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#437125 Centre Cap Sizes

Posted by artscot79 on 16 December 2014 - 10:07 AM

Not sure i carbon wrapped mine silver

#436695 Flat Battery

Posted by artscot79 on 14 December 2014 - 03:21 PM

Once a silver calcium battery is that dead its a new battery required im afraid

#436369 Reset Door Module

Posted by artscot79 on 13 December 2014 - 09:02 AM

Usually you press the button to lower the window all the way down let go of the button then press and hold down for 5 secs repeat the process putting the window all the way up let go and hold button up for 5 secs repeat this on the passenger side

#436368 Light Bulb - What's Cool These Days?

Posted by artscot79 on 13 December 2014 - 08:56 AM

Matter of opinion i found them poor to be honest ive tried osram nightbreaker nightbreaker plus autobulbs cobalt and ive gone back to my ebay xenon effect bulbs cheaper brighter and last longer some may disagree but i wouldnt have got rid of those above if they were as good bosch pure light have a better light output and are best buy bulbs scoring higher than osram ,osram score 94 bosch 147 £22 a pair though

#436010 Belt Or Chain?

Posted by artscot79 on 11 December 2014 - 07:17 PM

Belt driven 1.4 1.6 and 1.6 ti vct thats a for sure lol

#435855 Air Box Qs

Posted by artscot79 on 11 December 2014 - 10:14 AM

Behind the wheel arch? The air intake is fed from the lower bumper theres a sealed part of the airbox behind the arch that has the round funnel that then feeds air to the upper airbox i havent seen replacements of these ebay however does have a few

#434696 Ecoboost Starting Issue.

Posted by artscot79 on 06 December 2014 - 08:41 PM

I wouldnt ide take it back incase it isnt

#434557 Focus Mk2 1.6 Brake Problem

Posted by artscot79 on 06 December 2014 - 09:34 AM

As above it could be nothing it could be serious that clunk could be a seal popping etc

#434173 Battery Warning

Posted by artscot79 on 04 December 2014 - 09:33 PM

Not exactly The theory behind smart charge, is a battery will take a charges at its most efficient when its cold. Following start up, the PCM checks the Engine coolant temp, and intake air temp, and calculates a cold engine. It will then boost the battery charge, pulling it back as it calculates the under bonnet temp coming up. Its not there to compensate high demand as is the common misconception.this places high demands on the battery which is why silver and calcium are used in the electrodes as they can take the higher voltage
If you have a battery issue do the dash test youll find if it is the battery youll have a dtc code.

A few tips dont keep the heated front screen on whilst driving it uses too much power its intended use is to clear the screen before moving off this gives the battery a chance to charge up you can get a bosch s4 battery on ebay at a good price thats a 4 year warranty a lot cheaper than halfrauds who will sell you a lead acid battery as they always do

#433485 Manufacturers Service Or...?

Posted by artscot79 on 02 December 2014 - 11:34 AM

you are aware that by law they must provide a 3 month warranty not 30 days even an independant trading standards will confirm this so take it back and have them fix it

#433369 Stereo/head Unit Change

Posted by artscot79 on 01 December 2014 - 08:40 PM

Yes but you can fit either with the right adaptor........damn hes got there before me again stoooooneeey lol

#428936 Plastic Above Grill

Posted by artscot79 on 16 November 2014 - 08:26 PM

The mk2 one can be seperated and removed its fiddly and the clips can break easily the plastic poppers come out allowing it to be seperated at least on yhe petrol but it looks similarly built

#428705 Mk2 Heat/fan Problem Or No Problem?!

Posted by artscot79 on 15 November 2014 - 09:37 PM

Ide have a test done first before contemplating a dash out the water pump may be leaking the cap may be leaking etc

#428510 Mk2 Heat/fan Problem Or No Problem?!

Posted by artscot79 on 14 November 2014 - 10:35 PM

I doubt its the gasket they arent known to be an issue the cap may have a twisted seal ten quid replaces the whole cap and eliminates that it sounds like a matrix which is worse a gaskets easy to get to the matrix isnt easy way to tell taste the water in the footwell youll know instantly if its coolant or plain water you will need to add coolant to the system not just water.if the footwell is tasteless its from a leak if you have aircon possibly the aircon drain hose behind the drivers left hand kick panel

#428311 Mk2 Heat/fan Problem Or No Problem?!

Posted by artscot79 on 14 November 2014 - 03:00 AM

Lots of ways to explain it but think of it like this youre cooling sytem is like a pressure cooker its a sealed pressurised system when the engines warming up the thermostat doesnt open it instead diverts the coolant directly round the engine allowing quicker warm up time when the engine reaches optimum temp the thermostat opens allowing the coolant through the radiator however if the external temp is low the coolant will get too cool and so the thermostat closes and the process is repeated using the interior fan takes heat from the coolant sytem and therefore the engine.if the coolant is too low one you dont get enough pressure in the system so the coolant actually boils off second as theres too little coolant theres not enough heat in the system any heat there is the heater is stealing so luke warm air when you switch the engine off as the water pump isnt running the engine actually gets hotter hence why the fan comes on to cool the engine which is monitored by the ecu.

Hopefully youre matrix isnt leaking causing the loss of coolant