Posted by IINexusII
on 09 September 2013 - 06:37 PM
i'd also get a genuine ford filter. i tried an aftermarket one from my local parts shop and that ended up in a huge airlock. had to re-install the old dirty one and a long time cranking and opening injectors to get it fired up again.
Dont disagree with you cuke. For me, I pay about 3p per litre more at shell, than the local supermarkets. Over a tank of fuel thats about 1.50 - 2.00 extra cost, for the higher quality fuel and the (personal experience) proven increase in MPG using that fuel.
I personally find my cars, route to work, driving style and day to day conditions, benefit more overall from the extra £2.00 per tank, over the supermarket equivalent.
and you're also keeping the engine cleaner, less gunk and prolonging the life of the EGR, injectors etc
as jeebowhite said you can either invest in a bluetooth obd scanner and the Torque app on android or get a garage to plug their diagnostics in. you can also try the test mode screen on the car and see if any DTC codes are stored. hold the set/reset key and then turn the ignition on