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south_bound

Member Since 05 Dec 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 21 2015 12:52 PM
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In Topic: Frozen Drivers Door! Please Help!

20 January 2015 - 08:03 AM

Had this happen to me over Christmas - I poured a ketle of luke warm water over the outside handle to sort it out.  I appreciate that you won't always have that available everywhere you go but it did the trick as a once off.  Not happened since. 


In Topic: Dpf Regen

19 January 2015 - 01:06 PM

Mine used to start the regen at regular intervals regardless of whether the car was on a long drive or high revs - it would do it about every 500 miles.  I would know because the mpg would drop like a stone and the cooling fans would kick in and still be running when I get home.  Now its not there any more so don't have to worry about it!


In Topic: What Tyre Pressure Do You Run?

19 January 2015 - 12:57 PM

I'm with FOCA on this and run at 39-40psi front and back.  The tyres give max pressure ratings on their side walls - my Michelins state max 51psi so I am nowhere near that limit.  I notice a positive effect on handling and mpg at these pressures compared with recommended values and noticed straight away when they were reduced by the garage after a service.  It doesn't affect wear as I still get more than 50k miles per set. 


In Topic: Fuel System Cleaner

08 January 2015 - 07:16 AM

Is this the same as using the so called premium fuels available at some filling stations which claim to have cleaning properties and increase mpg?  I tried a tank full a while back and to be honest didnt see or feel any difference.  Not sure if this is expected to be noticable after one use or if it is a gradual thing though.


In Topic: Mk 2 Reverse Switch

06 January 2015 - 07:47 AM

Are you saying that ECP sold me the wrong one?  They did say I could take it back if it doesn't fit but thats just hassle, and would I be certain of getting the right one somewhere else, even direct from Ford?  I'll keep an eye on the one thats in there now and see if it comes loose or leaks oil, at least until I get time to get back in there.