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Member Since 20 May 2013
Offline Last Active Nov 25 2014 07:16 AM

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In Topic: Galaxy Mk3 Fog Light Unit Change

25 November 2014 - 07:16 AM

I needed to replace the front near side side light in my 2010 Galaxy. Ford Handbook says remove 2 screws - but there was only 1 (8mm socket). After removing the screw the bottom of the light unit was lose but the top was fixed solid. I know there are two tabs that need depressing but I could not get to them because of the bumper moulding. In the end I gave up removing the light unit and removed 3x 8mm bolts and 1x 10mm bolt from the under-bumper cover and 1x 8 mm bolt from inside the wheel arch. I then was able to bend the under-bumper cover just enough to get my hand in. Reaching the foglight bulb was easy but the sidelight bulb was difficult. I persevered and did it. It took over an hour. Now that I have figured it out I recon I could do it in half an hour. It would be better if I could figure out how to extract the light unit. All my older cars (pre 2000) were easy to change bulbs but everything I've had built after 2000 has been difficult and often involves removing of the entire lighting unit.

In Topic: Powershift Revs Up And Down And Other Problems

16 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

Sorry for delay in replying: been on vacation. The problem got worse. Car started to display 'Transmission Limited Function' after which only gears 1+3+5 would work or just 2+4+6. Switch off and on again and all gears worked though initial problems continued. Eventually had to have clutches replaced by Ford dealer. Cost £1200. That fixed problem (1) in original post and initially problems (2) + (3), but (2) + (3) came back. Then one day 'Transmission Limited Function' warning appeared and display said car was in gear 7!!! Car went back to dealer. It took the dealer two weeks to find out what was wrong. It turned out that when the clutch was replaced the speed sensor should have been replaced as well. It then took dealer a few weeks to get the part and fit. Dealer did this free of charge and gave me a free major service. This fixed (2) and (3). Issue (4) continued infrequently until I eventually worked out it was the cooling fan! I have no idea why the issue (4) tapping sound speeds up when the car speeds up because I would have thought the cooling fan would spin constantly, but it only occurs when the fan is on.

In Topic: Huge Difference Between Onboard Mpg And Reality

07 December 2013 - 06:52 AM

Just an update with the last two tank fills:


Total miles 636.2, computer average MPG 49.8, litres to fill up 68.14, actual MPG 42.4, difference 7.4 15%

Total miles 543.7, computer average MPG 50.1, litres to fill up 61.84, actual MPG 40.0, difference 10.1 20%


Is the difference between your real MPG and what the computer reports so large?