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#543794 Catalytic Converter On 1.8 Tdci?

Posted by IINexusII on Yesterday, 09:14 AM

yes it has a cat and does not have a DPF on all 1.8 tdci engines across the models

#539934 The Button I Never Use??????

Posted by IINexusII on 13 November 2015 - 09:44 AM

yeah i mainly use it to stop bad smells from coming in especially when going through tunnels or some smoking out car in front

#539615 Running Lights

Posted by IINexusII on 12 November 2015 - 11:48 AM

Rules 113 - 116 of the Highway Code details lighting law


It is possible to fail a driving test for incorrect use of the handbrake, so any half decent driving instructor will be teaching the novice how, why, when & when not to use the handbrake.


would pulling the handbrake while turning at a mini roundabout fail the test?

#539340 Running Lights

Posted by IINexusII on 11 November 2015 - 01:43 PM

just as long as you turn your headlights on at night and don't rely on DRLs, the number of drivers I see doing that now is staggering, how they can see I don't know, mine are bright don't get me wrong but they will only illuminate about 10 yards ahead and the blind everyone else on the road


This, Please have your dipped beams on at night, DRL's are blinding for other drivers :)

#538957 Mk2.5 Instrument Cluster Retrofit Pats Has No Key

Posted by IINexusII on 10 November 2015 - 02:03 PM

how many keys do you have? when i used Forscan it needed 2. 


the steps were to erase all the keys from the system and then program one key at a time. and then at the end to initialise the module.


The steps below are for the Forscan software but it may help: http://forscan.org/f...c.php?f=6&t=839


you will also need to save the settings (including VIN) from the old cluster and import them into the new one, ELMConfig can do this, otherwise it might think it is from a different car and refuse to start

#537574 No Rear End Grip On Tyres In The Wet. Dangerous!

Posted by IINexusII on 04 November 2015 - 10:12 AM

i had them and dont like it. Uniroyal rainsport 3 are better


and threads like this are the worst to have on a car forum, youll never get a definitive answer  :D

#537075 Are Cheap Xenon Bulbs A False Economy ?

Posted by IINexusII on 02 November 2015 - 04:13 PM

He has Xenon bulbs which are not H7

#535950 Dummies Guide.

Posted by IINexusII on 29 October 2015 - 08:53 PM

Yeah, a garage is going to deal with them ones...
Both front wishbones + labour = £283.

Does that sound fair to you?


i got it done in cheltenham when i worked there 2 years ago by this guy: http://www.sheppardautorepairs.co.uk/

#535853 Dummies Guide.

Posted by IINexusII on 29 October 2015 - 04:55 PM

nope, i got both front wishbones done using genuine ford parts for £200 including labour. at a ford independant garage

#535758 Focus Windscreen Replacement

Posted by IINexusII on 29 October 2015 - 02:11 PM

Had my windscreen replaced in the summer due to a long crack at the bottom.


Great job by Autoglass. the windscreen is made by pilkington which i believe are the OEM for Ford, either way it is the same, if not better quality than OE.


Mine is just the heated windscreen which they fitted, but they do stock all types, so you will just need to make sure you let them know the extras you have.


no leaks or anything, i watched the installation start to finish, great guy too that explained the process. They also offer a lifetime warranty so any issues and they will come back and replace it no questions asked.

#535516 Anyone Petrol Remapped?

Posted by IINexusII on 28 October 2015 - 07:43 PM

if you want more power then get a diesel or a turbocharged petrol. 

#535104 Battery Weight

Posted by IINexusII on 27 October 2015 - 05:27 PM

probably around 10kg, thats what it felt like when i removed it to replace the intercooler hose on the turbo last weekend

#529438 Anti Hijack

Posted by IINexusII on 06 October 2015 - 03:13 PM

The full thread is here: http://www.fordowner...nd-ff2-program/


for some instructions related to this request (see the main thread if i missed anything out):


You will need to purchse this cable: http://www.ebay.co.u...-/161827401926?


make sure you install the drivers (instructions in the listing)


and download the ELMConfig sofware from here: http://civil.iffc.ru/ELMConfig/ (download the first two links and extract the ELMConfig zip and install the runtime pack)


turn the ignition on the car, not started, just ignition on (all the lights should come on the dash)


Once everything is set, run up ELMConfig, set the langage to english, the port to the one the cable is connccted to, the braud rate to auto-select and the connection to Focus II / C-Max / Kuga and then click open port


make sure the switch on the cable is set to MS-CAN


once the main window is open, click on the GEM button (on the top left of the side bar) and click read. make sure information is being displayed on that screen (igniton voltage, serial number, part number etc.)


click on configuration and click on page 2

click on Read from GEM and it should check some boxes on the screen, the ones that you have enabled in the car.

check the box "Auto-locking with re-locking"

also check the within that one, "Autolocking enabled by customer and AutoLocking with Re-locking"

click Write to GEM

wait for a success message


thats it, switch off the car, pull out the cable and youre done.

#529112 Spring Compressor

Posted by IINexusII on 05 October 2015 - 03:13 PM

if its a one off, will you not be able to pop into a garage and ask them to use theirs? 

#521412 Terra Clean 1.8tdci

Posted by IINexusII on 11 September 2015 - 08:11 AM

A blanked EGRV is the same as a non functioning EGRV in as much as the valve is effectively permanently closed when blanked, so terracleaning won't clean the blanked EGRV - but you don't need it cleaned as it's not functioning


However you could temporarily remove the blank for the clean & reinstall if after if you can be bothered, as the terraclean will at least then assist in cleaning the inlet manifold of accumulated gunk which is important



i was thinking the same, i will be getting mine terracleaned in the next month, and ill remove the blank before i take it there as i want the intake manifold cleaned