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  1. unofix

    Any one any ideas?

    Did your Mother never warn you that you would go blind if you kept doing things ........... 🀣
    7 points
  2. Turvey

    Things I do like

    I do like our 18 year old son starting his first job this week, night shift shelf filling at Tesco. I also like the fact that already he's coming home with freebies! πŸ˜‹
    6 points
  3. Hopefully the feature you have is Collision Avoidance. I cant see Collision Assist being a very popular feature. πŸ™‚
    6 points
  4. Luke4efc

    Satnav issue?

    Just Google mk2.5 Focus and then mk3 focus. They look nothing alike other than the Ford badge and wing mirrors, so you'd have to be Stevie Wonder if you can't tell the difference.
    5 points
  5. zain611

    Things I do like

    I managed to get a second hand door for the car plus colour coded handles and mirror caps 😁. Gave them a good machine polish
    5 points
  6. Hello Stephen, are you sitting comfortably ? then we'll begin. The first big problem for all homes is the incomming supply. Most (but not all) houses built after 1995 tend to have an 80Amp sevice fuse. So when adding electrical equipment to a house the exsisting load has to be taken in to account. If you have an electric Hob (32A), electric oven (25A), electric shower (40A), House ring mains (30A), light circuits (5A x 2) you can see the load is already way over the top of the 80A supply. Fortunately there is a thing called the diversity factor which is a calculated number, that basicly says not everything is going to be switched on and in use at the same time. So now to electric vehicles. Most would like a supply of between 30A and 40A to be able to fast charge (Not rapid charge). The problem is now when you have 3 or 4 cars all wanting charged from the same supply at the same time the incomming supply could not cope with the demand and also continue to supply the house. At the moment the only company who are trying to address this problem is Tessla. They have smart sockets that talk to to each other and to the vehicles. With the Tesla smart socket there is a current monitor fitted and also wifi. When a house has 4 charging sockets fitted and all of them are in use the system does a check. First all vehicles talk to the sockets and report the present state of charge. Next the sockets relay information between each other and back to the other vehicles. The system knows that the maximum current it can supply in total is say 40A. So the Tesla vehicle that needs the most charge will get for example 50% of the available supply. The other 3 vehicles will each get a percentage of whats left depending on the state of charge. As each vehicles battery becomes more charged the vehicles will relay this infromation to the charge socket which will work out the best charging patten for all vehicles. Hope that wasn't too long. Feel free to ask any questions and I'll do my best to answer..
    5 points
  7. JW1982

    Tyre pressure system

    Original rubber Ford TPMS valves can be identified by the ridge just below the valve cap. Rubber non TPMS valves do not this ridge.
    5 points
  8. Update! Local peoples have confirmed the that the car needs a new turbo and are replacing it free of charge under warranty πŸ™‚
    5 points
  9. Guy Heaton

    Things I Don't Like

    Actually I do have one rule with art. It needs to look like I couldn't have done it. Which tends to rule out 99% of modern art.
    4 points
  10. StephenFord

    Things I Don't Like

    Actually Tom... 🀣
    4 points
  11. So we went round Edinburgh's Real Mary Kings Close yesterday and they talked about how during the bubonic plague years things they did to fight what they thought was the cause of the illness inadvertently protected them from the real cause. And also, because of covid, we had to stand in certain places in groups of up to four. This actually meant we all got to see everything rather than being massed in one big huddle all getting in each others way. There have been some positives from this pandemic. Accelerating the move away from presenteeism towards hybrid working is fantastic.
    4 points
  12. I miss my old Krooklok, saved my works laptop back in the late 1990's. It was a hot day and I was in my Toyota MR2 T-Bar with the roof off. Stupidly I had my laptop in the passenger footwell. I was sitting at a set of traffic lights when a guy on a bicycle came up my inside and leant in and tried to steal the laptop. Managed to whack him in the teeth with my Krooklok, very satisfying, hope the little winker lost some teeth.
    4 points
  13. unofix

    Engine malfunction

    I didn't know that Wales had gone metric, but then again I can't say the place names either 🀣
    4 points
  14. Again, the media (particularly the BBC), are not giving death statistics the proper context. 131 people died of Covid in the whole UK last week In England & Wales alone, the same week saw 8808 registered deaths in total. (Figures taken from the government Office of National Statistics) We have got to get Covid into perspective considering what it is doing to the country's economy - a poor country has not got the ability to improve public health...
    4 points
  15. Well I, for one, will be wearing a full hazmat suit on Monday. After almost a year of not being breathed on I don't want to start again now!
    4 points
  16. I just got it back from the dealership, third time lucky. They replaced the APIM, old part number started with 3U5T.. and the new one starts with 5U5T.. The GPS is working again and the device is much faster than before.
    4 points
  17. Complete waste of time and can do more harm than good. Ford spends millions for engineers to design their cars, and most things are there for a reason. After all, why on earth wouldn't they save money on some intake hose if it didn't serve a purpose? If you serviced your car properly then the air filter box wouldn't get full of dirt and debris. I've actually seen air filters that have been installed for 50,000 miles and still looked reasonably clean, so they don't go that bad anyway. The Ford service schedule is to inspect every service, and replace regardless at 38,000 miles or 3 years. Unless you live in the desert, your intake shouldn't be getting that dirty to warrant replacing more frequently. The problem with your setup is you're now drawing in hot air into the engine, which means it doesn't mix with the fuel and ignite as well as hot air (basic physics). Less bang = less engine power. TLDR: Stop trying to be clever and refit the intake pipe.
    4 points
  18. Look what I got back today! Lighter hinge is now just perfect, and to compensate for me having to post it back so soon after initial repair, got some nice complimentary bits sent with it! Also, I only sent the case back, and it's been returned to me with a brand new insert. Now, if only Zippo made cars!
    4 points
  19. DaveT70

