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  2. Clever birds those crows. Found this interesting piece of research online. Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority found over 200 dead crows near greater Boston recently, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu. A Bird Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu. The cause of death appeared to be vehicular impacts. However, during the detailed analysis it was noted that varying colors of paints appeared on the bird's beaks and claws. By analyzing these paint residues it was determined that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks, while only 2% were killed by an impact with a car. MTA then hired an Ornithological Behaviorist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck kills versus car kills. The Ornithological Behaviorist very quickly concluded the cause: when crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger. The scientific conclusion was that while all the lookout crows could say "Cah", none could say "Truck."
  3. I don't they'll reply as the last message was back in 2013. Can I ask why your friend wants to do the conversion? Mk6 STs are pretty much cheap to buy these days. Does he have an anniversary / celebration model? I remember someone saying his friend had problems selling his zetec s with the ST engine in it. @TomsFocus I remember you saying your friend had problems selling his zetec s with the ST engine conversion.
  4. Hi All, Does anybody have a boot spoiler for sale, i need one for my Mk 5 Mondeo 2016 Booted version, many thanks Peter
  5. My cigarette lighter port has suddenly stopped working and i'm struggling to find out why. Originally the fuse box looked like this (see below) and i'm not sure if there was ever a fuse in the location that the manual says. I have put a fuse in to the location that the manual tells me to and it's not made a bit of difference: I have even tested the square blue 20amp fuse that is located on the bottom of the board with a continuity test on a multi-meter and this even passes so i know this is ok. I have the center console in pieces and managed to get the trim out that houses the cigarette ligher. i've run a voltage test against the 2 terminals on the wire and i'm not getting the 12Vs that should be there. Is anyone able to give any advice on this please. Here's what the manual says:
  6. Isn't there any other exhaust systems you've seen? Just asking as cobra exhausts are pricy.
  7. Hi Everyone My fiesta is displaying the spanner LED with the 'service engine now' message. It is off before starting the engine and comes on generally <10 mins after driving off, sometimes immediately (hot or cold start e.g. left overnight makes no difference) I'm not noticing any signs of reduced performance, the car drives normally. NB the car has just been serviced and is still doing it. The dashboard test function is showing two messages, dtSt72 (could be dt5t72) and dt1049. I have plugged in an OBD reader (Konnwei KW808) and it isn't picking up any codes, even with the engine running and the spanner illuminated. Perhaps I need something like forscan to pick up ford specific trouble codes? OBD2 PID dump below: Any ideas? Many thanks for your help H
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  9. So Im back, when i put the stick back in, it installed for just 5 mins then told me to remove USB stick and restart, will not let me reinstall the map at all. So i did a Master System Reset and have all street names back, but for a couple of miles it showed Sirius XM instead of DAB, it has now reverted to DAB. All the version numbers are the same in the settings screen. do i just upload the xml file and let fords website sort it out?
  10. Yeah I didn't like it. Thats not the real SL65 black series but an SL500 with the black series body kit on it. It's around £15k for the body kit.
  11. As a follow-up to my previous post. Went to the dealership, they had a look at it but couldn't determine what had caused the problem other than it was probably software related. They said they disconnected the battery connector and after that it was working again. Hopefully just a one off.
  12. Lack of boost below 3k rpm Kept all the hardware with the exception of the turbo which is now for sale.
  13. What weren’t you happy with? Are you retaining the larger intercooler?
  14. It will fit but you need the Facelift spats
  15. What was the part number of the updated slip ring?
  16. Yeah, I think I paid less than £50 for a Nissens one for mine last year. Probably a couple of hours labour at a garage, plus around £50 for a regas now we're in summer (I did mine in winter so regas's were cheap!).
