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Phil 87

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Cost To Fix Scuff On Bumper

15 July 2014 - 02:02 PM

I found a scuff on my front bumper the other day, actually 2 small marks which I think are from someone scraping past in a car park :(. The local Ford garage just quoted £100 plus VAT to fix it, does that sound reasonable or are they ripping me off? I can get photos if needed.

Annoying Rattle

03 July 2014 - 10:50 AM

I've noticed a rattle coming from the plastic cover just above the rear view mirror. The car has only just gone over 2000 miles and I've only noticed this rattle for the last 3 weeks or so. Is this something anyone else has a problem with?


I'll try and get a photo of the offending "plastic thing", but I'm pretty sure it's the plastic cover just above the rear view mirror that's causing a rattle whenever the road is bumpy. I've tried stuffing some folded up kitchen paper in the gap behind it which helped a little but I want to fix it properly.


Does the plastic cover just pull off? It feels like it might break when I pull on it so I thought I just ask here before I go and break it. It should be the same as any other MK7.5 with the auto-dimming mirror and rain sensor (the rain sensor is covered by another plastic thing which seems to be connected to the one that's rattling).

Satnav Gets Destinations Wrong

06 June 2014 - 08:02 AM

I've noticed the Sony satnav doesn't seem to be very good with destinations, unless I'm doing something wrong. I can enter a postcode but then it doesn't ask for a house number. Also you can select a point on the map (like the exact location of my office), but then when I saved that as a favourite and chose that as my destination, it tried to take me to the postcode of one of my other favoirites  :wacko:


Am I doing something wrong, or are we limited to just entering postcodes? If so that really sucks considering the price of this Satnav. My 3 year old Tomtom which was only about £120 at the time is miles better.

St Strange Noise (Video Included)

18 May 2014 - 06:01 PM

I've not had the ST for 3 weeks yet and it's making a funny noise which seems to be getting gradually worse. Taking it to Ford on Tuesday but in the meantime I thought I'd see what you guys make of it. Here's a vid I recorded today:



That's from a code start (or as cold a start as you can get in 24C weather lol). The "strange noise" can be heard when the car starts moving, mainly from 12-17 seconds. What could this be? This noise can also be heard while driving, depending on the revs, especially around 2,000 to 2,500 revs (e.g. 30mph in 3rd gear). The car seems to be driving just fine by the way.

St Early Oil And Filter Change

12 May 2014 - 01:08 PM

I was thinking about having an oil and filter change at about 1,000 miles if that sounds sensible? That will probably be in a week or 2, so I have a couple of questions. First of all I'm not very mechanically minded so sorry if these are silly questions.


When I take it to Ford is it worth asking them what oil they'll be using, and maybe pay extra for a premium oil? Or are all brands of synthetic oil basically the same?


Also is it worth paying for an engine flush at this point? After a little research I think there might be no point, I'm guessing any metallic bits from the bedding in of the engine will just drain out with the old oil, or will an engine flush actually help with this?


I just want to make sure I'm properly caring for this brilliant engine  B)