    Auto hold function

    Auto hold is brill, come to a stop and take your foot off the brake. So relaxing. I don't think I could have another car without it TBH
    4 points
  20. Restoration job for my 29 year old big kid of a son! Doubtful he'll wreck it but you never know πŸ₯΅
    4 points
  21. unofix

    Auto hold function

    It's for young whippersnappers who don't know how to do a hill start using the handbrake πŸ™„
    4 points
  22. I know just what you mean, while eating my bar of Neslays white chocolate and flicking through a Porscha brochure I stopped to think what was Nissan (or as the americans call them Nyssan) thinking when the launched the Cashkye 🀣
    4 points
  23. Can't help thinking at the futility of whinging about the quality of the wheels on this forum. Of course, it'll get it off your chest, trouble shared and all that. But really, wouldn't you be better off achieving an actual outcome by digging in deep with the dealer, then escalating it to Ford head office, even firing off a 'cc' letter to BBC Watchdog? Everyone here can actually 'do' nothing!
    4 points
  24. 4 points
  25. Coming from a PC support background, I know all to well about people wanting the "latest" and "greatest" of things! People's addiction to the new thing on the block, what we call 1st gen (generation), was always the fool's choice. They were the first to update or purchase and always the most vocal when it came time to moaning and bitching about their new toy! Update if... You have a problem that the update SPECIFICALLY fixes. A new feature that will GENUINELY help if offered. Have been advised by a manufacturer to apply to remedy an issue. Anything else is a risky and sometimes costly update. I've had plenty of people contact me over the years when firmware updates went south, and I go back as far when a firmware update involved replacing IC's and not just downloading a file! My thoughts on this site have been, what's people's fascination with running the latest F10 maps? These maps are probably out of date compared to other solutions mapping solutions, Google Maps, Waze, Apple Maps, Tom Tom etc. Just because Ford say F10 is the latest does not mean they are actually up-to-date at time of release. FORD use Here Technologies for their mapping software, anyone seen a here.com vehicle capturing data?? It's also not in FORD's best interest to support updates over Wi-Fi, they would rather you take your car to a dealer and have them apply the update. All that Wi-Fi bandwidth costs FORD lots and lots and this isn't their bread a butter at the end of the day, they don't even want to make cars any more!!!
    4 points
  26. So we are betting the safety of this country on the general public? The same feckers that willingly watch Love Island???
    4 points
  27. Indeed, me complaining 39 years ago certainly taught Ford dealers a thing or two 🀣🀣🀣
    4 points
  28. Sorry to but in Dave, but I still have a brochure from 2019. DA Pack was TSR, Auto High Beam and Adaptive Cruise Control. The rear view camera was part of the Convenience Pack.
    4 points
  29. Watch this, I think it might explain your problem: https://www.facebook.com/wallaceandgromit/videos/wallace-gromit-a-grand-day-out-rocket-launch/10153930090073831/
    4 points
  30. TomsFocus

    Things I do like

    "Engerlund, Engerlund, Engerlund" ⚽
    4 points
  31. BigLen

    Things I do like

    Took Liam up the Wicklow mountains today; went to glendalough and sally gap co.wicklow but it was too foggy to see anything; He was delighted though; had him on a 70ft lead First time being up there far from all civilisation, Later went to bray head co.wicklow
    4 points
  32. iantt

    Things I do like

    well, i went past diddly squat , but didnt stop as it was heaving with people in queues everywhere. had a ride into the village of chadlington. butchers and grocery shop open but not a single person in there . carried on touring the cotswolds of burford, bourton on the water, stow then back home. quite a nice morning on the bike. the google map infers i went offroad in a straight line in places. 🀣🀣
    4 points
  33. No one steals fuel anymore. No one steals stock alloy wheels (the locking nuts just cause issues for genuine owners). No one steals radios anymore (missing radio codes just cause problems for genuine owners) Ford however (like other manufacturers) do seem to have concentrated on making it much easier for the criminal fraternity to steal the whole vehicle with it's high tech (!) 'keyless' entry 😁
    3 points
  34. The pingdemic is only a tiny part of the supply problems, the government relaxed driver hours due to supply issues well before the word pingdemic had been thought up. There has been a shortage of HGV drivers for a long time, poor wages, unsocial hours and pretty crap conditions have put many people off, this was alleviated to some extent by using drivers from poor EU counties like Poland and then Romania, but Brexit make if much more difficult for them to work here and of course some returned during lockdown to be home with family. The end of Covid will not stop the driver storage, the EU drivers won't come back, so these companies will have to raise wages to encourage new drivers, and I'm sure all those who said the Europeans stole our jobs will be banging on the door for a HGV job, they'll gladdy take Tesco Β£1000 starting bouns
    3 points
  35. TomsFocus

