot Sport 3's 235/40 ZR18 as standard... I already owned a set of winter tyres which I used to put on my old car but this car had the 16" alloys on. So I have purchased 16" steel wheels and had the Michellin Alpin A4's 205/55 R16 fitted to them.
I've now swapped my wheels over and thought all was good until I called into my local ford dealer today when he told me I may well of now invalidated parts of my warranty by swapping to smaller wheels but also that i've possibly caused lots of problems now and that i should have the car reprogrammed with the wheels set at this new diameter and at a cost of around £50 !!!!!! As the speedo, abs, trac control etc all work off the wheel size....
Is this correct or am I been fed a bit of nonsense???

Cheers

Paul...

Summer To Winter Tyres...

29 November 2012 - 05:58 PM

Evening....
I currently have the new shape focus on an '11' plate... Its the titanium x model that comes with the 18" alloys with Michellin Pilot Sport 3's 235/40 ZR18 as standard... I already owned a set of winter tyres which I used to put on my old car but this car had the 16" alloys on. So I have purchased 16" steel wheels and had the Michellin Alpin A4's 205/55 R16 fitted to them.
I've now swapped my wheels over and thought all was good until I called into my local ford dealer today when he told me I may well of now invalidated parts of my warranty by swapping to smaller wheels but also that i've possibly caused lots of problems now and that i should have the car reprogrammed with the wheels set at this new diameter and at a cost of around £50 !!!!!! As the speedo, abs, trac control etc all work off the wheel size....
Is this correct or am I been fed a bit of nonsense???

Cheers

Paul...

Dpf Query Focus 1.6 Tdci

15 May 2012 - 07:02 PM

November last year I had the " engine system fault " message appear on the dash and the little red led to the right come on my focus 1.6 tdci zetec.. After going to my local Ford dealer I was told likely cause was that the additive eloye needed topping up.. had this done at a good local garage as it was cheaper than the main dealer.. this solved the warning on the dash and has been fine for last 6 months...
on sunday the " engine system fault" message reappeared... been back to the garage where had the additive topped up and they put it on the diagnosis which came up with 2 codes of " p2485 & p2585" the garage are now saying that they think the actual dpf needs replacing!!!
any help or info to clarify this would be grately appreciated... car has done 78k

cheers..