  17. Nope its not empty (Yet). I can see the fluorescent dye on the condenser, its at the front bottom right corner, the side with the air drier unit attached. So I can assume at the moment it's not leaking from a seal or a pipe and it is actually the condenser. I didn't\couldnt see dye anywhere else within the engine bay. I think it must have happened driving too close to a salt spreader on the motorway during the winter... The condensers seem pretty cheap new £60-100 from the usual online places. I might just bite the bullet and get a garage to do it.
  18. Turbos whine like a siren, if it's a whistle it's more likely to be an air leak from one of the boost pipes.
  19. I had mine checked last year by Ford's & they diagnosed compressor, which I had fitted at non ford garage & damn garage knackered my bonnet lock ,which I had fixed but aircon leaked within few days , so I took it elsewhere & they checked with nitrogen & found out it was condensor to compressor hose split. I think that last garage damaged it whilst fitting condensor. this house isn't cheap at £135 at dealers . finally we have cold Air now sfter a year. yunii
  20. I tried leak fix, didn't work. I then replaced the condenser on the drive, didn't work but it was a reasonably easy job tbh. Don't need to drop the whole rad pack and unfortunately you cant do it just by removing the bumper either. You have to jack it up high enough to have enough space underneath to get the condenser out. Then remove the lower rad support and the grill shutter (awkward part!) while supporting the rad. Both AC pipes unbolt on the left, and the drier stays attached on the right. They you have to slide the condenser upwards by about an inch to push it out of it's plastic clips (I broke one by accident, they're quite brittle already!) and then it just slides straight down and out underneath. If the system isn't yet empty, you will need to have the gas recovered by a suitable garage before attempting the job.
  21. If the plastic material of the door panel was previously cleaned/maintained with some silicon based product is is almost impossible to apply paint. The silicon prevents the paint from bonding properly to the surface of the plastic. After a theft attempt my door panel did have several scratches caused by the broken glass. A specialist did try to repair the door panel but because the silcone products that were used by the dealership or previous owner invvisible repair was not possible. The repair products did simply not bond to properly to the plastic material of the door panel. At the end my Insurance approved to install a (very expensive) brand new door panel.
  22. I had same issue and resolved it the same way. I guess the website must read the device IP address. Didnt happen after previous updates Wonder how a third party checks the status ?. Incidentally Ford CRC emailed me yesterday to say their technical dept do not have a date for release of F8 maps for those of us who can't get it. I reckon the F7 maps are almost 2 years out of date now for my local area. What a shambles.
  23. Was the car in a crash or something? I’m assuming this is welded rather than screwed together, in which case if it has come apart, i’d have thought there was a substantial hit on that side, corrosion aside, cannot see any other reason it’d come apart
  24. Well, I had a look myself this morning, borrowing a black light torch(?) and there is glowing green dye in a very random place (to me). The dye is at the front bottom right corner looking when looking at the front of the car (passengers side). I don't see any dents, bends or distortion of the fins and it's hidden behind a hardened part of the bumper where it is a good 45' off from the centre vent. It doesn't appear to be leaking down from anywhere else and is focused on the bottom corner area. How easy is it to replace the condenser on the drive on the focus? I've done any empty one before on an old vectra, but that was a front bumper off, drop the radpack job.
  25. Air con runs off a compressor/pump on the engine, only voltage used is to light the display. Short journeys are what kills the battery, take it on a run and get it fully charged
  26. Hi I bought a 1997 Cabriolet MK VII 1.6 ( 90 hp ) and am looking for some parts to improve it If you have ANY parts for this car you know longer need PLEASE contact me, or if you Know where I can get these I really need Fuel Injectors ( OEM 1005456 ) Front and Rear Suspension Units A Black Leather Interior ( or at least Front and Rear Seats ) Rear Boot Spoiler ( RED if possible ) I live in Holland Thanks Nick
  27. After downloading on PC and doing the update, I then upload confirmation to Ford website. I then email confirmation file to myself and do exactly the same from my phone. Otherwise when I check on my phone , it will keep offering the same update that was done from PC. Hope this helps.
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