    Things I do like

    I do like @zain611 bringing me some luck this afternoon!
    3 points
  36. Like so many simple questions the answer is complex. It depends on the capacity of the supply to the building, typically 60Amp or 80Amp, if you are extremly lucky you might get 100A. Then there is the consumer unit - does it have spare capacity, does it have filters fitted - and does it meet the new UK 18th edition standards. I could answer your question in full but two full pages of A4 is heavy reading. Below are some links to YouTube videos that may be of intrest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5NsKgeAXXI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnmW6W9j80I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-HEKqeSrwk One point to note which is, that although they are refered to as EV battery chargers they are in fact nothing more than a heavy duty outdoor socket with a remote controlled switch. The EV battery charger is part of the actual vehicle being charged and nothing to do with the socket.
    3 points
  37. TomsFocus

    Engine malfunction

    I've used the BPme app to pay for the fuel for the last couple of years...as if I'm going to step inside a kiosk full of diseases!
    3 points
  38. Chainsawcharlie

    Things I do like

    Wouldn't touch Sky with a 20 foot barge pole. No I only use free view channels which I'm entitled to do for free, as is everyone else in UK. The zgemma box uses an os called open atv, which gives a similar experience as sky, or more like Humax, only unlike Humax this box works. In answer to your other question yes it is dual so I can record one channel whilst recording another. No sky in this household pleased to say.
    3 points
  39. Just had a run in with a workman who parked his car fully blocking the pavement of a main road. I hate this for a number of reasons, in particular because disabled people in wheelchairs can't get by, and in the case of elderly people this can cause them a great deal of panic. This is indeed what happened today. Took photo of car then 5 mins later workman ran towards me as I was walking away. Wanted to know why I photo'd is car. Told him why, and his pathetic answer was "I need to park here because I'm working and may need to get tools etc" My answer, Only 5 minutes ago I had to help an elderly disabled gentleman in a wheelchair who doesn't have the luxury to walk like you, because some selfish $@### was parked on the pavement I took the photo because I'm reporting you...now DEAL WITH IT!! When I look up his reg, I see his tax needed renewing 2 weeks ago πŸ™‚ called 101, gave up after 45 mins of hanging on. But temptation is running riot in my mind!! Is it me that gets really wound up with selfish idiots?? I get worse with age
    3 points
  40. As long as the 'one' key is the master one, (with the remote buttons on the fob), you'll be fine. I got mine a couple of years back and it had a blade key, and a fob key, I always intended to get a spare fob, but the cost is prohibitive, even Timpson quoting me over Β£200. Mine is considerably older at 2005, but the 1.6 engine is fine if you're not a boy racer, unfortunately, I am one at heart and it frustrates me every time I accelerate up a hill, and it goes no faster LOL It's very reliable if well looked after, mine has 110,000 on the clock, and is pretty rust free. The handling is one of these cars strong suits, I can corner round a roundabout keeping up with far younger & sportier cars! If you do get one, the support on this forum is second to none should you need any maintenance advice.
    3 points
  41. I understand the police certainly have - my local force seized over 200 in a 2 month period a while back. In this case it's a shame they don't have power to seize and crush the driver!πŸ˜€
    3 points
  42. theres a few anchors here without the "W"
    3 points
  43. Zico

    Things I Don't Like

    Go into Display Settings and check the Scale and Layout options, sometimes Windows might have chosen a different scaling setting than is either preferred or optimal. Also check the resolution. If it's a Full HD 1080p screen then check that it's set correctly. Also worth checking the refresh rate is at its highest level (under the Advanced settings on the Display settings page - set resolution first which will dictate the maximum refresh rate available for that resolution).
    3 points
  44. Tizer

    Electronic handbrake

    It will release automatically, but I always press the switch down anyway out of habit and switch it on via the switch when I'm going to be switching the engine off. It does apply itself sometimes when leaving the car if you do things in a certain order but if you read the handbook it says that it is an electronic handbrake that automatically releases, it does not say or imply that it magically knows that you want it to apply and switch it on. Best to turn the wheels into the kerb if on a steep hill. I have heard of people saying that they did apply it and it must have released itself but to be honest I don't believe them, they are likely to be the ones who think it always applies itself and didn't pull the switch up.
    3 points
  45. That’s not normal,we don’t normally scoreπŸ˜€
    3 points
  46. Those wheels are atrocious! I suggest you pack them up and ship them to me, I'm not as fussy, I'll PM you my address 🀣
    3 points
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