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south_bound

Member Since 05 Dec 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 24 2015 03:02 PM
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In Topic: Petrol In A Diesel Focus Mk2

20 February 2015 - 07:43 AM

Sounds like you got away with it by dilluting the petrol down enough.  Let us know how you get on.


In Topic: Dpf On 1.6 Tdci

20 February 2015 - 07:39 AM

Mine definnately had a load of codes come up when the dpf needed doing, although the garage got these using their plug-in OBD2  computer rather than through the dash board "trick".  That said I had already worked out that it was dpf related just from its behaviour and reading these forums - low mpgs, colling fan constantly on, loss of power etc.  Not sure about limp mode, more that it was loosing power and cutting out at high revs but driving reasonably ok at criuising speed.

 

There is loads of discussion on this topic if you search through.  Good luck


In Topic: Heated Front Windscreens

18 February 2015 - 12:01 PM

I don't really see the point of them coming on automatically.  If you can't see through the glass when you start off then you hit the switch and it stops automatically a few minutes later in case you forgot to switch off.  Once you are driving, even on a very cold day, the windscreen never freezes again as there is usually a flow of air on the outside to stop the frost from forming, and the inside vents send some warm air that way as well.

 

A couple of times when I have driven from warm sunny weather into cloudy or foggy then the windows can mist up as the colder air hits it and I give it a blast of air or switch on the heated window, but thats not normally at freezing temperatures.


In Topic: Dv6 Mk2.5 Focus - Optimum Mpg Speed?

18 February 2015 - 08:13 AM

A long straight flat A road on cruise control at about 60mph works well for me.  There is one near where I fill up sometimes and I reset the mpg counter - after about 8 miles of this road the reading is often at over 75mpg, but then it drops as I get into hills, round abouts and town driving.  As soon as you get into gradients I find its best to anticipate so you speed up as you go downhill, and slow as you climb which is someting the cruise control won't do.


In Topic: Mk2 Exterior Door Handle Broken

18 February 2015 - 08:08 AM

Thanks, I've got the Haynes Manual but I don't always find it very good for the details and is sometimes just plain wrong.  Are the forked door levers basically to get in under the trim to pull it off - bit like sticking in a screwdriver and leveraging it?

 

I'll just have to give it a go and see where it takes me.