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  2. Footwell bulbs l.e.d

    W5W is correct.
  3. Sudden Gearbox Failure. How?!

    Would there not be any warning signs before something like this happened though? It felt 100% fine before it failed. The car is fully serviced by Ford. According to the service schedule the transmission gets checked for damage/leaks etc but not replaced. The car is obviously outside the manufacturers warranty but anyone know if Ford would cover some of the cost if a Ford garage were to diagnose and fix it, given that it has a full Ford service history? I rang the Ford garage I have it serviced the other day and they just quoted me £2400 for a new gearbox.
  4. When you say it doesn't work do you mean nothing at all happens or the fan runs and no heating/ cooling, is it the dual air con or the single type?
  5. Glow Plugs and EGR valve, the U codes point to coms issues, in this case a general CANBUS issue and security issues related to communication between the PCM and the IC when you say you "replaced" the IC 3 times did you have it programmed in? the IC, ECU and ignition barrel are all tied in to one another. assuming it was reprogrammed correctly then my next thought would be what do the EGR, glow plugs and security all have in common and that would be the ECU, make sure all the plugs are well seated.
  6. Footwell bulbs l.e.d

    Hey folks was just wandering if someone could help,what size led bulbs do I need for the footwell fiesta mk7 1.0 ecoboost ? Is it just interior led w5w ? Thanks in advance
  7. Anyone actually managed to update Sync 1.1

    Yeah it was formatted to FAT32 and followed those instructions, like I said the memory stick is one that I have used for.music in the car so I know it is read ok by the car, I did wipe.all the music off it so the car doesn't get confused but still no joy... Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  8. GEM changed cruise settings !

    Ok no bother. Sorry I can be no help on your technical side but was curious lol Sent from my SM-G800F using Tapatalk
  9. Upgrading front Brakes to ST180 brakes?

    The ST is only available as an import in some Asian countries. RHD are all imported from Germany. I assume LHD also but not sure. They’re not available in Thailand although all RHD non-ST Fiesta and focus for the Australasian market are made here
  10. Mk8 Delivery Delays?

    My method for calculating mpg is: As Tiexen says, brim the tank ie fill it fully until the pump clicks off and zero your trip or take note of your mileage. When you next need fuel, do the same again. Divide the miles you have done by the quantity of fuel you have just put in, which gives you miles per litre. Multiply this figure by 4.54609 to give mpg.
  11. GEM changed cruise settings !

    use all the time round town relives stress.... my BM bike could set from 8 mph, most modern cars drive in traffic using it stop starting all on their own.... some since 2006
  12. Mk8 Delivery Delays?

    He means fill the fuel tank up to the top. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kajda.fuelio this Android app is great for tracking MPG using this method (as well as your costs etc). There's probably an equivalent for iPhone too. I'm still waiting for my Titanium. It's now been a month since it was built, and nearly as long since it entered flushing, where it still is - the snow seemed to cause a delay and I have no ETA now :( Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  13. Trying LED Headlights - need some answers first.

    I think highest Kelvin rating allowed in UK is 4200-4300k...
  14. Mk8 Delivery Delays?

    what is brim it mean?
  15. Mk8 ST-Line X 140 early impressions

    Very good points. When the ST eventually appears I'll be interested to have a test drive to see if they have indeed made the suspension liveable. Then it's a matter of waiting a year or so to see if any nasties emerge with the new engine! (PS: back in my early 20's I did a lot of business mileage in my MG Midget - that was the car I really wanted at the time and I was prepared to put up with the limitations. I doubt if I could even get in one these days!)
  16. GEM changed cruise settings !

    I'm finding it strange you'd be using cruise control at those low speeds but hey guess you have your reasons. Sent from my SM-G800F using Tapatalk
  17. Focus 1.5 TDCi Zetec Ignition Switch Light ?

    Many thanks. I expect I shall get used to it. Again, many thanks for all responses. DerrickD.
  18. 18 months back I had installed cruise control on Mk2.5 1.6vvti and it worked reliably. To set a speed you needed to be above 22 MPH and you could then slow it down to 19 MPH just about slow enough for speed bumps near me. Further attempts at speed reduction left cruise enabled but with no further reduction in speed I swapped out the GEM 3 months ago to one made 6 months later with more options - mirror and auto lights etc. (of course flashed with my 3 original config files - cruise modified ). But just now I just worked out why cruise is annoying me these days. This GEM is different. It can only set a speed if the vehicle is above 25 MPH and ANY attempt to reduce back to the 20 MPH it did before immediately turns cruise off that's completely rubbish, what idiot modified it the wrong way and why? was 7M5T-14A073-CB - now 7M5T-14A073-FB it needs to do 15 or less not 25 or more !!!
  19. Tyre recommendations

    The new tyres are on. The garage mentioned that they were impressed with the new tyres and asked a bit more about them. Then I took it to my usual place to have the tracking done. But one of the guys said that there track rod ends are completely siezed. I've got the car booked in for a week's time. They'll try getting the track rod ends off, clean and grease them otherwise it'll be about £30-£40 per side for new track rod ends.
  20. Ford GPS V Tom Tom GPS

    Possibly you've got nav set to eco route? Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  21. Advice on going DIY maintenance

    @stef123 l should have thought of that as I'd have probably said it to someone else 😂 yeah l was well n truly lucky especially as it happened going over a painted round about all l heard was clunk then scrapping n doing about 10mph n some how got it to turn in to a bus stop about 20yrds on at that point l had no idea the importance of the track rod ends till the tow guy said exactly what you just did 😨..
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  23. Mk8 ST-Line X 140 early impressions

    I was actually looking at the ST too, couple of things that did put me off is: the waiting time (I placed my order for an ST Line X in January) for the car, the insurance pricing (I'm fairly young so get ripped off by the insurers at any opportunity) and realistically, the commute I do daily, it's unlikely I'd truly get much more joy from the full-fat ST than I will from the ST Line X plus the extra fuel costs associated with the ST too. When speaking to my dealer, he did say that the ST is great for short haul blasts etc, but in the real world or even longer journeys, the ST Line will actually be pretty good too and based on the suspension of the MK7/7.5, it'd be much more comfortable.
  24. Mk8 Delivery Delays?

    You need to wait until you have few thousand miles on the clock before you will get accurate figures. And then you need to do the brim it - run a while - brim it and work out miles to MPG from that
  25. Possible loose CV?

    I have a 2017.75 st-line 140, in the first few weeks of owning it (I've had it around 4 months now) I was getting used to cornering out of unfamiliar roads/roundabouts on it and probably accelerating way too quickly out of 1st/2nd. I find sometimes when I'm cornering tight bends or going over a road that isn't silky smooth I'm hearing a rather discerning clunk noise that's got me a tad worried, but not worried enough as it isn't common and probably happens a few times a week. Some of the lads at work reckon it's from curbing too much. Is this something still to do with the way I'm driving, or would one possibly recommend a warranty trip to a Ford dealership to have it looked at?
  26. Mk8 Delivery Delays?

    Very nice! Hope you're liking the car so far. As far as I'm aware the cornering lights are "static" meaning that as you are turning, the fog light on the side you are turning into will come on to offer extra light but the lens itself does not perform any movement as it may do in other cars. After you have turned, the fog light will go off a second or two after. Nice feature to have anyway but I'm not sure if it truly makes a massive difference - although correct me if my gut feeling is mistaken!
  27. Heated windscreen and washer jets ?

    Heated Windscreen and Wash Jets from Zetec Upwards
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