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In Topic: C-Max Just Purchased - Under Warranty, But Have A Few Questions

05 March 2015 - 12:49 AM

Not much luck on this I have not had time to keep taking the car in - some days it is fine and others it is not.  The other day, the 2nd gear thing was crazy - it was getting stuck at about 5-10 mph with foot to the floor for 10 seconds (until I messed with the clutch and got it to kick into life).  Some people say there is a feature where if the RPM are too low it will essentially ignore the accelerator peddle.  This would fit with what happened, but the strangest part was that I went up a really steep hill in this state - no throttle but the car glided up on minimum revs, showing the engine is pretty strong.  It did the same on the flat at a big motorway junction (not nice).  Of course, now that I am watching RPM like a hawk it has not happened since...

In Topic: C-Max Just Purchased - Under Warranty, But Have A Few Questions

06 February 2015 - 11:26 PM

Ok, so took the car into the dealer today and they spent a long time on it, but could not find the fault.  Today, the issue with 2nd gear was not so bad.  Firstly that is annoying, but also it makes me wonder what can be an issue one day but not another.  The power is certainly a bit lacking at first in 2nd, but kicks in within 2 seconds.  On a bad day, the car almost stalls in 2nd.


The dealer said they would carry on looking into it next week if I wanted... they didn't charge a penny despite taking it for 2 test drives.  They don't think it's the DMF based on the fact that it drove fine today...


Now I am none the wiser!

In Topic: Dpf, Egr And Such

31 January 2015 - 10:46 PM

You blanked your EGR valve in 5 minutes?  I'll pay you to do mine (with the 1cm hole to prevent warning lights)!


I suppose I want to avoid voiding the warranty as I have a 3 year warranty.  Taking the car in on Friday to have it looked at.  I am concerned (for no particular reason) that if they do not find a fault they will charge me even though I have the warranty.  I will show them the issue if they can't find it!

In Topic: Dpf, Egr And Such

25 January 2015 - 10:31 PM

Not sure there is a DPF - it was a suggestion from others, but if there is not one, then it narrows down the issues!  Would love to have the EGR with a hole done as long as it did not invalidate my 3 year warranty...

In Topic: C-Max Just Purchased - Under Warranty, But Have A Few Questions

15 January 2015 - 10:28 PM

Further info


1) The plastic catch seems be loose on the door that is not working, so I guess that bit needs replacing.


2) This is just for about a second or so when pulling away from stationary.  It could be that a break is getting stuck?


3) This is a manual.  I got the car from a Ford dealer with a 3 year warranty, so you would think it should be ok, but it could have been the person driving it before I guess.  I have not had it long enough to fill up.  Having said that, when the turbo kicks in it flies, so it accelerates nicely it is just the pick up in 2nd when rolling along very slowly.  Unfortunately this is pretty much going to be the case when approaching a roundabout or other junctions - you put your foot down and it literally rolls along with no acceleration at all for a couple of seconds and then picks up.  Almost like the throttle response is dodgy, but in 1st gear it picks up a bit too quickly in comparison and the two together are a bit strange - you have to be gentle in first or the car takes off like an aeroplane, but if you are too gentle, you will almost stall in 2nd.  Currently the most annoy part of this car so far...  I see many posts about having the EPG valve blanked which makes the car really responsive as this is the cause of lag in the low rev range.  I hope that is not the only solution as I don't want to do anything that alters insurance...