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south_bound

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In Topic: 1.8Tdci Lumpy When Cold

02 September 2014 - 07:08 PM

Thanks for the reply.  I have noticed before that the coolant level is quite low so will go out and check to see if it has dropped some more.  I would have thought low coolant would lead to problems once the engine has warmed up by overheating, especially as I did a 500 mile non stop trip in warm weather on Sunday.  But if thats the problem I'm more thn happy that is all that is needed to fix it.  Will report back when I have had a look.


In Topic: 1.8Tdci Lumpy When Cold

02 September 2014 - 12:40 PM

Found this old thread which best describes what has started on my 07 tdci.  I have noticed it once or twice before, but very subtle, and then on the weekend it happened much more strongly that  my passengers also noticed.  Only happened when the engine was cold within 3 or 4 minutes of starting up, and only at low revs like when coasting into a roundabout and then pulling away.  It starts fine first time and idle revs are stable, and can't feel it if I pull through to higher revs.  It happened at the start of a 500 mile trip back from holidays so I was a bit worried but then it cleared when the engine warmed up and drove fine.  BTW the car is coming up to 100k miles and all foil and filter services are up to date.

 

Any ideas what it could be and is it serious?


In Topic: Should We Trust Garages?

15 August 2014 - 08:09 PM

boyracer mechanic was servicing jeebo's car.
Before/after servicing decided to use jeebo's car to take himself around town and to a tesco cash machine, then to a mates house, curbing one of jeebo's alloys aswell as labouring the engine,
Thanfully jeebo had a dash cam fitted :lol: has the whole thing on video including the guy's face when he got out to use the cash machine at tesco lol currently in court and mechanic allegedly got sacked or eh a finger wagging from the boss,

 

Jeebo, did you have thesame camera as in the thread you started a while back  http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/50774-gs8000l-dashcam-review/ ?  What position was it mounted for no one to notice it was there?  I have mine fitted behind the rear view mirror and none of my passengers have ever noticed it, but I'm sure another driver would as they are always (or should be) looking at the mirror as they drive.  Unles sit is completely covered over with trim I can't see how they would miss it.


In Topic: Aux Cable

15 August 2014 - 07:58 PM

the link should be http://www.ebay.com/itm/161132397465


In Topic: Aux Cable

15 August 2014 - 07:57 PM

Stoney, did you think about using this type of cable - http://www.ebay.com/itm/161132397465 which could save on the 12V socket and USB plug especially if space is tight.  I'm sure they do the ends in mini and micro USB femaile sockets as well if thats what you need.  You would just need to cut off the existing Ford connector and splice the cables together.  Just a thought as another option.