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Offline Last Active Dec 01 2013 10:16 PM

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Radio Issue

04 October 2013 - 09:02 PM

Hi all

My wife turned the car on and the radio asked for a code. Being the buffoon that she is she put the wrong code on 3 times so now we need to wait 30 minutes with the engine on before I can put the right code in.

Is it a common problem that the radio suddenly needs the code inputting? I'm guessing it is an electric issue.

Air Conditioning Service?

14 August 2013 - 10:16 AM

Hi all


My car is approaching 4 years old and has 20,000 on the clock. Whilst the air from the air con is still cold it doesn't seem as cold as it used to be. The car did have a major service in March and the air con was given a green rating not suggesting any issues.


How often would you guys recommend having a service and re-gas of the air con system?

Tyre Advice

13 August 2013 - 07:26 AM

Hi all,

My 2009 Focus is fitted with Michelin Primacy HP tyres. The fronts need changing and I've gone for some Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance.

However I have read that the HPs are run flat tyres and I shouldn't mix them with non run flats.

The rears have plenty of grip left and I don't want to change them yet.

Can anyone let me know if the Goodyears will be fine?

Scratched Bumper

30 April 2013 - 07:31 AM

Hi all


My wife was driving the ford yesterday down a village lane which had quite a dip in a certain part of the road. The car down has a number of large scratches on the bumper which look quite severe. Also the bumper has come slightly unseated as a couple of screws came out due to the impact. It isn't hanging off though just very slightly loose, it can certainly be driven without any problems.


Does anyone know if it is worth attempting a repair of the bumper to remove the scratches or would it need a whole new bumper which I am guessing could be quite costly.


I would be grateful for your experiences and advice.

Roof Rack Plastic Clip Thingies

08 April 2013 - 07:52 AM

Hi all


I noticed this morning that one of the four small rectangular plastic clips on the roof of the car is missing. I'm not sure what they're called but I presume they are removed when you fit a roof rack to the car.


Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement?


Many thanks!