Guy Heaton

Understanding the datacard

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Got my datacard from etis.  Is there any where that explains what the entries on the datacard mean? 

Some are obvious:

With Painted Brake Calipers

But what do things like this mean:

·          Cold Start -25 Deg C

Rear Suspension - Level 1

 

Do Ford have a site anywhere that explains it?

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I don't think there is an explanation anywhere, and some of the entries often cause confusion (auto lights on mid 00's models being one, it means guide home lights instead of light sensor lights).

-25c cold start is the lowest temp that your car is designed to still work at.  So it's fine unless you're planning on driving to the North Pole.

Rear suspension level 1 will be 'standard' suspension, so torsion bar on the Mk4.  Level 2 is multilink.

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That's disappointing as when I ordered my car Ford's own website said stline had multilink

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54 minutes ago, Guy Heaton said:

That's disappointing as when I ordered my car Ford's own website said stline had multilink

@Guy Heaton, The specifications for your car probably still say it should have Multi-link. I have queried this for my Titanium and so far I have not had an answer. I believe earlier Titanium  builds with 1.5 petrol engines did have Multi-link rear suspension, but I'm not sure about STLine ones.

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4 hours ago, Guy Heaton said:

Got my datacard from etis.  Is there any where that explains what the entries on the datacard mean? 

Some are obvious:

With Painted Brake Calipers

But what do things like this mean:

·          Cold Start -25 Deg C

Rear Suspension - Level 1

 

Do Ford have a site anywhere that explains it?

How do you see the data card. I cant see it on etis .

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